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September 8, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a figure and its shadow, they are inseparable. Whatever they do--pay bills, buy groceries or check on their house in La Puente--they do it together. If Rosie Garcia, 14, listens to the radio, watches television or browses at the mall, so does her father, Jose, 38. They share meals and conversation. He carries her medicines in a blue makeup case. She worries if he's OK. At night, in a room they share, he lies awake until she falls asleep.
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February 23, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after their family was killed, Rosie Garcia and her father, Jose, remain inseparable much of the time. On weekends, they take walks along the shores of South Padre Island and later sit and meditate on a dune, escaping into the sound of the waves as the sun sets. They watch television together and drive to nearby Harlingen to visit an elderly friend affectionately called Uncle Bill.
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December 14, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER. On June 23, 1991, Jose Garcia of Valinda was driving his motor home in Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two others. Garcia, his daughter Rosie, and a friend survived. Rosie, now 15, suffered third-degree burns. Jose, 39, received minor injuries. For the last 1 1/2 years, Times staff writer Michael Quintanilla has covered their recovery. He talked with them again recently about their hopes for the future
The first year without my mom and brothers was real scary. I always used to have terrible dreams about them and the explosion. It's gotten a little--just a little--easier now. It seems that I'm not as scared as I was, especially about being in our house in Valinda. After I got out of the hospital, all I wanted to do was go home. But once I was there, I didn't want to be there. I didn't want to go inside the house. I would have lots of dreams that would scare me. Being (in the house) scared me.
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December 14, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER. On June 23, 1991, Jose Garcia of Valinda was driving his motor home in Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two others. Garcia, his daughter Rosie, and a friend survived. Rosie, now 15, suffered third-degree burns. Jose, 39, received minor injuries. For the last 1 1/2 years, Times staff writer Michael Quintanilla has covered their recovery. He talked with them again recently about their hopes for the future
Sometimes I can't believe that it's going to be two years in June that my family died. Being away in Texas doesn't make the pain go away because I am always thinking--always, all the time--of my kids. I see their faces and imagine their voices. I like to think about my family. When I am alone and feel depressed I go outside and stare at the sky or stare at the ocean. I know my wife and kids are in heaven. I wonder if they remember me. I wonder if they are watching me.
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May 31, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 23 of last year, Jose Garcia was driving his motor home in Northern Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two other relatives. Only Garcia, his daughter Rosie and a family friend survived. Rosie, who suffered third-degree burns over 70% of her body, recuperated for several months at the home of a relative. In December, the Garcias made the traumatic move back to their Valinda home, but their lives are still unsettled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991
Five months after seven family members died in a motor-home explosion during a trip to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the La Puente father and teen-age daughter who survived are slowing coming to grips with their physical and emotional scars. "I guess it's getting easier," said Rosie Garcia, 14, who was critically burned in the accident. "Most of the time I feel sad in the afternoon. My dad always tells me, 'Oh I wish I could see them one more time.'
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February 23, 1996 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after their family was killed, Rosie Garcia and her father, Jose, remain inseparable much of the time. On weekends, they take walks along the shores of South Padre Island and later sit and meditate on a dune, escaping into the sound of the waves as the sun sets. They watch television together and drive to nearby Harlingen to visit an elderly friend affectionately called Uncle Bill.
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October 10, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a figure and its shadow, they are inseparable. Whatever they do--pay bills, buy groceries or check on their house in La Puente--they do it together. If Rosie Garcia, 14, listens to the radio, watches television or browses at the mall, so does her father, Jose, 38. They share meals and conversation. He carries her medicines in a blue makeup case. She worries if he's OK. At night, in a room they share, he lies awake until she falls asleep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1988
Deputies captured two inmates who escaped from the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles using a 50-foot garden hose to slide down from a third-story roof, authorities said Friday. Mark Guerrero, 24, of El Monte was apprehended with his girlfriend at a Motel 6 in Rosemead early Friday, Deputy Richard Dinsmoor said. The girlfriend, Angie Morales, 21, was arrested for investigation of helping Guerrero escape, Dinsmoor said.
SPORTS
May 24, 1995
In other Division II games: Bellflower 3, Rosary 2--Rosary rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but came up short when pinch-runner Sarah Belavic was thrown out at home with two outs. The third-seeded Royals (21-7) were down, 3-0, with one out, when Erin Connors walked and Laura Fulton reached base on an error. Robyn Leonhardt singled to load the bases. Leslie Fulton singled to scored Connors and Laura Fulton scored on Regina Martins' sacrifice fly.
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May 31, 1992 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 23 of last year, Jose Garcia was driving his motor home in Northern Mexico when a propane tank exploded, killing his wife, four sons and two other relatives. Only Garcia, his daughter Rosie and a family friend survived. Rosie, who suffered third-degree burns over 70% of her body, recuperated for several months at the home of a relative. In December, the Garcias made the traumatic move back to their Valinda home, but their lives are still unsettled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1991
Five months after seven family members died in a motor-home explosion during a trip to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the La Puente father and teen-age daughter who survived are slowing coming to grips with their physical and emotional scars. "I guess it's getting easier," said Rosie Garcia, 14, who was critically burned in the accident. "Most of the time I feel sad in the afternoon. My dad always tells me, 'Oh I wish I could see them one more time.'
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a figure and its shadow, they are inseparable. Whatever they do--pay bills, buy groceries or check on their house in La Puente--they do it together. If Rosie Garcia, 14, listens to the radio, watches television or browses at the mall, so does her father, Jose, 38. They share meals and conversation. He carries her medicines in a blue makeup case. She worries if he's OK. At night, in a room they share, he lies awake until she falls asleep.
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September 8, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a figure and its shadow, they are inseparable. Whatever they do--pay bills, buy groceries or check on their house in La Puente--they do it together. If Rosie Garcia, 14, listens to the radio, watches television or browses at the mall, so does her father, Jose, 38. They share meals and conversation. He carries her medicines in a blue makeup case. She worries if he's OK. At night, in a room they share, he lies awake until she falls asleep.
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