January 12, 2012 |
Terrance Winters of Yazoo City, Miss., voted for Haley Barbour in the past, and while he gives the ex-governor a mixed grade these days, particularly on economic matters, he's always given Barbour points for political shrewdness. Which is why Winters, a 31-year-old cook at a barbecue restaurant, is flummoxed by the mess that Barbour left behind after stepping down from office this week. "I actually don't know what he was thinking," Winters said. That is a question most of Mississippi, and the political world far beyond it, is asking.
July 23, 2011 |
Officer Sharif Ganasi was working the 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift, cruising the trash-strewn streets of Benghazi, alert for drunks and carjackers. His new black police uniform was too tight and too hot. He was drenched with sweat, his bulky body crammed into the tiny driver's seat of a white Hyundai compact. His hand-held radio kept cutting out. "We could use better equipment," he said as he guided car 23 through evening traffic in the de facto capital of Libya's rebels. Ganasi doesn't carry a gun or a badge.
March 11, 2011 |
A retired Mexican army officer widely credited with restoring law and order as the top police official in Tijuana was named Thursday to a similar post in Ciudad Juarez, the country's most violent city. Julian Leyzaola, who was a lieutenant colonel, was appointed public safety secretary by Ciudad Juarez Mayor Hector Murguia, who was elected last July. He takes over security in a city where fighting between drug cartels has sent killings skyrocketing, with more than 6,400 people slain since late 2006.
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February 13, 2011 |
With its daily menu of westerns, the Hitching Post Theater in 1940s Hollywood gave posses of kids some early lessons about law and order ? and not just on the screen. "Check Your Guns at the Box Office," a sign commanded the youngsters, who usually showed up in costume. Management was serious about cap-gun control. "They could check to see if your holsters were empty," said Hollywood historian and Hitching Post habitue Bruce Torrence. Still, some young desperadoes managed to smuggle their shooting irons into the seating area, as became evident.
May 22, 2010
Coach and critic Re "Jackson enters the immigration arena," May 18 Lakers coach Phil Jackson's habitual, meandering doublespeak long ago confirmed that sports success is no proof of superior intellect. Of what value is so-called deep thinking when the crucial companion skill for intelligible articulation is absent? His political views on complex issues like immigration are best taken lightly or ignored. Even in his team sport, he was very slow to recognize that depending on a single player for 90% of what is needed to gain a championship is a mistake.
June 19, 2009 |
With titans of the Islamic Republic entrenched against each other, huge crowds of protesters clad in green and black pressed into President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's home turf Thursday to make the case that he won reelection through massive vote fraud. The fourth day of demonstrations came as Iranians anticipated an address to the nation today by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at Friday prayers.