October 8, 2008 |
Police have apprehended a Western man who went skinny-dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace in a busy Tokyo business district, attracting a huge crowd. The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat, then threw rocks and splashed water at two police officers who chased him in a rowboat, a police official said. The official did not know the man's name or nationality. Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News agency said the man is believed to be a 40-year-old Briton living in Spain who visited the moat with several Spanish friends.
June 21, 1998
I enjoyed the article on the Golden Isles of Georgia ("Where Old Money Played," June 7), but, as a history buff, was disappointed that no mention was made of the highlight of my two visits to the islands: Ft. Frederica on St. Simons Island, an earthwork fortification constructed in 1736 by Gen. James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia colony, and English settlers. The location of the moat, which was built to prevent incursions from the south by the Spanish and which surrounded the fort, is still visible, and the munitions storage building, made of "tabby," a mixture of lime, sand and oyster shells, is still partially intact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1995
Re "A White House Moat: The Clear Symbolism," editorial, May 22: I predict a more optimistic future than you, and that the White House "moat" is only a five- to eight-year fixture. Yes, we have too many guns, too many seriously disturbed people, too much hate talk, too many people appealing to the baser motives of people and succeeding. The fanatic lurch to the right in religion and politics is no accident. It happens every thousand years. By the turn of the century, the right-wing wackos will realize that Jesus didn't arrive, the end of the world they predicted was upon us didn't happen and they will return to the dark holes of fear and superstition from whence they came.
April 19, 1985
Scott Moats, a 17-year-old from Chula Vista, is among 48 bowlers set to compete Saturday and Sunday in the California Junior Scratch Bowling Tournament in Frenso. Moats earned his spot by placing third out of 106 competitors at a Southern California qualifying meet which took place on April 13 and 14 at Cabrillo Bowl in Chula Vista. Moats averaged 204 over 24 games. Robert Ellison, 20, of San Carlos, placed 13th at last weekend's tournament with a 194 average.
January 30, 2000
I love the sound of the bone against the plate and the fortress-like look of it lying before me in a moat of risotto, the meat soft as the leg of an angel who has lived a purely airborne existence. And best of all, the secret marrow, the invaded privacy of the animal prized out with a knife and wallowed down with cold, exhilarating wine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1990 |
A 51-year-old elephant at the San Diego Zoo had to be put to death because of injuries she suffered after falling headfirst into a concrete moat, officials said. Maya, an Asian elephant who was the oldest mammal at the zoo, apparently suffered torn ligaments in her legs Sunday as she tried to climb out of the moat surrounding her enclosure, said zoo spokesman Jeff Jouett.