February 15, 2013 |
Long before they sat down to write books, Charles Falco and George Rowe sold drugs and used them, raising hell as poor white guys in the desert small towns and exurban fringes of Southern California. They roamed with "tweakers" (meth addicts) and exploited them for cash. But both Falco and Rowe saw the light. Eventually they joined the "good guys" in a crusade against the meanest, cruelest purveyors of darkness in their communities - the biker gangs that collectively share the name Vagos.
July 27, 2001 |
Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, who lost the U.S. Senate race to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman last year, was arrested on federal sex charges involving a minor. Giordano, 38, was charged with using an interstate facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and with conspiracy to commit that act. FBI Special Agent Michael Wolf said there were multiple victims under age 16, but he said the charges involved only one person. Investigators would not provide any other details.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1995
I follow the pollution graphic every day it is published. Seldom does this index ever go over 100; most of the time it is in the 25 to 65 range. The federal bureaucrats constantly publish warnings of dire consequences if further steps are not taken to lower the pollution in this area. The federal, state and county governments are bankrupting this country slowly but surely in the not too distant future. RICHARD V. LAUBACHER SR. Oxnard
November 6, 2001 |
Federal housing authorities have failed to suitably enforce laws protecting the disabled from discrimination, an independent federal agency concluded. The Department of Housing and Urban Development ruled out discrimination in all but 2.4% of more than 12,000 complaints between 1988 and 2000, a National Council on Disability report found. By 2000, HUD was taking an average of 14 months, almost four times more than the prescribed legal cap, to complete investigations, the report said.
May 27, 1989
Great American First Savings Bank said it will probably take a charge on earnings of $8 million to $14 million, possibly in the current quarter to end June 30, at the urging of federal regulators, because of a revision of the future value of the S&L's future loan servicing income. The exact timing of the charge on earnings will depend on when Great American reaches a final agreement with the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, spokesman Kenn Ulrich said Friday. Ulrich said Great American expects to recoup the charge as earned income over a five-year period.
December 31, 1987 |
Federal researchers today reported the first substantial yearly increase in tuberculosis in the United States in more than three decades of record-keeping, and said AIDS is partly to blame. The nation recorded 22,768 cases of tuberculosis in 1986, up 2.6% from 22,201 in 1985.