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November 16, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The band can play it again. A judge has cleared the way for the El Dorado High School marching band to continue its early-morning practices at least until Dec. 8, when a hearing will be held on a lawsuit filed by the parents of the school's most famous graduate, Olympic champion swimmer Janet Evans. Judge Leonard Goldstein on Wednesday denied a request by the Evanses' attorneys to suspend a city ordinance that makes it legal for the marching band to begin its practices at 7 a.m. Paul and Barbara Evans, who have lived in a home that abuts the school's football field since 1971, maintain that recent drum playing during the rehearsals has made their lives miserable, rattling their nerves and forcing them to stay in a hotel on occasion.
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October 15, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Greg Louganis and his partner, Johnny Chaillot, are married! The 53-year-old Olympic diver wed his paralegal fiancee during a sunset ceremony at Geoffrey's in Malibu on Saturday, People reported . "It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful," Louganis told the mag. "I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are. " PHOTOS: Gay celebs: Who is out?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989 | TED JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Janet Evans didn't have to mention the word "drugs." When the three-time Olympic gold medal swimmer appeared Tuesday at the William Lyon School in Orange, where most students come from families in which abuse, neglect and drug use are common, all she had to do was talk about being disciplined. The kids in the audience got the message. "For me," Evans told about 60 students, ages 10 to 17, "motivation is desire. You have to want it no matter how bad it hurts. I missed out on a lot of social events because I had such a strict (swimming)
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June 29, 2013 | Wire reports
Katie Ledecky took on the most grueling challenge of her swimming career and won three times. The Maryland swimmer pulled away in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle final at the Saturday at the national swimming championships in Indianapolis, winning in 15 minutes 47.15 seconds, posting the fourth fastest time in world history and shattering the one of the oldest long-course championship records in the American book. Janet Evans set the previous mark in March 1988 when she finished in 15:52.10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Irfan Khan
Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans promoted water safety Tuesday while  joining in an attempt to set a world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson. Evans delivered her pitch at a pool facility in La Mirada, one of 700 around the world participating in the event. Aside from setting a record, the endeavor -- billed as "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson" -- had a more serious aim: to stress the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. "Drowning is an epidemic in our country," said Evans, who won gold medals in swimming at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
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September 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Janet Evans, winner of three gold medals in swimming at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, was named Women's Sports Foundation Amateur Sportswoman of the Year on Friday, the foundation said. Evans, from Placentia, Calif., won gold in the 400 and 800 freestyle races and the 400-meter individual medley, in which she set a world record. She now has won 26 consecutive races. Evans will receive the award at a banquet Tuesday in New York.
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June 26, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA -- No one prodded the crowd. The public address announcer said nothing. The flames did not shoot up around the pool. The lights did not dance. Yet the crowd saluted the arrival of one of the most decorated swimmers in American history, cheering on Janet Evans before she swam a one-and-done race in the women's 400 freestyle on Tuesday morning. Evans won gold in that event at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, one of her four career gold medals. She pursued an improbable comeback for this year's Olympic trials, and she finished 80th among 113 swimmers in the event.
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June 30, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA - Janet Evans was still dripping wet when she signed her retirement papers. She checked the box marked “permanently retired.” “I can't wait,” she said, “to go take a yoga class.” Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin and Dara Torres came to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a ticket to London. Evans, the fourth woman in the quartet of oldies but goodies, came for the experience, and the affirmation. “I'm proud I had the courage to try,” she said. Evans, 40, finished 53rd among the 65 competitors in Saturday's qualifying heats on the 800 freestyle, with a time of 9 minutes and 1.59 seconds.
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October 7, 2011 | Helene Elliott
Stroking through the water confidently and surely was as satisfying as Janet Evans remembered. So was the pure joy of getting her body to obey her mind. But soon after the five-time Olympic medalist began training for a return to competitive swimming she was reminded of aspects of athletic life that had — mercifully — slipped her mind. "I'd forgotten how cold pools can be at 4:45 in the morning," she said. "I'm always the last person in the water. " Then there was the night officials of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency arrived on her Laguna Beach doorstep around 10 o'clock to collect a urine sample for drug testing.
