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December 26, 2004
High-profile cases among Ocean Co.'s 2004 death toll
The number of murders in Ocean County this year almost matches
those in 2002, when there was a spike in killings in the county because
of the murderous rampages of two one-time police officers.
Published in the Asbury Park Press
By KATHLEEN HOPKINS
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
app.com
Read This Story


December 17, 2004
USF fund-raising scam
Police are urging the public to be wary of a fund-raising scam
by a group claiming to be from the University of South Florida.
The group, consisting of 18-to-21-year-olds, has been selling magazines
door-to-door, purportedly to help raise money for the university's soccer team,
according to a Sarasota Police Department news release.
Police Briefs
bradenton.com
Read This Story


December 17, 2004
Magazine sales arrests; NAPLES POLICE
A man driving a van carrying unlicensed magazine sellers was arrested
after deputies say he was driving without a valid license.
Deputies Wednesday arrested Ashton Elijah Dukes, 21, of Evergreen, Colo.,
and charged him with driving with a suspended license.
They also arrested two people in Naples Park where officers
had spotted them selling magazines in the 700 block of 96th Avenue North.
Residents had called in while the sellers were going door-to-door.
Police Beat
By Daily News
naplesnews.com
Read This Story


December 15, 2004
Magazine sales arrests
Police Beat: Dec. 15, 2004
By Daily News
December 15, 2004
COLLIER SHERIFF
naplesnews.com
Read This Story



Magazines Inc.


December 14, 2004
Just How Much Of That Donation Really Goes To The Charity?
By Connie Thompson
komotv.com
Read This Story



Youth Opportunities


December 12, 2004
Judge refuses to overturn Mt. Lebanon registration of canvassers
A federal judge has refused to overturn an ordinance in Mt. Lebanon
that requires anyone going door-to-door to register with authorities
and carry a permit, including people working for get-out-the-vote campaigns.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
post-gazette.com
Read This Story


December 10, 2004
Magazine Salesman May Pose Threat
ktabtv.com
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Atlantic Circulation, Inc.


December 6, 2004
Magazines beget magazines . . .
Eric
classicalvalues.com
Read This Story


December 3, 2004
Magazine seller indicted in killing
A grand jury in Ocean County has indicted a Chicago man
on charges he murdered a 77-year-old Dover Township woman who
opened her door to him while he was selling magazines last summer.

BY MARYANN SPOTO
Star-Ledger Staff
nj.com
Read This Story



Azriel Rashad Bridge

American Community Services


December 3, 2004
Man indicted, bail $1M, in widow's brutal killing
TOMS RIVER -- A Chicago man accused of murdering a 77-year-old
Dover Township woman while selling magazines door-to-door earlier
this year was indicted and had his bail doubled to $1 million, the Ocean
County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday.

Published in the Asbury Park Press 12/03/04
By JOE ZEDALIS
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
Read This Story


December 3, 2004
School of hard knocks
Door-to-door sales have declined, but a few die-hards remain

By JON BELL
The Tribune
portlandtribune.com
Read This Story


November 24, 2004
Children's Hospital Scam
Consumer Affairs Officials are issuing a warning about
a door-to-door scam that could potentially cost you thousands
of dollars. If someone rings your bell trying to sell you magazines
to benefit the Children's Hospital in Richmond, you may want to think
twice before inviting them inside. According to the Children's Hospital,
Ultimate Power sales, the company allegedly going door to door, is not
and has never been affiliated with the hospital in any way.

WRIC-TC8/DT22 * Petersburg/Richmond
wric.com
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Ultimate Power Sales


November 23, 2004
CONSUMERS ALERTED ABOUT DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATIONS
ALLEGEDLY TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

If solicitors knock on your door and ask you to buy
a magazine subscription to benefit Children’s Hospital
in Richmond, Virginia, think twice before you give them any money.

Virgina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Contact: Marion Horsley, 804/225-3820
vdacs.virginia.gov
Read This Story

November 17, 2004
Discussion touches on door-to-door solicitors
HOWELL - In an effort to keep track of people who are going door to door
in the community, the Township Council is considering starting what officials dubbed
a “no-knock list.

BY KATHY BARATTA
Staff Writer
tritown.gmnews.com
Read This Story

November 16, 2004
Woman suspected of lighting fires in stores
Blazes damage four shops in Newbury Park mall

A 19-year-old woman soliciting magazine subscriptions at a Newbury Park strip mall
was arrested Monday in connection with a series of fires that erupted in bathrooms
of four shops, authorities said. Latrice Brown of Dallas was being booked into
Ventura County Jail late Monday on suspicion of arson of personal property
of others, authorities said.

By Maria Gonzalez
Ventura County Star
venturacountystar.com
Read This Story

NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

San Diego, California
United States Attorney
Carol C. Lam


NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY - November, 8, 2004

Carol C. Lam, United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, and Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, announced that Lonnie R. Divine, Yvonne Divine and Deanna McKinnon have pleaded guilty to federal criminal tax offenses. All three defendants entered their pleas today in San Diego before the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz, United States District Judge.

Read The Complete Press Release Here

Original URL
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Family pleads guilty to tax offenses
North County Times - California
Last modified Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:20 PM PST
Original URL

By: North County Times

SAN DIEGO ---- A former Vista resident, his wife and daughter have pleaded guilty to federal criminal tax offenses involving millions of dollars made from selling magazine subscriptions.

