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April 25, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
In Texas, there is a special opprobrium reserved for a man who would steal another man's horse. In Louisiana, the same can be said for a crawfish thief. The Bayou State's criminal code, in fact, specifically addresses the pilfering of mudbugs, in Title 14, Chapter 67, Part 5. Make off with enough of the tiny crustaceans and you could find yourself, at least theoretically, doing a 10-year prison sentence, "with or without hard labor," the law states -- and with a low likelihood of earning the respect of your bunkmate when you tell him how you ended up in Angola.
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April 25, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
In Texas, there is a special opprobrium reserved for a man who would steal another man's horse. In Louisiana, the same can be said for a crawfish thief. The Bayou State's criminal code, in fact, specifically addresses the pilfering of mudbugs, in Title 14, Chapter 67, Part 5. Make off with enough of the tiny crustaceans and you could find yourself, at least theoretically, doing a 10-year prison sentence, "with or without hard labor," the law states -- and with a low likelihood of earning the respect of your bunkmate when you tell him how you ended up in Angola.
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NATIONAL
November 25, 2011 | By Peter Franceschina, Sun Sentinel
The thieves struck early on a Sunday morning, when it's quiet in the agricultural areas— no joggers from nearby upscale developments; no feed trucks rumbling down the dusty roads. The modern-day rustlers were after Brangus cows, some of them moms with their calves, and adult and young bulls. The cattle were docile, often hand-fed. "They're like my kids. They will come right up to you," said owner Patrick Wilson, a big, weathered man with an easy smile. He started raising cattle a decade ago as a hobby, and "it got way out of hand," he said.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2011 | By Peter Franceschina, Sun Sentinel
The thieves struck early on a Sunday morning, when it's quiet in the agricultural areas— no joggers from nearby upscale developments; no feed trucks rumbling down the dusty roads. The modern-day rustlers were after Brangus cows, some of them moms with their calves, and adult and young bulls. The cattle were docile, often hand-fed. "They're like my kids. They will come right up to you," said owner Patrick Wilson, a big, weathered man with an easy smile. He started raising cattle a decade ago as a hobby, and "it got way out of hand," he said.
SPORTS
December 6, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
In early September, there was little indication that Golden West College would be getting ready for a bowl game this week. The Rustlers returned several solid players on defense. But the offense was a different story. Sophomore quarterback Eric Lawton, the line and the Rustler running backs were all inexperienced. Coach Ray Shackleford figured Golden West would improve on last season's 4-5-1 record, but not by much.
SPORTS
October 11, 1987 | CHRIS FOSTER
Quarterback Bill Marler threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Golden West College to a 43-14 victory over Pasadena City College Saturday in the teams' South Coast Conference opener in front of 700 at LeBard Stadium. The Rustlers (1-0 in conference, 2-2 overall) lost Blaise Bryant in the second quarter. The freshman running back suffered a slight sprained ankle and watched the second half of the game from the sidelines on crutches.
SPORTS
June 22, 1989
Mike Willey hit a grand slam to lead the Huntington Beach Rustlers to an 8-4 victory over the Long Beach 49ers in a Metro League baseball game at Hart Park in Orange Wednesday night. Willey, who attended Rancho Alamitos High School and now plays for Golden West College, homered in the fourth inning to give the Rustlers (3-0) a 7-1 lead. Frank Herman hit a two-run home run in the third for the host Rustlers.
SPORTS
September 18, 1985
The Skagit Valley College soccer team scored twice in the final four minutes Tuesday to tie Golden West, 2-2, in a nonconference match played on the Rustlers' field. Pat Penner and David Orr each scored for Golden West (2-1-2).
SPORTS
November 23, 1985
Golden West College rallied from a 28-14 deficit with 23 straight fourth-quarter points Friday night to defeat Bakersfield, 37-28, in the season finale for both in LeBard Stadium. The Rustlers, who snapped a three-game losing streak, finished the year with a Pac-9 Conference record of 4-4 and overall record of 4-5-1. Bakersfield, which lost its third straight, finished 3-5 and 5-5.
SPORTS
April 10, 1985
Cerritos College beat Fullerton College, 6-2, in a South Coast Conference baseball game Tuesday at Cerritos. Bob Esquerra went 3 for 4 with one double and two RBIs to lead the Chargers' attack. Craig Worthington and Ever Matallanes went 2 for 4 for Cerritos, and Darrin Nelson went 1 for 3 for the Hornets. Nelson's hit was a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cerritos improved its record to 9-0 in conference and 21-2 overall.
