February 12, 1996 |
While China is making veiled threats about boycotting the Summer Olympics because of the possibility of Taiwanese leaders attending the Games in Atlanta, it has a potentially more damaging situation at home. Two Chinese swim coaches working in Thailand said the country has adopted the East German drug program, the first public acknowledgment of widespread doping in a country that won 12 of 16 gold medals in women's swimming at the 1994 World Championships in Rome.
October 4, 1992 |
Los Angeles Police Officer Henry J. Cousine--a police ring on his finger, an LAPD tattoo on his leg and battle scars on his body--says the officers accused of beating Rodney G. King swung their batons like "little girls." Then he ticks off some of his own episodes of violence during a decade as a beat cop: three fights and three shootings. "You get in my face, I'm going to fight back," Cousine said. "You swing at me, I'm going to knock you off your feet. And you pull a gun, I'll kill you."
December 31, 1999 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday that it has charged two executives of American Telephone & Telecommunications Corp. with fraud for selling securities in the firm that purportedly was set up to offer long-distance telephone service via the Internet. The company is not related to telecommunications giant AT&T Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1996 |
The city's latest experiment in public transit, a shuttle that circles among seven local shopping destinations, has failed. Because of a lack of interest from the public, the shoppers' shuttle, which was intended to ease parking and traffic congestion around Thousand Oaks' malls, will stop running on New Year's Eve, barely a month after it was launched, city officials said Friday. In November, the City Council approved the shoppers' shuttle for the holiday shopping season.
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January 31, 1990 |
The San Diego Zoological Society has severed relations with a Kansas animal dealer who said Tuesday that he took four endangered addax antelope from the San Diego Wild Animal Park to a Missouri wild animal auction in 1985. Jeff Jouett, a zoo spokesman, said the zoo cut its ties with animal trader James Fouts in October because zoo staffers had "suspicions" that Fouts did business with wild animal auctions.
December 1, 1986 |
With each new major collegiate football coaching opening, the name of Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson comes up as a possible replacement--and there is now talk that he may replace Ted Tollner at USC. "In this business, you always have to have an open mind," Johnson told The Miami News. "Those are the cold, hard facts."
December 7, 1997 |
Getting married, divorced, demoted or sued could hurt more than your wallet. Such changes also may trigger kidney stones, according to a study that, for the first time, links the painful ailment with stress. The study, comparing 200 kidney-stone patients with 200 similar people without the affliction, found the patients were more likely to have endured major stress in the previous two years, said lead researcher Dr. G. Reza Najem of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
October 12, 1990 |
The survey ranking Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa as the nation's third-largest Protestant church by Sunday attendance also found that 25 of the top 100 are in California, a state better known for secular pleasures than old-time religion. The California churches, 20 of which are in Southern California, generally teach a literal Bible, are theologically and socially conservative, focus on the family, have a dynamic pastor and are not aligned with a mainline denomination.
January 11, 1987 |
While the rest of the college football world frets over such fluffy matters as a playoff system, drug tests and the Boz, folks here are preoccupied with a real stomach-churning issue--capital punishment. Southern Methodist University, the most flagrant sinner in college sports, is being fitted for a noose. The institution that gave football Doak Walker, Don Meredith and Eric Dickerson is facing the athletic equivalent of the death penalty, a two-year suspension from football competition.
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April 14, 1990 |
An NBC attorney attempted Friday to persuade federal appeals court judges in Pasadena to strike down the largest libel verdict against an American news organization--a $5.3-million judgment that the network defamed singer Wayne Newton in newscasts that linked him to organized crime figures. NBC lawyer Floyd Abrams said the stories were the product of aggressive reporting, not ill will, and should be protected by the First Amendment. But Newton's lawyer, Morton R.