Lonnie R. Divine; his wife, Yvonne, 45; and daughter, Deanna McKinnon, 39, entered their pleas Monday in U.S. District Court in San Diego.

Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz set sentencing for March 9. Maximum penalties range from a year in prison and a $100,000 fine to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge.

Prosecutors said Lonnie Divine admitted he owned and operated a business under many company names between 1993 and 1997, but it primarily involved selling magazine subscriptions door to door for more than $11 million.

Divine evaded taxes by transferring money through several bank accounts, making payments of about $1.8 million to his Nevada casino accounts in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, acquiring assets and investing funds, among other ways, according to U.S. Attorney Carol Lam.

Yvonne Divine and Deanna McKinnon pleaded guilty to one count each of failing to file tax returns while earning income from the business.

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November 9, 2004
Florida man admits evasion charges
The San Diego Union Tribune
signonsandiego.com
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World Wide Connect, Inc.
Info On Lonnie Divine
webservertalk.com
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September 10, 2003

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
San Diego, California
United States Attorney
Carol C. Lam
Original Indictment

September 13, 2003
Owners Of San Diego Business Indicted For Tax Evasion
Company Sold Magazines/Services Door-To-Door

POSTED: 2:59 p.m. PDT September 13, 2003
UPDATED: 3:11 p.m. PDT September 13, 2003
By The SanDiego Channel.com
Read This Story


Posted 11/16/04


Cochran lawfirm takes stand against traveling door to door sales crews.

Read this letter sent to 50 (Attorneys General)
the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
and to the National Field Selling Association (NFSA)


Read The Cochran Letter

Cochran Lawfirm Website

Posted 11/10/04


October 30, 2004
Magazine solicitors spotted in Jesse Hall despite ban
Public Safety has received reports of two women
selling magazines on campus since last Thursday.

Brad Fjeldheim
Montana Kaimin
kaimin.org
Read This Story

October 29, 2004
Berkeley council OKs 'no-knock' law
Published in the Asbury Park Press 10/29/04
By JOE ZEDALIS
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
Read This Story


October 28, 2004
Man in court after fight with salesman
BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man has been charged with assault after a magazine salesman
said he was beaten with a pistol.

Associated Press
billingsgazette.com
Read This Story

October 26, 2004
DOOR-TO-DOOR TRAGEDIES STILL HURT, STILL HAUNT
The deadly van accident that killed 7 young members of a door-to-door magazine
sales crew near Janesville 5 years ago is again in the news as the families
have reached a $2 million settlement.
However, Consumer Protection Specialist Glen Loyd knows that the risk to families
and children are not over. He outlines some of the dangers in allowing young people
to work with questionable businesses, including being taught criminal ways, drugs and
even violence that often accompanies such jobs.

Glen Loyd
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection
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October 25, 2004
Door-to-Door Racist
The CDA Blog
Life in a Northern Town - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Read This Story


October 22, 2004
$1.85M deal reached in crash that killed 7
By Jenny Price
The Associated Press
madison.com
Read This Story


October 21, 2004
Crash lawsuit ends in verdict
MADISON, Wis. — A $1.85 million settlement announced
Wednesday ended a turbulent legal battle by survivors of a
1999 van crash that killed seven young magazine sellers,
including a DeWitt, Iowa, teenager and injured five others.

Ed Treleven
madison.com
QUAD-CITY TIMES reporter Thomas Geyer
contributed to this story
qctimes.com
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October 21, 2004
Attorney: Settlement reached in van crash lawsuit
MADISON - Twenty-year-old Monica Forgues became a quadriplegic
when she was hurt in a van crash that killed seven of her co-workers.
Five years later, she wants to get on with her life.

By Stan Milam/Gazette Staff
gazetteextra.com
Read This Story


JON ERPENBACH
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STATE SENATOR

For Immediate Release
Contact: Senator Jon Erpenbach
October 20, 2004
608-266-6670


State Senator Jon Erpenbach (D- Middleton) is the author of 2003 SB 475, which would regulate traveling sales crews. Unfortunately, that bill failed to pass at the end of session after receiving two negative votes in the Senate Labor Committee. Introduced because of the work of Erpenbach’s constituent, Phil Ellenbecker, the bill is named “Malinda’s Act” for Ellenbecker’s daughter. Malinda’s Act, which includes employee protections and protections for consumers to curb abuses in the traveling sales industry, will be reintroduced next session.

Statement of Erpenbach on settlement:

“The tragedy these families have suffered is immeasurable. I once again send my condolences for this most significant loss. I am hopeful that I can again work with families and Phil Ellenbecker to try to change Wisconsin’s laws to regulate traveling sales and help create a safer work environment for those that work door to door in the future, in memory of those that died,” Erpenbach said.

