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August 14, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police shot and killed the son of a sheriff's deputy, claiming the young man had gestured toward them with a knife, officers said. Johnnie Nakao, the 21-year-old son of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy John Nakao, had tried to steal a CD player in a Radio Shack on Thursday, police said. The officers tried to use the less-lethal Taser stun guns to subdue him, but the weapons malfunctioned, the officers said.
March 28, 2000 | LON EUBANKS
Danny Tarkanian, an assistant for his father, Jerry, at Fresno State, said Monday he has applied for the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball coaching job. Tarkanian said he has not been contacted by anyone on the school's search committee, which was appointed last week. "I'm interested in the position," Tarkanian said. "I always thought it was a good situation. I like that area." Tarkanian, 38, played for his father at Nevada Las Vegas from 1981-84 before graduating from law school.
May 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A French court convicted a son of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi for striking his pregnant companion in a Paris hotel, giving him a four-month suspended prison sentence and fining him $628, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Hannibal Kadafi was not in court for the verdict, which found him guilty of assault and illegal possession of a pistol. On Feb. 1, Kadafi brandished an automatic pistol while at Le Grand Hotel InterContinental in Paris.
April 29, 1986
A woman and two of her children died this morning when a fire swept through their Pomona home, which had barred windows and doors that hampered rescue attempts, firefighters said. Two other youngsters in the home were critically injured, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries. A sixth resident escaped serious injury. The dead were identified as Cheryl Williams, 33, and her sons Charles, 17, and Jeffrey, 3. Firefighters were called to the house at 5:22 a.m.
June 16, 2008 | Ruben Vives
An Amber Alert was issued Sunday after a man allegedly shot his estranged wife and kidnapped his sons in Sunland. According to Officer Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Po- lice Department, the mother dropped off her two sons at her estranged husband's home in the 10400 block of McBroom Street, about 10:40 a.m. Police said the couple argued and the man shot his wife at least 13 times, but she was able to speak before being taken to a hospital....
June 25, 1997 | DAVID GRITTEN
Princess Diana has issued a public apology after being castigated in the British press for taking her two sons, Princes William and Harry, to see a film about the Irish Republican Army. Her controversial trip was to see Columbia's "The Devil's Own," with Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford, at the Kensington Odeon in west London. The film has been attacked by some British critics as pro-Irish Republican propaganda, designed to appeal to Irish American audiences.
May 28, 1987
The 21-year-old son of Glendale City Councilman Larry Zarian pleaded no contest to embezzling $3,500 from the Nordstrom department store in Glendale and has been ordered into a drug rehabilitation program. "He was using the money to buy drugs--cocaine," Deputy Dist. Atty. John Bernardi said of Gregory William Zarian, one of the councilman's twin sons.
January 30, 2000 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave, But his soul goes marching on. --Author unknown * Wherever John Brown's soul may be, his son's body lies on an Altadena hilltop named for what may have been the most critical battle in the bloody Civil War that followed his father's storied death.
Mother's Day, 1993, was unusually cruel to Gloria Rodriguez. That was the day her 32-year-old son, Richard, home on Mother's Day for the first time in years, was shot to death as he sat in a small, nameless park near her Bronx apartment. Richard died just 25 feet from where his younger brother was gunned down less than two years before. Two sons. Two murders. "I still can't believe it," Rodriguez said more than a week after Richard's killing. "Both of them. My only two children.
When a father gives advice to his son, both laugh. When a son gives advice to a father, both cry. . . . --Heard one day on the road In Monaco, they gabbed with Julian Lennon for a solid hour about what it was like being the son of one of the Beatles--and now, a rock musician on his own but still a relatively young man whose father died far too soon. In Italy, they chatted up a father and son who were gondoliers on the intricate canals of Venice. Papa had arms like steel pipes.
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