June 22, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen seized control of a lakeside hotel outside the Afghan capital early Friday, taking hostages and setting off an hours-long battle, police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. By midmorning, about 20 hotel guests had been rescued and at least two of the attackers were dead, police said. One police officer was reported killed as well. Police said some civilians were believed to have been injured or killed, but did not yet have a firm count. The team of attackers, echoing a pattern in past strikes, besieged the Spozhmai hotel on the shores of Lake Karga with heavy weapons, with some of the assailants wearing vests laden with explosives.
September 11, 2011
Sometimes I tell outsiders that all Minnesotans are issued a lake cabin at birth. Not true, but we do come rather close: I once read that 25% of the population has access to a private cabin, either through direct ownership, generous relatives or good friends. My family has been in that lucky percentage for more than 70 years, thanks to a log cabin my father designed and my grandfather built in 1938 on Round Lake in the Gull Lake chain. (It isn't really round, but Dented Oval Lake would sound silly.)
April 20, 2011 |
The ball kept going and going until it hit the middle of the black screen high above the fence in center field at Cal State Fullerton, 410 feet from the plate. It was a prodigious two-run home run by catcher Bernardo Zavala of La Puente Bishop Amat in the fourth inning and helped lift the Lancers to a 2-1 victory over Lakeside El Capitan on Wednesday in a semifinal game of the Hard 9 National Classic. "It was a two-strike at-bat, and I threw my hands out there and got it good," Zavala said.
November 7, 2010 |
Its deep-throated engines temporarily squelched, the Thunderbird idles in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe, a few hundred yards offshore from Crystal Bay, Nev. A rubber dinghy sidles up to the elegant 55-foot speedboat. Terry Clapham, one of the inventors of laser vision surgery and an avid boater, climbs aboard the much bigger yacht. As he greets fellow passengers on the aft deck and settles into a chair, Clapham is served champagne in a flute adorned with the Native American thunderbird symbol, the speedboat's logo and that of the secluded lakeside lodge of the same name.
November 20, 2009
At a glance Heritage Provider Network Headquarters: Northridge Patients: More than 600,000, including Lakeside's Service areas include: Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties Founder and CEO: Richard Merkin Lakeside Medical Organization Formerly known as Lakeside HealthCare Headquarters: Burbank Patients: 200,000 Service areas...
November 20, 2009 |
A major physicians group in the San Fernando Valley, struggling with the rising cost of medical care, has joined another Southern California healthcare network that will now serve more than 600,000 patients. Burbank-based Lakeside HealthCare Inc., a medical group providing care for 200,000 patients through more than 1,800 staff and contract physicians, was acquired this month by Heritage Provider Network Inc. of Northridge. The financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal provided a needed infusion of cash to Lakeside, which was struggling with an unforeseen rise in medical costs, executives said.