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June 25, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ten hours and five aspirins later, Jack Cain plopped down in an office chair and rubbed his aching feet. All things considered, the Bend Bucks' home opener was a smashing success. Hey, it didn't rain, the opposing team showed up and no one tried to de-antler Bucky Buck, the team mascot. It's the little things that keep a minor league baseball owner happy. OK, let's clear this up first. You can't technically call Jack the owner this year, even though he pays the bills and does everything around the stadium but park cars.
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June 25, 1989 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Ten hours and five aspirins later, Jack Cain plopped down in an office chair and rubbed his aching feet. All things considered, the Bend Bucks' home opener was a smashing success. Hey, it didn't rain, the opposing team showed up and no one tried to de-antler Bucky Buck, the team mascot. It's the little things that keep a minor league baseball owner happy. OK, let's clear this up first. You can't technically call Jack the owner this year, even though he pays the bills and does everything around the stadium but park cars.
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November 1, 1987 | Associated Press
Executives of the Northwest League have approved the sale of Salem's Class A baseball team to a resident of Hawaii, but they expect the team to remain in Oregon. The team was sold to D.J. Elmore Jr., whose father David Elmore owns the Northwest League's Eugene Emeralds, the Triple-A Hawaii Islanders and other minor league teams. The team had been for sale for more than two years, and the elder Elmore had been working on a deal since August.
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February 23, 1986 | Associated Press
There will be no problem with Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett and his three brothers owning two Northwest League baseball clubs, says the league president. "The only time there will be any conflict is if we have an internal problem within the league and they would have two votes," Jack Cain said after a group including the Bretts announced it had purchased the Class A Tri-Cities Triplets. "I think they'll be friendly competitors," said Cain. Tri-Cities Baseball, Inc.
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June 24, 1997
June 24, 1950: Willie Mays made his organized baseball debut with Trenton (N.J.), the New York Giants' farm team in the Interstate League. He went hitless but beat out two infield hits the next day. His first home run, a grand slam, came June 28. * June 24, 1972: Bernice Gera, 41, professional baseball's first woman umpire, resigned after working seven innings of a New York-Penn League doubleheader between Geneva (N.Y.) and Auburn (N.Y.).
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March 25, 2002 | JOSH FRIEDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to making "original" movies, Animal Planet apparently has no plans to go poaching in HBO and Showtime territory. Leaving the edgy stuff to others, the animal channel launches its Movie Week tonight with a warm and fuzzy updating of "Gentle Ben" (5 p.m., repeating at 7 and 9 p.m.), the 1960s TV series about a boy who bonds with a friendly bear. What did you expect, "Cujo's Revenge"?
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June 23, 1992 | DANNY ROBBINS
Latest sports apparel rage: the cap worn by the Bend, Ore., Rockies, the first farm team of the expansion Colorado Rockies. Jack Cain, owner of the Bend Rockies, was fielding requests for the caps, which show the letters BR against a backdrop of purple mountains, long before the Class-A Northwest League team began play last week. Describing one request from a man who said he was calling from Brooklyn, N.Y.
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March 12, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ted Turner, the CNN mogul who has speeded up our sense of time and sent us hurtling into the future, has embarked in just the opposite direction across the American West. Since 1987, he has bought a staggering 1.7 million acres in Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas--becoming the largest private landowner in the United States, according to Worth magazine--and is using his fortune to turn back the hands of time.
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October 30, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Vijay Singh shot a seven-under-par 63 on Thursday for a three-stroke lead over Billy Mayfair after the first round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. "Unbelievable," Singh said. "That's probably the best I've played in a long time." Singh had a chance for the lowest score ever in the Tour Championship, which pits the tour's top 30 money winners, until a three-putt bogey from about 40 feet on the par-three 18th.
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October 31, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Jay Nettekoven didn't exactly point a bat toward the center-field bleachers, but he made his point just the same. Cal State Fullerton needs to win its final two soccer games--the second against sixth-ranked Fresno State--to feel confident of securing a berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament. Nettekoven is the Titans' goalkeeper. "If we score, we'll win," Nettekoven said. "I feel that strongly." What he's saying is shutout, guaranteed.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Times Staff Writer
On a humid summer morning, the Straight Talk Express is rolling along, en route from a town-hall meeting in Albuquerque to a private airstrip where a newly refurbished plane, also dubbed the Straight Talk Express, awaits. Sen. John McCain sits stiffly in the back of the bus on a plush velvet U-shaped banquette. Eight journalists surround him, a scene reminiscent of the days when McCain would open a vein and bleed quotes to any reporter, any time. Instead, the 20-minute ride is devoted to a dry recitation of why Sen. Barack Obama was wrong about the troop buildup in Iraq.
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