CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1996
Re "Scavengers Show Us Who We Are," March 31. I too am a walker with a plastic bag . . . because I enjoy it. It's my alone time . . . no phones, nothing to distract me from the pleasure of being at one with the outdoors. Except garbage. Instead of just picking up recyclables, I pick up almost everything. Bottles, cans, cups, papers and lots of empty cigarette boxes. When people pass me by, they smile and tell me what a good deed I am doing. I'm always thinking to myself how easy it is. If every caring person picked up something (that some uncaring person threw out of their car windows)
January 26, 2010 |
When documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker smiles and says, "I can't complain my life isn't varied," she is not kidding. While most directors would be grateful to have one film in Sundance, Walker has two compelling works and they could not be more different. For "Countdown to Zero," a hair-raising exposé of the dangers of rogue nuclear weapons, she spent considerable time talking with world leaders like Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, F.W. de Klerk and Pervez Musharraf, "more presidents than I could keep track of."
January 30, 2010 |
Herschel Walker used to tell friends at the University of Georgia that he aspired to be considered one of the greatest athletes in history. "And not just in football," Walker recalled this week. Since running the Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship and winning the Heisman Trophy in 1982, Walker rushed for more than 13,000 yards in the USFL and NFL, then retired in 1997 with the second-most all-purpose yards in NFL history. During his pro football career, he also earned a spot on the 1992 Olympic two-man bobsled team, and won television's "Superstars" event three times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2002 |
A Ventura man who was hit by a train was in serious condition Wednesday. Silverio Romero, 66, was crossing the tracks in the 2000 block of Channel Drive about 7 p.m. Tuesday when an Amtrak approached, authorities said. The train sounded its horn, but Romero, who uses a walker, couldn't clear its path.
August 24, 1991
What a contrast between Walker and Norris--one has a happy nature that makes a physical flaw seem insignificant, while the other reveals the real disability of an unkind heart. JEAN LEE Westminster
May 2, 1986 |
John A. Walker Jr. feared that Soviet agents might kill Jerry A. Whitworth and him when Whitworth stopped stealing high-quality naval secrets and was thinking about quitting espionage, Walker testified Thursday. "I explained to him that in the field of espionage one doesn't play games with one's contacts," Walker said.