July 24, 2004
Still running Laker stories in the middle of July? All I can say is, give us more, more, more! Dick Preston Yucaipa
April 6, 1986 |
The New Orleans Saints, who last year moved their summer training camp from Florida to north Louisiana, have announced that this year's camp will be in the southeast Louisiana city of Hammond. Jim Finks, general manager of the National Football League team, said the Saints will use the facilities of Southeastern Louisiana University. He said Hammond's proximity to New Orleans International Airport--it's a 45 minute drive away--was the deciding factor in the move.
June 2, 1998
Re "Time Out" (May 25): I was a recipient of such a wonderful camp fund. I lived in New York City. It was 1938, and I was 5 years old, and the fund was known as the New York Herald Tribune Camp Fund. I was able to go away for two weeks to Akron, Pa. The Tribune had a special program to send such young children to individual homes for at least two weeks during the summer. The first year, I went for two weeks, but after that, my summer vacations grew to two months. (Of course, the Herald Tribune did not sponsor those vacations.
January 20, 2013 |
Less than two months after winning its second consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy begins preparations for a run at a third championship Monday when the team opens preseason training camp at the Home Depot Center. But as of Sunday night, it was uncertain whether captain Landon Donovan would be joining them. Donovan, who played 49 games in 48 weeks last year, complained of physical and mental fatigue during much of last season and has spent the last seven weeks contemplating retirement at age 30. He met Sunday with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who is hopeful of coaxing Donovan back for the final season of his four-year deal with the team, one that earned him $2.4 million last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 |
A group of Calabasas seventh-graders woke up in the woods this morning as part of a special program designed to teach them about the process that formed the earth and to promote an understanding of the changes and challenges the environment faces. The students, from Meadow Oaks School, are participating in recreational activities, obstacle courses, ecology hikes and classroom studies at a camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Each day ends with astronomy lessons, storytelling and talent shows.
July 11, 1986
Cal State Fullerton wrestling Coach Dan Lewis will direct three wrestling camps this summer in Titan Gym. Lewis will be assisted by former two-time NCAA champion Joe Gonzales, 1983 Pan American Games silver medalist Paul Lablanc, national AAU All-American J. D. Hawkins, two-time All-American Mike Elliott and graduate assistants Daryl Arroyo and Daren Linsey.
September 11, 1985 |
Hitler's last soldier in America, a World War II prisoner of war who lived in the United States for 40 years after escaping a POW camp in New Mexico, surrendered in San Pedro this morning. Tears moistened Georg Gaertner's cheeks as he told how he kept his past secret even from his U.S.-born wife of 21 years until early last year, when she became so frightened by his unwillingness to discuss his past that she threatened to leave him.
July 25, 1985 |
Reports that the Internal Revenue Service has seized two houses owned by Dallas Cowboy running back Tony Dorsett for non-payment of more than $400,000 in taxes fueled speculation that the star player might try to renegotiate his contract. Dorsett, 31, who won the Heisman Trophy at Pittsburgh in 1976, is in the fourth year of a six-year contract with the Cowboys.
December 18, 2005 |
Prisoners were tortured and starved to death in a post-World War II interrogation camp run by Britain that housed former Nazis and others, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Guardian's report cited documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act that described the suffering of some of the 372 men and 44 women detained at the camp in Bad Nenndorf, a spa town in northwest Germany occupied by the British after the war. The camp was closed in July 1947, the Guardian reported.
May 20, 2010 |
Without question, the most interesting part of the U.S. World Cup training camp in New Jersey is also the most private. It comes long after the players have left the field, when Coach Bob Bradley and assistants Mike Sorber, Zak Abdel, Pierre Barrieu and Lubos Kubik get together to compare notes. The conversation centers on one topic: which seven American players from the 30 in camp will not be going to South Africa when the U.S. team leaves for the World Cup on May 30. No decisions have been made.