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Orange County Register: An Adventure City security guard shot and killed an Inland Empire man who'd roughed him up around 11 p.m. Tuesday, long after closing time. Ed Gomez, a 14-year employee of the Stanton amusement park, was taken to a hospital and treated for a gash on his head. . . . Roman Catholic priest Michael Nguyen is suing five of his fellow priests, Bishop Tod Brown and the Diocese of Orange for allegedly spreading lies about his competency. That's Nguyen's competency, not Brown's. . . . Thanks to a satellite hook-up, Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Rodriguez watched from Iraq the birth of his daughter Ava Marie in Mission Viejo. . . . A jury awarded $880,000 to Anaheim's Ricardo Ureno, who was 13 in 2002 when he was seriously injured after a garbage truck struck the bike he was riding. . . . Mourners remembered Huntington Beach's Charles "Mask" Lewis Jr. of MMA and TapouT fame.

Los Angeles Times: Thousands are expected to be teabagging today. . . . Speaking of teabagging: Hey, LA Times, welcome to the coverage of Steve Rocco's ketchup-theft trial. Where've you been? . . . Joseph Elias George Ettima--a 26-year-old career criminal who was wanted in January's fatal stabbing of his grandmother Emma Louise Hardwick-Street, 69, whose body and Los Alamitos apartment were then set on fire--was captured in Mexico City. . . .  Americans for Safe Access asked a federal appeals panel based in California to stop the U.S. government from spreading lies about the medicinal benefits of marijuana. (Why stop with lies about that?) . . . Gardena-based Z Gallerie, the garish home furnishings retailer with a store at South Coast Plaza, filed for bankruptcy protection, citing slumping sales.


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