September 4, 1987
The San Diego State women's volleyball team opens its season tonight at 7:30 against UCLA in Peterson Gym. Junior All-American Kris Morton, a 6-foot 4-inch middle blocker, and 5-11 senior middle blocker Angelica Jackson return. Last season's team, which won its first 23 matches, finished 37-9. Morton led the team in kills (559) and blocks (219). UCLA is led by junior Ann Boyer, a second-team All-American setter and former Poway High School star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1997 |
More than three years after the Northridge earthquake wiped out all but one store at the Laurel Plaza shopping center, developers are still trying to get city approval for a plan to breathe new retail life into the site. The matter appears on today's City Council agenda, but officials said a vote would most likely be delayed several months, as it has been repeatedly since the quake.
March 12, 2000 |
A careless mistake--a slip on her double axel, a jump Sasha Cohen completes routinely and with beautiful height and form--probably cost the 15-year-old Laguna Niguel figure skater a spot on the U.S. team for the Senior World Championships. Cohen, who last month finished a strong second to Michelle Kwan at the U.S.
March 10, 2001 |
Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc., continuing to shed small theater complexes that have been a drain on the Newport Beach chain, has closed its four-screen cinema in Westminster Mall. The theater, which often showed children's movies, had been overshadowed by a newer 10-screen cinema that Edwards opened in 1992 a couple of miles away. The Westminster movie house, which opened in 1974 with the mall, was closed last weekend when a water pipe broke in a food court above it.
February 9, 1992
Orange County's figure skaters begin their quest for the Olympic gold this morning (10:30 a.m. PST) in Albertville, France, when the pairs teams of Todd Sand-Natasha Kuchiki and Scott Wendland-Jenni Meno compete in the pairs original program. The competition will be televised at 8 tonight on Channel 2. Sand, 28, of Costa Mesa and Kuchiki, 15, of Canoga Park finished third in the world championships last year.
September 14, 1995
Before Nancy Kerrigan balked when Campbell Soup stuck her in a loud shirt to promote its product, she received a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics while performing on the ice in a black and white Chanel-inspired outfit accented with pearls. Before Tonya Harding was placed on probation after being implicated in the attack on Kerrigan, she competed against her in Lillehammer, Norway, in a peekaboo body-clinger. Harding's skate lace snapped, and you know the rest.
October 20, 1993 |
Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, considered the United States' best hopes for an Olympic figure skating medal in pairs, have withdrawn from the only two international competitions they had scheduled before January's national championships.
February 9, 2000 |
The coach of two of the best, young, female figure skaters in the United States is 70 years old. "I'll be 71 in April," John Nicks says proudly. Most of us want to chop a year or a decade off our ages. Nicks is happy to rush to the next birthday. The coach of two of the best young, female figure skaters in the U.S. is the son of a British sporting goods store owner. His father introduced John and his sister, Jennifer, to the ice in Brighton when John was about 10 years old.
December 14, 1990 |
Sprinting across the ice rink in her black street shoes, Lori Bailey raced for a rolling, cantaloupe-size orange ball. But she was too late. Two other players reached it first, whacking it away with their plastic brooms. But Bailey continued to slide across the ice, bowling the other players off their feet. "I'm very sore," Bailey, a 21-year-old secretary from Orange, said at the end of her hourlong match at the Ice Capades Chalet in Costa Mesa. "You play hard and you slide easily on the ice.
February 14, 1998
Valley-based TCI Cable on Monday will show the Cal State Northridge men's basketball game against Portland State being played tonight at Northridge. The game will be on channel 15 Monday at 7:30 p.m. Dave Marcus, usually the Matadors' public-address announcer, will do play-by-play and former Oregon State player Warren Williamson will do color commentary. TCI also plans to televise Northridge home games against Cal State Sacramento on Feb. 21 and Northern Arizona on Feb.