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April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Flynn, 75, a director best known for the action movies "Rolling Thunder" and "The Outfit," died in his sleep April 4 at his Los Angeles home, his son Tara Flynn said. After working as a script supervisor for director Robert Wise on "West Side Story" and later as an assistant director, Flynn got a chance to direct "The Sergeant," a 1968 film starring Rod Steiger as a repressed military man in post-World War II France.
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NATIONAL
April 4, 2012 | By David Zucchino
Two Vietnam veterans killed in a motorcycle crash at a veterans' celebration Saturday were traveling 50 mph in opposite directions on the Charlotte Motor Speedway track when they collided, according to a police accident report released Wednesday. One of the veterans may have consumed alcohol prior to the head-on collision, a police spokesman told The Times. "We have some evidence that one of the gentlemen may have been drinking," Concord, N.C., Police Major Allen Overcash said in an interview with The Times.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1987 | DOUG FISHER, Associated Press
At a leisurely four miles per day, a curious caravan of earthshaking trucks is wending through the rolling farmlands of western Ohio, helping scientists probe miles below the surface where ancient continents may have collided. If underground mountains can be found, scientists say, they could be loaded with valuable minerals and provide a picture of what Earth was like a billion years ago.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2012 | By David Zucchino
The weekend celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway was intended to honor Vietnam veterans, some of whom arrived on motorcycles. By the time it ended late Saturday, two veterans -- ages 71 and 66 -- were dead. Their motorcycles collided on the racetrack after the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration had ended. Witnesses told local newspapers that motorcycles were being driven wildly around the track, some in opposite directions, just before the collision.  Two motorcycles collided at one of the steepest banks on the track, killing Thomas Franklin Hollingsworth, 71, of Piedmont, S.C., and Alan Richard Mockus, 66, of Alto, Ga. Mockus' wife, Deborah Lynn Mockus, who was riding on the back of his motorcycle, was badly injured.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
It will be one of the more unusual White House photo ops. And perhaps one of the loudest. On Sunday, amid a weekend of veterans events, a procession of Harley-Davidsons will make its noisy way up to the White House's South Lawn and the riders -- members of the Rolling Thunder veterans group -- will get an Oval Office tour from the president. "It's kind of a new thing," said Michael "Rattlesnake" Cobb, chairman of Rolling Thunder Inc.
NEWS
August 15, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fast-moving, 30-ton big rig that flipped over on the Artesia Freeway crushed the red Jeep Cherokee like a soda can. It was 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, 1998, and this was the 31st truck crash of the day in California. More than a hundred were still to come. Driver Eusebio Solis was 6 1/2 hours into his workday, cruising through Buena Park, when his rig loaded with fresh fruit jackknifed and toppled. He scrambled out of the cab to check for injuries. When Solis saw the flattened Jeep, he lost it.
MAGAZINE
October 2, 2005 | Matthew Heller, Matthew Heller last wrote for the magazine about IHOP Chief Executive Julia Stewart.
Cable's restaurant in woodland hills is a comfortable neighborhood coffee shop with a loyal clientele, the type of place where the regulars eat four or five times a week and the waitresses call you "Honey." Patrons sit at green vinyl booths under faux wood beams that give the restaurant a kitschy ambience. The $7.95 fried chicken special is the signature dish on the multi-page menu. On a recent morning, the patrons included a man with an oxygen tank.
SPORTS
June 29, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Tampa Bay Rolling Thunder did something no Major League Roller Hockey team has done this season: skate evenly with the Bullfrogs for most of the first half. But the Bullfrogs scored seven consecutive goals on their way to an 11-2 victory, their fifth consecutive, in front of an announced crowd of 6,704 Sunday at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Mark Woolf scored four times and had two assists.
NEWS
May 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Tens of thousands of veterans on Sunday filled the area from the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial, sprawled on the steps of various federal buildings, crammed vacant fields with their motorcycles and wandered up and down the Mall. They roared into town on polished, rumbling bikes for the 13th annual Rolling Thunder rally. They visited vans promising "Find Your Buddies Now," bought pins from vendors and cooked out.
