November 1, 1992 |
Two months after Hurricane Andrew twisted this city and much of the surrounding area into the ruins of what is called the worst natural disaster ever to strike the United States, the patient is on the mend. Electrical power has been almost completely restored, about 30% of businesses are open and, with the tents and field kitchens gone, the park across from City Hall could soon see a baseball game again.
January 5, 2005 |
The search for Kali Breisch is over. Her father, Stu, found a photograph of the 15-year-old Salt Lake City teenager in a grim catalog of the dead in Thailand, ending the anguished quest to learn his daughter's fate. Kali was among the hundreds of foreign tourists and Thais swallowed by a wave that crashed through resorts along the gently sloping sands of Khao Lak beach the day after Christmas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1992
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a relaxation of eligibility rules to give more food stamp aid to Los Angeles riot victims. The move came three days after the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and two other public interest attorney groups filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court, claiming the federal government was illegally denying the assistance.
March 4, 2007 |
President Bush handed out hugs to people in Alabama and Georgia who survived killer tornadoes, and he mourned the 20, including eight high school students, who died. "Out of this rubble will emerge a better tomorrow," Bush said. He climbed over piles of concrete, insulation, broken glass and textbooks at the shattered high school in Enterprise, Ala. Be strong and set an example for the other 1,200 students, he told the student government president and three others.
September 3, 1992 |
While the federal government was taking heat over its handling of the Hurricane Andrew relief effort, Taco Bell was working in the kitchen. The Irvine-based unit of Pepsico Inc. rushed a self-contained mobile kitchen to southern Florida, along with several food carts. From them, the company is handing out free bean and beef burritos and soft drinks to hungry hurricane victims at Red Cross shelters.
May 1, 1991 |
A powerful typhoon battered densely populated Bangladesh for more than eight hours Tuesday, killing at least 1,000 people and leaving millions homeless. About 5,000 fishermen were reported missing. State-run television said at least 800 people were killed in the coastal districts of Cox's Bazar, Noakhali and Bhola when 20-foot waves whipped up by 145-m.p.h. winds swept ashore.
December 26, 2005 |
Black, menacing clouds and swirling winds. Rising floodwaters washing away cars and homes. Floating bodies, dead dogs, helicopters plucking survivors from rooftops. These are the memories of children who fled New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina, and they are the images the children drew when volunteers at Houston shelters gave them crayons and paper.
November 3, 1993 |
In a dramatic helicopter rescue by one of her former students, famed aviator Lauretta Foy, 80, was plucked from her swimming pool as raging fire burned her hilltop home high in the Santa Monica Mountains. "The pilot did a very good job in landing his helicopter between two houses and right near my mother's swimming pool," said Jim Foy of Hermosa Beach, the oldest son of a onetime Busby Berkeley dancer in films who flew cross-country during World War II with planes destined for U.S. Allies.
October 28, 1993 |
Like many other communities, Emerald Bay was beloved for its small-town feel, a place where children could roam free, doors remain unlocked and family values reigned. But in this pristine patch of Southern California coastline, children play on six private tennis courts, or splash around an exclusive cove where the sand is white and the ocean color matches the jewel for which the community was named. The nest of 500 homes is usually secure behind a locked gate.
September 21, 2005 |
The 92 acutely mentally ill patients on Charity Hospital's third floor normally may not even stand near the double-locked windows without supervision. But on the second day of flooding in downtown New Orleans, nurses escorted them out onto the fire escape, two at a time. "Some of them wanted to leave the hospital, and we had to show them the water below the balcony," nurse Yvonne Buggage said. "We had to make them feel they were safe with us."