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May 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
Hours after Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people at Columbine High School, authorities obtained search warrants for their homes using year-old evidence. Sheriff's officials had said in 1998 that there wasn't enough evidence of a crime to pursue reports that Harris and Klebold were threatening others and making bombs.
August 29, 1989
A Navy man was killed early Monday when his car slammed into a runaway boat trailer on an Interstate 805 on-ramp, according to a California Highway Patrol officer. Rex L. Dunning, 23, of San Diego, died at 1:50 a.m. when his car collided with the trailer, which had come off another vehicle taking the ramp minutes earlier, said CHP Officer Judy Brown. Dunning was on the connector ramp from California 94 westbound to I-805 north when he crashed into the boat at 55 m.p.h., Brown said.
November 25, 1989
Before seeing "Steel Magnolias" recently, we had little idea what it was about, except that it involved a diabetic. As a family in which diabetes and its effects are well known, we found the movie medically unrealistic: --Kidney transplant patients do not inevitably have to die because a transplanted kidney fails. Thousands have been saved by dialysis or a second transplant. --An insulin reaction does not usually disappear in a few seconds after the victim sips orange juice; often it takes hours for him or her to return to normal.
June 21, 1990
Councilman Dominic S. Polimeni has agreed to work with merchants on a compromise to his proposed anti-smoking ordinance. Polimeni had suggested that smoking be banned in restaurants with 40 or fewer seats. He recommended that larger dining establishments set aside half of their seating for nonsmokers. In addition, he suggested an outright ban on smoking in public places and city-owned vehicles. But Polimeni's proposal drew criticism at Tuesday's council meeting.
November 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
O.J. Simpson said Friday that he wouldn't object to sharing custody of his children with their maternal grandparents "as long as I have physical custody." Such an arrangement would not change the family situation that now exists, Simpson told Associated Press in a telephone interview. Simpson said his daughter, Sydney, 13, and his son, Justin, 10, already spend time with their grandparents, Juditha and Lou Brown, who live in Dana Point.
May 24, 1997
Hoping to launch its historic Mission District as an entertainment and dining center, San Gabriel officials tonight will inaugurate a weekly family festival. The festival will feature a farmer's market, crafts, food and rides for children, showcasing several eateries that have opened since the city refurbished the area three years ago. The weekly events are free and run 5 to 9 p.m.
March 11, 1990
Nancy Ray's article (Feb. 26) on the growth debate in Valley Center deserves comment. The headline stating that "Newcomers Foil Plans to Fill Town's Core With High-Density Housing" is patently untrue. The statement that "slow-growth newcomers, who now make up a voting majority" implies that old-time residents support development. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a 15-year resident, I feel I can speak for the many people I know who have lived here for many years and feel the same way I do. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who supports development in Valley Center except those who stand to profit by it. The rest of us longtime residents will pay the price as our quality of life deteriorates.
July 11, 1985 | Associated Press
Olympic gold medalist Joaquim Cruz of Brazil, in his first European race of the year, won the 800 meters at Wednesday's international track and field meet. Cruz won the tight race in 1 minute 45.41 seconds, beating Peter Braun of West Germany by 32-hundredths of a second and Eugene Sanders of the United States by 58-hundredths. Joseph Mahmoud of France, although saying before the event that he was shooting for a world record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, settled for second place, 1.
June 11, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
A lot of mothers worry about their daughters and have reservations about the men their daughters date, but Cathy Bellmore, 46, a divorced, self-employed telemarketer from Minneapolis, is losing sleep more than most. Hers is living with O.J. Simpson. "I am deeply concerned about my daughter's welfare," Bellmore said in a Los Angeles attorney's office Thursday, well aware that Saturday will be the fifth anniversary of the notorious murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.
Judy Brown is one of a handful of stand-up comedy teachers in L.A. who believes anybody can be funny. A former comedy critic for L.A. Weekly, she recently wrote "Joke Soup" (Andrews McMeel, 1998), a collection of jokes from contemporary comedians that is now in its second printing. She also teaches an eight-session joke-writing workshop, which she began in 1991 through UCLA Extension but which is now independent. At a recent signing at Book Soup in West Hollywood, she shared some of her tips.
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