Fact Sheet on Malinda’s Act, Traveling Sales Crew Regulation

Highlights of the employee protections in the bill are:


No hiring of minors
Vehicles that transport employees must be up to safety codes
Employers cannot abandon employees because they are sick injured or arrested
Employers cannot take away workers money, ID, phone or any other personal items
Employers cannot prohibit contact between workers and their families

Highlights of consumer and homeowner protections are:

Traveling sales crews certification from Department of Workforce Development
Limits the time of day sales crews can work from 9am to 9pm
Local law enforcement can issue citations

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Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach
WebSite And Contacts




LAWTON & CATES, S.C.
TEN EAST DOTY STREET, SUITE 400
MADISON, WISCONSIN 53703-2694
TELEPHONE: (608) 282-6200
FACSIMILE: (608) 282-6252
www.lawtoncates.com


Press Release – 10/20/04

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


For More Information Contact: Atty. Victor M. Arellano, Lawton & Cates - (608) 282-6239 Monica Forgues, et al. v. Heart of Texas Dodge, et al. Dane County Case No. 99 CV 952

$1.85 MILLION SETTLEMENT OBTAINED FOR VAN CRASH ACCIDENT THAT KILLED SEVEN AND SERIOUSLY INJURED FIVE MAGAZINE SALES PEOPLE

(Madison, Wisconsin) – A $1.85 million settlement has been reached in a case involving a 1999 van crash that killed seven and seriously injured five magazine sales people.

The accident occurred when the unlicensed driver Jeremy Holmes, age 21, switched seats at 81 mph on Interstate Highway 90 north of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Monica Forgues, then age 15, was left a quadriplegic from the horrific accident.

"This settlement will allow Monica, and all the other plaintiffs and their families to move on with their lives and try to put this terrible tragedy behind them," said Monica’s attorney, Victor Arellano of the Madison law firm Lawton & Cates.

"No amount of money can ever restore Monica back to the person she was before the accident," Arellano stated. "Monica will face substantial additional costs and difficulties the rest of her life, and this settlement is an attempt to help address those," he added.

Monica Forgues along with the other plaintiffs strongly believe that this lawsuit needed to be fought to help prevent other young people in Wisconsin from becoming victims of door-to-door organizations who expose them to unsafe working conditions.

Even though the injuries the plaintiffs suffered can never be fully compensated, this litigation was significant for the following reasons:

• It assisted the Office of the Attorney General in successfully prosecuting the magazine company, Y.E.S., Inc., and its manager, Choan Lane, for criminal violations;

• It helped to ban the company involved from engaging in magazine sales in Wisconsin;
and
• It facilitated imposing fines on the organization involved in the litigation.

"Through this settlement Monica Forgues is able to reimburse the State of Wisconsin and the taxpayers for the medical attention she received during this very difficult time," Arellano said.

"She is equally concerned about protecting her ability to receive future necessary medical treatment," he stated.

All plaintiffs in this lawsuit and their families are thankful for the support they have received from people throughout the states of Wisconsin and Iowa.

They also appreciate the efforts of Senator Jon Erpenbach, lead author of Senate Bill 475, who is attempting to pass legislation to correct abuses in the industry.

However, the practice of exploiting young people in the door-to-door sales business continues.

The lawyers who represented the plaintiffs in this case have donated $20,000 of their attorney’s fees in an effort to pursue and correct the exploitation.

The law firms contributing towards the donation include:

• Lawton & Cates, S.C., Madison, Wisconsin
• Habush, Habush & Rottier, Madison, Wisconsin
• Mark P. Murphy Law Office, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
• Murphy & Prachthauser, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
• Wright Law Offices S.C., Montello, Wisconsin
• Gosma & Gallaher PLC, Davenport, Iowa
• Atterbury & Kammer, S.C., Middleton, Wisconsin
• Keberle & Patrykus, West Bend, Wisconsin
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DMPG
10/23/04

The Dedicated Memorial Parents Group would like to thank the attorneys for their contribution and for their efforts in resolving this most difficult and complex case.

We would also like to thank Senator Jon Erpenbach for understanding how very important it is for Wisconsin to protect its young adults and homeowners from the criminal acts that the traveling door to door sales industry has committed against so many innocent people.

It is understood that a civil lawsuit can only accomplish so much. It is in the criminal, legislative and educational arenas where we must now concentrate our efforts.

The lawmakers must take immediate action to bring forth meaningful and powerful legislation that will give local law enforcement, state prosecutors, and civil attorneys the tools necessary to bring the criminals of this immoral industry to justice.

Without meaningful law to protect our children, young adults, and homeowners this industry will continue to destroy human life. It is our sincere hope that State and U.S. Senators and Congressmen alike will see the need for this most important legislation.


October 20, 2004
Van Crash Victims Receive Settlement Five Years Later
(Madison) -- It's not as much as they wanted, but the
victims of a 1999 van crash have settled for $1.85 million.

By Zac Schultz
NBC15 Madison, Wisconsin
nbv15.madison.com
Read This Story


October 20, 2004
$1.85 million settlement reached in '99 van crash
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Associated Press
jsonline.com
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October 20, 2004
Legal battle in fatal van crash is over
A $1.85 million settlement announced Wednesday ended a turbulent legal battle
by survivors of a 1999 van crash that killed seven young magazine sellers
and injured five others.

Ed Treleven Wisconsin State Journal
Read This Story


October 20, 2004
'Horrific' Van Crash Settlement Gets Mixed Reaction
12 Families, State To Split $1.8 Million For Crash That Killed 7, Injured 5

MADISON, Wis. - Victims and families who filed a lawsuit in the wake of a van crash
that killed seven young magazine salespeople have reached a $1.85 million settlement
with the employers and their insurance companies, attorneys in the case said Wednesday.

channel3000.com
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October 20, 2004
Attorney: settlement reached in van crash lawsuit
MADISON, Wis. - Victims and families who filed a lawsuit in the wake of a van crash
that killed seven young magazine salespeople have reached a $1.85 million settlement
with the employers and their insurance companies, attorneys in the case said Wednesday.

