December 11, 2008 |
Just like in the classic movie "Lawrence of Arabia," the man's eyes are piercing below his tribal headdress. He looks straight at you with a determined, uncompromising stare. His word is law in his region of Anbar province. He allows no dissent in his tribe and is not opposed to using force to punish those he deems to be threats to him or his tribe. There are many Sunni tribal sheiks in Anbar, but there is only one Sheik Lawrence. His authority and name are inherited from his great-grandfather, one of the Bedouin leaders who rode beside the Englishman T.E. Lawrence during the World War I fight against the Ottoman Empire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1985 |
La Habra police Sunday morning arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of the attempted murder of his brother. Sgt. Tom Machado said the suspect, William Richard Kelly, was arrested without incident after residents of an apartment complex in La Habra notified officers of shots being fired in one of the apartments. Machado said William Kelly had been in an argument about 7 a.m. Sunday with his brother, John Kelly, 23, at the apartment the two men share in the 600 block of Ridgeway Lane.
March 12, 1995 |
On a bitter-cold January day in San Francisco, hundreds of extras gather on a narrow Chinatown street colorfully decorated with streaming banners and floats for a Chinese New Year's parade. Director William Friedkin, who staged celebrated chase scenes for "The French Connection" and "To Live and Die in L.A.," has worked up another one for his latest movie, "Jade," leading to this densely populated street. "Please, we're about to shoot," an assistant director shouts into a bullhorn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2008 |
Los Angeles television news fixtures Harold Greene and Ann Martin will leave the anchor desks at KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 when their contracts expire in May, and about a dozen fellow staffers behind and in front of the camera have received pink slips at the sister CBS-affiliate stations. The layoffs were effective Monday and coincided with widespread layoffs at CBS affiliates nationwide, including San Francisco and New York.
November 3, 1994
David Caruso's final appearance on "NYPD Blue" Tuesday night helped generate the highest ratings in the show's history, ABC reported Wednesday. The police drama was seen by about 28.8 million people, ABC said, representing 34% of the available audience. The episode ended with Caruso's character, Det. John Kelly, being transferred to a desk job in another precinct--a move necessitated by Caruso's decision to leave the series to pursue a movie career.
May 18, 1985 |
The British Foreign Office said Friday that it has protested to Saudi Arabia the flogging of a British engineer who is jailed there for making beer and wine. John Kelly, from Bristol, west of London, received 50 lashes with a cane Thursday and will be given 200 more blows before his 2 1/2-year sentence is over, a Foreign Office spokesman said.