September 19, 2010 |
At his emotional low point, Cliff Frazier never would have imagined that losing a leg might liberate him. Lift his spirits? Not a chance. So, for more than a year, the former UCLA nose guard put off the inevitable, telling doctors that he wasn't about to let his long battle with diabetes render him an amputee. "I thought I'd get well," he said, "but I never did. " It wasn't until a life-threatening infection developed in his bones that he finally relented: his lower right leg had to go. Last winter, it was amputated.
July 26, 1987 |
Paul Molitor has been more valuable to the Milwaukee Brewers this season than ever before. Through July 22, the Brewers had a 34-14 record with him in the lineup and a 12-32 record in his absence. "I've been a person to get things going," Molitor says. "When you take apart a baseball lineup person by person, it's a little like a machine. I've been able to provide a little spark to our offense when I've been healthy."
January 4, 2005 |
President Bush urged new members of the House and Senate on Monday to work with him to achieve "big things" for the nation. In particular, Bush used his greeting for freshmen lawmakers to press his case for Social Security reform, restrictions on medical liability and an overhaul of the federal tax system. He described the tax code as "a complicated mess." "On big issues it is possible -- and not only possible, important -- for the Congress and the White House to work together.
March 24, 1988
Donald Curry sued Sugar Ray Leonard last year, charging that Leonard steered him away from a possible shot at Marvelous Marvin Hagler by advising him to remain a welterweight, thereby clearing the field for Leonard to fight Hagler. The New York Times reports this exchange between Leonard and an attorney in a deposition: Leonard: "There was no deceit as far as I'm concerned." Question: "Well, what you told him wasn't accurate, though."
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June 22, 1987 |
The Irvine City Council is considering new and increased fees, with concerts at Irvine Meadows and boxing at the Irvine Marriott among the targets for the levies. In Huntington Beach, some parking rates are going up. It's the same story all over Orange County.
September 13, 2003 |
USC enjoyed many proud moments last season, but seldom did they occur on opponents' kickoff returns. The Trojans ranked ninth in the Pacific 10 Conference in kickoff-return coverage, giving up 24.1 yards a return. Coach Pete Carroll had so little confidence in the team's ability to stop a big play, he often ordered pooch kicks that gave opponents advantageous field position. Kickoff-return coverage has improved significantly through two games this season. The Trojans are giving up 18.
January 5, 1993 |
Gov. Ann Richards today will name Texas Railroad Commissioner Robert Krueger to the Senate seat being vacated by Treasury Secretary-designate Lloyd Bentsen, sources said Monday. Krueger, 57, a Democrat, represented Central and West Texas in the House of Representatives from 1974 to 1978. That year, he lost a bid to unseat the late U.S. Sen. John Tower by only 12,000 votes. Six years later, Krueger made a second attempt for a Senate seat but came in third in the Democratic primary.
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October 17, 1986 |
The Orange County recorder's office, described in an audit as rude toward the public and far behind in its work, has essentially turned itself around, according to a report released Thursday. The report by the county administrative office said Recorder Lee A. Branch "is in essential compliance" with the recommendations of the management audit of March, 1985. But Gregory Winterbottom, Branch's opponent in the Nov.
February 14, 1987 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum revealed Friday that Jiri Frel, its respected curator of antiquities, was relieved of his duties in 1984 and resigned in 1986 after it was established that he had accepted donations of works to the museum "in serious violation of the museum's policies and rules." The tardy admission by the museum came after an investigative report Friday in the London Times headlined "Huge Tax Fraud Uncovered at Getty Museum."
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February 25, 1991 |
There is a persistent myth floating around Democratic Party circles that if we could only register the growing army of citizens eligible to vote, but unregistered, we'd finally start winning elections for President and governor. An appealing theory, on the surface. After all, anywhere from 20%-30% of those eligible to vote in California fail to register. Many are low-income ethnic minorities. In 1990, for example, 5.7 million eligible Californians didn't register or vote for governor.