April 30, 2009 |
Pakistani commandos dropped from helicopters Wednesday into an area behind Taliban lines about 80 miles from Islamabad, the capital, and regained control of a key town, the army said. But authorities faced a fresh challenge after militants seized a police station, holding dozens of officers hostage. Helicopters dropped troops before 8 a.m. near Daggar, the main town in the Buner district, the army said. The area has seen fighting between the military and Taliban forces for several days.
September 6, 2002
Jonathan Turley, who states that cross-burning, although an outrage, is a form of free speech, would do well to teach his constitutional law students about another amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Commentary, Sept. 2). That would be the 14th Amendment and its equal protection clause. When will certain "scholars" understand that hate speech is not free speech in that its intent and effect is to deny protection to many people in our society regarding housing, education, jobs, etc., through the use of terror and intimidation?
June 3, 1999 |
University had the Southern Section Division II tennis title in its grasp Wednesday, but North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake took it back, winning its third consecutive title by defeating the Trojans, 10-8, at UC Irvine. The second-seeded Trojans (19-4) led, 6-2, midway through the second round and held leads in two of the remaining singles sets, but the top-seeded Wolverines mounted a furious comeback, winning all three and breaking University's back. Junior David Frankel, Harvard-Westlake's No.
May 16, 1991 |
Brian Goebel, who bowls from the right side, is in the lead. Yet, as much a highlight on the first day of the $145,000 Kessler PBA tournament in Riverside Wednesday was the awakening of left-handers. No lefty has won in seven PBA events at Town Square Lanes. But Andy Neuer, a southpaw from Pennsylvania, averaged 233 for the six-game lead, though he later dropped to fourth. "I think there is hope for us here," Neuer said. "I never have bowled well on these lanes. But today was different.
May 13, 1988 |
State Sen. Art Torres began an uphill fight Thursday to wrest control of the troubled Victims of Crime program away from Gov. George Deukmejian and turn it over to Controller Gray Davis. The Los Angeles Democrat successfully completed his first move when he persuaded a Senate subcommittee Thursday to approve an amendment to Deukmejian's $44.3-billion budget that would transfer funding for the program to the controller's office midway through the next fiscal year.
March 29, 1989 |
In an unprecedented ruling, a judge Tuesday said that Dennis Conner and the San Diego Yacht Club, in winning the America's Cup sailing race last year, violated the spirit of fair competition called for in the rules. The judge stripped the San Diego club of the trophy and awarded it to New Zealand.