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December 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
H. Curt Day, 87, a three-time world horseshoe champion and a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Lafayette, Ind. The cause of death was not reported. Born in Science Hill, Ky., Day grew up on a farm in Indiana. After serving in the Army in Europe during World War II, he spent 30 years working at a General Motors plant, retiring in 1981.
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December 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
H. Curt Day, 87, a three-time world horseshoe champion and a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, died Dec. 4 at a hospital in Lafayette, Ind. The cause of death was not reported. Born in Science Hill, Ky., Day grew up on a farm in Indiana. After serving in the Army in Europe during World War II, he spent 30 years working at a General Motors plant, retiring in 1981.
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April 2, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
Even without the unseasonably cold weather, George Bush's 150 guests Saturday might have been forgiven for describing their visit to the White House as The Pits. After all, that was the whole idea: The President was formally unveiling the new 40-foot horseshoe pit that he had had built on the South Lawn of the White House, and he wanted to kick it off in grand style, with a horseshoes game and a lawn party to boot.
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September 23, 1989 | PETER BENNETT, Bennett is a free-lance writer who follows trends of leisure-time activities.
This year is the pits for George Bush and millions of Americans who are rediscovering the game of horseshoes. About twice a week, the leader of the Free World pitches horseshoes on the newly installed horseshoe court at the White House, and much of the nation now is trying to follow in his presidential footsteps. "He loves the sport, but the responsibilities of his office preclude him from playing as often as he would like," said Don Rhodes, personal assistant to the President.
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September 23, 1989 | PETER BENNETT, Bennett is a free-lance writer who follows trends of leisure-time activities.
This year is the pits for George Bush and millions of Americans who are rediscovering the game of horseshoes. About twice a week, the leader of the Free World pitches horseshoes on the newly installed horseshoe court at the White House, and much of the nation now is trying to follow in his presidential footsteps. "He loves the sport, but the responsibilities of his office preclude him from playing as often as he would like," said Don Rhodes, personal assistant to the President.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1999
Ventura resident Heman W. Standard died Tuesday at his son's home in Ventura following a lengthy illness. He was 85. Standard was born June 17, 1913, to Hezzie and Maude Standard in Canton, Ill. He was raised on a farm and attended grade school and high school in Illinois, his family said. Standard earned a master's degree in education from Northwestern University in Illinois. He served in the Army during World War II and moved to California in 1954.
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May 28, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Expanses of grass, shade trees and tennis courts, where the pop of ball against racquet resonates all day long, characterize Rossmoor Park, one of two areas administered by the Rossmoor Community Services District. The 8.5-acre Rossmoor and 8.2-acre Rush Park offer residents an array of facilities, including a sand volleyball court, baseball diamonds and tot lots. The parks also have horseshoe-pitching areas and picnic tables.
SPORTS
January 16, 2008 | Jaime Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
Being a father is not as easy as bowling a strike, but it certainly has been more fun for Walter Ray Williams Jr. Williams, 48, has won more bowling titles than the legendary Earl Anthony, has matched Anthony with six Professional Bowlers Assn. player-of-the-year awards, and has won more than $4 million in prize money throughout his career. Williams, who is off to one of his best starts in years, is competing this week in the PBA's Motel 6 Dick Weber Open in Fountain Valley.
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July 9, 2000 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
NEVADA CITY--Experience Summer Nights in Nevada City on the next three Wednesdays, July 12, 19 and 26. The former Gold Rush town closes downtown streets to make way for five stages of entertainment, dozens of local vendors and antique cars. 6-9 p.m. Free. (530) 265-2692. SAN DIEGO--Ring in the 231st anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcala with the Festival of the Bells, July 15-16. Highlights include food, crafts, blessing of the bells (noon July 15) and animals (3 p.m.
NEWS
April 2, 1989 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
Even without the unseasonably cold weather, George Bush's 150 guests Saturday might have been forgiven for describing their visit to the White House as The Pits. After all, that was the whole idea: The President was formally unveiling the new 40-foot horseshoe pit that he had had built on the South Lawn of the White House, and he wanted to kick it off in grand style, with a horseshoes game and a lawn party to boot.
SPORTS
January 16, 1988 | DON SNYDER, Times Staff Writer
Walter Ray Williams Jr. travels the Professional Bowling Assn. tour with horseshoes in his baggage. Yet, he would be the last to say that luck had anything to do with the good fortune he enjoyed Friday on the lanes at Gable House Bowl in Torrance. Not often do pins fall the way they did for the 27-year-old bowler from Stockton. He averaged a 230 over 16 match games, passed Pete Weber and gained the No. 1 seeding for today's five-man finals in the televised $150,000 AC/Delco tournament.
TRAVEL
June 26, 2011
ROSWELL, N.M. UFO Festival When, where: Friday-July 4, various venues Highlights: Visit the alleged UFO crash site and take in alien-themed attractions, conspiracy-oriented lectures, a costume contest (including one for pets), a wine festival, a battle of the bands, a light parade and fireworks. Cost: Free Info: http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com SQUAW VALLEY, CALIF. Ultimate Independence Day Weekend When, where: Saturday-July 4, throughout the resort Highlights: Skiing in July?
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