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October 22, 2012 |
The campaign to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole launched radio and television advertisements Monday, depicting capital punishment as a futile exercise that costs taxpayers and coddles criminals. With only two weeks left before the election, the Proposition 34 campaign is spending more than $2 million on ads that will air in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Polls suggest the measure has been struggling but gaining ground. "Do you know we have the death penalty in California?"
May 11, 2006 |
What would a golf course designed by a player whose nickname is the Volcano look like? Combustible tee markers? Lava flows instead of water hazards? Roped-off club-throwing areas? Steve Pate, who earned a reputation for his temper during his 23-year PGA Tour career, didn't actually include any of those features in the first course he helped design, Monarch Dunes at Nipomo, which officially opens today.
October 28, 2003 |
With the season championship all but out of reach, Jeff Gordon knew his best hope was to build momentum for a title run in 2004. A win Monday in the rain-interrupted NASCAR Winston Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was his second in a row. "This reminds us a little bit of 2000, where we ended the season on a real positive note," Gordon said. "And this is better because I don't remember us winning a couple of races toward the end of the season."
January 17, 1986 |
State Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp told a congressional committee here Thursday that the illegal flow of drugs from Mexico into the United States is "out of control" and suggested that California may overtake Florida as the nation's "drug capital." To illustrate the point, Van de Kamp and other officials pointed to a recent surge in drug seizures along the California-Mexico border. According to Quintin L. Villanueva, regional commissioner for U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1988 |
A woman who police say lured robbery targets to a Van Nuys apartment complex by posing as a woman in distress was ordered to stand trial Friday on robbery and kidnaping charges. Two men accused of working with her were ordered to stand trial on robbery and kidnaping charges. And a third alleged conspirator was ordered held on a robbery charge. After a two-hour preliminary hearing, San Fernando Municipal Judge Malcolm H.
November 25, 1987 |
Even Russell White might have run out of things to say about himself. At least, Crespi's junior running back is considering withholding comment from the press. "I'm not sure about it, but I think this is probably the last I'll talk until it's all over," White said, indicating that he will not grant interviews to reporters until Crespi is eliminated from the playoffs or successfully defends its Big Five Conference championship.
October 19, 2003 |
Brandon Chillar used to be the "leaper." He has three copies of Sports Illustrated to prove it, with that stunning double-page-spread photo of him blocking an extra-point attempt against Colorado. But Spencer Havner, his fellow UCLA linebacker, took over the job Saturday against California and blocked two field-goal attempts -- the second of which was scooped up by Chillar and returned 65 yards for a touchdown. "We switched this week," Chillar said.
December 25, 2006 |
Johnny Roesch did it in 1944, and Kermit Alexander accomplished the feat in 1962. Now UCLA junior Chris Markey is one game away from joining the short list of players who have led the Bruins in rushing and receiving in the same season. Markey leads UCLA with 963 yards rushing and has a team-high 33 receptions. "As a running back, you want to do anything you can to help your team win," said Markey, who averages 103.2 all-purpose yards per game.
April 22, 1991 |
In the 56 years of the NFL draft, only one other defensive back has ever been drafted higher than UCLA safety Eric Turner, the No. 2 player in the first round Sunday, when he became the top pick of the Cleveland Browns. Gary Glick of Colorado A&M, who was the league's first draft choice in 1956, had an uneventful career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I knew at 7 a.m. (Sunday) that it was about a 75% chance that Cleveland would draft me, so I wasn't surprised," Turner said.
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May 10, 1985 |
Comparing gang member Horace Burns to a Nazi storm trooper, Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling E. Norris asked a jury Thursday to find the 20-year-old Los Angeles man guilty in the mistaken-identity murders of four relatives of retired football star Kermit Alexander, former defensive back for UCLA and the Los Angeles Rams.