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April 16, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday they are asking prosecutors to file charges against a motorist who was reaching for a cellular phone under his seat when he fatally struck a jogger. The CHP forwarded the case to the Orange County district attorney's office, requesting that misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges be filed against the driver, Brian Scott Lankford, 38, of Brea, said CHP Officer Ken Yoon. Lankford was driving his van to work about 9 a.m.
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April 16, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
California Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday they are asking prosecutors to file charges against a motorist who was reaching for a cellular phone under his seat when he fatally struck a jogger. The CHP forwarded the case to the Orange County district attorney's office, requesting that misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges be filed against the driver, Brian Scott Lankford, 38, of Brea, said CHP Officer Ken Yoon. Lankford was driving his van to work about 9 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A Brea man who was reaching for a cell phone when his van struck and fatally injured a 71-year-old jogger pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular manslaughter in Orange County Superior Court. He was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation, officials said. Brian Scott Lankford, 38, will serve the jail term concurrently with a previously imposed 16-month prison term for violating probation on an earlier conviction.
SPORTS
August 5, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because he knew his weakness, Ian Gilbert was able to win the 400-meter individual medley Sunday in the National Junior Olympics West at his home pool, the Mission Viejo International Swimming Complex. In the opening butterfly leg of the 400, Gilbert, of the host Nadadores, was in third place and within striking distance of the leader. But after the next sequence, the backstroke, Gilbert faded to seventh place 3.8 seconds behind leader Eric Burton of De Anza Cupertino Aquatics.
SPORTS
July 12, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2003 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
A Brea jogger was killed when he was hit by a van a mile from his home after the driver took his eyes off the road to retrieve a cell phone he had dropped, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday. Relatives of Eric Burton, 71, a retired pharmacist and avid jogger who was killed Saturday morning in an unincorporated area near Brea, called for legislation restricting the use of cell phones while driving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To hear the folks at Point Mugu Naval Air Station tell it, Amgen is going down. The Navy employees are gearing up for this year's 11th annual Corporate Games, an Olympics-style series of athletic--and not-so-athletic--events designed to foster camaraderie among Ventura County's business community. Amgen, the county's largest private employer, has won the event four years running. The naval air station, the county's second-largest employer, has yet to torpedo Amgen, but a team can hope.
SPORTS
August 19, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE
We now take you live to Tiger Woods' gallery alongside the fifth green at Valhalla Golf Club. Listen, won't you, to the sounds of greatness, the sounds of history, the sounds of a champion. . . . "What's happening?" "Shhhhh." "I can't see." "I can't move." "What smells?" "Shhhhh." "Who's putting?" "Either Tiger or another guy." "What are they putting for?" "Either three or four." (Loud cheer.) "What happened?" "Somebody either made it or missed it." "For what? "For either birdie or par."
BUSINESS
March 16, 2007 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
Time Warner Cable Inc. forced out its chief cable guy in Southern California on Wednesday, but you may not want to throw that help number away just yet. Roger Keating, head of Time Warner's regional office since 2003, was done in by an avalanche of complaints about Internet and e-mail outages, TV channel lineup changes and pressure to sign up for digital service. Customers were most annoyed by maddeningly long -- and sometimes futile -- waits to reach a human by phone.
NEWS
July 1, 1989 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
This languid tropical island with its miles of powder-white beaches and rare wildlife is verging on devastation from, among other things, the wholesale removal of its fine-grained sand, which is being shipped away by the barge-load for construction projects elsewhere in the Caribbean.
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