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February 18, 1990 | EVAN LOWELL MAXWELL, Novelist and journalist Evan Lowell Maxwell has written about crime in Southern California for 20 years.
IN JANUARY, 1988, an employee of Loomis Armored Transport Co. was checking a nightly shipment from a United Parcel Service aircraft when he noticed a tear in one box. The shipping manifest said the box contained "gold scrap" being sent from a New York jewelry store to a firm called Ropex, a Los Angeles gold dealer.
November 18, 2000 | From Associated Press
Nearly a century after bachelor farmer George W. Davenport left $10,000 in his will to help "aged and deserving women over 55," his generosity is still brightening lives in three small towns in the hills of western Massachusetts. In recent years, the income from Davenport's bequest--the principal is now worth more than $409,000--has fixed porch steps, provided dentures and even paid the veterinary bills for a retired minister's beloved service dog.
September 3, 2006 | From Project Sentinel
Question: My only income is a monthly disability check. The problem is that it arrives anytime during the first week of the month, so I'm not always able to pay the rent on the first day of each month. What can I do to avoid notices and late fees? Answer: You are entitled to request a change in rental due date under fair housing laws. You should talk with the manager or property owner.
January 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Fill tub. Dunk dog. Scrub well. The lurch. The run. The skid. The shake. The soggy mess. Washing a mutt can be a sloppy business. Francisco Gamero knew that from cleaning up his cockapoo, Tassy. Now Gamero and partner Gary Flake are cleaning up with a growing business called U-Wash-Doggie, where pet owners pay to let somebody else's floors get all wet. The idea was simple. After all, there are car washes, hair washes and Laundromats. Why not self-service dog washes?
February 16, 1992
As many members of the South Bay community are aware, the Hermosa Beach Police Department lost its narcotics detection canine, Sherlock, on Dec. 3, 1991. In his short career, Sherlock was responsible for the seizure of a substantial quantity of narcotics and over $150,000 in drug money. The department's acting chief of police, Val Straser, and acting city manager, Steve Wisniewski, have since decided that Sherlock will not be replaced. As Sherlock's handler, I would like to publicly thank all of those individuals and organizations that donated their time, money or services to the Hermosa Beach Police Department Canine Unit over the past two years.
October 14, 1992
A U.S. Customs Service dog sniffed out nearly 12 pounds of heroin stuffed in the air vents and under the dashboard of a car crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Tuesday. Alberto Cisneros Mendoza, 24, of San Jose was arrested last week by customs agents at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, officials said. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $4 million and a 10-year mandatory sentence under the 1986 federal sentencing guidelines. Mendoza was stopped about 8:10 p.m.
August 21, 1987
The newest member of the Cypress Police Department, who disappeared before he even started work, was found hanging around a supermarket warehouse in Buena Park on Thursday. Sam, a 3-year-old light-brown Malinois--a breed similar to a German shepherd--escaped from the Buena Park home of his handler Wednesday and was the subject of an "extensive" police search, Sgt. Sandy Stanton said. The friendly police service dog, who has yet to work a day for the department, was found before 6 a.m.
November 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Two members of the Puerto Rican singing group Menudo were arrested after an airport drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in their pants, police said. Sergio Gonzalez, 18, and a 16-year-old member of the group, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, were arrested Thursday evening at Miami International Airport, Metro-Dade Police Lt. James Kaelin said. The group was on a stopover en route from Mexico City to Venezuela when a U.S.
September 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
A man who slipped and fell in his bathtub was trapped there for six days before he was rescued by a driver who arrived at the house for a scheduled trip. Bruce Ashworth, 55, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, fell on Aug. 29 and was unable to reach the safety handles on the bathtub to rescue himself. His service dog, Libby, brought a phone to him, but the battery wasn't charged. Ashworth managed to reach a spray bottle, which he rinsed out and used to drink water.
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