CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991 |
A jealous teen-ager suspected of a shooting rampage that left his former girlfriend critically wounded and her mother and sister dead took his own life Wednesday night as detectives attempted to arrest him in Venice, police said. Matthew Lee Walker was returning to a 1985 black Mercedes-Benz automobile he had taken from his victims' home in an affluent West Covina neighborhood when undercover officers tried to block the car with their vehicle, West Covina Police Lt. John Schimanski said.
March 17, 1985 |
An American journalist was kidnaped by gunmen in West Beirut on Saturday in the third abduction of a Westerner in just three days. Terry A. Anderson, the chief Middle East correspondent of the Associated Press, was seized in the neighborhood of Ein el Mreisse by three men driving a green Mercedes-Benz automobile. Two British citizens were kidnaped in the capital's predominantly Muslim western sector Thursday and Friday. No group has claimed responsibility for any of the three abductions.
October 7, 1995 |
Like moths drawn to a flame, the elite of Southern society flock to this tiny sliver of pristine beachfront, building their million-dollar condos as close as structurally possible to the emerald waters that lap the sugary sands. Over the last decade, vacationers from Alabama and Georgia and Tennessee have transformed Destin from a sleepy fishing village into the crown jewel of the Florida Panhandle.
February 23, 1990 |
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 10 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department narcotics officers--including all nine members of an elite team--on charges of stealing more than $1.4 million in seized drug cash and using much of that money to buy homes, luxury cars, jewelry and stocks. The 10 veteran officers were also accused of conspiring to take money from suspected drug dealers during narcotics raids over the last two years.
December 16, 1991 |
In the foothills of Mt. Fuji, just lightly dusted with snow this time of year, are the sprawling grounds of Taisekiji, the ancient temple headquarters of the Buddhist order of Nichiren Shoshu. It's a startling sight. Attached like a misplaced appendage to the 700-year-old temple compound of prayer halls, pagoda and inner gardens is a stadium-sized, white granite structure shaped like a slice of melon.
February 20, 1998 |
A suspected white supremacist who was caught three years ago with deadly bacteria was back in custody Thursday on charges that he and another man possessed anthrax, an even more lethal biological agent, "for use as a weapon." Larry W. Harris, 46, a microbiologist from Ohio, held up a vial at a hotel room here earlier this week and bragged to an associate that it contained enough anthrax to "wipe out the city," federal officials asserted in their criminal complaint.