May 22, 2000 |
Tournament directors Bob Kramer and Jim Curley are in a bit of a quandary. They have successful summer events in Southern California. Kramer runs the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA's Los Angeles Tennis Center, which featured Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in last year's final. This year, Agassi, Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil and Michael Chang are among the early entrants. Curley, of the management agency IMG, is in charge at Manhattan Beach.
September 11, 1986 |
Quite by accident, John McEnroe has caused problems for the organizers of the Volvo tennis tournament next week at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. McEnroe will play, as scheduled, but his fall to No. 20 in the latest computer rankings has tournament officials concerned. Under Grand Prix rules, tournament seedings are determined strictly by the rankings, and right now McEnroe has the eighth-highest ranking among players entered in the tournament.
August 2, 1998 |
One thing Bob Kramer has learned over the years--it doesn't pay to be too big a tennis fan. That might sound odd coming from the tournament director of the Mercedes-Benz Cup, which concludes today at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. But after months of coaxing and cajoling, scrambling to attract big-name players who will attract big crowds, Kramer must distance himself from the proceedings once the draw is set.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1999 |
Councilman Ted McConkey was forced into a runoff in Burbank's municipal primary Tuesday while fellow incumbent Bob Kramer coasted to victory in his bid for reelection. Fewer than 20% of the city's eligible voters cast ballots in the election. Kramer, a Vietnam War veteran and painting contractor, racked up 5,613 votes to fend off five challengers and win a second term. Candidates needed more than 50% of the 8,224 votes cast to win outright and avoid a runoff in the general election April 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1998 |
The City Council on Friday chose Vice Mayor David Golonski to serve as mayor of Burbank, a post that is largely ceremonial but also plays a large role in shaping debate on municipal issues and policies. First elected to the City Council five years ago, Golonski served as Burbank mayor from 1995-96 and succeeds Bob Kramer, a popular city leader whose term expired in the annual rotation of the mayor's job.
July 21, 2000
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday: * Ben Maller, Suzy Shuster --"Sports Roundtable," tonight, 6, Fox Sports Net * High jumper Amy Acuff --"The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," tonight, 11:30, Channel 4 * Rusty Wallace --"Inside NASCAR," Saturday, 4 p.m., The Nashville Network * Tennis promoters Bob Kramer and Jim Curley --"The Irv Kaze Show," Saturday, 6-7 p.m., KIEV (870) * Joey Galloway, Ronnie Lott --"NFL Preview," Sunday, 7 a.m.