CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1999 |
Washing planes and detailing them is perhaps not what most teenagers do to earn money for Christmas. But 17-year-old Kevin Gustafson marches to the beat of his own drummer. For four years, the Los Alamitos High School senior has worked for his neighbor, Lynn Krogh, who happens to be a flight instructor. In return for doing all those odd jobs, Kevin gets flying lessons. During breaks from school, Kevin works at Krogh's charter company in Denver.
December 29, 2010 |
A standout season has done plenty to calm the controversy surrounding quarterback Michael Vick. But President Obama's praise of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving the convicted dogfighter a second chance has brought new energy to an old firestorm. "This is a nation of football lovers," said Lisa Lange, a spokeswoman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. She also said Obama was underestimating the negative reaction his comments would provoke. "It is also a nation of dog lovers.
November 6, 2005 |
Terrell Owens groused last week that the Philadelphia Eagles didn't make enough of a fuss about him. The Eagles responded Saturday by making Owens the center of attention, suspending him indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team." Team officials announced the suspension in a written statement and said the club had no further comment. The suspension means Owens will not be on the field tonight when the Eagles play at Washington in a pivotal NFC East game.
August 1, 1989 |
Representatives for rookie defensive end Burt Grossman, the Chargers' No. 1 draft pick, met with Steve Ortmayer for approximately five hours here Monday morning. Ho-hum. Sure, it's good for Grossman and good for the Chargers that the two parties have finally looked each other in the eye. On the Chargers' side was Ortmayer, the team's director of football operations. On Grossman's side was Cleveland agent Robert Jackson and adviser Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboy talent scout.
May 7, 2005 |
The Philadelphia Eagles released Freddie Mitchell on Friday, cutting ties with the wide receiver after four seasons in which he never lived up to his promise as a first-round draft choice. "We appreciate everything Freddie has contributed to the Eagles organization over the last four years," Coach Andy Reid said. "By releasing him now, it gives him the opportunity for a new start with another team in the NFL."
September 6, 2011 |
Compared to other NFL teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers are homebodies. They keep to themselves, don't venture outside their comfort zone, are resistant to change and suspicious of strangers. They also have a record six Lombardi Trophies. That's all the justification the Steelers need for rebuilding their team through the draft rather than plunging checkbook-first into free agency and signing a fistful of big-name players to one-year contracts. "The Rooney family has always believed in draft well, develop your own, keep your own," said Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert, whose biggest off-season signings were extending the contracts of linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons, and cornerback Ike Taylor.