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December 11, 2008 | Carol J. Williams, Williams is a Times staff writer.
Foes and supporters of the Guantanamo prisons and tribunal have stepped up the debate over the fate of the controversial operations by enlisting relatives of Sept. 11 victims in an ideological duel. Thirty-one family members of victims announced in a letter distributed Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union that they considered the Bush administration's prosecution of terrorism suspects here unconstitutional and politically motivated.
October 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A bitter family dispute apparently led a 78-year-old man to throw an explosive into a law firm that represented his son, causing a blast that killed the father and injured four people in the office in Dalton. Authorities identified the bomber as Lloyd Cantrell, a man known around town for wearing bib overalls and carrying a Chihuahua. Over the years, Cantrell amassed several parcels of land and gave some of it to his son. His son came to fear his father, though, and filed a lawsuit seeking to keep him off the property, claiming the elder man stole tools, kicked down a door and was suicidal.
March 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Angry that her parents demanded she break up with her boyfriend, a 16-year-old helped kill her mother and two younger brothers during a grisly ambush on the family's wooded home in Emory, about 60 miles northeast of Dallas, authorities said. The girl, whose name is not being released, joined her boyfriend and two others in shooting and stabbing members of the Caffey family in their bedrooms before setting the house on fire, authorities said. The lone survivor was Terry Caffey, the father, who was shot five times.
February 15, 2008
Re "Oh, brother!" Opinion, Feb. 10 Although I never have been a fan of the Bush clan, I find the Cain-and-Abel relationship between the brothers Bush detailed in this article to be ironic and tragic. Did George never read the Genesis story? The real victim of this family feud has been the United States of America. Pity we didn't cast out George four years ago. Loretta Beaumont Anaheim -- The gleeful hatefulness (or hateful gleefulness) immersed in Jacob Weisberg's article concerning the family Bush, and particularly President Bush affecting the family's expectations and future, reflects discredit and reproach upon Weisberg.
July 20, 2007 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writers
Shari Redstone first got the impression that there might be a move afoot to force her out of her family's media empire last summer when she failed to receive notices of some board meetings. Now, it could happen. At a time when she's planning for what should be a joyous family event -- the September wedding of her 25-year-old daughter -- Redstone, 53, is immersed in a bitter feud with her media mogul father, Sumner. The dispute could see her sever ties to CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.
May 24, 2007 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
ASTRIDE his horse, Benjamin Coates could gaze across 21,400 acres and see the sweep of his power reflected in nature. A riot of mesas and meadows laced with gurgling streams. Miles of chaparral and clusters of stately oaks. A mountain that Native Americans considered a deity. Herds of deer, golden eagles overhead, enough wildlife to stock a zoo. And not another soul in sight. This was Xanadu and it belonged to Coates.
February 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of 11 Pakistani men has been accused of raping a teenage girl and forcing her to walk half-naked through her village because her cousin eloped with a woman from the men's family, police said. Police said the 16-year-old girl's father filed a complaint Saturday in the town of Ubaro, 330 miles northeast of Karachi. She is being treated in a hospital. Police official Mushtaq Khoso said officers had arrested four men and were awaiting a medical report.
September 17, 2006 | Evelyn Larrubia and Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writers
When a San Bernardino County judge placed Raymond Horspool under the control of a conservator in July, the 86-year-old chemist and former Navy captain was not even present in the courtroom. It's a common occurrence in probate courts in California, where conservators and their attorneys often obtain emergency appointments the day they ask for them by claiming that elderly adults cannot care for themselves and are in imminent danger because of abuse or neglect. But this was no ordinary case.
August 26, 2006 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
If it's a late summer's night nightmare, it must be Emmy time. As if cursed, the Emmys in recent years have been plagued by inconvenient truths, large and small. Last year's ceremony was held in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In 2001, there were the Sept. 11 attacks, which resulted in two cancellations. Then there were those close encounters of the celebrity kind. John Ritter's death in 2003 cast a pall over the planned comic-hosted ceremony.
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