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September 2, 1986 | GEORGE STEIN and DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writers
William K. Kramer drove an immaculately kept 1969 Buick Riviera, worked long hours as an executive for International Light Metals and was described by friends as an experienced and cautious pilot, although federal investigators said he had logged only 231 hours of flying time over a period of five years. Kramer was the owner of the single-engine Piper Archer airplane that collided with an Aeromexico DC-9 Sunday.
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March 25, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Steve Fisher, San Diego State's basketball coach, peered down from the high heaven of an NCAA news conference platform last Saturday and remarked, "This is a funny business we're in. " Fisher's words came after Xavier Thames had scored 53 points in 48 hours to lead the Aztecs out of an NCAA sub-regional in Spokane. It wasn't funny if you were trying to stop the senior known as "X," who was definitely a factor in giving a point-guard tutorial against New Mexico State and North Dakota State.
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SPORTS
June 26, 1989
Peter Gylling, a native of Denmark who now makes his home in Santa Ana, broke away 10 kilometers from the finish to win the seventh and final stage of the Washington Trust Cycling race Sunday in Spokane, Wash. Gylling completed the 60-kilometer criterium through the streets of downtown Spokane in 1 hour and 2 minutes. Gylling was 58th overall.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - San Diego State had, by far, the scariest time slot in Spokane. The Aztecs played the last Thursday night game on what had to seem like the longest day of the year. Boy was it ever. Spokane Arena, by the time the Aztecs tipped off, had been the scene of high-major carnage. The upset ghosts were already wafting in the woodwork and catacombs. Two No. 12-seeded schools, Harvard from the East region and North Dakota State from the West, had already sent home a pair of fives - Cincinnati and Oklahoma.
SPORTS
March 10, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Police in Spokane, Wash., are investigating a fight that witnesses said might have involved USC basketball players, a Spokane police official confirmed. USC concluded its regular season Saturday afternoon with a 76-51 loss to Washington State at Pullman, Wash. The Trojans stayed the night in Spokane and flew home Sunday. Monique Cotton, communications director for the Spokane police, said that 10 to 12 officers responded to a call about a large fight in downtown Spokane about 2 a.m. Sunday.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
The former leader of the Spokane chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in prison for racketeering. Richard "Smilin' Rick" Fabel, 50, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik to pay nearly $55,000 in restitution and stay away from other Hells Angels for at least a year.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Delbert Belton, the 88-year-old World War II veteran beaten to death in an apparent robbery in Washington state last week, has been given a military burial, a send-off attended by hundreds who paid their respects to the man known as "Shorty. " Belton, born on Dec. 21, 1924, in Sunnyside, Wash., earned his nickname as a young man, when he stood just 5'5". He worked as a jockey and cut and sold cords of firewood before joining the Army in 1943, during the Second World War, according to the eulogy given for him. Belton served in the 102nd Infantry as a military policeman and a sharpshooter, seeing action in the Pacific Theater, including Okinawa.
NEWS
January 1, 1987
A Hawthorne man was in jail in Spokane, Wash., on Wednesday, awaiting arraignment on first-degree murder charges in connection with the shotgun slaying of his former wife. As his sons waited in his car, Raymond V. Brytan, 46, a fifth-grade teacher in the Compton schools, walked up to the door of his former wife's home in Spokane on Christmas Day and killed her with a blast from a sawed-off shotgun, police said. Brytan, who was divorced from Vera A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A soldier from Northern California will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan, the White House announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the medal from President Obama in a White House ceremony set for Aug. 26. Carter, 33, is being recognized for bravery during a six-hour battle in Afghanistan's mountainous Nuristan province on Oct., 3, 2009. Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and 25 wounded as enemy fighters attempted, unsuccessfully, to overrun Combat Outpost Keating.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
This post has been corrected. See below . Dewayne Dedmon, a 7-foot center from Lancaster who had one year of eligibility left at USC, decided Wednesday to declare for the NBA draft. In a quote released by USC, Dedmon said, "It's just my time to chase my dream and go to the NBA. I had a great time at USC and it was a good experience. I had some ups and downs and learned a lot and believe it is best for me to turn professional at this time. I wish USC, [new Coach] Andy Enfield and all my teammates all the best moving forward.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ten Olympic figure skating gold medalists lined up side by side at the Izod Center to rehearse their introductions for a show called "Tribute to American Legends of the Ice. " At one end was two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, whose 1948 and '52 victories were the earliest. At the other was Evan Lysacek, the reigning men's Olympic champion. Between them stood seven Olympic silver medalists and eight of the other 11 U.S. men and women who have won Olympic titles.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Delbert Belton, the 88-year-old World War II veteran beaten to death in an apparent robbery in Washington state last week, has been given a military burial, a send-off attended by hundreds who paid their respects to the man known as "Shorty. " Belton, born on Dec. 21, 1924, in Sunnyside, Wash., earned his nickname as a young man, when he stood just 5'5". He worked as a jockey and cut and sold cords of firewood before joining the Army in 1943, during the Second World War, according to the eulogy given for him. Belton served in the 102nd Infantry as a military policeman and a sharpshooter, seeing action in the Pacific Theater, including Okinawa.
