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February 19, 1998 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old wounds, physical and spiritual, healed long ago. When Lou Zamperini returned to Japan recently, it was in the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. If any American during World War II had earned the right to hate, it was Louis Silvie Zamperini. Once one of America's best track and field athletes, he was beaten almost daily for 2 1/2 years in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps and fed a near-starvation diet.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1986 | BILL BILLITER and ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of youths went on a rampage in Huntington Beach on Sunday afternoon, pelting police officers with rocks and bottles, storming a large lifeguard station and overturning and burning police vehicles. Police said at least 12 people were injured, including five Huntington Beach officers and one Orange County sheriff's deputy. Thirteen people were arrested but scores of youths who threw bottles at officers or took part in the destruction escaped in the confusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The chirping of birds and the whoops of children frolicking in the grassy hollow give the hilltop a sense of serenity now. It was different 40 years ago. There was a gurgling sound, a warning scream and finally a whooshing roar as death and destruction swept down a ridge into a Los Angeles neighborhood. The Baldwin Hills Dam collapsed with the fury of a thousand cloudbursts, sending a 50-foot wall of water down Cloverdale Avenue and slamming into homes and cars on Dec. 14, 1963.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A 24-year-old Ventura man died at a local hospital Sunday night after being freed from a kelp bed that he got trapped in while scuba diving near the harbor, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, died about 6:30 p.m. at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard after being pulled from the water 30 minutes earlier, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Teacher Luis Lopez was reading "Charlotte's Web" to his students Tuesday when the emergency bell sounded. "Drop!" Lopez ordered the fifth-graders, who immediately crouched under their desks, holding the backs of their necks with one hand and clutching the desk legs with the other. A routine day at Victory Boulevard Elementary School in North Hollywood was interrupted by a scenario involving the aftermath of a 7.8 earthquake.
NEWS
September 1, 1989 | From Reuters
Princess Anne insisted on a separation from her commoner husband Mark Phillips despite his pleas to save their 16-year marriage, newspapers said today. "Princess Anne chose the freedom to lead her own life instead of being trapped in a phony marriage--against the wishes of Capt. Mark Phillips," the Daily Mail said.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside Resurrection Gym, in a fierce East Los Angeles neighborhood, a young man named Pepe emerges from a car. Pepe is looking for a fight. But this kid carries no gang affiliation. Not a single tattoo mars his body. No red or blue or green bandanna is knotted around his head. The young man is Pepe Reilly, and the only fight he is looking for is inside the gym, inside the boxing ring and within the rules. His weapons will be a pair of heavily padded fists.
NEWS
August 20, 1985 | Associated Press
A woman who survived the Japan Air Lines crash in which 520 people perished said her 8-year-old daughter shouted at her, urging her to stay awake and live through the long night in the wreckage. Hiroko Yoshizaki, 35, said that after the crash she was on the edge of consciousness because of pain when her daughter, Mikiko, shouted: "Don't go to sleep mother! Stay awake or you'll die! I'm hungry, mother!"
NEWS
July 18, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Khushwant Singh halted his tennis serve in mid-swing and cupped his ear. As his playing companions steamed in the already blazing morning sun and shuffled their feet impatiently on the red clay courts of the Gymkhana Club, Singh let out a jubilant shout: "The monsoon bird is here! Hail clamator jacobinus, the monsoon is coming!" In the excruciating pre-monsoon temperatures of northern India, when 110-degree heat is just a starting point, there are no sweeter words.
REAL ESTATE
August 11, 1991 | JAMES DULLEY, Dulley is a Cincinnati-based engineering consultant
QUESTION: Will stapling inexpensive aluminum foil under the roof rafters really reduce the heat inside my house? I feel a lot of heat coming through the ceiling in the afternoon and evening. ANSWER: Installing a radiant barrier (foil) in your attic can dramatically lower your air-conditioning bills and improve your comfort. You can easily install it yourself in a few hours with common hand tools.
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