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May 31, 2007 |
On a warm May weekend in this Central Valley town, the irony was as thick as melting fudge. As usual, the annual Chocolate Festival was drawing hordes of fun-seekers. However, they were streaming in by the thousands just two weeks after Hershey Co. -- Oakdale's biggest employer and the nation's biggest candy company -- announced its plan to close its sprawling plant, eliminate all 575 jobs and open a new factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
November 3, 1990 |
Antelope Valley 43, Burroughs (Ridgecrest) 6--Junior tailback Freddy Edwards rushed for 245 yards in 19 carries and scored four touchdowns to carry Antelope Valley (27, 1-3) The game was called with 3:35 left when John Wood of Burroughs suffered a neck injury and was taken to the hospital. The extent of the injury was unknown. Edwards scored on runs of 84, 73 and 31 yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Dow.
October 5, 2007 |
A man whose amputated, embalmed leg was sold at an auction will get the limb back despite objections from the buyer, who wanted to include it in a macabre, money-making Halloween display, police said Thursday. The dispute over the leg John Wood lost in an airplane crash three years ago was resolved when police decided the buyer, Shannon Whisnant, had given up ownership by initially calling authorities and asking them to take it away.
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January 7, 1988
The owner of Pasadena's historic Blacker House, who caused a national stir in 1985 when he stripped the famed Craftsman-style home of its light fixtures, now wants to replace the stained-glass front doors and nine windows with replicas. The request by Texas rancher Barton English was rejected this week by the city's Cultural Heritage Commission.
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August 3, 1989
A 15-year-old Seattle youth called Garden Grove police from a telephone booth Wednesday evening to surrender as a suspect in the killing of his mother, authorities said. The youth, whose name was being withheld because of his age, left Seattle after the woman was found dead on July 28, Garden Grove Police Lt. John Wood said. Seattle police detectives had notified Garden Grove police that the youth might be in the area, Woods said. According to Woods, the youth called about 8:15 p.m.
September 24, 1986 |
The European Space Agency has committed $400 million to a mission to land a space probe on a comet and bring back as much as 30 pounds of its nucleus to Earth, a scientist said today. "We're not just talking about a hypothetical mission. It's going to fly," said John Wood of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. The launch could happen as early as 1995, he said, but probably will be at least several years after that.
July 12, 1998
Brad Gennaro hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Vigilantes to their fourth consecutive victory, defeating Pacific, 6-5, Saturday night at Saddleback College in front of an announced crowd of 2,235. It was the final game of the first half for the Vigilantes, who beat Pacific (12-32) for the seventh time this season. Before the game, the Suns fired Manager Jim Derrington.
April 29, 1992
William Clifford (Billy) Breen, 66, the longtime undercover FBI operative who helped solve the 1979 assassination of U.S. District Judge John Wood. Breen outlined his career in his biography released this year, "The Insider: The FBI's Undercover 'Wiseguy' Goes Public." During his career as a police officer, con man and then undercover operative, Breen helped implicate mobsters, drug dealers, bookmakers and major organized crime figures in 39 states.