June 23, 1996 |
It was a joyous, tearful family reunion as Kevin Lee Green returned home Saturday after spending 17 years in custody for an Orange County murder that police now say he didn't commit. "I knew I wasn't guilty, and I tried to tell everyone that would listen I wasn't, and it didn't work," Green told television reporters. Vindication came Thursday, when a horrified legal system realized its error and granted freedom to the former Marine, who promptly flew to St.
May 22, 1999 |
It was a great twist on Haight-Ashbury hippie history--the house where drug-plagued rocker Janis Joplin once lived was being turned into a drug rehab center. Just one problem--she really lived in the house next door. The San Francisco Chronicle told the dramatic story Thursday, complete with corroboration from such '60s musical luminaries as Country Joe McDonald, who was Joplin's beau back then and briefly lived with her in the Lyon Street house--whichever one it was.
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February 21, 1997
Has anyone been counting how many times the term "mistakes were made" has emanated from the White House in the last four years? PATRICK J. DONAHUE Santa Barbara
September 18, 2012 |
Most Americans say they've made big financial mistakes, with many people costing themselves thousands of dollars, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of people surveyed acknowledged making one “really bad financial decision,” with 47% admitting to more than one bone-headed move. The $5,000 median loss - the point at which half the people lost less than that amount and half lost more - was bad enough. But the average hit was far worse - a whopping $23,000 - because some people really screwed up. Eleven percent of respondents lost more than $50,000 while 2% cost themselves more than $200,000.
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March 28, 2013 |
A battery investigation involving a neighbor, walking shirtless through airports and hotels, and donning a gas mask on London streets, it's all a part of being young and making mistakes, Justin Bieber says. In an interview with Us Weekly , the 19-year-old pop star chalks up some of his recent public missteps to youthful inexperience. “I'm young and I make mistakes. That's a part of growing up,” Bieber said. “I mess up sometimes. It's part of growing up.” Despite his age, Beiber is facing a very adult situation: an investigation that he battered his Calabasas neighbor.
October 19, 2009 |
Chicago made another huge mistake in the red zone, and the Atlanta Falcons held on for another wild victory over the Bears. Michael Turner scored the go-ahead touchdown on an otherwise forgettable night, powering over from five yards with 3:06 remaining, and the defense held at the end to preserve a 21-14 victory Sunday night. Matt Ryan threw two touchdown passes for the Falcons (4-1), who matched the best five-game start in franchise history. The Bears (3-2) will surely be moaning about all the mistakes down close that helped end their three-game winning streak: a fumble at the one, an interception at the nine and a crucial penalty when they had fourth and one at the Atlanta five with less than a minute to go. The teams played a thriller for the second year in a row. This time, the team that was behind couldn't pull off the comeback.