August 31, 1999 |
A former PairGain Technologies Inc. employee who drove up the company's stock by posting a phony news report on the Internet was sentenced Monday to five months of home detention and five years' probation. Gary Dale Hoke, 26, also was ordered to pay $93,000 in restitution to investors who purchased PairGain stock and sold at a loss after the telecommunications equipment company denied the bogus report that it was about to be purchased by an Israeli company.
July 4, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - As a boy, Mandla Mandela wanted nothing more than to be a disc jockey in the city. But his grandfather, former South African President Nelson Mandela, picked him to live in the rolling hills of Eastern Cape as leader of the family and chief of its clan. It's a family now engulfed by an acrimonious feud, even as the elder statesman lies critically ill in a hospital. The bitterness spilled out Thursday as Mandla Mandela accused a half-brother, Mbuso, of impregnating Mandla's wife, called another brother, Nbada, illegitimate and said Nelson Mandela's oldest daughter, Makaziwe, was sowing “divisions and destruction” in the family.
February 1, 1993 |
Cuban track star Ana Quirot, a bronze-medal winner in the 1992 Olympics in the 800 meters, was recovering in Havana from severe burns, while her prematurely delivered baby daughter developed severe neurological problems during the weekend, a news report said. Quirot, seven months pregnant, was hospitalized Jan. 22 because of third-degree burns suffered in what news reports from Cuba said was a household accident.
February 25, 1996 |
A bus collided with a truck and burst into flames Saturday, killing 30 people and critically injuring 25 others in a southern Indian town, a news report said. Firefighters took more than three hours to put out the blaze after the vehicles collided on a narrow bridge near Sulur, 1,500 miles south of the capital, New Delhi, United News of India said.
May 29, 2013 |
Norm Karkos had just finished a live news report about Robert McDonough, 72, who had gone missing the day before, when a slender, older man walked down the road behind him. The camera was still rolling. “How are you?” Karkos, an anchor-reporter for WMTW Channel 8 in Portland, asked the man as he passed with his hands jammed into his pockets. "Good," the man replied. Karkos squinted at the man as he passed by, and then continued to squint, his mouth hanging open. Minutes after Karkos had given viewers an update Tuesday morning about the missing McDonough, the reporter was looking right at him. McDonough was safe and sound after the TV crew called the Maine Warden Service, realizing they'd found a man who had wandered away from home Monday afternoon and survived near-freezing temperatures overnight.
September 30, 2004 |
A group of 44 men, women and children -- most or all of them North Koreans -- used ladders to scramble over a spiked fence around the Canadian Embassy in Beijing in an apparent bid for asylum, Canadian officials said. One man was stopped by police. A South Korean news report said all 44 were North Koreans. In Ottawa, however, a Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman said that most of those who gained access to the embassy were North Koreans.