November 21, 2012 |
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a former three-division champion, was shot and seriously injured in his native Puerto Rico on Tuesday, leaving the boxing showman to fight for his life, according to police and reports. Reports from the scene said Camacho was in critical but stable condition late Tuesday after being shot in the neck and face while seated in a Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown of Bayamon. He was expected to survive. Another man in the car was killed, according to the Associated Press, and the motive was unknown.
November 20, 2012 |
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a former three-division champion, was shot and seriously wounded in his native Puerto Rico on Tuesday, leaving the boxing showman fighting for his life, according to police and media reports. Reports from the scene said Camacho was in critical condition late Tuesday after being shot in the neck and face while seated in a Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown of Bayamon. Another man in the car was killed, according to Associated Press. A motive in the attack was unknown, officials said.
October 2, 2012 |
Join me, Carolyn Kellogg, and my colleague, journalist and novelist Hector Tobar, as we talk about the 2012 literary MacArthur Fellows. We'll be doing a Google+ hangout video chat at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Of the 23 2012 MacArthur "Genius" Fellows, two are writers: Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu. Join us as we talk about their work and the effects of the MacArthur grants, which provide a whopping $100,000 per year for five years. ALSO: Arnold Schwarzenegger holds back in "Total Recall" Avert Your Eyes!
September 24, 2012 |
VINCENNES, France -- Romancier . That's how you say "novelist" in French. "Row-MAHN-see-ay. " It's a word I've heard a bit lately during the three-day Festival America book fair in Vincennes, just outside of Paris. There were about five dozen of us writers here, from all over the Americas, including Argentina (Fernanda García Lao) and Alaska (Eowyn Ivey), and all published in French. The French are crazy about books, and about 30,000 people attended, each paying 10 euros to listen to writers such as Toni Morrison, Russell Banks and a "new face on the literary scene, who comes to us from Los Angeles, Hector Tobar.
May 25, 2012 |
When: 11:30 a.m. Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. On the air: TV: NBC Sports; Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 3-7-2, Houston 3-3-4. Record vs. Houston: First meeting. Update: Since meeting in last season's MLS Cup both teams have fallen on hard times, combining for six wins in 22 games. The listless Galaxy have fallen all the way to the Western Conference basement after going winless in six consecutive games, the last a particularly bitter stoppage-time loss to San Jose in which the Galaxy conceded three goals in the final 18 minutes.
May 23, 2012 |
Dolores Huerta runs on righteous ferocity the way cars run on gasoline. The woman who co-founded the United Farm Workers union 50 years ago with Cesar Chavez has harried, prodded, hectored, rallied and protested. She's been arrested more than a score of times, and once, picketing in San Francisco, she was beaten so badly by a police officer that her spleen was ruptured. You'd be hard-pressed to tell, the way she bounces around the Central Valley, a woman on many missions. So, can she stand still next week in Washington long enough for President Obama to present her with the Medal of Freedom, along with honorees such as Toni Morrison, John Glenn and Bob Dylan?
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February 25, 2012 |
At Crabby's restaurant in Montebello, Hector Chacon sipped from a steaming bowl of shrimp soup, trying to soothe a nervous stomach. It was election day last November in the small, working-class cities southeast of downtown Los Angeles. For Chacon, a campaign strategist for hire, it was game day. He was helping half a dozen candidates, including one particularly hot prospect: a young real estate agent trying to become Montebello's first Armenian American council member. Few seemed to be slam-dunk winners, though, and Chacon was anxious.
July 21, 2011 |
Marcus Bachmann, the husband of GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, is having a bad month. Not only is his counseling clinic under attack for offering gay conversion therapy, he's being pursued by an angry mob. Composed of gay activists, comedians, left-leaning bloggers and members of the alternative media, this mob is not only angry about Bachmann's "pray the gay away" ideas, it's growing ever more willing to give voice to a nudge-nudge flurry...
June 19, 2011 |
Who better than a pair of Colombian writers whose books have spurred talk of an emerging "literature of conflict" to answer the country's perpetual riddle: Why is Colombia so violent? And will the four-decades-long bloodletting that has exacted tens of thousands of victims ever end? The question was first posed to Juan Gabriel Vasquez, a 38-year-old Bogotá native, who has just published his third novel, "The Sound of Things Falling," a taut yarn about a professor's chance and nearly fatal encounter with a drug trafficker.
May 12, 2011 |
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing a group of suspected illegal immigrants were killed early Thursday after their SUV was struck by a freight train near Gila Bend, Ariz., about 80 miles north of the Mexico border. Hector Clark, 39, and Edward Rojas, 34, were assisting other agents in the early-morning chase when they attempted to cross the tracks ahead of the 4,600-ton train, said Robert Lowry, an agency spokesman. Both agents died at the scene. The crew aboard the westbound Union Pacific freight train saw the vehicle driving on a frontage road north of the tracks when the unmarked SUV suddenly turned south onto a private crossing immediately in front of the fast-moving train, said Aaron Hunt, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman.