Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Joe Gray dismissed the Raiders' fraud claim against Oakland and Alameda County on Tuesday, preventing the team from seeking punitive damages in its $1.1-billion lawsuit.
On Monday, Gray left intact the Raiders' breach-of-contract claims against the city and county, as well as the team's fraud claims against the stadium board and individuals who helped bring the Raiders back from Los Angeles.
Gray dismissed the fraud accusations against the city and county because of the Raiders' failure to file a timely claim. The team could still get the $1.1 billion it seeks through its breach-of-contract claims.
The Raiders have been in litigation with the city and county for years, contending officials fraudulently lured them with promises of a sold-out stadium.
Police and relatives asked Cherica Adams leading questions and distorted her memory of what happened the day she was shot, psychologist Elizabeth Loftus testified at the murder trial of former NFL player Rae Carruth.
Loftus said this could account for a discrepancy in two accounts in which Adams described the actions by Carruth right before the 1999 drive-by shooting.
Loftus said the 911 operator posed the first of a number of leading questions by asking whether Adams thought Carruth was responsible for her shooting.
"There is a bit of a suggestion in this," Loftus told the jury. "It may have planted a seed."
The first police officer to arrive on the shooting scene posed another leading question, Loftus said, by asking Adams, "Did your boyfriend shoot you?"
The police officer's report states Adams nodded in affirmative, Loftus said, whereas trial testimony has shown that Carruth was not the trigger man.
Tiger Woods says he never rented a moving truck in Sacramento. He says he never put $100 down on a used luxury car.
And golf's best player says he never gave Anthony Lemar Taylor, 29, of Sacramento permission to charge $17,000 on his credit cards.
Woods was the opening witness Monday in the identity theft trial against Taylor in Sacramento. Prosecutors charged Taylor with six counts of felony identity theft and perjury.
Taylor used Woods' real name--Eldrick T. Woods--and social security number to apply for credit cards, said James Lewis, a spokesman for the sheriff's office.
Deputy District Attorney Nicolle Liem said Taylor obtained a fake drivers license in Woods' name.
Defense attorney James Greiner said it was impossible that store clerks would believe his client was one of the most recognizable athletes in the world.
"Does he just walk into Circuit City? What they're saying is Anthony Taylor, my client, walks in and says, 'Hey, I'm Eldrick Tiger Woods,' " Greiner said.
Washington State running back Deon Burnett regrets the way he quit the team and changed into street clothes during halftime of a game against Washington but said he has had no second thoughts about leaving the Cougars. He will begin school at Nevada Las Vegas in January and will redshirt the 2001 season.
Gene Stallings, a longtime football coach at Alabama and Texas A&M, has been hired by North Texas to help the school find an athletic director.
Boxer Paul Ingle underwent a tracheotomy to ease his breathing during a drug-induced coma.
Doctors in Sheffield, England, said the former International Boxing Federation featherweight champion remains in stable condition.
The Englishman, 28, was injured during his 12th-round loss to South Africa's Mbulelo Botile on Saturday.
Ingle's injury has renewed calls for the outlawing of boxing. In Geneva, the World Medical Assn., representing the world's doctors again urged a ban on "the simply barbaric practice" of boxing.
The WMA, made up of 8 million doctors in 70 countries, first sought a ban on boxing in 1983.
Britain's Boxing Board lost its appeal of a ruling that said it was liable for boxer Michael Watson's brain damage.
The board now faces a $1.5-million compensation claim filed by Watson, who was injured nine years ago during a fight. Watson, 35, contended that ringside resuscitation facilities were inadequate and a doctor did not enter the ring for seven minutes. As a result he suffered massive brain damage.
The L.A. Street Race didn't make the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series schedule for 2001, ending four years of stock car racing in downtown Los Angeles.
Ford, the main sponsor of the event held on a temporary one-mile road course around the Coliseum, pulled its financial backing. No other supporter has replaced Ford as the main sponsor, leaving the event without the necessary funds to continue.
But series organizers are leaving an open date in July on their schedule in the hopes that funding will surface.
"We can always add a race," Southwest Series director Danny Grill said.