Man charged with stealing gold crowns from corpses
LANCASTER — Aformer funeralhome apprentice has been chargedwith stealing gold crowns from theteeth of corpses in the AntelopeValley.Authorities say 39-year-old PeteLara was charged Wednesday withmore than two dozen felony counts,mostly burglary but also grand theftand possession of methampheta-mine.He was arrested Monday andremains jailed.Authorities say Lara was an appren-tice embalmer at Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funeral Home in Lancasterwhen he began taking the dentalcrowns and other items last year.Prosecutors contend that he disposedof the gold at pawn shops and jewel-ry exchanges.He faces up to 19 years in prison if convicted.
Baby born on Orange County freeway
SANTAANA— It was a rush deliv-ery on an Orange County freewayWednesday morning as a pregnantwoman gave birth in a car.Authorities say the woman’s hus-band was taking her to the hospitalbut the baby wouldn’t wait. He pulledonto the shoulder of State Route 22in Santa Ana.She delivered the child at around12:30 a.m. The Orange CountyRegister says it’s the woman’s fourthchild and she was a day overdue. Arriving paramedics cut the child’sumbilical cord and took mother andchild to the hospital, where they’resaid to be doing fine.There’s no word on whether it’s agirl or a boy.
High school bans body-shaking twerking
ALISO VIEJO — One SouthernCalifornia high school has addedtwerking to its list of dances that arebanned for students.The Orange County Registerreports Tuesday that administratorsat Aliso Niguel High School decidedthe rump-busting dance is sexuallysuggestive and should no longer beallowed on campus or at dances. Twerking now joins “freaking” and“grinding” as prohibited dances atthe Orange County school. Thosewho break the rules could be ineligi-ble for future dances for the remainderof the school year. Parents also willbe notified.No other high schools in theCapistrano Unified School Districtsay they have banned twerking. Twerking has gained recent popu-larity among teens thanks to popstar Miley Cyrus, but the dance hasbeen around for a while.
Woman gets jail time for framing volunteer
SANTAANA— ACalifornia womanwho planted drugs in the car of an ele-mentary school volunteer has beenordered to serve almost four monthsin jail.City News Service says Jill Eastergot a year’s sentence Wednesday afterpleading guilty to false imprison-ment, but a judge stayed most of theterm and she’ll only serve 120 days.She also must perform 100 hours of community service.Easter’s husband, Kent Easter, isexpected to face trial next week.Prosecutors say the Irvine coupleplanted prescription painkillers,marijuana and a marijuana pipe in thecar of a parent volunteer at theirson’s school in 2011, then calledpolice. Authorities say the Easters dislikedthe volunteer because they felt thewoman hadn’t properly supervisedtheir son.
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Rap performerVanilla Ice is 45.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
Martin Luther posted his 95 Theseson the door of the Wittenberg Palacechurch, marking the start of theProtestant Reformation in Germany.
“I would venture to guess that Anon,who wrote so many poemswithout signing them,was often a woman.”
— Virginia Woolf,English author and critic (1882-1941)
Film director PeterJackson is 52.Actress-singer Willow Smith is 13.
Project manager Yvonne Nagel and fellow actors perform at Movie Park Germany in Bottrop.
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English poet John Keats was born in London.
, Nevada became the 36th state.
Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek wasborn in Zhejiang Province.
, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gan-grene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.
the day after his “War of the Worlds” broadcasthad panicked radio listeners, Orson Welles expressed “deepregret” but also bewilderment that anyone had thought thesimulated Martian invasion was real.
, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpe-doed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some100 lives, even though the United States had not yet enteredWorld War II. Work was completed on the Mount RushmoreNational Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927.
a former U.S. Marine showed up at the U.S.Embassy in Moscow to declare he was renouncing hisAmerican citizenship so he could live in the Soviet Union.His name: Lee Harvey Oswald.
the body of Josef Stalin was removed fromLenin’s Tomb as part of the Soviet Union’s “de-Stalinization” drive.
President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to allU.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruit-ful peace negotiations.
, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassi-nated by two Sikh security guards.
, Pope John Paul II formally proclaimed that theRoman Catholic Church had erred in condemning theastronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not thecenter of the universe.
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(Answers tomorrow)CARGO DOUGH SORROW TURKEYYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:The veterinarian with laryngitis was a —“HOARSE” DOCTORNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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Actress Lee Grant is 88. Former astronaut Michael Collinsis 83. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather is 82. Folk singerTom Paxton is 76. Actor Ron Rifkin is 75. Actress SallyKirkland is 72. Actor David Ogden Stiers is 71. Actor BrianDoyle-Murray is 68. Actor Stephen Rea is 67. Olympic goldmedal long-distance runner Frank Shorter is 66. Actress DeidreHall is 65. Talk show host Jane Pauley is 63. Actor BrianStokes Mitchell is 56. Rock musician Larry Mullen is 52.Actor Dermot Mulroney is 50. Rock musician Mikkey Dee(Motorhead) is 50. Rock singer-musician Johnny Marr is 50.Actor Rob Schneider is 49.
The Daily Derby race winners are GorgeousGeorge,No.8,in ﬁrst place;Money Bags,No.11,in second place;and Gold Rush,No.1,in thirdplace.The race time was clocked at 1:41.03.
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