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."
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.
October 18, 2012 |
There's been a lot of talk about where faith-based groups stand on the issues and the candidates in the presidential campaign, but not so much about the faithless. Now the Secular Coalition for America, an advocacy group for atheists, has issued a report card on the candidates that knocks both major party candidates for injecting religion into politics, but expresses a clear preference for President Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Romney gets a grade of F overall for stated positions that advocate a lowering of the wall between church and state and that suggest his Mormon faith plays a strong role in his political decision-making.
February 24, 1997 |
I don't want to start an endless exchange here, but I do want to clear up some unfounded fears in the response to Robin Swicord's "A Modest Proposal" (" 'A Modest Proposal' Touches a Nerve," Counterpunch Letters, Feb. 17). Gary Johnson's letter assumes the only alternative to pornography is censorship. Though the pornography industry has tried hard to convince us of this falsehood--as well as the idea that opposing pornography is opposing sex--it just isn't true.
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.