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March 9, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Chilling, disturbing, gripping. . . and that's just page 36, on which Dwight Gooden and a friend pay an unannounced visit to Kevin Mitchell's house in 1986 and are startled to find Mitchell drunk, arguing with his girlfriend, wielding a 12-inch knife and soon holding all three hostage as Mitchell, swiping a gruesome scene from Stephen King, decapitates his girlfriend's cat. How about those New York Mets?
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BOOKS
October 18, 1987 | John Bryne Cooke, Cooke writes about the American West. His second novel, "South of the Border," will be published next year by Bantam Books
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. . . . Thirty-six days after leaving the Canary Islands, where he refitted and resupplied his ships, he made landfall in the Bahamas. As Columbus himself indirectly acknowledged, it is possible that other intrepid mariners saw the New World before he did, but his landing is rightly celebrated, for it marked the start of continuous, recorded exploration and settlement of the Western Hemisphere, first by Spaniards and then, as Spain declined following the defeat of her Armada, by many other nations.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Wal-Mart wants to extract more green out of greening. The retail giant's supercenter in Lancaster recently installed fuel cells that provide half of the electricity to the 222,876-square-foot store. It has punched holes in the roof for skylights that provide 70% of the store's lighting needs during the day. To help keep the scorching sun at bay and cool the building naturally, it has painted the roof white. The store has been recognized for being eco-friendly, but Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials say they're actually happier with how the upgrades have improved the bottom line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said - enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder. Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules. She calls it "the medicine"; others know it as MDMA, the active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy. MDMA has been banned by the federal government since 1985 as a dangerous recreational drug with no medical value. But interest is rising in its potential to help people suffering from psychiatric or emotional problems.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1986
Roel Construction Co., Inc. appointed Lynne Manner as marketing assistant.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard and Andrew Tangel
Wells Fargo & Co. subjects borrowers seeking mortgage modifications to "Kafkaesque delays and obstructions," in violation of last year's $25-billion national mortgage settlement, New York Atty. Gen Eric Schneiderman said in a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed Wednesday, asks the federal court in Washington to force the bank to comply with the landmark agreement. It alleges that the bank on at least 210 occasions violated timelines imposed by the settlement. At a news conference at his Manhattan offices, Schneiderman mocked a Wells Fargo letter to a homeowner.
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