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February 1, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was easily one of the busiest evenings Jack Britton can remember as Gene Autry's personal chef. Autry's California Angels were hosting Major League Baseball's 1989 All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium, and about 300 of baseball's top-ranking executives, owners and players had been invited, along with former President Reagan, to a pregame meal.
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February 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Britton, a former Angel chef, sued the team, accusing owner Gene Autry and his wife of racial discrimination. Britton contends he was forced to retire after 26 years by Autry's wife, Jackie, and that she taunted him with racial epithets because he is black. Mark Rosenthal, a lawyer for the Angels, said the charges are "completely false and defamatory." Rosenthal said the suit was filed Jan. 22 in Orange County Superior Court and no hearing date has been set.
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February 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Britton, a former Angel chef, sued the team, accusing owner Gene Autry and his wife of racial discrimination. Britton contends he was forced to retire after 26 years by Autry's wife, Jackie, and that she taunted him with racial epithets because he is black. Mark Rosenthal, a lawyer for the Angels, said the charges are "completely false and defamatory." Rosenthal said the suit was filed Jan. 22 in Orange County Superior Court and no hearing date has been set.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was easily one of the busiest evenings Jack Britton can remember as Gene Autry's personal chef. Autry's California Angels were hosting Major League Baseball's 1989 All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium, and about 300 of baseball's top-ranking executives, owners and players had been invited, along with former President Reagan, to a pregame meal.
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May 29, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
When you tend to think of great rivalries in sports, you usually think of Hogan-Snead, Nicklaus-Palmer, Dempsey-Tunney. You might want to remember Dizzy Dean vs. Carl Hubbell, Tom Seaver vs. Bob Gibson. In New York once, they had Willie Mays vs. Mickey Mantle vs. Duke Snider. Ted Williams vs. Joe DiMaggio. Babe Ruth vs. Lefty Grove. Perry vs. Budge. Borg vs. Connors.
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November 13, 1988 | Jim Murray
When someone asked Sugar Ray Leonard, just after he had disposed of Donny Lalonde for the light-heavyweight championship of the world, if he were going to fight Mike Tyson next, the tip-off was, no one laughed. The reporter who asked the question looked around with a "Hey, guys! These are the jokes!" look, but everyone stared straight ahead.
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April 16, 1991 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a day full of promise, hoopla and expectation for Gene Autry and Orange County Angels fans--at least before their beloved team opened the home season with a losing performance against the Oakland A's. In pregame celebrations, a street was renamed in honor of Autry, fans were treated to a colorful array of events, and a U.S. general fresh from a highly visible role in the Persian Gulf War tossed out the first ball. Never mind that hours later, the fans would witness the Angels' 5-2 defeat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1989 | ANN CONWAY, Times Society Columnist
What tops having a ticket to the All-Star baseball game tomorrow night? For a society-style grand slam, you also need invitations to these four parties: a brunch at the Anaheim Hilton on Tuesday morning, a pre-game feast at Anaheim Stadium, a post-game blast at the stadium, and the "Cowboy Boots 'n' Ears Revue" at Disneyland tonight.
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August 15, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired federal Judge John J. Sirica, the skeptical, activist jurist whose probing questions and tough legal tactics helped uncover the Watergate scandal of the Richard M. Nixon Administration, died Friday of cardiac arrest in Washington. He was 88. Sirica died at Georgetown University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Sandra Hvidsten said. She had no further details of the judge's illness. He was admitted to the hospital Tuesday for unspecified tests.
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February 14, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN
Out of baseball for almost a full year, Kirk Gibson was revitalized in "body and soul," agent Doug Baldwin said. Now, soon to be 36, Gibson believes he is capable of helping revitalize his hometown Detroit Tigers under new owner Mike Ilitch, a longtime friend.
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February 15, 1993 | ROSS NEWHAN
Out of baseball for almost a full year, Kirk Gibson was revitalized in "body and soul," agent Doug Baldwin said. Now, soon to be 36, Gibson believes he is capable of helping revitalize his hometown Detroit Tigers under new owner Mike Ilitch, a longtime friend.
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January 13, 1991 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crash of beer cans on the bar splits the morning like an ax. So does John Vigil's opinion about war. Thank God nobody has a hangover. Noisily and emphatically, Vigil sorts the Coors with a vengeance. He stacks old cans over here, to be disposed of, new ones over there, to be sold. He sorts his thoughts the same way: with force and precision. "It makes me feel pretty bad. I just as soon they come to some agreement." Does he think it's worth war? "Well . . .
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