CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2001
I agree with the solution offered by Frank del Olmo ("Leave Those Bad Decisions Behind, and Build Belmont," Commentary, Oct. 28). Is it really the environment that poses a threat to the school or the political barrage it faces? How long has that rundown neighborhood, where the construction sits unfinished, waited for a solution to the overcrowding in nearby schools? Now that the construction has begun--and was later halted due to political insecurities--it must continue for the sake of the students.
May 15, 1998
Last 5 Preakness Winners to Prevent a Triple Crown Winner: 1. Timber Country (Thunder Gulch won Derby, Belmont): 1995 2. Gate Dancer (Swale won Derby, Belmont): 1984 3. Elocutionist (Bold Forbes won Derby, Belmont): 1976 4. Bee Bee Bee (Riva Ridge won Derby, Belmont): 1972 5. Candy Spots (Chateaugay won Derby, Belmont): 1963 Source: Thoroughbred Racing Communications
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2000
Re "Belmont Backers Offer to Help Fund Safety Studies," April 6: What is with this $1-million office discretionary fund Supervisor Gloria Molina offered to again investigate the Belmont site? Why has it not been available for books, clean and decent facilities, etc.? Are other millions of discretionary funds lying around at the "discretion" of other supervisors? SUSIE HENZIE Los Angeles
January 16, 1987 |
All season long, the strength of the Poly High soccer team has been its defense. Entering Thursday's City semifinal playoff with San Pedro, the Parrots had allowed less than one goal per match. That average took a beating in the first of two 10-minute overtime periods as Poly lost, 3-1. Poly Coach Frank Sandoval found solace in the outcome, saying his young team can use the defeat to mature. "They shouldn't hang their heads. This type of game is a good experience for next year," he said.
February 7, 1993
Miguel Villegas' three free throws in overtime helped South Gate upset Fremont, 63-58, in a Central League game Friday. Villegas gave the Rams a two-point lead with seven seconds left in the overtime period. Fremont had a chance to tie the score, but Ricky Brown missed two free throws and Thomas Hildreth hit a three-point shot for South Gate as time expired. South Gate, which trailed by as many as 11 points, took the lead, 46-45, on Eric Wright's layup with 7:20 left in the fourth quarter.
May 20, 1985
The last time a heavyweight boxer put an unbeaten record on the line at Reno was 75 years ago. Unlike Larry Holmes, who is defending his title tonight, James J. Jeffries was the challenger in 1910, having come out of retirement as The Great White Hope to fight Jack Johnson. Jeffries, 35, the same age as Holmes, hadn't fought in six years, and the inactivity showed. Johnson outboxed him from the opening bell and knocked him out in the 15th round. No, Jeffries didn't almost go the distance.