April 27, 2013 |
TUPELO, Miss. - FBI agents arrested a Mississippi martial arts instructor early Saturday in the bizarre case of poisoned letters sent to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. James Everett Dutschke was arrested without incident at his Tupelo home shortly before 1 a.m., FBI spokeswoman Deborah Madden told The Times. Dutschke, a former candidate for the Mississippi Legislature, became the prime suspect in the mailings after charges were dropped Tuesday against Paul Kevin Curtis, a celebrity impersonator from Corinth, Miss.
April 27, 2013 |
Some intruder picked the wrong house to menace. That's what happened this week when a gate-crasher in Salt Lake City came face to face with a Mormon bishop - wielding a Samurai sword. Kent Hendrix's teenage son pounded on his bedroom door, telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt and instructor in the Kishindo form of martial arts, grabbed the closest weapon -- a 29-inch high-carbon steel sword -- and went to investigate. As his son called 911, the 47-year-old Hendrix, who is also a Mormon bishop, said he came upon a fight between a woman and a man. He raised his weapon and told the man to get on the ground.
April 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The first hint of a bruise, blackish and glossy, appears under Reshat Mati's eye as he finishes a jujitsu workout. It seems that he took a knee to the face. Someone offers to get an ice pack, but there isn't time. Reshat hurries off to another gym, a storefront several miles away where the windows steam up from all the boxers generating heat inside. By 9:30 p.m., he has pulled on gloves and headgear to spar with a larger, more experienced opponent who likes to fight from close range with lots of banging elbows.
April 15, 2013 |
Forty years ago, the cinematic landscape was undergoing a seismic shift. Young Turk filmmakers such as George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin and Terrence Malick were exploring unique and challenging themes. The black exploitation film was not only thriving but also enjoying crossover appeal. But probably no one in Hollywood was prepared for the martial arts mania that erupted the summer of 1973 when Warner Bros. released the kung fu epic "Enter the Dragon," starring the legendary Bruce Lee, who died at 32 shortly before the U.S opening.
February 19, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode. The Skinny: I watched "The Following" last night and fear it has started to take a bad turn. I don't want to play spoiler but I do hate it when a character does something they never would do in the name of another plot twist. Tuesday's headlines include a recap of the holiday box office and a look at the battle over mixed martial arts TV supremacy. Daily Dose: No, Al Pacino isn't doing voice-over ads for Jeep.
February 13, 2013
The International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling as a Summer Games sport on Tuesday, meaning that effective with the 2020 Games, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling won't be a part of the festivities after being in every Summer Olympics since 1896. There are a handful of sports under consideration to replace wrestling: karate, wakeboarding, roller sports, baseball/softball, wushu, squash, sport climbing. And wrestling can petition to be let back in, though the odds of that happening are long.