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October 24, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
He was the last person you'd want to glimpse in your rearview mirror as you blasted down the boulevard. Motorcycle cop Robert Wheeler looked the part -- lean, muscular, confident. He acted the part too. "He was a guy who took care of business in the street," says former motor Officer Bob Young. "He was the kind of guy who if you needed to take someone down or struggle in the gutter, he was there."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
He was the last person you'd want to glimpse in your rearview mirror as you blasted down the boulevard. Motorcycle cop Robert Wheeler looked the part -- lean, muscular, confident. He acted the part too. "He was a guy who took care of business in the street," says former motor Officer Bob Young. "He was the kind of guy who if you needed to take someone down or struggle in the gutter, he was there."
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BUSINESS
May 17, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two California businessmen have been arrested and charged with trying to illegally export an advanced $6-million computer to Bulgaria at a cut-rate price of $1 million, U.S. Customs Service officials announced Wednesday. The two, Nick Spiliotis, 44, of Long Beach, and Robert Wheeler, 44, of San Francisco, were seized Tuesday in a Miami-based "sting" operation, officials said. Neither Spiliotis, president of CID Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a small, dreary courtroom, attorneys Harry Simon and Robert Wheeler have a bad case of litigious deja vu . Simon, a Legal Aid Society of Orange County lawyer, and Wheeler, an assistant city attorney for Santa Ana, are arguing--again--about the plight of the homeless. They have bickered in prior battles, steps in a long war over Santa Ana's three separate legal attempts to push homeless out of the downtown Civic Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992
Services have been held for Dr. Robert Wheeler Parker, who was a family practitioner in Reseda for nearly 50 years. He was 86. Parker died Nov. 12 of heart failure, said Robert Merrill Parker of Valencia, his son. Parker, who was born in Shreveport, La., earned a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Missouri and worked as a field geologist for the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Co.
NEWS
November 15, 1997 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She was a popular teacher, known for working past midnight on school projects and being a compassionate ally to her students. He was one of the special ones: a sixth-grader with whom she had recognized a kindred spirit when he entered her class, talented and intense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a small, dreary courtroom, attorneys Harry Simon and Robert Wheeler have a bad case of litigious deja vu . Simon, a Legal Aid Society of Orange County lawyer, and Wheeler, an assistant city attorney for Santa Ana, are arguing--again--about the plight of the homeless. They have bickered in prior battles, steps in a long war over Santa Ana's three separate legal attempts to push homeless out of the downtown Civic Center.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | Associated Press
A man with a gun forced a 17-year-old boy to remove his gold tooth and hand it over during a bus ride, police said Tuesday. Nassau County police spokesman Robert Wheeler said Daryl Bowens of Hempstead was on a bus Monday in Lakeview when a man sat next to him and produced a handgun. The man told Bowens he wanted his gold-capped tooth, which apparently was removable.
NEWS
October 28, 1985 | United Press International
About 1,000 youths stormed a movie theater that had overbooked a midnight showing of "Krush Groove." A police sergeant and a security guard were injured in the melee, authorities said. More than 45 police officers from throughout Nassau County were called to the theater early Sunday, and the crowd was under control within an hour, Officer Robert Wheeler said. "Krush Groove" features "rap" performers whose rhyming street talk is set to music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A dying boy who dreamed of joining the U.S. Army became an honorary colonel during a ceremony at the Presidio. Robert Wheeler Jr., 9, whose family includes five generations of Army combat veterans, was flown by helicopter Friday to the Army Presidio airstrip and driven to Presidio headquarters in a police car with screaming sirens. The boy, who suffers from a brain tumor doctors say is terminal, was honored by a procession of officers who loaded him with honorary insignia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992
Services have been held for Dr. Robert Wheeler Parker, who was a family practitioner in Reseda for nearly 50 years. He was 86. Parker died Nov. 12 of heart failure, said Robert Merrill Parker of Valencia, his son. Parker, who was born in Shreveport, La., earned a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Missouri and worked as a field geologist for the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Co.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two California businessmen have been arrested and charged with trying to illegally export an advanced $6-million computer to Bulgaria at a cut-rate price of $1 million, U.S. Customs Service officials announced Wednesday. The two, Nick Spiliotis, 44, of Long Beach, and Robert Wheeler, 44, of San Francisco, were seized Tuesday in a Miami-based "sting" operation, officials said. Neither Spiliotis, president of CID Corp.
SPORTS
April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Horse trainer Robert L. Wheeler, 72, who won 300 races at Santa Anita's winter-spring meetings and ranks 13th on the all-time list, died Sunday night at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where he had been admitted for bypass surgery.
NEWS
August 20, 1985 | Associated Press
Police investigating a reported break-in at a dentist's office discovered a man sitting in the dentist's chair and inhaling laughing gas, officials said. Antonio Guerra, 35, of Levittown, was charged with third-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into the office Monday night. Officer Robert Wheeler said a maintenance man called police after noticing a metal ladder propped in a hallway outside the office. Several ceiling tiles were removed to make room to climb inside, Wheeler said.
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