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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2000 | JANICE JONES DODDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A van carrying a mother, baby-sitter and three young children from Irvine was broadsided as it emerged from the Foothill Transportation Corridor toll road Saturday afternoon, killing a 4-year-old girl and sending others to the hospital. --Los Angeles Times, May 26, 1996 * A routine account of a Memorial Day weekend traffic accident. The victims are nameless and the details are few, but they convey life-changing tragedy. Parents reading it see their worst nightmare: the death of a child.
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NEWS
January 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A mob of 50 people attacked and set afire two churches in a region of west India where anti-Christian attacks have destroyed dozens of churches, domestic news agencies reported. No one was injured in the attack in Dang district in the western state of Gujarat late Friday, the Press Trust of India reported in New Delhi. More than 120 people have been arrested for attacks on Christians and churches since Christmas Day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2001 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swastikas and phallic symbols were among the graffiti found over the weekend at a Sylmar church, in an incident police are calling a hate crime. Vandals on Saturday night used a black marker on two signs, a wall and doors at Light and Life Christian Church in the 14000 block of Sayre Street near Glenoaks Boulevard, police said. There have been no similar incidents recently in the northeast Valley, Los Angeles Police Det. Charles Uribe said.
NATIONAL
September 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A blast leveled a Ukrainian church in Colchester, shaking nearby buildings and tossing shards of glass and wood debris hundreds of feet. No injuries were reported. The cause of the explosion at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church was not immediately clear. The brick building had an indoor propane tank for cooking, state police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said.
NATIONAL
April 30, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
State health officials said that arsenic probably was the cause of several illnesses at a church gathering and that it may have contributed to the death of a 78-year-old man. State Health Director Dora Anne Mills said a preliminary analysis identified arsenic as "a probable causative agent" in Sunday's outbreak after services at the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church in northern Maine. Five people remained hospitalized Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT
A code enforcement task force inspecting the grounds of First Southern Baptist Church on Thursday found no tents for the homeless, but that might not end a long-running dispute between the pastor and the city, officials said. The church and a population of about 20 homeless people who were living on its grounds were warned after an inspection in June by the Neighborhood Improvement Task Force that camping violates the city's zoning code. But the Rev. Wiley S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997 | JEFF KASS
The Rev. Wiley S. Drake, who was convicted of illegally sheltering homeless people, will be allowed to open his church doors to an unlimited number of needy individuals during the holiday season, a judge said Monday. Fullerton Municipal Judge Gregg L. Prickett made his ruling at a probation "progress hearing" to monitor operations at the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park.
NEWS
May 11, 1988 | Associated Press
A fire Tuesday caused extensive damage to a 12th-Century church that had been partially destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, which destroyed half of London. The church was rebuilt in 1676 by famed architect Christopher Wren. The three-hour blaze Tuesday destroyed most of the roof and a four-story belltower at the St. Mary-at-Hill church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY
A fire in the steeple of a Van Nuys church caused minor damage to the structure, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. Welders repairing iron works in the steeple of Community Bible Church on Saturday inadvertently left embers that ignited the blaze Sunday morning, department spokesman Bob Collis said. The fire was reported at just before 8 a.m. and was extinguished within 15 minutes, he said. "Plumbers and welders keep us in business, unbeknownst to them," Collis said.
NEWS
March 3, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"If you build it, he will come." That promise by a voice from above in the movie "Field of Dreams" is all that one American farmer, a baseball fanatic, needs to hear. He plows under the corn, builds a diamond, and, lo, pretty soon it's ghostly time to play ball. Life imitating art? Listen to this.
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