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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Attorneys want Superior Court Judge Diana R. Hall transferred from Family Court, saying her recent domestic abuse trial could taint her judgment. Lawyers in the last week filed a dozen peremptory challenges to automatically disqualify Hall from hearing their cases. The attorneys said there were concerns that the judge might not rule properly in cases that involved domestic disputes and alcohol, which represent about 80% of their caseload. Hall was assigned to Family Court after her Sept.
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WORLD
June 14, 2003 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
The CIA has reassigned two senior officials who oversaw its analysis on Iraq and the deposed regime's alleged banned weapons, a move that a CIA spokesman said was routine but that others portrayed as an "exile." The officials served in senior positions in which they were deeply involved in assembling and assessing the intelligence on Iraq's alleged stocks of chemical and biological arms. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
A Yucca Valley priest who resigned last year amid revelations that he strip-searched a group of seventh- and eighth-grade boys in Indianapolis a decade ago has been reassigned to a retreat in the hills of Riverside, the Diocese of San Bernardino announced Friday. Father Ponciano Ramos will perform administrative duties at the Divine Word Retreat Center, which hosts teen retreats and also serves as a home for retired priests. Bishop Gerald R. Barnes approved the assignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2003 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
A prosecutor who was reassigned to a job she did not want after clashing with her bosses over an investigation of a major developer filed papers Friday to overturn the transfer. Deputy Dist. Atty. Diana Callaghan asked the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission to reverse her transfer to the central complaints office, contending that the move was in retaliation for her investigation of the Newhall Land & Farming Co. The commission has the power to void the reassignment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2002 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents and students Monday afternoon angrily protested the transfer of the assistant principal who had run Hamilton High School's Academy of Music. About 200 people, some toting instruments and others waving picket signs, rallied in support of the music magnet's administrator, Jeff Kaufman, outside the Westside school's concert hall. Kaufman was reassigned to an assistant principal's position at Emerson Middle School in Westwood.
NATIONAL
August 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
When America's Roman Catholic bishops decided that any priest guilty of molesting a youth should be ousted from active ministry, they left a major loose end hanging: what to do with those priests. During the June meeting in Dallas at which they approved a toughened clerical sexual abuse policy, bishops remarked that erring priests could be assigned to live in special "houses of confinement," or monasteries. However, those ideas are problematic.
NATIONAL
May 31, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As recently as 1998, Cardinal Bernard Law assigned a priest accused of pedophilia to work as a hospital chaplain, new documents from the sex scandal roiling the Roman Catholic Church show. Ronald H. Paquin, 59, who was stripped of his rights as a priest in 2000, is the third cleric this year whose history as a child abuser was described in Boston archdiocese personnel records. Paquin, like Father Paul Shanley and former priest John J.
NEWS
August 20, 2000 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apprehensions at two highly traveled Border Patrol checkpoints in Southern California have plunged so drastically that some question whether hundreds of agents stationed there--and the stations themselves--are even necessary. The checkpoints--in San Clemente and Temecula--have for years angered motorists, many of whom have to wait as long as 45 minutes to pass through each day.
NEWS
July 26, 2000 | From Reuters
The Army general who was commander of Ft. Campbell, Ky., when a homosexual soldier was murdered there last year is being reassigned from his new Pentagon job to a base in Texas at his request for family medical reasons, the Army said Tuesday. The Army said Maj. Gen. Robert Clark had given up his post as vice director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to become deputy commander of the 5th Army at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio "for compassionate family requirements."
NEWS
June 5, 2000 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a law enforcement truism. Any time you get two cops together over a cigarette you're going to hear complaints about the honchos who run things downtown. But the exchange on a recent afternoon carried more than the standard bitterness when a plug of a Fresno cop asked senior U.S. Border Patrol Agent John Crockford how many illegal immigrant lawbreakers he takes off the streets every month. Crockford, a white-haired man of 48, guessed it was between 70 and 80. "What do we do when you're gone?"
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