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December 26, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
The job as radio wedding expert was not the last one I would get because of my blond hair and big boobs. -- Ellen Morphonios in her book "Maximum Morphonios: The Life and Times of America's Toughest Judge" * She was blond and buxom. Once a legitimate beauty queen, she had been Coconut Harvest Maiden and Mrs. South Florida. And for years she was "Lady Ellen," dispensing advice on late-night talk radio.
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December 26, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
The job as radio wedding expert was not the last one I would get because of my blond hair and big boobs. -- Ellen Morphonios in her book "Maximum Morphonios: The Life and Times of America's Toughest Judge" * She was blond and buxom. Once a legitimate beauty queen, she had been Coconut Harvest Maiden and Mrs. South Florida. And for years she was "Lady Ellen," dispensing advice on late-night talk radio.
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June 11, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ellen Morphonios' hard-line, often uncensored positions on law-and-order issues have earned the Florida judge a national reputation and a corner full of critics. But the "hangin' judge," as she is known at home, found perhaps the perfect audience for her message here Sunday--about 350 listeners at the National Rifle Assn. convention.
BOOKS
March 10, 1991 | Karen Stabiner
Morphonios is a Miami trial judge who has made her considerable reputation by sentencing convicted criminals to astonishing terms--1,197 years to one felon for three counts of armed robbery. That sort of judicial consideration got Morphonios her own segment on "60 Minutes" and a contract for this book.
BOOKS
March 10, 1991 | Karen Stabiner
Morphonios is a Miami trial judge who has made her considerable reputation by sentencing convicted criminals to astonishing terms--1,197 years to one felon for three counts of armed robbery. That sort of judicial consideration got Morphonios her own segment on "60 Minutes" and a contract for this book.
NEWS
June 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Miami Dolphins running back Eugene (Mercury) Morris, a three-time Super Bowl veteran, pleaded no contest to a cocaine conspiracy charge today in exchange for freedom from prison. Morris, 39, who had served three years in prison after a 1982 conviction on four drug-related charges, was awaiting a new trial today, when he entered the no-contest plea to one count of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.
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June 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Miami Dolphins running back Eugene (Mercury) Morris, a three-time Super Bowl veteran, pleaded no contest Thursday to a cocaine conspiracy charge in exchange for freedom from prison. Morris, 39, had served three years in the Dade Correctional Institution after being sentenced to 20 years following his 1982 conviction on four drug-related charges.
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June 10, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the National Rifle Assn., refusing to buckle under to unprecedented pressure nationwide from gun control supporters, told about 1,000 cheering members at their annual convention here Saturday: "All guns are good guns!"
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May 4, 2002 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her name is Rilya and she is 5 years old--if she is still alive. Somehow she fell through the cracks of the very system meant to protect her. Workers with Florida's child welfare agency were supposed to be checking monthly on Rilya Wilson, the daughter of a chronic drug abuser. She had been taken from her mother by the state and placed with a woman said to be her grandmother.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once the object of fear and envy of any group that ever sought to influence a piece of legislation, the National Rifle Assn. comes here today in a virtual shambles. The wounds still fresh from a stinging loss in the U.S. Senate two weeks ago over assault weapons, about 20,000 NRA members will try to regroup during their annual convention. One task will be to figure out what has gone wrong for a lobbying force seen by some as indomitable on Capitol Hill and in statehouses around the country.
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June 11, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ellen Morphonios' hard-line, often uncensored positions on law-and-order issues have earned the Florida judge a national reputation and a corner full of critics. But the "hangin' judge," as she is known at home, found perhaps the perfect audience for her message here Sunday--about 350 listeners at the National Rifle Assn. convention.
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November 14, 1986 | BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writer
The burglar was on the roof. It was night. He punched a hole in the tar paper and wood and shimmied through. His name was Odell Hicks, and this was how he made his living. He skulked along the top of the ceiling to the front of the store, where there was another opening, and dropped down to the floor. He snatched up armfuls of shoes and blue jeans and pushed them into the alley through the iron bars of the locked back gate. He could retrieve them later.
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