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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.
MAGAZINE
January 16, 1994 | AMY WALLACE, Amy Wallace is a Times staff writer. Her last article for the magazine was about gang-member-turned-hot-author "Monster" Kody Scott, "Making Monster Huge."
The big man with the heart-shaped cuff links sits in his spacious Encino office, a "Get-a-Woman-Flames-of-Desire" candle on his desk, a rubbing of Rudolph Valentino's headstone on his wall and two middle-aged businessmen in his clutches. The men have come to ask Jeffrey Ullman, the king of videodating, about buying a franchise. They have yellow legal pads on their laps, tassels on their loafers. Zany they aren't.
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."
OPINION
April 12, 1998 | Martin A. Lee, Martin A. Lee is the author of "The Beast Reawakens," about neo-fascism
For 20 years, Turkish security agencies sponsored ultra-right-wing death squads and narco-criminal gangs that were involved in bombings, kidnappings and other terrorist attacks. Described in a leaked, 120-page parliamentary report, this sordid sub rosa alliance waged a dirty war against Kurds and Turkish dissidents.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
ADMIRAL Adama arrived at the door with blood on his hands. "I'm sorry, I don't think you want me to shake," actor Edward James Olmos said, presenting his red palms. With his world-weary eyes and the stained cuffs of his military coat, he looked like some battlefield surgeon fresh from triage. Inside his dressing-room trailer, the star of the relentlessly bleak "Battlestar Galactica" washed his hands and apologized again. "And I can't tell you why I look like this."
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