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Wife Stabs Bob Crosby

November 10, 2009 |  8:00 am
Nov. 10, 1959, Times Cover
Nov. 10, 1959: June Crosby stabs her husband, Bob, with a 10-inch letter opener during a fight.

She tells Beverly Hills police that she grabbed the letter opener to fight him off after he pushed her down during a violent argument. Her husband says she fell when they were struggling over the letter opener.

"We've had family arguments before," the bandleader says. "I guess this one just exploded. She seemed to go into a rage. She was so hysterical. The first thing I knew she came at me with both her fists."

Nov. 10, 1959, Drugs

The Times says most marijuana and 50% to 75% of the heroin coming into Southern California is from Mexico.

Nov. 10, 1959, Drugs
Sheriff Peter Pitchess says authorities are hampered in fighting drugs by the exclusionary rule -- limiting officers' authority to search a person and seize evidence based on probable cause -- and the requirement that narcotics informants be named in open court. 
Nov. 10, 1959, Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret visits Los Angeles with her husband, Yves Montand. She is "small and plump and charming and intelligent," The Times' Philip K. Scheuer says.
Nov. 10, 1959, Jeane Hoffman Heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson poses with Times sports writer Jeane Hoffman.
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