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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 RUDY YNIGUEZ,Staff Writer | October 22, 2005
Official records from the Albuquerque, N.M.-based Sandia National Laboratory confirm the so-called Salton Sea Test Base was used by the laboratory during its nuclear weapons program but that no fissionable material was ever present. Will Keener, a Sandia spokesman, said nuclear cores were removed and replaced with ?joint test assemblies.? ?Sandia did not do any testing at the Salton Sea involving fissionable materials,? he said by phone Friday. ?We did test weapons from the stockpile by dropping them into the sea.?
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BY SARAH HORNE | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 17, 2010
MEXICALI — Mexican border cities are often portrayed as run down by drug cartels, but the dominant drug cartel in Mexicali could be the top reason the city is reportedly safer than others. “The drug cartels that are here in Baja California have taken this part of the state as a territory where it isn’t convenient to create conflict,” Mexicali attorney Arnoldo Castilla García said. Mexicali has a 2009 murder rate more than three times less than Tijuana, according to rates calculated from the Secretaria de Seguridad Pública del Estado de Baja California.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | February 11, 2012
Presale tickets and family value packs are on sale throughout the Valley for the 2012 California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta, which kicks off March 2 with a theme of “Tropical Nights and Carnival Delights.” Tickets are available at Sonic Burger in El Centro and Calexico; Goyal's Shell, Brawley; the fair box office and all Rabobank locations in the Valley. Family Value Packs are available at the Imperial Valley Mall and the fair box office. There are several different ways to buy presale fair tickets.
SPORTS
By MICHAEL DUKES | Sports Writer | January 26, 2013
HOLTVILLE - With the descent of some 28 wrestling teams and nearly 400 participants upon the John A. Kirchenbauer Sports Complex at Holtville High for Friday's 50th annual Holtville High Rotary Invitational, Holtville junior Lance Angulo felt the need to perform as he has rarely felt before. “When you're wrestling in front of the home crowd,” he said after his third period cradle-pin of Southwest High's Nathan Martinez, “you've definitely got to keep your coaches - and especially the townsfolk - happy.” But it wasn't just the home team - or any other Valley team, for that matter - that saw themselves as wrestling for more than pride.
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By JONATHAN DALE, Special Sections Coordinator | April 24, 2009
The United States has been abuzz the past two weeks with the news that American merchant Capt. Richard Phillips was rescued from the hands of Somali pirates by a trio of Navy SEAL snipers. The story has more in common with the Imperial Valley than many might think, as Wind Zero CEO Brandon Webb, who is trying to bring a law enforcement training facility to the Valley, was the Navy SEAL sniper course manager who helped put into place the techniques used by the team in freeing Phillips from captivity.
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By DARREN SIMON | March 24, 2002
Staff Writer The time is 10 p.m. The day, Friday. It's cold; the wind gusty. A lone woman walks along Adams Avenue near 12th Street in El Centro. She is pacing in front of a liquor store ? waiting, watching. A pickup pulls up beside her; the driver looking for a little company. "Looking for a date?" the woman asks. For several hours Friday night and Saturday morning that scenario played out over and over again. The woman was one of three undercover officers taking part in an operation meant to strike at those soliciting the services of prostitutes and ultimately get some drugs and drug pushers off the streets.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | September 9, 2012
The Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded Imperial County Community Development Block Grants totaling nearly $2.4 million, according to a press release from Sen. Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista. Two major cleanups - one in Niland and one in Bombay Beach - have each been funded $250,000, as well as two water system improvements - one in Seeley and one in Winterhaven - to help better serve Imperial County constituents of the 40th Senate District, according to the press release.
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By HEATHER BREMNER, Staff Writer | July 11, 2005
HOLTVILLE ? Ten years. Ten years of her life were spent in a room, steps from the boy, now a man, who stabbed her 14-year-old daughter to death. During those 10 years Vickie Hines watched Adan Garcia grow up. Every year at the parole hearings, she watched as Garcia claimed remorse for his actions. She listened as Garcia explained exactly what happened that night during his 13th year of life. And every time Hines attended a hearing she knew another year was tacked on, that Garcia was one step closer to turning 25 and walking into freedom.
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By ELIZABETH VARIN, Staff Writer | January 5, 2010
HOLTVILLE — Residents may not have seen an impact to law enforcement services Monday, but it was there. The Sheriff’s Department took over law enforcement services for the city, but many don’t expect there to be a dip in service during the transition. It was “business as usual” for the new personnel in the office Monday, said Undersheriff Fred Miramontes. There isn’t too much to change because the Sheriff’s Department has already been a presence in the city.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Two women were arrested with a bag of the deadly poison ricin in what authorities believe was not a terrorist plot but a failed attempt by the pair to kill a Marine married to one of them. Astrid K. Tepatti and Ebony Wood, both 21, allegedly cooked up a small amount of the deadly poison derived from castor beans by using a recipe they obtained over the Internet. It was found by California Highway Patrol officers Sunday inside a vehicle the two women were traveling in near Winterhaven.
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By DONNA HAMPTON, Contributing Writer | January 26, 2001
Her doors opened on May 8, 1915. The five-story hotel, named after the gracious heroine in the Harold Bell Wright novel "The Winning of Barbara Worth" was a "Spanish Renaissance" beauty with classic, fine features. Tall and stately, she graced the northwest corner of Seventh and Main streets in El Centro with a grandeur that turned heads and commanded respect. She was well-dressed. Four murals, depicting events in Imperial Valley's history as well as scenic locations, decorated her walls, murals painted in oil by two artists from Chicago.
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February 26, 2010
I went to Subway the other day to buy two footlongs. I wanted one toasted and was told by the employee that Subway now charges to have a footlong toasted. My question is, why? I asked the employee and she didn’t have an answer. Are they going to charge for baking your bread, too? Is the oven contracted by some other company? What gives? Money is not the issue, just curiosity. I think it sounds ridiculous? — Soft and Doughy, El Centro We chose to answer this question as an example of the public’s blatant abuse of PROBE.
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Adelante | January 24, 2011
CALEXICO — Una mujer falleció y un hombre resultó herido durante un accidente ocurrido al oriente de la ciudad el fin de semana, reportó la Patrulla de Caminos de California. El incidente se registró alrededor de las 5:49 de la tarde del 22 de enero, en la esquina del Camino  Heber y la Ruta Estatal 7, cerca de la Garita Este. La occisa fue identificada como Martha Arroyo, de 44 años de edad y residente de Holtville. La fallecida viajaba a bordo de un Hyundai, modelo 2000, conducido por Juan Arroyo, de 45 años de edad y también residente de Holtville.
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Imperial Valley Press | March 26, 2011
LOS ALGODONES — Snowbirds flock to Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, every year to safely save, at times, thousands of dollars on medical services. Snowbirds Jerry and Kathy Martin of Utah have been coming to the town for 28 years, and both have had dental work done there. “Medical and dental work is done better here,” Kathy said. “It’s more efficient. I’ll never go back to a U.S. dentist.” Charles and Doris Gillespie of Bandera, Texas, bought $500 worth of medication Friday that they said would have cost them $4,000 in the United States.
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