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2005

Archive
Posted 03/12/05
MEDIA COVERAGE
DOOR-TO-DOOR TRAVELING SALES CREWS
1964-1987
Media Coverage 1964 - 1987


2003

October, 2003
Beware of Magazine Scams

BY David Butcher
Los Gatos, California
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July 3, 2003
Job Scam Targets Teens With Promises Of 'Travel,' 'Fun'
Experts Say Door-To-Door Sales Jobs Can Be Dangerous
POSTED: 4:06 p.m. EDT July 3, 2003

NewsNet5.com
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June 2, 2003
Suspicious Job Ad

By Kim Covington
wzzm13.com
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2002



November 11, 2002
BBB Consumer Alert - Palmetto Marketing

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September 24 2002
Man uses camera to save his home
WNYT Staff
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May 24 2002
Salesman sought on sex complaints
Oshkosh Northwestern
Oshkosh Wisconsin
Residents alert Oshkosh police to man in 20s selling magazines
SEXCRIMINALS.COM
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May 17 2002
Employment ads can be misleading
Young people urged to be
careful of traveling sales crews
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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April 3, 2002
Solicitors' tactics generate complaints
Los Altos Hills
By Elizabeth Cloutman - Town Crier Staff Writer
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February 26, 2002
Salesmen suspected of burglary, forgery
UNIVERSITY CITY – Two 20-year-old men working as door-to-door
salesmen have been arrested and booked into county jail on
suspicion of burglary and forgery, police said.
San Diego crime watch
By: Mark Arner
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January 23, 2002
Magazine salesman convicted of assault.
The second case of two magazine salesmen charged
with sexually assaulting two Parker teen-age girls
last April ended in a conviction Jan. 10 after the
12-member jury deliberated two and a half hours.

Douglas County News-Press
By: Terri Moon Cronk
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January 17, 2002
Attorney General Files Settlement Agreement
With Illinois Business With Crews Selling Door-to-Door
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2001

November 20, 2001
Murder of Fulton Woman Spawns Peddling Law
By Chrissa Duttinger-Porter/Oswego Daily News
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September 25, 2001
Lawsuit settled against company involved in van crash
By Sid Schwartz/Gazette Staff
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September 12, 2001
Door to Door Salesman Arrested
Nathon Anthony Verwiebe, a 19-year-old
transient, was arrested Monday afternoon
and booked into jail on charges of Second-Degree
Burglary and Second-Degree Theft. He listed his
employer as Fidelity Reader Service.
Spokane County Sheriff - News Release
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spokanesheriff.org

September 8, 2001
City peddling law strengthened after murder of local woman
By Andrew Henderson - The Valley News
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August 31, 2001
Youthful Peddlers Swindled
By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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August 23, 2001
Magazine company disavows connection to murder suspect
by Duncan Mansfield - Associated Press
Apppeared In The Oak Ridger
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August 22, 2001
Residents warned not to let strangers inside their homes
The Oak Ridger - rom staff and wire reports
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August 21, 2001
Arrest Made in Stabbing Victim's Murder
WATE.com Knoxville, Tennessee
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May 18, 2001
Crew leader serving time for van crash wants shorter sentence
By Carrie Michael/Gazette Staff
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May 02 2001
Two Clarke Farms teens sexually assaulted by magazine salesmen
Douglas County News-Press
By: Terri Moon Cronk
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March 26, 2001
Pain endures two years after van crash tragedy
By Gazette Xtra
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March 25, 2001
A Very Personal Crusade
Father Of Victim Of The Crash Spreads The Word
About Companies That Use Traveling Sales Crews
Of Young People.

By Anita Clark
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
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March 3, 2001
Sentencing begins healing for Diana Cooper’s family
By Andrew Henderson - The Valley News
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2000

December 7, 2000
Judge dismisses several defendants in federal lawsuit over van crash
By Gazette Xtra
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November 20, 2000
Suburbs cracking down on door-to-door peddlers
Communities hope restrictions drive away solicitors

Steve Perez/The Detroit News
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September 5, 2000
Solicitor accused of making sexual advance
By Jonathan Katz - Daily Kent Stater
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July 25, 2000
Van crash lawsuits combined
By Sid Schwartz/Gazette Staff
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July 11, 2000
Van crash suspect misses court
By Sid Schwartz/Gazette Staff
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July 1, 2000
JUDGE SENTENCES MAN IN KILLING
GUNMAN GETS 100-YEAR TERM FOR 1995 SHOOTING
Hartford Courant; Hartford, Conn.; Jul 1, 2000;
THOMAS D. WILLIAMS; Courant Staff Writer;
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June 17, 2000
Police: Watch out for pushy 'salesmen'
By Jim Patten - Eagle-Tribune Writer
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June 5, 2000
Magazine company found guilty of charges in van crash
By Sid Schwartz/Gazette Staff
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May 31, 2000
Maxson Wasn't Licensed To Sell Door-To-Door In City
By Gwen Bixby/Fulton Daily News
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May 19, 2000
Company tied to van crash could be fined $132,000
By Gazette Xtra
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May 17, 2000
Van crash survivor seeks vehicle
By Mike DuPre'/Gazette Staff
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April 18, 2000
Van crash defendant free on bond
By Mike DuPre'/Gazette Staff
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April 7, 2000
Three arrested for deceptive sales
Young adults said magazine sales were school fund-raiser

