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December 2, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Flipper Anderson broke the NFL single-game record for receiving yardage with 336 yards Sunday night during the Rams' 20-17 overtime victory in New Orleans, it was obviously a club record as well. However, it wasn't an easy one to break. Tom Fears couldn't do it, and neither could Elroy Hirsch, Del Shofner, Jim Phillips, Jack Snow, Harold Jackson, Henry Ellard or any other accomplished Ram receiver over the last 44 years.
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December 2, 1989 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Flipper Anderson broke the NFL single-game record for receiving yardage with 336 yards Sunday night during the Rams' 20-17 overtime victory in New Orleans, it was obviously a club record as well. However, it wasn't an easy one to break. Tom Fears couldn't do it, and neither could Elroy Hirsch, Del Shofner, Jim Phillips, Jack Snow, Harold Jackson, Henry Ellard or any other accomplished Ram receiver over the last 44 years.
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March 4, 1987 | NANCY CHURNIN DEMAC
What is a witch? A woman who is just a bit too attractive? A bit too ugly? A bit too handy with spells and magic? In "Vinegar Tom," playing at the Marquis Gallery Theatre through March 21, playwright Caryl Churchill tackles this question and adds to it the puzzle of why people have persecuted suspected witches through the ages. By the time she finishes, the question evolves into why anybody persecutes anybody.
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February 10, 2008
"The Case of the Secret Valentine" James Preller Jigsaw Jones is at it again. Jigsaw has a secret admirer. It's up to him to find out who it is. Will he find out before Valentine's Day? Or will he no longer be the best detective in the second grade? Read this book and find out. Reviewed by Danielle, 9 Barnhart School Arcadia -- "Holes" Louis Sachar A boy, Stanley, is convicted of a crime and sent to a juvenile correctional facility.
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August 30, 2009
"Muggie Maggie" Beverly Cleary Maggie does not want to learn cursive writing. But then she starts to change her mind when she becomes the help monitor. And then there is a letter written about her -- in cursive writing! Read the story to find out more. Reviewed by Elen, 10 Horace Mann Elementary Glendale "The Call of the Wild" Jack London Stolen from his home and family, a dog named Buck must learn to be a courageous leader and strong sled dog. He must learn to fight back and be brave.
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August 25, 1987 | NANCY CHURNIN
If theater lends itself to a sport, surely it is critic-baiting. What other hapless breed can playwrights mock with such cheerful impunity? And what playwright can do a better job of it than one who was once a critic himself--Tom Stoppard? