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July 9, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Usher's 11-year-old stepson from a former marriage has reportedly been declared brain-dead after a boating accident. Kile Glover, the son of the "Scream" singer's ex-wife Tameka Foster, was floating on an inner tube in Georgia's Lake Lanier on Friday when a jet ski struck him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . Kile and a 15-year-old gal pal, who suffered head injuries, were airlifted to Children's Healthcare at Egelston Hospital...
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October 8, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican navy on Monday announced the capture of an alleged field commander of the Zetas crime organization whom it accuses of numerous high-profile crimes, including the possible killing of an American who disappeared while reportedly jet-skiing on a border lake two years ago. The suspect, Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, alias the Squirrel, was paraded before reporters in a televised presentation in Mexico City. Without offering evidence, navy spokesman Vice Adm. Jose Luis Vergara tied Martinez to a long string of crimes, including the 2010 execution of 72 migrants, mostly from Central America, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, as well as two prison breaks, also in the north, in which nearly 300 inmates escaped.
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NATIONAL
October 31, 2010 | By Paul Meyer, Los Angeles Times
Most days, Zapata appears a town unchanged as the four lanes of U.S. Highway 83 tick past the Lone Star Western Store, Robert's Fish N' Tackle and Tacos Tio Beto before running into the south Texas scrub where fishing camps emerge at the end of dirt and gravel roads. It is a place where men are divided between Stetsons and sweat-stained ball caps. Where old tales of border banditry are told alongside those of roughnecks drawn here for the natural-gas boom on ranchland studded with mesquite and Mexican olive trees.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Usher has been awarded primary custody and joint legal custody of his two sons with Tameka Foster Raymond, bringing to an end a bitter custody battle that has raged since the couple separated in 2008. The new custody arrangement for Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 3, will begin Sept. 1, a court clerk said Friday in Atlanta. It's another blow for Tameka, whose 11-year-old son Kile Glover died July 27 after a boating accident left him brain-dead July 6. Though not the boy's father, the singer - real name Usher Raymond IV - was reportedly distraught over Kile's death, though in court documents filed early this month Tameka disputed the authenticity of her ex's grief.
BUSINESS
August 14, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL
The ad campaign for the personal watercraft sold by Irvine-based Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., used to say that if it wasn't a Kawasaki, it wasn't a Jet Ski. But Kawasaki announced Thursday that it had settled a two-decade dispute with Nevada inventor Clayton Jacobson over Jacobson's claims that Kawasaki tried to cut him out of the profits generated by a product he invented.
SPORTS
June 11, 1990
Christy Carlson of Spring Valley won the pro-women's event of the Budweiser Off-Shore Jet Ski Nationals at Oceanside Pier Sunday. This is the second round of eight nationwide races of the national jet ski tour concluding with the national finals in Chicago the end of July. Carlson, the defending pro-women's world champion, won round one in Long Beach two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has approved a request to perform a second autopsy on the body of a woman allegedly killed by her husband during a Jet Ski trip earlier this year on San Pablo Bay. Judge Robert Dale placed strict limits on the new autopsy. Corbin Easterling, 35, who has pleaded innocent to charges of murder and spousal abuse, is being held without bail in Sonoma County Jail. Defense attorney Vincent Maher said the autopsy could show that his client didn't kill Jennifer Easterling, 35.
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July 14, 1989 | LILY ENG, Times Staff Writer
A Newport Beach ordinance that went into effect Thursday to keep jet skiers away from swimmers and surfers has all but barred the sport from the city's waters, enthusiasts said. Jet skiers have rarely zipped out to the ocean from Newport Beach since the ordinance was passed by the City Council last month, lifeguards said. "They haven't been here for weeks," said Capt. Ron Johnson of Newport Beach's Marine Department. "They've gone someplace else."
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June 19, 1991 | JON NALICK
A 14-year-old student athlete was killed Sunday when her jet ski collided with a power boat the Colorado River in Riverside County. Angela Settle, a popular swimmer and varsity tennis player at Villa Park High School, was spending Father's Day with her family near a river camp known as Rancho Not So Grande 15 miles north of Blythe.
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August 5, 1989
A 28-year-old San Diego man was rescued Friday evening by a sportfishing boat crew when his jet ski overturned while jumping boat wakes in San Diego Bay off Shelter Island. A Coast Guard spokesman said Thomas Hamann apparently knocked himself out in the accident and was lying face down in the water until a crewman from the Pacific Dawn brought him to the boat. The crew revived Hamann, and a Coast Guard rescue boat took him to shore, where paramedics continued resuscitation.
