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April 11, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They couldn't miss the television cameras outside the courtroom that morning when they walked down the hall. By noon, they knew who those cameras were for. "Mr. Buckey," the judge said, "will you stand, sir, and face the potential jurors?" The second trial of Ray Buckey on eight child molestation counts began Tuesday with jury selection. For six years now, Buckey has been styled publicly as "McMartin child molestation case defendant."
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April 11, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They couldn't miss the television cameras outside the courtroom that morning when they walked down the hall. By noon, they knew who those cameras were for. "Mr. Buckey," the judge said, "will you stand, sir, and face the potential jurors?" The second trial of Ray Buckey on eight child molestation counts began Tuesday with jury selection. For six years now, Buckey has been styled publicly as "McMartin child molestation case defendant."
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July 3, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
The City of South Gate lost its initial bid in court Tuesday to halt the Los Angeles Unified School District's plan to transfer about 250 students who would enter South Gate High School this fall to less crowded Jordan High in Watts.
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December 11, 1992 | MARK PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anaheim high school teacher Peggy Ann Buckey will receive more than $183,000 in back pay, interest and retirement benefits for the time she was on compulsory leave after being charged in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, a Los Angeles judge ruled Thursday. After a sensational trial, Buckey was acquitted of 14 charges of child molestation growing out of allegations leveled against her mother's Manhattan Beach preschool.
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January 11, 1991 | From Associated Press
A judge has refused to grant $223,000 in back pay to Anaheim teacher Peggy Ann Buckey, a former defendant in a child molestation trial that became the nation's longest and costliest criminal proceeding. Her attorney, John J. Wagner, said he would file an appeal. Buckey, a special education teacher at Anaheim High School, was reinstated and rehired in 1989 after a battle with the state Board of Education.
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March 10, 1993 | JILL GOTTESMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warren A. Washington, president of Compton Community College, was fired Tuesday night by trustees who said he "failed to fulfill his obligation to oversee day-to-day operations of the college district." The unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees to dismiss Washington after three years in office came after a recent audit found that hundreds of thousands of federal dollars had been misspent at the college since 1989.
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April 10, 1990 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With hundreds of prospective jurors, the prosecutors and the defendant himself ready to start the second trial of McMartin Pre-School defendant Ray Buckey, proceedings were postponed Monday when a recurring back ailment kept the defense attorney out of the courtroom. Jury selection was to have begun on eight remaining child molestation counts against Buckey, who was acquitted three months ago of most of the charges against him.
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January 27, 1987 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
A former defendant in the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, Peggy Ann Buckey, has been denied a teaching credential by the state's licensing agency despite the dropping of all criminal charges against her, The Times learned Monday. The credentials committee of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing found "probable cause" to deny Buckey's request for reinstatement, based on molestation allegations by six former McMartin pupils and opposition by the Anaheim Union High School District.
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July 6, 1989 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
In an action that state and Los Angeles education officials called highly unusual, a one-time Burbank school board candidate who has been battling school authorities over whether his son can legally attend a Burbank school has been ordered by a judge to reimburse the school district for educating the boy. Superior Court Judge Thomas C. Murphy has ruled that S.
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January 27, 1985 | RALPH CIPRIANO, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to prevent 250 freshmen from being bused to a school in Watts starting in September, the City Council has hired a lawyer to research several strategies to fight the proposal, including a possible lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District and a lengthy legal process to create an independent citywide school district. The City Council voted 4 to 0 at a special meeting Wednesday night to spend up to $6,000 to hire John J.
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April 28, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weeks before a wrecking crew arrives to bulldoze the infamous McMartin Pre-School into history, a group of parents is digging frantically for a tunnel and secret room where they believe their children were molested. No matter that earlier investigators found no evidence of subterranean chambers and that no children testified to their existence at the three-year trial of former teacher Ray Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey.
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