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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1989
The reason for this letter is to express my sorrow and grief for all the passengers and families of United Airlines Flight 232. I am presently a police officer for the city of Los Angeles, but I grew up and graduated high school in Sioux City, Iowa. When I heard about the residents of Sioux City lining up to donate blood, opening their homes to survivors, helping with the search for those unfortunate not to have made it and the many other tasks that needed to be done, a knot grew in my stomach.
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NEWS
January 1, 2012 | By Paul West
Riding a closing burst of support ahead of Tuesday's presidential caucuses, Republican candidate Rick Santorum told a crowd of supporters Sunday afternoon that he is ready for a wave of negative attacks now that he has emerged as one of the top tier contenders in Iowa. “This isn't my first rodeo.  I've been in tough races,” said the former Pennsylvania senator. “I've had the national media crawling up anywhere they could crawl . . . . It's not going to be fun.” Santorum's final sprint had the air of a victory lap as he began the last two days of a long Iowa campaign with what he said was his 372 nd town hall meeting.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Half an hour into ABC's "Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232," you're still waiting for it to start. And after the pace does quicken--"Attention all units!"--you're anxious for it to end. Airing at 9 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42, this is the story about the 1989 crash of a United Air Lines wide body in Sioux City, Iowa, and the herculean rescue effort responsible for 186 of 296 passengers being safely removed from the wreckage in just 48 minutes.
TRAVEL
July 6, 2008 | Jay Jones, Special to The Times
THe good people of Sioux City, Iowa, just don't get any respect. For more than a century, the city was best known for an omnipresent smell, an unpleasant byproduct of the massive stockyards that drove the local economy. Meat packers would tell their children, "That's the smell of money." David Letterman used to joke about the town, back in the days when the local CBS television station was not carrying "The Late Show."
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | ART PINE and LORI SILVER, Times Staff Writers
Assistant Chief Orville Thiele, a husky, red-haired 25-year veteran of the Sioux City, Iowa, fire department, was at the console at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday when the Woodbury County communications center radioed that a crippled DC-10 airliner was about to crash land. Thiele was stunned, but not unprepared.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denny Fitch's first glimpse of the Sioux Gateway Airport was from the cockpit of a crippled DC-10 which he and other crew members were struggling to control before it cartwheeled and burst into flames on impact. He flew back as a passenger this week in far less dramatic fashion, but he climbed into the cockpit jump seat before landing. "I wanted to see what a normal approach into Sioux City looks like," said Fitch, a captain for United Air Lines.
NEWS
September 25, 1989
About 40,000 people turned out in Sioux City, Iowa, to honor flight and ground crews who brought in a disabled jumbo jet to the Sioux Gateway Airport and the emergency workers who helped rescue passengers. "This is unbelievable," said Capt. Alfred C. Haynes, pilot of United Flight 232. "It's like a continuation of everything they did July 19," the day the DC-10 tumbled down the runway in an emergency landing, a crash in which 112 died but 184 survived.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
A television news director whose station had footage of United Airlines' fiery crash in Sioux City, Iowa, said Friday he will take action against stations that didn't get permission to use the videotape. "For those who didn't ask, they are going to get billed substantially more than those who did," said Van Carter, news director at KTIV-TV. "If they don't want to pay it, then yes, we may wind up with legal action."
NATIONAL
June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney said in Sioux City he had no regrets about a bitter exchange with Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy in which the vice president used an obscenity. During a conversation Tuesday on the floor of the Senate, Cheney told Leahy, "Go ... yourself," according to congressional aides. Asked in Sioux City during a Midwest campaign swing if he cursed the Vermont senator, Cheney said "probably." But he said "no" when asked whether he regretted it.
SPORTS
April 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A South Dakota State decathlete died after missing the landing pad on a pole-vault attempt during a track meet in Sioux City, Iowa. Wade Knutson, 21, was pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. They said he landed on his shoulders and then his head struck the floor of Roberts Stadium.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney said in Sioux City he had no regrets about a bitter exchange with Democratic Sen. Patrick J. Leahy in which the vice president used an obscenity. During a conversation Tuesday on the floor of the Senate, Cheney told Leahy, "Go ... yourself," according to congressional aides. Asked in Sioux City during a Midwest campaign swing if he cursed the Vermont senator, Cheney said "probably." But he said "no" when asked whether he regretted it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Richard Thomas Goldhahn, a singing cowboy with the stage name of "Dick Thomas" who wrote "Sioux City Sue," a Western anthem popularized by Bing Crosby and by Gene Autry in a movie of the same title, has died. He was 88. Goldhahn died Saturday in his sleep at a hospice in Abington, Pa., of heart failure. A favorite among fans of the singing cowboy genre, "Sioux City Sue" began with the lyrics: "Sioux City Sue, Sioux City Sue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2000
Stephen Bloom's Aug. 24 Commentary, "American Gothic Meets Lieberman," left me pondering just how "foreign" is the Jewish presence in Iowa. So I checked the Yellow Pages on my computer. Within minutes I learned there are Jewish congregations, temples, synagogues (all indicating a Jewish community) in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City, Sioux City, Waterloo, Ames, Council Bluffs, Ottumwa and Des Moines. However the presidential campaign turns out, I expect there will be some interesting discussions in Iowa.
NEWS
June 12, 1997 | Associated Press
And you thought exciting things only happened to New Hampshire every four years. An annual ranking of the best places to live in the United States, released today by Money magazine, has three cities from New Hampshire among the top six spots. Ranked No. 1 overall is Nashua, a former mill town along the Massachusetts border with a booming economy and surrounding areas that "ooze classic Yankee charm," Money said in its July issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1994 | CHRIS WILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Sioux City" has the rough outline, at least, of a murder mystery, one in which Lou Diamond Phillips, as a half-Lakota, L.A.-bred yuppie, retreats to the Native American reservation of his birth to solve the puzzle of his natural mother's sudden demise. We're not talking Tony Hillerman here.
SPORTS
August 19, 1994 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Call it the Stupid Human Trick. Mujibur Rahman, the Bangladeshi novelty store owner who gained fame with frequent appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman," made his pitching debut Wednesday night at Sioux City, Iowa, debut being the key word because it was the first time he had ever played baseball. The stage was the first inning of the Sioux City-St. Paul minor league game.
NEWS
July 29, 1986
The Port Neal generating station in Salix in northwest Iowa was severely damaged by a tornado that destroyed 12 cars in the parking lot, said Dick Engel, an Iowa Public Service spokesman. A security guard was taken to a Sioux City health center, Engel said. The twister was one of at least six that struck Woodbury County and destroyed a motel and a convenience store in Sloan, officials said. In Spencer, two farm homes were destroyed but no one was hurt.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Taming 'The River Wild?': Environmental groups are going up against Universal Pictures' "The River Wild" again. On Friday, two groups appealed to the film's star, Meryl Streep, to abandon filming part of the movie on a protected section of Oregon's Rogue River. The Oregon Natural Resources Council and Wilderness Watch also said they would ask the U.S. Forest Service to overturn permits granted to Universal that allow jet boats, helicopters and other gear in a federal wilderness area.
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