CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2002 |
Dr. C. James Carrico, the first physician to tend President Kennedy in a Dallas emergency room immediately after he was mortally wounded, died of colon cancer Thursday at his home in Greenbank on Whidbey Island, Washington. He was 67. The Pasadena-born Carrico, who was president-elect of the American College of Surgeons at the time of his death, was a first-year surgical resident on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy was rushed into Parkland Memorial Hospital.
March 11, 2013 |
Three Navy fliers were killed when their jet crashed about 50 miles west of Spokane, Wash., on Monday, officials said. The fliers were on a training mission on an EA-6B Prowler based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island , on Washington's Puget Sound. No one on the ground was hurt, Navy officials said. The fliers' names are to be kept confidential for a day while their families are notified, officials said. A farmworker, Mike Johnson, told the Spokesman-Review newspaper that he was feeding cattle shortly before 9 a.m. when he saw a black mushroom cloud rise soundlessly in the distance.
March 29, 2013 |
Just days after a massive landslide changed the topography of Whidbey Island in Washington state, residents are coming to grips with the idea that change is part of life. They have had community meetings in recent days since the slide pushed an estimated 200,000 cubic yards of earth down the west side of the island in Puget Sound, about 50 miles north of Seattle. What they want is some sense of the timeline for when things will return to normal, Eric Brooks, deputy director of Island County Emergency Management told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.
July 9, 2013 |
The Navy awarded a $279.4-million contract to Raytheon Co. to build the next generation of electronic attack jammers, which spew radio waves and emit other electromagnetic noise to jumble enemy signals. Electronic warfare technology -- much of it top secret -- aims to counterbalance foreign militaries' multimillion-dollar investments in shoring up air defenses and continuing advancements in radar detection. The technology is key to the military executing bombing missions. Military aircraft outfitted with jammers accompany fighter jets and bombers.
July 11, 2011 |
In the skies above Libya, the U.S. Navy has been deploying a small fleet of supersonic EA-18 Growler jets to "jam" Moammar Kadafi's ground radar, giving NATO fighters and bombers free rein to strike tanks, communication depots and other strategic targets. It's the latest demonstration of "electronic attack" hardware — the "EA" in the Growler's name. Armies have been waging electronic warfare since World War II, but today's technology packs a strategic wallop unforeseen even a decade ago. With foreign adversaries continuing to improve their radar capabilities and air defense networks, and terrorists worldwide using modern consumer electronics to trigger explosives, the United States is spending billions of dollars in a massive effort to respond.
February 7, 1986 |
Five members of the violent, white-supremacist group The Order were sentenced Thursday to prison terms of up to 100 years for their roles in a plot to overthrow the government and establish an Aryan homeland. Bruce Carroll Pierce, 31, Randolph George Duey, 35, Gary Lee Yarbrough, 30, Andrew Virgil Barnhill, 29, and Richard Harold Kemp, 23, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Walter McGovern. McGovern presided over a 3 1/2-month trial that ended Dec.