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July 21, 1989 | Associated Press
The commissioner of the Continental Basketball Assn. is among those missing and presumed dead in the crash of a United Airlines DC-10, another league official said Thursday. Commissioner Jay Ramsdell, 25, and deputy commissioner Jerry Schemmel, 29, were on their way from Denver, Colo., to Columbus, Ohio, for the league's annual player draft when the jumbo jet crashed at the Sioux Gateway Airport as the pilot tried to make an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon.
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July 21, 1989 | Associated Press
The commissioner of the Continental Basketball Assn. is among those missing and presumed dead in the crash of a United Airlines DC-10, another league official said Thursday. Commissioner Jay Ramsdell, 25, and deputy commissioner Jerry Schemmel, 29, were on their way from Denver, Colo., to Columbus, Ohio, for the league's annual player draft when the jumbo jet crashed at the Sioux Gateway Airport as the pilot tried to make an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon.
SPORTS
November 8, 1989
Irv Kaze, a Raider executive, has been named commissioner of the Continental Basketball Assn. effective Jan 1. He succeeds Jay Ramsdell, who was killed last July in the airlines crash at Sioux City, Iowa.
SPORTS
July 27, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Continental Basketball Assn. will hold a memorial service Tuesday for Commissioner Jay Ramsdell, who died in the July 19 crash of United Airlines Flight 232. The CBA said Wednesday that the service will be held at Flagstaff Amphitheater on the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder, Colo. A private funeral service was to be held in Ellsworth, Colo., today.
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December 22, 1988 | Associated Press
The Continental Basketball Assn. was justified in banning Lewis Lloyd from the league because of the former NBA player's past drug use, a judge has ruled. "The league lives or dies with its image," Linn County District Judge William Thomas wrote in his ruling issued Wednesday. "The league is not interested in having an image as an 'outlaw' league full of people who have been banned for life from the nation's most prominent basketball league for drug use."
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July 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Here are the names of the passengers and crew member killed in the crash of a United Airlines DC-10 near Sioux City, Iowa, last Wednesday. Their ages and hometowns were supplied by relatives, employers or hospitals. (Not all ages and hometowns were available.) Crew: Flight attendant Rene Louise LeBeau, 23, Schaumburg, Ill. Passengers: James K. Adkins Jr., 34, Mt. Pleasant, S. C. Lemm Allen, 51, Mitchellville, Md. Elaine Asay Kevin Atwell, 33, Santa Fe, N. M. Francie Bailey, Littleton, Colo.
SPORTS
July 13, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
Any chances of the Orange County Wildcats setting up shop, let alone setting picks, in the 1988-89 Continental Basketball Assn. season were unequivocally denied by league commissioner Jay Ramsdell Tuesday, despite the insistence of team officials that the possibility of competing still exists. "We had the annual meetings two weeks ago in Denver," Ramsdell said. "And we emerged from those meetings with our league lineup set, our divisions set, our schedule set. Everything was finalized.
SPORTS
March 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Dave Cowens, a rugged individualist who says a seven-hour drive to work "isn't a big deal," finds traveling on basketball's back roads a normal way to go. But the coach of the Bay State Bombardiers of the Continental Basketball Assn., who once starred for the world champion Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Assn., speaks from a unique perspective.
SPORTS
August 3, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
"Run!" he told the children. "Run through the cornfield!" They were 12 and 9 and they were scared. Melissa Roth squeezed her kid brother Todd's hand and they did what the man said. They ran. They ran as fast and as far as they could. Neither knew what had become of their older brother Jody, 14. They obeyed the man and ran screaming through the field of Iowa corn. Todd cut himself on a stalk. Michael Matz ran back into the burning airplane. He shielded his eyes. He stepped over bodies.
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