CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1989 |
John Ryan enjoys nothing more than a good match of table tennis. So on Sunday, he drove nearly 70 miles from his home in Palmdale to Costa Mesa to watch some of the world's top-ranked players compete for $8,000 worth of prizes in the Econo Lube N' Tune Pacific Coast Open held at Orange Coast College. "I love to play the game," Ryan said. "I practice every day and even competed in some tournaments, but watching these guys lets me know that I have a long way to go."
August 25, 1995 |
Chia Ming Cheng won an extra-inning pitchers' duel with Santiago Heredia as Taiwan advanced to the championship game of the Little League World Series with a 1-0 victory Thursday over the Dominican Republic. Taiwan, which has won 15 Little League championships, will face Spring, Tex., on Saturday. Cheng and Heredia were throwing about 75 m.p.h. and neither walked a batter. Cheng gave up only one hit and struck out 12; Heredia gave up four hits and struck out nine.
July 13, 1992 |
The men, led by Attila Malek of Costa Mesa, got their revenge at the National Seniors Open table tennis tournament Sunday at Leisure World. After 11-time U.S. women's champion Insook Bhushan won the over 40 Open title against a predominantly male field Saturday, there was plenty of good-natured ribbing going on between the sexes as Sunday's over 30 Open semifinals approached. The over 30 semis featured Bhushan against Malek and Alhambra's Wei Wang, the 1990 U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1989
A Taiwanese national was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting two federal drug agents and wounding a third during an undercover heroin deal that turned into an attempted robbery. The Pasadena Superior Court jury deliberated for four days before finding Wei Wen Wang guilty of murder, attempted murder and robbery in the deaths of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents Paul Seema and George Montoya.
November 17, 1997 |
A Chinese activist today said he had written to President Jiang Zemin urging the Chinese leader to follow up the release of dissident Wei Jingsheng by giving freedom to other pro-democracy campaigners, including Wang Dan. "I wanted to pressure the president, to express to him the wishes of China's pro-democracy activists," Qin Yongmin said by telephone from his home in Wuhan, Hubei province.
April 30, 2002
Re "CIA Warns of Chinese Plans for Cyber-Attacks on U.S.," April 25: Although China's cyber-warfare discourse has hitherto outpaced its capability, it is perilous to underestimate Beijing's fancy for "asymmetric war." Beijing seeks to capitalize on the advent of the information revolution and rising nationalism in China and turn the Internet into a curious "weapon of the weak" for achieving its political objectives (e.g., subduing Taiwan and deterring American intervention). Last May the "honkers" (from the Chinese wordplay "red hackers")
August 18, 2008 |
BEIJING -- When Jim Lefebvre was asked to set the foundation for a national baseball program in China, there was never any doubt it was only a temporary job. "It was a one-shot deal," the former Dodgers infielder said. That was five years ago. Now, Lefebvre has spent so much time in China since, he has learned to speak the language. "Well, one year led to the next year. And now I'm their Olympic coach," Lefebvre said. "It's been a tremendous challenge." That challenge comes to a head tonight here when the upstart Chinese, already the surprise of the Beijing baseball tournament, take on a struggling U.S. squad that needs a win to have any shot at advancing to the medal round.
February 5, 1995 |
At the home of the "style-challenged 'Techie Nerd,' " the class list ranged from Avoiding Shyness to Ballroom Dancing. The professors included Miss Manners. The one-day "Charm School" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seemed to attract more attention than a debate over cold fusion at a school where Nobel scientists are the true stars and putting a fake cow on a 150-foot dome is considered good fun. "I gave up sex for a year to finish my Ph.D.
February 25, 1988 |
The two suspects in the slayings of two federal drug agents earlier this month may be prosecuted under state instead of federal law to give a jury the opportunity to send them to the gas chamber, U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner said Wednesday. "I think that's something we'll be very seriously reviewing and considering in the next couple of weeks or so," Bonner said, noting that life imprisonment is the maximum penalty possible under federal law for the murder of a federal agent.
April 20, 1998 |
When Wang Dan was first released from prison, in 1993--one month before an inspection tour by Olympic officials looking at Beijing as a possible site for the 2000 Summer Games--he had business cards printed up with a background of blue sky and clouds carrying his name and title: "Wang Dan, Free Man."