February 18, 2010 |
Katherine Reutter was an Olympic-record holder for all of about three minutes. The Champaign, Ill., native will have to settle for that. In the first quarterfinal of the women's 500-meter short-track speedskating event Wednesday night, Reutter blazed around the ice in 43.834 seconds to set a new mark. In the next heat, China's Wang Meng shattered that time with a 43.284 and then went on to win the gold medal. Reutter was forced to watch the finals after starting slowly in the semis, never recovering and being eliminated in her bid for her first Olympic medal.
August 24, 1989 |
Two teen-agers who had known each other about two months visited Walt Disney World and the Disney-MGM Studios, then left a note and leaped to their deaths from a 14th-floor balcony in their hotel, officials said today. Jerry Heitzman, 17, of Tipp City, Ohio, and Christine Reutter, 18, of Kettering, Ohio, were killed late Tuesday when they hit the roof of the first-floor restaurant at the Howard Johnson at Walt Disney Village.
June 5, 1994 |
An FBI agent has been accused of stealing and then trying to sell 100 pounds of uncut, high-quality heroin from the agency's evidence room. Kenneth R. Withers, 33, was arrested Friday at his office. The seven-year veteran special agent was being held in federal prison. A bail hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. "It's very difficult for us to arrest one of our own agents," said Bob Reutter, special agent in charge of the bureau's Philadelphia office.
February 17, 2010 |
When it comes to women's short-track speedskating, there's China's Wang Meng. And then there's everyone else. Wang has dominated short track and Wednesday night will seek to repeat the gold she won in the 500 meters in Turin, Italy, in 2006. Since that gold, Wang, 24, has continued to thrive in the 500, winning consecutive world championships and setting the world record of 42.609 seconds in 2008. During Saturday's heats at Pacific Coliseum, she set an Olympic record of 43.926 seconds to qualify for Wednesday's quarterfinals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
The debate over the allocation of funds directed by the NEA seems destined to consume us. The NEA has worked itself into this situation by way of a policy which prefers to support the artist rather than his or her particular works of art. The critics have decided, and perhaps rightly so, that the taxpayers are not obligated to support the lifestyle of an artist when that lifestyle is controversial. If someone asked me to help an artist who had left his wife, forsaken his children, abused his friends and now needed a little money to vacation in the islands, I'd say forget it. But if you showed me a painting of Gauguin's, now that would be different.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
Robert Beckel ("Thanks, Jerry, for Four More Years of Hell," Opinion, March 24) has it all wrong. He thinks Jerry Brown is bedeviling the people's candidate Bill Clinton for personal rather than political reasons. There are plenty of good reasons for Brown to stay in the race. Voters from both parties support his call for change in the system. Let's start with the primary system where Clinton would probably head an otherwise empty ballot when the primaries move to California. Is that fair?