April 4, 1991 |
Most public schools in this country stink. Just about everyone says so. And neither the California budget or the national economy suggest better times to come. It seems that everyone is chiming in now with a possible solution to the crisis. Lately, the most vocal critics of education come from the business community, which is nervous about the declining quality of the U.S. work force.
June 10, 1990 |
In the view of children's rights crusader Faye Yager, a shadowy, satanic brotherhood manipulates the nation's courts, haunts the police and allows children to suffer unspeakable evil. A 30-room English Tudor mansion--complete with housekeeper, gardener and Rolls-Royce parked outside--protects Yager from that world. Her home is the headquarters of an underground network through which, she says, thousands of volunteers in 50 states have hidden hundreds of children from abusive parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2002 |
On a steamy August afternoon in 1989, Irene and Raul Lopez packed up a travel trailer, picked up their granddaughter and began driving north out of the Florida Everglades to a new life in hiding. They had been preparing in secret for two months. They had sold their land, a lush tangle of saw grass and holly shaded by ficus trees, for a pittance in cash. They had jettisoned the fiberglass business they built after fleeing Cuba in the early 1960s. To confuse pursuers, they had traded in their car.