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July 10, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette
A family friend is under investigation after a boating accident critically injured Usher's 11-year-old stepson from a previous marriage and reportedly rendered the boy brain-dead. Atlanta resident Jeffrey S. Hubbard struck Kyle Glover, the son of the “Scream” singer's ex-wife Tameka Foster, while on a jet ski as the boy floated on an inner tube attached to a pontoon boat on Georgia's Lake Lanier on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . Hubbard had rented the jet ski and boat with Foster and her son. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor, police told the paper.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012 | By Danielle Paquette, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Usher's 11-year-old stepson from a former marriage has reportedly been declared brain-dead after a boating accident. Kile Glover, the son of the "Scream" singer's ex-wife Tameka Foster, was floating on an inner tube in Georgia's Lake Lanier on Friday when a jet ski struck him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported . Kile and a 15-year-old gal pal, who suffered head injuries, were airlifted to Children's Healthcare at Egelston Hospital...
NEWS
December 9, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Tina Wayt took this photo in 2008 when her daughter attended school in the Land Down Under. “While she was there, we had the pleasure of being invited to join her boyfriend's family at Couran Cove, an island resort off the Gold Coast (no cars allowed).” (Note to readers: Reports suggest that the resort is now closed.) Wayt said they had “an unforgettable time watching Santa arrive on a Jet Ski, elves making mischief and an incredible Christmas brunch on the beach.” That giant Mrs. Claus and elf?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2011 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Three women were killed Saturday afternoon in San Dimas when their jet ski crashed into a powerboat, injuring four others, authorities said. The collision between the Sea-Doo watercraft and the boat occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Puddingstone Reservoir at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, said Matt Levesque, a Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector. "It was a pretty severe accident in the middle of the water," Levesque said. The three people killed — ages 25, 35 and 60 — were not identified, he said.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2010 | By Paul Meyer, Los Angeles Times
Most days, Zapata appears a town unchanged as the four lanes of U.S. Highway 83 tick past the Lone Star Western Store, Robert's Fish N' Tackle and Tacos Tio Beto before running into the south Texas scrub where fishing camps emerge at the end of dirt and gravel roads. It is a place where men are divided between Stetsons and sweat-stained ball caps. Where old tales of border banditry are told alongside those of roughnecks drawn here for the natural-gas boom on ranchland studded with mesquite and Mexican olive trees.
SPORTS
September 9, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
John Morgan was doing a little surfing at Byron Bay on Australia's New South Wales coast over the weekend when it happened. "I had just come off a wave," the 51-year-old surf shop manager told the Northern Star newspaper, "when I saw a large swirl of water. I was then suddenly hauled backward. It felt like I was riding behind a powerful Jet Ski." It wasn't a Jet Ski; it was a shark. The animal had become entangled in the leg rope of the surfboard, and Morgan was hauled for about 150 yards before the shark freed itself.
SPORTS
August 8, 1997
A jet-driven personal watercraft piloted by Houston Rocket reserve forward Sam Mack on Lake Michigan struck and killed his friend, whose jet ski had stopped in front of him, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Wednesday when a jet ski piloted by Thaddeus Williams, 37, apparently stalled about 100 yards from the Chicago shore. Mack, piloting a larger jet-ski craft behind Williams, was unable to turn in time and slammed into him, Coast Guard officials said.
NEWS
May 22, 1997 | GEORGE SKELTON
They're called "personal watercraft" by the industry, but that moniker strikes me as non-descriptive. Literally, it means somebody's own boat and could cover anything from a rubber raft to a world-class yacht. Most boaters like myself just call them "jet skis," but Jet Ski is a brand name and rival manufacturers object. Thus the bland name PWC. More accurately, they could be called water scooters. They do resemble a cross between a trail bike and a classic Vespa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2006 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
A proposal to protect marine life by banning tow-in surfers who zoom onto mountainous swells at the famous break Maverick's has the international surfing community wondering if California has seen the last of its mega-wave riding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2006 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Southern California air quality officials may impose fees on new development as part of a tough strategy that also calls for more frequent smog inspections of cars and stricter regulations of everything from motorcycles and cargo vessels to hairspray.
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