June 1, 1988 |
Police seized a shirtless man who climbed atop a zoo exhibit where a worker was mauled to death last month, thumped his chest and traded growls with two agitated Bengal tigers. The incident, which occurred Monday before about 100 spectators, came a day after two of the zoo's 15 tigers were returned to view for the first time since the May 12 mauling of keeper Ricardo Tovar. Robert Lavoie, 27, was charged with criminal trespass and jailed in lieu of a $1,000 bond, police said Tuesday.
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February 4, 1993 |
A Kansas man who claimed he was shot last October in Simi Valley by assailants who shouted a racial taunt at him has confessed he fabricated the incident and that he shot himself, authorities said Wednesday. Jeffrey Coleman, 24, of Kansas City admitted he shot himself in the shoulder while he was intoxicated because he was despondent over a relationship, said Simi Valley Detective Bill Daniels. He changed his story when confronted with discrepancies in his earlier statements, Daniels said.
July 7, 1989 |
A reporter says she was harassed by a group of Orioles players who chanted a sexual slur after she entered the team locker room to conduct an interview. Melody Simmons, a reporter for the Evening Sun in Baltimore, said she filed a complaint with team President Larry Lucchino after the incident Saturday in which the players were said to have chanted "wool, wool, wool."
March 30, 1986 |
To his former players, he is part Cupid, part Lucifer. And now Buddy Ryan has come to town, preceded only by his reputation. The Philadelphia Eagles are reacting to him the way the Plains Indians must have reacted when they first spotted the iron horse. They see Ryan's strengths and, although they are not quite sure what drives him, they've heard what can happen if you get in his steam-engine way.
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September 19, 2001 |
Lena Khan, 17, feels uneasy about wearing a necklace to school that says "God" in Arabic. Since last week's attacks, she has heard students call Muslim girls in scarves "terrorists." Some have told Arab American youths: "Go back to your country." On Monday, a classmate asked Khan: "Why do Muslims want to kill everybody?" "It's hard to hear that something you believe in so much is so hated by all your peers," said Khan, a senior at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga.
February 8, 1997 |
A black man who swallowed cocaine when he was arrested died after jailers ignored his pleas for help and taunted him in a three-hour ordeal captured by a jail surveillance camera. Two sheriff's deputies were fired and five others were disciplined. Anderson Tate moaned, thrashed and chanted prayers for more than three hours while bound to a chair Dec. 3 at the St. Lucie County Jail. Jail employees and deputies walked past him, one of them making fun of him. "I don't want to die.
August 8, 2007 |
American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley scored his first goal for Glasgow Rangers and was taunted by racist fans during a 1-0 victory over FK Zeta on Tuesday night in European Champions League qualifying at Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. A small section of fans made "monkey chants" aimed at Beasley and teammate Jean-Claude Darcheville, according to Rangers' website.
January 8, 1993
Simi Valley High basketball Coach Dean Bradshaw was the most unpopular person in the Hart gym last week. Bradshaw instructed his team to hold the ball as the Pioneers entered one overtime after another against Culver City in the semifinals of the Hart Holiday Classic. The result was four three-minute overtime periods in which the teams produced six points-- combined --after ending regulation tied, 70-70.
March 9, 1990 |
A former Newport Beach yacht dealer suspected of stealing more than $2 million from his clients and then writing them cheerful letters and Christmas cards as he traveled the world on their money has been arrested in Florida. Tony Bell, 51, was arrested Wednesday at a recreation-vehicle dealership in Winter Park, Fla., more than two years after warrants were issued for his arrest.