November 12, 1995 |
A woman robbing a suburban doughnut shop pretended to be a waitress when a customer came to the drive-up window. Trouble was, she bungled the order--and the customer was a cop. Cheltenham Township Police Sgt. Michael Regan wanted a large coffee with cream and sugar. The woman at the suburban Dunkin' Donuts had an unfamiliar face, and she delivered a medium black with the cup only half full. He parked in a remote corner, watched and waited.
August 3, 2011
The huge Michael Jackson portrait that Sunland artist Seaton Brown created from 1,680 empty soda cans, calling it "A Tribute to the King of Pop," has reached its logical destination. Brown said he recently sold the 144-square-foot work to Ripley Entertainment, which operates a chain of 31 Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums in 10 countries, including the one in Hollywood. Brown said the work fetched a not-quite-kingly $7,500 — enough, however, to cover the $1,000 he spent on raw materials (including about $600 worth of soda pop that he poured down the drain)
August 18, 1993 |
A Salvadoran man was arraigned Tuesday after a $1-million scanning device being tried out at San Francisco International Airport found guns and ammunition hidden in his boombox, authorities said. Miguel Gallegos, 40, was arrested by airport police after his luggage passed through a thermal neutron analysis unit, airport spokesman Ron Wilson said. The unit detects nitrogen emissions from explosives when luggage is passed through a cloud of neutrons, Wilson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1993
A suspected serial bank robber, dubbed "Mr. Pleats" by the FBI because of his stylish slacks, was arrested Friday morning in connection with two Orange County holdups, authorities said. FBI agents apprehended Robert Writh Peterson, 33, at his Santa Ana home and booked him on suspicion of robbing a Union Bank in Irvine on Feb. 26 and a Bank of America in Santa Ana on Jan. 25. Federal agents said Peterson is a major suspect in at least 15 other bank robberies committed since Nov.
September 25, 2000 |
For one game, at least, Donovan McNabb proved he was the right pick for the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb passed for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 21-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. McNabb did it against the NFL's top-rated pass defense and in front of running back Ricky Williams, whom many Eagles fans wanted instead of McNabb in the 1999 draft. "I never had a problem with losing my confidence," said McNabb, the No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998 |
The sinister world of child exploitation can be tough to crack. Especially when the culprits lurk in cyberspace. There they don't have to use their real names or their real ages, but instead, draw on their adult sophistication to lure adolescent Internet users out of chat rooms and into their sexual fantasies.
August 31, 1997
NAB Asset Corp. said Friday that its majority owned subsidiary, Mortgage Portfolio Services Inc., has completed a previously announced purchase of Pacific American Mortgage Co. Terms were not released. Pacific American is a retail mortgage origination unit of Pacific Southwest Bank in Corpus Christi, Texas. NAB also announced that its negotiations to acquire Nationwide Cos. have been terminated.
April 1, 2000
NAB Asset Corp., a Mission Viejo financial services company, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $2 million, or 40 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $1.2 million, or 24 cents a share, for the like period last year. Revenue declined 29% to $5.5 million. For the year, the company lost $6.6 million, or $1.29 a share, contrasted with net income of $162,000, or 3 cents a share, for 1998. Revenue declined 24% to $27.2 million.
June 5, 2002 |
On the dust jacket of Earl Emerson's new thriller, "Vertical Burn" (Ballantine, $24.95, 340 pages), Sue Grafton is quoted as saying it is "the most exciting book I've read in years." Though cover blurbs are generally to be approached with some skepticism, this one you can take to the bank. Barely has this compelling story begun when Seattle firefighter John Finney and his partner find themselves trapped in a warehouse blaze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1995 |
A cabdriver helped chase two suspected teen-age carjackers, one of them armed, Friday--and said he will leave the heroics to the police next time. Police credited Abubakar A. Shagari, 23, of Gardena with helping catch two South-Central Los Angeles teen-agers arrested on suspicion of carjacking. Half a dozen other citizens also assisted. "It was a great community effort," said Los Angeles Police Officer James Blocker. Shagari said he was stopped at a red light just after 9 a.m.