May 19, 2009 |
The senior-most official in Britain's lower house of Parliament apologized to the nation for a scandal over lawmaker expenses that has prompted calls for early elections. "Please allow me to say to the men and women of the United Kingdom that we have let you down very badly indeed," Speaker Michael Martin said in a speech to a packed chamber. Sidestepping calls to quit over his handling of the crisis, Martin said he would meet with party leaders to discuss reforms to a system that saw claims for everything from bath plugs and cookies to cat food, tennis court repairs and high-definition TVs. "We must all accept blame, and to the extent that I have contributed to the situation, I am profoundly sorry," said Martin.
May 25, 1997 |
Residents were allowed back home Saturday, one day after 19 train tankers derailed and toppled down an embankment. Authorities evacuated 35 homes Friday as a precaution because some of the cars, although empty, held potentially explosive liquid petroleum gas residue. It was not known when the busy railroad line, which accommodates about 20 trains daily, would reopen. The accident occurred late Friday about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
December 31, 1992 |
1. Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Marty Brown (Coach House, San Juan Capistrano): A double dose of hillbilly soul. 2. Emmylou Harris (Crazy Horse, Santa Ana): Harris gave old favorites a new twist with her acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. 3. Marty Stuart (Crazy Horse): Stuart used rock 'n' roll energy and old-fashioned showmanship to spice up classic licks he learned playing Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. 4.
November 27, 1998
Pop Music Veteran singer Michael Martin Murphey applies his American West fixation to a cowboy Christmas concert. Schoenberg Hall, UCLA, (310) 825-2101. 8 p.m. Stage Orson Bean headlines as Scrooge (with Jimmy Baker as Tiny Tim) in Venice theater's annual staging of "A Christmas Carol." Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice, (323) 660-8587. 7:30 p.m. Regular schedule: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Ends Jan. 3.
August 14, 1989 |
1"Timber I'm Falling in Love," Patty Loveless 2."Sunday in the South," Shenandoah 3."Are You Ever Gonna Love Me," Holly Dunn 4."Love Has No Right," Billy Joe Royal 5."Any Way the Wind Blows," Southern Pacific 6."I'm Still Crazy," Vern Gosdin 7."I Wonder Do You Think of Me," Keith Whitley 8."More Than a Name on the Wall," The Statler Brothers 9."This Woman," K.T. Oslin 10."Never Givin' Up on Love," Michael Martin Murphey 11."Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That," Dolly Parton 12."
May 25, 1997 |
Emergency crews Saturday worked to stabilize freight cars that had derailed and tumbled down a canyon slope near Martinez, forcing the evacuation of residents in the area. "Right now we're stabilizing them [the cars] in place to make sure they're not leaking, and then we'll pull them out one at a time," Contra Costa County sheriff's Lt. Scott Daly said. The accident occurred late Friday about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
December 23, 1986 |
Thirty-seven drilling rig workers who evacuated in two small escape capsules to avoid a possible blowout in the Gulf of Mexico were pulled to safety Monday in up to 15-foot waves. The crew left the offshore rig Oceanic Triton 4, about 70 miles south of Galveston Island, shortly before midnight Sunday because of the danger of a natural-gas explosion, Coast Guard Chief Michael Martin said.
September 12, 2003 |
The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued two former chief financial officers of HealthSouth Corp., claiming they signed false financial statements as part of a $2.5-billion accounting fraud at the rehabilitation giant. Michael Martin and Malcolm "Tadd" McVay were named in the suit, filed last week in federal court in Birmingham, Ala. Both men pleaded guilty in May to criminal charges in the case.
October 18, 1996 |
Arizona State has lost its No. 1 tailback, Michael Martin, for the regular season. Martin, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior, suffered a hairline neck fracture on Arizona State's first play against UCLA last week. Sun Devil trainers Thursday held out the possibility Martin could return for a bowl game. He and USC's LaVale Woods were tied for fourth place in Pacific 10 rushing, with 475 yards each.
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February 2, 1997 |
A year after a fatal train derailment in Cajon Pass, a Los Angeles attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit charging that Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials did not reveal to cleanup workers the full danger posed by chemicals spilled during the crash. The lawsuit, filed in San Bernardino Superior Court, also accuses the railroad of negligently operating the 49-car freight train that careened out of control down a slope last Feb. 1, killing the brakeman and conductor.