September 21, 2012 |
The former mayor of Detroit grew rich while in office by receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from a contractor who performed work for the city water department, prosecutors alleged Friday at the start of the former official's corruption trial. Kwame Kilpatrick, 42, forced from office by another scandal in 2008, is on trial on charges including racketeering, conspiracy, extortion and bribery. Also on trial are his father, Bernard Kilpatrick; friend and contractor Bobby Ferguson; and former city water commissioner Victor Mercado.
August 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In declaring that women's bodies can somehow prevent pregnancy in the event of a rape, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) sparked a national conversation about a scientifically unsubstantiated theory, sending reporters scurrying in search of the data that would prove him right or wrong. Surprisingly few hard facts and figures were available about the prevalence of rape-related pregnancies. Many news outlets, including this one, cited a 1996 study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which estimated that more than 32,000 women experience a rape-related pregnancy each year.
August 22, 2012
Re "To the sidelines for good?," Column, Aug. 18 As a volunteer in L.A. County's juvenile detention system, I agree with probation officer Kurt Keller: Canceling the sports program at Camp Kilpatrick is a "heartbreaker. " Kids desperately need to be taught how to perform in real-life situations. If there is no issue with money, as the county says, then what could possibly be the reason for abandoning a program that is a proven success? Did theU.S. Department of Justice, which is monitoring the county's juvenile corrections system, specifically rule out sports?
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August 17, 2012 |
The Mustangs will take to the field for the final time this fall. The sports program at the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center is being disbanded - "suspended," officials call it - so the 50-year-old facility in the Malibu Hills can be leveled and rebuilt. The remake has been in the works for years; it's one of the oldest, most decrepit of the county's 14 rural juvenile camps, with a gym yellow-tagged since the Northridge earthquake and a pitted, patchy playing field. But it is also the only camp with a sports program , one that made a national name for itself six years ago in the movie "Gridiron Gang.
August 7, 2012 |
Camp Kilpatrick, the Malibu-based juvenile detention facility that inspired the 2006 movie "Gridiron Gang," is suspending its one-of-a-kind high school sports program effective in January, said Jerry Powers, chief of the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The camp that can house as many as 110 juvenile inmates is being relocated during a three-year construction project. Football Coach Derek Ayers said his team will have one final season this fall competing in the CIF Southern Section.
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August 17, 2010 |
James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday at a Washington, D.C., hospital. He was 89. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Kevin. Kilpatrick, who once described himself as "10 miles to the right of Ivan the Terrible," was the editor of a Richmond, Va., newspaper in the 1950s.