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October 21, 1999
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury announced that it was deadlocked in the case of a former El Toro High School track coach accused of fondling female athletes. It was the second time in less than a year that a jury had failed to reach a verdict on the charges against Vernon Brent Smith, 52. "I'm a little disappointed, obviously," Deputy Dist. Atty.
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October 22, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former El Toro High School track coach accused of molesting his athletes will not face a third trial, Orange County district attorney's officials said Thursday. Two juries in less than a year failed to reach verdicts on 11 counts against Vernon Brent Smith, 52. The second jury deadlocked Wednesday after little more than a day of deliberations. The first jury reached a similar stalemate last December. "Mr. Smith was vindicated," said his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Jeremy Goldman.
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August 25, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Just two weeks after a whirlwind tour of Europe, including performances at a music festival in Geneva, the El Toro High Marching Band was already back at work this week, sweating in the August heat in their heavy navy blue uniforms. The summer's accomplishment puts them among the top high school bands in the nation. It was the only high school band to perform at the American Bowl in London, England's yearly exhibition of professional U.S. football.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1999
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury announced that it was deadlocked in the case of a former El Toro High School track coach accused of fondling female athletes. It was the second time in less than a year that a jury had failed to reach a verdict on the charges against Vernon Brent Smith, 52. "I'm a little disappointed, obviously," Deputy Dist. Atty.
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April 12, 1993 | Compiled for The Times by Sylvia Miller, Erik Hamilton and Jeffrey Hansen
The world is full of sexual innuendos. Our generation has been bombarded with sex and sexual feelings. We need to bring back the respect that occurred in earlier times. We need to censor some types of rap music that degrade women. Women need to fight for their dignity and respect. Even though I do not think censorship is right, it may be the only solution.
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October 22, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former El Toro High School track coach accused of molesting his athletes will not face a third trial, Orange County district attorney's officials said Thursday. Two juries in less than a year failed to reach verdicts on 11 counts against Vernon Brent Smith, 52. The second jury deadlocked Wednesday after little more than a day of deliberations. The first jury reached a similar stalemate last December. "Mr. Smith was vindicated," said his attorney, Deputy Public Defender Jeremy Goldman.
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February 7, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With cameras clicking away, Rob Johnson, Jeremy Hogue and Brian Haas sat at the table in the El Toro High School principal's office Wednesday afternoon, signing their names to blank pieces of paper. There were no USC football recruiters around. No national letters of intent. Johnson, a quarterback, Hogue, an offensive lineman, and Haas, a linebacker, were among the first players in Orange County to orally commit to a college this season.
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January 16, 1993 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a South County teen-ager critically wounded in a drive-by shooting said Friday that they are fed up with youth violence and are organizing a campaign to push for harsh punishment for the youths who shot their son as well as for other juvenile offenders.
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December 25, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Toro quarterback Rob Johnson, The Times' Orange County high school football back of the year, has orally committed to attend USC and is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Trojans on Feb. 6. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior, was the top-rated quarterback in the county, passing for 2,207 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 71% of his pass attempts in 10 regular-season games.
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February 5, 1998 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
* Irvine Southern California Championships tournament, today-Saturday: This tournament has a top-flight 32-team field. Top-ranked teams in divisions I, II and III--Long Beach Wilson, Santa Barbara and Rosary--and Orange County's top-three ranked teams--Marina, Irvine and Capistrano Valley--are entered. Games will be at Irvine, Corona del Mar and El Toro high schools. The final is 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Irvine.
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April 12, 1993 | Compiled for The Times by Sylvia Miller, Erik Hamilton and Jeffrey Hansen
The world is full of sexual innuendos. Our generation has been bombarded with sex and sexual feelings. We need to bring back the respect that occurred in earlier times. We need to censor some types of rap music that degrade women. Women need to fight for their dignity and respect. Even though I do not think censorship is right, it may be the only solution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1993 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a South County teen-ager critically wounded in a drive-by shooting said Friday that they are fed up with youth violence and are organizing a campaign to push for harsh punishment for the youths who shot their son as well as for other juvenile offenders.
SPORTS
February 7, 1991 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With cameras clicking away, Rob Johnson, Jeremy Hogue and Brian Haas sat at the table in the El Toro High School principal's office Wednesday afternoon, signing their names to blank pieces of paper. There were no USC football recruiters around. No national letters of intent. Johnson, a quarterback, Hogue, an offensive lineman, and Haas, a linebacker, were among the first players in Orange County to orally commit to a college this season.
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December 25, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Toro quarterback Rob Johnson, The Times' Orange County high school football back of the year, has orally committed to attend USC and is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Trojans on Feb. 6. Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior, was the top-rated quarterback in the county, passing for 2,207 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 71% of his pass attempts in 10 regular-season games.
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August 25, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
Just two weeks after a whirlwind tour of Europe, including performances at a music festival in Geneva, the El Toro High Marching Band was already back at work this week, sweating in the August heat in their heavy navy blue uniforms. The summer's accomplishment puts them among the top high school bands in the nation. It was the only high school band to perform at the American Bowl in London, England's yearly exhibition of professional U.S. football.
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April 22, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The South Orange County Community Services Council is co-sponsoring a seminar today on preventing abuse in teen dating relationships. The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Laguna Hills High School gymnasium. The registration fee is $2.50. The school is at 25401 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Hills. Speakers will discuss how to recognize signs of potential violence in a relationship and how to take steps to avoid sexual assaults.
SPORTS
November 28, 1989
The Division III semifinal football game between Mission Viejo and El Toro high schools has been moved to Orange Coast College's LeBard Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game originally was scheduled for Saturday at Mission Viejo, but both schools agreed the 5,200-seat facility would be inadequate. El Toro defeated Mission Viejo, 21-14, five weeks ago in a South Coast League game that attracted an overflow crowd of 6,000 at Mission Viejo. LeBard Stadium can accommodate 7,500.
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