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March 3, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order stripping "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen of contact with his two youngest children and barring him from coming within 100 yards of his estranged wife. The action by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Hank Goldberg on Tuesday came after Sheen's estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, filed a declaration chock full of accusations against the actor that might have made jaws drop a month ago but now seemed merely a confirmation of the bizarre and menacing behavior on display in his nonstop media appearances.
October 24, 1999 | DUANE NORIYUKI
The generation gap of the '60s and '70s distanced sons from their fathers, and many baby boomers are discovering it is time to seek love, not war, in their own families. "As baby boomers age, we become aware of our mortality, that our fathers aren't going to be around forever," said Leonard Szymczak, 51, a family therapist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. "There may be more of an impetus to try and reach out to them, to find out who they are."
April 30, 1999 | ROSEANN LANGLOIS
With a quiet "Thank you," 10-year-old Barrett Korber on Thursday accepted the Officer of the Year award from the California Boating Officers Assn. on behalf of his father. All eyes were on the boy during a memorial to his father, former Ventura Harbor Patrol Officer Paul Korber, who died in March 1998 south of the harbor rescuing a mother and her two sons from heavy rip currents.
September 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer has been authorized to bring in a private pathologist to perform a second autopsy on her son, the head coroner in the Bahamas said Friday. The reality TV star and former Playboy playmate found her 20-year-old son Daniel Wayne Smith unresponsive Sept. 10 in her hospital room, three days after she gave birth to a daughter. She called for help but doctors were unable to revive him. The Bahamas coroner's office has termed Daniel Smith's death "suspicious."
June 11, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
Christy Albaugh will give her 24-year-old adopted son, Tim, a new life today. Albaugh, 48, of Placentia is donating one of her kidneys to her son so he can survive without dialysis. "As a mom, I couldn't imagine not doing it. While I didn't give him life the first time, now I have that chance," she said. "To find out that he and I were a match was miraculous for me."
August 14, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police shot and killed the son of a sheriff's deputy, claiming the young man had gestured toward them with a knife, officers said. Johnnie Nakao, the 21-year-old son of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy John Nakao, had tried to steal a CD player in a Radio Shack on Thursday, police said. The officers tried to use the less-lethal Taser stun guns to subdue him, but the weapons malfunctioned, the officers said.
March 28, 2000 | LON EUBANKS
Danny Tarkanian, an assistant for his father, Jerry, at Fresno State, said Monday he has applied for the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball coaching job. Tarkanian said he has not been contacted by anyone on the school's search committee, which was appointed last week. "I'm interested in the position," Tarkanian said. "I always thought it was a good situation. I like that area." Tarkanian, 38, played for his father at Nevada Las Vegas from 1981-84 before graduating from law school.
May 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A French court convicted a son of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi for striking his pregnant companion in a Paris hotel, giving him a four-month suspended prison sentence and fining him $628, the Paris prosecutor's office said. Hannibal Kadafi was not in court for the verdict, which found him guilty of assault and illegal possession of a pistol. On Feb. 1, Kadafi brandished an automatic pistol while at Le Grand Hotel InterContinental in Paris.
April 29, 1986
A woman and two of her children died this morning when a fire swept through their Pomona home, which had barred windows and doors that hampered rescue attempts, firefighters said. Two other youngsters in the home were critically injured, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries. A sixth resident escaped serious injury. The dead were identified as Cheryl Williams, 33, and her sons Charles, 17, and Jeffrey, 3. Firefighters were called to the house at 5:22 a.m.
June 16, 2008 | Ruben Vives
An Amber Alert was issued Sunday after a man allegedly shot his estranged wife and kidnapped his sons in Sunland. According to Officer Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Po- lice Department, the mother dropped off her two sons at her estranged husband's home in the 10400 block of McBroom Street, about 10:40 a.m. Police said the couple argued and the man shot his wife at least 13 times, but she was able to speak before being taken to a hospital....
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