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February 19, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK -- East Coast residents sick of a long, snowy winter reveled in warmer temperatures that reached 45 degrees in some areas -- until they realized the sky was falling. Well, not the sky, precisely, but it may have seemed that way: Chunks of ice that had accumulated during weeks of freezing temperatures melted, thawed, and then crashed to the ground. Streets around One World Trade Center were closed Wednesday because of falling ice from the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and New York's Department of Buildings reminded property owners to remove snow from roofs, overhangs and awnings.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1987 | MARK LANDSBAUM and BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writers
Rancho Santiago College officials expressed anger and concern Friday that audiotape recordings of a classroom lecture by police administration instructor George Wright ended up in Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates' investigative files. Jim Harris, vice president of the college's Academic Senate, the faculty's representative body at the Santa Ana community college, said the matter will be taken up at the Senate's meeting on Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2000
When Alaska Airlines Flight 261 plunged into the Pacific off Port Hueneme, the response was immediate and widespread. From the latest high-tech radar gear aboard Navy anti-submarine aircraft to humble nets and hooks aboard squid fishing boats, the resources of Ventura County's seafaring community were offered and put to work. The Boeing MD-83 dived from 17,000 feet, straight down, hitting the choppy seas of the Santa Barbara Channel with a splash that soared 200 feet.
SPORTS
June 20, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
Charles Barkley once wrote his autobiography and then complained that he was misquoted. Tennis star Mary Pierce might have gone one better. After writing her autobiography, instead of taking it on the traditional book tour, Pierce has appealed to a French judge to ban its publication. With a decision still pending, "Mary Pierce: My Life On Court, Off Court" quietly made its way into French bookstores this month.
SPORTS
June 24, 1986
Tom Herr, who went 5 for 5, singled home the winning run with the bases loaded in the 11th inning Monday night at St. Louis as the Cardinals rapped out 15 hits in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Herr, who had a double and four singles, drove in both of the Cardinals' runs as St. Louis won its fourth straight game, matching its season high. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, and the Cardinals tied it in the fifth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1986 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge Thursday postponed until July 15 the trial of Orange County Municipal Judge Bobby Youngblood's $10-million civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff Brad Gates. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Gadbois Jr., sitting in Los Angeles, also said he would consider motions filed by Gates' attorneys to dismiss the 3-year-old case, which alleges that Gates spied on and harassed Youngblood and two of his friends.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1990 | Leslie Berkman / Times staff writer
Wright Medical Inc., a fledgling company in San Clemente, is filling its first order for its most promising invention--a multifocal lens that can be implanted in the eye. The lens is supposed to eliminate the need for patients to wear glasses after cataract surgery. Gene Currie, the company's vice president of manufacturing, said the first shipment of 500 lenses is headed to a distributor in France. The interocular lens is not yet approved for sale in the United States.
SPORTS
October 18, 1986 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Mission Viejo High School ran and held, passed and clipped its way to a 40-0 South Coast League victory over Irvine Friday night at Irvine. The Diablos (1-0, 3-3) were penalized 11 times for 85 yards. The mind shudders to think of the possibilities had Mission Viejo avoided those mistakes. "It's been a problem for us all year, it's not just tonight," Mission Viejo Coach Bill Crowe said. "Holding and those other things. They drive you crazy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1987
Rancho Santiago College instructors and officials are outraged to learn that secret tape recordings of a classroom lecture by an instructor critical of Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates turned up in the sheriff's intelligence files. It's a justifiable reaction. The 1981 taping of a lecture by George Wright, who teaches police administration, poses the chilling possibility of police intrusion into the classroom where academic freedom and the open exchange of ideas should flourish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1986
I recently attended an Orange County Board of Supervisors' budget hearing where Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. James Enright, Sheriff Brad Gates and Supervisor Bruce Nestande expressed concern about the proliferation of drugs in the county and the crime and corruption that usually accompanies those drugs. Now we have President Reagan officially launching his war on drugs. It seems that politicians are finally realizing that merely going after the producers and distributors of something is not always, if ever, the most effective route.
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