August 3, 2010 |
David Thompson's mom, Kay, knew something was wrong when he unexpectedly suffered four fractures in a year. Doctors soon had the reason: her son had common variable immune deficiency, a disease that makes it harder to fight off and recover from illness. A baseball player for as long as he could remember, Thompson was faced with losing the game he loved. Then 14, he was forced to give up hitting (several of his broken bones came with the simple swing of the bat) and to wear a back brace when he pitched.
April 16, 2004
Re "Her Cruelest Shock Came Last," April 15: The family members of Norma Bustamante are too quick to criticize the California Highway Patrol and other authorities who protect all of us every day. We all should know that excessive speed (perhaps 83 mph) causes injuries and death. We know that not wearing seat belts greatly increases the likelihood of injuries and death. In spite of the sad loss of a mother and the jeopardy and likely emotional injuries to her child, 5-year-old Ruby, we need to openly address the causes of the accident -- the willful breaking of our traffic laws -- rather than blame the traffic cops, who did not cause the accident.
March 24, 2000
Most individual points in NBA games: 1990s David Robinson, 71 vs. Clippers 1980s Michael Jordan, 61 vs. Detroit and Atlanta 1970s David Thompson, 73 vs. Detroit 1960s Wilt Chamberlain, 100 vs. New York 1950s Elgin Baylor, 59 vs. Boston 1940s Joe Fulks, 63 vs. Indiana Source: World Features Syndicate
December 2, 1998
"Down here around Solvang, Cabernet Franc doesn't develop as much of an herbal aspect as it sometimes does in other places. We get more rich berry flavors. I think the 1996 Buttonwood Cabernet Franc is a great example of that. I really like the flavors and the extraction they got. You can tell the grapes got really nice and ripe and developed very well."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1995 |
Jack Nisbet doesn't want to belittle the legacy of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. But when the renowned American explorers were working their way up the Missouri River drainage in the early 1800s, they used points charted by David Thompson, a British-born trader who'd already been there, done that. "You go into a good bookstore in the U.S., and there's a whole shelf of Lewis and Clark, and they were out two years," Nisbet said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1992 |
Former City Manager David J. Thompson has lost a bid to argue in federal court that he was deprived of his civil rights in 1990 when the Manhattan Beach City Council reduced his pension by $60,000 a year. Thompson, 63, filed a federal lawsuit against the city in August in an attempt to win back his original pension of $139,000 a year. His suit also sought unspecified damages for defamation and breach of contract. But U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer dismissed the suit Nov.