January 6, 1991
I compliment John Needham on his excellent article, "Dark Side of Childbirth" (Nov. 27). My condolences extend to Gregory Owen Lee on his wife's suicide. He is now faced with an immensely difficult task of grieving for the loss of his wife and raising a child alone. Lee said he had never heard of postpartum depression before his wife was diagnosed. He did not mention the national, self-help organization founded to assist others as they suffer postpartum depression and psychosis.
December 12, 2012 |
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue affirmed Tuesday the "factual findings" of Commissioner Roger Goodell but vacated any penalties to the players involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. Writers from around the Tribune Co. will discuss who benefited most and least from Tagliabue's ruling. Check back throughout the day for more responses and join the conversation with a comment of your own. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times Roger Goodell was both the biggest loser and winner in Paul Tagliabue's bounty scandal ruling.
June 21, 1989 |
The Supreme Court ruled today that burning of the American flag as a political protest is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. The court's action came in a case brought by the state of Texas, which was seeking to reinstate a one-year prison sentence given to a man who burned a U.S. flag during a protest of Reagan Administration policies. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on April 20, 1988, that the action by Gregory Lee Johnson was protected under the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.
August 29, 2013 |
CASPER, Wyo. -- Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here. But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered the 53-year-old Utah man to serve 12 years in prison for defrauding 83 investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota....
October 5, 1989 |
The Senate today approved a ban on burning or otherwise defacing the American flag but added a Republican-sponsored change that Democrats said could make the bill vulnerable in any future court challenge. The ban, previously approved by the House, cleared the Senate 91 to 9. It was returned to the House for consideration of changes made by the Senate.
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August 13, 1987 |
Secretary of State March Fong Eu testified Wednesday that she "never did get a good look" at the robber who beat her with the blunt end of a hatchet last November in her Hancock Park home. "I was in front of him all the time," she told a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury during the third day of the trial of the accused robber, Gregory Lee Moore. Eu, 64, spent about an hour on the witness stand while Deputy Dist. Atty. Antonio Barreto Jr.
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January 22, 1987 |
A 27-year-old prison parolee was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the robbery of Secretary of State March Fong Eu after a hearing in which the key evidence was a fingerprint on a blood-stained envelope discovered by chance a block from Eu's Hancock Park home. Eu testified calmly about the Nov. 10 attack in which she suffered three broken ribs, facial cuts and torn cartilage in her ear that required surgery.
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August 21, 1987 |
A 28-year-old "career criminal" was convicted Thursday of a series of residential break-ins, including the November, 1986, robbery of Secretary of State March Fong Eu in her Hancock Park home. Eu was severely beaten during the robbery. Gregory Lee Moore sat quietly as the Los Angeles Superior Court jury, after deliberating only one day, found him guilty of 10 felonies stemming from six burglaries and robberies in Hancock Park and Beverly Hills dating back to last Oct. 20.
October 15, 1998 |
Movies take center stage on television this weekend as NBC presents the first miniseries of the season, Debbie Reynolds returns to TV in a holiday comedy for the Disney Channel and the animated version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" makes its network debut. Lea Thompson heads the cast of NBC's five-hour miniseries "A Will of Their Own," Sunday at 8 p.m. on Channel 4. The saga looks at the struggles of women during this century through the eyes of a photographer.
October 17, 1988 |
The Supreme Court today agreed to consider reinstating a criminal conviction against a man who burned an American flag at a demonstration during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas. The court said it will review a ruling that the flag burning was a form of symbolic expression protected by the Constitution. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last April threw out the conviction of Gregory Lee Johnson, who had been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $2,000.