January 9, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- West Texas grand jurors on Wednesday are expected to consider the case of a train collision that killed four veterans riding on a parade float last fall. Midland County prosecutor Eric Kalenak will present the case Wednesday to a 12-member grand jury, according to the Associated Press. Kalenak would not tell the AP whether he would recommend an indictment in connection with the Nov. 15 crash, in which a flatbed truck the veterans were riding on in a parade was hit by a Union Pacific train.
January 2, 2013 |
Jodie Meeks hit half of his shots against the Philadelphia 76ers, including a highlight reverse dunk, for a total of seven points. Meeks is a steady part of Coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation which went just eight deep on Tuesday in the Lakers' 103-99 loss to the Sixers. Coach Doug Collins had nothing but positive things to say about Meeks, whom he coached in Philadelphia. "He's one of the best teammates you can ever have," said Collins. "He never puts himself above the team....
September 10, 2012 |
The fact that “No Love,” now in its world premiere at the Eclectic Company Theatre, went up 25 minutes late with absolutely no explanation as to why, was undeniably irritating. And a lengthy opening monologue delivered in almost total darkness by an actor who couldn't find her light (granted, in John Dickey's lighting design there was precious little of it to be found), proved almost insurmountably annoying. Yet those glitches faded into insignificance given the accumulated problems of Andrew Osborne's play - a sort of latter-day “La Ronde” in which various loosely connected characters hook up, act out and get kinky, frequently sans clothing.
June 27, 2012 |
To the extent that he ever really went away, Charlie Sheen is back. He knows that you know that he knows that you know all about the sensational circumstances of his departure from "Two and a Half Men," and the first words he speaks in "Anger Management," the FX sitcom premiering Thursday that will restore, confirm or destroy his reputation, go straight to that point. "You can't fire me, I quit. You can't replace me with some other guy; it won't be the same. You may think I'm losing but I'm not - anyway, you get the idea.
April 7, 2012 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Rory McIlroy's third round Saturday was not equal to last year's train wreck, when his bloody Sunday score was 80. But this year's version — a five-over-par 77 — was far worse than a fender-bender. The trouble started on No. 1, when McIlroy missed his approach wide right. He chipped over the green and then pitched well short, his ball backing up to 20 feet. From there, he two-putted. By the time you blinked, McIlroy was off the leaderboard. And he would not return, not after three-putting from 12 feet for a second double bogey on No. 7. McIlroy finally made his first birdie on No. 12. Playing partner Sergio Garcia also rolled in a birdie and then walked over to his European pal, extended his arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - The bullet train boondoggle is looking more like a bullet bull's-eye. But one big question lingers: Where are the bucks? And even if the state can find the bucks, should it spend them on building a high-speed rail line, a cool choo-choo? Especially when higher education in California is such a train wreck? Education - kindergarten through college - should be our No. 1 priority, for both moral and economic reasons. Producing an educated, skilled workforce for the increasingly competitive global economy is even more important than creating temporary track-laying jobs.