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June 19, 1996 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven weeks after Unabomber suspect Theodore John Kaczynski was arrested at his remote cabin in central Montana, a federal grand jury here indicted him Tuesday in four bombings, including ones that killed a Capitol lobbyist and a local merchant.
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March 22, 2010
Below are excerpts from a conversation Monday morning between U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Times reporters and editorial board members. Dan Turner, L.A. Times: I know that you've been involved in the climate bill talks. All I hear about that is they've jettisoned cap and trade and they're looking for some other way of pricing carbon. Can you talk at all about what the prospects are? Ken Salazar: Nothing is easy. I mean, the votes you saw yesterday on healthcare show how difficult it is to get things done in Washington these days.
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February 10, 1987
A bomb exploded at the Municipal Court building in Manteca, blowing out windows in the front of the structure in a blast that was heard at least a mile away, police said. "The explosion blew out about six windows in the front and blew the frame off the door," said Sgt. Stan Petz. There was no warning telephone call, Petz said. No injuries were reported and there was no fire. Damage was described as moderate and police said there were "no suspects at this time."
NEWS
December 8, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid heightened concern by state and federal officials over potential terrorist acts on New Year's Eve, two militia members were arraigned here Tuesday on firearms charges related to an alleged plot to blow up targets in Northern California. According to a court document in the case, one suspect discussed a potential bombing of the California Aqueduct, a Pacific Gas & Electric station on California 99 and two large propane tanks in Elk Grove, a suburb south of Sacramento.
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March 11, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Experts safely removed and detonated two bombs designed as booby traps that were placed outside a bank by extortionists, Fresno police said. Bank of Fresno officials reported receiving a note Friday morning saying the bombs would be detonated unless an undisclosed sum of money was delivered to a particular location, said Sgt. Bob Fry. "We're treating it as an extortion, not just a threat," Fry said. Authorities evacuated nearby businesses and residences during the six-hour incident.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A judge has decided that investigators for Earth First! bombing suspects Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney may inspect the car that blew up but are not to move the vehicle from police impound. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Henry Ramsey Jr. ruled Friday that the car can be inspected visually, but no parts or other contents may be removed. Further, the judge said, the defense is allowed to put the car into a container to prevent air pollution from contaminating evidence.
NEWS
May 6, 1995 | JOSH MEYER and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After each major domestic bombing attack during the last 25 years, lawmakers have called for tighter controls over the nation's supply of explosives and materials used to make homemade bombs. But efforts for reform have been shot down by industry lobbying or languished in government bureaucracy while the number of bombings has increased dramatically, nearly doubling in the last five years. Now, in the wake of the worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S.
NEWS
April 23, 1988 | Associated Press
A man charged with bombing a car outside the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory was promised immunity from prosecution after falsely claiming that another bomb had been placed at a Los Angeles nuclear facility, a prosecutor said Friday. After being granted immunity, Stephen Michael Dwyer led federal agents to a cache of explosives in San Benito County and other evidence of the November, 1987, bombing. He was then arrested because his story about the Los Angeles bomb proved false, Assistant U.S. Atty.
NEWS
November 30, 1987
A man claiming to belong to a group called the Nuclear Liberation Front claimed responsibility for a bomb that blew out dozens of windows at a laboratory where nuclear weapons are designed. The bomb, planted beneath a car in a parking lot near the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 40 miles east of San Francisco, exploded Saturday morning.
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May 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
A federal judge has rejected Theodore Kaczynski's bid for a trial, turning aside the Unabomber's contention that he was forced into pleading guilty. U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr., who presided over the case here in late 1997 and early 1998, said Kaczynski's case did not warrant a hearing and dismissed the matter. Kaczynski's claims, he ruled on Thursday, are "wholly without merit." Kaczynski pleaded guilty in January 1998 to bombings that killed three people and injured 23.
NEWS
February 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
A man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday for a failed attempt to blow up an abortion clinic with a truck filled with tanks of propane and cans of gasoline. A small fire started, but there was no explosion and no one was hurt in the incident at the Family Planning Associates clinic in Bakersfield on March 17, 1997. Peter Howard, 44, had pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted arson and use of an explosive device.
NEWS
January 27, 1997 | Associated Press
An explosion outside a bank damaged three automated teller machines early Sunday. It was the second bomb found in this Northern California city in as many days. No one was injured, and no money was taken from the ATMs at the Wells Fargo Bank after the explosion at about 3 a.m., police said. They offered no motive, but said robbery was a possibility. "If that was the intent--to get the money--he failed to do so," Lt. Reggie Garcia said.
NEWS
June 19, 1996 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The judge who will preside over the trial of Unabomber suspect Theodore J. Kaczynski is a former prosecutor and onetime Los Angeles high school track star--an African American who says he became a serious student after reading "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." While attorneys who know U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. say he does not have extensive experience in federal criminal law, they describe him as a meticulous jurist who will go to great lengths to avoid mistakes.
NEWS
June 19, 1996 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven weeks after Unabomber suspect Theodore John Kaczynski was arrested at his remote cabin in central Montana, a federal grand jury here indicted him Tuesday in four bombings, including ones that killed a Capitol lobbyist and a local merchant.
NEWS
May 6, 1995 | JOSH MEYER and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After each major domestic bombing attack during the last 25 years, lawmakers have called for tighter controls over the nation's supply of explosives and materials used to make homemade bombs. But efforts for reform have been shot down by industry lobbying or languished in government bureaucracy while the number of bombings has increased dramatically, nearly doubling in the last five years. Now, in the wake of the worst domestic terrorist attack in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that self-confessed Internal Revenue Service bomber Dean Harvey Hicks must be resentenced for the violent sprees that terrorized IRS employees in Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles and Fresno between 1987 and 1991. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3 to 0 that U.S. District Judge Laughlin E. Waters did not sufficiently explain why he sentenced Hicks to a longer sentence than indicated by federal sentencing guidelines. Hicks pleaded guilty in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1991
An aerospace engineer pleaded guilty Wednesday to launching 13 bombs at an Internal Revenue Service office and trying to blow up three others. But he insisted that he never meant to hurt anyone. "The way I set the timing was intended to cause the greatest amount of display with minimal injury to anyone around it," Dean Harvey Hicks told U.S. District Judge Laughlin Waters. No one was hurt in any of the incidents.
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