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May 17, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Laut's nervous system is playing tricks on him. One of the best shotputters in U.S. history, Laut is sitting among the very few fans scattered throughout the bleachers in Santa Barbara watching a junior college track and field meet on a lazy Saturday afternoon. He has been to countless meets on three continents in a career that started at Santa Clara High in Oxnard and peaked at the 1984 Olympic Games when he won the bronze medal.
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August 7, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
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.
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June 21, 1986 | JULIE CART
Former UCLA shotputter Dave Laut was not here Friday night. He was sitting in a wheelchair in his father's house at Oxnard. A freak accident last Sunday kept Laut, the former American record-holder, from defending the national title he has won four times. Laut, 29, was in training to become a firefighter for the City of Oxnard and was taking a series of agility tests when he snapped the patellar tendons in both legs.
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May 17, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave Laut's nervous system is playing tricks on him. One of the best shotputters in U.S. history, Laut is sitting among the very few fans scattered throughout the bleachers in Santa Barbara watching a junior college track and field meet on a lazy Saturday afternoon. He has been to countless meets on three continents in a career that started at Santa Clara High in Oxnard and peaked at the 1984 Olympic Games when he won the bronze medal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
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.
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January 6, 1999 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
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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.
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June 21, 1986 | JULIE CART
Former UCLA shotputter Dave Laut was not here Friday night. He was sitting in a wheelchair in his father's house at Oxnard. A freak accident last Sunday kept Laut, the former American record-holder, from defending the national title he has won four times. Laut, 29, was in training to become a firefighter for the City of Oxnard and was taking a series of agility tests when he snapped the patellar tendons in both legs.
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April 17, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE
In the appropriate setting--the peristyle end of the Coliseum--it was announced Tuesday that an international track meet will be held at the stadium June 8. It is hoped that a successful meet will save the track, which is in danger of removal if the football seating area is expanded. Mayor Tom Bradley was present to lend his suppport along with such world-class athletes as Edwin Moses, Dwight Stones and Mike Tully, who'll compete in the meet.
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February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Discus thrower John Powell, a two-time Olympic bronze medal winner, was suspended for six years today by The Athletics Congress for participation in a tour of South Africa, and three other Olympians were suspended for four years each. In a hearing before TAC's National Board of Athletics Review in the office of Peter Alkalay, corporate counsel for track and field's national governing body, the four were barred from national and international competition.
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