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December 22, 1994 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN and HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An incendiary device exploded in a crowded subway car Wednesday, panicking passengers who fled billowing smoke and flames. At least 43 riders were injured, four of them burned critically. "It was just a big orange flash . . . ," said Karen Singer, one of the passengers. "Some people got down on the floor because they thought it was a gunshot, but from where I was standing, you could see the orange come up. I could see the flames."
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March 10, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
At least 10 people were hospitalized Monday after a Boston subway car derailed underground and another car braked quickly to avoid a collision, officials said. Only one person had serious injuries, according to a statement from Boston Emergency Medical Services. A Green Line Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train appeared to have come off its rails and crashed into a wall where a pair of tracks crossed underground, according to photos posted to emergency officials' Twitter accounts.
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NEWS
May 27, 1987
One of four youths wounded by Bernhard H. Goetz said as he lay wounded on the floor of a subway car that they had intended to rob Goetz, but "the white guy shot us first," a police officer testified in the trial in New York. The testimony came shortly after state Supreme Court Justice Stephen Crane ruled the jury would descend into the city's subway system this week to examine a subway car similar to the one in which the shootings occurred.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By David Pagel
Art often gets talked about in terms of the freedom it delivers - to those who make it and to those who look at it. For Brian Porray, the idea of freedom is too high-minded, idealized and easily corrupted by zealous self-righteousness. Insubordination is what the young, Las Vegas-born, L.A.-based painter understands, inside and out. It pours forth in torrents from his electrifying exhibition at Western Project, a no-holds-barred carnival of optical kinetics, whiplash spatial shifts and head-spinning highjinks that explain why some see Porray as one of the best of his generation.
NEWS
April 21, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Authorities found two homemade bombs on trains of the Moscow subway and immediately called the KGB secret police to investigate, government spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov said today. Passengers spotted a suspect bag lying on the floor of a subway car at Moscow's Paveletskaya station about 9 p.m. Thursday and alerted subway security men, Gerasimov said in a brief statement at a news conference.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
A man was found dead on a New York City subway car during morning rush hour, and his lifeless body may have been on the train for about six hours. The body of Eugene Reilly, 64, was discovered in the last car of the Q subway train in the 14th Street-Union Square station, said James Anyansi, a NYC Transit spokesman. There were no signs of foul play, police said.
WORLD
September 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A man opened fire inside a Mexico City subway station during rush hour, killing a passenger and a police officer before he was subdued. Five others were wounded. Luis Felipe Hernandez Castillo, 38, was writing on the station walls with a black marker when a police officer confronted him, officials said. He fatally shot the officer and a civilian who tried to stop him. He ran to a subway car and continued shooting until police captured him.
WORLD
February 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A man lighted a milk carton filled with flammable material in a subway car in South Korea's fourth largest city, Taegu, today, igniting a blaze that killed at least 15 people and injured 137, police said. As many as 600 passengers were aboard the train when the fire started around 10 a.m., news reports said. The cable news channel YTN reported that 12 subway workers appeared to still be trapped underground as thick black smoke billowed into the streets.
BOOKS
December 1, 1985 | MARK SCHORR
OTTO'S BOY by Walter Wager (Macmillan: $16.95). There's a new kind of maniac stalking New York streets, and he's got enough nerve gas to make the Big Apple into a ghost town. To show he's sincere, he begins by murdering 117 people in a crowded subway car. Hunting the killer--when not skirmishing with headline-hungry bosses or recalcitrant federal bureaucrats--is a bright and brave maverick cop. The maverick cop has two faithful sidekicks.
NEWS
December 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Two firebombs exploded on subway trains in north London on Monday, and a search for other incendiary devices closed the system for more than three hours, a week after an IRA railway blast severely disrupted commuter travel. No injuries were reported from the two explosions or a third pocket-sized bomb found smoldering in a subway car.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2013
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Mosquito" (Interscope) When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs began making records in 2001, it would've been difficult to imagine the band someday doing a song as "Like a Prayer"-ish as "Sacrilege," the first track on its new album. "Falling for a guy, fell down from the sky," frontwoman Karen O sings over a descending guitar figure, "Halo round his head, feathers in our bed. " Later in the tune a gospel choir shows up - as one did during the group's performance at Coachella - and pushes "Sacrilege" into true-blue power-in-the-midnight-hour territory.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
When the Yeah Yeah Yeahs began making records in 2001, it would've been difficult to imagine the band someday doing a song as "Like a Prayer"-ish as "Sacrilege," the first track on its new album. "Falling for a guy, fell down from the sky," frontwoman Karen O sings over a descending guitar figure, "Halo round his head, feathers in our bed. " Later in the tune a gospel choir shows up -- as one did last weekend during the group's performance at Coachella, where it's to play again Friday night -- and pushes "Sacrilege" into true-blue power-in-the-midnight-hour territory.
TRAVEL
September 9, 2012
Frequent-flier trip delivered Not all frequent-flier airline experiences ("Frequent Flier, Here's How to Take Your Seat," On the Spot, Sept. 2, by Catharine Hamm) are negative: After I jokingly offered my rabbi miles in exchange for a personally guided trip to Israel, he accepted. The first airline awards agent practically hung up on me, but I got lucky with American Airlines, whose agent eagerly responded to the idea of such a trip. Ninety minutes later, we had booked flights.
WORLD
August 17, 2011 | By Jung-yoon Choi, Los Angeles Times
Hong Ji-min cannot forget that crowded, morning rush-hour commute when she felt someone groping her. "I knew that someone did it on purpose, but it had happened so fast," the 25-year-old nurse recalled. "I couldn't do anything but look around with angry eyes. But there was no way I could identify the person in that sea of people. " Seoul city officials now may have a solution for victimized female commuters: women-only subway cars. South Korean officials next month will begin a program offering the exclusive train coaches, reviving an idea that was abandoned two decades ago. Reaction to the plan has been so mixed, however, that the city is going to test those cars only late at night to see how it goes.
WORLD
September 19, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A man opened fire inside a Mexico City subway station during rush hour, killing a passenger and a police officer before he was subdued. Five others were wounded. Luis Felipe Hernandez Castillo, 38, was writing on the station walls with a black marker when a police officer confronted him, officials said. He fatally shot the officer and a civilian who tried to stop him. He ran to a subway car and continued shooting until police captured him.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | By Kenneth Turan, Times film critic
Tony Scott is a director who makes the trains run on time. Not just the specific subway cars of his efficient thriller "The Taking of Pelham 123," but the metaphorical trains of action movie pyrotechnics in general. Though he's worked somewhat in the shadow of his more thematically adventurous brother Ridley, Scott has earned his Hollywood reputation as a shooter, someone who knows how to make things move like lightning on screen. Collaborating here with stars Denzel Washington and John Travolta, Scott puts those talents to use in this crisp, effective New York subway hostage drama.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | Kenneth Turan, FILM CRITIC
Tony Scott is a director who makes the trains run on time. Not just the specific subway cars of his efficient thriller "The Taking of Pelham 123," but the metaphorical trains of action movie pyrotechnics in general. Though he's worked somewhat in the shadow of his more thematically adventurous brother Ridley, Scott has earned his Hollywood reputation as a shooter, someone who knows how to make things move like lightning on screen.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
For Gina Ferraraccio, like many women in this city, the experience is all too common. She's on a subway car during rush hour, crammed up against fellow passengers, when she feels a man getting closer than necessary -- sometimes surreptitiously groping her from behind. Ferraraccio, a 25-year-old lingerie saleswoman, said she often turns and yells at the perpetrator to stop.
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