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March 29, 1987
A 27-year-old Simi Valley man was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of child abuse after doctors determined that his 6-month-old daughter had suffered what appeared to be numerous abuse-related injuries, Simi Valley police said. The father, Aaron Rockler, and the infant's mother, who was not identified, took the baby to Simi Valley Adventist Hospital at 4:30 a.m. They told doctors that Rockler had dropped the infant, police said.
December 16, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
The federal tribe has spoken: A contaminated monkey skull, termite-infested statues and other African artifacts of the TV show "Survivor" will not be allowed into the U.S. Officials disclosed Monday that Customs inspectors in Houston seized a variety of restricted items that were being shipped to the U.S. in a container belonging to the CBS reality show. Among the items: the hide from an African cat suspected of carrying a dangerous disease; a mandrill skull; parrot, poultry and ostrich feathers; and cowrie shells.
October 26, 1994 | DEBBIE KONG
The Orange County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday released a sketch of a man whose skull was found in Aliso Creek, in the hopes of identifying him. The man, described as white, about 40, with blond-brown hair, a mustache and sideburns, had been dead about three to six months, according to reports from a forensic anthropologist. The skull was found last March by two boys playing near the bike trail, between Alicia Parkway and Via Lomas.
February 8, 1988
A skull and bones identified as human remains were found in a brushy area in Tierrasanta Sunday, police said. The bones were found by a hiker Sunday afternoon about 200 yards from the north end of Santo Road, police said. Pending further tests, police officials said that they could not identify whether the bones are those of a man or woman and could not estimate how long ago the body decomposed.
August 25, 1996
While wondering why you chose to use a duck as your new logo (Letters, Aug. 18), I was struck by the even more puzzling question: Why do you have a logo at all? PAUL KNEIPP Los Angeles May I ask what is the point of the duck? I cannot see that it has any more relevance to Letters than the skull. The skull at least looked a bit literary, with the pencil clenched between its teeth. The duck just looks stupid. Please bring back the skull. MAGGIE LOATES Los Angeles Let's get right down (hmmm)
October 18, 1997 | Associated Press
A 10-year-old boy was sentenced to state custody and could be held until he is 21 for killing a friend by plunging a metal fence spike into his head. The boy sentenced Thursday had been convicted earlier this month of juvenile charges of involuntary manslaughter in the July 25 killing of 12-year-old Tireese Glover. The attacker apparently had become upset after some older boys told him to leave them alone.
June 18, 1989 | PAUL GREIN
ELECTRIC YOUTH: The teen-pop phenomenon is a certifiable pop trend, but 9-year-old J.P. Toulon of Madison, Wis., doesn't want to wait until he's a teen-ager to make his mark on the music scene. So Toulon formed a rock group, Old Skull, which has released an album and is set to play two local dates this week. But don't look for Old Skull at Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland. The group, which also includes Toulon's younger brother, Jamie, 7, and his friend Jesse Colins-Davies, 9, doesn't play poppy kid-stuff like New Kids on the Block or teen-dream ballads like Debbie Gibson.
November 24, 2010 | Reuters
Polar bears are likely to lose out to grizzly bears in fierce competition for food as climate change drives the two species into shared habitat, biologists have concluded. A study released Tuesday was based on 3-D computer modeling that compared the skull and jaw strength of the two bruins and found polar bears ill-suited to the tougher chewing demands posed by the largely vegetarian diet of their grizzly cousins. The study, funded by the National Science Foundation, was conducted by evolutionary biologists at UCLA and published in an online journal of the Public Library of Science.
July 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Nazi hunters arrived in Chile on the trail of Aribert Heim, known as Dr. Death for killing hundreds at an Austrian concentration camp during World War II and who they believe may be lurking in Patagonia. Heim, who kept the skull of a man he decapitated as a paperweight, is the most wanted Nazi war criminal still thought to be alive. He would be 94; his family says he died in 1993. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is offering a bounty of about $450,000 for Heim.
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