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July 28, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
At first, police feared a sniper was loose. It was March 6 and, up on Hideaway Hill, 7-year-old Jessica Ann Carr had been shot once in the back as she and a friend rode a yellow snowmobile. Terrified neighbors screamed for other children to come inside, then cried and prayed as ambulance workers tried in vain to save the little girl. That night, police officers found a suspect with a bloody, crescent-shaped gash on his forehead.
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March 25, 2009 | Josh Drobnyk
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) on Tuesday dealt a major setback to organized labor's top legislative priority, announcing that he opposes a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize. That leaves the measure without a crucial Republican swing vote. In a speech on the Senate floor, Specter said the dismal economy makes it "a particularly bad time" to enact the Employee Free Choice Act -- the so-called card check law -- but that he might reconsider "when the economy returns to normalcy."
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August 19, 1990 | GEORGE ESPER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cameron Kocher dreams of death and dinosaurs. In one dream, an old man dies, only to rise from his grave the next day to buy ice cream for Cameron. In another, two dinosaurs fight in a courtroom--a judge dinosaur in a tuxedo, and a lawyer dinosaur. If these dreams are somehow jarring, there is a reason. Cameron Kocher does not lead a normal life; he is charged with killing a 7-year-old girl. Cameron Kocher is 11 years old. Cameron was six weeks shy of his 10th birthday on March 6, 1989.
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June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
She kept saying "no." She said it when Robert Berkowitz locked his college dorm room. She said it when he pushed her on the bed and removed her underwear. She did not try to escape. She did not try to fight. He did not use force. Under Pennsylvania law, Berkowitz did not commit rape, the all-male state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued at the end of last week but not publicized until Thursday.
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March 13, 1994 | NICK JESDANUN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Concerned about guns? Take heart: This town's law says you must own one. Some townsfolk believe it's time to get rid of the 12-year-old mandatory-gun ordinance. "We're not a bunch of gun-toting rednecks," said Councilman Leon Rudy, who is seeking to repeal the law. "I'm tired of being known as the town with the unusual gun ordinance." Although the law was never meant to be strictly enforced, opponents say it gives this south-central Pennsylvania town of 400 a bad image.
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June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
She kept saying "no." She said it when Robert Berkowitz locked his college dorm room. She said it when he pushed her on the bed and removed her underwear. She did not try to escape. She did not try to fight. He did not use force. Under Pennsylvania law, Berkowitz did not commit rape, the all-male state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued at the end of last week but not publicized until Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991 | GERALD F. UELMEN, Gerald F. Uelmen is dean of the school of law at Santa Clara University
Karl S. Chambers of York, Pa., was convicted of beating an elderly woman to death with an ax handle because she refused to hand over her wallet. The final words of the deputy district attorney to the jury deciding his fate were: "Karl Chambers has taken a life. As the Bible says, 'and the murderer shall be put to death.' " Defense counsel objected. The trial judge sustained the objection and told the jury to ignore the biblical exhortation.
NATIONAL
March 25, 2009 | Josh Drobnyk
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) on Tuesday dealt a major setback to organized labor's top legislative priority, announcing that he opposes a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize. That leaves the measure without a crucial Republican swing vote. In a speech on the Senate floor, Specter said the dismal economy makes it "a particularly bad time" to enact the Employee Free Choice Act -- the so-called card check law -- but that he might reconsider "when the economy returns to normalcy."
BUSINESS
April 12, 1998
Q: Although my company operates around the clock, I was originally hired two years ago to work the day shift. Now the night crew wants to be transferred to days, and I am concerned that I may be switched to a night shift. Is it legal for my employer to force me to work the night shift when my offer letter did not mention a night shift? What steps can I take to remain on the day shift? --B.G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991
Last year, about 4,000 Utah women who discovered they were pregnant didn't want to be. Last year, those 4,000 women were able to get a legal abortion in Utah. In three months, however, all but a few Utah women will have no choice but to continue a pregnancy that they didn't plan and to bear a child they don't want. That's because Utah has joined a growing number of states doggedly trying to stamp out virtually all elective abortions. Last week Gov. Norman H.
NEWS
March 13, 1994 | NICK JESDANUN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Concerned about guns? Take heart: This town's law says you must own one. Some townsfolk believe it's time to get rid of the 12-year-old mandatory-gun ordinance. "We're not a bunch of gun-toting rednecks," said Councilman Leon Rudy, who is seeking to repeal the law. "I'm tired of being known as the town with the unusual gun ordinance." Although the law was never meant to be strictly enforced, opponents say it gives this south-central Pennsylvania town of 400 a bad image.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991 | GERALD F. UELMEN, Gerald F. Uelmen is dean of the school of law at Santa Clara University
Karl S. Chambers of York, Pa., was convicted of beating an elderly woman to death with an ax handle because she refused to hand over her wallet. The final words of the deputy district attorney to the jury deciding his fate were: "Karl Chambers has taken a life. As the Bible says, 'and the murderer shall be put to death.' " Defense counsel objected. The trial judge sustained the objection and told the jury to ignore the biblical exhortation.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | GEORGE ESPER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cameron Kocher dreams of death and dinosaurs. In one dream, an old man dies, only to rise from his grave the next day to buy ice cream for Cameron. In another, two dinosaurs fight in a courtroom--a judge dinosaur in a tuxedo, and a lawyer dinosaur. If these dreams are somehow jarring, there is a reason. Cameron Kocher does not lead a normal life; he is charged with killing a 7-year-old girl. Cameron Kocher is 11 years old. Cameron was six weeks shy of his 10th birthday on March 6, 1989.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
At first, police feared a sniper was loose. It was March 6 and, up on Hideaway Hill, 7-year-old Jessica Ann Carr had been shot once in the back as she and a friend rode a yellow snowmobile. Terrified neighbors screamed for other children to come inside, then cried and prayed as ambulance workers tried in vain to save the little girl. That night, police officers found a suspect with a bloody, crescent-shaped gash on his forehead.
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By Michael McGough
The Republican candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Missouri is rightly being excoriated for his suggestion that a "legitimate rape" seldom results in pregnancy because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. " This pseduo-scientific theory, which I remember from debates about abortion laws in Pennsylvania, has amazing staying power among abortion foes. But in endorsing it in what he later called "off-the-cuff remarks," Rep. Todd Akin committed a major gaffe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1990 | RAY CONNORS, Ray Connors is a free-lance writer in Laguna Niguel
Teen-agers are killing themselves by droves in car crashes. Yet, despite the pessimistic statistics, there may be hope that the death rates will decrease. New Zealand, as an example, has reduced its teen-age accidents rate by 85%-- an astounding reduction. Several states in this country have drastically lowered the numbers of young people killed or injured by adopting some of the innovations effected by the New Zealanders.
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