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April 18, 1989 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, Times Staff Writer
A former San Diego police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony charge of perjury after he allegedly lied in court about his arrest of a drug suspect. John Doulette, a police officer for two years until his termination, is charged with lying on the witness stand about his procedures leading to the arrest of a man on suspicion of possessing cocaine. Because of Doulette's allegedly false testimony last year, the charges against Paul D. Bogus were dismissed. The state attorney general's office entered the case in March and filed the perjury charge against Doulette.
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March 26, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
No matter how you spin it, divorce is a failure. It's a failure of intention. A failure of commitment. A failure of the very thing you promised to do when you wed, which is stay together for the rest of your life. But hey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, if it makes you feel better to torture the language, have at it: Call your divorce after 11 years of marriage a “conscious uncoupling.” It's still a failure. Sure, it's easy to mock Paltrow and Martin (but mostly Paltrow)
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SPORTS
April 5, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
AT SKY BLUE FC Time: 1 p.m. PDT. On the air: None. Where: TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J. Records: Sol 1-0-0, Sky Blue 0-0-0. Record vs. Sky Blue: Debut season. Update: Having won the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer game by defeating the Washington Freedom, 2-0, in Carson on Sunday, the Sol in midweek further strengthened its attack. Coach Abner Rogers added former Arizona State striker Liz Bogus to his roster as a developmental player. Bogus, 25, scored 31 goals and assisted on 18 others in her four years at Arizona State, where she was a teammate of Sol midfielder/defender Manya Makoski.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Surf's up for action star Gerard Butler, who is poised to star in a remake of the 1991 thriller "Point Break," which memorably featured Keanu Reeves as an FBI agent infiltrating a gang of bank-robbing surfer dudes led by Patrick Swayze's laid-back Bodhi. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Butler is in final negotiations to play the nirvana-seeking criminal Swayze made popular in a new remake from Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. The movie will feature some surfing but will also be set in the broader world of international extreme sports.
NEWS
March 21, 1993
Shame on CBS for its uncritical airing of "The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark" (Feb. 20), a bit of crank biblical apologetics that should have been identified as such. The program was laced with bogus science and misrepresentations of the most flagrant kind and should have been identified as such. "Noah's Ark" took advantage of the general public's ignorance and perpetuated it. Louis A. Mok, Los Angeles
SPORTS
July 13, 1996
I noticed in Allan Malamud's column that USC was proudly proclaiming that 71% of all their student-athletes and 75% of the football players were now graduating. That is an amazing accomplishment. I just have to wonder, however, how many of those graduates took that automatic A class that required neither attendance nor test taking. By the way, whatever happened to that NCAA and Pac-10 investigation into that bogus class? GREG HUYSMAN Fullerton Editor's note: The Pac-10 investigation continues.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2007 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
We'll repair your credit, guaranteed! Correct negative information on your reports! Excellent for late payments! -- Credit repair companies, which are rampant on the Internet, appear to be providing a wonderful service. Just imagine -- negative items on your credit report could be wiped out with only a few easy payments. Keep imagining.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
NBC's "Double Standard," airing tonight at 9 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39, tippy-toes into the illusory world of bigamy. Robert Foxworth ("Falcon Crest") plays Leonard Harik--loving father and husband, respected lawyer, soon to be a circuit judge--who weds his secretary/mistress in a bogus ceremony after the birth of their illegitimate daughter. He does this because "anything else would be morally wrong."
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August 7, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decade ago, many people considered Jack Bailey the best of men. He was praised as a humanitarian who had aided thousands of Southeast Asian refugees, hailed as a hero who had given desperate people a chance to live. One missionary called him "the most genuinely compassionate man I ever met." Then that Jack Bailey seemed to all but vanish, sinking into the murky realm where Americans haunted by Vietnam try to raise the dead--the presumed dead, that is.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men allegedly caught with almost $8 million in counterfeit traveler's checks were arrested Wednesday by Brea police, hours before they were scheduled to board a flight to Vietnam. Robert Michael Wann, 39, of Corona and Arde George Damos, 40, of Placentia, were arrested at their homes without incident at 7 a.m. by officers who had executed search warrants at the residences. Investigators recovered $7.
