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SPORTS
December 12, 1988 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Derek Brown, Servite High School tailback, was named the recipient Sunday of the Glenn Davis Award, given to the top high school football player in Southern California, at the 30th Times' awards ceremony at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers. Brown, who also was named The Times' Orange County Back of the Year, rushed for 2,301 yards in 13 games to establish an Orange County single-season rushing mark. He passed former county great Kerwin Bell, who had 2,226 yards for Edison High in 1979.
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SPORTS
September 24, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
And the winners are … One reporter's opinion about how the voting for baseball's most prestigious postseason awards should go (statistics through Thursday's games): American League MVP: Curtis Granderson, New York Yankees -- This is a deep field with at least a half-dozen candidates. The Yankees would still be potent without Granderson, but it's hard to ignore his numbers. He has scored 134 runs -- 19 more than anyone else in baseball -- and leads the league with 119 runs batted in, is second with 41 home runs, has 24 stolen bases and played a stellar center field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Rep. Frank McCloskey, an Indiana congressman and an outspoken champion of Bosnia during his 12 years in the House of Representatives, has died. He was 64. McCloskey, who represented southwestern Indiana's 8th District in Congress from 1983 to 1995, died Sunday at his Bloomington home after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, said Dan Combs, a state Democratic Party official. He had been released from a Bloomington hospital Oct. 28 after an 11-day stay as his health worsened.
NEWS
October 3, 1991 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Coaches and administrators at La Puente High have long searched for home-grown role models to inspire their athletes toward success at and beyond the high school level. The list of former Warrior football players who have gone on to success at the collegiate level in the past 15 years pretty much begins and ends with Max Montoya, an offensive lineman for the Raiders who played at La Puente, Mt. San Antonio College and UCLA before starting his NFL career in 1979.
BOOKS
February 18, 2007 | Tony Peyser, Tony Peyser writes political poems daily for the websites BuzzFlash.com and Hotsoup.com.
"JOHN MILTON / Never stayed in a Hilton / Hotel, /which was just as well." In 1972 -- a year before his death at age 66 -- W.H. Auden recited that whimsical poem of his on "The Dick Cavett Show." I began reading him the next day and have never stopped. An expanded edition of Auden's "Selected Poems" is now out in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. It's a bull market lately for such commemorations.
NEWS
January 14, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
SPORTS
June 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kris Benson wouldn't lie. Pitching against the New York Mets on Saturday night was special. Hitting the first home run of his career made it even better. Benson celebrated his return to Shea Stadium throwing eight effective innings and retiring the last 15 batters he faced in the Baltimore Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Mets, the team that traded him away last January after he pleaded to stay in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 | WARREN OLNEY, Veteran television journalist Warren Olney is the host of "Which Way L.A." on KCRW-FM
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
NEWS
July 21, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
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