May 3, 2006 |
FEW commercials in history are more cringe-worthy than those of Saab's current "Born From Jets" campaign, in which a Swedish-built Saab Viggen fighter morphs into ... wait for it ... a Saab 9-7X SUV -- Yah, Sven, dat's a guut one. As most devoted Saab-omites know, the 9-7X is born from the rather less-than-jet-like Chevy Trailblazer, built and re-badged in that famous Scandinavian enclave of Moraine, Ohio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1985 |
Philip Crosthwaite lived his life as a cowboy. On Monday, he was buried like one. A horse-drawn wagon, followed by a riderless horse, carried his branded coffin up Santiago Canyon Road to a hillside overlooking land he had once ridden as a vaquero. His pallbearers, at his request, wore Western garb, as did many of the 200 friends, colleagues and relatives who gathered to pay homage to one of the county's oldest cowboys.
May 27, 1989 |
A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with wedding guests fell into a canal Friday, killing 13 people, according to a news report. About 30 people were riding on the tractor and in the wagon near West Godavari, about 825 miles southeast of New Delhi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 |
Dale Rickards, a self-styled cowboy who wrangled horses for Hollywood and turned his Malibu ranch into a faux western town for location photography, has died. He was 88. Rickards, who was a retired mounted officer for the LAPD, died of emphysema Dec. 29 at his home in the hills above Malibu, said his son Ron. After Rickards bought 11 acres off Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains in 1957, he built a home. By the early 1980s, he had opened a business there selling and renting western props such as steers' heads, wagon wheels and horse troughs.
June 6, 1989 |
A special California Highway Patrol accident team Monday sought the cause of a truck-station wagon collision that killed a youth baseball coach, his two sons and three other players on rain-slick U.S. 101. The CHP said the truck towing two empty trailers was southbound Sunday at 9:15 a.m. and traveling at about 50 m.p.h. when it suddenly veered into the northbound lane and struck the station wagon. Officers said the speed of the station wagon was unknown. The victims, all from Santa Rosa, were identified as Roy A. Daniel Jr., 44; his sons, Roy III, 16, and Shane, 10; Nick Mataya, 16; Brent Towers, 17, and Nate Bartholomew, 16. The Daniels and the other youngsters were headed toward Ft. Bragg for a season-opening game.
April 28, 2002
The one good thing about beating a dead horse is that the horse doesn't mind. Mary Edwards regurgitates the same tired populist myth--the little people pay while the wealthy get off easy ["Ordinary People Pay the Price for Tax Honesty," Letters, April 21]. According to IRS data, the top 1% of income earners paid 35% of the personal income tax, the top 5% paid 54%, the top 25% paid 82%, while the bottom 50% paid a mere 4%. So who's pulling the wagon and who's is riding on the wagon?