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Strike Out the Band

ORANGE COUNTY NEWSWATCH

July 17, 1999

The proposal might have been Olympic, but it sure wasn't Olympian in the eyes of Orange County band members. That's why the high school musicians, who were disinvited to the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, are saying no to a consolation offer from organizers.

* METRO, B1

Role Model

A group of teens wanted to know how executive Peter Villegas, above, one of Orange County's most visible Latino leaders, succeeded without a college degree, writes columnist Agustin Gurza. His answer: hard work.

* METRO, B1

Dodgers Stop Angels

Ismael Valdes left the game after five innings when he was hit by a line drive in his pitching hand, but three Dodger relief pitchers saved Valdes' third straight victory, a 3-1 outcome over the Angels.

* SPORTS, D1

Game Point It's just another Sunday at church for these children, above, who play roller hockey at a Huntington Beach rink where a new congregation meets every week. The church was formed by families who met through the game.

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