JENNY PRICE
Associated Press
duluthsuperior.com
Read This Story


October 9, 2004
Neighbor aids assault victim
80-year-old woman attacked at home by traveling salesman

Alan Gathright, Ulysses Torassa, Chronicle Staff Writers
San Francisco Chronicle
sfgate.com
Read This Story


October 8, 2004
Second Door-To-Door Salesman Arrested On Peninsula
Days After Elderly Woman Was Attacked

Oct. 8 (ABC7) — The 19 year-old man accused of assaulting
an 80 year-old Menlo Park woman is being investigated
for possibly committing other crimes in the U.S..
Dangelo Langford of Georgia worked as a magazine solicitor
and traveled from city to city. The company he worked for has
apparently hired convicted felons in the past.

ABC7 News
abclocal.go.com
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Dangelo Langford

American Community Services


October 8, 2004
Woman assaulted; solicitor arrested
80-YEAR-OLD ATTACKED IN MENLO PARK

By Elise Ackerman
Mercury News
mercurynews.com
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October 8, 2004
Police arrest second solicitor
paloaltoonline.com
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October 7, 2004
Elderly Woman Attacked in Menlo Park Home
A 19-year-old Georgia man has been arrested
in connection with the assault of an 80-year-old woman
in her Menlo Park home Wednesday night,
a police spokesman announced Thursday morning.

Bay City News
cbs5.com
Read This Story


October 7, 2004
Arrest In Brutal Beating Of Elderly Menlo Park Woman
ktvu.com
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October 7, 2004
Man arrested in Menlo Park assault
paloaltoonline.com
Read This Story


October 7, 2004
Peddler licensing ordinance amended
By Martha Krienke
Sun Newspapers
mnsun.com
Read This Story


October 7, 2004
Solicitor held in attempt to rape woman
Georgia salesman suspected of attacking 80-year-old resident

By Malaika Fraley and Tara Ramroop, STAFF WRITERS
San Mateo County Times
sanmateocountytimes.com
Read This Story


September 30, 2004
Magazine-Salesman Child Molester Sentenced To Long Term
Judge Gives Arizona Man 24 Years

EL CAJON, Calif. -- An Arizona magazine salesman will serve
24 years in prison for molesting a 9-year-old El Cajon girl
in her living room.

nbcsandiego.com
Read This Story


September 27, 2004
Recent incidents making some wary of door-to-door salespeople
By Garrett Ordower Daily Herald Staff Writer
dailyherald.com
Read This Story


September 26, 2004
Door-to-Door Solicitor Information
Town of Ashland, MA
ashlandpd.org
Read This Story


September 22, 2004
Lenexa man charged with assaulting salesman
Nick Kowalczyk/The Star
The Kansas City Star
kansascity.com
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September 17, 2004
Sexual misconduct reported
UI police are investigating a case of alleged sexual misconduct
they believe happened in a residence hall Wednesday and involved
a male solicitor selling magazines door-to-door.

By Seung Min Kim - The Daily Iowan
Read This Story


September 16, 2004
IUPD warns of Web scams
By Mike Wilson
idsnews.com
Read This Story


September 11, 2004
Towns answering knock
Several Ocean County towns are giving residents an extra
measure of peace, privacy and safety by security by
establishing "do-not-knock" registries to prevent unwanted
-- and possibly dangerous -- solicitors from approaching
their homes.

Published in the Asbury Park Press 9/11/04
An Asbury Park Press editorial
app.com
New Jersey
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September 2, 2004
Salesman prompts campus concern
A traveling magazine salesman who was making inappropriate
comments to female students at Washburn University prompted campus
police to send out a campus-wide safety alert this week.

Topeka Capital-Journal (Kansas)
Capital-Journal
Police briefs
Read This Story


August 31, 2004
Magazine Salesman Charged in Sexual Assault
kxly.com
Read This Story


August 27, 2004
Magazine Salesman Arrested For Sexual Assault
A door-to-door salesman is under arrest,
accused of trying to sexually assault a young woman
in Pullman Friday.

kxly.com
Read This Story


August 25, 2004
Who's at your door?
Police urge caution as solicitors can be dangerous

By Cathy Flynn / News Staff Writer
metrowestdailynews.com
Read This Story


August 22, 2004
Lawmakers again try to regulate door-to-door sales
Review Appeal
reviewappeal.midsouthnews.com
KNOXVILLE (AP)
Read This Story


August 20, 2004
Man convicted in saleswoman slaying
Antelope Valley Press
avpress.com
By VALLEY PRESS STAFF and wire reports
Read This Story


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August 19, 2004
If It's Not One Pitch, It's Another
Do Not Call List Boosts Door-to-Door Sales
You could call it a knock-knock joke on consumers.
Homeowners irritated by mealtime marketing calls
may have inadvertently brought back the door-to-door salesman.

