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May 14, 2013 |
Friends and family members gathered Monday night at a vigil for a missing Cal State Fullerton student, who disappeared on May 2. Maribel Manriquez Ramos, a former Army sergeant who served in South Korea and Iraq, was just weeks away from graduating with a degree in criminal justice. She was last seen on surveillance video outside her apartment building around 8:30 p.m. on May 2. She was reported missing a few days later after she failed to show up at a veterans' appreciation dinner where she was supposed to give a speech.
April 29, 2013 |
NBA center Jason Collins, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, has become the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay. Collins made his announcement to Sports Illustrated, which will feature Collins in this week's issue. "I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," Collins tells SI . "But since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation. I wish I wasn't the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, 'I'm different.' If I had my way, someone else would have already done this.
February 1, 2013 |
Looking to end your week on an upbeat note? Then read no further! Seriously, um, read no further, 'cause we're about to learn how Katie Couric came thisclose to having sexy times with Larry King. Seems Katie and Larry went out on a date in Washington, D.C., years ago, when she was about 30 and he was 112 (OK, he's about 23 years older than she is, but you get the idea). It was during a period in her life, she told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Thursday night, when she was going out with anyone who asked, because "you learn something" every time you're with someone new. They headed out for an Italian dinner, and he ordered heart-healthy because he'd just had bypass surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2012
• Stanford University: Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate - and us - know you better. • Carleton College: Have you ever tossed around a Frisbee___, a hot potato___, an idea___? • Connecticut College: Tell us about your favorite place and why it holds special meaning for you. It can be close to home or on another continent, your kitchen or a mountaintop. • Pomona College: You are walking down the street when something catches your eye. You stop and stare for a long while, amazed and fascinated.
December 13, 2012 |
A Florida man has been charged with second-degree murder after shooting his drunken roommate in an argument over how to cook pork chops, said the Orlando Sentinel , citing Holly Hill, Fla., police. The 55-year-old man allegedly shot and killed one of his three roommates on Tuesday night, according to the article, after the roommate arrived home drunk, police said. When police arrived at their home, they found the 35-year-old victim dead on the floor with the alleged shooter sitting nearby.
November 4, 2012 |
"The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets" A Novel By Diana Wagman Ig Publishing: 240 pp., $15.95 A giant iguana isn't something we've come to expect as a key component in an L.A. novel, but that's what local writer Diana Wagman has done with "The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets. " A brisk and vividly drawn kidnapping tale, Wagman's fourth novel hinges on the 7-foot long lizard of its title, but its core lies somewhere far more familiar to those who call Los Angeles home.
September 12, 2012 |
To go from bitter high school rivals to college roommates doesn't happen very often, but it's taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, where freshmen football players Dylan Muscat (Santa Monica High) and Cameron Countryman (Beverly Hills) have suddenly found themselves sharing a microwave, television and refrigerator in their dorm room. "We're trying to get a bean bag," Muscat said of his new friendship with Countryman. For four years of high school they went head to head on opposite sides of the ball.
May 29, 2012 |
Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi on Tuesday apologized for the first time for invading the privacy of his gay roommate, who later committed suicide, saying his behavior was “thoughtless, insensitive, immature, stupid and childish.” In a statement issued two days before he begins serving his 30-day jail term, Ravi said he never was motivated by anti-gay bias toward Tyler Clementi, who threw himself from the George...
May 22, 2012 |
Mary Killman and Maria Koroleva were synchronized swimming rivals when they began the sport, competing against each other on Northern California club teams. Not much more than a year ago, they were paired together as an American duet. Though the U.S. failed to qualify for the London Olympics as a team, a failure that shocked Killman and Koroleva, they have qualified in the Olympic duet to salvage some success from the U.S. program. And Killman, 20, of Santa Clara, Calif., and Koroleva, 22, a Russian native with U.S. citizenship now living in Concord, Calif., are so determined to be side by side in the pool that they even share an apartment bedroom.
May 22, 2012 |
Dharun Ravi, facing years in prison after being convicted of using a webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man, refused to follow in the footsteps of a disgraced New Jersey governor, of a U.S. president, of numerous celebrities or even of a genius like Socrates. Instead, the 20-year-old former Rutgers student held his own in an emotionally charged courtroom Monday and refused to apologize. Ravi broke with a centuries-old tradition in which a miscreant extends an apology to those he or she hurt.