CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010 |
Inside the Washington Beltway, Erroll G. Southers, the assistant chief of airport police in Los Angeles, is mired in controversy over whether he should head the federal agency that helps protect airline passengers from terrorist attacks. In the last week, a band of Republican congressmen has dogged his nomination with questions about a reprimand he received 22 years ago as an FBI agent and whether he is qualified to oversee the Transportation Security Administration, a massive department with 45,000 screeners at 450 airports nationwide.
March 13, 2006 |
The high school kids, so many of them, couldn't wait to get out of Spokane. They wanted to go to Seattle, with its music and caffeinated culture, leaving their outpost on the other side of the state in the rearview mirror. Adam Morrison made it OK not to leave. He stayed, and the former Gonzaga ball boy made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 21. "I've always loved Spokane," Morrison said. "I've always thought it was a good place to grow up.