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July 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The gruesome trail left by confessed mass murderer Jeffrey L. Dahmer began while he was an Ohio high school student and may include five states and Germany, police said Saturday. Police sources told Reuters news service that Dahmer killed the first of his victims in 1978, the year he was graduated from high school near Akron, Ohio.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, who embarked on a literary career late in life and produced a highly regarded body of work that brought her the National Book Critics Circle Prize and Britain's Booker Prize, has died in London at age 83. Already 60 when the first of her nine novels was published, Fitzgerald wrote in an ironic, spare and richly comic style. Critics praised her sense of detail and her clear observations of human nature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth A. "Kenny" Gardner, the tenor who voiced such signature hits for Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians as "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think" and "Frankie and Johnny," died July 26 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 89 and died of a heart attack after an appendectomy. Gardner crooned with the dance band--formed in 1917 and still performing under the direction of Al Pierson--from 1940 until 1978.
SPORTS
October 4, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockey Ron Hansen, whose career has been punctuated by controversy, was still missing late Sunday, more than a day after his 1990 Jaguar was involved in a two-car accident on the San Mateo Bridge in Northern California. Hansen didn't ride at Bay Meadows on Saturday or Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Robert Bresnahan, Orange County's airport manager during an explosive period of growth, died over the weekend in Mesa, Ariz., after a long illness. He was 70. Bresnahan quit his post in 1978 after serving for 10 tumultuous years at what is now John Wayne Airport. He assumed similar duties at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz., and retired in 1990. When Bresnahan arrived in Orange County from Riverside in 1968, the airport handled a total of 66,500 passengers.
SPORTS
June 4, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Easy Goer had lost the 1988 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as the 3-10 favorite, but he quickly atoned early the next year, winning three prep races by almost 25 lengths and blowing into Louisville the odds-on favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Then Sunday Silence got in his way. The colt from California won the Derby, defeated Easy Goer in one of the tightest Preaknesses ever run and three weeks later was ready to become the 12th horse to win the Belmont and sweep the Triple Crown.
NEWS
March 10, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officer Howard E. Dallies Jr. was remembered by friends and colleagues Tuesday as a friendly, unassuming man. He was a by-the-book cop, known for being alert and cautious. So it surprised many of the city's police when it appeared that Dallies had been shot to death by a motorcyclist early Tuesday before he could even remove his gun from the holster. "Of all the guys in this department, Howard Dallies would be the last guy you would think would let his guard down," Sgt. George Jaramillo said.
SPORTS
July 26, 1987 | United Press International
Paul Molitor has been more valuable to the Milwaukee Brewers this season than ever before. Through July 22, the Brewers had a 34-14 record with him in the lineup and a 12-32 record in his absence. "I've been a person to get things going," Molitor says. "When you take apart a baseball lineup person by person, it's a little like a machine. I've been able to provide a little spark to our offense when I've been healthy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein and Joe Mozingo
The first wave of slayings haunted Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. The killer slipped mostly unseen through the night, preying on older women who lived alone. He raped them and squeezed their necks until they passed out or died. On the 17 who were killed, he placed pillows or blankets over their faces. The second wave hit a decade later in Claremont -- five older women raped and strangled, faces again covered.
NATIONAL
January 4, 2005 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush urged new members of the House and Senate on Monday to work with him to achieve "big things" for the nation. In particular, Bush used his greeting for freshmen lawmakers to press his case for Social Security reform, restrictions on medical liability and an overhaul of the federal tax system. He described the tax code as "a complicated mess." "On big issues it is possible -- and not only possible, important -- for the Congress and the White House to work together.
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