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August 5, 1985 | AL STUMP
As Pete Rose closes in on Ty Cobb's lifetime hits record, more attention is being paid to the career of the man called the Georgia Peach. This article on Cobb's final months, written in 1961, was described by Bob Considine as "perhaps the best sports piece I have ever read." It won the Associated Press' Best Sports Story of the Year Award. Al Stump wrote this story for True magazine. Stump, 64, is a free lance writer who has had more than 1,000 magazine articles and 7 books published.
October 10, 1989 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, Times Staff Writer
A transient mother and her three children were living in a car in the parking lot of a Laughlin, Nev., casino. On the evening of Oct. 2, a fellow transient offered to take the mother's 7-year-old daughter for a ride on the ferry passing on the Colorado River from Laughlin and across the water to Bullhead City, Ariz. The girl never came back, and now the man thought to be her kidnaper is being held in the County Jail in Vista.
August 18, 1991 | ERIC GOODMAN, Eric Goodman lives in Altadena. His third novel, "In Days of Awe," the tale of star pitcher Joe Singer, who's been banned from baseball, was recently published by Alfred A. Knopf.
ON A FATEFUL DAY 25 YEARS AGO, DON LAUGHLIN, AN 8th-grade dropout from rural Owatonna, Minn., flew over a dot in the desert known as South Pointe. In local history, this was like John Sutter's arriving in gold country. The tiny town was a parched nullity beside the Colorado River, 150 acres surrounded by vast Bureau of Land Management tracts.
Police searching the Colorado River on Tuesday recovered a hunting knife believed to have been used by three New Mexico youths in the slaying of a Northridge woman in a Zuma Beach restroom last month, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department reported. The knife, found in the river between Bullhead City, Ariz., and Laughlin, Nev., was discovered after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reduced the flow of water from Davis Dam about three-quarters of a mile upstream, said Lt.
March 25, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
A man and woman have been arrested in a Riverside County casino on suspicion of kidnapping after demanding ransom for the release of two immigrants they had smuggled into the country, authorities said Friday. Fernando Parada Laborin and Adriana Yesenia Arana, both 30 and from Phoenix, were taken into custody at the Spotlight 29 Casino near Coachella early Thursday after authorities found one of the immigrants shackled and tied to the floorboard of the suspects' van, according to Dennis E.
August 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Nevada Gaming Commission has issued an emergency order suspending John Patrick Laughlin as casino manager at the Riverside Hotel-Casino in Laughlin, Nev., after his indictment on drug charges. The order released here Friday was sought by the commission's enforcement arm, the state Gaming Control Board, to preserve "public peace, health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare."
August 4, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Authorities on Friday arrested the suspected getaway driver in the heist of $1.5 million in cash from a Riverside County casino that allegedly was pulled off by one of the casino's security workers. Eric Alan Aguilera, 23, of Hemet was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery in concert. Bail was set at $250,000, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
March 17, 1996 | Mary McNamara, Mary McNamara is an associate editor of the Times' Sunday magazine
Whenever I thought about Laughlin, Nev., my synapses released a convoluted image involving a neon-clotted Gomorrah overrun by gamblers so low-brow they were welcome neither in Vegas nor Reno, and an endless asphalt bake-off of RV parks. Not that I thought about Laughlin that often. But recently, I met my Steady's aunt and uncle. During the course of conversation, they mentioned that they had been going to Laughlin for years and that they always had "a perfectly lovely time."
March 27, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
A prominent Indian leader on Wednesday dismissed as a "ludicrous proposition" Gov. Gray Davis' desire to collect an additional $1.5 billion a year in gambling revenue from California tribes, and said most tribes would be content to live with their existing 20-year agreements with the state.
April 2, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
Shifting their campaign against one of the state's most prosperous Indian tribes to the Capitol, workers at a casino operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians testified Tuesday that their employer is so tightfisted that it encourages them to use state medical programs for the poor rather than offer a more affordable company health plan.
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