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October 5, 1998
Most local television stations plan live coverage of today's funeral service for former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, which is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Television stations KCBS Channel 2, KNBC Channel 4, KTLA Channel 5, KABC Channel 7, KTTV Channel 11 and KCOP Channel 13 plan live coverage of the service at First AME Church at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. KCAL-TV Channel 9 will cover the funeral and graveside service that will follow.
December 29, 2007 | G.M. Khoro and Laura King, Special to The Times
During her years in self-exile, Benazir Bhutto had a soaring white marble mausoleum built in the fields outside her ancestral village to honor her slain father. On Friday, she was buried there beside him. Amid tumultuous scenes of grief, Bhutto's plain wooden coffin, draped in the red, green and black flag of her Pakistan People's Party, was borne by ambulance from the family residence to the tomb.
November 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
The people of Czechoslovakia paid their last respects Saturday to Alexander Dubcek, whose 1968 bid to reform communism is admired in an age when the communist system is passing into history. The 70-year-old Dubcek died Nov. 7, six weeks after his chauffeur-driven car skidded off a rain-slick highway en route to Prague for a meeting of the federal Parliament. It was his brave attempt to reshape communism while party leader in 1968 for which Czechoslovaks honored him.
September 4, 1997 | Associated Press
Princess Diana's funeral Saturday will be broadcast live by the major television networks in the United States, with most starting coverage before dawn. The ceremony at Westminster Abbey begins at 11 a.m. in London, which is 3 a.m. in Los Angeles. CNN and Fox News Channel will begin coverage at 1 a.m. with ABC starting at 2 a.m. NBC will come on the air between 1 and 2 a.m. CBS plans to begin coverage at 2 a.m. NBC's cable affiliate, MSNBC, plans to start at 9 p.m.
March 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Flanked by National Guardsmen and veterans of all ages, Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed a law in Frankfort to force protesters to keep their distance from military funerals. The measure is aimed at members of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., who have demonstrated at funerals around the country. Carrying signs with slogans such as "God Hates Fags," the protesters claim that U.S. soldiers are dying because God is punishing America for tolerating homosexuality.
May 25, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Demonstrators would be barred from disrupting military funerals at national cemeteries under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the White House. The measure, passed by voice vote in the House hours after the Senate acted, specifically targets a Kansas church group that has staged protests at military funerals around the country, claiming that the deaths were a sign of God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.
June 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of Jarrell faced a sad schedule: travel to Georgetown, 14 miles away, to attend three funerals, one after another, for 10 former neighbors killed by Tuesday's tornado. At the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene they remembered Vicki Kehl Taylor, 36, and her 16-year-old son, Johnathan Lyle Kehl.
March 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A small church known for its anti-gay protests said it would still picket on the day of soldiers' funerals but wouldn't violate new state laws that limit when and where such demonstrations take place. "We obey the law," said Shirley Phelps-Roper, a lawyer and member of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, a fundamentalist congregation headed by her father, the Rev. Fred Phelps.
September 5, 1993
Families of three teen-agers killed in a car accident Friday have started a fund to help pay for the funerals. William Picor, 17, Joane Bryant, 16, and Nora Busteed, 18, all Carson residents and students at Carson High School, survived a car crash on the San Diego Freeway in Westminster but were killed as they ran across the road to get help for their friends. Donations should be sent to the Picor-Bryant-Busteed Funeral Fund at First Interstate Bank, 2173 W. Lomita Blvd., Lomita, Calif. 90717.
March 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Supreme Court effectively ended a law banning picketing at funerals, ruling in Topeka that it was unconstitutional for legislators to require a court to uphold the law before it could be enforced. That "judicial trigger" was intended to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from collecting damages from the state should it successfully appeal the law. The measure was passed in response to the sect's picketing of military funerals. The Rev. Fred Phelps and his followers claim U.S. combat deaths are God's punishment for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
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