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May 24, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a little constipated. " None of the other diners paid much attention to Neiers - former reality TV star, recovering addict and convicted felon - as she pulled her daughter, Harper, to her breast and began to feed the 3-week-old. It was a moment of utter normalcy for Neiers, who shot to notoriety in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with being a part of a group of celebrity-obsessed young burglary suspects that came to be known as the "Bling Ring.
May 16, 1997
A stripper pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the 1995 shooting death of a music industry executive who was slain at his rented Malibu house. Suzette Melina McClure, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced June 3. She faces up to 19 years to life in prison and a fine of $10,000 for killing Charlie Minor, whose body was found in his bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds.
May 18, 1990 | United Press International
A Delaware County Common Pleas judge Thursday dismissed a member of a county investigative grand jury for hiring a male stripper to perform at the courthouse cafeteria. Judge Melvin G. Levy said the unidentified male alternate juror showed a lack of good judgment by hiring the stripper as a birthday surprise for a female juror.
July 21, 1990 | Reuters
Overenthusiastic women who tore the clothing off a male stripper at an engagement party have complained to Australian consumer affairs officials that he only performed for 10 minutes instead of the promised 30. Officials said a group of 25 women, who hired the male stripper to perform at an all-female engagement party for $134, complained that he failed to perform as promised.
January 6, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU
A Glendale man was booked on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday after he allegedly fired shots at a stripper and her bodyguard on a freeway after she refused to have sex with him, authorities said. Although at least four bullets hit the car, no one was injured. Steve Iskenderian, 21, is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail and will be arraigned Friday, said Det. Dan O'Hanian of the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division.
April 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Accused spy Robert Philip Hanssen allegedly brought a stripper to religious services at his suburban Virginia church and spent at least $10,000 on a car for her in what authorities believe was a proselytizing effort, sources close to the investigation said this week. Federal investigators, who have interviewed the woman, are also examining whether Hanssen bought her gifts in the early 1990s, according to sources.
February 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Fire officials in Tampa announced that five firefighters were disciplined for inviting strippers to their fire station for a nude and topless photo session. The women, identified only as Jamie and Heather, posed with a firetruck. They were naked in some photos and wore high heels, firefighters' pants and suspenders in others. The firefighters were charged with neglect of duty, moral turpitude and insubordination. One of the men, a captain, was fired.
June 6, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG
A 42-year-old Thousand Oaks man and a stripper hired to perform at his son's birthday party were each placed on three years unsupervised probation Thursday, fined $100 and ordered to perform 48 hours of community service work. Craig Fritz and Candida Fleeman, 25, of Burbank pleaded no contest before Municipal Judge Bruce Clark to respective charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and committing lewd acts with a minor, according to Ventura lawyer Louis Samonsky Jr.
April 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Georgetown Mayor Koleen Brooks, a former stripper accused of baring her breasts in a bar and mishandling her job, was ousted by a landslide vote in a recall election. The final tally was 339 to 176. Brooks said she would run for mayor again next year. She said she wasn't disappointed over losing. "It probably just saved me 10 years on my life," she said. Town Clerk Phyllis Mehrer said 61% of Georgetown's registered voters cast ballots.
October 24, 1989 | JIM CARLTON
A campuswide forum on morals will be held today at Chapman College in response to an incident last month in which a stripper was hired to entertain at an off-campus fraternity party. The forum, entitled "A Question of Values," is set for 11 a.m. in Hashinger Hall on campus and will feature a discussion among students and faculty on values that Chapman College "stands for and should uphold," Pamela Ezell, the school's spokeswoman, said.
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