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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Many remembered her as a child of the Watts projects, a little girl called Dee Dee, a dynamo who was always running, never seemed to get tired and had a fierce determination to win every race, whether it was on the schoolyard, in the streets or on a track. They remembered Florence Griffith Joyner at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in South-Central Los Angeles, and paid tribute to a athlete who died too young.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER and DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The family of track star Florence Griffith Joyner is blaming a St. Louis hospital for her death, charging in a lawsuit that doctors failed to detect a brain abnormality two years earlier. Joyner was rushed to Washington University's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in April 1996 after suffering a seizure on a flight to St. Louis, where she was to attend a relay race. The lawsuit, filed in a Missouri court under pseudonyms, says that hospital workers improperly interpreted an MRI and other tests.
SPORTS
February 25, 1991
Florence Griffith Joyner has been hired to work Channel 13's coverage of Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon. She replaces former Channel 13 sportscaster Vic (the Brick) Jacobs.
SPORTS
October 1, 1988 | LARRY STEWART
Channel 2 sportscaster Keith Olbermann has apologized for implying earlier this week that Florence Griffith Joyner used steroids. "We were one of the news organizations which reported the allegations against Florence Griffith Joyner," Olbermann said on the air Thursday. "We did not mean to imply there was further evidence against her beyond the speculation of other athletes such as Joaquim Cruz. For our part, we apologize for any confusion we may have caused."
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