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2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Aug. 5--BARSTOW -- The 2008 Olympic Games open in Beijing Friday, representing the death of one man's dream that the international trial of athletic prowess would be held in Barstow.

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Aug. 5--BARSTOW -- Monterrey Pictures Entertainment LLC announced Monday that it will produce "Barstow," a dark comedy-drama following the lives of three desperate men living in Barstow.

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 23--BARSTOW -- The Barstow City Council unanimously approved a plan to bring a Wal-Mart Distribution Center to Barstow.

2008-07-18 15:00:46

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 18--BARSTOW -- Metal thieves recently zeroed in on another source of cash, and Barstow car owners are paying the price.

2008-07-17 15:00:49

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 17--BARSTOW -- Three men had to be rescued from their car after they attempted to drive through a flooded section of Soap Mine Road east of Old State Highway 58 Tuesday night. The car was unable to make the crossing.

2008-07-12 15:00:15

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 12--As large swathes of Central and Northern California burn, spurring mass evacuations, Barstow area firefighters are among the hundred of crews battling the wildfires. A crew of three from the Barstow Fire Protection District headed by Capt.

2008-07-12 15:00:13

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 12--BA R S T OW -- D e p u t i e s caught an escaped jail inmate who took refuge at Barstow High School Friday morning.

2008-07-09 15:00:00

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 9--BARSTOW -- Several Barstow firefighters sat in the City Council Chambers Monday night to watch the Council members move closer to collecting more money for the Barstow Fire Protection District.

2008-07-09 15:00:00

By Aaron Aupperlee, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jul. 9--BARSTOW -- A last-minute letter from an Inland Empire law firm in opposition of the proposed Wal-Mart Distribution Center caused the City Council to delay a vote approving the project until later in July.

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Abby Sewell, Desert Dispatch, Barstow, Calif. Jun. 25--BARSTOW -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed Monday to consider new protections for the habitat of a rare plant that grows only in the Mojave Desert in and around Fort Irwin.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.