July 28, 1988 |
Gary Van Kirk joined a softball team 17 years ago, and many of his teammates considered it sissy to use a glove to catch the oversized 16-inch ball. But after they suffered several broken fingers, the men on Van Kirk's team decided to be less concerned with macho and more with safety: Most have opted to wear gloves. "Nobody used a glove because that's the way the game was developed," Van Kirk said. "But nobody needs a broken finger."
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February 13, 1999
Rev. Msgr. Thomas O'Connell, the founding pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic church in Westlake Village, died Thursday after a short illness. He was 78. O'Connell, an Irish immigrant who came to the United States in 1946, founded the church 29 years ago on a rock-strewn field. The parish now includes 4,000 families. The priest, who became Pastor Emeritus of St.
September 21, 1987 |
Protestant assassins plan to kill Irish Prime Minister Charles Haughey and set off bombs in Dublin in a campaign against an agreement to bring peace to British-ruled Northern Ireland, it was reported Sunday.
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June 15, 1987 |
Songwriter Johnny Cash was referring to the Irish landscape when he wrote "Forty Shades of Green," but he could have been talking about this weekend's Grand National Irish Fair in Burbank. Vivid shades of green brightened the Los Angeles Equestrian Center on Sunday, the second day of the festival, which drew about 50,000 people.
August 31, 2007 |
The Fernando Vargas-Ricardo Mayorga bout has been rescheduled for Nov. 23 at Staples Center. Originally scheduled for Sept. 8, the fight was postponed last weekend after Vargas was diagnosed with an iron deficiency after taking a routine blood test. "Vargas is feeling better already and he's really excited about getting back into training," publicist Ed Keenan said. "The doctor said he can get back into full training in three weeks." Keenan said undercard details will be announced shortly.
July 27, 1997 |
Last year, Robert Brooks. This year, Edgar Bennett. The Green Bay Packers, who lost their best receiver to a knee injury last October, will have to ditch the tailback tandem that diversified their offense and carried them to the Super Bowl title. The champions lost halfback Edgar Bennett for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon in a 20-0 exhibition victory over Miami on Saturday night at Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was injured on an 18-yard run on the Packers' second possession.
November 3, 1996 |
Aye, it was a grand day all around for the Irish on Saturday. American football came to Dublin and before it was over two cultures journeyed noisily from opposite directions to share the same thrill. Thousands of visiting Americans cheered themselves hoarse as Notre Dame walloped Navy for the 33rd consecutive year, in the process reviving its postseason expectations. Notre Dame 54, Navy 27 is what the portable scoreboard said in the end zone of a borrowed stadium, but it wasn't that close.