May 7, 1989
The battleship Iowa will return to sea duty next month while awaiting repairs on its badly damaged No. 2 turret, defense officials said in Washington. They said the Iowa would serve a four- to six-month tour in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean before returning for repair of the turret next winter. Except for the disabled turret, where an explosion killed 47 sailors during practice firing on April 19, "the ship is sound," one official said. The ship could use its two other turrets, as well as other weapons systems, if it became involved in hostilities, but a moratorium against test-firing the 16-inch guns remains in effect until the cause of the accident is determined.
October 23, 1985 |
Children and adults plunged into the surf off northern New Zealand on Tuesday to lug dozens of beached pilot whales to safety. Residents said that 250 children and 50 adults struggled for 2 1/2 hours to pull about 100 whales by their tails out into the sea at Doubtless Bay. "The kids were excellent--we couldn't have done it without them," builder Graeme Jay said. "The adults were getting tired. We might have given up."
June 28, 1994
Sailing alone soothes me because the sea is fair, not cruel. It judges only your ability. It does not care who or what you are. It does not ask your age, color, sex, address, sexual orientation, education or IQ, but only your competence. It requires only that you can sail. If you can, you survive. If you can't, better stay ashore. That's fair, more fair than most of us experience on land. And refreshing. --C.E. ZOERNER JR., Manhattan Beach
March 28, 2014 |
Natal, a breezy beach city with vast blue skies and bright sun 1,220 miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro, has much of the small-town feel common in the surrounding rural regions. Where you'll see soccer: The U.S. takes on Ghana on June 16 at the newly constructed Arena das Dunas in Natal, a towering homage to sea, sun and sand. FIFA is putting up a giant screen at Praia do Forte north of the tourist areas and stadium. In a calm city light on night life and heavy on fresh air, this is probably the best place to take in the action for those without tickets.
July 12, 1996 |
Len Paschoal's meticulously rendered drawings and paintings depict piers, beaches and breakwaters familiar to anyone who has strolled along the seashore. The Milan-born, L.A.-based artist's first solo show at Koplin Gallery is promising not because each of his works on paper and canvas captures a fraction of the beach's daunting beauty, but because in them Paschoal skillfully plays blinding light against impenetrable shadow to form tight compositions.
July 16, 1986 |
She listed to starboard. Her stern sank, and she settled. The sea washed in through the galley, and they saw it sweep away an ice chest. Then she sank some more, and her bow rose straight up. From the life raft, she looked like a buoy against the sky. Tom Jacobsen heard her port engine rumble and die. He could smell diesel fuel. She sank steadily, a foot every three or four seconds. The sea rushed in through the stern, and it forced air up and out through the foredeck vents.
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June 21, 1987 |
A Navy enlisted man, just back from five years at sea, won a $2,575,000 annuity in the California Lottery's "Big Spin" on Saturday. Operations Specialist 1st Class David Gintowt, 36, who lives in a Chula Vista apartment with his wife and 13-month-old daughter, will get an annual check for $103,000 for the next 20 years. The lottery deducts 20% for federal income tax. He said he was born in Philadelphia and attended Temple University, but he now considers his home to be Lake Worth, Fla.
May 22, 1989 |
The ship, a fragment detached from the Earth, went on lonely and swift like a small planet. --Joseph Conrad Like Joseph Conrad, Richard Bosman tells colorful adventures of the sea, only Bosman lays them on thickly with a paintbrush. Bosman, 45, was in town last weekend for the opening of "Gifts of the Sea," an exhibition of his densely textured oil paintings at UC San Diego's Mandeville Gallery through June 25. His paintings heave, hiss and seethe with the motions and sounds of the sea. Bosman's curling, white-capped breakers and foggy, still waters are not realistic but expressionistic, pulsing with the ocean's contained energy.
May 3, 2005 |
By the middle of last week, the Coast Guard had called off its search, certain that 15-year-old Troy Driscoll and 17-year-old Josh Long were dead. But they were alive, in their tiny boat, in the middle of the ocean. Troy couldn't stop asking questions. Dude, he asked Josh, what will you do with me if I die? If I die, will you eat me? Do you think that's Africa in the distance? If we land in Africa, should we become missionaries?