- - Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Man who killed Angels pitcher sentenced

SANTA ANA — A construction worker who was on probation for felony drunken driving when he ran a red light and killed rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison.

A judge sentenced Andrew Gallo, 24, amid sobbing from the victims’ family and friends who earlier heard Gallo apologize for the 2009 crash.

Prosecutors said Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he blew through a red light at an Orange County intersection on April 9, 2009, and T-boned the car carrying Adenhart and three friends.

Also killed in the crash were Courtney Stewart, 20, and Henry Pearson, 25. A fourth passenger, Jon Wilhite, was severely injured.

Just hours before the crash, Adenhart, 22, had pitched six scoreless innings in a game at Angel Stadium.


Fred Foy, famous for Lone Ranger intro, dies

BOSTON — Fred Foy, the announcer best known for his passionate lead-in to “The Lone Ranger,” died Wednesday at his home. He was 89.

His daughter, Nancy Foy, said he died of natural causes.

Miss Foy said her father landed the job as the announcer on “The Lone Ranger” radio program in 1948. Radio historian Jim Harmon sad Mr. Foy’s introduction and narration was so good it “made many people forget there were others before him.”

Mr. Foy’s son, Fritz, said the signature opening, “Hi-Yo, Silver!” was done by an actor for the radio, but his father boomed it out for the TV series along with the rest of the famous introduction.

Fred Foy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances, and their three children.


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