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February 18, 1993 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hazel Johnson loves to show off the neighborhood. But she gives tours with a twist: As the car pulls away from her home at the Altgeld Gardens housing project, visitors are told to shut the windows tight. "The stink gets pretty bad, and some folks take sick," she says with a bitter laugh. "So, just mind what you breathe and take in the view." Crossing a moonscape of brick rubble and scraggly weeds, Johnson points out steel mills and aging factories spewing smoke into a frozen winter sky.
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February 18, 1993 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hazel Johnson loves to show off the neighborhood. But she gives tours with a twist: As the car pulls away from her home at the Altgeld Gardens housing project, visitors are told to shut the windows tight. "The stink gets pretty bad, and some folks take sick," she says with a bitter laugh. "So, just mind what you breathe and take in the view." Crossing a moonscape of brick rubble and scraggly weeds, Johnson points out steel mills and aging factories spewing smoke into a frozen winter sky.
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December 3, 1999 | BOBBY CUZA
An elderly man was struck and killed Thursday on the westbound Ronald Reagan Freeway after he left his disabled car in the carpool lane, authorities said. Two other people were injured in the accident, which occurred east of Hayvenhurst Avenue just before 1:40 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Richard Perez said. The man's wife, Marguerite L. Morris, 80, was at the wheel when the couple's Volkswagen Jetta broke down, Perez said.
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July 2, 2002 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack C. Montgomery, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient whose single-handed attack on three strongly defended enemy positions accounted for 11 dead and 32 prisoners during the Battle of Anzio, has died. He was 84. Montgomery, who had been on dialysis, died June 11 in Muskogee, Okla. A veteran of Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Division, Montgomery first experienced combat as a platoon sergeant in Sicily in the summer of 1943.
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February 19, 2007 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
The drama began with a tiny ad in a local newspaper -- a notice that asbestos was about to be removed from the management office at Altgeld Gardens, the all-black public housing complex where young Barack Obama worked as a community organizer. "You think it's in our apartments?" a worried mother asked. "I don't know," Obama replied. "But we can find out."
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