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July 27, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
The prime suspect in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., authorities said. Since his arrest Tuesday, John Steven Burgess, a convicted sex offender, has stonewalled Orange County sheriff's homicide detectives who flew there to interview him. Authorities are no closer to finding Donna Haghighat Jou or tying Burgess to her disappearance than they were before his capture, authorities say.
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May 19, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
Just before he was sentenced for dumping the body of an Orange County woman in the ocean following a night of heavy drug use, John Steven Burgess swore to the victim's family that he didn't intentionally harm the college honor student. "She overdosed," Burgess said in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. "I panicked and I made a really, really regretful, stupid decision that I wish I could take back."
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April 12, 1987
Berkeley attorney John Burgess, 52, who was ordered to cease practicing law three weeks ago, "basically admits culpability" on charges that he stole $947,000 from a Florida client, his attorney said. He would not say, however, whether Burgess intends to plead guilty to all the charges against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
It was nearly two years ago that 19-year-old Donna Jou left home with a man she met on the Internet and then disappeared. For almost two years, her parents believed that John Steven Burgess knew what had happened to their daughter but refused to tell them. On Thursday, Jou's parents finally got answers to questions that have haunted them. Burgess, a convicted sex offender, had pleaded guilty earlier this week to involuntary manslaughter and to concealing Jou's body.
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March 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A man who changed his name to Coke-Is-It because his old one was frequently mispronounced has reached an agreement with the Coca-Cola Co., which holds a trademark on the advertising slogan, the company said today. Frederick Koch, 54, of West Brattleboro, Vt., changed his name legally to Coke-Is-It in November, saying he was tired of hearing people pronounce his name as "Kotch" or "Cook." Coca-Cola filed an appeal in Windham (Vt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Rt. Rev. John Melville Burgess, 94, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the first African American to preside as bishop over an Episcopal diocese in the United States, died Sunday in Vineyard Haven, Mass. The cause of death was not announced. As bishop, Burgess was known for his inclusive agenda, working to bring racial minorities and the disadvantaged into the church. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A convicted sex offender named as a suspect in the disappearance of an Orange County college student was carrying a fake ID and Social Security card when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing several DVDs from a Florida video store, authorities said Wednesday. John Steven Burgess, arrested Sept. 20 at a Blockbuster store in Jacksonville, Fla., conceded using a razor blade to remove the movie discs from a box before sliding them into his pocket, according to the police report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
It was nearly two years ago that 19-year-old Donna Jou left home with a man she met on the Internet and then disappeared. For almost two years, her parents believed that John Steven Burgess knew what had happened to their daughter but refused to tell them. On Thursday, Jou's parents finally got answers to questions that have haunted them. Burgess, a convicted sex offender, had pleaded guilty earlier this week to involuntary manslaughter and to concealing Jou's body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
Just before he was sentenced for dumping the body of an Orange County woman in the ocean following a night of heavy drug use, John Steven Burgess swore to the victim's family that he didn't intentionally harm the college honor student. "She overdosed," Burgess said in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. "I panicked and I made a really, really regretful, stupid decision that I wish I could take back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Considered a flight risk after being caught in Florida carrying fake IDs, a convicted sex offender named as a suspect in the disappearance of a college student from Orange County was to be brought back to Los Angeles on Friday by bail agents who revoked his bond. John Steven Burgess was scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday and be booked at an L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
For nearly two years, friends and family of 19-year-old Donna Jou fought desperately to find out what happened to the college biology student, pleading with the man authorities suspected held the answers to her disappearance. They started a website. They went on television. They stood in front of the man's home, demanding answers. On Wednesday, some of those answers surfaced when John Steven Burgess, a convicted sex offender who met the Rancho Santa Margarita woman through craigslist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Andrew Blankstein
Nearly two years ago, 19-year-old Donna Jou dreamed of attending medical school, becoming a neurosurgeon and one day caring for her father in his old age. But on Tuesday, Reza Jou sat in a downtown courtroom while prosecutors accused a Los Angeles man of giving his daughter a lethal dose of drugs and then dumping the college student's body in the Pacific Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Considered a flight risk after being caught in Florida carrying fake IDs, a convicted sex offender named as a suspect in the disappearance of a college student from Orange County was to be brought back to Los Angeles on Friday by bail agents who revoked his bond. John Steven Burgess was scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport late Friday and be booked at an L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A convicted sex offender named as a suspect in the disappearance of an Orange County college student was carrying a fake ID and Social Security card when he was arrested on suspicion of stealing several DVDs from a Florida video store, authorities said Wednesday. John Steven Burgess, arrested Sept. 20 at a Blockbuster store in Jacksonville, Fla., conceded using a razor blade to remove the movie discs from a box before sliding them into his pocket, according to the police report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
The prime suspect in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in Jacksonville, Fla., authorities said. Since his arrest Tuesday, John Steven Burgess, a convicted sex offender, has stonewalled Orange County sheriff's homicide detectives who flew there to interview him. Authorities are no closer to finding Donna Haghighat Jou or tying Burgess to her disappearance than they were before his capture, authorities say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Rt. Rev. John Melville Burgess, 94, retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the first African American to preside as bishop over an Episcopal diocese in the United States, died Sunday in Vineyard Haven, Mass. The cause of death was not announced. As bishop, Burgess was known for his inclusive agenda, working to bring racial minorities and the disadvantaged into the church. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
For nearly two years, friends and family of 19-year-old Donna Jou fought desperately to find out what happened to the college biology student, pleading with the man authorities suspected held the answers to her disappearance. They started a website. They went on television. They stood in front of the man's home, demanding answers. On Wednesday, some of those answers surfaced when John Steven Burgess, a convicted sex offender who met the Rancho Santa Margarita woman through craigslist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz and Andrew Blankstein
Nearly two years ago, 19-year-old Donna Jou dreamed of attending medical school, becoming a neurosurgeon and one day caring for her father in his old age. But on Tuesday, Reza Jou sat in a downtown courtroom while prosecutors accused a Los Angeles man of giving his daughter a lethal dose of drugs and then dumping the college student's body in the Pacific Ocean.
NEWS
April 12, 1987
Berkeley attorney John Burgess, 52, who was ordered to cease practicing law three weeks ago, "basically admits culpability" on charges that he stole $947,000 from a Florida client, his attorney said. He would not say, however, whether Burgess intends to plead guilty to all the charges against him.
NEWS
March 14, 1985 | Associated Press
A man who changed his name to Coke-Is-It because his old one was frequently mispronounced has reached an agreement with the Coca-Cola Co., which holds a trademark on the advertising slogan, the company said today. Frederick Koch, 54, of West Brattleboro, Vt., changed his name legally to Coke-Is-It in November, saying he was tired of hearing people pronounce his name as "Kotch" or "Cook." Coca-Cola filed an appeal in Windham (Vt.
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