April 20, 1987
Pakistani Pushtuns attacked a rival ethnic group in southern Pakistan, killing eight people and wounding 30, in an escalating feud over land. The Pushtu-speaking Pushtuns, blaming Urdu-speaking Mohajirs for the loss of their homes, set 60 Mohajir homes afire in Karachi. The attack followed the eviction of hundreds of Pushtun squatters from unfinished houses where they had lived since being forced from another community by a December army sweep for drugs and arms.
July 4, 2003 |
Germany declared its diplomatic dispute with Italy over, saying Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had expressed "regret" for likening German lawmaker Martin Schulz to a Nazi prison guard. Berlusconi concurred but said he regretted merely that his comments were misunderstood. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder had demanded an official apology, but neither Schroeder nor Berlusconi used the word "apology" in public.
June 8, 1988 |
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth stepped into the feud between Billy Martin and the umpires Tuesday, and within hours the New York Yankees manager issued an apology and the umpires' association said he would be permitted to go on the playing field to question calls. Speaking at a mid-afternoon news conference to announce that he would not accept a second term as commissioner, Ueberroth told the parties to "stop it and stop it now."
May 26, 1990 |
The feud between Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and Steve Lucero of Riverside erupted Friday when Lucero crashed into Schwartz on the second lap of the scratch main event at the speedway motorcycle racing program at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Schwartz, the defending U.S. champion, was leading the race when Lucero rammed into the rear of Schwartz's bike and knocked him off it. It was the third time in five weeks the riders have had problems on the track.
February 1, 2007 |
A group of 11 Pakistani men has been accused of raping a teenage girl and forcing her to walk half-naked through her village because her cousin eloped with a woman from the men's family, police said. Police said the 16-year-old girl's father filed a complaint Saturday in the town of Ubaro, 330 miles northeast of Karachi. She is being treated in a hospital. Police official Mushtaq Khoso said officers had arrested four men and were awaiting a medical report.
February 15, 1998 |
A planned $525-million waterside stadium and mall complex, sold to voters last summer as a job- and revenue-generating bonanza, is in trouble. And city officials are blaming a family feud between owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team. Things began going wrong for the project last December, when Edward "Eddie" DeBartolo Jr., chairman of the 49ers, learned that he was the target of a federal investigation into the award of gaming licenses in Louisiana.
May 10, 2001 |
Fourteen taxi drivers are fighting to share in a $90-million lottery ticket, contending they were part of a pool that bought the ticket. The cabbies' attorney concedes they didn't contribute to the pool for last week's drawing, but they have regularly paid into the kitty since the lottery pool was formed last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1995
Talk about family feuds. Thomas D. Sutherland, 25, apparently wanted to end his by plowing down his brother's Long Beach house with a stolen bulldozer, police said Monday. Sutherland had smashed a station wagon in the driveway of his 37-year-old brother's home and torn up 56 feet of city sidewalk by the time police arrived Sunday evening, Long Beach Police Cpl. Josef Levy said. Police were still trying to figure out why Sutherland was so angry at his brother, whose name was not released.
December 11, 1998 |
New York Met Manager Bobby Valentine admits he made a "bad guess" when he speculated Todd Hundley blamed him for being replaced by Mike Piazza on "an Italian thing." Hundley, dealt to the Dodgers last week, has said Valentine had it in for him. "Todd does a lot of that stuff," Valentine told the Madison Square Garden Network in an interview broadcast Thursday. "It's an Italian thing. He thinks that I would do something because he's not Italian or because I am Italian. I think that's ridiculous."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1999 |
It wasn't the fake pot plant in her courtroom. Or the cigarette-smoking in her chambers. Or even the aborted courtroom wedding for infamous parent killer Lyle Menendez. What really got Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Nancy Brown in trouble was kicking the bureaucrat out of her courtroom. For four years.