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April 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gov. Lawton Chiles sought federal help Monday to curtail an upsurge in attacks on foreign tourists, in the wake of the attack late last week on a German woman who was robbed and slain as her mother and two children watched. Local officials unveiled new street signs with international symbols to direct tourists to beaches and the airport, as well as a plan to create visitor-direction centers at fast-food outlets and other popular attractions by July 1.
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April 6, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gov. Lawton Chiles sought federal help Monday to curtail an upsurge in attacks on foreign tourists, in the wake of the attack late last week on a German woman who was robbed and slain as her mother and two children watched. Local officials unveiled new street signs with international symbols to direct tourists to beaches and the airport, as well as a plan to create visitor-direction centers at fast-food outlets and other popular attractions by July 1.
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July 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Stephen Arky, a senior partner in a prominent Miami law firm who had been linked with the collapsed ESM Government Securities Inc. and the resulting Ohio banking crisis, killed himself in his home, police said Tuesday. A police statement said Arky, 42, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Monday morning at his home in suburban Coral Gables. He was the son-in-law of Cincinnati financier Marvin Warner, who controlled Home State Savings Bank in Ohio.
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July 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Stephen Arky, a senior partner in a prominent Miami law firm who had been linked with the collapsed ESM Government Securities Inc. and the resulting Ohio banking crisis, killed himself in his home, police said Tuesday. A police statement said Arky, 42, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Monday morning at his home in suburban Coral Gables. He was the son-in-law of Cincinnati financier Marvin Warner, who controlled Home State Savings Bank in Ohio.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
With just one week left before the official start of the year's busiest shopping season, a study warned retailers that they lose billions each year to theft. In 1995, retailers lost $27 billion, or 1.9% of total sales, because of the combination of employee and customer theft, administrative error and vendor fraud, according to the 1996 National Retail Security Survey conducted by the University of Florida's Security Research Project.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four Indicted in Alleged Bank Scam: The U.S. attorney's office filed fraud charges against four Florida men, saying they provided San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Bank with false information when applying for a $40-million loan. Harold F. Sahlen Jr., Aarif Dahod, Nelson H. Logal and Lawrence E. C. Bodden are accused of doctoring the books of Sahlen & Associates Inc., a Florida-based security and investigative firm, in order to get the loan in 1989, and then failing to pay the money back.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shows about the personal lives of Superman and Lois Lane, a teen-age tennis phenomenon and the New York Police Department are among the new television series planned for ABC's fall schedule, sources said Sunday. ABC on Tuesday will be the first network to announce its schedule. The other three networks are expected to unveil their fall programming later this month. Among the ABC shows canceled are "Homefront," "Doogie Howser M.D.
NEWS
January 31, 1987 | United Press International
U.S. marshals confirmed Friday that two suspects charged with setting the New Year's Eve fire at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, have been transferred to a federal prison near Miami. Hector Escudero Aponte, charged with setting the blaze that killed 96 people, and Armando Jimenez Rivera, accused of providing the fuel, were transferred on Jan. 23 to the Metropolitan Correctional Center south of Miami. Herman Wirshing, the U.S.
NEWS
October 19, 1994 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prisons are a growth industry in California, so some entrepreneurs are hoping that the state will turn increasingly to privately owned and operated prisons as a way to shave costs. The Department of Corrections is unlikely to turn over control of maximum-security prisons anytime soon, and officials say private prisons will remain only a limited player as the $3-billion-a-year state prison system expands.
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January 9, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal trial began Tuesday for a man accused of bank robbery who was nabbed with help from a new high-tech tracking device--an instrument whose workings law enforcement officials are trying to keep secret and prosecutors have asked not be revealed in open court. Since its introduction in Orange County in fall of 1989, the electronic tracking system has been used to catch at least six people suspected of bank robbery and other felony suspects.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Littered on the sidewalks of Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, the metal shavings, bits of plastic and torn fiber from last weekend's fatal explosion at first appeared as innocuous as trash blown from a construction site.
SPORTS
December 24, 2007 | John Weyler, Times Staff Writer
Will Michael Vick have a chance to play football in prison, maybe a reality-show version of "The Longest Yard"? Not likely. Although it is federal Bureau of Prisons policy to encourage organized sports for inmates, prison officials tend to avoid contact sports such as football that can quickly get out of hand. In 2004, for example, a flag football game at a Florida maximum-security prison for women erupted into a riot, and three inmates attempted to hang themselves with the flags.
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