January 16, 2014 |
Convicted murderer and rapist Dennis McGuire took more than 15 minutes to die, appearing to gasp during his execution Thursday by Ohio using a combination of drugs never tried before in the United States. The process, using a two-drug protocol, is the latest attempt by states seeking a way to execute prisoners in a constitutionally approved manner that avoids cruel and unusual punishment. The issue has been complicated because the manufacturer of a drug previously used made it unavailable for use in capital punishment.
January 17, 2014 |
The children of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire, whose execution by lethal injection took longer and seemed to be more painful than expected, plans to sue Ohio to block further use of the protocol. The decision to sue was announced Friday at a news conference, said attorney Jon Paul Rion, who represents the children who witnessed Thursday's execution at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. The suit is expected to be filed next week in federal court, Rion said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
March 16, 2011 |
Apparently not everyone got the memo about the NHL's stricter stance toward blows to the head. A few hours after general managers concluded meetings Wednesday that produced resolutions intended to enhance safety and minimize head injuries, the league suspended San Jose Sharks forward Dany Heatley for two games for elbowing Dallas forward Steve Ott in the head Tuesday. Heatley, who got an interference penalty on the ice, will forfeit $80,645.16 which will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
September 8, 2000 |
With more than 150 world leaders gathered here under one roof this week, who is the most powerful person in the building? Try Nadia Younes: She can tell President Clinton where to stand, President Vladimir V. Putin what to wear and Fidel Castro how long to speak. Younes is the chief of protocol, the most diplomatic of the diplomats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2003 |
Celebrities from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays mingled at a party honoring the city's chief of protocol, Charlotte Shultz, for 40 years of public service. About 500 guests, also including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, attended the Sunday-night surprise party at City Hall. As protocol chief, Shultz helped plan civic events from opera balls to Super Bowl parades during the terms of seven San Francisco mayors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 |
Foreign visitors to Irvine ask the darndest things. Stella Cardoza knows. As the city employee in charge of protocol, Cardoza's job is to make visitors feel at ease. But sometimes she is asked things that make her feel downright on edge. Take the delegation from West Germany. While they were being entertained in an upstairs conference room with a commanding view of Irvine on three sides, they gazed out over miles of expensive Orange County real estate.