BY TOM DURANTE
Long Island Press
longislandpress.com
Read This Story


August 19, 2004
Salesman who groped teen grabbed by police
Cleveland, Ohio
Sun Newspapers
cleveland.com
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August 18, 2004
Neil Frame to spend life in prison
Rapid City, South Dakota Heidi Bell Gease
rapidcityjournal.com
Read This Story


August 17, 2004
Do-Not-Call Rule Means Just That for Magazines
By Jennifer Howland
Circulation Management
circman.com
Read This Story


August 13, 2004
Teenager in slaying to be tried as an adult
Suspect is accused of woman's killing
New Jersey
BY MARYANN SPOTO
Star-Ledger Staff
Read This Story


August 12, 2004
Man wanted in Michigan wrestles with Geneva police
A man trying to sell magazines door-to-door
scuffled with a Geneva police officer
and escaped Tuesday night after the officer
learned the salesman was a wanted criminal, police said.
Suburban Chicago
By Garrett Ordower Daily Herald Staff Writer
dailyherald.com
Read This Story


August 12, 2004
Prosecutors will recommend a 24-year prison term
for an Arizona magazine salesman
accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl
in her living room.

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP)
mercurynews.com
Read This Story


August 12, 2004
Man admits he molested 9-year-old El Cajon girl
signonsandiego.com
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August 8, 2004
Police try to keep lid on motel hot spots
The magazine salesmen were about to riot,
or so Auburn police feared.

Copyright 2004 Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc.
TELEGRAM & GAZETTE
Jason Feifer; TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
(Massachusetts)
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July 28, 2004
Door-To-Door-To-Jail
Peddler Arrested
Know who is at your door
A convicted sex offender has been arrested
while selling magazines door-to-door.
wowt.com
Read This Story


July 27, 2004
Deadline set for Frame penalty
By Heidi Bell Gease
Journal Staff Writer
rapidcityjournal.com
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July 27, 2004
Inflated magazine prices pay for young sales force
By Yvonne Zanos
post-gazette.com
Read This Story


July 26, 2004
Door-to-door peddlers arrested
Stephen Byrd of the Muscatine Journal
muscatinejournal.com
Read This Story


July 24, 2004
Teen Door-To-Door Salesperson Arrested For Assault
Police: Many Individuals On Sales Crews Have Criminal Records

newsnet5.com
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July 22, 2004
Man accused of punching 13-year-old in the face
By Freida Gad Daily Herald Staff Writer
dailyherald.com
Read This Story


July 22, 2004
WDM updates solicitor laws
Door-to-door sales loophole slammed shut by City Council

By TOM SUK
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
desmoinesregister.com
Read This Story


July 22, 2004
Police warn of door-to-door scams
by Chris Williams
Staff Writer
gazette.net
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July 21, 2004
Five arrested for selling magazines without a license
POLICE ROUNDUP
Canton Daily Ledger
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July 20, 2004
Book saleswoman loses her permit
By The Tribune-Review
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July 15, 2004
Teen door-to-door salesman arrested
Detroit youth charged with robbing Copley woman
after she rejected pitch
By Gina Mace and Craig Webb
Special to the Beacon Journal
Read This Story


July 7, 2004
Salesman faces trial in molestation of girl, 9
EL CAJON– A door-to-door magazine salesman from Arizona
accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl a week before her
birthday in the living room of her family's apartment was
ordered yesterday to stand trial.

By Ray Huard
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
Read This Story


July 7, 2004
Alleged rape highlights gaps in law:
Can just anyone salesman come to your door?
Plymouth incident shows it depends on the town

By TAMARA RACE
The Patriot Ledger
Read This Story


July 3, 2004
Door-to-door salesman charged with rape
By Rich Harbert
MPG Newspapers
Read This Story


July 3, 2004
Magazine sales call turns into rape case
By TAMARA RACE
The Patriot Ledger
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July 2, 2004
Door-to-door magazine salesman charged with raping woman
wrgb.com
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July 2, 2004
Police: Sex Offender Raped Mentally Retarded Woman
Turner Has Lengthy Criminal Record

thebostonchannel.com
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July 1, 2004
Magazine salesman lands in jail
By CAROL DRAEGER
Tribune Staff Writer
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June 27, 2004
Roving sales crews open residents to danger
Ocean woman's slaying spurs probe into industry's practices
BY MARYANN SPOTO AND JOHN P. MARTIN
Star-Ledger Staff
Read This Story


June 24, 2004
Town Wants to Ban Door-To-Door Sales
The murder earlier this month of an Ocean
County woman, allegedly by an 18-year-old door-to-door
magazine salesman, has prompted a grassroots effort to change the law.
Georgina Vines/TOMS RIVER, N.J.
Read This Story


June 24, 2004
Woman's death puts spotlight on door-to-door sales
Published in the Asbury Park Press 6/24/04
By KATHLEEN HOPKINS
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
Read This Story


June 23, 2004
Solicitors jailed for lying about officer taking pad
Christine Reid - Camera Staff Writer
The Asbury Park Press
dailycamera.com
Read This Story


June 22, 2004
Murder suspect not facing execution
Published in the Asbury Park Press 6/22/04
By KATHLEEN HOPKINS
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
Read This Story


June 22, 2004
Suspect found to be a juvenile when shore woman was slain
BY MARYANN SPOTO
Star-Ledger Staff
Read This Story


