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November 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Environmentalists said a Japanese escort ship rammed a Greenpeace boat that was tracking a freighter laden with highly toxic plutonium Sunday. Japan is shipping the plutonium home to fire up a new generation of nuclear reactors. Greenpeace opposes the shipment and is tracking it, saying the plutonium could leak or fall into terrorists' hands. The freighter Akatsuki Maru, carrying 1.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
A 19-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run in South Los Angeles was the oldest of four siblings who loved working on his prized possession - his Infiniti - friends and family said Wednesday morning at the site where he died. Police say Jerry Arredondo Jr. was hit Tuesday night as he stepped out of his car, parked on 105th Street just east of Wadsworth Avenue. A speeding eastbound 2013 Chevy Camaro hit the teen, launching him into the air and several feet down the street. His body hit a small tree with such force it split its trunk in half.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2005
Thanks to Burt Prelutsky for the courage to point out the emperor's nakedness in regard to the movie "Sideways" ["Oscar, Don't Give This One Even a 'Sideways' Glance," Counterpunch, Jan. 3]. My only disagreement is that it is not the most overhyped movie of the year, simply the most overpraised. If "Sideways" is an Academy Award contender, my Uncle Ben should have been a movie star. He got just as drunk as the characters in "Sideways" but was far more entertaining and insightful. Steven Schwartz Marina del Rey Long after Prelutsky and the usual backlash ilk are forgotten, Alexander Payne's "Sideways" will continue to be remembered as a beloved American classic.
SPORTS
February 1, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein and Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers first baseman James Loney, who was arrested in November on suspicion of driving under the influence, won't face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Loney's test for drugs and alcohol came back negative, according to the city attorney's office, which said there was "insufficient evidence" to proceed with the case. Loney was under investigation for his role in a multiple-car accident on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks on Nov. 14. Loney sideswiped three cars, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene only to crash again, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | MARISSA ESPINO
An 11-year-old boy was sideswiped by a car in Tustin Thursday afternoon while attempting to run across a street that police said prohibits pedestrian crossings. The boy was running across McFadden Street at the Myrtle Avenue intersection at 1:50 p.m. when he was struck by the right-side car mirror, officials said. He suffered injuries to his head, elbow and ribs that appear not to be life-threatening, said Tustin Police Officer Jon Cartwright.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two monorail trains clipped each other on a curve shortly after 7 p.m. in the heart of Seattle. Firefighters helped 84 passengers off the elevated train. The one-mile monorail system, which has only the two trains, was built for the Seattle World's Fair in 1962 and has been popular with tourists, drawing as many as 23,000 riders a day. A years-long fight to expand the system was soundly rejected by voters this month.
NEWS
February 20, 1994 | JOHN TAMANAHA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Senior guard Reggie Phillips poured in 23 points to lead Cal State Bakersfield over host Cal State Los Angeles, 75-60, Thursday night in a battle for second place in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Sophomore guard Kenny Waren, who sank three three-pointers and finished with 20 points, sealed the victory with seven free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1987
A pickup truck struck and killed a North Hollywood motorcyclist Tuesday on the Ventura Freeway in Burbank, leading to a multicar crash that snarled traffic for about three hours during morning rush hour, California Highway Patrol officers said. A pickup truck that had been on the shoulder of the freeway near Pass Avenue moved into the slow lane about 6:15 a.m., Officer Tom Colman said, sideswiping George Petsaropoulous, 36, on his motorcycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1996 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
An Oxnard police officer was injured Thursday afternoon when his patrol car was sideswiped by a pickup truck pulling away from a curb on 5th Street near Meta Street. Officer Michael Trotter, 36, of Oxnard suffered a broken right ankle and cuts and bruises. He was treated at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Trotter was on patrol about 1:20 p.m. when Evangelina Moreno Peregrino, 40, drove her 1984 Dodge pickup away from the 5th Street curb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1993
A large truck being towed on the Golden State Freeway came loose near Gorman on Tuesday and sideswiped a pickup, knocking the smaller truck over the center divider and fatally injuring its driver, authorities said. The pickup driver, whose identity was not made public, died after being airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Santa Clarita, said California Highway Patrol Officer James Luetger.