By Shannon Kelly - The Hub
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April 6, 2000
Surrender expected in van-crash case
By Gazette Xtra
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April 4, 2000
Police still seek van-crash suspect
By Gazette Xtra
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April 1, 2000
Minnesota magazine salesman busted Saturday on drug charges

By Marsha Miller
News Editor
ardmorite.com
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March 31, 2000
State gets tough with traveling crews
By Mike DuPré/Gazette Staff
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March 31, 2000
State warns magazine publishers
By Mike DuPré/Gazette Staff
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March 25, 2000
Van crash's legal wheels still turning
By Sid Schwartz/Gazette Staff
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March 25, 2000
A survivor's story
By Mike DuPre'/Gazette Staff
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March 15, 2000
U.S. Labor Department fines magazine company
connection with fatal van crash

By Gazette Xtra
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February 9, 2000
A 19-year-old woman was killed and a 28-year-old man is missing
after the Ford Explorer they were riding in went over a cliff.

California News Headlines - KXTV 10 News 10
REDDING, Calif. (AP)
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1999

November 26, 1999
Magazine salesman pleads guilty to rape
TRISTATE DIGEST
(see: 6th article down on page)
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August 1, 1999
Friend's death in crash still disturbs ex-seller
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Meg Kissinger
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May 6, 1999
Toxic chemicals demonstrated orally by young, eager sales force
The Examiner On-Line - By: Jerry Jordan
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April 29, 1999
Rock ‘n roll’ sales job: Drugs and booze abound
The Examiner On-Line - By: Jerry Jordan
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1998


August 16, 1998
M.C. magazine firm tied to Oregon attacks
South Bend Tribune; Indiana; AP;
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August 13, 1998
SUSPECT CHARGED IN HOTEL SHOOTING
Hartford Courant; Hartford; Aug 13, 1998;
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER; Courant Staff Writer;
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August 3, 1998
SUSPECT WANTED IN 1995 SLAYING TURNS HIMSELF IN
POLICE CONNECT HIM TO WEEKEND SHOOTING

Hartford Courant; Hartford; Aug 3, 1998;
MARK SPENCER; Courant Correspondent;
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1997


November 17, 1997
Texas, California contrast reality of capital punishment
Abilene Reporter-News (AP)
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November 16, 1997
Cases show death-penalty disparities
LUBLOCK Online.com (AP)
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November 16, 1997
States of execution
The Dallas Morning News
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May 19, 1997
Death Penalty News
Venus Web Server - Rick Halperin
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1996


1996
Door-to-Door Sales
by Kevin D. Grimes, Attorney at Law
Copyright © Grimes ∓mp;mp;mp; Reese 1996
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September 5, 1996
Traveling salesmen murdered
By Howard Appell - Clarion News Staff
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1993


May 27, 1993
SOME TRAVELING SALES JOBS ARE A BAD TRIP
Seattle Post - Intelligencer
Authors: Don Tewkesbury; Authors: P-I Reporter
Copyright Seattle Post - Intelligencer; May 27, 1993
Seattle, Wash.
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1992


August 19, 1992
State Probes Sales Operation Magazine Prices May Be Too High
Morning Call; Allentown, Pa.; Susan Ruiz, The Morning Call
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1984


June 17, 1984
Magazine Sales Enmesh Youths In Murky World
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.; Ron Devlin, Sunday Call Chronicle
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1978

March 8, 1978
Coming Out of the Shadows
Linda Bright's family will gather on December 24 - not to celebrate Christmas,
but to learn the date of her killer's parole hearing under the faint hope clause.
CBU Publications Ltd.
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Wayback Archives

1964-1987
MEDIA COVERAGE
DOOR-TO-DOOR TRAVELING SALES CREWS
Media Coverage 1964 - 1987
Posted 03/12/05


1951 Archive
June 18, 1951
Slamming the Door
The Green River Ordinance
Time Magazine On-Line Archive
Posted 04/17/05


January 5-8, 1927
SALESMAN IS CHARGED WITH SLAYING NEGRO--R.L.GILMORE,33
SHELBY COUNTY, TN - Newspapers
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