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February 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Job applicants are increasingly lying about the degrees they've earned, warns Edward Andler, whose company, Certified Reference Checking Co., does background checks. One out of 12 job candidates lies about a college degree, contrasted with one in 15 three years ago, Andler says. Many liars get away with it, but others trip themselves up. Andler recalls one applicant who was caught claiming he went to the University of Colorado in Denver. The school is actually in Boulder.
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HOME & GARDEN
March 13, 2010
"Weeds of California and Other Western States" is a prize-winning reference book co-written by Joseph DiTomaso and published by the University of California in 2007. The California Invasive Plant Council website details the things that can spread accidentally or uncontrollably. The council's website also sells DiTomaso's book: http://www.cal-ipc.org The University of California Integrated Pest Management weed gallery can help to identify weeds in the garden: http://www.ipm.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
Forever 21 Inc., a fast-growing chain of low-cost apparel stores for young women, said Monday that it acquired nearly all the assets of rival Reference Co. out of Bankruptcy Court. Los Angeles-based Forever 21 paid $3.5 million to acquire 14 of Reference's 16 stores, as well as its remaining inventory, said Larry Meyer, Forever 21's chief financial officer. He said the purchase would allow Forever 21 to grow more quickly, especially in California, where 11 of the 14 Reference stores are located.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1986 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Jane Nerpel, a feisty, sharp-tongued gadfly who was a leading San Fernando Valley organizer for the tax revolt that led to passage of Proposition 13, died Sunday of cancer. She was 72. A Van Nuys housewife who never finished college, Nerpel also was the founder of Van Nuys-based Taxpayers Watchdog, a combative grass-roots organization dedicated to fighting government waste.
FOOD
January 23, 1992 | CHARLES PERRY
"Ethnic Cookbooks and Food Marketplace" is a book with a somewhat more specific aim than its title implies: It lists 2,100 restaurants, markets, caterers and food makers in the United States and Canada who specialize in the food of Greece, Armenia, the Arab countries, Israel and Afghanistan, all indexed by ethnic category, name and state, and 265 titles of cookbooks in English covering Near Eastern cuisines. It's $24.95 (plus $2 shipping and $2.
NEWS
May 6, 1997 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sister of Timothy J. McVeigh testified Monday that her brother grew increasingly angry about the 1993 FBI raid at Waco, Texas, started stockpiling explosives and decided that the time had come to stop talking and begin the "action stage." The testimony of Jennifer McVeigh, 23, not only could help convict her brother, but also could send him to death row for his role in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995.
NEWS
September 12, 1995 | JIM NEWTON and STEPHANIE SIMON and IAN JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Amid the chaos that has become customary in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, prosecutors on Monday were forced to begin the next phase of their case even though defense attorneys stubbornly refused to rest, arguing that there is at least one more witness they might want to put on the stand. Defense lawyers did not specify who the mystery witness was or what he might say, but a defense source said the Simpson team is investigating possible impeachment evidence against "a key prosecution witness."
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