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May 20, 1985 | Associated Press
A comatose crew member from a Soviet cargo ship was airlifted Sunday to Honolulu for emergency medical treatment, authorities said. Doctors at Straub Hospital said they could not immediately determine the cause of the coma.
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April 7, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
ELGIN, Texas - Before he shot the pig with a million volts of electricity, James Culp bowed his head in prayer. “Dear heavenly father, I ask you to guide my hand and render this test successful. Thank you for the justice that's brought me here,” Culp said as he applied a brutal shock to the anesthetized pig, which even in sleep began to quiver, its flesh sizzling. The Texas military defense lawyer's aim was to prove that Navy Seaman Kyle Antonacci, whose 2010 death in an Illinois barracks was preliminarily called a suicide, actually had been hit with a stun gun, then strangled.
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April 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Here are the sailors listed by the Pentagon as killed in the explosion Wednesday aboard the battleship Iowa, with their ranks and hometowns. Other names are to be released as relatives are notified. Tung Thanh Adams, 25, fire controlman 3rd class, Alexandria, Va. Robert Wallace Backherms, 30, gunner's mate 3rd class, Ravenna, Ohio. Dwayne Collier Battle, 21, electrician's mate, Rocky Mount, N.C. Walter Scot Blakey, 20, gunner's mate 3rd class, Eaton Rapids, Mich.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
First the good news: Jack Kerouac's "lost" novel "The Sea Is My Brother" (Da Capo: 216 pp., $23) isn't entirely unreadable. In fact, the book - written in 1943 when the author was 21 - is pretty good as far as Kerouac juvenilia goes. That's not saying much; his "Orpheus Emerged," completed two years after "The Sea Is My Brother" and published in 2000 as an early generation e-book, is one of the worst pieces of narrative prose I've ever read. This is a conundrum when it comes to literary estates, perhaps none more so than Kerouac's.
NEWS
January 16, 1985
A U.S. Air Force helicopter sent to evacuate a sick seaman from a merchant ship crashed on the vessel, killing six crewmen and leaving a seventh missing and presumed dead. The HH-53 helicopter crashed and started a fire aboard the Asian Beauty, a Panamanian-registered ship that was 540 nautical miles north of Honolulu, Air Force spokesman Sgt. Paul Chute said. The copter was to have evacuated a British seaman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1985
Your editorial (Nov. 12), "Best of a Bad Job," revealed our morbid fears of Soviet retaliation, lest we let them remove their young seaman from our jurisdiction, notwithstanding the congressional subpoena. What Soviet retaliation? Detention of an American seaman trying to defect in the U.S.S.R.? Our shameful actions in the infamous Simas Kudirka "episode" seem all but forgotten. Aren't we ever going to learn from our tragic mistakes? I.A. FLAG Long Beach
NEWS
June 25, 1986 | United Press International
A 26-year-old Romanian seaman jumped ship in Brooklyn today, dialed the 911 emergency number on a pay phone and asked police for political asylum. Police said Virgil Anastasiu, an engineer on the freighter Bazias, was being questioned by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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September 24, 1993 | Associated Press
The body of a Coast Guard seaman trapped when a tugboat capsized and sank in Lake Erie has been recovered, Petty Officer Brian Huth said Wednesday. Michael Eric O'Neill, 20, of West Alexander, Pa., was in the engine room trying to determine why the tug was taking on water when it rolled and sank.
