CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2002
A Ventura woman died Friday afternoon after a three-car crash on California 126 near Wells Road in Ventura. Eulala Keller, 85, was driving east when traffic began slowing because of road construction, the California Highway Patrol reported. Keller, who was traveling about 65 mph, apparently didn't slow quickly enough and plowed into a car ahead of her, which then hit a cement truck. A passing CHP officer gave Keller cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
March 30, 2005 |
The chief of the federal highway system recently took the time to write, saying I was too quick in a recent column to dismiss the Bush administration's idea of using tolls to build new roads instead of gas taxes. "The Your Wheels column unfortunately dismisses tolling as part of the solution to highway congestion," said Mary E. Peters, Federal Highway administrator. "Toll roads are, in fact, already proving valuable in Southern California."
November 28, 2001 |
The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to federal affirmative action Tuesday, belatedly conceding that it had taken up the wrong case to decide whether the government can steer some contracts to minority-owned businesses. In the court's parlance, Tuesday's decision was a "dig"--"dismissed as improvidently granted"--Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist announced in the case of Adarand Constructors vs. Mineta, 00-730.