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MAGAZINE
November 29, 1992
"Dodge City" graphically illustrates the decline of Los Angeles. People are afraid. They are afraid to use buses. Cabbies fear to drive into many parts of town. Yet liberal organizations such as the ACLU continue to attack and demoralize the police, the sheriff and the district attorney. This criminal cancer is spreading into other parts of Southern California as well. Recent vicious killings in San Diego County have been attributed to gangs from Los Angeles. Los Angeles, the "multicultural nirvana," has become a multicultural nightmare.
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NEWS
March 4, 1987 | Associated Press
The National Weather Service today suspended warning tests by its local offices until officials can correct a computer problem that has resulted in several false warnings. The action came hours after a false tornado warning was issued in Dodge City, Kan., and only a few days after similar problems on Long Island, New York, and in Washington, Chicago and Brownsville, Tex.
SPORTS
December 5, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Kansas State has hired Virginia offensive coordinator Ron Prince to replace Bill Snyder as head coach, Athletic Director Tim Weiser said Sunday. Weiser said the school would formally announce the hiring today. The 36-year-old Prince, raised about 20 miles from Manhattan, Kan., in Junction City, will become only the fourth black head football coach in Division I-A, joining UCLA's Karl Dorrell, Washington's Tyrone Willingham and Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The wild West Side of Manhattan became Dodge City for a pair of horses turned loose in traffic when a truck collided with a 120-year-old stagecoach. The hit-and-run collision occurred as the Wells Fargo stagecoach headed to a promotional appearance in Union Square. The collision sent the coach's driver flying and flipped the coach on its side. Princess and Hero, the horses pulling the coach, escaped without injury, but continued on through traffic, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2005 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Arvo Ojala, a legendary Hollywood quick-draw expert and gun coach who appeared as the anonymous bad guy who loses the gun duel with James Arness' Marshal Matt Dillon in the opening of the long-running weekly TV series "Gunsmoke," has died. He was 85. Ojala died of natural causes July 1 at his home in Gresham, Ore., his family said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said family spokeswoman Ginny Fazer. "Gunsmoke" debuted Sept. 10, 1955, on CBS and, with the start of "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" on ABC four days earlier, a new era in television horse operas was launched: the adult western.
NEWS
August 17, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Actress Amanda Blake, the earthy Miss Kitty who ran the Longbranch Saloon on the long-running television series "Gunsmoke," died of oral and throat cancer in Sacramento's Mercy Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said late Wednesday. Blake, 58, underwent surgery for oral cancer in 1977 and afterward made appearances throughout the country on behalf of the American Cancer Society. She was once a two-pack-a-day smoker.
NEWS
May 25, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Allen, a book publicist who enhanced the careers of such writers as Jacqueline Susann, Gore Vidal and Joseph Wambaugh, has died. He was 79. Allen, sometimes called "book publishing's Johnny Appleseed of the West," died Wednesday night of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "Allen really wrote the blueprint for book plugging and promotion in this [Los Angeles] market," radio host Michael Jackson wrote for The Times when Allen retired more than 15 years ago.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | Associated Press
The National Weather Service ordered a halt to all test warnings on its national weather wire Wednesday until corrections can be made in new computer programs that have led to several false warnings. Two false warnings have been issued in the Chicago area and others occurred in Brownsville, Tex.; Long Island, N.Y.; Washington, and Dodge City, Kan., weather service spokesman Donald Witten said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997 | TRACI CARL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Asian market in this Kansas cow town is crammed with coolers of fresh fish. Metal shelves are packed with cans of pickled bamboo shoots and exotic sauces with Asian names. Ten-pound bags of rice are stacked nearly 6 feet high, like a bunker against the window. Down the street, a family looking for work eats tortillas filled with spiced pork at the restaurant in El Remedio market.
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