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August 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.
April 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Jackman was accosted by a razor-toting Bakersfield woman Saturday morning at a New York City gym. The woman, 47-year-old Katherine Thurston, reportedly ran into Jackman outside his gym and said, "We're going to get married, right?" before making her way inside, shouting that she loved him and taking an electric razor out of a bag, according to the New York Post . After losing hold of the razor and being told to leave, she fled and was arrested several blocks away. She was then charged with stalking, police told CNN . The razor reportedly fell out of her hands after a trainer from the gym stepped between Thurston and Jackman.
July 20, 2008 | Jason Felch and Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writers
ABOUT THIS SERIES This is the second in a series of occasional articles that will examine how DNA evidence is transforming criminal justice. -- State crime lab analyst Kathryn Troyer was running tests on Arizona's DNA database when she stumbled across two felons with remarkably similar genetic profiles. The men matched at nine of the 13 locations on chromosomes, or loci, commonly used to distinguish people.
July 26, 2002 | From Reuters
The city of Denver's cable channel unveiled a new program featuring the mug shots of men convicted of soliciting prostitutes. "Johns-TV," part of a crackdown on prostitution, debuted with 11 men. "If you choose to risk catching a sexually transmitted disease, you now also choose to take the risk of having your picture appear on TV for the whole world to see," said Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.
May 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Matthew Perry is opening up about his struggle with addiction while playing sarcastic goofball Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom "Friends" and how he's now working to assist men with similar battles. Now that he's sober, the actor has focused his energy on helping people who can commiserate. He teamed up with addiction specialist Earl Hightower to open Perry House, a revamped version of his former Malibu mansion that now serves as a sober living home for one-time addicts to transition from rehab back to real life.
November 22, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY, Times Staff Writer
It would be the last hit Penn State's defense would make for 40 days and 40 nights, until the Florida Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day, so senior linebacker Trey Bauer wanted it to be a good one. He hoped somebody would put a hit on a Notre Dame player, not only to save the game, but to get back at a Notre Dame coach who, Bauer said, hit him. And so, the Nittany Lion linemen and linebackers lined up. The defensive backs bore down.
September 13, 2006 | From Reuters
New York has signed a $500-million contract with Northrop Grumman Corp. to build a high-speed wireless data network for emergency services. The Citywide Mobile Wireless Network would give police and firefighters responding to emergency situations high-speed data access to share information such as federal and state anti-terrorism databases, fingerprints, mug shots, maps and video, the statement said.
March 2, 1986
Calendar is to be commended for showing the mug shots of those responsible for today's movie gore. From the writer, Eric Red (who instead of getting the help he obviously needs is writing movies), down the list to the HBO exec Donna Dubrow, who describes "The Hitcher" as "wonderful." We turned in our HBO box last week without actually being able to put our finger on the reason, except that we were bored with their fare. Now, reading your article, the reason is clear. VIRGINIA WATKINS San Juan Capistrano
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