NATIONAL
August 11, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
Troy McKinney was sitting in his truck outside the Decatur Livestock Market when he got a call about four heifers gone missing from a ranch in Hunt County. He sighed, spit a wad of chewing tobacco into a Styrofoam cup, and took out a notebook and a pen. "How much did them heifers weigh?" he asked the rancher. "Any kind of markings on 'em? You got any suspects? You made anyone mad or anything lately?" News of another cattle theft was the last thing McKinney wanted to hear. The livestock theft investigator for several north Texas counties was already knee-deep in nine other cattle-rustling cases.
WORLD
July 19, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Somali gunmen kidnapped three foreign aid workers in a raid on a Kenyan border town, rebels and residents said. Cross-border raids are fairly common in the remote region, but usually involve cattle rustlers or gangs of robbers preying on businesspeople in both countries. Somalia's militant Shabab group, which denied involvement, vowed to track down the captors who took the three workers from the town of Mandera. Sheik Aden of Shabab said the vehicle with the hostages had escaped and was heading toward Mogadishu.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A Wolf Point man was convicted of stealing 39 head of cattle in what appears to be the state's biggest cattle-rustling case in decades. Richard D. Holen was convicted of eight counts of felony theft -- one for each neighboring rancher he was accused of stealing from. Roosevelt County Atty. Ryan Rusche, who prosecuted the case, said it appeared to be the first large case of rustling in Montana since the early 1900s.
SCIENCE
January 3, 2009 | Reuters
Cattle-rustling is an age-old problem on Argentina's legendary Pampas plains, but genetic testing is helping police crack down on thieves. Argentina, one of the world's top beef exporters, is famous for its free-range beef from grass-fed cattle. Experts say lax controls and the sheer scale of some ranches make life easy for rustlers.
NEWS
May 25, 2008 | Garance Burke, Associated Press
A few years ago, drums of used French fry grease were only of interest to a small network of underground biofuel brewers, who would use the slimy oil to power their souped-up antique Mercedes. Now, restaurants from Berkeley to Sedgwick, Kan., are reporting thefts of old cooking oil worth thousands of dollars by rustlers who are refining it into barrels of biofuel in backyard stills. "It's like a war zone going on right now over grease," said David Levenson, who owns a grease hauling business in San Francisco's Mission District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2005 | Jessica Gresko, Times Staff Writer
For five days now, the alligator lurking in a lake in the middle of Harbor City has been locked in a standoff with authorities. Park rangers hoped the wayward, 7-foot alligator could be caught when it roamed on shore. But the creature has proven elusive, swimming just below the surface -- often with only its piercing eyes visible, like something out of "Crocodile Hunter." So on Tuesday, officials flew in two alligator rustlers from Colorado to finish the job.
SPORTS
October 26, 1985
Golden West College edged Rio Hondo, 23-22 in a nonconference wrestling match at Golden West Friday. Veto Becerra, wrestling at 180 pounds, and Rich Brenton (193) had back-to-back victories to assure the win for the Rustlers (4-0). Becerra defeated Ray Delgado, 8-3, and Brenton pinned the Roadrunners' Mike Tellez.
SPORTS
September 20, 1986
The Rancho Santiago men's and women's cross-country teams opened the Orange Empire Conference season with victories over Citrus in Bonnelli Park at San Dimes. Carlos Naba led the Dons to a 24-27 victory with a second-place finish. His time was 20:31 on the four-mile course. The women won, 27-28. Karen Berry (20:49) finished third and Shelly LeMay (21:12) was fourth on the three-mile course. In other men's Orange Empire action: Cypress 24, Riverside 31--Trini Robles (23:55) led the Chargers.
MAGAZINE
July 18, 2004 | MARGARET ASTON
This just in: "Trailers are so hot right now, guys are fighting each other over them." The above bulletin comes from someone in a position to know, vintage trailer collector John Agnew, 42, who, along with his best friend and fellow collector Steven Butcher, 46, finances his passion through Funky Junk Farms, their vintage-trailer prop rental and restoration company with locations in Altadena and Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miguel Pineda watches the streets like a hawk, scanning Anaheim's alleys and avenues until he spots his prey: those stray shopping carts that clutter neighborhoods. He starts early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic, and his handy technique for getting a cart onto the back of his flatbed is to pop a wheelie with it.
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