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December 20, 2013 | By Jason Felch
Occidental College is trying to separate a deluge of bogus sexual assault allegations from those that may be legitimate after two groups, including one claiming to represent "men's rights," tried to undermine the school's anonymous reporting system, a campus spokesman said. Over the course of 36 hours, some 400 anonymous reports -- some by people who claimed to have been assaulted by "Occidental College," "feminists" or "Fatty McFatFat" -- flooded in after members of the online communities Reddit and 4Chan began discussing the idea late Monday, Occidental spokesman Jim Tranquada said.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
Following our post on California Republicans' misleading health insurance website , numerous readers reached out to us with examples of how the Assembly Republican Caucus, which created the thing, has been marketing it.  As we reported, the GOP website, coveringhealthcareca.com , looks like an effort to steer citizens away from coveredca.com , which is the legitimate enrollment site for California's individual insurance exchange....
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Kya sells ceramic masks online. A buyer recently instructed her to cash his check and then allow him to pick up his mask later. Kya asks: Is this some kind of scam? Answer: Probably. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions It sounds like a variation of a relatively common scam involving bogus checks -- a racket that the Federal Trade Commission says has become a fact of life online. For details of the scam and my advice for not getting duped, check out today's Ask Laz video.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Yelp Inc. was hoping to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular review website. Instead, many small-business owners at the company's town hall meeting in Hollywood on Tuesday slammed the site, venting their frustration at Yelp for aggressive advertising tactics and bogus reviews that they said hurt their businesses. "I have one-star reviews for my diner from people that have never walked into the place. They've never stepped foot, they've never tried the food, but they give me one-star reviews.
WORLD
July 19, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his former business partner, Pyotr Ofitserov, were released from custody Friday, one day after their conviction in a controversial embezzlement case, Interfax news agency reported. A district court in the regional capital of Kirov had sentenced Navalny and Ofitserov to five years and four years in prison, respectively, and fined them $15,000 each on charges of embezzling $530,000 from a local timber company in 2009. The Kirov regional court ruled that both men should be released while they appeal the verdict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Victoria Kim
In the wake of Asiana Flight 214's crash landing in San Francisco, there are myriad lawsuits to come - three passengers on board were killed, scores of others injured, numerous flights canceled and an aircraft gutted. But the first suit to be announced a week after the crash wasn't over any of the injured passengers or wrecked equipment; it was over Asiana Airlines' reputation, which the company says was damaged when a Bay Area television station aired bogus names of the pilots with racist undertones last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992
I'm writing this as a warning to others. Recently I received what appeared to be an official request for my "annual contribution for the 1992 Ventura County Area Cancer Drive." Thank goodness Ann Landers chose that same week to follow up on her Jan. 8, 1992, column where she listed seven organizations that are posing as big-hearted charities when, in fact, they are spending only a tiny percentage on the cause. The rest goes into their pockets. Two of those names were in this mailing I received--the Pacific West Cancer Fund and the direct-mail firm of Watson & Hughey, who had handled the mailings for the seven bogus charities.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2004
I just wanted you to know how much it bums me out to read articles like "America, the Beautified" (July 11). Why not spend time profiling people with natural style and distinction -- like Madeleine Albright? Please send a message to Naomi Wolf that it would mean something if she held out from going under the knife. "The Beauty Myth" is an important book. Elizabeth Degenhardt Northridge
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
The only thing worse than spoilers of your favorite TV show are … bogus spoilers. As part of the media frenzy leading to Wednesday's “Nashville” season finale, ABC released these admittedly juicy but nonetheless not “spoiler-worthy” tid bits: “A shadow has been cast over country music's biggest night: Juliette discovers a letter from Jolene revealing her mother's true feelings; Rayna and Deacon's fairytale evening at the CMA Awards,...
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