January 19, 1992
The Stone-"JFK" bashing appearing in The Times is becoming excessive. The latest attack comes from Mathews. After acknowledging that "JFK" has some merits, he can't restrain himself from attacking it, saying, in effect, "Do not trust this movie." Mathews fails to recall that the movie--in at least two places--clearly asks the audience to do just that! Garrison, addressing his staff, says: "Let's speculate." Mr. X, meeting with Garrison, admonishes: "Find your own facts; make your own decision."
June 23, 1989 |
A court found K mart partially responsible for injuries suffered by a customer who shot himself in the toe while examining a rifle he wanted to buy for his 6-year-old son as a first-grade graduation gift. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Edward Garrison ruled that K mart was negligent in the June, 1987, accident because a clerk handed Richard Rubin, 29, the gun without checking to see that it was loaded. The judge awarded Rubin $10,419 on Thursday. He had sued for $200,000. The jury originally awarded Rubin $16,000, but Garrison found he was 35% negligent, reducing the corporation's liability to 65%.
June 25, 1989 |
A court found K mart partially responsible for injuries suffered by a customer who shot himself in the toe while examining a rifle he wanted to buy for his 6-year-old son. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Edward Garrison ruled last week that K mart was negligent in the June, 1987, accident because a clerk handed Richard Rubin the gun without checking to see if it was loaded. The judge awarded Rubin $10,419.
February 13, 1992 |
The paid defenders of Mike Tyson had argued from the start that their client was not a very nice man. They said he was lewd, uncouth and untamed. He had a reputation with women, which was well known. So the young woman who was accusing this man of raping her, if indeed she was as smart as she claimed, should have known better, the defenders said. She should not have agreed to a "date." Unless, of course, she had a reputation herself. Insert here a knowing wink.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2013 |
At Olympic High, Santa Monica's alternative school for students who have struggled in traditional programs, inappropriate behavior is not uncommon. But what a veteran English teacher saw on the computer screen of a student named John Zawahri stopped him cold. The solitary teen who regularly ditched class was surfing the Internet for assault weapons, the teacher recalled Monday. Alarmed, he sent Zawahri to the principal's office. Within days, the police were involved and Zawahri was admitted to UCLA's psychiatric ward.
June 10, 2013 |
Battery maker Exide Technologies filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing the forced suspension of operations at its Vernon lead-recycling plant and other economic factors. Exide, one of the world's largest makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, said in court papers that since the plant's April 24 closure by state regulators, the Georgia company has had to tap other sources of lead, driving up costs and cutting earnings. "As a result of the Vernon shutdown and the company's poor financial performance in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013, it became apparent that a successful out-of-court restructuring was unlikely," Chief Financial Officer Phillip Damaska wrote in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.