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December 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
A homeless couple who allegedly knocked over a candle during an argument were charged with involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in connection with the warehouse blaze that killed six firefighters. Thomas S. Levesque, 37, and Julie S. Barnes, 19, had been living together on the second floor of the abandoned warehouse for several months, Dist. Atty. John J. Conte said. The Friday night fire ignited clothing and papers, Conte said.
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December 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
A homeless couple who allegedly knocked over a candle during an argument were charged with involuntary manslaughter Tuesday in connection with the warehouse blaze that killed six firefighters. Thomas S. Levesque, 37, and Julie S. Barnes, 19, had been living together on the second floor of the abandoned warehouse for several months, Dist. Atty. John J. Conte said. The Friday night fire ignited clothing and papers, Conte said.
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January 31, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city noted for compassion toward the homeless, the deaths came as an affront. "How could it happen here?" anguished Erik Payne Butler, president of New England's largest homeless program, the Pine Street Inn, after six homeless people froze to death in the space of a few uncommonly mild weeks. The deaths in November and December of five men and a woman served as a reminder that here and across the country, the homeless population is both increasing and changing. The mayor's annual Dec.
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June 11, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On one side of the Charles River, 1,600 undergraduates and their families strolled through a campus decked with banners furling proudly in a soft, late-spring breeze. With pageantry honed through 348 years of commencement experience, these young men and women in robes and mortarboards capped a week of festivities that included a senior class clambake, a class picnic, a baccalaureate ceremony, a band and glee club concert and a chapel service titled "Overwhelmed by Opportunity."
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June 11, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On one side of the Charles River, 1,600 undergraduates and their families strolled through a campus decked with banners furling proudly in a soft, late-spring breeze. With pageantry honed through 348 years of commencement experience, these young men and women in robes and mortarboards capped a week of festivities that included a senior class clambake, a class picnic, a baccalaureate ceremony, a band and glee club concert and a chapel service titled "Overwhelmed by Opportunity."
OPINION
March 18, 2002
The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, passed by Congress in 1987, governs how Washington doles out more than $1 billion each year to local groups helping the indigent. Last month, the Bush administration suggested that the focus of the act be narrowed to a sharply defined population: the people who chronically live on city and suburban sidewalks, under bridges and in temporary shelters, most of whom suffer from mental illnesses, drug addictions or both.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1999 | FRANK TORREZ
Today "Voz y Voto": Mayor Richard Riordan; L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina; LAUSD Supt. Ruben Zacarias; education analyst Carmen Sanchez Sadek, 11:30 a.m. KMEX. 59403 "America's Black Forum: Author Lawrence Otis Graham ("Our Kind of People"), noon. KCAL. 25039 "To the Contrary": Kosovo refugees; minorities, 1 p.m. KCET. 38841 "Tony Brown's Journal": The shackled immigrants. Slavery and racism affect social and economic progress, 3:30 p.m. KCET.
NATIONAL
December 7, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
A powerful snowstorm barreled through the Northeast on Saturday, burying areas under more than a foot of ice and snow and turning holiday season travel into a perilous ordeal. The fierce nor'easter arrived so precipitously in the Boston area that meteorologists called it a once-in-50-years event.
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November 19, 1991 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although they face problems most children don't even know about, homeless children are remarkably robust and resilient, a Stanford study has found. Reasonably healthy and surprisingly well-adjusted, they not only attend school fairly regularly but act like "little adults," helping their parents figure out how to pay bills, get food and find places to sleep. But the study also shows that there are limits to this resilience.
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January 31, 1999 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city noted for compassion toward the homeless, the deaths came as an affront. "How could it happen here?" anguished Erik Payne Butler, president of New England's largest homeless program, the Pine Street Inn, after six homeless people froze to death in the space of a few uncommonly mild weeks. The deaths in November and December of five men and a woman served as a reminder that here and across the country, the homeless population is both increasing and changing. The mayor's annual Dec.
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