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December 18, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
Local governments can't ban military recruitment of minors because that would interfere with legitimate and constitutionally protected activities of the U.S. government, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said ordinances adopted by the Northern California cities of Eureka and Arcata were unconstitutional because they sought to control federal government activities. "The states have no power to retard, impede, burden, or in any manner control, the operations of the constitutional laws enacted by Congress to carry into execution the powers vested in the general government," the judges said.
January 2, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's count, because we do that a lot watching baseball. Numbers are everywhere. Whether you are a traditionalist or convinced WAR is the greatest number ever, this is for everyone. Count with me now: Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, Brandon League, Chris Perez, Chris Withrow and Jamey Wright. Backward or forward, that's eight, right? Eight relievers all understandably planning on being part of the Dodgers' 2014 bullpen. And that's not even counting bullpen candidates Javy Guerra, Scott Elbert, Onelki Garcia, Jose Dominguez and Yimi Garcia.
April 5, 2009 | Associated Press
The Boston Red Sox optioned right-hander Clay Buchholz to triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Buchholz, 24, had a 2-9 record and a 6.75 earned-run average in 16 games with the Red Sox last year He was 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA in nine games with Pawtucket. -- Etc. Joba Chamberlain, the New York Yankees' fifth starter, said he will throw five innings or 75 pitches today in a game between triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre and double-A Trenton at the Yankees' spring-training complex in Tampa, Fla.
September 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seems passing on that chance to be an LSU quarterback might have been a wise decision for right-hander Zach Lee. On Friday the Dodgers named Lee as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Scott Schebler, an outfielder who hit 27 home runs for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, was named the Minor League Player of the Year. Lee was a first-round draft pick in 2010 who had fallen to 28 th overall because he had enrolled at LSU to play quarterback. Most figured he could not be signed . In his third season in the minors, Lee went 10-10 with a 3.22 ERA at double-A Chattanooga.
June 22, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
They came early and they came prepared. For months, Andrew Landsiedel, Adam Redding-Kaufman and Macklin Thornton had been protesting a proposed city ordinance that would fine adults who knowingly provided minors with a place to drink. This week, the three Laguna Beach High School students took center stage in a packed City Council meeting to argue against the measure. Their opposition was formidable - school officials, a deputy district attorney, medical doctors, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the local PTA and even a tearful father whose only son was killed by a drunk driver.
September 13, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Ryne Sandberg has added to his managerial portfolio by guiding double-A Tennessee into the Southern League playoffs. He's making a case for himself as the eventual replacement for Lou Piniella . . . .The Detroit Tigers don't plan to add Dontrelle Willis this month, making you wonder if they will decide to eat the remaining $12 million on his deal this winter. His diagnosis remains anxiety disorder. . . . Jose Reyes is upset at the New York Mets for not disclosing the severity of the hamstring injury that has kept him out for four months.
February 3, 2014 | By Maura Dolan, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
SAN FRANCISCO --, a social networking site, is enabling predators to target minors, San Francisco City Atty. Dennis Herrera charged in a lawsuit Monday. Herrerra said the New Hope, Pa.-based company MeetMe Inc. was violating California laws by relying on legally invalid consent from minors age 13 to 17 to reveal their real-time locations and personal information to strangers. Dozens of minors nationwide have been victimized by predators who found them on the networking site, and it has been implicated in several crimes involving sexual assault and illicit sex with minors in California, according to the suit.
June 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John Lynch signed legislation in Concord repealing a law requiring that a parent be notified before a minor received an abortion. The 2003 law never took effect because of a court challenge, and the repeal was effective immediately. "I strongly believe parents should be involved in these decisions, providing important support and guidance," Lynch said. "Unfortunately that is not possible in every case."
July 6, 2012 | By Andrew L. John
After arguably his worst night as a major league pitcher, Garrett Richards was optioned to triple-A Salt Lake City on Thursday night. Richards gave up 10 hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innins the Baltimore Orioles, needing help from the bullpen and an offensive outburst from his teammates to avoid his second loss of the season. "Garrett's starts have been a little short recently," Manager Mike Scioscia said after the Angels' 9-7, come-from-behind victory. "It became apparent tonight that we needed another arm this weekend.
September 24, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Iraqi men who married Iraqi girls ages 13 and 14 in a ceremony arranged by the youngsters' father were sentenced in Lincoln, Neb., to four to six years in prison. Majed Al-Tamimy, 28, and Latif Al-Hussani, 34, were found guilty in July of sexual assault of a child. They could have gotten 50 years behind bars. In a Nov. 9 Muslim ceremony, the men married a fellow Iraqi refugee's daughters. When authorities found out, the men were arrested.
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