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For all the madness and hype of modern-day Super Bowls, it's interesting to note how the NFL came to have its first championship game, 66 years ago today. In the 1932 season, the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans ended the regular season with 6-1 records, and the league quickly put together a title game--indoors--at Chicago Stadium. Chicago won, 9-0, and claimed the title, although the result was listed as a regular-season game.
September 9, 1988 | Reuters
Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, a member of a wealthy newspaper family, was on the defensive again today over a report that he won entry to law school under a program aimed at minorities and needy students.
September 11, 1988 | from Reuters
Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle, a member of a wealthy newspaper family, was on the defensive again Friday over a report that he won entry to law school under a program aimed at minorities and needy students.
Orange County wasn't born yesterday. But most of its high-rise hotels were born after 1974--the year that California adopted an ordinance mandating automatic sprinkler systems in new buildings taller than 75 feet. Therefore, the vast majority of high-rise hotels in the county are protected by sprinklers in every room.
October 18, 2002 | Joan Anderson Growe, Joan Anderson Growe was Minnesota secretary of state from 1975 to 1999.
MINNEAPOLIS -- In 1974, the year I was elected Minnesota's secretary of state, my state was the first in the nation to implement election-day registration. Over 24 years in office, I supervised a registration process that consistently gave our state the highest voter turnout rate in the nation, with no increase in election fraud. On Nov. 5, voters in California will decide on election-day voter registration.
September 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Joachim Fest, a journalist and historian who wrote one of the best-regarded biographies of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, has died. He was 79. Fest, who worked closely with Hitler's architect Albert Speer on his memoirs, died Monday at his home in Kronberg of unspecified causes, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Tuesday. Fest worked at the newspaper for two decades before leaving in 1993.
January 28, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lorene L. Rogers, who served as president of the University of Texas in the 1970s and was believed to be the first woman to head a public university in the United States, died Jan. 11 at an assisted living facility in Dallas. She was 94. A niece, Donna O'Dell, told the Austin American-Statesman that Rogers had broken her leg in October and never fully recovered.
June 5, 2006 | Peter Christensen, Special to the Times
It has been almost 30 years since Pele -- aka Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- played his last soccer match, an exhibition at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, cheered on by a crowd of 75,000. Pele played the first half for the New York Cosmos and the second half for Santos, his former Brazilian club. During the game, it began to rain. The next day, a newspaper headline read: "Even the sky was crying." On a recent day in the three-time world champion's new office in Sao Paulo, no one was crying.
December 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The Federal Communications Commission wants to eliminate its almost 40-year-old sports blackout rules, which serve primarily to prevent NFL games being televised in markets where the home team failed to sell out the stadium. In a notice of proposed rule-making released Wednesday, the FCC said the sports marketplace has "changed dramatically" and that the "economic rationale underlying the sports blackout rules may no longer be valid. " Adapted in 1975, the blackout rules were designed to prevent pay-TV distributors, including cable and satellite operators, from circumventing agreements between sports leagues and television rights holders regarding the blacking out of games that were not sold out. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll For example, if a San Diego Chargers didn't sell out a few days before kickoff and thus the broadcaster with the rights to show the game couldn't, the FCC's rule prohibits a pay-TV distributor from importing the signal of the game from elsewhere and showing it there.
March 6, 1998 | AL MARTINEZ
When I first met Marcel Montecino he was playing the piano at a place on Sunset Boulevard called the Cafe Brasserie. He was a quiet, moody kind of guy and his music reflected the slow and bluesy attitude one associates with lazy summer nights in a city of dreams. You get lost in music like that, remembering places you've never been and seeing faces you've never seen, like misty segments of a romantic fantasy.
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