November 17, 2002 |
"We forget history so fast in this country," a television writer named Dianne Dixon told Mollie Gregory. "Like water on a hot sidewalk, it evaporates before it's recorded." It's a telling quote that captures the importance of Gregory's recent book, "Women Who Run the Show," an exhaustively researched, if not elegantly written, tome about how a band of sisters crashed the all-boys party that was Hollywood.
February 20, 1999 |
A Phoenix judge dismissed charges against three men who allegedly plotted to kill the Arizona prison director after the main witness refused to answer questions during cross-examination. When asked about killings he committed while a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, the witness refused to testify unless he was granted immunity. Prosecutors denied the request, and Judge Gregory Martin dismissed the case.
July 1, 2004 |
The last Vietnam War POW flying for the U.S. military has called it a career, reluctantly retiring after 44 years in uniform. Maj. Gen. Edward Mechenbier, who reached the Air Force's mandatory retirement age for his rank at 62, was honored at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Mechenbier spent six years in a Vietnamese prison after his fighter was shot down. "If we didn't have an age-limit law, Gen.
February 12, 1994 |
A teen-ager was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison for the 1991 murders of six monks and three other people at a Buddhist temple. A judge spared Johnathan Doody the death penalty, saying he could not determine without a doubt if Doody actually pulled the trigger in the slayings. Doody, 19, was convicted last July 12 of murder, armed robbery and other charges. He was sentenced to nine life terms, and must serve at least 25 years on each one.
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March 12, 1993
A Phoenix judge Thursday ordered a Carson man to stand trial for the 1978 murder of "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane, who was bludgeoned to death in his apartment. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gregory Martin cited blood and tissue found in a rental car in deciding that John Henry Carpenter should be tried on the first-degree murder charge. Martin set a May 26 trial date.
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January 28, 1992 |
A Simi Valley waste processor has pleaded no contest to charges of illegally transporting used photographic fluids and storing them in his home, Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury reported Monday. Gregory D. Martin, owner of G & L Silver Recovery, was ordered by Municipal Judge Herbert C. Curtis III to pay a $10,000 fine and placed on three years probation, Bradbury said in a prepared release.