June 21, 2004
After a solicitor was charged with murder
Dover considers "Do Not Knock" law

news12.com
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June 21, 2004
Police warn residents to beware of scams
By Michael Kane / CNC Staff Writer
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June 18, 2004
Petition launched to end solicitation
Published in the Asbury Park Press 6/18/04
By A. SCOTT FERGUSON
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
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June 17, 2004
Additional slayings tied to Michigan City
By Frank Wiget / Post-Tribune staff writer
The Asbury Park Press
of Netpune, N.J., and the
Associated Press contributed to this report.
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June 16, 2004
State to investigate sales practices of company
Published in the Ocean County Observer 6/16/04
By MATT PORIO
Staff Writer
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June 15, 2004
'Door-to-door' death spurs AG probe
State to look into licensing of crews
as member is held in fatal stabbing

BY MARYANN SPOTO
Star-Ledger Staff
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June 15, 2004
Door-to-Door Sales Under Fire in Wake of Murder
By Jen Maxfield
Wayne-WABC
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June 15, 2004
Chicago Murder Suspect Had Previous Warrant
Man Did Not Undergo Background Check

nbc5.com
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June 15, 2004
New Jersey murder has Michiana ties
18-year-old Azriel Rashad Bridge
has been charged with Reuter's murder

wndu.com
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June 14, 2004
Salesman arraigned, company distances itself
indystar.com/(AP)
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June 14, 2004
Bail Set For Salesman Accused Of Killing Woman
kyw.com TOM RIVER, N.J. (AP)
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June 14, 2004
Cops: Magazine Salesman Stabs Elderly Woman To Death
wnbc.com
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June 14, 2004
More West Boise Neighbors Complaining Of
"Door To Door Scam"

By Jon Hanian
kbcitv.com
Boise, ID
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June 13, 2004
Door-to-door violence
Dover Twp. slaying not first tied to sales company

BY BETH KRESSELA
Star-Ledger Staff
Newark,NJ
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June 12, 2004
Salesman accused of Dover Twp. killing
Police believe choir member let man in her house to use bathroom

BY MARYANN SPOTO
Star-Ledger Staff
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June 12, 2004
Police arrest man in murder
Published in the Asbury Park Press 6/12/04
By NAOMI MUELLER
TOMS RIVER BUREAU
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June 11, 2004
Arrest Made in Murder of Elderly Dover Township Woman
(Dover Township-WABC, June 11, 2004)
Police have made an arrest in the murder case of a
77-year-old woman in New Jersey.
Shirley Reuter was beaten and stabbed to death,
then her home ransacked on Wednesday.

By Jen Maxfield
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June 11, 2004
Manhunt on for Killer of Elderly Dover Township Woman
(Dover Township-WABC, June 11, 2004)
A manhunt is on for a killer who beat a 77-year-old woman to death.
The horrifying murder happened in a quiet neighborhood in Dover Township.

By Jen Maxfield
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June 9, 2004
Johnson County, Kansas Wins Civil Lawsuit Against
Ultimate Power Sales, Inc. And United Family Circulations, Inc.

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June 7, 2004
Reformers Ended Exploitation of Child Labor
Wisconsin State Senator Judy Robson
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June 7, 2004
Man robbed during door-to-door sales
mlive.com
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June 5, 2004
Solicitors' knock on city: license needed
Registration required for door-to-door peddlers

By Eric Weslander, Journal-World
Lawrence, Kansas
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June 3, 2004
Unwelcome solicitations
townonline.com
Police Reports - Boston MA. Area
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June 2, 2004
Door-to-door salesman arrested in Hamburg
buffalonews.com
The Buffalo News
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June 2, 2004
MAGAZINE CARTEL BROKEN UP
boiseweekly.com
True CRIME: June 2, 2004
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May 26, 2004
Beware Of Some Door-To-Door Sales Reps
thebostonchannel.com
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May 26, 2004
Coral Springs, Fla., Firm Accuses TV's 'Inside Edition' of Fraudulent
By Patrick Danner
The Miami Herald
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May 26, 2004
Man wanted in Mich. arrested for showing false I.D. to police
By Emily Aronson
Portsmouth Herald
Portsmouth, NH
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Door To Door Dangers
AN INSIDE EDITION INVESTIGATION

Do you open your door to salespeople? Millions of us do every year. But how much do you know about the person ringing your bell? Inside Edition's Matt Meagher has an investigative story you'll want to watch.
May 25, 2004
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EXPLOITED YOUNGSTERS SELLING MAGAZINES DOOR-TO-DOOR MAKE SALES COMPANIES RICH: AN INSIDE EDITION INVESTIGATION

Youngsters abuse drugs while driving in vans, party in motels every night, and are exploited by managers

Read the first Inside Edition story - February 3, 2004
Read This Story


May 25, 2004
Magazine sales company sues TV show over hidden camera
Associated Press report 5/25/04
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May 25, 2004
Lab data led to murder arrest
Sheriff: Suspect's DNA linked to crime scene

By Lolly Bowean
River Parishes bureau
The Times Picayune
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May 25, 2004
Door-to-door salesman cited
KTVB.COM
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May 25, 2004
Police urge residents to be vigilant against scam artists
ONTARIO - Spring has arrived and with it warm weather, rain showers,
more hours of daylight and, in Ontario, scam artists.

