March 28, 2005 |
Ten members of an Army military police unit based in Tallahassee should be disciplined for staging a mud-wrestling match at a U.S. military prison in Iraq, an investigation concluded. No detainees took part in the episode in October at Camp Bucca, officials said. The investigation involved male and female reservists from the 160th Military Police Battalion, Army Reserve spokesman Steve Stromvall said. The soldiers could face reprimand, rank reduction, discharge or court-martial, he said.
January 31, 2001 |
If you're going to have road rage, this is what you want to be driving: a Paul Bunyan-sized truck that jumps through the air, roars like an earthquake and crushes other cars like a steamroller. On Saturday, eight of these beasts rumbled into Anaheim's Edison Field for Monster Jam, a mud-drenched road race and car-crunching extravaganza. Outfitted with 5 1/2-foot-high tires, nitrogen-gas shock absorbers and massive alcohol-fueled engines, the monster trucks squared off in two events.
December 6, 1998 |
It was a murky So SoCal investigation: Where does the mud for mud wrestling come from? Rumors circulated that it wasn't real mud at all, not the dirt-and-water variety favored by children and pampered ladies at upscale beauty spas, but some sort of amalgamative mixture. Since the Tropicana nightclub--that paean to pugilistic mud wrestling overlooking the Hollywood Freeway--isn't open during the day and doesn't boast an answering machine, I had no choice but to pay a visit in person.
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October 7, 1997 |
Note to local bar and restaurant owners: Don't even think about mud wrestling for the next 10 1/2 months. That was the message sent by the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night. By a 5-0 vote, the council extended an existing temporary ban on mud wrestling and similar pursuits until zoning laws can be rewritten. "Given the litigious nature of this society, it's important to have a carefully worded ordinance," said City Councilman Paul Miller before the vote.
March 12, 1993 |
Jose Fernandez is not a promoter of women's mud wrestling, no matter what the neighbors of his north San Fernando Valley studio might suspect. He's a chiseler and a Sylmar success story, a sculptor of large statues. So that's what the 17,000 pounds of clay the truck recently brought to his studio is for. Fernandez, 28, was born in Mexico but was raised and schooled in Sylmar, where he lives, works and intends to remain.
October 2, 1991 |
In the fields of the foothills, the rounded boulders tell the story: the wild rides on great hillsides of mud after a rain. If tidal waves of mud can fold cars around telephone poles (as author John McPhee describes in "Control of Nature"), mashing rocks the shape of trapezoids into potatoes is no challenge. Their young days of mud wrestling over, the boulders sit placidly in the pasture, ready with the patience of the ages to be put to use.