April 29, 1997 |
A federal court on Monday acquitted Carlos Peralta, a powerful Mexican tycoon who was among the most prominent targets in a yearlong crackdown on alleged tax evaders. The government, however, protested the ruling, charging "procedural irregularities." Promising an appeal, it said it appeared the judge acquitted Peralta without reviewing evidence from prosecutors. Peralta, reportedly one of Mexico's wealthiest men, was accused of underreporting his income from 1992 to 1995.
March 8, 1992 |
Last November, delegates from Canadian and Los Angeles-based PEN, the writer's association, presented a resolution on Mexico at the group's 56th International Congress in Vienna. The document, part of PEN's worldwide campaign in behalf of imprisoned writers and freedom of expression, condemned the Mexican government for an array of human-rights abuses--including murder--committed against journalists in Mexico since 1983. The PEN delegates passed the resolution in good faith without discussion.
August 23, 1998 |
The rains fell and the winds hissed during a harrowing February storm in Newport Beach. Tooling along MacArthur Boulevard in his Chevrolet Blazer, ship captain Scott McClung saw motorist after helpless motorist trapped in pounding, racing flash floods. Yielding to his urge to help, the Newport Beach resident spent the day hitching a big hook from his winch to the vehicles of stranded motorists to pull them free. "He's always been a rescuer.
August 20, 1998 |
A judge ruled Wednesday night that a ship captain from Orange County must face trial on charges of bringing guns illegally into Mexico, but he dropped charges against the captain's 71-year-old father and the first mate. Judge Fidel Villanueva said probable cause existed that as captain of the ship, Scott McClung, 35, had tried to bring weapons into Mexico clandestinely when he sailed his father's new 150-foot yacht into the harbor of the Cozumel island resort on Aug.
April 15, 2012 |
My aunt Marion is in the hospital dying of liver and kidney failure, the result of her 20-year struggle with heroin use. I was told of her imminent death the same day news broke about a vaccine against the drug. "Breakthrough heroin vaccine could render drug 'useless' in addicts," one headline read. "Scientists create vaccine against heroin high," proclaimed another. Meanwhile, my aunt finds temporary relief in the ever more frequent administration of opiate pain medication - the very kind of drugs she used illegally.
April 9, 2004 |
The Long Beach Wilson boys' swim team and the Huntington Beach Marina girls' team could have a hard time trying to defend their titles in the 45th Long Beach Wilson Invitational, which begins at 5 tonight at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. The meet's 12-school field includes Goleta Dos Pueblos, whose boys' team is ranked No. 1 in the Southland by The Times.