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NEWS
January 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Gunmen opened fire Sunday morning in the main piazza of this southern Italian town, killing two people and wounding 10, police said. Authorities attributed the killings to a feud between local Mafia clans. Police arrested one suspected gunman.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-running neighborhood dispute in Sunland that has resulted in accusations of racial discrimination, mail threats and a gunshot attack on one family's house, will be played out later this year in a San Fernando courtroom. Joe Brown, who is white, allegedly fired shots into the home of his black neighbor, Michael Evans, 34, after an argument last year. Brown, facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 25, authorities said.
NEWS
May 27, 1990 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A voice squawks over a walkie-talkie at the headquarters of the Mohawk Warriors Society: "Tommy just got arrested." Stopped at one of the New York State Police roadblocks that dot the sprawling reservation at the U.S.-Canadian border, the Warriors Society member is being held on a warrant for smuggling cigarettes into Canada. His fellow Warriors are angry but not about to confront the well-armed troopers occupying the reservation. "We can wait," one says. "We've been here forever.
NEWS
February 16, 1988 | From Reuters
Vicious weekend fighting among blacks in South Africa's Natal province claimed 12 victims, and prospects for an end to the feuding appeared to dim. A 61-year-old woman's throat was slit, a 15-year-old boy was gunned down and an elderly couple were stabbed to death in the latest violence, police said Monday. Prospects for a reconciliation between the combatants--the radical United Democratic Front and the conservative Zulu Inkatha movement--appeared as elusive as ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1997 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 34-year-old Reseda man shot and wounded his girlfriend's ex-husband and killed a teenage boy in a confrontation early Sunday, police said. Angel Mercado, who had been taunted by the man and boy earlier in the evening, shot 34-year-old Felix Trigo and his companion, Sergio Venegas, about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, killing the 17-year-old Venegas and wounding Trigo in the leg, said Sgt. Jay Bender of the West Valley Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1991 | MARC LACEY
A dispute between Wells Fargo Bank and the city of Inglewood heated up last week when the bank refused to honor 110 city payroll checks totaling $133,000 because it said there were insufficient funds to cover the checks in the city's account.
NEWS
May 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he wants to help end the feud between Syria and Iraq and persuade Syria's president to attend an Arab summit in the Iraqi capital. Mubarak also said that President Hafez Assad of Syria is now willing to meet with his main foe, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat. Mubarak spoke to foreign reporters before his final meeting with Assad. It was the first trip to Syria by an Egyptian head of state in 12 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacoima auto worker accused of stabbing the president of his UAW local had been angrily pressing the union officer for months for a refund of contributions to a retirement fund, a union official said Thursday. Samuel Mines, 33, a 13-year General Motors employee who had been on sick leave since October, remained jailed Thursday, a day after he was arrested on suspicion of stabbing Jerry Shrieves, president of United Auto Workers Local 645.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
The 18-month-old war between Avon Products Inc. and Chartwell Associates LP ended Tuesday as the cosmetic maker and its dissident shareholder signed a standstill agreement, the corporate equivalent of a cease-fire. Under the 10-year agreement, Chartwell is ending its proxy fight for four seats on Avon's board, and both are dropping all lawsuits against each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 1988 | GREGG WAGER
Normally, the legacy inherited by any descendant includes carrying on a family feud. But how often is it that the descendant--especially the offspring of the famed--dedicates himself to clearing the name of one of his family's most renowned attackers?
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