November 10, 2013 |
Alonzo Mourning and President Obama made for half of a foursome Saturday morning at the South Florida golf course made famous in "Caddyshack. " That's kind of cool. I wish I could tell you Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (or the late, great Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight -- now that would be newsworthy) rounded out the group at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale. But, alas, completing the foursome was U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a frequent Obama golf partner, and Cyrus Walker, the cousin of senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett.
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October 28, 2013 |
More than 1,000 people attended a service Sunday for a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy. The youth was walking with a pellet gun in Santa Rosa at the time. Andy Lopez, an eighth-grader, was shot seven times last week by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his pellet gun for an authentic assault rifle. The boy's father, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , at the service cried: "My son, my beautiful son. " Hundreds of the mourners wore white, which had been requested by Lopez's mother to "represent the angel that he is and was. " On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement authorities said deputies responded to a report of a "suspicious person" in a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood. "The deputy's mind-set was that he was fearful that he was going to be shot," said Santa Rosa police Lt. Paul Henry.
October 26, 2013 |
As a Massachusetts community paused Saturday to remember a young teacher killed at her high school this week, the mother of the 14-year-old suspect in the death said Saturday that she was “struggling to understand” the case. Fourteen-year-old Philip Chism, who is being tried as an adult, was charged with murder in the killing of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, his math teacher at Danvers High School. Ritzer's body was found in the woods near the school this week. Chism's lawyer on Saturday released a statement on behalf of the boy's mother, Diana Chism: “On Oct. 22, 2013, two families were unexpectedly and inconceivably changed forever,” read the statement, published in the Boston Globe . “Ms.
October 23, 2013 |
SPARKS, Nev. -- Shocked students gathered at a makeshift memorial Tuesday night to mourn and try to make sense of the shootings at Sparks Middle School that left a teacher dead and two boys wounded. Desiree Zepeda, an eighth-grader, cried as she recalled how slain teacher Michael Landsberry had given her after-school math support last year. "He helped me even though I wasn't in his class," Desiree said, adding that she passed her test the next day. PHOTOS: Sparks Middle School shooting She tearfully embraced her friend Margielle Stewart, another eighth-grader, who said she was a friend of the shooter, a 12-year-old boy who killed Landsberry and wounded the others, both 12, before turning the gun on himself.
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October 23, 2013 |
Students at schools attended by three siblings killed in a Lodi car crash -- in which three others also died, including a pregnant woman -- mourned the loss of their classmates Wednesday. Stephanie Miranda, 4, Jose Miranda, 5, and Irving Miranda, 11, were killed in the Tuesday night crash in Lodi, about 15 miles north of Stockton, along with Luis Miranda, 30, and Vivian Rodriguez, 31, who was pregnant, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel. Irving Miranda attended Lodi Middle School, where he participated in an after-school program and played on the school's soccer team, said Lodi Unified Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Catherine Pennington.
October 19, 2013 |
Grieve, it's OK. Has to happen before moving on. And somewhat unexpectedly, it is time for the Dodgers to move on. There is no escaping the disappointment for Dodgers and their fans. They were absolutely certain they were onto something special. Even trailing three games to two heading into St. Louis, their confidence bordered on cockiness. Then they not only lost, they were humbled, 9-0, by St. Louis. The Cardinals did the happy dance, the Cardinals advanced to the World Series.