October 10, 2012 |
BENGHAZI, Libya - Face down on a roof inside the besieged American diplomatic compound, gunfire and flames crackling around them, the two young Libyan guards watched as several bearded men crept toward the ambassador's residence with semiautomatic weapons and grenades strapped to their chests. "We are finished," one of the guards says he remembers thinking. Both are veterans of the ragtag revolutionary forces that toppled Moammar Kadafi. Over the last year, while assigned by their militia to help protect the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the pair had been drilled by American security personnel in using their weapons, securing entrances, climbing walls and waging hand-to-hand combat.
March 5, 2010 |
Readers' questions for our Lakers beat reporter Broderick Turner. Question: I've really enjoyed watching Jordan Farmar's progress this year. In my opinion, he is developing at a level that will make him a good choice to become the starter at point guard next year. His turnovers are declining, and he is the only Lakers guard to consistently drive to the basket and attack the rim. My opinion notwithstanding, we all know that both Jordan and Derek Fisher are not under contract for next year, and are eligible to become free agents.
June 23, 2011 |
A week before NBA owners are expected to lock out players in a labor dispute, there was a tranquil setting Thursday night at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo as the NBA draft took place. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he wasn't going to blow up the team despite suggestions by a "prominent member of the media [Magic Johnson]" that he should. And Kupchak said his guess is that guard Shannon Brown will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The Lakers used their first two second-round draft picks in Thursday night's NBA draft to select guards, taking Michigan's 6-foot-4 point guard Darius Morris with the 41st pick and College of Charleston's 6-2 combination guard Andrew Goudelock with the 46th pick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1988
Concerning the guards the Republicans put in polling places in Orange County: I thought this was the United States--not Haiti. The Republican theme is a "kinder, gentler nation." I think the President-elect should be apprised of this, and he should launch a full investigation. RICHARD VAUGHN San Clemente
March 15, 2004
The Times unfairly castigates prison guards in its March 10 editorial when it says, "No other California union's success for its members has been so disastrous to public safety ... the adult system has perhaps the nation's worst recidivism rate." Recidivism is mainly a function of length of sentence. It is partly a function of prison crowding. Sentences are getting longer in California, and the prisons are getting more crowded. We need to increase the scope of community programs to stop criminality before it starts.
May 26, 1994
I want to make you aware of a serious situation that will directly affect everyone who drives in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Last year, state legislators dropped the mandate that required cities and counties to fund school crossing guards. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plans to cut funding of the guards 50% this year and not fund the program at all next year. This means thousands of school children 5 to 12 years of age will be left unprotected.
February 8, 2013 |
Get ready for an invasion of private jets arriving from Lexington, Ky.; Durham, N.C.; Gainesville, Fla.; and elsewhere carrying college basketball coaches hoping to woo a growing group of talented guards from the high school class of 2015. The days when Southern California wasn't represented at the McDonald's All American Game will be a thing of the past thanks to an infusion of young talent from the Inland Empire to the San Fernando Valley. College recruiters already have their eyes on three sophomore guards who have established themselves as elite national prospects — Tyler Dorsey of Bellflower St. John Bosco, Marcus LoVett Jr. of Burbank Providence and Aaron Holiday of North Hollywood Campbell Hall.
May 24, 1987 |
Guards, normally the smallest men on the court, are standing tall in the 1987 NBA playoffs. From Dale Ellis in Seattle to Dennis Johnson in Boston the men of the backcourt are enjoying a more important post-season role. After the Houston Rockets reached the NBA finals last year with their 7-foot Twin Towers of Ralph Sampson and Akeem Olajuwon, it appeared the league would look skyward and place a greater emphasis on posting up with big men.
February 19, 2004 |
Six more jail guards were charged in Pittsburgh in a scheme in which prosecutors say female inmates were given cash, drugs and other contraband in exchange for sex. In all, 10 Allegheny County Jail guards have been charged with institutional sexual assault in the case, which involves at least 24 female inmates, Dist. Atty. Stephen Zappala Jr. said. Zappala said the arrests followed a two-year grand jury investigation.