Tami Hart - Argus Observer
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May 24, 2004
LaPlace murder solved
Deputies wait nearly 4 years for DNA test

Dawn Ostrom
ABC 26 WGNO
New Orleans, LA
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May 24, 2004
Community Alert:
Door To Door "Salesman" Arrested
Boise Police Department
The Indianapolis Star
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Boise Police Department


May 22, 2004
Salesman is suspect in slaying
Man stopped while selling magazines in Brownsburg
was wanted in Louisiana.
By R. Joseph Gelarden
The Indianapolis Star
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May 21, 2004
Police hear complaints about salesmen
Observer~Reporter
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May 21, 2004
Louisiana Murder Suspect arrested in Brownsburg
Rhori Johnson / Eyewitness News
Indianapolis WTHR
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BBB Alerts And Press Releases
Spokane, Washington

DOOR-TO-DOOR MAGAZINE SELLERS TARGETING LIBERTY LAKE ARRESTED

May 21, 2004
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May 20, 2004
Man sought in groping incidents
Abstract:
RALEIGH -- Police are looking for a man who they say has groped women on college campuses while posing as a magazine salesman. N.C. State University police have obtained warrants charging Dustin Von Sloan, 21, with two counts of sexual battery after two incidents that occurred March 29 in which a young man approached two students on campus.

The News & Observer


May 19, 2004
Magazine Salesman Accused Of Groping N.C. State Students
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A magazine salesman is accused of assaulting
women at North Carolina State University.

wral.com
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May 18, 2004
Prosecutors weigh penalty in murder case
Rapid City Journal
By Kara Christensen, Journal Staff Writer
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Knock Knock

Desperate, young magazine peddlers are out there, roaming America in search of the next sucker.
Have you been conned?

By Rupal Parekh
The New York Review of Magazines

May 17, 2004
Read This Story
Original Article URL: http://www.thenyrm.com/000658.html


May 12, 2004
Trio cited for magazine solicitation in Janesville
Gazette Staff
Janesville, Wisconsin
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May 12, 2004
Staying safe during visits from door to door salespeople
By DON DARE
6 On Your Side Reporter
Knoxville, Tennessee
Read This Story


D.M.P.G. Info Clip
May 09, 2004


The Dedicated Memorial Parents Group is proud to announce that the 12 Wisconsin  CESA's  (Cooperative Educational Service Agency's) are distributing  DMPG Posters  to every High School in the State Of Wisconsin.

The Dedicated Memorial Parents Group would like to thank the 12 Wisconsin regional CESA's, its administrators and staff, for their support and for their efforts in alerting the children and teens of our state to the many dangers involved when working for a 'traveling sales crew.'


May 7, 2004
BBB Consumer Alert
Mags R Us
AM Press Associates
The Aberdeen American News
Associated Press
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April 29, 2004
Court papers say Frame killed woman after buying magazine subscription
The Aberdeen American News
Associated Press
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April 29, 2004
Neighbors wary after murder
Rapid City Journal
By Kevin Woster, Journal Staff Writer
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April 29, 2004
Mother wants son to quit selling magazines
Rapid City Journal
By Kevin Woster, Journal Staff Writer
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April 28, 2004
Man faces charges in murder
Rapid City Journal
By Kevin Woster and Kara Christensen,
Journal Staff Writers
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April 27, 2004
Man charged with murder in magazine saleswoman's death
Rapid City Journal
By Kevin Woster, Journal Staff Writer
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April 27, 2004
Autopsy results due today
Rapid City Journal
By Kevin Woster, Journal Staff Writer
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April 27, 2004
Suspect comes forward in murder case
KEVN.com
FOX 7
Story by: Ryan Cummings
Rapid City, SD.
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April 27, 2004
Man turns himself in for saleswoman slaying
Madison Daily Leader
Associated Press
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April 26, 2004
Possible homicide still under investigation
KEVN.com
FOX 7
Story by: Ryan Cummings
Rapid City, SD.
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April 25, 2004
Autopsy may yield answers
Body of young woman found near Hermosa.
Rapid City Journal
By Deb Holland, Journal Staff Writer
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April 24, 2004
Woman found dead in field outside Hermosa, SD
KEVN.com
FOX 7
Story by: Jennifer Dowling
Rapid City, SD.
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April 16, 2004
Van rolls, kills 1, ejects 11
Star Tribune
From Staff and Wire Reports
Wyoming
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April 15, 2004
Magazine vendors' route canceled by police
Observer~Reporter
Washington, Pennsylvania
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April 5, 2004
Keep Your Door Shut To Sales Crew Abuses
Regulation Is Only One Way To Crack Down On
The Traveling Sales Crew Industry.
Wisconsin State Journal :: OPINION :: A8
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April 4, 2004
Former magazine seller shares stories of life on the road
By BRIGID O'MALLEY
Naples Daily News
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April 4, 2004
Traveling sales crews alarm law enforcement agencies
By BRIGID O'MALLEY
Naples Daily News
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March 31, 2004
'No-knock' laws catching on
Offshoot of 'no-call' list allows residents to ward off
door-to-door salespeople
COVINGTON - This city will soon join a growing number
of Northern Kentucky towns slamming the door on aggressive salespeople.
By Cindy Schroeder
The Cincinnati Enquirer
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March 28, 2004
UPDATE JANESVILLE CRASH:
Five years after van crash, critics say rules are still lax
Associated Press
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March 25, 2004
Legislation still awaits passage
By Jen Scherer
Daily News staff writer
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March 25, 2004
5 years later, pain still fresh
Seven people perished in Rock County crash
By Jen Scherer
Daily News staff writer
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March 24, 2004
Los Altos plans to crack down on door-to-door peddlers
By Linda Taaffe/Town Crier Staff Writer
latc.com
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March 21, 2004
Milton officer in favor of law regulating traveling sales crews
By Carla McCann/Gazette Staff
GazetteXtra; Janesville, Wisconsin
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March 18, 2004
2 Salesmen Sentenced in Magazine Scheme
They will each serve 150 days for selling
an 85-year-old Camarillo woman
200 years' worth of subscriptions.
Los Angeles Times
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March 17, 2004
Arizona Man Arrested After Girl Molested
Accused Molester Was Soliciting Door-To-Door
nbcsandiego.com
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March 9, 2004
Bill Calls For State Oversight Of Door-To-Door Industry
Fatal Van Crash Prompts Call For Action
Channel3000
WISC TV; Madison, Wisconsin
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March 8, 2004
A father's loss turns into push for protection for others
Tom Sheehan Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Journal
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March 8, 2004
For Immediate Release

