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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1987
A 19-year-old woman described as mentally retarded was reported missing Sunday, a day after she failed to return from a grocery store, police said. Missing was Venus Rochelle Thomas of Orange, who was last seen about noon Saturday walking to a neighborhood market near her home at 700 W. La Veta Ave., said Sgt. Michael Pollok. Thomas, who is black, was described as having the mental capacity of a 9-year-old, Pollok said.
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NEWS
January 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The father of a woman raped and murdered--possibly because she was white--has called for racial calm after the arrests of seven black suspects in Charleston, S.C. "Revenge is no way to solve a problem," Clair McLauchlin said. "We don't want anything else horrible to happen." Missy McLauchlin, 25, was crossing the street to a grocery store when she was picked up by several men.
SPORTS
January 19, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Alabama fullback Robert Stewart was arrested Wednesday night and charged with breaking into a car during the school's basketball game with Kentucky and taking a sweat shirt and a jacket. Coach Bill Curry said he is aware of the arrest and is evaluating Stewart's status. "Robert has been a model citizen for us," the coach said. "He has never been in any trouble up to this point. This is a very serious matter, and we want to be sure of all the facts."
OPINION
August 1, 2003
Re "Putting the Hurt on Coaches," July 29: Once again, I found myself disgusted by a news item. Seems as though people have discovered a way to supplement their incomes: filing frivolous lawsuits against innocent people and others with deep pockets. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? If I trip over my own two left feet at the grocery store, do I have the right to sue the store, claiming that somehow it should have known I was a klutz? If a kid trespasses on my property, patently ignoring my "No Trespassing" or "Dog on Premises" signs and warnings, should I still be held responsible?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2001
Two bicyclists were shot in a robbery attempt Monday night, leaving one dead and the other in critical condition, authorities said. Juan Manuel Ruiz Aquino, 23, and his brother, Aurelio Jimenez, 27, both of Santa Ana, were riding home about 10 p.m. after shopping at a grocery store when they were approached by a man at 4th and Townsend streets, police said. Witnesses said the man, who police believe may be a gang member, tried to rob the brothers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000
Your coverage of Mayor Dave Garofalo of Huntington Beach does a great injustice to a man who commits so much of his energy and life to bettering his community. Garofalo gets a pittance of pay and spends almost all his waking hours in public service only to be nit-picked, slandered and victimized by exaggerated claims and accusations. Although The Times is making it front-page news (June 25), there is nothing new about the charges against Garofalo. He is being attacked for selling ads in his newspaper and visitors guide.
NEWS
January 1, 1986 | Associated Press
A 74-year-old woman whose grocery store has been broken into 13 times shot and killed a would-be robber who wounded her husband, sheriff's deputies said. "I let him have it in the belly," Lillian Speer said. "That's where I thought I shot. I was told later he was shot in the heart." The dead man was identified as Benjamin V. San Jose, 47, an ex-convict with a record for robberies and narcotics offenses going back 20 years, said Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Nelson.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2010 | By P.J. Huffstutter
To his friends, Randall Lee Rahal was just a food salesman, someone who routinely left his home on Shadyside Road in Ramsey, N.J., to crisscross the country hawking California tomatoes. The 61-year-old sold them pureed. He sold them crushed. He sold them roasted and mashed into paste. His clients were food manufacturers, supermarket chains and other commercial buyers who turned his products into soup, ketchup and salsa. But in the eyes of the Justice Department, Rahal was Tomato Enemy No. 1 -- a produce scofflaw who allegedly peeled off $100 bills and carried cash-stuffed envelopes to bribe buyers from leading food companies in a decade-long racketeering scheme that may have led to higher prices for consumers at the grocery store.
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