California Girl 1972 [HOT]
A 47-year-old mystery as to who killed an 11-year-old girl last seen on Thanksgiving Day in 1972 has been solved, Torrance police said on Wednesday, as they named a man who died in Arizona in 2003 as the murder suspect.
California Girl 1972
In 1951, Girl Scout Cookies came in three varieties: Sandwich, Shortbread, and Chocolate Mints (now known as Thin Mints). With the rise of the suburbs in postwar America, girls began selling Girl Scout Cookies at tables in shopping malls.
In the early 1990s, two licensed bakers supplied local Girl Scout councils with cookies for girls to sell, and by 1998, this number had grown again to three. Eight cookie varieties were available, including low-fat and sugar-free selections.
Dick Pulsifer: They were like twins. She just followed him all over and did everything he did. So it was great.John Larson: What are some of your fondest memories of your little girl at that point?Dick Pulsifer: Well, she's always crawling on you. You know, that's a kid thing. And then pretty soon, they're pulling themselves up. And then they're walking and talking.
John Larson: What is life like when you have to wonder and look at every little girl you see?Dick Pulsifer: You're always seeing that child somewhere, walking through a crowd. Wow, that could have been her, you know.John Larson: And this isn't like once a year.Dick Pulsifer: No, it's all the time.
Larry Yellin (Orange County Deputy District Attorney): She's just this little kid. I got the feeling very early on, in seeing this one little grainy picture, that is all we had at the time of this little blonde girl, and you kind of get an image of what she could have been maybe, growing up-- what her life could have been like, the things that she was deprived. And so, you are driven to find out what happened.
Larry Yellin: We started this investigation thinking she was dead, but wouldn't it be great if we were wrong. And wouldn't it be great if we could reunite this now-adult girl with her long lost father.John Larson: Maybe she did go to another family or ran away or grew up with somebody. How do you prove that's not the case?Larry Yellin: Because of all the avenues that we went to, all the hints or clues we could have had, all lead us to the sad conclusion. And that is: she was dead and she never left that house in Huntington Beach alive.
John Larson: What is it about that 30-year-old grainy picture of that little girl?Larry Yellin: Because she's anybody, which means she's everybody, you know. And we should not let her just be lost and forgotten.
The share of reported abortions performed on women outside their state of residence was much higher before the 1973 Roe decision that stopped states from banning abortion. In 1972, 41% of all abortions in D.C. and the 20 states that provided this information to the CDC that year were performed on women outside their state of residence. In 1973, the corresponding figure was 21% in the District of Columbia and the 41 states that provided this information, and in 1974 it was 11% in D.C. and the 43 states that provided data.
The annual number of reported deaths from induced abortions tended to be higher in the 1980s, when it ranged from nine to 16, and from 1972 to 1979, when it ranged from 13 to 54 (1972 was the first year the CDC began collecting this data). One driver of the decline was the drop in deaths from illegal abortions. There were 35 deaths from illegal abortions in 1972, the last full year before Roe v. Wade. The total fell to 19 in 1973 and to single digits or zero every year after that. (The number of deaths from legal abortions has also declined since then, though with some slight variation over time.)
In 1972, the college became California State University, Chico. Academic departments and programs, previously grouped by schools, were reorganized into colleges, and, in 1982, the campus was dedicated as an arboretum.
However, now that the population of DES daughters has become older (the youngest having been born in 1972), the relative benefits and harms of this approach compared with what is recommended for DES-unexposed individuals is unclear. For example, no guidelines address the age at which screening exams can end for these individuals. 041b061a72