August 1, 2013 |
BUENOS AIRES -- Uruguay appears likely to become the first Latin American country to legalize marijuana after its lower house of Congress approved a bill to regulate and sanction the consumption of pot. Uruguay's upper house, the Senate, still must pass the measure, but analysts believe the government-led majority favors the law and that it will be approved by October. President Jose Mujica is a strong proponent of the measure, though polls have shown a majority of Uruguayans oppose it. The 50-46 vote in the capital, Montevideo, late Wednesday came as legalization or decriminalization of drugs increasingly is debated among Latin American leaders who see the U.S.-led war on drugs as a failure.
March 10, 2011 |
If you like your true crime populated by clever killers, tenacious detectives and intriguing, eccentric suspects, and if you demand a whodunit mystery with a satisfying measure of redemption, "Bringing Adam Home" is not the book for you. This is a tale of lazy, incompetent detectives, an unkempt, gap-toothed killer with an IQ of 75, and an investigation by the Hollywood (Fla.) Police Department that was so amateurish it took an outsider to clear the case ? 27 years after the murder.
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December 18, 2008 |
The news business sometimes produces the surprise phone call, and I surely wasn't expecting to hear John Walsh's voice on the line Wednesday. Not the day after Hollywood, Fla., police announced that, as had long been suspected, a demented drifter killed 6-year-old Adam Walsh in 1981. And I most certainly wasn't expecting Walsh to be calling in support of Mike Carona, Orange County's former sheriff now on trial on federal corruption charges.
March 6, 2007 |
IS any poem more authentically American than "Casey at the Bat?" By happily making fun of our national pastime, it teaches us the civic virtue of humility and the literary value of irony. It tells us not to be too proud of our past accomplishments or rewards that may come in the future: Watch that banana peel! It shows us that even a subject as solemn as baseball -- the sacred American baseball! -- can stand a good strong horse laugh to keep it in perspective.
May 10, 2003 |
Television host John Walsh broke his left ankle in three places trying to mimic a young skateboarder on his syndicated show, a spokesman said. Walsh fell down a skate ramp Thursday at the Chelsea Piers sports complex in Manhattan, where he was taping an episode of "The John Walsh Show," show spokesman Gary Rosen said. The skateboarder had just completed his stunt when Walsh, 57, decided to try it himself, Rosen said. The accident was taped, and the episode is scheduled to air May 16, Rosen said.
December 25, 2002 |
John Walsh, host of the high-profile "America's Most Wanted" television program, says he is helping Elizabeth Smart's family look for a man who once worked for them who they believe had something to do with Elizabeth's abduction. On CNN's "Larry King Live" show Monday night, Walsh said that a future "America's Most Wanted" will profile a roofer he said was "a young homeless guy who lived at a homeless shelter" who may have used an alias when he worked for the Smarts.