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October 16, 1985
President Reagan says that "the government is spending money like a drunken sailor." That's an insult to the integrity of drunken sailors. Drunken sailors have earned the money they spend--and they stop spending when they run out of money! ARMIN MOTHS El Cajon
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
  SAN DIEGO -- Two enlisted sailors were taken into custody Thursday after a report of "suspicious behavior" involving a gun touched off a "shelter-in-place" order to personnel at the Point Loma submarine base. The two were using airsoft pistols to fire from their barrack's window at a mirror on an adjacent structure, the Navy said. Airsoft pistols fire pellets and often have a realistic appearance. Someone saw one of the pistols and made an emergency call that led to the "shelter in place" order, the Navy said.
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NATIONAL
March 6, 2012 | By Richard Simon
This is really a cold case. Nearly 150 years after the Civil War ironclad the Monitor sank, an effort was launched Tuesday to identify the remains of two of its sailors. Officials in Washington unveiled forensic reconstructions of the faces of the two crew members, whose skeletal remains were discovered inside the Union warship's gun turret after it was raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast in 2002.   "Our hope is that someone seeing the sculptures may recognize the face as an ancestor," Mary H. Manhein, director of Louisiana State University's Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services lab, said at the Navy Memorial in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- The gun scare at the Point Loma submarine base that led to a "shelter in place" order was caused when an enlisted sailor playfully pointed an air pistol out of a barracks window, the base commander said Thursday. The sailor was firing the pistol at a mirror in a parking lot when someone saw the gun and made a report of a "suspicious person with a gun," said Capt. Scott Adams. That led to the "shelter in place" order and brought base security, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service rushing to the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Tony Perry
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Dad periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world. And so the pre-dawn departure Monday morning of Gunnery Sgt. Dylin Cook-Watt and 140 other Marines and sailors for Afghanistan was familiar for Haleigh, 7-year-old Jamie, and their mother, Samantha Cook-Watt. Still, the leave-taking, while sad and fraught with uncertainty, had a different feel this time: The Marines are now allowing Afghan forces to take the lead in fighting a resurgent Taliban in Helmand and Nimroz provinces.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Officials are trying to determine why a drone being used as part of a Navy training exercise malfunctioned off the Ventura County coast Saturday. Two sailors suffered minor burns in the incident, the Navy said in a statement. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Third Fleet told the Associated Press that it is unclear what went wrong. The ship sustained some damage and is returning to its home port of San Diego, the Navy said. The sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser Chancellorsville were using the drone to test the ship's radar-tracking system, something done on a regular basis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Two Australian sailors will stand trial on assault charges after an argument over the relative merits of Australian versus American football turned into a sidewalk brawl. Philip Graeme Ferres, 27, and Kolis Barba, 25, pleaded not guilty to felony charges in the beating of a man they met at a bar Nov. 22. They had been on a six-day shore leave. Barba is a professional Australian rules football player. Jeffrey Wilkinson, 28, testified at a pretrial hearing Thursday that he joined the sailors at a party in a nearby apartment after meeting them at Moose McGillycuddy's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1989
As I watched the memorial service (April 24) for the sailors of the battleship Iowa, I cried along with our President for the loss of those lives to all of us. I recalled the Soviet sailors who also perished just weeks ago in their submarine, and I cried for them. My tears were both for the men and their families and the futility of their deaths, for where is the enemy? For these deaths, there is no enemy, only our thinking. War and the projection of an enemy has been with us for thousands of years but we are slowly learning that it just doesn't work.