SPORTS
June 5, 2003 | Jim Barrero, Times Staff Writer
Goalkeeper David Seaman, who has played 75 international matches for England, has left his club team, Arsenal, to join Manchester City of the English Premier League. The move had been expected after Arsenal said Seaman probably would be a backup if he returned. The club had even offered Seaman, 39, a coaching position. "I have given this move an enormous amount of thought and I honestly believe that the time is right for me to move on to a new challenge," Seaman said on Arsenal's Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1989
A British seaman aboard an oil tanker anchored in Santa Monica Bay died after he was struck in the chest by a mooring line, authorities said Tuesday. The Coast Guard was called to the British-registered Maersk Navarin, anchored 1 3/4 miles off the coast of El Segundo, about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Beals said. Coast Guard officials were told that Michael Kadzec, 40, had been hit in the chest by a large mooring line on the 811-foot vessel about half an hour earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2010 | By Kevin Thomas
Acclaimed experimental Argentinian writer-director Lisandro Alonso's "Liverpool," which was featured in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 2008, is a bold, successful attempt at a film narrative in which images are everything and words are few. Juan Fernandez's Farrel is a lean, good-looking but introverted merchant seaman who asks his freighter captain for shore leave in the port city of Ushuaia, the southernmost town in Tierra del Fuego....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
He loved anything to do with off-roading, got a kick out of Adam Sandler movies and disdained "tree-huggers." Navy Seaman Charles Otto "Otter" Sare also had a tender side, say family and friends of the 23-year-old Hemet native killed Oct. 23 in Iraq. When Sare deployed to "the sandbox" Sept. 1, he took with him a teddy bear given to him by his girlfriend of seven months. He told her that he would keep it by his heart, she recounted on Sare's home page on MySpace.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A charter boat captain was sentenced in Los Angeles federal court Thursday to two months in prison for firing a rifle at sea lions off the coast of Santa Catalina Island last fall. United States District Judge John F. Walter also ordered John Gary Woodrum, 38, to pay a $5,000 fine, serve one year of probation and perform 250 hours of community service at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2004 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
In a refreshingly original and imaginative debut staging from Circle X Theatre Company, Tom Jacobson's "Sperm" combines the literary DNA of 18th century French drama with postmodern irony to spawn a whale of a tale (literally -- the title refers to the species of leviathans that have loomed large in symbolic portent since Jonah's night sea journey).
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December 2, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Peter Weir did more than just read Patrick O'Brian's books when he began pre-production on his seagoing adventure film, "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." For more practical advice, the Australian director turned to several crew members of the Emmy Award-winning A&E cable series "Horatio Hornblower." And for good reason. Over the last six years, A&E and its British partner, Granada, have produced eight two-hour movies based on C.S.
NEWS
August 17, 2003 | Joseph B. Frazier, Associated Press Writer
On May 14, 1804, William Clark wrote in his journal that "under a jentle brease," the boats of the Corps of Discovery headed up the Missouri with "46 men, 4 horses and 1 dog." With the Lewis and Clark expedition's bicentennial, narratives and edited journals are flying off the presses. Much of what there is to tell has been told. At least two new books tell the tale of the voyage supposedly from the dog's point of view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990
Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a reputed gang member with the murder of a Navy seaman last Friday in Carson, but declined to file charges against three others arrested in the slaying. Deputy Dist. Atty. Joe Markus said there was insufficient evidence to charge Alexander A. Jacinto, 20, Real S. Tojot, 19, and a 16-year-old in the case. Charged with a single count of murder was Ronald C. Caampued, 18, of Carson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A charter boat captain was sentenced in Los Angeles federal court Thursday to two months in prison for firing a rifle at sea lions off the coast of Santa Catalina Island last fall. United States District Judge John F. Walter also ordered John Gary Woodrum, 38, to pay a $5,000 fine, serve one year of probation and perform 250 hours of community service at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro.
SPORTS
June 5, 2003 | Jim Barrero, Times Staff Writer
Goalkeeper David Seaman, who has played 75 international matches for England, has left his club team, Arsenal, to join Manchester City of the English Premier League. The move had been expected after Arsenal said Seaman probably would be a backup if he returned. The club had even offered Seaman, 39, a coaching position. "I have given this move an enormous amount of thought and I honestly believe that the time is right for me to move on to a new challenge," Seaman said on Arsenal's Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
A Navy sailor says he feels lucky to have survived an aircraft carrier accident that left him floating in the frigid Pacific Ocean for more than seven hours. Michael Harris, 21, plunged off the USS Constellation early Saturday when the engine exhaust from a nearby EA-6B Prowler blew him overboard off the coast of Southern California.
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