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July 20, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
When it rains, mats of tangled trash and debris -- some with tentacles 50 feet long and 3 feet thick -- flow down the flood-control channels and foul the marinas. The snarls of urban flotsam are flecked with plastic bottles, Styrofoam and other castoffs. Water quality plunges as pesticide, chemical and bacteria counts rise. Errant boaters sometimes illegally dump their raw sewage into the harbor. And the silt pours in and settles to the bottom of the waterways, slowly turning them into shoals.
June 21, 1989 | From United Press International
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.
October 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
August 13, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
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.
January 22, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
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.
August 21, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
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.
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 | Associated Press
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.
January 26, 1988 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
Robert Uzell was driving to work last summer when he saw a young man sneak up on a woman at a bus stop and snatch her purse. Chazz Jones was in his office when he saw a man climb out of a window of a nearby apartment house. Dean Leonetti was driving when he saw another vehicle strike two boys and take off. The three men, all San Fernando Valley residents, could have just called the police. But each of them lifted more than a finger to help police catch the criminals. Dist. Atty.
October 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
The House voted final, overwhelming approval today for a federal ban on flag burning, just four months after a Supreme Court decision allowing destruction of an American flag as political protest. "This is the least we can do to protect the sanctity of the flag," Rep. Butler Derrick (D-S.C.) said before the House voted, 371-43, to approve the bill.
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