Train kills teen who pushed girlfriend from tracks
MARYSVILLE — Witnesses and fam-ily members say a Northern Californiateen pushed his girlfriend away fromthe path of an oncoming train before hewas struck and killed.The girlfriend, 16-year-old MickaylaFriend, was still grazed and criticallyinjured, though her mother, Sandy, saidat a vigil Sunday that she was breathingon her own and walking.Mickayla and her boyfriend, 16-year-old Mateus Moore, were headed to astore before going to a school danceFriday night in Marysville when theywere struck by the Union Paciﬁc freighttrain.According to the Appeal-Democrat of Marysville, Sandy Friend saidMickayla told her Mateus pushed her ashard as he could. Witnesses to the trainstrike said Mateus’actions preventedMickayla from being run over as well.Police are looking into whether theteens were distracted.
42,000 pounds of honey spilled on 605 Freeway
LOS ANGELES — Nearly all lanes of the northbound 605 Freeway inSouthern California are closed after abig rig overturned spilling 42,000pounds of honey.California Highway Patrol OfficerPatrick Kimball says four of the ﬁvelanes have been closed after a big rigturned over at about 2 p.m. just north of the eastbound 60 Freeway near AvocadoHeights.
Ireland needs shaggy sheep for ‘shearing Olympics’
DUBLIN — Do you own a shaggysheep? Ireland needs ewes.The Irish require at least 6,000 sheepas hosts of this year’s Golden ShearsWorld Championships. But they’remore than 1,000 short with just weeksto go before an event dubbed “theOlympics of sheep shearing.”Organizers said Monday they needewes, aged 12 to 14 months, to ensurethat all competitors are supplied simi-larly shaped sheep. Prices for such ani-mals in Ireland are running high, andfarmers are under pressure to sell thembefore the May 22 start of the four-daycompetition in Gorey, south of Dublin.This year’s event features competi-tors from 38 countries from China toChile, including defending championshearer Gavin Mutch of Scotland.Ireland previously hosted the 37-year-old contest in 1998.
Officer bitten while subduing suspect
LOS ANGELES — Authorities sayone Los Angeles police ofﬁcer was bit-ten and another was jolted by a stun gunwhile they subdued a man found lyingin the middle of a busy street.Lt. Albert Gavin tells City NewsService the ofﬁcers were called to aNorth Hollywood movie theater Sundayfollowing reports of a man disturbingpatrons.The ofﬁcers found the man in trafﬁcwith cars swerving to avoid hittinghim.Gavin says the man resisted arrestand was so combative that officersattempted multiple times to use a stungun to subdue him.The lieutenant says the suspect bitone ofﬁcer and the other got a jolt fromthe stun gun.The suspect then stopped breathingand the ofﬁcers used CPR to revive him.The suspect and the bitten ofﬁcerwere taken to hospitals for treatment.
Woman accused of stabbing sleeping boyfriend
SAN DIEGO — Authorities say a 19-year-old woman allegedly stabbed hersleeping boyfriend multiple times afterﬁnding him dozing next to her sister inChula Vista.U-TSan Diego reports the woman,whose name was not released, was cry-ing and covered in blood when she wasarrested Sunday about a half-mile fromthe crime scene. Police say the 26-year-old man andhis girlfriend’s 25-year-old sister hadapparently spent the evening as friendsdrinking at a local bar. The pair toldinvestigators they returned home andfell asleep next to each other with theirclothes on.
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Singer Elton Johnis 67.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
English colonists sent by LordBaltimore arrived in present-dayMaryland.
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”
— Andre Gide (zheed),French author and critic (1869-1951)
Singer ArethaFranklin is 72.Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 49.
An operator of a Chicago public-transit train that jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation’s busiest airportsMonday may have dozed off,a union ofﬁcial said.The woman said she had worked extensive overtime recently and was‘extremely tired’at the time of the accident,Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly told a news conference.
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The wrong photo ran with “PG&E speedingupgrade of San Carlos pipeline” in theweekend edition. This is Jeff Maltbie.
, Robert the Bruce was crowned the King of Scots.
, Gen. George Washington, commander of theContinental Army, was awarded the ﬁrst Congressional GoldMedal by the Continental Congress.
during the Civil War, Confederate forces attackedFort Stedman in Virginia but were forced to withdraw becauseof counterattacking Union troops.
, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an “army” of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C.,to demand help from the federal government.
, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants,were killed when ﬁre broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co.in New York.
the Second Hellenic Republic was proclaimed inGreece.
, a coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., claimed111 lives.
RCAannounced it had begun producing color tel-evision sets at its plant in Bloomington, Ind. (The sets,with 12 1/2-inch picture tubes, cost $1,000 each — rough-ly $8,700 in today’s dollars.)
an acre of Runnymede in Surrey, England, was setaside by the British government as the site of a memorial tohonor the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death bya nephew with a history of mental illness. (The nephew wasbeheaded in June 1975.)
, in New York City’s so-called “Preppie Killer”case, Robert Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to ﬁrst-degreemanslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin.(Chambers received a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison; hewas released in 2003.)
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(Answers tomorrow)GRANTCOVETINVITE UNFAIRYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The butcher shop’s new employee wasn’t —CUTTING ITNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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