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News, The Snitch Marjorie Knoller Dog Mauling Conviction Upheld -- Husband Foresees Appeal

Marjorie Knoller Dog Mauling Conviction Upheld -- Husband Foresees Appeal

A state appeals court on Friday upheld the second-degree murder conviction received by Marjorie Knoller after the woman's hulking presa canario dogs in 2001 mauled Diane Whipple to death. Knoller was imprisoned in 2002; she was paroled in '04, but…
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News, The Snitch Robert Noel Misses Wife's Dog Mauling Appeal To Bake Bread

Robert Noel Misses Wife's Dog Mauling Appeal To Bake Bread

It has been almost 10 years since a beastly 120-pound dog named Bane fatally mauled lacrosse coach Diane Whipple in a Pacific Avenue apartment building while its owner, Marjorie Knoller, did not nearly enough to stop him (or so determined…
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News, Bay View Zoned Out

Zoned Out

The dedication that begins Red Zone, billed on its blood-colored cover as "the behind-the-scenes story of the San Francisco dog mauling," gives the first hint that the next 300 pages are bound to be a little kooky. "To Diane Alexis…
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News, Dog Bites

Picketing a Heartthrob

When we first heard of a protest group called Gay Shame, we thought of "Corinthians 6:9" signs, torched Matthew Shepherd or Diane Whipple effigies, and the Reverend Fred Phelps politely requesting us to burn in hell. But in San Francisco,…
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Letters to the Editor

The New Zine in Town Assertion: You have fairly thin skin: Your piece on city magazines hit a nerve with this magazine editor ("Magazine Dreams," March 14, on the new San Francisco monthly 7x7), because it was such a good…
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News, Postscript Pet Peeve

Pet Peeve

If one more person asks if my dog is friendly, I think I might bite him or her myself. Owning a pit bull is hard enough on a day-to-day basis -- fighting all the misconceptions of the breed -- but…
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News, Postscript Old Wounds

Old Wounds

When I first heard about the tragic death of Diane Whipple, who was attacked by a vicious dog inside her apartment building, I was horrified along with the rest of America. My heart went out to Whipple and her family;…
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