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June 9, 1991 | from United Press International
A 14-year-old AIDS victim who announced that he was marrying his teen-age girlfriend has received death threats along with his family, and sheriff's officials are providing 24-hour protection, authorities said Friday. Clifford Ray, the father of Ricky Ray, told the Sarasota County Sheriff's Department that he had received three threatening telephone calls. "We initiated an around-the-clock patrol request for an indefinite time period," Lt. William Stookey said.
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November 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A court official said today that death threats had been made against pop superstar Madonna and possibly were the reason she canceled her scheduled appearance at a civil trial over a dispute with a neighbor. "Sheriff's deputies said one of the attorneys in the case told them there were some death threats (made against Madonna)," said Rebecca Kuzins, public information officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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September 28, 1989
Jack C. Guarino, a long-time critic of Lakewood city government and himself an unsuccessful City Council candidate, was found not guilty of making death threats against three public officials. The acquittal occurred Sept. 20 in the Orange County Superior Courtroom of Judge Richard Weatherspoon. Guarino, 53, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan.
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December 31, 1998 | Associated Press
Two sixth-grade girls were arrested after deputies said a surveillance camera showed them sending death threats to themselves. The 12-year-olds were charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. The girls claimed they had been receiving threatening notes in their lockers every day over the last couple of weeks, sometimes several in one day, an officer said. The notes contained threats to shoot or stab the girls and two of their friends, police said.
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March 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Prison officials refused comment Monday on a report that Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former U.S. Navy analyst sentenced to life in prison for selling classified military information to Israel, was moved to a prison hospital because of threats on his life. The Jerusalem Post reported in Tel Aviv Monday that Pollard, 32, was moved for his own protection from a federal prison in Petersburg, Va., to the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield.
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August 22, 1998 | Reuters
Two death threats, both signed "KKK," against a Louisiana Supreme Court candidate and a campaign supporter are considered "very serious" and are being investigated as hate crimes, an FBI spokeswoman said. Democrat Bill Quigley, a teacher at Loyola University Law School who volunteers as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, said he received the threat Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2002 | ANDREA PERERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six teachers at Taft High School in Woodland Hills recently received written death threats apparently related to grades, Los Angeles police said Friday. No suspects have been arrested, police said. A Taft teacher found six threatening letters in her mailbox on April 11. One was addressed to her and the others were addressed to five other teachers, according to authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1989 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Friends of millionaire racing promoter Mickey Thompson and his wife, who were fatally shot at their San Gabriel Valley estate 10 months ago, have told homicide detectives that the Thompsons complained of death threats from his former business partner, court documents show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1988 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Westminster newspaper publisher Tu A Nguyen and two other Vietnamese refugees who recently returned from Vietnam were targets of death threats in a poster circulated in Orange County's Little Saigon, Westminster police said Tuesday. "We are taking these threats seriously," Westminster Police Detective Marcus Frank said.
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October 30, 1986 | ROBERT A. JONES, Times Staff Writer
The Internal Revenue Service has arrested William P. Gale, leader of the politically extremist Posse Comitatus, and six associates on charges that they made death threats to IRS agents in Nevada. Gale, 69, was arrested last Thursday at his rural home in Mariposa County in California, IRS officials said Wednesday, and later was taken to Las Vegas, where he awaits arraignment.
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