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January 9, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Villa Park radiologist who developed a homemade AIDS drug was sentenced Wednesday to three years' informal probation and fined $12,000 for his part in advertising and selling the product. Stephen Herman, 55, pleaded guilty in Central Municipal Court to 10 misdemeanor counts in connection with the sale of the drug called Viroxan.
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October 9, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the time a friend finally found him, Mark Snider had lain helpless in his bathtub for three days. Naked and in shock, he was in the fetal position, his body racked by blood poisoning, pneumonia and severe staph infection. Snider, a Beverly Hills floral designer with AIDS, recently had begun taking an underground AIDS drug called Viroxan. Four days after he was discovered in the tub, he was dead.
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October 9, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the time a friend finally found him, Mark Snider had lain helpless in his bathtub for three days. Naked and in shock, he was in the fetal position, his body racked by blood poisoning, pneumonia and severe staph infection. Snider, a Beverly Hills floral designer with AIDS, recently had begun taking an underground AIDS drug called Viroxan. Four days after he was discovered in the tub, he was dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Villa Park radiologist who developed a homemade AIDS drug was sentenced Wednesday to three years' informal probation and fined $12,000 for his part in advertising and selling the product. Stephen Herman, 55, pleaded guilty in Central Municipal Court to 10 misdemeanor counts in connection with the sale of the drug called Viroxan.
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April 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The judge who must settle the Woody Allen-Mia Farrow child custody fight said he was "the least qualified person to do that" after the last witness testified that the truth may never emerge about whether the filmmaker sexually abused his 7-year-old adopted daughter. The statement from Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Elliot Wilk came during an exchange with Stephen Herman, an expert on child sexual abuse called by Farrow. Herman was the last in a parade of witnesses on both sides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Villa Park radiologist who developed a homemade AIDS drug was sentenced Wednesday to three years of informal probation and fined $12,000 for his part in advertising and selling the drug. Stephen Herman, 55, pleaded guilty in Central Municipal Court to 10 misdemeanor counts in connection with the sale of the drug called Viroxan.
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January 9, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County radiologist who developed an AIDS drug in his kitchen sink in partnership with a North Hollywood doctor was sentenced Wednesday to three years informal probation and fined $12,000 for his part in advertising and selling the drug. Stephen Herman, 55, of Villa Park pleaded guilty in Central Municipal Court in Santa Ana to 10 misdemeanor counts in connection with the sale of the drug, called Viroxan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1991 | LYNN SMITH
A Villa Park doctor and his son pleaded not guilty Wednesday to advertising and selling a homemade medicine, Viroxan, as a cure for AIDS. Authorities have alleged that four AIDS patients died after receiving the treatment. The 16 felony counts allege that Dr. Stephen Herman, a radiologist, and his son, James, violated various health and safety codes as well as committing grand theft by taking money under false pretenses, Deputy Dist. Atty. Craig McKinnon said.
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October 25, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Louis Zara, 91, a publisher, art collector and author of historical fiction, died Oct. 5 at his home in New York City. Zara, a former executive at Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. in Chicago, wrote fictional accounts of the lives of historical greats, including Stephen Crane, Herman Melville and Philip II of Spain. He wrote nearly a dozen novels, including "This Land Is Ours" (1940), which followed one family's life on the American frontier between 1755 and 1835.
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December 11, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A North Hollywood physician who injected AIDS patients with a homemade chemical of no proven value has had his medical license revoked, the first such action against a California doctor accused of AIDS quackery. Administrative Law Judge M.
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April 3, 1994 | BEN DOBBIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the first chink of sunlight after a rainstorm, 4-year-old Derrick Robie would dig for worms. Once he got them lined up on the back porch--Mommy, Daddy, brother, baby--he'd give each worm a kiss. Everything he could dream up, he was into--swatting tee balls, mixing meat loaf, helping unscrew lug nuts off the car wheel, hoarding hickory nuts in his coat pocket. "As much of a boy (as) he was," said his father, "he was very gentle with things."
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February 23, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse. After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that took 11 lives and created "immense environmental damage" in and around the gulf. (Those words were uttered by a Department of Justice official just over a year ago, when BP pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges and agreed to pay $4 billion in penalties and fines.)
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