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November 16, 2008 | Christopher Reynolds, Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
I arrived in eerie, old Mineral de Pozos in the middle of a half-sunny afternoon, with cotton-candy cloud shadows creeping all over the adobe rubble, the reclaimed ruins, the cactus thickets and the little-trod cobblestone streets. Never heard of the place, a hotel clerk had said in Spanish as I prepared to make the 50-mile trip here from Queretaro. Another clerk piped up, I have. It's small. Very small, said a taxi driver.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2006 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
WHEN the generic description "police procedural" attaches itself to a novel, Sweden is hardly the location that comes immediately to mind. This after all is the country whose authorities still haven't really figured out who gunned down then-Prime Minister Olof Palme and his wife as they walked home from a movie on a wintry Saturday night in 1986.
NEWS
May 1, 1995 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a terrorist's bomb to introduce America to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, an unsung force that has galvanized the nation with unflinching courage and down-home charm. But here in Oklahoma's capital, where a special sales tax generates $20 million a year for fire services, nobody is surprised that the men and women of the OCFD have emerged from the rubble as heroic figures in the public eye.
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