March 22, 2003 |
Advances by U.S. and British troops into southern Iraq on Friday chipped away at the base of one of Saddam Hussein's most notorious lieutenants, a man known as "Chemical Ali" who pioneered the regime's use of chemical warfare against civilians and who has been charged with defending the area now under attack.
March 10, 2003
Quarterfinals, Tuesday All games 7:30 p.m. unless noted DIVISION I Sylmar (L.A. City runner-up, 22-7) at No. 1 Lynwood (Southern I-AA champion, 28-1); No. 4 Long Beach Poly (Southern I-AA runner-up, 28-3) at Madera (Central champion, 27-1); No. 3 San Clemente (Southern I-A champion, 27-3) at Oceanside El Camino (San Diego champion, 26-4), 6 p.m.; Hart (Southern I-A runner-up, 24-6) at No. 2 Narbonne (L.A. City champion, 22-6). DIVISION II Sanger (Central runner-up, 24-5) at No.
February 24, 2003 |
Iraq said Sunday that U.S. and British warplanes had attacked civilian targets in the south of the country, but it reported no casualties. An Iraqi defense spokesman said in a statement carried by the official Iraqi News Agency that U.S. and British planes enforcing a "no-fly" zone flew more than 100 sorties over a number of Iraqi cities in the south overnight and into Sunday. A spokesman at the U.S. Central Command said he was unaware of any strike on Iraq after Saturday.
July 14, 2002 |
An earth mover slowly sinks into the gloom of the marble quarry, lowered by a crane until its driver looks barely bigger than a pinprick, 360 feet below. Floodlights on the pit floor glow through a cloud of marble dust, lighting up an elevator that hums as it glides up the side of the 150-foot-wide hole in the earth. The bottom is a pool of fine, white mud. Looking up from the floor, it's almost like being in a cathedral.
March 11, 2001 |
When Oak Park High puts away the girls' basketball uniforms this week for the last time this season, the Eagles can at least hang their jerseys on the fact that they were the last area team standing. Not national girls' power Buena, not traditional state playoff participant Harvard-Westlake. Not Crespi's boys. Spunky little Oak Park. But that wasn't enough to keep Oak Park from falling, 66-41, to La Jolla Bishop's on Saturday in the Division IV Southern Regional final at the Great Western Forum.
March 10, 2001 |
Once more, the Oak Park High girls' basketball team will be the underdog. But the Eagles wouldn't have it any other way. Oak Park (25-5) has become the Cinderella team of the postseason, advancing to the Southern Regional Division IV championship game against La Jolla The Bishop's (23-6) today at 10 a.m. at the Great Western Forum.
March 10, 2001
Division IV-AA Championship OAK PARK (25-5) vs. LA JOLLA BISHOP'S (23-6) Today, 10 a.m. The Great Western Forum OAK PARK *--* No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 10 Shelia Gluzer G 5-4. So. 12 Jamie Rauchwarger G 5-6 Fr. 20 Tiffany Adams F 5-8 So. 21 Cara Yellin G 5-4 Jr. 22 Alexis Stiny F 5-10 Jr. 23 Jannel Buckley G 5-4 Jr. 25 Kim Bryan G 5-8 Sr. 30 Kelly Britton G 5-6 So. 31 Shir Raanan G 5-6 Fr. 32 Michelle Bregar G 5-9 Jr. 33 Kelly Smith F 5-7 So. 35 Holly Stewart F 5-10 Jr. 44 S.
November 21, 2000 |
Dream volleyball seasons continue for Harvard-Westlake and La Reina highs. Two other teams from the region received morale boosts, too. Harvard-Westlake received the top seeding in the Southern Regional of the state Division III playoffs. La Reina received the top seeding in Division IV. Harvard-Westlake (22-2), which won its fourth Southern Section title in six seasons, hosts Tollhouse Sierra (9-7) in a first-round match tonight at 7.
July 5, 2000 |
Hundreds of wildfires burned across southern Europe, which remained in the grip of a heat wave that has driven temperatures as high as 120 degrees. The sizzling weather accompanied the worst drought to strike the Balkans in 50 years, which has already caused record crop losses since it began in late May. Ambulances patrolled the streets in southern Romanian cities to pick up people who had fainted in the 106-degree heat.