Police say shooting suspect used baby as shield
LOS ANGELES — Agunman used hisbaby son as a shield while he ﬁred atdeputies, who did not return ﬁre untilafter the man’s ex-girlfriend took thechild away from him, the Los AngelesCounty Sheriff’s Department saidMonday.The 43-year-old man was hit by mul-tiple gunshots but was expected to sur-vive, a department statement said. The drama that unfolded late Sundayin unincorporated Willowbrook wasdescribed by sheriff’s Lt. John Corinaas a combination love triangle andattempted suicide by cop.The suspect confronted his ex-girl-friend’s new boyfriend around 10 p.m.outside a house on East 126th Streetand shot him in the face with arevolver, then drove off with the 1-year-old baby, according to the depart-ment statement, which did not releaseany identities of those involved. Deputies spotted the car and attempt-ed to stop it, but the driver led them ona chase that ﬁnally ended up back at thehouse. The man stopped his car and got out,holding the baby in one arm and therevolver in the other hand, pointing itat deputies who did not ﬁre for fear of hitting the child, the statement said.Failing to get into the ex-girlfriend’shouse through a locked side door, theman ﬁred one shot at deputies, who stillheld their ﬁre as he tried and failed toget in through the locked front door andonce again ﬁred at deputies, accordingto the account. The ex-girlfriend, who is the baby’smother, ﬁnally opened the front door,took the baby away from the suspectand went back inside the house.“Once the ex-girlfriend had the baby,the suspect again pointed his handgunat the deputies and that is when adeputy-involved shooting occurred,”the department statement said. The new boyfriend who was shot atthe outset was taken to a hospital andwas expected to survive. No deputies were hurt.
76,000 pounds of ribs burn in highway truck ﬁre
LUDLOW— ASouthern Californiafreeway smelled like a cookout when abig rig carrying 76,000 pounds of beef ribs caught ﬁre.The San Bernardino Sun reports therear wheels of the truck ignited Saturdaynight on Interstate 40 in Ludlow. San Bernardino County Firespokesman Al Franco says that by thetime ﬁreﬁghters arrived, the truck wasunhooked from the trailer, whichbecame engulfed in ﬂames. He says the ﬁre emanated “a wonder-ful BBQ beef rib odor.”It also shut down trafﬁc for about twohours.No one was injured and the cause of the ﬁre is under investigation.
THC-Hawks? Pot puns pack this Super Bowl
SEATTLE — The way Bryan Weinmansees it, he and his friends already wontheir Super Bowl bet.Two weeks ago, the nightclub DJ anda few buddies were sitting at a sports barin Denver, joking about how funny itwould be if the Seattle Seahawks andDenver Broncos — the NFLteams fromthe two states that have legalized mari- juana — made it to the big game.They decided to plunk down a $44wager — the fee for registering theInternet domain www.stonerbowl.org— just before the Seahawks andBroncos won their conference champi-onships.It paid off. They’re now using the siteto hawk T-shirts and hats celebratingthe coincidence. One shirt features theVince Lombardi Trophy, reserved forthe game’s victors, refashioned into abong. Another features a spoof of theleague’s logo, with the letters “THC”— for marijuana’s active compound —replacing “NFL.”From weed-themed Super Bowl par-ties to a Denver company’s “StonerBowl” tours of recreational pot shops,this year’s Super Bowl offers a twist ona sporting event better known for itsbeer commercials. Thanks to the recre-ational marijuana laws passed by vot-ers in 2012, sales of taxed pot to adultsover 21 began at Colorado pot shopsJan. 1 and are due to begin inWashington later this year.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The space shuttle Challenger explod-ed 73 seconds after liftoff from CapeCanaveral, killing all seven crewmembers, including schoolteacherChrista McAuliffe.
“In dreams begin responsibilities.”
— William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Singer SarahMcLachlan is 46.Actress Ariel Winter is 16.
A performer rides a horse during an equestrian show choreographed by Bartabas for the ‘Nuit de Chine’(Night of China) eventat the Grand Palais in Paris,France.
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In A.D. 814,
Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne died inAachen in present-day Germany.
, England’s King Henry VIII died; he was succeededby his 9-year-old son, Edward VI.
the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austenwas ﬁrst published anonymously in London.
, Cuban revolutionary Jose Marti was born inHavana.
, the United States withdrew its forces from Cuba asJose Miguel Gomez became president.
, the United States Coast Guard was created asPresident Woodrow Wilson signed a bill merging the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service.
, Irish poet-dramatist William Butler Yeats died inMenton, France.In 1945, during World War II, Allied supplies began reach-ing China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
, Elvis Presley made his ﬁrst national TVappear-ance on “Stage Show,” a CBS program hosted by Tommy andJimmy Dorsey.
, a cease-ﬁre ofﬁcially went into effect in theVietnam War.
, six U.S. diplomats who had avoided being takenhostage at their embassy in Tehran ﬂew out of Iran with thehelp of Canadian diplomats.
, Italian anti-terrorism forces rescued U.S. Brig.Gen. James L. Dozier, 42 days after he had been kidnappedby the Red Brigades.
Ten years ago:
British Prime Minister Tony Blair won alegal victory when a judge said the BBC was wrong to reportthe government had “sexed up” intelligence to justify war inIraq.
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(Answers tomorrow)VERGE THANK BELLOW SLEIGHYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Their view of the Caribbean was — AT“SEE” LEVELNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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