NATIONAL
August 26, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Matt Hamilton
A second teenage boy was arrested early Monday in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside a lounge in Spokane, Wash., police said. According to officials, the case began when calls came in to police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, with witnesses reporting an assault outside Eagle's Lodge, a popular gathering spot that offers bingo, poker and pool. Officers arriving on the scene found Delbert Belton inside his car with serious head injuries. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died, police said.
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August 26, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Authorities released new details Monday about two teenage boys who are charged with the murder of Delbert Belton, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, in Spokane, Wash., saying the motive of the attack was robbery, and that family members helped lead police to their second suspect. Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, at a news conference Monday that was streamed live online, said suspects Demetrius Glenn and Kenan Adams-Kinard, both 16, have been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Glenn Longstorff finds it painful to recall the last moments of his close friend and roommate, Delbert "Shorty" Belton. Belton was outside Spokane's Eagles Lodge Wednesday night, sitting in his green '94 Ford Contour and waiting for his girlfriend to arrive. Belton and his girlfriend were going to play pool together, Longstorff said. At some point after 8 p.m., Belton was assaulted. Police say two teenagers robbed and beat the 88-year-old, then fled. His girlfriend found Belton - bloodied but still responsive - and ran for help, screaming as she went.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and Matt Hamilton
SPOKANE, Wash. - When Glenn Longstorff's mind goes back to that room at the hospital a few nights ago, he hurts for his friend, the man people around here knew as Shorty. He thinks of the kid drafted to war at 18. The soldier shot in the leg on the beach at Okinawa, who never cared to say too much about it. The fixture around town - at the Sportsman Cafe & Lounge for coffee almost every morning, and at the Eagles Lodge on many nights. Delbert Belton, 88, was in his car outside the lodge watering hole Wednesday night, waiting for his girlfriend to meet him to shoot some pool, when he was robbed and beaten.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ten Olympic figure skating gold medalists lined up side by side at the Izod Center to rehearse their introductions for a show called "Tribute to American Legends of the Ice. " At one end was two-time Olympic champion Dick Button, whose 1948 and '52 victories were the earliest. At the other was Evan Lysacek, the reigning men's Olympic champion. Between them stood seven Olympic silver medalists and eight of the other 11 U.S. men and women who have won Olympic titles.
FOOD
June 17, 1998 | LEILAH BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When my sister and I were of elementary school age, we tried making our dad a Father's Day cake. Tried, I say, because despite careful preparation, we managed to create an oozing chocolate mess. Today, our baking skills have improved and Dad has even joined in the cooking on Father's Day; we usually do a big breakfast or backyard barbecue. You could say we've been simply following tradition.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A teenage boy is under arrest and another suspect remains at large in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside a lounge in Spokane, Wash., police said Friday. According to officials, calls came in to police shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, with witnesses reporting an assault outside Eagle's Lodge, a popular gathering spot for local residents that offers bingo, poker and pool. Arriving officers found Delbert Belton there, inside his car, with serious head injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A soldier from Northern California will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery during combat in Afghanistan, the White House announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter will receive the medal from President Obama in a White House ceremony set for Aug. 26. Carter, 33, is being recognized for bravery during a six-hour battle in Afghanistan's mountainous Nuristan province on Oct., 3, 2009. Eight U.S. soldiers were killed and 25 wounded as enemy fighters attempted, unsuccessfully, to overrun Combat Outpost Keating.
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