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May 2, 1985
Dave Johnson of Huntington Beach advanced to the first round of the Ektelon National Racquetball Championship in the Sports Gallery at Anaheim with a forfeit victory over Wes Snead of San Diego in qualifying action. The first and second rounds of the championship will begin today, and features No. 1 men's seed Marty Hogan and No. 1 women's seed Lynn Adams of Costa Mesa. Adams will be playing her first round match at 3 p.m.
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April 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
Zach Johnson coasted through 10 holes before the trouble started. After getting five birdies earlier, simply making par was difficult. Four bogeys in five holes, and suddenly, his five-shot lead was down to two. "I was just trying to make pars," he said. "There is a danger in that, but on this golf course, par is a good score." The PGA Tour rookie righted himself in time and held on to win the BellSouth Classic on Sunday despite that rough stretch on the back nine.
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NEWS
October 29, 1994
Dave Johnson, who became the first AIDS coordinator for Los Angeles when Mayor Tom Bradley named him to implement the city's $2.5-million program in 1989, died Thursday of the complications of AIDS. A spokeswoman for the Chris Brownlie Hospice near Downtown Los Angeles said Johnson was 39 when he died there Thursday evening. Johnson brought a wealth of experience in gay causes to the city post, where he was responsible for mobilizing the city's efforts to cope with the AIDS epidemic.
SPORTS
November 16, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Utah on Thursday threw out all remaining charges in the criminal case against the two leaders of Salt Lake City's scandal-tainted bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics, declaring that the case was fatally flawed. "I am not surprised by this outcome," the current head of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Mitt Romney, said upon hearing that the case against Tom Welch, who headed the bid, and Dave Johnson, Welch's chief lieutenant, had been dismissed.
SPORTS
August 14, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY
Decathlete Dave Johnson has been cleared of suspicion that he used an illegal performance-enhancing substance, International Amateur Athletic Federation and USA Track & Field sources said Sunday. A drug test in March revealed that Johnson had a higher level of testosterone than generally allowable, but, upon review, the IAAF was convinced the male hormone was naturally produced by his body and not taken externally.
SPORTS
August 6, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. decathlete and medal hope Dave Johnson began his day by nearly failing to get a mark in the shotput. He ended it under far worse circumstances. Johnson is apparently suffering from a stress fracture in his right foot. He said late Wednesday night that the injury was being evaluated. "I'll let you know after the hurdles," he said. The 110-meter hurdles are the first event this morning, the first of five second-day events.
SPORTS
June 28, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sleekly efficient Reebok marketing machine, which brought us the Dan & Dave Show, coughed and sputtered briefly Saturday at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. Half of its engine, world champion decathlete Dan O'Brien, pulled over and broke down in the pole vault. "Dan-Dave. Who is the world's greatest athlete? To be settled in Barcelona." Suddenly, a six-month, $25-million advertising campaign had lost its premise.
SPORTS
June 18, 1992 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Creating heroes before their time is risky business, but that hasn't stopped a shoe company from making "Dan and Dave" household names before the first starter's shot has been fired this summer in Barcelona. A bit presumptuous? Hey, when the competition has Michael Jordan under contract, you'd better think fast on your feet.
SPORTS
February 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Syracuse forward Dave Johnson was disciplined by the school for his relationship with a 14-year-old girl who claims Johnson had sex with her two years ago, school officials said. Johnson was given a one-year probation and ordered to perform community service, undergo counseling and to apologize in writing to the girl.
SPORTS
June 28, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave, it is. The question--Dan O'Brien or Dave Johnson?--that Madison Avenue's advertising experts told us would be settled at Barcelona was answered prematurely during the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday, when O'Brien failed to qualify for the team in the decathlon. The result was at least as stunning as Carl Lewis' sixth-place finish one week earlier in the 100 meters, perhaps even more so because O'Brien seemed to be in command of the competition.
SPORTS
February 8, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year from today, the Winter Games open in Salt Lake City. Organizers are planning a daylong party today in and around the city with a host of government, Olympic and sports dignitaries. The focus will be on what Mitt Romney, president of the organizing committee, now ventures to say may be "great Games," citing a sunny financial picture, hot ticket sales, world-class venues in and around the Wasatch Mountains and thousands of volunteers signed and ready to go.
