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August 30, 1989 | From a Times staff writer
The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that it has reassigned a supervisory agent after reporters saw an officer calling out abusive taunts over his patrol vehicle's public address system to hundreds of migrants gathered along the U.S.-Mexico border. Michael D.
April 21, 2000 | Associated Press
Leeds fans smashed the window of a bus carrying Galatasaray officials to Thursday's UEFA Cup semifinal in England, a 2-2 tie that advanced the Turkish team to the championship game on 4-2 aggregate. Galatasaray, the first Turkish team to reach a European final, will play Arsenal, which won 2-1 at Lens to advance on 3-1 aggregate. The championship is May 17 in Copenhagen. Three buses carrying Galatasaray officials arrived at the stadium to jeers and chants of "scum" from hundreds of Leeds fans.
November 21, 2000 | MIKE PENNER
The Saints, having taunted all of New Orleans and its surrounding bayous with a 7-3 start, lose Ricky Williams for the season one week, Jeff Blake the next and now have no choice but to turn the stretch drive over to a rookie named Aaron Brooks and his learner's permit.
May 6, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
In his book "Calling the Shots," former referee Earl Strom recalls the antics of Wendell Ladner, who played for Memphis, among other teams, in the old American Basketball Assn. "Wendell loved to pound on Rick Barry," Strom writes. "One night, Barry called him a psycho. When Babe (Coach McCarthy) took Wendell out of a game, he asked the ball boy, 'What's a psycho?' "The ball boy told him to forget it, it wasn't important.
As Rodney G. King lay on an emergency room bed after a police beating, one officer taunted him, saying: "We had a pretty good hardball game tonight," a nurse testified Friday. Lawrence Davis, who attended to King at Pacifica Hospital told jurors in the assault trial of four officers that one of them, Laurence M. Powell, made that remark and others along the same lines.
A convicted murder defendant was determined to get the last word in Friday, just moments after a judge rejected his plea for leniency and sentenced him to death for killing an Anaheim college student during a carjacking, authorities said. "It ain't over yet," Shaun Burney, 20, of Tustin uttered as he was led from the courtroom, adding an expletive on the way. "I just couldn't believe he said that," said Deputy Dist. Atty. David Brent.
July 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Slugger Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics said Sunday that racial slurs are shouted at players in most ballparks but "not as much as here in Oakland." Canseco said about 20% of the Oakland fans, most between 18 and 25 years old, verbally abuse Latin and black players. "To me, the remarks they make are very racist," the Cuban-born Canseco said. "It seems like they're alcoholics, drug addicts." Canseco's teammate, Reggie Jackson said he has discussed the situation with Canseco.
March 21, 2009
Re "Battling over a school's symbols," March 15 Some would have us believe that naming sports teams after Native Americans is an insult to them. I feel it is a tribute: It's showing admiration for a people who gallantly fought for their way of life and their lands against imported diseases and superior weaponry. They fought against people who had no regard for their lives, their way of life and, most important, their beliefs. Yet Native Americans still survive. Irving Leemon Northridge
August 17, 2011 | By James Oliphant
The president coming to your hometown is one thing. His arriving in a monstrous shimmering black bus is another. The U.S. Secret Service's new $1.1 million bus has been almost as big a star as the president himself has been during his backroads tour of the upper Midwest. People point at it. Kids gape at it. And just about everyone is curious about it. It has even brooked comparisons to Darth Vader's helmet. The bus--and there is another one like it that will eventually be used by the Republican presidential nominee--has been in the works for years.
March 2, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A man who allegedly threw acorns at a rhinoceros at the San Francisco Zoo has been cited for misdemeanor animal taunting. Police detained and cited Juan Zuluaga, 26, last week after officials received a report that he had been tossing acorns at a male black rhino named Mashaki. Zuluaga could have to pay a fine and even serve jail time. The incident comes two months after a Siberian tiger escaped its enclosure and attacked three young men, wounding two of them and killing Carlos Sousa Jr., 17 One of the two survivors told the dead teen's father that they had waved and shouted at the tiger before the deadly attack.
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