CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2013 |
The broadcast Friday by a Bay Area television station of fake, racially insensitive names of the pilots flying the ill-fated Asiana Airlines Flight 214 has sparked outrage. The segment on Friday at noon that referred to two of the pilots as "Captain Sum Ting Wong," and "Wi Tu Lo," has gone viral and drawn heavy criticism on the Internet. In a statement read on KTVU-TV on Friday night, anchor Frank Somerville said the station made several mistakes. Somerville did not say how exactly the station got the names.
August 23, 2013
Re “Baby Messiah case brings ACLU, conservatives closer,” Aug. 19 Frankly, is the name Messiah any different than naming a child Moses, Mohammed or Jesus? All of those are fairly common in today's religious melting pot. It is our duty as members of a sane society to have the conversation about the correctness of such names. Those decisions can never be made by judicial fiat determined in a court of law. As I come from a family some of whose members were Holocaust survivors, no doubt I would have serious issues if I went, for example, to a school function and were introduced to the Campbell family mentioned in the article by their given names.
October 17, 2012 |
A small town in Maine has been wrestling with a prostitution scandal involving an zumba fitness dance instructor--but it is the naming of the accused johns that has created a mess. The first list of 21 names of men accused of being involved in the scandal reportedly includes names that match several notable men around town. All are charged with the class E crime of engaging a prostitute. The names were released this week after a series of court battles. Police in Kennebunk plan to release the remaining names, perhaps more than 150, every other week as the people are issued summonses.
July 15, 2013 |
Yahoo has freed up a substantial number of inactive user names and will give them to people on a first-come, first-served basis , the company announced Monday. A month ago, Yahoo announced it would deactivate accounts that hadn't been touched for a year. The plan is designed to entice more people to check out Yahoo and its email, news, search and sharing services. The scheme raised concerns among online security experts who worried that previous owners of an email could have their online identity hijacked if they had listed their little-used Yahoo email as a backup email on another service and since forgotten.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 |
In the wake of Asiana 214's crash-landing in San Francisco, there are surely myriad lawsuits to come - three passengers died, scores of others were injured, numerous flights were canceled and an aircraft was left gutted. But the first suit to be announced a week after the crash, though, wasn't over any of the injured passengers or wrecked equipment; it was over Asiana Airlines's reputation, which the company says was damaged when a Bay Area television aired bogus names of its pilots with racist undertones last week.
May 10, 2011 |
Alicia Silverstone received the ultimate early Mother's Day gift: a baby boy! Like Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon before them, she and hubby Christopher Jarecki went the nontraditional route, naming their little guy Bear Blu. (Sounds like the perfect playmate for Roc and Roe, right?) The "Clueless" actress, 34, welcomed the 7 pound, 15 ounce bundle of joy Thursday at a Los Angeles-area birthing center. "We are all three in love," Silverstone wrote on her blog. "I'm so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you've sent me during my pregnancy ... it has been wonderful.
September 1, 1992 |
Karch Kiraly was named the most valuable player of the 1992 Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour.