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August 20, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
The Sept. 15 deadline looms. In only 26 days--give or take another year or two--the NFL is going to pick between Los Angeles and Houston. Another year or two? That's right. Around the country, L.A. has already been buried, the prevailing uneducated opinion being, "L.A. blew it." But around the country, people think Californians are nuts, and they are the ones living in Green Bay and Philadelphia. Although correctly deemed a foregone conclusion that L.A.
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October 7, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of go-nowhere debate, bouncing from Chavez Ravine to the Coliseum to Carson and finally Hollywood Park, the NFL said no more Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to place its 32nd franchise in Houston. Houston billionaire Bob McNair's bid of $700 million, the largest known price for a sports franchise, and a new $310-million stadium with glass walls and a retractable roof, were too much for two belated Los Angeles proposals that the NFL said were still filled with too many uncertainties.
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SPORTS
October 6, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Houston spoke in terms of what the NFL understands best Tuesday, grabbing its attention with a $700 million expansion fee offer and winning the approval of the expansion committee, which will meet today to formally recommend that the league bypass Los Angeles and award Houston the 32nd franchise. The recommendation, while not binding, is expected to win the necessary 24 votes at a meeting of all 31 owners later today.
SPORTS
October 6, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Houston spoke in terms of what the NFL understands best Tuesday, grabbing its attention with a $700 million expansion fee offer and winning the approval of the expansion committee, which will meet today to formally recommend that the league bypass Los Angeles and award Houston the 32nd franchise. The recommendation, while not binding, is expected to win the necessary 24 votes at a meeting of all 31 owners later today.
NEWS
October 7, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of go-nowhere debate, bouncing from Chavez Ravine to the Coliseum to Carson and finally Hollywood Park, the NFL said no more Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to place its 32nd franchise in Houston. Houston billionaire Bob McNair's bid of $700 million, the largest known price for a sports franchise, and a new $310-million stadium with glass walls and a retractable roof, were too much for two belated Los Angeles proposals that the NFL said were still filled with too many uncertainties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
Larry Houston, 91, a Los Angeles high school teacher, coach and recreation program director who was an amateur athletics official. A graduate of UCLA, Houston taught in Los Angeles schools, where he launched a program rotating portable swimming pools to elementary school playgrounds so that children could be taught to swim. He was also instrumental in having low-impact playground surfaces installed throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
SPORTS
April 17, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Ford stepped up to accept his Anteater lapel pin Monday at UC Irvine, accepting with it the job of athletic director, which has been vacant for more than six months. "A friend said to me that the first thing I needed to do was to change the logo. Who wants to be an Anteater?" Ford said. He does. "The Anteater is absolutely a great marketing item," Ford said.
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August 6, 1986 | Associated Press
A special committee at the University of Houston recommended 25 changes Tuesday that the school should make in its athletics program, including an emphasis on having more athletes graduate. The committee, reporting on results of an internal investigation, also recommended changes in policies on admission, academic performance and financial support of athletes.
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December 14, 2007 | Sam Farmer, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
USC and the Coliseum Commission are talking, but it's unclear whether they're speaking the same language. The school received a lease proposal Thursday, a day after the commission held a special meeting to hammer out an offer. Although neither side is talking, sources familiar with the negotiations say the commission's proposal neither cedes control of the stadium nor commits to structural improvements.
SPORTS
August 20, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS
The Sept. 15 deadline looms. In only 26 days--give or take another year or two--the NFL is going to pick between Los Angeles and Houston. Another year or two? That's right. Around the country, L.A. has already been buried, the prevailing uneducated opinion being, "L.A. blew it." But around the country, people think Californians are nuts, and they are the ones living in Green Bay and Philadelphia. Although correctly deemed a foregone conclusion that L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997
Larry Houston, 91, a Los Angeles high school teacher, coach and recreation program director who was an amateur athletics official. A graduate of UCLA, Houston taught in Los Angeles schools, where he launched a program rotating portable swimming pools to elementary school playgrounds so that children could be taught to swim. He was also instrumental in having low-impact playground surfaces installed throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
SPORTS
April 17, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Ford stepped up to accept his Anteater lapel pin Monday at UC Irvine, accepting with it the job of athletic director, which has been vacant for more than six months. "A friend said to me that the first thing I needed to do was to change the logo. Who wants to be an Anteater?" Ford said. He does. "The Anteater is absolutely a great marketing item," Ford said.
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