February 6, 2011 |
Thousands of immigrants from India have crossed into the United States illegally at the southern tip of Texas in the last year, part of a mysterious and rapidly growing human-smuggling pipeline that is backing up court dockets, filling detention centers and triggering investigations. The immigrants, mostly young men from poor villages, say they are fleeing religious and political persecution. More than 1,600 Indians have been caught since the influx began here early last year, while an undetermined number, perhaps thousands, are believed to have sneaked through undetected, according to U.S. border authorities.
June 26, 1986
William E. Peterson, Brad W. Smith and Chris Yurcek have been added by McGladrey Hendrickson & Pullen as staff accountants.
June 8, 1986
A Coast Guard report conducted two years ago questioned the stability of the ill-fated schooner Pride of Baltimore. "It's readily apparent to me that the Pride of Baltimore--even with only a paid crew on board--should never have sailed offshore with that rig," said William Peterson, a naval architect whose study of the Pride's stability characteristics agreed with the Coast Guard's 1984 report. Four people died when the Pride capsized and sank May 14 in a freak squall north of Puerto Rico.
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September 16, 1992
A 41-year-old man died Monday of internal injuries after scuffling with his brother over the weekend, San Diego police homicide detectives said. Michael Edward Peterson, 41, of the 400 block of 13th Street, was involved in a "pushing and shoving" match with his brother William Peterson on Sunday. After about two hours, Michael complained of stomach pains to William, and the two went to Scripps Memorial Hospital, Police Lt. Barbara Harrison said. Peterson died about 8:45 a.m.
March 10, 1989 |
The manager of a Huntington Beach fast-food restaurant was stabbed to death and a former employee today was arrested on suspicion of murder. Hilario Vaca Arroyo, 21, of Huntington Beach reportedly entered the El Pollo Loco restaurant in the 16000 block on Golden West Street at 10:38 p.m. Thursday and stabbed the manager, Anand Dewan, in the chest, Huntington Beach Police Sgt. William Peterson said. Police charged Arroyo also took an undetermined amount of money.
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June 14, 2005 |
A lone sailor wrapping up an around-the-world voyage in a 40-foot sailboat had to be rescued when his mast broke in rough seas 800 miles off the California coast -- just two weeks shy of the end of his nine-year odyssey. A Navy helicopter brought William Peterson, 56, to San Diego on Monday. Peterson, who wasn't injured, flew home to San Francisco. Shortly before midnight Friday, Peterson activated his emergency beacon when his mast broke, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert K. Lanier.