June 6, 2002
Minneapolis FBI agent Coleen Rowley's testimony before a Senate panel today should be accompanied by the applause of an appreciative nation, both for her and for other principled whistle-blowers. Rowley, who fired off the now-famous 13-page memo to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III about the roadblocks her office faced in obtaining a search warrant against suspected 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui, took a big risk.
December 11, 2005
ERIN McSweeney of Sacramento and her daughters Emma, 20, and Hannah, 16, spent a month in Sri Lanka in August with the Habitat for Humanity Global Village program. On the way to the job site near Anuradapura, the train stopped in the hill country. Erin took this photo with her Nikon D100. "It was like going back in time, just riding the train," McSweeney said. "I was hanging out of the window the whole time with my camera."
October 31, 1992
The problem with the San Diego State football team is not the referees. It is the coaching. The Aztecs would be a top-10 team if rankings were based on underachieving. They are not prepared to play the game. Good teams do not make the mistakes the Aztecs regularly make. The offensive game plan is pathetic. When Marshall Faulk get three carries in a quarter, something is screwy. The Aztecs have had excellent recruiting classes but do not block and tackle on Saturdays. None of this is the fault of the referees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 |
I walked with janitors the other day. There were about 100 of them. We marched through a corner of Santa Monica to the beat of a drum, the clang of a bell and the trill of whistles. They carried signs and banners that demanded social justice, equal pay and something better than what they had. A few passing cars responded by honking their horns in sympathy, but mostly the janitors marched unseen, like an invisible army, past the very buildings whose offices they had cleaned the night before.
February 25, 1991 |
Travis Williams qualified for his NFL pension last month, four weeks before he died. Williams turned 45 on Jan. 14, the 23rd anniversary of his first and only Super Bowl appearance as a running back for Vince Lombardi's last Green Bay Packer team. The same date, two different milestones. In 1968, Williams earned $15,000 for beating the Oakland Raiders. In 1991, Williams earned the right to claim a $300 monthly allowance from the NFL Players Assn. pension fund.
April 22, 2003 |
Jamal Boykin turns 16 years old on Sunday, which means he'll be old enough to drive. He'd be better off getting a pilot's license considering all the cities he plans to visit over the new few months. Boykin, a 6-foot-7 All-City basketball player at Los Angeles Fairfax, is gearing up for tournaments across the country. His suitcase is packed, and now it's a matter of choosing where to go. Last week, he was in Las Vegas. This week, he might go to Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1986
Legislation making it a crime to retaliate against public employee "whistle blowers" has been signed into law by Gov. George Deukmejian. The law, authored by Assemblyman Larry Stirling (R-San Diego), was prompted by complaints to Stirling from employees at San Diego County's Hillcrest mental health hospital. The law was signed by Deukmejian on Wednesday and goes into effect Jan. 1.