SPORTS
May 8, 1999
Memo to ABC and Churchill Downs: Please spare us another Kentucky Derby with Dave Johnson as the announcer. In Saturday's race, Menifee was closing furiously, Prime Timber was picking off horses in the stretch, and what we listeners were subjected to was Dave Johnson saying, "AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!" without bothering to inform us who the "they" were. Trevor Denman would not have missed the call. JOSEPH J. WOJCIK, Claremont There is only one group of teams and coaches in the Los Angeles area that consistently wins and produces national champions: Team Lukas, Team Baffert, Team Frankel, Team Drysdale, Team Mandella and Team McAnally.
SPORTS
August 14, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY
Decathlete Dave Johnson has been cleared of suspicion that he used an illegal performance-enhancing substance, International Amateur Athletic Federation and USA Track & Field sources said Sunday. A drug test in March revealed that Johnson had a higher level of testosterone than generally allowable, but, upon review, the IAAF was convinced the male hormone was naturally produced by his body and not taken externally.
NEWS
October 29, 1994
Dave Johnson, who became the first AIDS coordinator for Los Angeles when Mayor Tom Bradley named him to implement the city's $2.5-million program in 1989, died Thursday of the complications of AIDS. A spokeswoman for the Chris Brownlie Hospice near Downtown Los Angeles said Johnson was 39 when he died there Thursday evening. Johnson brought a wealth of experience in gay causes to the city post, where he was responsible for mobilizing the city's efforts to cope with the AIDS epidemic.
SPORTS
June 15, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed possible that consumers would be allowed to forget Dan and Dave, the dueling decathletes began appearing on television again earlier this month in a nationwide advertising campaign for a truck rental company. Unfortunately for track and field followers, the only place the two can be seen together is in commercials.
SPORTS
February 12, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Portland Trail Blazers fined and suspended two players and also fined two others Thursday for their involvement in a teen-age sex scandal in Salt Lake City. Hours earlier, Utah authorities had announced that they would not press criminal charges in the case. Rookies Dave Johnson and Tracy Murray were fined and suspended without pay for three games. Starter Jerome Kersey and rookie Reggie Smith were fined.
SPORTS
May 8, 1999
Memo to ABC and Churchill Downs: Please spare us another Kentucky Derby with Dave Johnson as the announcer. In Saturday's race, Menifee was closing furiously, Prime Timber was picking off horses in the stretch, and what we listeners were subjected to was Dave Johnson saying, "AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!" without bothering to inform us who the "they" were. Trevor Denman would not have missed the call. JOSEPH J. WOJCIK, Claremont There is only one group of teams and coaches in the Los Angeles area that consistently wins and produces national champions: Team Lukas, Team Baffert, Team Frankel, Team Drysdale, Team Mandella and Team McAnally.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1986
Just when we finally solved the Robert Hilburn personality question, it seems like we've got another crisis on our hands: Terry Atkinson. His incredibly backwards review of Van Halen's new album "5150" leads me to believe either he does not exist or he is really David Lee Roth ("Rough Sailin' for Van Halen," April 6). How else can one explain his condemning of the most hot-rocking album since ZZ Top's "Eliminator"? Even when he chooses to praise certain songs, Terry picks the wrong ones--"Good Enough" and "Get Up," the worst songs on the record.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992 | JIM MURRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rift in the Dan & Dave Decathlon Show, which first showed up when Dan O'Brien no-heighted at the Olympic trials in New Orleans, widened into a gulf Friday when Johnson's wife, taking offense at remarks attributed to Dan O'Brien, criticized him for "unfortunate, even un-American" behavior. "I usually don't say anything, but I want to publicly condemn what Dan O'Brien said on a TripleCast network show the other night," Sherry Johnson said at a post-event news conference with her husband.
SPORTS
August 7, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Excluding the boycotted Games of 1984, when even Sam the Eagle probably could have won an event or two, the United States had one of its best days ever in track and field Thursday at the Summer Olympics. In six events: Nine medals, including four golds. It was also one of those days when the U.S. Olympic Committee is glad that California--Southern California in particular--does not follow the lead of the former Soviet and Yugoslav republics that have seceded from their unions.
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