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November 17, 1994 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid allegations of back-room dealing, an appointee of embattled Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) was seated on the California Coastal Commission and immediately named chairman Wednesday, only hours before the panel approved a controversial development on the Santa Barbara County coast.
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SPORTS
March 9, 1991 | Associated Press
Former champion Tim Witherspoon outpointed Carl Williams to win a split decision in a 12-round heavyweight bout Friday night between two aging contenders. Judges Eva Shain and Joe Pasquale both scored it 115-113 for Witherspoon. Judge Jean Williams scored it 116-112 for Williams. Witherspoon, 34-3 with 22 knockouts, backed up Williams twice in the second round with stiff overhand rights. Witherspoon also knocked Williams back several times in the fourth with left hooks to the head.
SPORTS
March 9, 1991 | Associated Press
Former champion Tim Witherspoon outpointed Carl Williams to win a split decision in a 12-round heavyweight bout Friday night between two aging contenders. Judges Eva Shain and Joe Pasquale both scored it 115-113 for Witherspoon. Judge Jean Williams scored it 116-112 for Williams. Witherspoon, 34-3 with 22 knockouts, backed up Williams twice in the second round with stiff overhand rights. Witherspoon also knocked Williams back several times in the fourth with left hooks to the head.
SPORTS
August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Carl Williams must knock out a few good fighters before he deserves consideration for a rematch with Mike Tyson, who stopped Williams in 93 seconds of the first round last month, a spokesman for promoter Don King said today. "How can you ask for a rematch after what happened?" King spokesman Al Braverman asked, referring to the heavyweight champion's quick work of Williams. "You can't ask to come back after that. Let him go out and knock out a few good fighters.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Until he sent everyone home early in Atlantic City, N.J., two Fridays ago, referee Randy Neumann hadn't been heard from since becoming the answer to one of boxing's trivia questions. The question: Who is the only fighter ever to lose on cuts to Chuck (the Bayonne Bleeder) Wepner? It happened in 1974. Neumann and Wepner fought several times, but on this occasion it was for the New Jersey heavyweight championship.
NEWS
November 17, 1994 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid allegations of back-room dealing, an appointee of embattled Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) was seated on the California Coastal Commission and immediately named chairman Wednesday, only hours before the panel approved a controversial development on the Santa Barbara County coast.
SPORTS
January 10, 1987 | United Press International
Heavyweight contender Tyrell Biggs, who suffered minor arm injuries in a car accident in Laguna Beach, Calif., will not fight Carl (The Truth) Williams in Rome Jan. 31, the promoter said Friday night. Main Event-Monitor Productions said the bout likely will be postponed until April, spokeswoman Kathy Duva said. Biggs sustained a sprained left wrist and bruised left elbow in the accident Tuesday. He later was treated at a sports clinic, where a doctor prescribed 7 to 10 days' rest.
SPORTS
January 27, 1988 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Eight years ago, Rodney Frazier was so battered and physically drained from playing football that he gave up the sport. So now he's a boxer. "With football, I was battered at all angles of my body," he said. "I had a broken sternum and bruised ribs. At least with boxing, I can just get hit by hands. There are no crackback blocks." Instead, there are hooks and jabs for Frazier, 29, a nephew of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
SPORTS
June 9, 1989
Promoter Don King and Trump Plaza reached a agreement for Mike Tyson to defend his heavyweight title against Carl Williams July 21 at the Atlantic City complex in New Jersey.
SPORTS
August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Carl Williams must knock out a few good fighters before he deserves consideration for a rematch with Mike Tyson, who stopped Williams in 93 seconds of the first round last month, a spokesman for promoter Don King said today. "How can you ask for a rematch after what happened?" King spokesman Al Braverman asked, referring to the heavyweight champion's quick work of Williams. "You can't ask to come back after that. Let him go out and knock out a few good fighters.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Until he sent everyone home early in Atlantic City, N.J., two Fridays ago, referee Randy Neumann hadn't been heard from since becoming the answer to one of boxing's trivia questions. The question: Who is the only fighter ever to lose on cuts to Chuck (the Bayonne Bleeder) Wepner? It happened in 1974. Neumann and Wepner fought several times, but on this occasion it was for the New Jersey heavyweight championship.
SPORTS
January 27, 1988 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Eight years ago, Rodney Frazier was so battered and physically drained from playing football that he gave up the sport. So now he's a boxer. "With football, I was battered at all angles of my body," he said. "I had a broken sternum and bruised ribs. At least with boxing, I can just get hit by hands. There are no crackback blocks." Instead, there are hooks and jabs for Frazier, 29, a nephew of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
SPORTS
January 10, 1987 | United Press International
Heavyweight contender Tyrell Biggs, who suffered minor arm injuries in a car accident in Laguna Beach, Calif., will not fight Carl (The Truth) Williams in Rome Jan. 31, the promoter said Friday night. Main Event-Monitor Productions said the bout likely will be postponed until April, spokeswoman Kathy Duva said. Biggs sustained a sprained left wrist and bruised left elbow in the accident Tuesday. He later was treated at a sports clinic, where a doctor prescribed 7 to 10 days' rest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1988 | Associated Press
A flash explosion at a munitions plant Tuesday injured six workers, including one who was hospitalized, a sheriff's official said. "I know they were working with powder," said Carl Williams, chief sheriff's deputy in Taylor County. But he said few details of the accident at Maryland Assemblies were available.
NEWS
September 23, 1987
Los Angeles County has begun phasing out a unique detoxification and rehabilitation program for drug addicts at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey as a result of budgetary constraints, said Carl Williams, director of hospitals for the Department of Health Services. The program was intended for patients who have a medical problem in addition to drug addiction. It is to be closed when the 18 current patients have completed treatment.
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