October 31, 2013 |
The key moment in Peter Berg's upcoming, fact-based war movie "Lone Survivor" occurs when four U.S. Navy SEALs, hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader, encounter three goat herders. The SEALs quickly boil down their options to three choices: 1) Tie up the shepherds, one of whom is a boy, and leave them in the mountains to freeze 2) kill the shepherds immediately or 3) let them go, abort the mission and hike up to the summit to be extracted before Taliban forces find them.
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October 30, 2013 |
Lucky for Neil he lives up by the foothills, and not down by the seashore. The corpulent Sierra Madre resident escaped eviction last week when the tiny town's police chief decided that Neil was actually a potbellied pig, not a hog. Which was a good thing for Neil, because hog's are illegal in town. But if Neil has any relatives enjoying the good life down in Seal Beach, they may be in for a different fate. The Orange County beach city this week adopted an anti-pig law, adding it to the list of animals that are illegal to keep.
October 4, 2013 |
WINNIPEG, Canada - Reasons to pull a goalie in only his second start of the season? Let us go over them after Winnipeg beat the Kings, 5-3, in the Jets' home opener at MTS Center on Friday night. The offensively gifted Jets have scored 10 goals in two games and Devin Setoguchi and Evander Kane combined for six points against the Kings. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, who is usually loath to make a goalie switch in-game, did just that in the third period, pulling starter Jonathan Quick after he gave up a goal on a wraparound by Setoguchi at 5:19 that widened the Jets' lead to 4-1. "Three reasons to pull goalies from a coaching standpoint," Sutter said.
September 29, 2013 |
Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football. He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down under Garrett's arrogant watch. Garrett fooled us all by hiring a coach under NCAA investigation at Tennessee to a school going on NCAA probation. How brilliantly sinister! Never mind Kiffin lacked the credentials or the pedigree, he was a not-too-distant member of Pete Carroll's old glory guard.
September 13, 2013 |
With showdown games looming against Corona Centennial and Ventura St. Bonaventure in the coming weeks, No. 8-ranked Mission Hills Alemany needed to show on Friday night that it belonged among Southern California's elite football teams. The Warriors put together a four-touchdown barrage in the third quarter to leave defending City Section Division I champion Harbor City Narbonne down for the count. Alemany (3-0) came away with a 42-14 victory on its home field, giving Coach Dean Herrington renewed confidence his team is headed in the right direction.
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August 30, 2013 |
Family members of those killed in the Seal Beach salon shooting two years ago urged a judge Friday to end their "agony" by ordering the accused killer to stand trial this fall. "This needs to move on and we need to be allowed to heal," said Paul Wilson, whose wife, Christy, was among the eight people slain. But the judge, though expressing sympathy to family members gathered in the Orange County courtroom, said the case was too complex to be rushed and delayed a trial until at least next year.