February 10, 1998
William Lambert, 78, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who wrote an article for Life magazine that brought down a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Lambert was dubbed by a former editor "the modern-day father of investigative journalism." Lambert capped his long career with a story in Life magazine that helped force Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas to resign in 1969.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1989
Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder in a drug-related kidnaping March 31 that led to a shooting and the separate kidnaping of two young girls, who were found unharmed. Robert Charles Cummings, 32, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Richmond, Calif., on two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon, said Detective Richard Cesaroni of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station.
December 18, 1988 |
The Book of Mormon begins with a story of murder sanctioned by God. It is a story critical to understanding how in Mormon theology holy ends can justify what to non-believers would appear to be evil means. And the concept of holy justification for otherwise abominable conduct is at the core of these two superb books about a skilled forger and how the very top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became entangled with him and then tried to mislead law enforcement, the faithful and the public about their conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1989 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said a kidnap victim became a kidnaper after drug buyers gave him and accomplices $150,000 for 12 boxes of Betty Crocker pudding mix. Deputies are seeking Wallace Turner, 35, of Los Angeles in the kidnaping Friday of two girls--Amanda Engholm, 4, and her sister, Jana, 2, of Wildomar in Riverside County--from a Castaic service station. Turner stole a van containing the two girls after escaping from his captors, said Lt.
November 15, 1992 |
Before I knew how to gamble, I used to gamble a lot. I remember approaching a blackjack table in an after-hours joint on Sullivan Street in New York about 15 years ago. I bought in, and I asked the dealer what the house rules were. Every illegal game seemed to have a slight variation on the push-goes-to-the-house policy that separated illicit from licit blackjack. "The house rules?" the guy said. "The house rules are the house always wins." And he was right.
May 31, 1985 |
S.F. STYLE, L.A. NAME--Campton Place, the stylish hotel on San Francisco's Union Square, will indeed have a downtown L.A. version--in about two years. Next week Campton Place president Bill Wilkinson will announce that Ayala International (which owns Campton Place) and the Treptow Development Co. of Houston have purchased the Mayflower Hotel on Grand Avenue for a now-reported $12 million.