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October 30, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last July 27 was one of the darkest days of Larry Minor's life. The FBI swarmed over the cattle feedlot at his multimillion-dollar Agri-Empire Co. in San Jacinto, searching for containers of toxic chemicals they claimed were buried there. For 30 days they dug and scratched, apparently turning up nothing more sinister than a couple of empty coffee cans. But the damage to Minor was done when TV and newspapers splashed the start of the search in headlines.
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October 30, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last July 27 was one of the darkest days of Larry Minor's life. The FBI swarmed over the cattle feedlot at his multimillion-dollar Agri-Empire Co. in San Jacinto, searching for containers of toxic chemicals they claimed were buried there. For 30 days they dug and scratched, apparently turning up nothing more sinister than a couple of empty coffee cans. But the damage to Minor was done when TV and newspapers splashed the start of the search in headlines.
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January 31, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shirley Muldowney had a new dragster on order from Al Swindahl, but no sponsor to pay the bills as the 1990 National Hot Rod Assn. season approached. It appeared that her season might end with the Winternationals, the opening event this weekend at Pomona Fairplex.
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July 28, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Highway Patrol officers and FBI agents early Monday raided an Inland Empire farming operation--one of California's largest agricultural corporations--seeking evidence that significant amounts of toxic materials had been buried beneath its fields. Investigators said they have received information indicating that as many as 6,000 to 7,000 used five-gallon containers of fungicides, pesticides and herbicides may have been buried on property owned by the Agri-Empire Corp.
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July 28, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Highway Patrol officers and FBI agents early Monday raided an Inland Empire farming operation--one of California's largest agricultural corporations--seeking evidence that significant amounts of toxic materials had been buried beneath its fields. Investigators said they have received information indicating that as many as 6,000 to 7,000 used five-gallon containers of fungicides, pesticides and herbicides may have been buried on property owned by the Agri-Empire Corp.
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July 28, 1992 | DONNA K.H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Agri-Empire, the San Jacinto-based farming operation raided Monday in a toxic chemicals investigation, is the state's largest potato grower and a family business with a reputation for quality. With an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 acres throughout Southern California planted in potatoes, the Minor family's operations supply potatoes year-round, largely for fresh market sale in the United Sates, Mexico and Canada.
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October 27, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in the history of drag racing, all three Winston World champions--Don Garlits of Ocala, Fla., in top fuel, Kenny Bernstein of Newport Beach in funny car and Bob Glidden of Whiteland, Ind., in pro stock--retained their championships this season. Bernstein clinched his crown two weeks ago in Phoenix, but he put the capper on the season Sunday with a come-from-behind victory over Billy Meyer in the World Finals at the L.A.
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August 1, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hazardous materials teams combing a 100-acre cattle feedlot outside of San Jacinto began unearthing dozens of metal and plastic containers Friday, suggesting that a large amount of toxic waste could be buried at the site, according to sources close to the investigation. "They're bringing all kinds of stuff out," said one official, who asked not to be identified. "They're very concerned about contamination." A spokesman for Agri-Empire Corp.
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October 29, 1993 | SHAV GLICK
Pro stock champion Warren Johnson of Duluth, Ga., and former funny-car champion Cruz Pedregon of Moorpark found the weather and track conditions at the Pomona Raceway to their liking Thursday and set track and event records in qualifying for their events. Pedregon, who won the NHRA title last year only to lose it to Force this season, drove Larry Minor's Olds Cutlass to an elapsed-time record of 5.079 seconds. That broke the record of 5.108 Pedregon set last year. Johnson ran 194.30 m.p.h.
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March 21, 1987
Larry Minor, 46, a part-time driver from San Jacinto, Calif., recorded the best elapsed time in drag racing history Friday during qualifying for Sunday's National Hot Rod Assn. Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. Minor drove his top fuel dragster down the quarter-mile track in 5.247 seconds, hitting 262.08 m.p.h. The previous best was a 5.261-second run by Darrell Gwynn. Minor, owner of a three-car team, has competed in selected events since 1983. He must run within 99% of the 5.
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July 28, 1992 | DONNA K.H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Agri-Empire, the San Jacinto-based farming operation raided Monday in a toxic chemicals investigation, is the state's largest potato grower and a family business with a reputation for quality. With an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 acres throughout Southern California planted in potatoes, the Minor family's operations supply potatoes year-round, largely for fresh market sale in the United Sates, Mexico and Canada.
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January 31, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shirley Muldowney had a new dragster on order from Al Swindahl, but no sponsor to pay the bills as the 1990 National Hot Rod Assn. season approached. It appeared that her season might end with the Winternationals, the opening event this weekend at Pomona Fairplex.
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October 27, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
For the first time in the history of drag racing, all three Winston World champions--Don Garlits of Ocala, Fla., in top fuel, Kenny Bernstein of Newport Beach in funny car and Bob Glidden of Whiteland, Ind., in pro stock--retained their championships this season. Bernstein clinched his crown two weeks ago in Phoenix, but he put the capper on the season Sunday with a come-from-behind victory over Billy Meyer in the World Finals at the L.A.
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February 2, 1985 | TOM HAMILTON
Bob Glidden of Whiteland, Ind., became the first pro-stock driver in National Hot Rod Assn. drag racing history to break 7.6 seconds in the quarter-mile Friday, the second day of qualifying for the 25th Winternationals at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona. Glidden had an elapsed time of 7.57 seconds in his Ford Thunderbird, hitting 183 m.p.h. on a record-breaking day.
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March 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Darrell Gwynn posted the quickest elapsed time in drag racing history Saturday as qualifying concluded for today's Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Gwynn, 25, of Miami, drove his Top Fuel dragster through the quarter mile in 5.220 seconds, reaching a speed of 271.82 m.p.h. The time bettered the day-old record of 5.247 seconds set by Larry Minor. Gwynn and Budweiser King teammate Kenny Bernstein each finished as No. 1 qualifiers in their divisions for the National Hot Rod Assn.'
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