December 22, 2007 |
DALLAS -- Tim Thomas and Mike Dunleavy agree. Both say that Thomas, who has been limited by a sprained right ankle in recent games, should attack the rim more often. "I've been doing that of late, just knowing that my shot hasn't really been going," Thomas said. "I've been limited as far as moving and planting on my ankle, but that's one of the things I'm trying to work on now."
June 21, 2006 |
AS memorable adolescent experiences go, viewing one of the California Highway Patrol's "Red Asphalt" films ranks right up there with your first kiss or having your parents come home early to find a kegger in full swing. For generations, the lights have dimmed, the screen has flickered, and like young Alex in Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange," the state's youngest drivers have been compelled to watch this strange and enduring rite of passage.
May 17, 2006 |
When it comes to auto safety, the most basic and seemingly simple issues are sometimes the least understood. The auto industry invests billions of dollars each year in technology to make cars safer. Laws are passed by legislators every year with the intent to make roads safer. And experts debate endlessly about whether teens or older people should be denied some or all driving privileges. But all this ignores some rudimentary matters, such as which foot you brake with.
July 31, 2005 |
Three years licensed but with little actual driving experience, 19-year-old Scott Owens is itching to slide behind the wheel of the 2005 Chevrolet Impala, the test car for this session of a unique driving program. As he waits his turn, he's just like any other teenage boy promised the keys to Dad's car -- fidgety, with a broad smile across his face.
December 2, 2004 |
Like most of her classmates at Laguna Hills High School, Kayte Greenfelder took driver's education at 16. She sat through the grainy old death-on-the-asphalt movies, memorized the handouts on rights-of-way and traffic signals, even went to the Department of Motor Vehicles and got a learner's permit. Somehow, though, she never got around to actually getting her license.
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September 6, 2004 |
The last thing the Bammers wanted was litigation. They believed in forgiveness, they said, and had faith that it was God's job, not the courts', to balance the scales. But when the parents of the drunk driver who killed their daughter failed to express remorse, they got an attorney and sued. "We prayed a lot about it," Nancy Bammer said of the family's decision to sue the parents of one of their daughter's friends. "It really wasn't for economics; there was a need to get the word out."