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February 3, 1990 | EDVINS BEITIKS, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
Janet Evans knew she was going to be asked, again, about the Olympics, and her eyes glazed over a little. After a long afternoon's workout at deGuerre Pool she would rather have talked about the here and now--about Saturday's meet between Stanford and Texas, the No.-1 and No.-2 women's swimming teams. "I know I'm really psyched up for it," said Placentia's Evans, holder of three world records, three American records and three gold medals from the 1988 Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2013 | By Irfan Khan
Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans promoted water safety Tuesday while  joining in an attempt to set a world record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson. Evans delivered her pitch at a pool facility in La Mirada, one of 700 around the world participating in the event. Aside from setting a record, the endeavor -- billed as "The World's Largest Swimming Lesson" -- had a more serious aim: to stress the importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. "Drowning is an epidemic in our country," said Evans, who won gold medals in swimming at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
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August 3, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
LONDON -- Katie Ledecky, who turned 15 in March, is the youngest member of the powerful U.S. swim team and a newcomer on the international scene. And now, the newest owner of a gold medal. Ledecky, of Bethesda, Md., took the lead by the 150-meter mark and was on world-record pace through 750 meters, winning the women's 800-meter freestyle in 8 minutes,14.63 seconds. It was the second-fastest time in history, only behind Rebecca Adlington's world-record mark when she won the event four years ago at the Olympics.
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June 30, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA - Janet Evans was still dripping wet when she signed her retirement papers. She checked the box marked “permanently retired.” “I can't wait,” she said, “to go take a yoga class.” Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin and Dara Torres came to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a ticket to London. Evans, the fourth woman in the quartet of oldies but goodies, came for the experience, and the affirmation. “I'm proud I had the courage to try,” she said. Evans, 40, finished 53rd among the 65 competitors in Saturday's qualifying heats on the 800 freestyle, with a time of 9 minutes and 1.59 seconds.
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June 30, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA -- Janet Evans was still dripping wet when she signed her retirement papers. She checked the box marked "permanently retired. " "I can't wait to go take a yoga class," she said. Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin and Dara Torres came to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a ticket to London. Evans, the fourth woman in the quartet of oldies but goodies, came for the experience, and the affirmation. "I'm proud I had the courage to try," she said. Evans, 40, finished 53rd among the 65 competitors in Saturday's qualifying heats on the 800 freestyle, with a time of 9 minutes and 1.59 seconds.
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June 26, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA -- No one prodded the crowd. The public address announcer said nothing. The flames did not shoot up around the pool. The lights did not dance. Yet the crowd saluted the arrival of one of the most decorated swimmers in American history, cheering on Janet Evans before she swam a one-and-done race in the women's 400 freestyle on Tuesday morning. Evans won gold in that event at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, one of her four career gold medals. She pursued an improbable comeback for this year's Olympic trials, and she finished 80th among 113 swimmers in the event.
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January 13, 2012 | Wire reports
The New York Yankees made a major push to bolster their starting rotation Friday, agreeing to terms with former Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on a $10-million, one-year contract shortly after acquiring right-hander Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners. A person familiar with Kuroda's signing told the Associated Press the deal is contingent on the 36-year-old passing a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been announced.
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June 30, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
OMAHA -- Janet Evans was still dripping wet when she signed her retirement papers. She checked the box marked "permanently retired. " "I can't wait to go take a yoga class," she said. Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin and Dara Torres came to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a ticket to London. Evans, the fourth woman in the quartet of oldies but goodies, came for the experience, and the affirmation. "I'm proud I had the courage to try," she said. Evans, 40, finished 53rd among the 65 competitors in Saturday's qualifying heats on the 800 freestyle, with a time of 9 minutes and 1.59 seconds.
SPORTS
October 7, 2011 | Helene Elliott
Stroking through the water confidently and surely was as satisfying as Janet Evans remembered. So was the pure joy of getting her body to obey her mind. But soon after the five-time Olympic medalist began training for a return to competitive swimming she was reminded of aspects of athletic life that had — mercifully — slipped her mind. "I'd forgotten how cold pools can be at 4:45 in the morning," she said. "I'm always the last person in the water. " Then there was the night officials of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency arrived on her Laguna Beach doorstep around 10 o'clock to collect a urine sample for drug testing.
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