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September 23, 1990 | Elena Brunet, Brunet, a Times editorial researcher and writer in Orange County, translated "Pubis Angelical," a novel by Manuel Puig (Aventura Books/Random House).
The whim of Fidel Castro, or Cuban prison authorities, achieves the release of Juan Raul Perez at the start of this ambitious work of fiction by Christine Bell, author of "Saint." After 20 years' incarceration, Perez finds himself a free man embarked for the United States on one of the last boats to sail during the Mariel boat lift of 1981. Bald, toothless, underweight, he is not quite the man his wife left behind.
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May 7, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Alana Semuels
CLEVELAND - A girl found in the house where three women were held after they were separately abducted about a decade ago is believed to be the daughter of the one of the victims, police said on Tuesday. The child, described as about 6 years old, is believed to be the daughter of Amanda Berry, the woman whose frantic call to police Monday led to the rescue of three women held for years in a house in Cleveland. Three brothers have been arrested in the case and will be charged, officials said.
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May 7, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Alana Semuels
CLEVELAND - A girl found in the house where three women were held after they were separately abducted about a decade ago is believed to be the daughter of the one of the victims, police said on Tuesday. The child, described as about 6 years old, is believed to be the daughter of Amanda Berry, the woman whose frantic call to police Monday led to the rescue of three women held for years in a house in Cleveland. Three brothers have been arrested in the case and will be charged, officials said.
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July 27, 2003 | Kevin Wack, Associated Press Writer
Thick wads of cash bulge from the work-coarsened hands of men recently arrived in this small outpost near Maine's North Woods. The money represents much of these migrant brush cutters' insubstantial wealth, and now they ponder how much to spend and how much to send home to relatives in Mexico and Honduras. Some stock up on staples like tortillas, chorizo and cheese. Others pore over CDs and cassettes of Latin music.
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July 27, 2003 | Kevin Wack, Associated Press Writer
Thick wads of cash bulge from the work-coarsened hands of men recently arrived in this small outpost near Maine's North Woods. The money represents much of these migrant brush cutters' insubstantial wealth, and now they ponder how much to spend and how much to send home to relatives in Mexico and Honduras. Some stock up on staples like tortillas, chorizo and cheese. Others pore over CDs and cassettes of Latin music.
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April 8, 1986 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
The record seizure of 1,784 pounds of cocaine in Fullerton, Placentia and Anaheim over the weekend is an indication that Orange County has become a visible spot for major distribution of the drug, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Mark H. Bonner, who in 1984 helped dismantle the largest cocaine-trafficking network on the West Coast, said Orange County's coke haul "has the underpinnings of a gigantic case. Where it's moving and shaking is Orange County, obviously."
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December 13, 1986 | Heidi Evans
Two South Americans considered by prosecutors to be the ringleaders in one of the state's largest cocaine seizures were sentenced to state prison Friday. Superior Court Judge James Perez sentenced both Colombian Uldarico Cabuya, 34, and Ecuadorean Juan Perez Sanchez, 29, to 13-year sentences. The maximum sentence for the conviction, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, is 15 years.
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May 27, 1987
Juan Perez, the 11-year-old who was killed by two polar bears at the Prospect Park Zoo, was buried after a funeral Mass near his Brooklyn home. The owner of a Brooklyn funeral home said he has agreed to assume all the funeral expenses at the request of the government of Puerto Rico, which has spearheaded a drive to help the family. Perez was killed after he and two friends entered the zoo after it was closed and went into an enclosure housing the bears.
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September 8, 1986
Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan dismissed charges against three of seven South Americans arrested in California's largest cocaine seizure case and ordered four others to return to court Oct. 3. He said there was not sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for Florinda Suarez Prada, 25, and Onelia Rita Arboleda, 24, both of whom are from Colombia. He also approved a prosecutor's motion to dismiss charges against Fabio Ardila Dimate, 41, of Ecuador.
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April 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Diego Maradona was charged with possession and distribution of drugs and released from jail in Buenos Aires on $20,000 bond. Maradona was forbidden to leave Argentina pending trial. The soccer star was arrested Friday with two companions and accused of "distributing drugs free of charge and drug possession." Maradona's two companions, Juan Perez and Ricardo Ayala, were released on $1,500 bail.
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September 23, 1990 | Elena Brunet, Brunet, a Times editorial researcher and writer in Orange County, translated "Pubis Angelical," a novel by Manuel Puig (Aventura Books/Random House).
The whim of Fidel Castro, or Cuban prison authorities, achieves the release of Juan Raul Perez at the start of this ambitious work of fiction by Christine Bell, author of "Saint." After 20 years' incarceration, Perez finds himself a free man embarked for the United States on one of the last boats to sail during the Mariel boat lift of 1981. Bald, toothless, underweight, he is not quite the man his wife left behind.
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September 9, 1990
An 11-year-old Torrance boy standing in a driveway was killed early Friday evening in a drive-by shooting, and the suspected target of the attack was wounded, law enforcement officials said Saturday. Jose Gonzales was shot once in the chest by one of four men who drove by in a stolen black Mustang convertible, Sheriff's Information Bureau Officer Chris Wahla said.
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August 18, 1991
A traffic engineering report has suggested that 30 m.p.h. speed limit signs along Lorain Road, south of Huntington Drive, be replaced with larger ones to help slow traffic. The report by Transtech Transportation of Walnut determined that the 1,600 vehicles per day using that stretch of Lorain were mostly residents and not "bypass traffic" trying to avoid Huntington.
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