October 27, 2010 |
Even by the extreme standards of typical college mayhem, the small-town college party in central Washington this month looked bad. Police were initially called to a supermarket parking lot, where they found a girl passed out in the back seat of a car next to a boy with a bloody nose. At the private house the two had just left, three girls were sprawled on a bed, a barely conscious young man was being dragged out of the backyard, a girl was prostrate on the bathroom floor and three young people were splayed senseless in a car outside.
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August 18, 2010 |
Steven Schulman, the man who made his way from skid row to winning a huge cash verdict after being run over by a semi, was found dead Tuesday. The 55-year-old was discovered in his Van Nuys apartment among several empty bottles of malt liquor. Schulman's bizarre rags-to-riches tale was recently chronicled in The Times . Soon after becoming homeless in 2007, the former plumber's legs were crushed by an 18-wheeler as he slept near the parking lot of an Encino market. The accident hobbled him and left him struggling to recuperate.
December 4, 2009 |
It was just like the old days, when the Lakers were winning championships and reporters crowded around players to soak in the latest update on Shaq vs. Kobe. But in this season's first chapter of a Ron Artest controversy, there was no mud-slinging. No hint or allegation that the media was at fault. No finger-pointing at other players. Artest basically confirmed that he drank too much alcohol earlier in his NBA career, backing up his statements in a Sporting News story Wednesday that he sometimes consumed Hennessy cognac during halftime while playing for the Chicago Bulls.
October 21, 2008 |
MillerCoors has said goodbye to Zima. The joint venture between SABMiller's U.S. unit and Molson Coors Brewing Co. told distributors in a letter that production of the malt liquor beverage was discontinued Oct. 10. Chief Marketing Officer Andy England attributed the decision to weakness in the "malternative" segment and declining consumer interest. He said Zima inventories would probably last through December.
December 30, 2003 |
The federal government will provide helicopters to help protect revelers during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, authorities said Monday. It was not revealed how many helicopters would be made available from the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or how they would be deployed. "The Department of Homeland Security has granted New York's request for air support to help enforce the temporary flight restrictions over New York City on New Year's Eve," agency spokeswoman Rachael Sunbarger said Monday.
November 2, 2002 |
It's last call for Adolph Coors Co.'s Vibe, one of several malt-based beer alternatives that flooded the market this year with limited success. "With the major 'malternative' brands peaking over the past few months, we no longer see sufficient potential for the brand to continue investing in it," a Coors spokeswoman said. Shares of Golden, Colo.-based Coors gained $1.18 to $69.66 on the NYSE.