WORLD
August 14, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI -- Hopes were fading late Wednesday after an explosion and fire on an Indian submarine left three officers and 15 sailors trapped inside, and navy divers failed to make contact or discern sign of life coming from inside the stranded vessel, officials said. The explosion occurred about 12:30 a.m. local time Wednesday leaving the diesel- and electricity-powered submarine largely submerged at a dock in Mumbai where it was berthed, the navy said. Grainy social media images showed a huge white-and-yellow explosion illuminating the midnight sky like a premature dawn, followed by a blaze that lasted several hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CORONADO - On most days, a three-mile stretch of Silver Strand beach here is used for training Navy SEALs, sailors and Marines. Thursday was not a usual day. Dozens of sailors spent the morning in a slow, head-down walk along the restricted beach, searching for detritus that could harm the Western snowy plover and the California least tern, two imperiled bird populations that use the strand for nesting. "This is our office," said sailor Daniel Torres, 26, from New Mexico, one of the Navy beachmasters - specialists in bringing vehicles and other heavy equipment ashore from amphibious assault ships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been updated, as noted below
Welcome home, Kaufman family! Today, as my colleague Tony Perry reports, the Navy warship that rescued Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two tiny daughters, made port in San Diego. In order to dodge a media scrum, Perry relates, the Kaufmans were dropped off at the Naval Air Station North Island, before the ship docked at its home port, the 32nd Street Naval Station, across San Diego Bay. They will not just be arriving home in San Diego; they will also be sailing (metaphorically, this time)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Hannah Fry
Relatives of one of the sailors killed when their boat ran aground during the annual Newport-to-Ensenada yacht race have filed suit against the manufacturer and distributor of the GPS device that was installed in the vessel. Four men were killed in April 2012 when the 37-foot Aegean crashed onto North Coronado Island, just south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The widow of crew member Theo Mavromatis and their three children filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Spot LLC, the Colorado-based company that manufactured the boat's safety alert system, Globalstar.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A civilian shot a sailor to death aboard a destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, then was killed by security officials, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect had permission to be on base, but it was unclear whether he had permission to board the Mahan, the destroyer that was docked at Pier 1, according to Navy officials. Neither the dead civilian nor the dead sailor was identified. “I'd like to say that our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those affected by the tragic event last night,” Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times art critic
The annex at Michael Benevento Gallery holds three large paintings of three-masted sailing ships at sea, the kind that proliferated during the colonizing age of exploration that began half a millennium ago. Shown in various states of full and partial sail, and largely drawn in black acrylic on white painted canvas, these are the vessels whose sailors scanned the globe during their unprecedented journeys. In the main gallery a few doors away, painter Mark Roeder continues a similar scan in what could be called full sail.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2014 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - The Navy said Tuesday that instructors responsible for training sailors to operate nuclear reactors that power submarines and aircraft carriers may have cheated on qualification tests, the latest in a series of ethical and criminal misconduct cases roiling the Pentagon. The Navy suspended 30 senior enlisted sailors serving as instructors at the Navy base in Charleston, S.C., after a sailor seeking to qualify as an instructor alerted his superiors that he had been offered answers to a written test on reactor operations, senior Navy officers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome - age can thieve only so much - but it makes you think of him many years ago in the roles of Gatsby, the Sundance Kid and the all too-content Hubbell Gardiner. Robert Redford started so young, so perfect, an impossible mirror. But age has crept upon him. In his new film "All Is Lost," Redford's buffeted face needs no syllables to articulate the fate of Our Man, a lone sailor adrift on a broken boat.
WORLD
March 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Eighteen Ukrainian sailors were trapped in their capsized tugboat after it collided with a cargo ship in Hong Kong waters, a marine official said. Hong Kong Marine Department Director Roger Tupper said the sailors could be alive if they had found an air pocket. But he said divers knocked on the boat and did not hear the sailors signal back. Divers were hindered by strong currents and poor visibility, the Hong Kong government said in a statement.
NATIONAL
March 8, 2013 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
WASHINGTON--One hundred and fifty years after their Civil War ironclad sank, two unknown sailors from the Monitor will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on  Friday.  Burial comes a year after officials in Washington unveiled forensic reconstructions of the sailors' faces in an unsuccessful attempt to learn their identities.  Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who will speak at the service, has said the crew members "may very well be the...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Tony Perry
CAMP PENDLETON - One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Her father periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world. So the pre-dawn departure Monday of Gunnery Sgt. Dylin Cook-Watt and 140 other Marines and sailors for Afghanistan was familiar for Haleigh, 7-year-old Jamie, and their mother, Samantha Cook-Watt. Still, the leave-taking, while sad and fraught with uncertainty, had a different feel this time: The Marines are allowing the Afghan forces to take the lead in fighting a resurgent Taliban.
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