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April 6, 2001
A freak hailstorm Thursday dumped an inch of miniature ice balls along U.S. 101 at the Santa Barbara County line, setting off a string of car accidents during the morning commute. Twenty cars were damaged as startled motorists hit the brakes and skidded, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Doug Howell. Maragda Santillana, 19, a volleyball player from Barcelona, Spain, was injured and in fair condition at a local hospital. The hail was isolated to a quarter-mile patch of the freeway.
July 22, 1995
Hail baseball's newest promo, This Dodger pitcher Nomo. The media will rest, Fernando can attest When the fastball goes slo-mo. DONALD GREENHAM Woodland Hills As a Japanese citizen residing in Los Angeles, I would like to complain about Mr. Kent Brown's ridiculous Japanese interpretation for Hideo Nomo during the All-Star game. The national TV audience deserves a better translation. I hope whoever hired Mr. Brown isn't trying to sell auto parts in Japan. HIROKO NAKANO Sunland
September 1, 1993
I am appalled at what a hypocrite this nation is toward immigration. When it suits the economy, Americans hail immigrants everywhere for their willingness to work on the bottom of the labor ladder. Recently, e have been hearing a lot of complaints about immigrants entering the country. I feel this is due to the recession. I am sure I will be hearing about the positive points in having immigrants in the future when business picks up and there aren't any selfish Americans left who would want to labor on the bottom of this ladder.
December 21, 1990
I read with interest all that is in print on what is happening in the Persian Gulf. The article on the makeup of the armed forces was something I've been waiting for. You talk long and hard about how the "rich" get deferred and the "poor" defend them. The racial comparisons that you make when one human drama or another becomes highlighted in today's news always interests me. Two questions: Where was all the concern about this supposed inequity before there was a chance that someone might get shot at?
November 23, 1991
I hail Kenneth Turan's review of "Cape Fear" ("Scorsese's Way With a BadFella," Nov. 13) as a milestone in socially responsible journalism. The public has grown so numb that it turns to the intense sadism of "Cape Fear" to feel anything at all. A generation raised on "Rambo," "Terminator," "Alien" and scores of "horror" movies will not be content with yesterday's dose of evil. "More, more, more!" is the insatiable cry. The legacy of such unlimited free speech, unhampered by consideration of its consequences, is a consciousness where death has no significance, suffering has no meaning, love is nonexistent, hatred is glorified and life is not worth living.
June 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
After National Weather Service warnings of a potentially historic outbreak, tornadoes hopscotched across the Great Plains and Midwest. They caused some damage and spooked two circus elephants, which escaped their enclosure. At least four tornadoes touched down in Kansas. The weather service had warned that hail bigger than baseballs and "a few strong-to-violent long-lived tornadoes" could strike Kansas, prompting Wichita State University to cancel evening classes. The escaped elephants wandered around the town of WaKeeney, Trego County Sheriff Richard Schneider said.
At least 15 people were killed and three others were missing Saturday after a spring thunderstorm packing softball-size hail, lashing rain and 70-m.p.h. wind struck the Dallas-Ft. Worth area Friday night. At least 100 people were injured. Officials say five family members were killed when they were swept from their car after it stalled in a flooded Dallas creek Friday night. The father, Mike Frazier, was able to climb to safety and was rescued from a tree. "My family! My family! My kids!
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