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It is portrayed as a conspiracy of the rich and infamous--a network of riders, trainers, owners and veterinarians who concocted a vicious plot to kill horses to collect insurance. The same people who pampered horses, picking up silver cups and blue ribbons along the exclusive riding circuit here and abroad, now stand accused of playing a role in the cruelest crimes: electrocuting, starving, even allowing animals to be burned alive.
For 18 years the plot twisted and turned as though it had been lifted off the pages of a Dick Francis mystery novel. A wealthy elderly woman was missing, leaving behind a suspicious houseman, a handsome gigolo, a retiring brother, lame racehorses and a web of insurance fraud that stretched across the country. But this whodunit had no ending. As the years went by, one fact became clear: Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
April 16, 1988 | From From a Times Staff Writer
The Navy on Friday released the following list of sailors injured in Thursday's mine explosion on the Navy frigate Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf: Chief Gas Turbine Technician Alex Perez, 38, Los Angeles, seriously injured. Gas Turbine Technician Larry Welch, 26, Athens, Ohio, seriously injured. Gas Turbine Technician David Burbine, 23, Ashaway, R.I., seriously injured. Radioman 2nd Class John Thomas, 21, Slocomb, Ala., injured.
December 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Two golfers were arrested for allegedly beating up a 14-year-old boy who took one of their balls, authorities said Friday. Gary Mottola, of Oviedo, said he was cutting across the Wekiva Golf Club's sixth hole when he saw a golf ball in a sand trap and took it. Mottola and other witnesses told deputies that the ball's owner, Andrew Young, 41, of Longwood, and Richard Bailey, 44, of Lansing, Mich., kicked and punched the boy after one of the men tackled him and dragged him back to the course.
November 4, 1994 | Associated Press
Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith escaped injury in a two-car collision Thursday morning in Irving, Tex. Smith's car and another vehicle collided at an intersection as the player was driving to Valley Ranch, where the Cowboys practice. The accident occurred about two miles from the training facility. A motorist turned left in front of Smith and their vehicles collided, police Lt. Richard Bailey said. Neither driver was ticketed, Bailey said.
March 7, 1987 | Associated Press
A young girl spent five hours in 28-degree weather, trapped in wet sand up to her chest, before firefighters could free her, officials said Friday. Staci Bonelli, 12, was playing with three friends at Trap Rock Co., a cement factory, when she and another girl became trapped Thursday evening, police officer Malinka Bragg said. The second girl was freed easily, but Staci's "own motions and trying to get out forced her down deeper," said Richard Bailey, a Fire Department battalion chief.
November 27, 2005
I spent a lot of time with Marlon Brando in his final years discussing his vision for the atoll of Tetiaroa in the South Pacific ("Trouble in Paradise," by Matthew Heller, Oct. 23). He was often moody and temperamental, but that was Brando. Underneath it all there was always mutual respect and a close bond. After considering various and sometimes quixotic concepts, Brando and I settled upon a plan, and together we submitted a permit application for a project that embodied our shared environmental, cultural and aesthetic concepts.
March 6, 1987 | Associated Press
A 12-year-old girl spent five harrowing hours Thursday night trapped in wet sand up to her chest in 28-degree cold before firefighters could drain the sand and haul her out of the pit. Staci Bonelli had been playing with three friends at Trap Rock Co., a local cement manufacturer, when she and another girl became trapped. The second girl was easily freed, but Staci's "own motions and trying to get out forced her down deeper," said Richard Bailey, a Fire Department battalion chief.
March 30, 2003 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Vard Wallace, a genius in mechanics who built a business selling drafting machines and airplane parts to Lockheed Corp. and other aircraft companies during World War II, had this dome in the desert constructed as a retreat for himself and his wife, Mabel. He hired Harold Bissner Jr. of Nyberg & Bissner Inc. in Pasadena to design a home resembling the dome-shaped information center built in 1965 at the construction site of the nuclear generating plant at San Onofre.
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I suspected that a book titled "Collapse -- How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed" would mention L.A. But author Jared Diamond takes an evenhanded approach, pointing out that though Southern California has huge problems, it keeps attracting newcomers because things are worse in other places. And Diamond is a geography professor at UCLA, so he knows what it's like to be trapped on the San Diego Freeway. Still, traffic here doesn't compare to Bangkok's.
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