CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2004 |
Ian Stewart, 21, of Lake Hughes joined the Marine Corps three years ago to help find himself and was looking forward to returning home next year. The 2001 graduate of Quartz Hill High School had discussed becoming a firefighter but first wanted to travel around Europe and spend more time customizing a four-wheel-drive 2003 GMC Sonoma that he bought this summer.
November 5, 2004
Re "Edison's 2,998 Mistakes," Commentary, Nov. 1: Please thank author Harold Evans for writing such a motivating article about how we should never give up. Although I can't really compare myself to the likes of Edison or the Wright brothers, I am going to tape this column to my refrigerator. Then the next time I burn a dinner (number 1,075) I will have proof for my three children that there is no reason to give in to failure! Thank you for giving us hope. Elisabeth Chatfelter Lake Hughes
December 7, 2002
Re "The Only Sense Is of Loss," Dec. 2: It is hard to figure out why there is almost equal sympathy given in this article to the victims of this monster, Michael Carneal, and the monster himself. Am I supposed to feel sorry for Carneal's lack of being able to figure out why he was "shooting people"? It appears that his only explanation is that he was bored with life. ("I didn't have anything to lose.") It's more typical now for The Times to go inside the mind of the murderer and find out "why" and "how" and all the other things that make it almost glamorous for Carneal to sit in prison and figure out the unthinkable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2002
Authorities on Monday identified two teenagers killed when a car plunged into Lake Hughes over the weekend. Clifford Johnson, 19, of the Lake Hughes area and Timothy William Grimsley, 15, of Green Valley died when their car went over the side of Lake Elizabeth Road on Saturday night, California Highway Patrol Officer Rusty Moore said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office is conducting an autopsy, but preliminary evidence suggests the two drowned, Moore said.
August 20, 2000 |
If Lou Adler had any doubts about the impact Paul Newman's camp can have on people, they vanished when his son shaved his head. When the 13-year-old returned that way from a visit to the Connecticut camp in the early '90s, his friend "thought it was because of Michael Jordan," Adler recalls. "But it was because of the kids he met," the ones whose hair had fallen out on its own, because of chemotherapy.
November 12, 1995
Regarding Robert Hilburn's "Few Pillars, No Thrillers" (Oct. 22): Obviously your panel have their heads in the sand. Bet the farm that when Guns N' Roses come out and tour, they'll regain their place on top. ART HADDOCK Bellflower I agree that "The King Is Dead" (may he rest in peace) and with nearly everything else the panel of 25 suggests, but what about Alanis Morissette? Here is a woman sure to hit the charts, over and over. Hey guys, this lady isn't just angry, she's funny, poignant and has a way with music and words.