CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1990 |
Sixteen-year-old Steve Ortiz alerted officials at his Reseda high school Friday to a possible drive-by shooting. As Steve sat outside with friends hours later, he was shot in the leg by gang members who drove up in a car, police said. The Los Angeles teen-ager was in guarded condition Friday evening after the incident, which occurred about 2:15 p.m. between classes at Grover Cleveland High School.
August 20, 1990 |
Two defiant Iraqi oil tankers steamed farther away from their home ports in the Persian Gulf with U.S. Navy patrol vessels shadowing them Sunday, prompting American officials to threaten the use of force if the tankers violate international sanctions against Iraq. The tankers, which ignored orders to halt as well as warning shots across their bows on Saturday, appeared to be several days away from their destination, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said.
May 22, 2005 |
Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas clashed with Israeli soldiers in the disputed Shabaa Farms border area Saturday with machine-gun fire, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells. No injuries were reported. The Israeli army said its soldiers fired into the air to prevent a Lebanese shepherd from entering Israel, sparking the clash.
June 27, 2007
UNIONIZED GROCERY workers in Southern California brought more drama to their contract negotiations this week, voting overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if contract talks break down. The move reflected the Kabuki-theater quality of major contract negotiations, whose slow pace often prompts union members to pose belligerently simply to energize the proceedings. In this case, however, the vote reminded negotiators for Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons that these episodes don't always end well.
May 9, 1997 |
Harrison Ford is the kind of guy who doesn't like to be crowded. Since last fall, his new movie, "Air Force One," has been scheduled for release at the end of July. But with a glut of summer blockbusters on the way--and only a limited number of choice weekend slots to fill--his Sony Pictures film no longer has a July 25 opening date to itself. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Films moved "Conspiracy Theory," a Mel Gibson thriller, to the same weekend.
March 16, 1992 |
Republican presidential challenger Patrick J. Buchanan warned Sunday that unless he wins the 1992 nomination or President Bush embraces his brand of conservatism, a new third party composed of angry and disenchanted Republicans is likely to be formed before the 1996 presidential elections. Buchanan repeated his pledge to support the party's nominee this fall, but he refused to rule out his participation in a rival party for the 1996 elections.
June 1, 2003 |
South Korea's Defense Ministry said its navy fired warning shots today after three North Korean fishing boats crossed the nations' disputed Yellow Sea border. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The incident occurred near Yonpyong Island, west of the Korean peninsula. The fishing boats turned back after South Korean navy ships fired shots into the air, a ministry spokesman said.
October 22, 1993 |
A Coast Guard cutter helping enforce the U.N. embargo against Haiti fired warning shots across the bow of a Haiti-bound merchant ship Thursday after it refused to change course, the Defense Department announced, while in Haiti's capital gunmen reportedly grabbed a legislative ally of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
September 26, 2007 |
Police in riot gear fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse more than 100 Buddhist monks today who defied the military government's ban on public assembly by trying to penetrate a barricade blocking Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda. Scores of monks were reportedly arrested as officials cracked down on the biggest anti-government protests in nearly 20 years.
May 3, 2003 |
Residents demanding earthquake relief clashed with police and soldiers here Friday, as rescuers found a boy alive in the rubble of a school dormitory where dozens of students died and 34 were missing. Hundreds of angry men marched on the local governor's office to demand his resignation and more government help with food and shelter. "We want justice. Down with the police," they shouted. Some in the crowd attacked police vehicles and threw rocks.