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March 20, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
    It was a collision that rewrote the future of a young man: A football team captain on the verge of heading off to college would instead become a childlike invalid who struggled to tie his shoes. Edward Acuna was 17 when he took the field for Pomona's Garey High on an October night. In the fourth quarter, he sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit. When the defensive lineman eventually gained consciousness, he was partially paralyzed, unable to utter simple words and had lost his short-term memory.
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BUSINESS
March 22, 1988 | JAMES F. PELTZ, Times Staff Writer
American Ecology Corp., a waste-disposal concern based in Agoura Hills, won a round in its legal fight with the state of Illinois over hazardous-waste sites near Sheffield, about 120 miles west of Chicago. Illinois Circuit Judge Fred P. Wagner last week dismissed one of two suits that Illinois had filed against U.S. Ecology Inc., a subsidiary of American Ecology. At issue are two chemical-waste sites and a low-level radioactive-waste site that U.S. Ecology had operated near Sheffield.
NEWS
January 16, 2002 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After an eight-month review, the Bush administration announced Tuesday that it will proceed with lawsuits filed by the Clinton administration against polluting power companies because they are consistent with the Clean Air Act. "The department takes seriously its obligation to enforce the laws protecting our nation's environment," Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said in a statement.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Word of Jessica Lauren Pry's birth was delivered to her delighted relatives in this Chicago suburb by a red-and-white pizza wagon--along with a certificate good for a large pizza.
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