July 13, 2009 |
Mickey Mouse was listening to Eminem on her iPod as she warmed up on the practice putting green Sunday morning. Candie Kung walked by and made note of the familiar scene. "Did you sleep here last night?" Kung asked. Eun Hee Ji (a.k.a. Mickey Mouse) said, no, she didn't spend that much time on the green, but seemed always to run into Kung for some reason. Kung was at the practice green again later, waiting as Ji made the definitive putt of the women's golf season.
September 28, 2008
Re "Palin's Big Oil infatuation," Opinion, Sept. 24 For all of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s sound and fury about how Big Oil is ruining the planet and how evil Sarah Palin is for supporting it, I noticed that Kennedy started off his article recalling a water-skiing trip he and his children took. Unless Kennedy has some superhuman speed-rowing ability we aren't privy to, water-skiing involves hours of using a boat with an engine -- an engine that requires, yes, gasoline and oil. Seems to me that elite environmental alarmists like Kennedy who preach oil abstinence are more than a bit hypocritical when they pollute waterways with their pleasure boats, as well as polluting the skies with their private planes as they jet back and forth to their next anti-oil speaking engagement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2006 |
A small Orange County water district allowed a water-ski school to operate illegally for nine years in a canyon reservoir, possibly jeopardizing the health of Villa Park residents who drink the water, state health officials said last week. The activity was discovered last month when organizers of a triathlon sought permission from the Serrano Water District to use Irvine Lake for swimming.
February 8, 2005 |
Water skier Tony Klarich, self-proclaimed Guy Who Can Ski on Anything, haunts garage sales to find an item -- any item -- to ride: a 1-by-4-foot wooden plank, old snow skis, a ladder. "I'll walk into people's garages, thinking, 'I can ski on that,' " Klarich says en route to Long Beach on Friday where he skied on an upside-down picnic table, above. "I've been trying to get a flat-screen television to ski on, but no one's donating one yet."
September 7, 2004 |
Victim No. 1 strips down from Puma sweats to a pink and black bikini, straps on a life vest and dips her angel-design wakeboard into the glassy water. The teenager squirts a mound of shaving cream into the bindings to slick the neoprene and slips off the stern, tow line in hand. "This is cold!" she yelps, bobbing. But in seconds Karen Zieger forgets about her chicken skin.
April 27, 2004 |
In the early 1950s, San Francisco surfers would wait until water temperatures dipped below 50 degrees before bothering to wrestle into a proto-wet suit. "It was a straitjacket," said Jack O'Neill, 81, of his early innovation, which was nothing more than unicellular foam plastic glued onto thin plastic in the shape of a vest. "In those days, you would last about an hour before the ice cream headaches set in."