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."
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.
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.
May 4, 1986 |
One day in 1976, Jack Vacek wrote a letter to his folks back in Omaha: "I'm making a movie in L.A. Sell the house and come on out. Love, Jack." Vacek, a former baseball star in Nebraska, had come to Los Angeles several years earlier to go to college in the sunshine. While at USC he audited a couple of film courses. These were not courses tracing the rise of the auteur or explaining how to operate hand-held cameras.
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.
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June 4, 2011 |
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said family spokeswoman Ginny Fazer. "Gunsmoke" debuted Sept. 10, 1955, on CBS and, with the start of "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" on ABC four days earlier, a new era in television horse operas was launched: the adult western.
May 25, 1996 |
Jay Allen, a book publicist who enhanced the careers of such writers as Jacqueline Susann, Gore Vidal and Joseph Wambaugh, has died. He was 79. Allen, sometimes called "book publishing's Johnny Appleseed of the West," died Wednesday night of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Allen really wrote the blueprint for book plugging and promotion in this [Los Angeles] market," radio host Michael Jackson wrote for The Times when Allen retired more than 15 years ago.
March 5, 1987 |
The National Weather Service ordered a halt to all test warnings on its national weather wire Wednesday until corrections can be made in new computer programs that have led to several false warnings. Two false warnings have been issued in the Chicago area and others occurred in Brownsville, Tex.; Long Island, N.Y.; Washington, and Dodge City, Kan., weather service spokesman Donald Witten said.