CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2005 |
Two days short of Halloween, a 19-year-old Aliso Viejo man wearing a paintball mask and dark cape terrorized his neighborhood Saturday morning by gunning down a woman and her father in their home and taking aim at others before committing suicide, authorities said. "He looked like he could have been going out for Halloween ... like Darth Vader," Lt.
August 28, 2005 |
About 40 years ago, Ira Townsend paid a surprise visit to his daughter, Patsy, at boarding school. The World War II pilot asked her if she might like to learn to fly, and attached one condition: "Let's not tell Mom." Thus began a shared passion. Look above the gentle hills of central New Hampshire and you will see them many mornings at dawn, and again just before sunset. That's Patsy, 56, in the pilot's seat and Ira, 85, hanging out the open doorway, snapping pictures.
August 7, 2004 |
President Bush, whose father and grandfather preceded him in attending Yale University, said Friday that he opposed special treatment in college admission for children of alumni, just as he opposed special treatment for racial and ethnic minorities. In a question-and-answer session with minority journalists, Bush said he favored programs that increased diversity in the student body, but was against quotas for minority groups, as well as so-called legacy admissions.
March 21, 2004 |
The wind rustled the mosquito netting above my bed, and the sounds of the African night, a discordant symphony of high-pitched insect song mixed with the distant, plaintive bleating of goats, echoed around the room. "What have I gotten myself and my daughters into?" I scribbled in my journal as the inky African darkness enveloped my home for the evening, the 42-room Mountain Village Lodge in the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania.
March 14, 2004 |
It is just a few minutes past 6 a.m., and the shiny black waters of the Pacaya River mirror the bright sun and a few white clouds passing slowly across the sky. By noon the air will be stifling, the humidity inching toward 100%. Juan Tejada, a 37-year-old native of the Peruvian Amazon, sits in the front section of our open motorboat. His eyes scour the tops of trees along the river and penetrate deep into the dense rain forest.
October 13, 2001 |
Rene Auberjonois says he no longer feels so fatherly while watching his daughter, Tessa, follow in his distinguished footsteps. Instead, he feels like a professional colleague, free to analyze, critique and enjoy a fellow actor's performance without turning into "a nervous wreck." Auberjonois won a 1970 Tony Award for supporting actor opposite Katharine Hepburn in the musical "Coco." He's most widely recognized for playing Clayton Endicott III on "Benson" and Odo on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000 |
A 10-year-old girl was killed Saturday in Newport Beach when the convertible roadster her father was driving struck a center divider and flipped over, authorities said. Yvette Riley of Corona del Mar was pronounced dead about 2:50 p.m. at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, said Joseph Luckey, Orange County's supervising deputy coroner. Her injured father, David Riley, 41, was taken to the same hospital. The two were driving together around 2 p.m.
June 20, 1999 |
The shirts were everywhere, on the floor, the bed, the bureau. At first glance, the scene reminded me of that wonderful moment in "The Great Gatsby," when the hero splays his beautiful, tailored shirts before his beloved, Daisy Buchanan, to dazzle her. But my father's shirts were not laid out to dazzle. Nor were they of the same expensive, delicate stuff as Jay Gatsby's.
March 24, 1999 |
In "Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter's Questions About God" (Pocket Books, 1998), the father is Michael Novak, a former U.S. ambassador and a writer on religion and public policy. The daughter is Jana Novak, who writes for a Washington politician. That gives us some idea of the level of conversation. Novak the younger is a voice for doubters and critics, Novak the elder is the scholarly defender of traditional Christianity.