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News | December 29, 2004
Several psychiatrists have said that Scott Peterson is a psychopath. A psychopath is NOT a psycho. He is not insane. He is conscienceless. At one time the psychopath was called a "moral degenerate. " Later he was renamed a "psychopath" and "sociopath. " Sociopath is the term I prefer to use. One noted psychologist, Hervey Cleckley, wrote what I believe to be the definitive (early) study of social pathology. He titled that book "The Mask of Sanity. " A more modern psychiatrist calls sociopaths "Human Chameleons.
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By Brianna Lusk | October 29, 2006
Staff Writer It?s the feeling you get when you walk into a dark room. Something in the corner catches your eye, or a shadow moves behind the drapes unexpectedly. The hairs on the back of your neck instantly stand on end and goose bumps run down your arms. Whether you?ve experienced something like the following stories or you dismiss tales of floating orbs and see-through Caspers as nothing more than figments of one?s imagination, the Imperial Valley has a number of haunting stories passed down through the years.
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By JULIO MORALES | Staff Writer, Copy Editor | May 16, 2013
The latest proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to eliminate season passes for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area is proving to be a tough sell among visitors and local officials. The proposal was first announced, and criticized, at the Bureau's Desert Advisory Council subgroup meeting last month. One local official and member of the subgroup expressed concern that the BLM's proposal failed to take into account the unique economic circumstances of many local residents.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA, Sports Editor | January 24, 2010
Sparta in ancient Greece was no doubt a fascinating city in world history. Its dominant military power ensured the Spartans a spot in the B.C. timeline. The ancient Greeks were also the first to have established boxing. That, plus its mentality of discipline and training is why longtime boxer and new boxing gymnasium owner Fernando Lara decided to name his new gym, Sparta Boxing. “When I was in college, I did a report on the city of Sparta and I was very fascinated with it to the point where I named my youngest son, Maximus,” Lara said.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | October 30, 2011
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, people all around the Valley have their own tales of spooky experiences. Calexico resident Chuy Iniguez used to work the graveyard shift with Imperial Irrigation District on the All-American Canal. One night he looked down the bank and saw several people walking. “I got scared, blinked twice and started walking to where the people were supposed to be, but they weren't there,” he said. “I used to get scared, but after the first five years working there, I got used to it. You see all this stuff and aren't sure if it's your mind playing tricks.
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By MICHAEL A. SALORIO | April 8, 2003
Staff Writer CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON ? The 57-year-old inmate stabbed to death here Monday morning was a founding member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, according to a prison official. Correctional Lt. Gary Stratton identified the victim as Wendell Norris, who had been incarcerated for 24 years on a second-degree murder conviction out of Solano County. The Aryan Brotherhood is a white supremacist prison gang with a feared reputation for committing ruthless acts of violence, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Web site states.
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By MARIO RENTERÍA | August 4, 2002
Staff Writer It's easy to forget what those who enforce the law risk while providing for the public's safety and protection. Most are proud to serve their communities and consider it their duty to put their lives on the line every day. California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Navarrete is one of those officers who loves his job and helping his community. Born in Mexicali, Navarrete did what many told him he couldn't do. He joined the Highway Patrol and has been a sworn officer for three years.
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By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | May 30, 2002
Any former Cub Scout or Boy Scout who subscribed to Boy's Life 40 years ago will remember the Northwest School of Taxidermy ad. You could find the ad in Field & Stream, Sports Afield and Outdoor Life as well. And every time I turned a page and saw it I was sucked in like a moth to a flame as I read the ad from start to finish looking at the pictures of the wild game that had been mounted by the graduates. It wasn't an impressive ad but boy did it hook young teen-agers like me. I was trapped by age 12 and after mowing many yards, turning in hundreds of soda pop bottles for the refund and trapping every muskrat in the Tamarack Canal, I had enough money to sign up for the correspondence course.
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By ERIC GALVAN,Staff Writer | August 5, 2006
Through the 1980s, MTV defined a generation. Through the 1990s, it chartered new ground. And now, 25 years later, MTV is having the kind of effect on a generation that it did when it first aired ? kind of. Launched in 1981, Music Television recently turned 25 years old, but did so not so much with a bang, but rather with an attentionless thud. ?MTV didn?t even celebrate its 25th anniversary,? said Robert J. Thompson, popular culture professor and director of Syracuse University?
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By William Roller | Imperial Valley Press Staff | December 30, 2010
To get a career a young person needs an education, Bill Cole, a driver’s education instructor at Central Union High School in El Centro says. “Parents should be sure their students are in school and doing their best,” Cole said. Starting in January one of several laws takes effect in California. SB1317, sponsored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will charge parents with a misdemeanor if their children miss too much school. Parents could face a $2,000 fine and up to a year in jail if prosecutors prove they failed to reasonably encourage their children to attend school.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | July 21, 2011
There have been several reports about a “Ding Dong Ditcher” on the loose. The two areas that have suffered these attacks have been Brawley and Imperial. I say suffered because apparently this criminal is ringing doorbells as early as 3 a.m. For those of us who have to wake up early to go to work, this is disastrous. What can we do about this inconsiderate idiot that obviously has too much time on his/her hands? Oh … please don't suggest “the police.” - Tired, Imperial We're wondering whom we should contact, if we can't contact the police?
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By ELIZABETH VARIN | Imperial Valley Press Digital Media News Editor | February 7, 2013
A former politician who made national news after a video went viral showing him hitting his stepson with a belt has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge. Anthony Sanchez, a former Imperial Irrigation District director, will serve three years of probation, 50 hours of community service and enroll in an anger management class after pleading to the lesser charge alleged against him in Imperial County Superior Court. Because of the plea, the District Attorney's Office dropped the felony inflicting injury to a child charge against him. Sanchez was accused of hitting his stepson with a belt after a video was posted to YouTube in June.
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Staff report | February 13, 2013
On Valentine's Day, travelers may wish to bring flowers with them from Mexico into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials want residents and visitors to know what to expect when they cross the border. Chrysanthemums, gladiolas and orange jasmine from Mexico are prohibited through the passenger ports of entry, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection. So travelers cannot bring arrangements with those flowers into the country through a passenger port of entry, like the Calexico border crossing.
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By SILVIO J. PANTA, Staff Writer | May 9, 2008
Maria Tarazon, who runs a small insurance brokerage, said she knew little about the Silver Oriental Massage on Fourth Street but did recall seeing cars coming and going from the rear of the location. ?I saw cars coming in and out all the time when I was at the front desk,? Tarazon said Thursday. Watch video Tarazon, who estimated the massage parlor was opened for about six months, wasn?t the only one who noticed the activity at the location. El Centro police conducted a sting operation Wednesday night that resulted in the arrest of a woman suspected of prostitution.
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