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November 2, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A San Diego high school where a lesbian couple were selected as homecoming king and queen has been the subject of hateful phone calls and emails, officials said. Officials did not detail the messages but described some of them as disturbing. Bill Kowba, San Diego school superintendent, said adults criticizing the selection of Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams are "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments.
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October 24, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
It's time for the annual East Los Angeles Classic matching Garfield against Roosevelt on Friday night at East Los Angeles College. And much attention will be on Roosevelt's versatile Gilbert Herrera. Herrera has led the Rough Riders to an 8-1 record and 5-0 mark in the Eastern League. Last week, he was chosen homecoming king. This week, he's dealing with all the distractions that come with "Spirit Week. " There's "Superhero Day" on Tuesday. "I'm wearing a Batman T-shirt," Herrera said.
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SPORTS
December 10, 1986
People at Reseda High are beginning to wonder whether Darrell Armstrong has any famous relatives. Like one named Jack. In Friday night's semifinal playoff game against Los Angeles High, Armstrong rushed for 147 yards on only seven carries, leading Reseda to a 35-13 victory and into Thursday night's City 2-A final against University. It was hardly the first time Armstrong excelled in a leadership role.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A San Diego high school where a lesbian couple were selected as homecoming king and queen has been the subject of hateful phone calls and emails, officials said. Officials did not detail the messages but described some of them as disturbing. Bill Kowba, San Diego school superintendent, said adults criticizing the selection of Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams are "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A high school senior elected Homecoming king has publicly renounced his crown in what he described as a political statement about elitism, drawing cheers and jeers from classmates and a prompt two-day suspension from his school's administration. Patrick Griffiths, 17, of Mira Costa High School, took his dramatic action moments after he and a queen had been crowned in front of a football game crowd of 5,000 Friday night.
NEWS
May 31, 1998 | MIKE COCHRAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A farmer spotted something dead tangled in the brush and fallen tree limbs of a muddy North Texas creek. A calf, he thought. To sink it, he fired two rounds into it with his .22-caliber rifle. But the next day it was still there, so he took a closer look. It was the body of Heather Rich, a petite, brown-haired, blue-eyed Waurika High School cheerleader and honors student, who had been missing for a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
The new Fountain Valley High School Homecoming king and queen share the same last name. Brandon and Shanna Andreason, who are brother and sister, were announced as winners Friday, which was Homecoming at the school. The two seniors were voted the honor by the student body. Evelyn Belgen, community resource coordinator for the high school, said that, after two rounds of student voting, the Andreasons became part of the Homecoming Court. The court is composed of five boys and five girls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
When the time comes to honor a homecoming queen and king at Cal State Fullerton's football game today, there will be no one to crown. The university's student election commission has declared invalid all ballots for homecoming king and queen in reaction to charges of vote tampering and ballot-box stuffing lodged by several student groups this week.
SPORTS
October 24, 1996
The Munchkins will be there. As will be the Scarecrow, the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch and the Yellow Brick Road. Must be the Royal High homecoming. The Royal High homecoming? All of the above will be part of the Wizard of Oz halftime show Friday night when Royal plays Newbury Park at Moorpark College. But the Emerald City of events will be when a hot air balloon-- seven stories tall--drops off the ceremony emcees, who will announce the homecoming king and queen.
SPORTS
October 28, 1989 | HEATHER SMALLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenison PoChing, a senior running back and linebacker, did not hear himself named Homecoming King at halftime. He was in the locker room with his Savanna High teammates. But he made his presence felt on the field, racking up 145 yards on 19 carries, including a 74-yard touchdown run in the Rebels' 21-6 Orange League victory Brea-Olinda (6-2, 1-2). Savanna (4-3-1, 2-0-1) did not win a game in 1987, and won one in 1988.
SPORTS
December 20, 2002 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Karl Dorrell was nicknamed "Sweetness" as a UCLA receiver for his smooth, fluid style. But he never fully understood the meaning of the word until returning to his alma mater 15 years after graduating to become football coach. Sweet memories came flooding back to Dorrell when he stepped onto Spaulding Field to meet his new team Thursday. And the sweet smiles of former teammates and friends greeted him when he was introduced at a news conference in the Morgan Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A high school senior elected Homecoming king has publicly renounced his crown in what he described as a political statement about elitism, drawing cheers and jeers from classmates and a prompt two-day suspension from his school's administration. Patrick Griffiths, 17, of Mira Costa High School, took his dramatic action moments after he and a queen had been crowned in front of a football game crowd of 5,000 Friday night.
NEWS
May 31, 1998 | MIKE COCHRAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A farmer spotted something dead tangled in the brush and fallen tree limbs of a muddy North Texas creek. A calf, he thought. To sink it, he fired two rounds into it with his .22-caliber rifle. But the next day it was still there, so he took a closer look. It was the body of Heather Rich, a petite, brown-haired, blue-eyed Waurika High School cheerleader and honors student, who had been missing for a week.
SPORTS
October 24, 1996
The Munchkins will be there. As will be the Scarecrow, the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch and the Yellow Brick Road. Must be the Royal High homecoming. The Royal High homecoming? All of the above will be part of the Wizard of Oz halftime show Friday night when Royal plays Newbury Park at Moorpark College. But the Emerald City of events will be when a hot air balloon-- seven stories tall--drops off the ceremony emcees, who will announce the homecoming king and queen.
SPORTS
September 4, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a long way from opening day to the Super Bowl. But for the Raiders, it doesn't seem as far from Oakland as it did from Los Angeles. Inspired by a loud, boisterous, sellout crowd, driven by a new, multifaceted offense and energized by a deep, determined defense, the Raiders on Sunday began their new life in their old home, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, by defeating the defending AFC champion San Diego Chargers, 17-7, before 50,323.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
The new Fountain Valley High School Homecoming king and queen share the same last name. Brandon and Shanna Andreason, who are brother and sister, were announced as winners Friday, which was Homecoming at the school. The two seniors were voted the honor by the student body. Evelyn Belgen, community resource coordinator for the high school, said that, after two rounds of student voting, the Andreasons became part of the Homecoming Court. The court is composed of five boys and five girls.
SPORTS
November 13, 1987 | STEVEN FLEISCHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Late for a recent practice at Simi Valley High--an interview had delayed him--Tony Kerr sprinted across the practice field in full football gear to join his teammates. Once there, he lined up in the back row of a calisthenics formation, where he seemed out of place. Kerr is accustomed to leading his teammates, not following. "Normally we try to get two seniors who had outstanding games the last week to lead warmups," said Roger McCamy, Simi Valley's running back coach.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1986 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The first gig that the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano ever played with bassist Brian Ritchie had the air of history in the making, even though the band's bizarre moniker hadn't been picked yet. It was a morning assembly at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee to present awards for the National Honor Society. Gano--a Homecoming King, son of a Baptist minister and NHS honoree that day--asked Ritchie, whom he'd met the night before at a punk club, to accompany him on a song called "Give Me the Car."
SPORTS
February 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
Bernard King added an exclamation point to one of the proudest weeks of his NBA career. King, named an All-Star on Tuesday for the first time since 1985, scored 23 of his 49 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night as the Washington Bullets beat the New York Knicks, King's former team, 107-98, their first victory at Madison Square Garden in three years.
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