SPORTS
December 8, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez and Andrew Blankstein
James Loney was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence last month, authorities said Thursday. Loney sideswiped three cars on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, stopped in the fast lane, passed out, then awakened and tried to flee the scene, only to crash again, said Leland Tang, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The Nov. 14 accident came to light on the final day of baseball's winter meetings. General Manager Ned Colletti said he had spoken to Loney about the incident.
WORLD
January 19, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israeli officials said Tuesday they were dropping a criminal probe of an Israeli border policeman who shot to death a Palestinian motorist after the man sideswiped a foot patrol of soldiers and then tried to escape when they opened fire. Justice Ministry officials described the incident as a "lethal and rapid chain of events that ended tragically with a man's death," but said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges. Witnesses said the driver, Ziad Jilani, 41, had been shot at least once and was lying in the road when the Israeli officer walked up next to him and fired at his head with an M16 rifle, killing him instantly.
WORLD
August 18, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Get the girls ready, Ziad Jilani's wife recalls him saying as he rushed out the door, and when I'm back from prayers we'll have a day at the beach. With temperatures soaring and school in recess, the Jilani family was looking forward to a little fun and relaxation. After Friday prayers at Al Aqsa mosque in the Old City, Jilani jumped into his white Mitsubishi pickup and began driving through a crowded East Jerusalem neighborhood. His family believes he was planning to buy fruit for his eldest daughter and make a quick stop to visit his grandmother.
WORLD
September 2, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
Tourists took cover and thousands of residents moved to makeshift shelters Tuesday as Hurricane Jimena swiped at Baja California with strong winds, heavy surf and rain showers. There were no immediate reports of injuries in and around Los Cabos, the popular tourist resort area on the tip of the peninsula that for several days had braced for the hurricane's arrival. Jimena, which weakened Tuesday to a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 120 mph, was expected to remain at least 50 miles offshore as it swirled past the Los Cabos area on its way north.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
A monster movie for the 21st century, "The Host" takes familiar genre elements and then crushes them in much the same way the title creature runs amok along the Seoul riverbank it calls home. Written and directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, it's a film that will catch you leaning in one direction and abruptly pull you in another, all the while building to a surprisingly emotional climax. On a U.S.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two monorail trains clipped each other on a curve shortly after 7 p.m. in the heart of Seattle. Firefighters helped 84 passengers off the elevated train. The one-mile monorail system, which has only the two trains, was built for the Seattle World's Fair in 1962 and has been popular with tourists, drawing as many as 23,000 riders a day. A years-long fight to expand the system was soundly rejected by voters this month.
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | Associated Press
The left wing of a Northwest 727 passenger jet was damaged when it sideswiped a service truck, police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said. The 84 passengers were reassigned to later flights because the plane was forced to return to its hangar after the incident Monday, a Northwest spokesman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991
A 23-year-old Santee man was killed when the truck he was driving crossed the double yellow lines and sideswiped a car going in the opposite direction on Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside, authorities said Tuesday. Guy Castiglione died at 8:10 p.m. Monday when he was thrown from his pickup truck as it rolled over about 10 miles north of Willow Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Bob Melton said. Castiglione's truck had first sideswiped a car driven by Cliff Hall, 21, of Ramona, Melton said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2005 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
A man is riding his bicycle down a quiet country road in the English countryside, past dappled trees and charming cottages, when, with a sickening swipe that lands like a sledgehammer on the tinkling piano, he's knocked into the air by a suburban assault vehicle that just keeps on truckin'. So, promisingly, begins "Separate Lies," the directorial debut of screenwriter Julian Fellowes, who won an Academy Award for "Gosford Park."
NATIONAL
September 22, 2005 | Scott Gold, Nicole Gaouette and Ann M. Simmons, Times Staff Writers
Federal engineers scrambled to seal two key drainage canals Wednesday amid fears that New Orleans' levees were so weakened by Katrina that they could be overrun by even a peripheral strike from Hurricane Rita, which appeared to be headed for landfall in Texas this weekend. Steel barriers closing off two damaged canals were to be in place Wednesday night, the Army Corps of Engineers said.
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