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July 5, 2005 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Nearly four years ago, in the days that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, made a dramatic suggestion: Give the 2012 Summer Olympic Games to New York City. "If New York is a candidate, I think all other cities should all step back to allow New York to host the 2012 Games," he said. "If the Games go to New York, it means the athletes, the spectators, the whole world -- we can all be together. This will show that the terrorists are defeated."
June 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
A proposed $2-billion Manhattan stadium that is seen as vital to New York's effort to land the 2012 Olympics survived a critical legal challenge Thursday, just days before the International Olympic Committee is to review the city's bid. State Justice Herman Cahn dismissed a lawsuit alleging illegalities in the purchase of the land for the stadium, which would be built over rail yards along the Hudson River on the city's West Side.
April 11, 2005 | Daniel Ross, Special to The Times
Fullerton isn't the first place one thinks of as a great baseball town. But Ed Hart says it is. And not just because of Cal State Fullerton's NCAA Division I championship last year, though that's part of it. Nor is it the arrival of the Fullerton Flyers, the minor league team of which Hart is the general manager, though that counts too.
February 6, 2005 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
The six Little League diamonds in Huntington Beach are about as nice as they come, thanks in part to a $200,000 donation five years ago from Major League Baseball and a children's foundation operated by retired slugger Mark McGwire, whose son played at the fields. There's the electronic scoreboard, the new bleachers, the resurfaced infields and the enclosed, brick dugouts. But now, baseball boosters are fighting to save the fields from bulldozers.
January 10, 2005 | Orange Peeled, Times Staff Writer
A year ago, 12 million T-shirts in boxes were stacked to the rafters of a massive warehouse near Disneyland. But somewhere in the middle of all that cotton, Brad Kelly and his two partners envisioned hundreds of youths spiking volleyballs, shooting jump shots and heading soccer balls.
December 7, 2004 | Bill Plaschke
On the corner of Jefferson and Figueroa, earthmovers have turned concrete to dirt, razing all but one tricky corner in preparing the foundation for USC's new basketball arena. On Monday, Mike Garrett did the rest. It was loud, it was clunky, it was smoky, but it was time. The firing of Henry Bibby was as much about a hole as a hoop, as much about a shovel as an ax.
November 4, 2004 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
A group attempting to block a $75-million athletic and arts complex at Junipero Serra High School failed to gather enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot, clearing the way for construction to begin as early as next week. The Orange County registrar of voters' announcement Wednesday that two petitions failed to meet the threshold of 1,752 signatures ends a prolonged feud over a vacant 29-acre plot on the north side of town.
August 15, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson, Times Staff Writer
Black and white and grainy, an old photo shows Park Avenue in New York City circa 1900, the area a mass of rail yards, trains, engines and smoke. Another photo, from 1913, shows a very different view. At the far end is Grand Central, the great railway terminal; in the foreground, the roadways, neat and clean, built over the rail yards. Yet another, from 1935, is even more dramatic.
May 9, 2004 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
I'm not sure how it pencils out for San Diegans, but for an out-of-town baseball fan, this city's new ballpark looks like the greatest temptation since Pete Rose met his first bookie. Petco Park stands tall and tidy near the waterfront, so close to airport, train and trolley stops that you need not bring a car.
May 7, 2004 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
It was a diamond within a diamond within a diamond, a 4-inch-by-4-inch swatch of red on a white base on a dirt-brown infield. Smaller than a bag of peanuts, smaller than a box of Cracker Jack, it caused the sport of baseball to sputter and actually concede a possible mistake, which is a kind of superpower Spider-Man no doubt would like to learn. One day after Major League Baseball announced plans to load the bases with advertising for the upcoming movie "Spider-Man 2," the bags are empty again.
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