April 23, 2001 |
More rain fell along the Mississippi River as residents piled sandbags higher against the water. Even more rain was predicted, but it was not expected to fall heavily across a wide area, and some rain already was factored into flood crest predictions, a National Weather Service official said. The river crested Saturday in East Dubuque, Ill., at 25.4 feet, more than a foot below the record of 26.8 feet, but it was still rising downriver, where communities kept shoring up their defenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1991
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's office and Oceanside police are investigating the death of an 11-month-old boy who died early Sunday after he was found at his home with head injuries. The youth was identified as Miguel Murray, who resided in the 1400 block of Dubuque Street in Oceanside. On Saturday, a spokesman for the Medical Examiner's office said, authorities took the injured youth to Children's Hospital after he was discovered at home with injuries to his head.
August 29, 1996 |
Chelsea Clinton surprised many delegates with a fast-paced stroll across the crowded Democratic convention floor during the roll call of the states Wednesday night. The first daughter, 16, crisscrossed the hall with several giggling friends through a pathway instantly opened before them by security agents and convention aides. "She's a cutie," said Paul Kraus, a 17-year-old from Dubuque, Iowa. "It's probably hard for her, being the daughter of the president.
August 6, 1988
Would someone please tell me how much longer we loyal Dodger radio and television fans have to put up with Ross Porter? The contrast between Don Drysdale and him is tremendous. Don enjoys the game and makes the listener enjoy it also. Porter's endless string of trivial statistics is ridiculous. When you have to turn down the television and listen to the radio in order to avoid him, something should be done. Could we all chip in some money and buy out his contract and ship him off to Dubuque or some other exciting place?
October 6, 1996
Five restored paddle boats are to converge Oct. 10-13 in Davenport, Iowa, in the "Big River Rendezvous," part of Iowa's 15Oth anniversary celebration. The boats are the Delta Queen, Twilight, Spirit of Dubuque, Queen of Hearts and Harriet Bishop. Most will be open for tours from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day. There is also a wide range of cruises available with food, music, and tales from the steamboat era. Prices range from $15.95 to $39.95, plus tax and handling charges.
October 28, 1988 |
Misled by a sailor aboard the U.S. warship Dubuque into believing that a rescue ship was on its way to their disabled junk, a boatload of Vietnamese refugees squandered most of their remaining food and then turned to cannibalism when the rescuers did not arrive, according to the Dubuque's commanding officer. The statements are in documents obtained by The Times that include Navy charges in a judicial action pending against the ship's commander, Capt. Alexander G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1988 |
Misled by a sailor aboard the U. S. warship Dubuque into believing that a rescue ship was on its way to their disabled junk, a boatload of Vietnamese refugees squandered most of their remaining food, then turned to cannibalism when the rescuers did not arrive, according to the Dubuque's commanding officer. The statements are in documents, obtained by The Times, that include Navy charges in a judicial action pending against the ship's commander, Capt. Alexander G.
April 30, 1989 |
"Field of Dreams," that Kevin Costner baseball flick set in Iowa farm country, is reaping a harvest of hospitality in the Hawkeye State. Carl Hoffman, an exec with the Excellence Theaters Chain, tells us the movie has lured near-sellout crowds since opening exclusively in Iowa at Des Moines' Capri Theater April 21. A total of 3,109 tickets were sold during the three-day opening weekend at the 522-seat theater. "The theater was even almost filled to capacity last Sunday," said Hoffman from Iowa's capitol and largest city (pop.
February 14, 1989 |
A Vietnamese-American sailor testified Monday that he was angered by Capt. Alexander G. Balian's decision not to rescue Vietnamese refugees adrift in a junk in the South China Sea last June, and he contradicted several elements of Balian's defense. However, on one key point, his testimony appeared to bolster the captain's position.
December 10, 1988 |
The former captain of the U.S. warship Dubuque, accused of abandoning a large group of Vietnamese refugees on a disabled junk in the South China Sea, will be court-martialed, Navy officials in the Philippines announced Friday. Capt. Alexander G. Balian, 48, the former skipper of the amphibious landing ship, was relieved of his duties in August after details of the June 9 encounter emerged from statements made by some of the 52 Vietnamese survivors of the 37-day ordeal aboard the junk.