October 10, 1990 |
In two days, Orange County football will be hit by the Big One--No. 1 ranked El Toro versus No. 2 Capistrano Valley. BIG game, BIG names, BIG schools, BIG stakes, BIG plays, BIG hits, BIG crowd, BIG rallies, BIG headlines, BIG egos, BIG, BIG, BIG! Maybe it's not as big as everyone thinks. How many El Toro players go both ways and play on special teams, playing every down of every game?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1990 |
Patti Frustaci, mother of four, is pregnant again--with twins. New life, new hope. A voice inside tells us that we should be pleased. But the voice, in my mind, betrays some doubt. Parenthood has not come easily to Patti and Sam Frustaci. They could not conceive naturally and later, when conception finally occurred, it carried a high price. First an infertility specialist helped by administering a common fertility drug, Pergonal.
July 19, 1996 |
No one is allowed to talk about the specifics, but NBC is doing its best to pump up the opening ceremonies as the centennial Olympics get under way tonight. The highlight of the opening ceremonies in Barcelona four years ago was the bow-and-arrow lighting of the Olympic torch. "Barcelona was great, this is better," said NBC producer David Neal, who is in charge of the 5-9 p.m. television coverage. "It is a spectacular, Hollywood-type show. I've seen bits and pieces of it six times.
January 17, 1994 |
The standard wisdom about the stock market in 1994 is that it's going to be a tough year. But some Wall Streeters have another idea: They see a buying mania coming, similar to the one that drove the Dow Jones industrial average up 36% between January and August, 1987. Sound too far fetched? Of course it does--which is exactly why the super bulls are so intrigued with the possibility. The market usually confounds the majority view, often with a vengeance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1986 |
When Kelly Stoetz and her family moved into their Broad Street apartment in Newport Beach about a year ago, the biggest concern she had about a nearby methane-burning lamppost was the odor. Wednesday, after reading reports that she lives on top of a deposit of potentially dangerous methane gas, Stoetz said she and her family have new and greater concerns. "It's scary," Stoetz said, but she added that she is resigned to the problem. "We can have an earthquake any day, too."
December 1, 2012 |
A couple of years ago, the Tijuana Xolos were just another anonymous team languishing in the second tier of Mexican soccer. But Sunday afternoon, 18 months after being promoted to the elite first division, the young upstarts have a chance to win the prestigious 18-team Torneo Apertura and stake a claim to being the best team in the country. How unusual is that? Well, imagine the minor league Toledo Mud Hens joining the National League and winning the World Series a year later.
January 19, 2004 |
Fox executives are hoping for a hit on the order of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with tonight's premiere of the totally unrelated "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance," which comes on right after the season premiere of "American Idol." "Fiance," which premieres at 9 p.m., is from the team behind Fox's hit "Joe Millionaire," and it furthers that show's practical-joke genre, in which several single women were wooed by the construction worker posing as a rich man.
May 19, 1988 |
They've got every star big man in American amateur basketball here for the Olympic trials: Danny Manning, the lottery prize; David Robinson, the famous ensign; Alonzo Mourning, the high school phenomenon; J.R. Reid; Danny Ferry; Dean Garrett, and . . . Jack Haley? You read right, Bruin faithful.
July 21, 1988 |
Of the two California-based horses running in the Matchmaker last week at Atlantic City, N.J., Lizzy Hare was thought to be the filly with the better chance. Trevor Denman, for one, liked Lizzy Hare's chances. Denman, the Santa Anita and Del Mar race announcer who does a two-week guest appearance at Atlantic City in the summer, remembered calling Lizzy Hare's win in last year's Del Mar Oaks.
May 21, 1994
Southern California Christian, which found out Thursday night it would be playing a Southern Section playoff game, defeated Wildomar Cal Lutheran, 8-0, in the first round of the Division VI playoffs Friday at Lake Elsinore. SCC (9-12), which tied for third in the Arrowhead League, entered the playoffs after Downey Life Christian withdrew because of lack of players. The Flames, playing their first game in nine days, were led by Tim St.