She was found by her roommate in the hallway of their split-level bungalow at 1911 Pinehurst Road in the Hollywood Hills at approximately 9 a.m. and pronounced dead by paramedics at 9:28, February 22, 2001. Her body was faceup on the carpeting near the entrance to their bathroom, and when Jen opened the front door that morning and saw her from across the room, she at first thought it was some sort of practical joke. Ashley was known for her occasional put-ons and tricks, but as Jen got closer, it was impossible to miss all the blood. It was trailing from Ashley’s nose and mouth and matted in her hair. It had drenched the green terry-cloth robe she was wearing as well as the blue tank top that was stretched around her torso and the shorts that were bunched around her thighs. It covered her arms, legs, and hands with a sickening sheen, nearly obscuring the bracelet tattoo she had around her left ankle. It had turned the carpet around her body a dark, angry red. An external … [Read more...] about What I Know About My Best Friend’s Murder
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At first, Maddie Bockstahler thought she might be able to navigate downtown Greenville’s overburdened parking landscape — but by the end of the first year of her job as a restaurant hostess, she had racked up hundreds of dollars in tickets that some days made her feel like she had worked just to pay to park. MORE: 5 tips to make parking in downtown Greenville easier While working at Soby's New South Cuisine, she would find a two-hour space, set an alarm on her phone and move to another space to get to that special safe zone when parking attendants clock out for the day. But she soon found another challenge: If you don’t move far enough to another zone, you get a bigger ticket — nearly three times as expensive — for trying to trick the system. “I don’t know the parameters of where you’re allowed to move to not get ticketed, so I just guessed, and it never really worked out in my favor,” she said. “I just … [Read more...] about Parking in downtown Greenville: City recognizes problem, but solution isn’t what you think
“Cold beer, hot lights, my sweet romantic teenage nights. . .’’ Doc, this is Doc. I have a problem. I’m shakin’ over heah, boss.* I got the tremors. The sweats are back. I didn’t sleep Sunday night. Every time I closed my eyes, I saw Dave Shula talking to Dave Klingler while having lunch with Derrick Fenner. It’s the 90s flashbacks. I thought they was gone for good, Doc. Marvin banished ‘em in 2003, his very first season, when The Men went 8-8. The Bengals went to a few playoff games. Lost ‘em, but life was so much better. You have any idea what it’s like to nearly nod off, only to have visions of Mike Brown staring at you? “Daugherty, you’ve been Bengalized! Again!’’ I’m thankful every day I escaped the Lost Decade whole. So many didn’t. Shula left to run restaurants. I don’t recall what Gus Frerotte did after he threw that left-handed INT in Cleveland. (The ultimate of what … [Read more...] about Doc’s Morning Line: It’s a case of the 90s flashbacks for Cincinnati Bengals fans
By now, workers should have been putting the finishing touches on Linda and Matt Jensen’s backyard. The couple had big plans for their new custom home in northwest Surprise. They envisioned a swimming pool with a detached spa, an outdoor barbecue, a pergola and walkways paved with travertine. Instead, the couple say they paid a contractor more than $90,000 just to be left with a pool-sized dirt hole. The Jensens say they are one of Bill Schlosser’s many victims across the West Valley. Schlosser, a Surprise resident, owns Modern Outdoor, a hardscape and landscape business. Neither he, nor his business, have a license to operate in the state, and law enforcement is now investigating his work. “He knows how to talk and make it sound good,” Matt Jensen said. “Part of the blame is on me for shelling out all of this money.” Criminal charges pending The Arizona Republic spoke with five West Valley families who hired or worked with Schlosser … [Read more...] about An Arizona couple wanted a dream backyard. Instead, they got a pool-size dirt hole.
Two They started this job more than a year ago. Most homeowners would be annoyed at how long it’s taking. I’m not. They’re building it for free. They’re building it for me. I bring them water. I kiss one good night but not the other. One is my boyfriend of 10 years. The other is my husband. My husband and I actually consider ourselves exes, but we never divorced. We still love each other, just not romantically. We have lived together all these years under the same roof, although not the same bedroom. Tiny Love Stories Discover our new weekly feature, Tiny Love Stories , which is essentially Modern Love in miniature — five reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. What happened was this: 15 years ago, I woke up in the night, nudged him awake and said, “I need your permission to have an affair.” Our then 2-year-old son had just left the family bed. My husband and I were alone again with a gaping hole where passion should … [Read more...] about When a Boyfriend Joins the Marriage