MAGAZINE
September 8, 1991
Your article on cartoonist John Callahan ("Rolling Thunder," by Ann Japenga, July 28) was mesmerizing. Such incredible guts and determination coupled with a screwy talent should receive aid from those of us who can appreciate and even revere his gutty determination. A thought: Would it not be possible for one of our millionaires to alleviate the financial burdens of John Callahan, so that he doesn't have to worry about Medicaid payments being withheld because he makes a couple of bucks from his irreverent, somewhat mad but often wryly humorous gems?
SPORTS
January 5, 2010
Kevin Durant says Russell Westbrook has carried the Oklahoma City Thunder. Statistics suggested otherwise -- until Monday night. Durant didn't reach 30 points for the first time in eight games and he didn't lead his team in scoring for only the sixth time all season. Thanks largely to Westbrook's 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists, the Thunder won anyway, beating the Chicago Bulls, 98-85. "I'm not going into every game saying, 'I've got to score 30 for us to win,' " said Durant, who finished with 25 -- just below his 28.4-point average, fourth-best in the NBA. "I just go out there and play within the offense.
SPORTS
December 14, 2008 | associated press
No matter how many ways the Oklahoma City Thunder finds to lose, it certainly doesn't seem to have any trouble finding people to watch it happen. Despite having an NBA-worst 2-21 record heading into the weekend, the Thunder is one of the bigger draws in the league. Only this week did Oklahoma City fall out of the top 10 in attendance, and that came after the two smallest crowds of the season came to watch losses to Golden State and Memphis -- two other teams near the bottom of the Western Conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Flynn, 75, a director best known for the action movies "Rolling Thunder" and "The Outfit," died in his sleep April 4 at his Los Angeles home, his son Tara Flynn said. After working as a script supervisor for director Robert Wise on "West Side Story" and later as an assistant director, Flynn got a chance to direct "The Sergeant," a 1968 film starring Rod Steiger as a repressed military man in post-World War II France.
MAGAZINE
October 2, 2005 | Matthew Heller, Matthew Heller last wrote for the magazine about IHOP Chief Executive Julia Stewart.
Cable's restaurant in woodland hills is a comfortable neighborhood coffee shop with a loyal clientele, the type of place where the regulars eat four or five times a week and the waitresses call you "Honey." Patrons sit at green vinyl booths under faux wood beams that give the restaurant a kitschy ambience. The $7.95 fried chicken special is the signature dish on the multi-page menu. On a recent morning, the patrons included a man with an oxygen tank.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
It will be one of the more unusual White House photo ops. And perhaps one of the loudest. On Sunday, amid a weekend of veterans events, a procession of Harley-Davidsons will make its noisy way up to the White House's South Lawn and the riders -- members of the Rolling Thunder veterans group -- will get an Oval Office tour from the president. "It's kind of a new thing," said Michael "Rattlesnake" Cobb, chairman of Rolling Thunder Inc.
NEWS
May 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Tens of thousands of veterans on Sunday filled the area from the Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial, sprawled on the steps of various federal buildings, crammed vacant fields with their motorcycles and wandered up and down the Mall. They roared into town on polished, rumbling bikes for the 13th annual Rolling Thunder rally. They visited vans promising "Find Your Buddies Now," bought pins from vendors and cooked out.
NEWS
May 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Thousands of war veterans and their families circled the National Mall on motorcycles Sunday, demanding better treatment of disabilities linked to military service and a final accounting of Americans lost in the Indochina conflict and other wars.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1996 | HOWARD FEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The opening credit on the American-release print of "Hate," a riveting French film about tough young layabouts by 25-year-old Mathieu Kassovitz, reads: "Jodie Foster and Egg Pictures Present a Mathieu Kassovitz film: Hate (La Haine)." Foster joins Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Redford and recent initiate Quentin Tarantino in the ever-expanding club of Hollywood celebrity presenters.
NEWS
August 15, 1999 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fast-moving, 30-ton big rig that flipped over on the Artesia Freeway crushed the red Jeep Cherokee like a soda can. It was 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, 1998, and this was the 31st truck crash of the day in California. More than a hundred were still to come. Driver Eusebio Solis was 6 1/2 hours into his workday, cruising through Buena Park, when his rig loaded with fresh fruit jackknifed and toppled. He scrambled out of the cab to check for injuries. When Solis saw the flattened Jeep, he lost it.
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