April 23, 2012 |
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in Ecuador with the kids in the wake of their engagement news, but as usual it's something of a working vacation for Jolie, who last week was promoted from goodwill ambassador to special envoy in her continuing gig with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It was destination Galapagos Islands for the six kids and their folks, with Mom making time to visit a refugee settlement as well. Over the weekend, Jolie met with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino in the capital city, Quito, and also showed up at Providencia, a settlement in the rain forest near the banks of the San Miguel River, which forms Ecuador's border with Colombia.
February 14, 1986 |
An Air Force fighter-bomber, flying at supersonic speed, transported a heart from Oklahoma to Hartford early today, enabling doctors to transplant the organ into a 46-year-old man. Richard Reinhardt of Pine Plains, N.Y., was "doing well" after the life-saving surgery at Hartford Hospital, spokesman James Battaglio said.
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June 14, 2001 |
Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry Ellison will be allowed to land his private jet at San Jose International Airport after curfew--at least for a while, a federal judge ruled. The city's 11 p.m. airport curfew was not invalidated by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel's decision to temporarily grant Ellison's Gulfstream V permission to land. The order will stand only until Ellison's suit against the city is settled.
August 2, 1988 |
The bodies of two people killed in the fiery crash of a private jet near here were too badly burned and mangled to be identified by usual means, authorities said Monday. The twin-engine jet slammed into the ground Saturday after its pilot requested permission to land at March Air Force Base, about 30 miles southeast of its destination of Chino, officials said.
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October 18, 2000
A private jet owned by actor Jim Carrey grazed a turboprop plane on approach to Van Nuys Airport Tuesday, but both aircraft landed safely and no one was injured, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Carrey wasn't aboard his twin-engine Gulfstream 3 jet when it hit a Beechcraft King Air C90 shortly after 4 p.m., a spokeswoman said The collision occurred south of Newhall Pass, a heavily traveled area for private aircraft, said FAA spokesman Jerry Snyder.
March 2, 1986
Political asylum to a dictator? Or political asylum to a crony? What a big farce! Just give the Marcoses (especially Imelda) a short time before they can buy themselves into the heart of the moneyed elite of Palm Beach, Beverly Hills or Palm Springs with the same money they spirited away for the "rainy days" from the U.S. aid or from the Filipino people. Pretty soon, Imelda could be hobnobbing with the selected few amidst the glitters and social swirls of the ritzies and the powers of White House or perhaps jetting in her own private jet, to the Santa Barbara hideaway for a tete-a-tete with you know who. Fantasy?
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October 2, 2013 |
A local congressman called on federal officials Wednesday to assess the overall safety of Santa Monica Airport, where a private jet veered off the runway and slammed into a hangar, killing four people. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) asked Deborah A. P. Hersman, who heads the National Transportation Safety Board, to broaden the agency's investigation beyond determining the cause of Sunday evening's crash. Waxman also raised concerns about the shutdown of the federal government and its impact on the NTSB's investigation, which has been suspended.
August 16, 2012 |
"You've Been Trumped" sounds like a setup, a well-meaning contrivance with a preordained conclusion. It could have turned out that way, but the reality of this surprising - and surprisingly disturbing - documentary is much more eye-opening than that. As it happens, "You've Been Trumped" lives up to both interpretations of its title. It involves not only being bested, but being bested by the blustery Donald Trump, the shameless self-aggrandizer and real estate accumulator whose forays into northeast Scotland are the focus of the efforts of director, co-writer and cinematographer Anthony Baxter.
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March 25, 2013 |
A North Hollywood teenager was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for aiming a blinding laser beam at a private jet and a police helicopter last year. U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson imposed the penalty on Adam Gardenhire, 19, who pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of aiming a laser beam at an aircraft. The case is the second prosecution of its kind in the country since the laser law was signed by President Obama in 2012. According to court records, Gardenhire deliberately aimed a commercial-grade green laser beam at a privately owned Cessna Citation and a Pasadena Police Department helicopter on the evening of March 29, 2012.
February 28, 2012 |
Even though the Clippers fly on a private jet, the players remain anxious throughout their flights. When Caron Butler dozes off, he plants one of his long legs in the aisle as a booby trap to alert him if anyone is approaching. Blake Griffin sleeps with a blanket tied around his head. "I don't know how he [is] breathing under there," Reggie Evans said. What do the players fear? Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan co-founded a movement he calls "got 'em," in which he patrols the team plane searching for a teammate who has fallen asleep.