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May 8, 2009 | Scott Martelle
Let's face it. Most people who pick up this short but surprisingly deep memoir by Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, are looking for one thing and one thing only -- the dirt on his infidelity with videographer Rielle Hunter. And it's here, though sparingly. In fact, the strength of this book lies in how little of it actually has to do with John Edwards' caddish behavior.
February 1, 1992
An Otay Mesa family filed suit Friday against Home Depot seeking damages for the death of their 3 1/2-year-old daughter who was crushed by a falling door at the discount chain's South San Diego outlet in September. Nora Carrasco was with her parents, brother and sister in the store on Saturn Boulevard last Sept. 23 when the accident occurred.
September 30, 1992
A 20-year-old Escondido woman will be tried on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly strangling to death her newborn boy and dumping him in a garbage bin. Vista Municipal Judge Donald E. Rudloff ruled Monday that there is ample evidence to try Tiffany Nicole Sandeffer for the killing last November. The boy's body was found by a man rummaging through trash bins looking for cans and bottles.
July 8, 1993
An East Los Angeles man who pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend's daughter and then dumping the baby's body into a trash bin was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison. John Diaz, 27, was arrested in February after a three-day search for him and 10-month-old Desire Lartundo. He entered his plea, which is the equivalent of a guilty plea, in May as his preliminary hearing was about to get under way.
September 17, 1995
The "war memorial" proposed for the Chatsworth Metrolink station is a fraud and should not be built ("Donations Sought for War Memorial," Aug. 22). The plan calls for a flagpole and a plaque paying tribute to veterans. Nothing in the plan evokes the true images of war, so it cannot truly be called a war memorial. Where are the images of demolished buildings, or of a mother wailing while cradling her dead child? Those are the images of war. We should have to face those images when deciding whether to send troops into battle, rather than the government-sponsored sanitized images presented to us with the full cooperation of the media.
June 21, 2001 | From the Washington Post
A woman who had been taking medication for postpartum depression told police in Houston that she killed her five young children Wednesday, apparently by drowning them one at a time in a bathtub in the family's home. An officer responding to a phone call from the woman, Andrea Yates, 36, found the wet bodies of four of her children on a bed, covered by a sheet, said police spokesman John Cannon. Minutes later, a second officer found a fifth child's body in a bathtub full of water, he said.
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced to four years in state prison Friday for the slaying of his 15-month-old nephew in 1989. Sherman Robert Corwin, 21, gave an emotional apology before receiving the maximum penalty, saying he wished that he could trade places with the dead child, according to Deputy Public Defender Marri Derby. "He is visibly upset by the incident and feels horrible about it," Derby said. "He apologized for the grief that was caused to both families."
April 20, 1989 | From United Press International
Police arrested a church groundskeeper Wednesday on suspicion of murder in the strangulation of Jennifer Moore, a popular 13-year-old girl whose nude body was found near a highway here. Sgt. Scott Sibbard identified the suspect as Scott Martin Williams, 29, of Novato, described as a volunteer groundskeeper at Bethel Baptist Church. Williams, a burly man with a black beard and glasses, was booked on suspicion of murder after voluntarily accompanying police who had questioned him at the church, Sibbard said.
May 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
Rebels dumped truckloads and trainloads of sick and starving refugees on unprepared aid workers, who flew 236 children home to Rwanda on Wednesday and struggled to deal with the rest. In the squalid camps south of this northeastern Zairian city, refugees fought for biscuits, famished after days hiding in the jungle. Many were sick with cholera and malaria. A mother at a Kisangani transit camp clung to her dead child. "This is a chaos," U.N.
October 7, 1990
A 2-year-old boy was killed Saturday evening and three other people were seriously injured when a hit-and-run driver started a chain reaction that ended with a head-on collision on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The head-on collision occurred after the hit-and-run car, which was traveling north, passed some cars on the right and struck the curb.
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