CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2012 |
It's been nearly three years since Jane Laut shot and killed her husband, retired Olympic shot putter Dave Laut, in their Oxnard backyard. That point is undisputed. What jurors must decide is why, just before midnight on Aug. 27, 2009, a woman described as quiet and reserved pumped five bullets into Dave Laut, an Adonis who won the bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Laut's murder trial is set to begin Tuesday, although attorneys have indicated they may ask for a delay.
January 6, 1999 |
Hueneme High used to be a cellar-dweller in the Channel League and among Ventura County football teams. But since Larry Miller returned to his alma mater as football coach five years ago, the Vikings have been on an upswing. Hueneme this season was champion of the first-year Pacific View League and advanced to the Southern Section Division IV semifinals before losing to San Luis Obispo.
November 1, 1989 |
Defying a boycott supported by U.S. track and field officials, 13 American athletes arrived today for a series of meets in South Africa that could again trigger long suspensions. Six of the athletes and their coach, Dick Tomlinson, were banned from two to 12 years by U.S. track officials because they competed in South Africa last year. They have returned, with seven new recruits, for an even more ambitious schedule, including two meets against South Africa's national track and field team.
September 22, 1985
Quadruple Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis showed progress in his comeback from a hamstring injury as he led the United States men's track and field team to a first-day lead over the Soviet Union and Japan in a triangular meet at Tokyo. Lewis won the 100-meter dash in 10.12 seconds, with teammate Harvey Glance second in 10.22, and anchored the 400-meter relay team to victory in 38.28. The U.S. men had a 49-34 lead over the Soviets and a 52-32 lead over the Japanese. Soviet women led both the U.