Malinda's Act Receives Public Hearing
Jon Erpenbach
Wisconsin State Senator
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"Death by a Salesman" - The Eskalene DeBorde Case
COURTTV Forensic Files

Using unique forensic techniques, experts examine the evidence left behind to solve the case of a quiet community disrupted by a mysterious murder. It's a race against time for law enforcement to catch the suspect before he crosses state lines.
March 3, 2004
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March 3, 2004
Digging Deeper into Kids Selling Candy
News 4; WOAI.com
Posted By: Mandi Bishop
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March 3, 2004
Door-to-door salesman charged in assault
By Charmaine Smith
Independent-Mail
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February 27, 2004
Who's that knocking on your door?
The Montclarion
grinnyprior.com
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February 24, 2004
Door-to-Door Scams: magazine sales at University Place
By Richard L. Johnson, Assistant Photo Editor
ksusentinel.com
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February 23, 2004
TO: Parents of Kids who go door2door selling Magazines - READ!!
www.craigslist.org
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February 21, 2004
Bitten by sales pitch
BY SUSAN GILL VARDON
The Orange County Register
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February 20, 2004
Kirby Salesman Swept Up in Crackdown
consumeraffairs.com
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February 18, 2004
Ten young adults arrested for selling magazines door-to-door
WWLTV.com
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February 17, 2004
Kid Candy Sales Investigation
News 4; WOAI.com
Posted By: Holly Whisenhunt
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February 11, 2004
'Salesman' sentenced in sexual assault try on Teague woman at home
By BOB WRIGHT-Editor
Mexia Daily News
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February 6, 2004
University resolves to knock off door-to-door soliciting
By Justin Vick
UT News Editor
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EXPLOITED YOUNGSTERS SELLING MAGAZINES DOOR-TO-DOOR MAKE SALES COMPANIES RICH:
AN INSIDE EDITION INVESTIGATION

Youngsters abuse drugs while driving in vans, party in motels every night, and are exploited by managers
February 3, 2004
Read This Story


To purchase a video of this story from Inside Edition
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January 31, 2004
Soliciting Without a License Arrest
Press Release: Troy Police Department
Troy, Alabama
www.troypd.com
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January 30, 2004
Attacker may have posed as salesman
By Daily News
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January 28, 2004
Magazine salesman assaults resident who refused purchase
By Linda Taaffe
Town Crier Staff Writer
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January 28, 2004
Magazine salesman arrested on sexual battery charges
The Almanac
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January 23, 2004
Magazine solicitor nabbed in sex case
BY RICHARD COLE
Palo Alto DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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January 22, 2004
Third solicitor crime reported
BY RICHARD COLE
Palo Alto DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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January 20, 2004
Lawmakers again try to regulate door-to-door sales
Associated Press/Rick Ross
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January 18, 2004
Parolle allegedly burgles home
BY RICHARD COLE
Palo Alto DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
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January 10, 2004
Kirby Vacuum Cleaners Neighborhood Pests
By BRIGID O'MALLEY
naplesnews.com
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January 10, 2004
Two magazine sellers arrested for selling without permits
By BRIGID O'MALLEY
naplesnews.com
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January 9, 2004
Man selling magazine subscriptions arrested on burglary charges
By BRIGID O'MALLEY
naplesnews.com
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January 6, 2004
Usefulness of door-to-door salesmen registry debated
www.tennessean.com
Associated Press
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January 5, 2004
AFTER SEX ASSAULTS,
LAWMAKERS AGAIN TRY TO REGULATE DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES

WBIR News And Associated Press
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January 5, 2004
AFTER SEX ASSAULTS,
LAWMAKERS AGAIN TRY TO REGULATE DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES
WATE.com And Associated Press
Read This Story


January 4, 2004
When Crime Knocks
By: Jim Balloch - KnoxNews
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January 4, 2004
Door-to-door sales firms often don't heed permit regulations
By: Jim Balloch - KnoxNews
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January 4, 2004
Lawmakers ready to try again on state legislation
By: Jim Balloch - KnoxNews
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January 2, 2004
Police searching for suspects in stabbing
By: Todd Dukart
kobtv.com
Read This Story


January 1, 2004
Ten arrested,
accused of selling magazine subscriptions without permits
By MIREIDY FERNANDEZ
naplesnews.com
Read This Story





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