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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
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February 11, 1998 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired insurance agent from Washington state admitted Tuesday that he set fire to seven abortion clinics in California and three other states, a plea that could land him in federal prison for nearly seven years. Richard T. Andrews, 60, confessed to the arson fires in an agreement with prosecutors finalized in federal court in Sacramento.
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June 14, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Twelve unsophisticated, low-powered bombs have been found in the past month randomly targeting cars in the city's Irvington neighborhood, police say. Nine of the bombs have exploded. No one has been hurt. Police have asked for help from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
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April 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
Theodore Kaczynski's journal contains a numeric code that includes claims of responsibility for some of the Unabomber explosions, a prosecutor said Friday. Government lawyers want samples of Kaczynski's handwriting to compare with specific passages in the journal, which was seized by federal agents at Kaczynski's Montana cabin after his April 3, 1996, arrest.
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July 9, 1995 | MARK GLADSTONE and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They talked about the strange package--even shook it--moments before it blewup and killed their boss. Now, more than two months after the explosion, Bob Taylor recalls how he and several other staffers at the California Forestry Assn. sorted the mail that day in April, discussed the deadly package and wondered aloud about whether it was a bomb. Eventually, they left it with the group's president, Gilbert Murray.
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November 29, 1987 | From The Associated Press
A bomb exploded early Saturday in the parking lot of a laboratory where nuclear weapons support systems are designed, destroying two cars and shattering two windows in a weapons lab 75 yards away, authorities said. There were no injuries in the 1:30 a.m. blast in the parking lot of Sandia National Laboratory, said Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Lou Lozano.
NEWS
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
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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February 11, 1998 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired insurance agent from Washington state admitted Tuesday that he set fire to seven abortion clinics in California and three other states, a plea that could land him in federal prison for nearly seven years. Richard T. Andrews, 60, confessed to the arson fires in an agreement with prosecutors finalized in federal court in Sacramento.
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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.
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November 8, 1997 | From Associated Press
A jury can consider the death penalty against Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski if he is convicted of a bombing death, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell denied a request from Kaczynski's attorneys to block a possible death sentence, rejecting their arguments that a capital sentence is "cruel and unusual punishment." Jury selection in Kaczynski's trial is scheduled to begin Wednesday.
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April 12, 1997 | From Associated Press
Theodore Kaczynski's journal contains a numeric code that includes claims of responsibility for some of the Unabomber explosions, a prosecutor said Friday. Government lawyers want samples of Kaczynski's handwriting to compare with specific passages in the journal, which was seized by federal agents at Kaczynski's Montana cabin after his April 3, 1996, arrest.
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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.
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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.
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