“Those were big,” remarked Codiñera. Before that, the third guy was not evident, the third guy. We only have Salado and (Lervin) Flores, but the third option wasn’t there. But this time, we got good contributions from our bench.”Rence Alcoriza topped Arellano with 23 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, while Salado got 17 markers, seven assists, and three boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLervin Flores added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marwin Taywan got 15 markers and five assists, and Michael Cañete had 12 points and nine boards in the victory as the Chiefs rose to 4-6 in the standings.“It’s a game of spurts. They made a run, we made a run, but I guess it’s the stops and we made the key stops,” said Codiñera. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend JRU’s short rotation took a toll on the team in the extra periods, as Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Abdel Poutouochi all fouled out before the game concluded.Teodoro went 6-of-17 from threes to wound up with 30 points and six rebounds, while Jed Mendoza collected 24 markers, four boards, and four assists.Aaron Bordon also had 13 points, five rebounds, and three dimes in the defeat, as the Heavy Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 6-4 record.The Scores:ARELLANO 115 – Alcoriza 23, Salado 17, Flores 17, Taywan 15, Canete 12, Enriquez 9, Concepcion 9, Nicholls 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 3, Dela Cruz 0, Meca 0, Filart 0.JRU 109 – Teodoro 30, Mendoza 24, Bordon 13, Grospe 10, Abdul Razak 10, Sawat 9, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Dela Virgen 3, David 2, Mate 0.Quarters: 18-20, 43-39, 68-64, 89-89, 100-100, 115-109.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Break new ground Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winning start View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano just had enough gas left in the tank to beeat Jose Rizal University in a 115-109 double overtime thriller Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Catching the opposition by surprise, coach Jerry Codiñera went to his unheralded role players as guys like Allen Enriquez, Archie Concepcion, and Kraniel Viloria strung 10 straight points give the side 110-100 lead with 3:04 left in the 2nd OT, before Kent Salado put on the finishing touches.ADVERTISEMENT Tey Teodoro forced the first overtime with an off-balanced triple from the right corner with 2.5 seconds to spare in regulation to tie the game at 89.He continued his tear in the first extra period, drilling another trey this time from the right wing to give the Heavy Bombers a 100-97 lead with 18.5 ticks remaining.However, the Chiefs refused to die as Salado threw a crosscourt pass to Zach Nicholls, who then miraculously canned a desperation three with 2.0 seconds left to once again knot the game at 100. Teodoro still had a chance to win the game, but shot his floater too strong.“We’re already down, but the prayer shot from Zach gave us relief. We were able to regroup from that shot and got some energy from our bench,” said Codiñera.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
They and nearly 100 other WWII veterans from across the San Fernando Valley had gathered for a chance to hear the filmmaker, who is bringing their war tales to life. The audience of a few hundred public television supporters began to clap and the vets – many of them pushing 90 – slowly rose from their seats to stand tall and proud and accept the applause they had earned. “It’s funny,” said Phyllis Capelle, who logged more than 250 hours flying aircraft to military bases and ferrying wounded soldiers to hospitals and home bases stateside during World War II. “When we got out of the service, nobody wanted to talk about it. Sixty years later, everyone wants to talk about it.” Cobb, an Army nurse who served in war-torn England caring for soldiers wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, laughed. Then she shivered. It was cold in this theater on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, and the 85-year-old North Hills woman hadn’t brought a wrap. Bazooka Joe, 87 and ever gallant, loaned her his jacket. His tales from the trenches include getting his nickname and a Silver Star for disabling a line of German tanks heading straight for his men in Company G. He was sitting next to 82-year-old Howenstein, who wore his Bronze Star for bravery and a purple heart pinned on him by Gen. George Patton while Howenstein lay in a field hospital recovering from his wounds. The VIP section was full of similar stories of courage and heroism. After the vets took their seats and the applause died down, the audience grew quiet as an hour of excerpts from the new war documentary began. “I think I’ve seen this before,” Bazooka Joe said. The group smiled. They all had. They were there. The excerpts from the seven-part series got generally good reviews from the vets, but a few thought some of the images were too brutal. There are scenes from the Holocaust and photos of dead GIs floating in the water on D-Day. A few people got up and left, but everyone else stayed. War is hell. There’s no way to get around that. “I’ll watch the whole thing when it’s on,” said Nick Conteas, 90, of Northridge, who served in Naval Intelligence. “After seeing it (the excerpts), it reminded me of one thing about our country. It’s made up of every religion and nationality in the world, but when that war came along, we were all one.” After the screening, Burns answered questions from the audience, including why he hadn’t featured more interviews with Latino, American Indian and African-American veterans. Burns promised he was correcting that oversight, which made Stephen Sherman of Van Nuys happy. He’d served in an all African-American Army platoon in World War II. “I thought it was a wonderful program, but young people who watch it should know that Hispanics, Native Americans and African-Americans were over there bravely fighting and dying, too,” said Sherman, 86. All the Valley vets who went to last month’s screening have taken part in the Veterans History Project. It’s a massive national undertaking to give all veterans the chance to tell their experiences and have them placed in the historic Library of Congress. All onscreen participants in “The War” are veterans from around the country who took part in the Veterans History Project. Some footage includes their relatives and supporting civilian workers. “When our guys stood up in front of the whole theater and received all that applause, Julie and I had tears in our eyes; we were so proud,” said Becky James, who is in charge of interviewing Valley vets for the history project. Julie Stranges is a volunteer at Sepulveda VA, where many of these same vets give their time freely every week to help other veterans receiving health care services. It’s kind of tough to review a seven-part series after seeing only one hour of excerpts, the vets said. But from what they saw they think “The War” is going to raise some eyebrows. “I can’t tell if it’s anti-war or about support for our troops,” Bazooka Joe said. “I guess we’ll all have to watch it and make up our own minds.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3749 “The War,” a seven-part TV documentary on World War II, airs 8 p.m. today on KCET (Channel 28).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Before the theater lights dimmed and the crowd grew silent, filmmaker Ken Burns asked all of the World War II veterans in the audience to stand. The director-producer of the PBS documentary series “The War” wanted to publicly honor the former servicemen and -women for their bold and brave sacrifices. And the vets weren’t hard to pick out inside the Wadsworth Theater in West Los Angeles. They were all sitting up front in the VIP section – right where they belonged. “Bazooka” Joe Pietroforte, Pete Howenstein, Mary Cobb, Stephen Sherman, Phyllis Capelle, Nick Conteas, Fred “Crash” Blechman.