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ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1988 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
"Lust for Freedom" is a low-rent women's prison movie which gives us plenty of lust and little freedom. Shot with the elan of a TV soap opera on a bad day and packed with performances for which "staggeringly inept" might be a mild compliment, this appalling little Troma Team release offers murder, mayhem, kidnapping, drugs, false arrest, perversion, rape, pornography, white slavery, arson, carnage--and, as if all that weren't enough, a rigged wrestling match.
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NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
Rep. Morris K. Udall (D-Ariz.), who brought a rare sense of humor to his three decades in Congress and once sought the presidency, announced Friday that he is resigning because of ill health. Udall, 68, who has Parkinson's disease and recently suffered injuries in a fall, will resign his House seat effective May 4, administrative aide Matt James said. The announcement ended months of speculation about Udall's health and political future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Repercussions from the violence in Los Angeles reached the California-Mexico border Friday as a contingent of riot-equipped Border Patrol agents headed north to help police and National Guard troops bring that city under control. Federal officials disclosed very little about the deployment of the Border Patrol agents, part of more than 1,000 federal officers ordered to Los Angeles on Friday morning by President George Bush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2008 | Richard Marosi and Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writers
A U.S. Border Patrol agent pursuing suspected drug smugglers along the California-Mexico border was struck and killed Saturday by one of the fleeing vehicles, agency officials said. The agent was trying to stop two vehicles that had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico when he was hit, said agent Jeremy Schappell, a spokesman for the Border Patrol's Yuma sector. He said the incident occurred about 9:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2000
Warnings of yet another mining pollution disaster were issued by the Romanian government after it was discovered that a leak had occurred at a waste storage pond containing huge amounts of various materials, including heavy metals. The leak followed three previous spills of cyanide and heavy metals from gold mining operations in northern Romania into the Tisza River during February and March, causing a large-scale ecological disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Customs Service plans to deploy another 120 inspectors along the California-Mexico border, but authorities say little immediate relief is in sight from the frustrating traffic delays that now plague the busy crossings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversial Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5 seven miles south of here will again close temporarily as part of an ongoing evaluation of its need, an agency spokeswoman said Monday. Ann Summers, a Border Patrol supervisor, said the 71-year-old checkpoint will close "sometime in late February" and its 80 agents will be transferred to the California-Mexico border for about six weeks, in time for the anticipated seasonal surge in illegal immigrant crossings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge in Imperial County dismissed criminal charges Monday against two Mexican consulate staff members who were accused of bribing a Calexico official with $600 in an effort to learn the identity of a U.S. Border Patrol agent involved in a controversial shooting. The likelihood that the two were eligible for diplomatic immunity figured in the decision of the Imperial County district attorney's office to request that charges be dropped, authorities said.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to erect scores of floodlights along a 13-mile strip of land on the U.S.-Mexico border to deter drug smugglers and illegal aliens. The proposal calls for raising 150 poles up to 60 feet tall that would support banks of lights and power lines, an Army spokesman said. The concrete and wooden poles would be installed on the north side of the international border about one mile inland from the Pacific Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986 | From a Times Staff Writer
Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego), citing "misunderstandings" he said were caused by a news account, Friday scrapped legislation to establish federal criminal penalties for the use of excess force by federal law enforcement agents. Bates withdrew the bill, the subject of a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday, after a news story on the hearing in The Times mistakenly quoted him as saying that some agents of the U.S. Border Patrol have a "Rambo-type" mentality.
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