October 19, 2013 |
An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive. Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest. In the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying. Although stricken with grief, Lewis, 47, found resolve. He took to Facebook that night and posted a series of videos explaining his son's death and the events leading up to it: the alleged bullying, the concern of his son's best friend, the wellness visit by police the night before the suicide, and the 911 call his son made shortly before pulling the trigger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1985
Before last week's by-election in a rural bellwether constituency in Wales, Great Britain's ruling Conservative Party held 396 seats in the House of Commons. The Conservative candidate came in a poor third, but the Tories still have a commanding 140-vote majority. And Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher need not call a general election for three more years. But the Conservatives have suffered a humiliating setback going far beyond the mathematical count.
May 10, 1992 |
If you were brave enough to wear that hideous, unflattering, overdone bridesmaid dress once in public, you should be stoic enough to do it again. The Young Professionals Against Cancer host the Bridesmaid's Charity Ball June 5, calling all former bridesmaids and groomsmen to haul out their most outre wedding outfits and model them for a panel of judges.
April 21, 1987 |
The Iowa House of Representatives today rejected a move to force convicted drunken drivers to apologize in their local newspapers. "We got away from the scarlet letter a long time ago," said Rep. Dan Jay. The measure, defeated on a voice vote, would have allowed a judge to order motorists convicted of drunken driving to write a public apology, which would be published in their local newspaper along with a picture of the motorist.
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April 13, 1999
President Clinton escaped conviction by the Senate in his impeachment trial in February, but he could not escape the justifiable wrath of a federal magistrate in Arkansas on Monday on a matter closely related to the impeachment case against him. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright ruled that Clinton lied when questioned last year in the Paula Corbin Jones sexual harassment case.
August 21, 1998 |
The milk of human kindness does not flow through Neil LaBute's films. Taking the baleful futility of personal relationships as a theme, his is rather a cinema of humiliation, embarrassment and misery, the celluloid equivalent of a 'round-the-clock news station that offers all jerks, all the time. Writer-director LaBute's remarkably sour and cynical view of human nature couldn't be better suited to gather plaudits in the times we live in.
May 21, 1996 |
The Angels added injury to insult Monday night, their embarrassing 13-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles punctuated by an off-field collision that left their second baseman with a knot on his forehead and a reserve infielder with blurred vision and three stitches under his eye. You know things are going badly when your pitching is horrendous, you make two errors and a handful of mental mistakes and a guy who didn't even play gets injured.
August 22, 1991 |
"I'm just like anybody else out here," Jenny says, as if she really needs to, but then again, they wonder about her out here, about her kind. "The reason I moved to Irvine is my kids," she says. "I want them to be in good schools. I want them to be safe. It's humiliating here, but at least it's safe." It is humiliating, Jenny says, because she is poor--poor in a place where the have-nots aren't really part of the urban plan.