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July 25, 2003 |
Dave Galarneau, 75, who coached football, basketball and baseball for 35 years at Southland parochial schools, died Wednesday at a North Hollywood retirement home of complications from a stroke. Galarneau retired in 1995 after coaching at Salesian in Los Angeles. He also had served as athletic director at Providence in Burbank and coached at Notre Dame in Sherman Oaks, Chaminade in West Hills, Bell-Jeff in Burbank and St. Genevieve in Panorama City.
November 29, 1992
"Dodge City" graphically illustrates the decline of Los Angeles. People are afraid. They are afraid to use buses. Cabbies fear to drive into many parts of town. Yet liberal organizations such as the ACLU continue to attack and demoralize the police, the sheriff and the district attorney. This criminal cancer is spreading into other parts of Southern California as well. Recent vicious killings in San Diego County have been attributed to gangs from Los Angeles. Los Angeles, the "multicultural nirvana," has become a multicultural nightmare.
November 21, 1993 |
Floodwaters pushed down the White River Friday in southwestern Indiana, forcing people from their homes and sparking frantic sandbagging efforts. The river was running 9 to 12 feet above flood stage in some areas. Residents of Dodge City and Smithville were urged to evacuate. "We're told the river will reach 26 feet by Monday morning," Petersburg Mayor Randy Harris said. "That's about a half foot higher than in May, 1990, when we lost our water supply."
March 4, 1987 |
The National Weather Service today suspended warning tests by its local offices until officials can correct a computer problem that has resulted in several false warnings. The action came hours after a false tornado warning was issued in Dodge City, Kan., and only a few days after similar problems on Long Island, New York, and in Washington, Chicago and Brownsville, Tex.
December 5, 2005 |
Kansas State has hired Virginia offensive coordinator Ron Prince to replace Bill Snyder as head coach, Athletic Director Tim Weiser said Sunday. Weiser said the school would formally announce the hiring today. The 36-year-old Prince, raised about 20 miles from Manhattan, Kan., in Junction City, will become only the fourth black head football coach in Division I-A, joining UCLA's Karl Dorrell, Washington's Tyrone Willingham and Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom.
May 14, 2005 |
The wild West Side of Manhattan became Dodge City for a pair of horses turned loose in traffic when a truck collided with a 120-year-old stagecoach. The hit-and-run collision occurred as the Wells Fargo stagecoach headed to a promotional appearance in Union Square. The collision sent the coach's driver flying and flipped the coach on its side. Princess and Hero, the horses pulling the coach, escaped without injury, but continued on through traffic, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2006 |
George Walsh, who became known as the voice of "Gunsmoke" after he introduced the western series on CBS radio for nearly a decade then followed the show to television as its announcer, has died. He was 88. Walsh, an announcer and a newscaster at KNX-AM (1070) from 1952 to 1986, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 5 at Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, said his daughter, Fran.
December 10, 2006 |
Sun Ming Ming's hands are enormous. He catches a basketball with one hand, as a baseball player might with a mitt. They are hands with the touch of a shooting guard, able to sink one 20-foot jumper after another. Sun is no guard -- at nearly 7-foot-9, he would be the tallest player in NBA history. But the pituitary tumor that led to his extraordinary size is threatening his life and keeping him away from a pro basketball career.
August 17, 1989 |
Actress Amanda Blake, the earthy Miss Kitty who ran the Longbranch Saloon on the long-running television series "Gunsmoke," died of oral and throat cancer in Sacramento's Mercy Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said late Wednesday. Blake, 58, underwent surgery for oral cancer in 1977 and afterward made appearances throughout the country on behalf of the American Cancer Society. She was once a two-pack-a-day smoker.
May 21, 1989 |
In the '60s, Laguna Beach, with about 13,000 residents, was inundated by as many as 3,000 flower children. For many residents, it was an acrimonious time. For others, it was a magical mystery tour through a new age. Beth Leeds, above, of Laguna Canyon attended the Happening:"It evolved so fast we just went along with the flow." On a chill but clear Christmas morning 19 years ago, the scent of incense and marijuana filled the air over a lush, tree-covered Laguna Canyon landscape.