May 8, 2004
Pat Tillman's death is a tragedy, as is the death of any serviceman in the performance of his duty (May 1). One cannot help but wonder, however, if, under identical circumstances, a Silver Star would have been awarded to an anonymous farm boy from Nebraska or a Mexican American youth from Arizona. Jack Bailey Studio City
March 18, 1987
Matt Lackie of Mission Viejo High School pitched a no-hitter Tuesday, leading the Diablos to a 6-0 victory over Fountain Valley in a nonleague baseball game at Fountain Valley. Lackie struck out 6 and walked 3 in 7 innings and went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Tony Arnone went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Jack Bailey went 2 for 4 with an RBI to help Mission Viejo (5-0).
February 13, 2004
Re "Missteps Hurt Union in Supermarket Strike," Feb. 11: Recently, on the news, a union official harangued the pickets in front of a Vons to confront shoppers and "make their shopping experience miserable." With idiots like this calling the shots, the strike is bound to fail. Highly paid union officials have led the strikers to the edge of a precipice where there are only two choices: jump or go back to work. If anything good comes out of the strike it will be a complete housecleaning of the union hierarchy.
April 25, 1989 |
Although there are more than two weeks left in the Orange Empire Conference baseball race, first-place Rancho Santiago College could make it a pretty dull finish with two victories this week. The Dons (25-12 overall and 14-5 in conference play) hold a one-game lead over second-place Cypress and a two-game lead over Orange Coast. Golden West is 2 1/2 games back. Rancho Santiago plays at Orange Coast (25-10-1, 12-7) today at 2:30 p.m. and then plays host to Cypress (27-12, 13-6)
May 11, 1989 |
Rancho Santiago College hasn't fared well this season after having byes in its schedule, so Coach Don Sneddon hopes he has came up with a way around this week's break. The Dons, who finished second in the Orange Empire Conference, had Tuesday--their normal game day--off before beginning the first round of the Southern California Regionals today with a 2 p.m. home game against East Los Angeles. Rancho Santiago lost twice to last-place Riverside coming off byes this season. So instead of taking a break Tuesday, Sneddon held an intrasquad game.
April 26, 1989 |
Eddie Pierce made his second impressive relief appearance against Rancho Santiago this season and helped Orange Coast College to a 14-7 victory in an Orange Empire Conference baseball game Tuesday at OCC. Pierce replaced starter Ryan Thibault in the seventh inning with the bases loaded, one out and OCC leading, 8-6. Pierce, a sophomore left-hander, fell behind pinch-hitter Harvey Cotton, three balls and one strike, but came back to strike out...