CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2001 |
A former toxicologist at the county medical examiner's office was arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering her husband, after tests showed a potentially lethal drug in his system of the kind reported missing from the office, officials said. Gregory DeVillers, 27, an employee at a biotechnology firm in San Diego, was found dead last November in the apartment he shared with his wife, Kristin Rossum, 24, at UC San Diego.
September 20, 2000 |
MP3.com Inc.'s legal troubles continued to mount Tuesday, as San Diego class-action specialist Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach filed a class-action suit against the controversial online music firm, its chief executive and members of its board of directors. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Diego, alleges that the company made "false and misleading" statements between Jan. 13 and Sept. 7 regarding its sales and growth of its Internet services. On Sept. 7, U.S. District Judge Jed S.
July 23, 1986 |
Behind singles victories by Martina Navratilova and Zina Garrison, the United States Federation Cup team defeated China, 3-0, Tuesday to advance to the second round of the national-team, single-elimination tournament that is the women's equivalent of the Davis Cup. Navratilova blew away China's Li Xinyi, 6-1, 6-0, in front of an overflow crowd at Stvanice stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Garrison played in place of Chris Evert Lloyd, who had a flare-up of tendinitis in her left knee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 |
The father of a San Diego County toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband defended his daughter Thursday as an academic, a dog lover and an avid reader who had no reason to kill. Ralph Rossum offered a different image of his daughter, Kristin Rossum, from the one prosecutors painted of a drug addict who plotted to poison her husband to keep him from revealing her drug use and an affair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2001 |
A wrongful-death claim has been filed against San Diego County in the case of a former coroner's toxicologist accused of using her expertise to poison her husband and trying to cover up the crime. The claim, filed by the family of the victim, Gregory de Villers, accuses the coroner's office of failing to properly supervise the suspect, Kristin Rossum, and of misdiagnosing de Villers' death as a suicide. Such claims often precede a lawsuit.
June 14, 2000 |
The Recording Industry Assn. of America filed evidence late Monday supporting its motion against Napster Inc., and asked the U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco to shut down the popular online song-swapping service. The trade group, along with the National Music Publishers Assn., also submitted an industry-financed study that claims record sales have plummeted at music stores near college campuses with high-speed Internet connections.
July 29, 1988
Unseeded Marty Davis continued a string of upsets in the Volvo International tennis tournament Thursday by eliminating fifth-seeded Aaron Krickstein, 6-3, 6-4, at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Davis, 2-3 in his career against Krickstein, waited out a four-hour rain delay and came from behind twice. There were four consecutive service breaks in the second set until the ninth game, when Davis held serve and then broke Krickstein to close out the match.
March 20, 1986
Mater Dei High School rallied for six runs in the seventh inning Wednesday to gain a 12-9 Angelus League victory over Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Wednesday. The Monarchs entered the top of the seventh trailing 9-6, but had runners on first and second with two outs. A two-run single by Tony Copeland made it 9-8. Two walks and a passed ball led to the Monarchs' tying and winning runs. John Dworzak then hit a two-run double to provide the Monarchs with a comfortable margin.
August 5, 1988 |
Robert Seguso upset second-seeded Jimmy Connors, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, Thursday night in the third round of the U.S. Men's Hardcourt Tennis Championships at Indianapolis. Third-seeded Brad Gilbert, sixth-seeded Aaron Krickstein and eighth-seeded Peter Lundgren also were eliminated. However, top-seeded Boris Becker breezed to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Rick Leach, and John McEnroe, seeded fourth, defeated 11th-seeded John Frawley, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3, after a struggle.
May 21, 2001 |
Three years after emerging as a cyber rebel ready to upend the record industry's corporate establishment, online music firm MP3.com Inc. said Sunday it has agreed to be purchased by Vivendi Universal, the world's largest music conglomerate, for $372 million. The deal would end the independent existence of the San Diego-based start-up, which has been handicapped by a series of lawsuits filed against it by record labels--including Vivendi's Universal Music Group, which won a $53-million judgment.