November 22, 1985
Both the Raiders and Rams fell far short of sellouts Thursday at 1 p.m., the deadline for lifting the local TV blackouts of their home games Sunday against the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers, respectively. The Raiders fell about 17,000 tickets shy, the Rams 9,838, so neither game will be shown in the Los Angeles area. The 10 a.m. game on Channel 4 will be the Patriots vs. the Jets, and the 1 p.m. game on Channel 2 will be the Eagles vs. the Cowboys.
August 6, 2005
So the Angels have declined to exercise an option on the contract of Rex Hudler but will evaluate him at the end of the season. The "Hud" may not be the best announcer in the business, but his passion and enthusiasm for baseball and the Angels are endearing. I hope the Angels treat Hudler the way they do the July 31 trade deadline each year: a lot of talk but no action. FRED FERKETIC Newport Beach
January 23, 1986
After eight years in office, City Councilman Case W. Boogaard has decided not to seek reelection. In explaining his decision Monday, Boogaard cited the desire to spend more time with his family. More than 50% of his time during the past eight years has been devoted to civic affairs, said Boogaard, 40, who was elected in 1978. "I enjoyed my time on the council but these are important years for my sons.
October 23, 2005 |
Robert Gayol spent five years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Then the real killers were caught, and Gayol was released to rebuild his life. Two years later, he's among hundreds of people in Illinois waiting for a pardon to officially clear his record and allow him to seek compensation from the state. "I don't think it should be on my record," said Gayol of Chicago. "It's just unfair." Gov.
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January 25, 2012 |
Reporting from Sacramento -- Democratic lawmakers sued state Controller John Chiang on Tuesday, arguing that he misused his power last summer when he docked their pay for passing a budget he said was not balanced. The lawsuit, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, does not seek reimbursement of the $583,200 in withheld pay. Lawmakers want the court to bar the controller from doing it again if they approve a budget that they deem balanced. Chiang, a Democrat, said he was exercising authority given to him by voters when they approved Proposition 25, a constitutional amendment, in 2010.
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March 16, 1987 |
Lost in the clamor on budget deficits, the call for competitiveness and the Iran- contra arms scandal is an urgent national environmental debate. The Clean Air Act, the flagship of the nation's environmental laws, has barely survived six years of effort to diminish its effectiveness--to abandon public health protection as a national policy. For six years it has been a captive of the regional differences in the U.S.
November 11, 1988 |
Proving that some deadlines are more elastic than others, the Dodgers have turned off the timer for Steve Sax and Mike Marshall and reopened negotiations with the two free agents. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, reported that they had offered Sax a 3-year deal believed to be in the $3-million range.
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August 27, 2003 |
Like many honor students with dreams of going to an Ivy League university, Burton Liao has been taking a test preparation course to boost his scores on college entrance exams. But unlike his classmates in the summer program, Liao has plenty of time left to learn SAT vocabulary words and score-boosting strategies before the big test day arrives. He's only 13 years old.
August 7, 1991 |
A decade ago, many people considered Jack Bailey the best of men. He was praised as a humanitarian who had aided thousands of Southeast Asian refugees, hailed as a hero who had given desperate people a chance to live. One missionary called him "the most genuinely compassionate man I ever met." Then that Jack Bailey seemed to all but vanish, sinking into the murky realm where Americans haunted by Vietnam try to raise the dead--the presumed dead, that is.
March 7, 2001 |
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.