July 10, 1997 |
In what may have been a botched escape attempt, a woman married to a death-row inmate opened fire through a prison fence Wednesday as her husband worked in a vegetable garden. In the hail of gunfire, the inmate was killed and guards fatally shot the woman. It was not immediately known whether Floyd Bennett Thornton Jr., 36, was killed by shots fired by his wife or guards. Officials had initially said Thornton was killed by his wife, Rebecca Lynn Thornton, 38.
August 16, 1998 |
Under a proposed law expected to be enacted within days, California will significantly increase its control and scrutiny of out-of-state juvenile camps where hundreds of the state's troubled youths are sent from their home counties. Prompted by the death of a Sacramento boy who was physically abused at a camp in Arizona, legislation designed to prevent such recurrences has passed the state Senate and Assembly. It awaits the expected signature of Gov.
September 28, 2009
Getting big-boxed in Re "Politically correct, he isn't," Sept. 20 Thank you for your article about R. Rex Parris. We shop in Lancaster, and relatives live in Quartz Hill near where the proposed Wal-Mart is supposed to go up. I wrote Parris a letter protesting that decision because there is another such store only a few miles away; I think we have too many big-box stores too close already. From what I've read, Parris also is fond of "legislating morality" at Lancaster city meetings.