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.
January 11, 1993 |
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.
January 19, 1989 |
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."
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
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.
January 1, 1986 |
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.
March 2, 2014
Re "U.S. to revamp nutrition labels," Business, Feb. 27 Thanks for spotlighting Michelle Obama's campaign to change food labels. I am a registered nurse, and I frequently educate my patients on nutrition. It is indisputable that diet has an impact on health. Still, I have found that the majority of the patients I educate have some deficiency in their knowledge of nutrition. Several patients have expressed to me that they have difficulty navigating through the grocery store attempting to figure out which foods are healthful.