CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2005 |
A Superior Court jury found Dino Smith guilty Friday in this city's biggest jewel heist, bringing to a close one chapter of a crime thriller worthy of Hollywood while opening another. Smith, 46, is the older of two charismatic brothers with a high-profile criminal history here. He faces a possible sentence of 34 years to life after being found guilty of eight counts of robbery, false imprisonment, burglary and conspiracy. His younger brother, Troy Smith, 44, remains at large.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2006 |
The last remaining fugitive in this city's record-setting jewel heist quietly turned himself in Monday, nearly three years after he and his brother allegedly pulled off a job so full of twists that authorities contend it is still not fully solved.
August 11, 1987 |
On an afternoon radio call-in show Monday, San Diego Padre owner Joan Kroc phoned guest Chub Feeney and offered the new Padre President a one-year extension on his contract. Feeney, whose deal expires at the end of this season, laughed and told Kroc he would think about it. Later he admitted, "I've revised my timetable and will decide by the end of the season. Right now, I'm leaning toward staying."
March 21, 1986 |
Now that Bip Roberts has some bumps (and bruises), Tim Flannery is getting a chance to play. Thursday against the San Francisco Giants, Flannery went 3 for 5 and scored the winning run when he eluded a tag at the plate. Entering the ninth inning, the teams had been tied, 6-6. But Flannery led off with a single and went to second on Rusty Tillman's fly. "If he doesn't do that, nothing happens that inning," Manager Steve Boros said. "And he did it with a tight leg that's been bothering him.
January 3, 1986
The third Steve Garvey Michelob Celebrity golf tournament, featuring more than 30 professional athletes, will be Monday at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by a golf clinic at 10 and a shotgun start at 10:30. Among those scheduled to play are Garvey, Rich Gossage and Graig Nettles of the Padres, and Bill Madlock and Orel Hershiser of the Dodgers.
March 28, 1986
More than 220 teams featuring some of the best youth soccer players in the Western United States will compete today and Saturday at various sites throughout the county in the Mission Bay soccer tournament. The tournament, in its seventh year, will include teams from Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Nevada and Washington. Host Mission Bay Soccer Club, the La Jolla Nomads and El Cajon Hot Spurs will be among the area teams competing at the tournament.
October 6, 1990
University of San Diego scored three consecutive goals to defeat Virginia Tech, 3-1, in the first round of the North Carolina-Charlotte Soccer Classic. Virginia Tech went up, 1-0, before Charles Adair tied it 1:36 into the game by converting a long pass from Toby Taitano. Tom Crane put USD ahead with an unassisted goal seven minutes into the second half, and Alex Streicek headed in USD's final goal in the 64th minute. USD improved to 8-1-4. Virginia Tech fell to 6-5.
April 9, 1990
TV: KUSI (Ch. 51) and San Diego Sports Cable Network Radio: KFMB (760), XEXX (1420, Spanish), all games TV ANNOUNCERS Jerry Coleman: Coleman, entering his 18th season broadcasting the Padres, will work KUSI television and radio games. As a player with the New York Yankees, he was American League rookie of the year (1949), World Series MVP (1950) and an American League All-Star (1950). Before coming to the Padres, Coleman spent some time in the broadcast booths of the Yankees and Angels.
October 6, 1992 |
The Padres, looking to trim their payroll in all areas, sliced 25% of their broadcast team when they announced Monday that Rick Monday's contract would not be renewed. Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler and Ted Leitner will return, the club also announced, forming a three-man team to handle all radio and television assignments in 1993. "(Monday's) a good friend and a close friend," Chandler said. "I know I'll miss him. "From a personal standpoint, he was a classy guy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1994 |
It took more than practice to land Jerry Coleman and 41 other Irvine Valley College singers a performance this weekend at Carnegie Hall. It also took some luck. Coleman, a 52-year-old Laguna Niguel insurance agent who has been singing for fun since childhood, decided on a whim to join the college's chorale soon after moving to the area two years ago. A few months after he joined, the group was offered a gig at the famed New York City concert hall. "I had no idea this would happen.