March 28, 2010 |
Clayton Kershaw couldn't throw his curveball for strikes in the first couple of innings Sunday, something that would have spelled trouble at an earlier stage of his career. But his fastball was working. So was his slider. And changeup. According to a chart kept by pitching coach Rick Honeycutt , Kershaw threw seven of eight changeups for strikes and recorded three outs with the pitch. Seven of his nine sliders were thrown for strikes. Relying on the two relatively new weapons in his arsenal, Kershaw was able to bide time until his curveball started dropping into strike zone.
February 14, 2010 |
If you're a prisoner of love, you and your Valentine may want to escape to a prison hotel and embrace your sentence -- at any time of year. Liberty Hotel, Boston A Champagne check-in, spectacular views of the Charles River and a concierge that lends handcuffs inspire surrender at the Liberty Hotel. As the Charles Street Jail from 1851 to 1990, the building grew infamous for its squalor. Now it's gaining fame for its sense of humor and beautiful preservation of historic jail catwalks and cells.
August 13, 2009 |
When Frank DiPascali Jr. walked into a federal courthouse Tuesday afternoon, he expected to be able to stroll right back out. Instead, DiPascali, a key witness in the Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme, was led away in handcuffs after a federal judge took the unusual step of rejecting the prosecution's recommendation that he remain free on $2.5 million in bail pending sentencing. On Wednesday, while DiPascali, 52, a former Madoff aide, sat in a Manhattan jail, legal experts questioned the effect the judge's decision would have on potential witnesses as the federal government continues its investigation of the billion-dollar Ponzi scheme and other high-profile cases arising from the financial crisis.
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July 29, 2009 |
An unruly airline passenger who was duct-taped to his seat by flight attendants during an international flight has been convicted of interfering with a flight crew. James Allen Cameron, 50, of Anaheim was convicted Monday for disruptive behavior during an April 23, 2008, United Airlines flight from Hong Kong to LAX. He was also charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly hitting an off-duty pilot during the flight, but the federal jury deadlocked on that count. Prosecutors said Cameron had been drinking and was so belligerent and verbally abusive that crew members, a passenger and an off-duty pilot restrained his hands with plastic handcuffs.
March 13, 2009 |
Even with Bernard L. Madoff heading to prison Thursday after confessing to an epic Ponzi scheme, the intrigue over his case deepened as embittered victims pressed the government to find out who may have helped him and where the money went. At a 75-minute court hearing, he pleaded guilty to 11 securities-related fraud counts and said he was "so deeply sorry and ashamed."
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June 6, 2008 |
Rare is the case that lands a defense attorney behind bars with his client. But that's what happened to lawyer Stephen Charles Hollingsworth this week. His alleged crime: tardiness. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John J. Cheroske was so frustrated with Hollingsworth arriving at court late -- or sometimes not at all -- that he threw him in jail as a way of ensuring that the attorney would show up for court on time.
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January 3, 2008 |
A Redwood City man died after his friends and sheriff's deputies tried to keep him from getting behind the wheel of his car. Santa Clara County authorities say the 29-year-old man stopped breathing Tuesday after deputies placed him in handcuffs. A Sheriff's Department spokesman said that when deputies responded to the scene just outside San Jose, they found several people trying to keep the man from driving his car home. The man stopped breathing after deputies placed him in handcuffs and questioned his friends.
June 24, 2007 |
"WHAT happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" was your mantra last night. Now your head is pounding, and you feel as though you dragged your tongue down the Strip. Worse, your best friend needs you to find a bail bondsman -- or he's going to stay in Vegas too. Tourists like your buddy keep criminal defense attorneys here in business. What you need is a good-time-gone-bad survival kit. First, piece together what happened last night.
June 23, 2006 |
If the Angels can't trade for an impact bat, it won't be for a lack of financial resources. Asked Thursday if he'd be willing to add $10 million or more to his $103-million payroll for a slugger such as Alfonso Soriano, even if the Washington Nationals asked for only prospects or inexpensive young players in return, Angels owner Arte Moreno said, "In a second."