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October 10, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Villa Park duck lady has a simple lesson to spread: Don't feed the birds. That seemingly animal-friendly gesture landed Judy and Ron Simons in criminal court after a two-year battle with neighbors and city officials. Four days of trial, two hours of jury deliberations and more than $25,000 in legal fees later, the Orange County couple were cleared Tuesday of misdemeanor charges that they created a public nuisance by feeding ducks in their backyard.
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September 8, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Ku Klux Klan faction that had terrorized neighbors in rural Indiana has agreed to cease all gunfire on its property, except for hunting expeditions by the group's leader and his family. Richard Loy also testified in court that he was not using his Osceola ranch house as a church, although for months he has insisted that the cross-burnings and white power rallies he holds there are a form of religious worship. And, in exchange for Loy dropping a lawsuit claiming religious persecution, St.
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June 13, 2001 | From Times staff reports
The City Council gave final approval Tuesday to an amended noise ordinance that restricts yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling, singing and playing music or a musical instrument at certain hours. The council began considering the change less than two weeks after Dennis Rodman's 40th birthday party brought more than two dozen police officers, some of them in riot gear, to his oceanfront home.
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June 1, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Thursday against Dennis Rodman, accusing the former basketball star of disturbing the peace and breaking several municipal codes during a raucous birthday bash he held three weeks ago at his Balboa Peninsula home. The move marks the first time prosecutors have sought criminal charges against Rodman despite nearly two years of complaints from residents about loud parties and other disruptions at his pink beach compound, known as Club 4809.
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May 15, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frustrated that fines and police visits haven't worked, Newport Beach officials are contemplating stepped-up action against the city's most notorious noisemaker, former basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman. Besides trying to develop a stiffer noise ordinance to force Rodman to keep the volume down at parties at his oceanfront house, officials may seek a court injunction against Josh Slocums, the West Coast Highway restaurant partially owned by the former Chicago Bulls and Lakers player.
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May 15, 2001 | JEFF GOTTLIEB and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Frustrated that police visits and fines haven't worked, Newport Beach officials are contemplating stepped-up action against the city's most notorious noisemaker, former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman. Besides trying to stiffen their noise ordinance and force Rodman to keep the party noise down at his oceanfront house, city officials may seek an injunction against Josh Slocums, the West Coast Highway restaurant the former Chicago Bull and Laker partially owns.
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May 14, 2001 | From Times Staff
Police said Sunday they plan to ask prosecutors to file charges against former NBA star Dennis Rodman after a showdown Saturday over his 40th birthday celebration--which included a live rock band performance and Rodman's arrival by helicopter.
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May 14, 2001 | JASON SONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The party's over, and the cleanup could include as many as four more misdemeanor citations for Newport Beach's reigning party champion. Newport Beach police said Sunday they planned to ask prosecutors to file charges against former NBA star Dennis Rodman after a showdown Saturday over his 40th birthday celebration, which included a rock band performance and Rodman's arrival by helicopter.
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May 13, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Revisiting all-too familiar territory, police Saturday shut down a raucous 40th birthday party for former pro basketball star Dennis Rodman at his Newport Beach home, featuring an allegedly illegal helicopter landing on the sand and a rock concert loud enough to turn surfers' heads. "The band on the stage [told police], 'We're going to do what we want,' " police spokesman Mike McDermott said. Rodman ignored a reporter's questions.
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May 13, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE and JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Revisiting all-too-familiar territory, Newport Beach police Saturday shut down a raucous 40th birthday party for Dennis Rodman that featured what police said was an illegal helicopter landing on the sand and a loud rock concert. After heated negotiations between Rodman and police, he agreed to move the party to his restaurant on Coast Highway, police spokesman Mike McDermott said. No arrests were made.
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