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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991
The death penalty may be sought for a Spring Valley man, previously convicted of murder in Texas, in a Linda Vista slaying in May, the district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Douglas Hines Jr., 42, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the May 1 murder of Nita Nevarez, 53, who was stabbed repeatedly in her Linda Vista apartment. Special-circumstances allegations have been filed against Hines that allow the prosecution to seek the death penalty if Hines is convicted.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1994
A federal fugitive managed to elude FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers for more than two hours Tuesday. Then they brought in the police dog. And just like that, Eduardo Hernandez was apprehended, in the 45-gallon plastic trash can where he was hiding. "It was amazing," said FBI Special Agent John Hoos. "Within five minutes, he had him." Hernandez, 26, who was wanted on suspicion of murder in Texas, was shot at by at least one FBI agent during the confrontation. He was not hit.
NEWS
February 17, 1992 | PATRICK J. MCDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than three years, Bill Suff answered telephones, sorted mail and assisted customers at John's Service Center on Main Street in this formerly elegant resort town, now frayed at the edges. "He seemed real nice--he used to buy sodas for all the grandkids," said Eric Snyder, grandson of the store's owners. When Suff showed him a book he was writing, though, even the young Snyder was struck by its macabre premise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Andy Griffith was starring on Broadway in the 1959 musical comedy "Destry Rides Again" when he told his agent that he was ready for a new challenge: He wanted his own television series. His chance came in 1960, when Sheldon Leonard, the producer of "The Danny Thomas Show," developed an idea that would exploit the actor's homespun image: Griffith would play Andy Taylor, the sheriff in a series set in a mythical North Carolina town called Mayberry. "The Andy Griffith Show"made its debut that fall with Ronny Howard as the widowed sheriff's young son, Opie, and Frances Bavier as matronly Aunt Bee. The series quickly became one of the decade's most popular shows and made Griffith one of television's most beloved stars.
NATIONAL
May 4, 2010 | Carol J. Williams
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the death sentence of a Caribbean-born woman convicted of murder in Texas, clearing the way for the first execution of a British woman in 55 years. British officials and pro bono lawyers had appealed to the justices to order a new trial for Linda Carty, citing what they said were gross errors by her court-appointed lawyer during the 2001 trial, in which prosecutors said Carty killed her neighbor to steal her newborn son. Paul Lynch, Britain's consul general in Houston, said Carty would have been provided a more effective lawyer and British government support during her trial had Texas authorities informed Carty of her right to consult with British diplomats.
SPORTS
August 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
University of New Mexico basketball player Billy Feeney hanged himself in an apparent suicide early Thursday morning in downtown Albuquerque. The 20-year-old Feeney was found dead at 5:15 a.m. outside an apartment complex, Albuquerque Police Chief Gilbert Gallegos said at a news conference. "The evidence points that he hanged himself," Gallegos said. "We are following up on the premise that it is a suicide." No suicide note was found at the scene, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2012 | By Geoff Boucher, Los Angeles Times
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who literally introduced rock 'n' roll to much of the nation on "American Bandstand" and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year's Eve countdowns, died Wednesday. He was 82. Clark died after suffering a heart attack following an outpatient procedure at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to a statement by his longtime publicist, Paul Shefrin. Clark's health had been in question since a 2004 stroke affected his speech and mobility, but that year's Dec. 31 countdown was the only one he missed since he started the annual rite during the Nixon years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Ethel Winant, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning television producer who made history as the first woman to hold an executive position at a network, has died. She was 81. Winant died Saturday at the West Hills Hospital and Medical Center of complications from a heart attack and stroke she had suffered nearly a month earlier. Winant managed to break into the male-dominated world of television in the 1960s when she was made senior vice president of talent, casting and special projects at CBS.
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