OC ex-student awarded $3.8M for metal shop injury
SANTAANA— An Orange County jury has awarded $3.8 million to a for-mer high school student whose handwas badly injured in a metal shopclass.City News Service says the awardwas made Wednesday in BryanZavala’s lawsuit against the Newport-Mesa Uniﬁed School District.Zavala was 16 when three of his ﬁn-gers got stuck between a sander and awork table in a 2011 accident.His lawsuit contended that themachine was dangerous and improper-ly placed and that the teacher taught animproper grinding technique and failedto supervise students.Messages left for a district spokes-woman weren’t immediately returned.
Fraternity suspended after pledge dies during hike
LOS ANGELES — Afraternity atCalifornia State University,Northridge, has been ordered to sus-pend all its activities while the schooland sheriff’s detectives investigate thedeath of a 19-year-old pledge on ahike, ofﬁcials said. An administrative probe of Pi KappaPhi was launched Wednesday, a dayafter the death of Armando Villa in theAngeles National Forest, schoolspokeswoman Carmen RamosChandler told the Los Angeles Times.ALos Angeles County sheriff’sstatement said Villa was in a grouphiking off Big Tujunga Canyon Roadand passed out along the trail afterthey apparently ran out of water.Temperatures were in the upper 80s formuch of the afternoon.Homicide detectives were conduct-ing an accidental death investigationand have interviewed family members,the statement said.Villa, a Sylmar resident, was head-ing into his second year at Cal StateNorthridge. He and other pledges werewith some previously initiated mem-bers for the fraternity-planned outing,said Justin Angotti, the Pi Kappa Phi’sassistant executive director of educa-tion and accountability.Villa participated in spring recruit-ment and was scheduled to be initiatedsometime before students returned forthe fall semester, Angotti told thenewspaper. The chapter has since suspended itsactivities while local authorities andthe national fraternity investigate thesituation. Pi Kappa Phi’s national ofﬁce said itis fully participating with investiga-tors. The fraternity chapter at Cal StateNorthridge was chartered in 1989 andhas 40 members, the Times said. Itrecruits students in both the springand the fall.
Man accused of setting 20 fires in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say aman described as a transient has beencharged with setting more than 20small trash fires throughout LosAngeles this year.Forty-three-year-old SalvadorMunguia pleaded not guilty this weekto the string of ﬁres.The most recent ﬁres burned dry grassin the Boyle Heights area. Prosecutorssay trash cans, discarded furniture andpiles of leaves were set ablaze betweenApril and June.Munguia, whom authorities describedas a transient, was arrested June 27 nearthe scene of a small ﬁre.The ﬁres were small and caused nosigniﬁcant damage.If convicted on all counts, he couldbe sentenced to up to 20 years in stateprison.
California woman accused of abducting grandchild
PHOENIX — ACalifornia womanhas been arrested after allegedly abduct-ing her infant granddaughter, who waslater found unharmed in Arizona.Maricopa County Sheriff’s ofﬁcialssay 57-year-old Carolyn Ruth Fergusonof Huntington Beach was locatedWednesday night along with the 6-month-old girl at a gasoline station inTonopah, west of Phoenix.
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This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The Declaration of Independence wasadopted by delegates to the SecondContinental Congress inPhiladelphia.
“Intellectually,I know that America is nobetter than any other country;emotionally I know she is better than every other country.”
— Sinclair Lewis,American author (1885-1951)
Broadcast journalist GeraldoRivera is 71.Malia Obama is 16.
A participant of the ‘Zombie Takeover of Coney Island’poses for a portrait in Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Cloudy in themorning then becoming sunny. Patchyfog in the morning. Highs in the lower60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
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the United States Military Academy ofﬁciallyopened at West Point, New York.
the ﬁfth president of the United States, JamesMonroe, died in New York City at age 73.
the Civil War Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi,ended as a Confederate garrison surrendered to Union forces.
the 30th president of the United States, CalvinCoolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vermont.
the 48-star American ﬂag, recognizing NewMexico statehood, was adopted. Atrain wreck near Corning,New York, claimed 39 lives.
Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees delivered hisfamous farewell speech in which he called himself “the lucki-est man on the face of the earth.”
, Irving Berlin’s musical review “This Is the Army”opened at the Broadway Theater in New York.
, America’s 49-star ﬂag, recognizing Alaskan state-hood, was ofﬁcially unfurled.
America’s 50-star ﬂag, recognizing Hawaiianstatehood, was ofﬁcially unfurled.
, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport inUganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of anAir France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
the space shuttle Columbia concluded its fourthand ﬁnal test ﬂight with a smooth landing at Edwards AirForce Base in California. Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbournemarried his manager, Sharon Arden, in Maui, Hawaii.
, white supremacist Benjamin Nathaniel Smith shothimself to death as police closed in on him in southernIllinois, hours after he’d apparently shot and killed a Koreanman outside a church in Bloomington, Indiana; authoritiesbelieve Smith was also responsible for killing former collegebasketball coach Ricky Byrdsong during a three-day rampagetargeting minorities.
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(Answers tomorrow)TOKEN DOUSE GENTRYTIRADEYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The king and queen of the caribou were —“REIGN”-DEERNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Actress Eva Marie Saint is 90. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is87. Playwright Neil Simon is 87. Country singer Ray Pillowis 77. Singer Bill Withers is 76. Actor Ed Bernard is 75.Actress Karolyn Grimes is 74. Rhythm-and-blues musicianRalph Johnson (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 63. Rock musicianDomingo Ortiz (Widespread Panic) is 62. Singer John Waite is59. Rock musician Kirk Pengilly (INXS) is 56. Country musi-cian Teddy Carr is 54. Rock DJ Zonka is 52. Tennis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver is 52. Rock musician Matt Malley is 51.Christian rock singer Michael Sweet is 51.
The Daily Derby race winners are Lucky Charms,No.12,in ﬁrst place;Eureka,No.7,in second place;and Gorgeous George,No.8,in third place.Therace time was clocked at 1:46.71.
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