February 4, 2010 |
Two casino patrons were killed and at least seven injured Wednesday in the southern Nevada resort town of Laughlin when a driver smashed through the glass doors of the Edgewater Hotel & Casino and plowed into several banks of slot machines. Driver Walter McGie, 70, of Kelso, Wash., was arrested late Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of reckless driving causing death, said the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, which patrols much of Clark County. The crash remains under investigation.
August 21, 2009 |
As they passed time before the start of the 200 meters, Usain Bolt feigned a jab to the jaw of U.S. sprinter Wallace Spearmon, who ducked it with a little movement of his head. If only it were that easy to get away from Bolt's punch on the track. Like everyone else, Spearmon is nothing more than a sparring partner, real or pantomimed, for the Jamaican who is knocking out rivals, world records and concepts of human limits as if they were so many palookas. By setting a world record of 19.19 seconds in Thursday's 200-meter final at the World Championships, Bolt took the sport into FloJo territory, where a single sprinter is light years rather than hundredths of a second ahead of the past and the present.
July 3, 1999 |
Hmm. How to put this delicately? We'll simplify: Mime-like, stringy-haired man in black hat smashes food with mallet on stage for living. Man, who no espeakey no Spanish, hears Spanish, thinks Spanish good, Spanish muy muy dinero. Man spends one month learning important Spanish words such as cerveza, caca and culo (butt). Man invents Spanish words, such as "sperm-o" and "embarazamante." Man decides this is enough Spanish to put on show for Latinos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996
Regarding Robert Riebling's diatribe (Letters, March 17) in which he characterized the outpouring of support and help for accident victim Angela Armstrong as "another self-serving story about Ojai's elite inner circle." Mr. Riebling doesn't seem to grasp the fact that when you devote time and energy to causes in which you believe--which Angela has done tirelessly--you establish connections with people. Then, when you're in trouble--say, because you're severely injured when some reckless driver smashes into your 30-year-old car, and you were unable to afford major medical insurance--people come to your aid. Maybe if Mr. Riebling spent more time doing something for his community, he wouldn't have so much energy to devote to finding fault in something that is good.
August 31, 1986
I, like most people, was shocked to hear about the disgruntled postal worker who massacred 14 of his fellow co-workers. But then I got to thinking: Our children are raised on cartoons that are often chock full of violence. Our shelves are stocked with war toys. We teach men not to feel. We make movies like "Rambo," "Dirty Harry," "The Terminator," and they become box-office smashes. We make a gun easier to obtain than a credit card. We slaughter, without batting an eyelash, millions of animals a year for every conceivable reason.
October 6, 1986
The United States, led by Steve Timmons and Karch Kiraly, won the 1986 World Men's Volleyball Championship Sunday in Paris, defeating six-time titlist Soviet Union 12-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-12. It was the first world championship for the United States, which won the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics. The United States was 13th in the last world championships in 1982.