July 25, 2005 |
Although FedEx Corp. was built on a cargo airline, its trucking business is now a big-time moneymaker and a tough competitor for its chief rival, United Parcel Service Inc. But the shipping giant's trucking division, FedEx Ground Package System Inc., is embroiled in a growing labor fight that could raise operating costs by millions and lead to an overhaul of its workforce.
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April 13, 2005 |
A Los Angeles judge Tuesday sentenced a man to life in prison for sexually assaulting four older women in Hancock Park and Hollywood in 2002. Gary David Johnson, 44, received three consecutive terms of 50 years to life for multiple sexual assault counts, plus 35 years and eight months for robbery and burglary. "It was a very appropriate sentence," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sam Dordulian said, that "allows us to make sure he never gets out and harms other women."
December 1, 1997 |
Like so many dreams that come and go here, this one began with the harvest under a brutal sky. It was a late afternoon in August, 103 degrees outside, and the boys from the McFarland High cross-country team had been at it since 5 in the morning. They had spent the day in long sleeves and bandannas working without words alongside their parents deep in the fields. They were spread across farms for miles around, but the toil did not vary. They stooped and crawled.
August 14, 2011 |
At the premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" last month, a clutch of impassioned animal activists gathered on Hollywood Boulevard. But they weren't there to throw red paint on fur-coat-wearing celebrities. Instead, one demonstrator — dressed in a full-body monkey suit — had arrived with a sign complimenting the filmmakers: "Thanks for not using real apes!" The creative team behind "Apes" used motion-capture technology to create digitalized primates, spending tens of millions of dollars on technology that records an actor's performance and later layers it with computer graphics to create a final image — in this case, one of a realistic-looking ape. "There are some performing animals that actually do have a more fulfilling life, but apes, you could probably say that's not the case," director Rupert Wyatt said.
March 7, 1993
Gary Johnson, a junior at Sierra Vista High School in the Baldwin Park Unified School District, has won a $1,000 scholarship from the McDonald's Operators' Assn. of Southern California. Johnson entered a writing contest in conjunction with Black History Month. His topic was "How I Plan to Make an Impact on Black History." Johnson is commissioner of boys' athletics at his school.
January 12, 2001 |
The seven convicts who escaped from a prison near Kenedy last month systematically overpowered guards and staff over 2 1/2 hours and eventually drove unchallenged out the rear exit in a prison vehicle, according to a new report. The convicts, who escaped Dec. 13, are charged in the Christmas Eve slaying of an Irving police officer and are still on the loose. Texas corrections official Gary Johnson said the inmates were able to take 11 employees and three prisoners hostage in a storage room.
May 9, 2000 |
A fire set by the National Park Service to clear underbrush at a national monument got out of control, burning 3,044 acres in Los Alamos, N.M. The blaze forced the closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the evacuation of 500 homes. A separate fire 200 miles southeast near Ruidoso burned 5,400 acres and led to the evacuation of at least 200 homes. Gov. Gary Johnson declared a state of emergency.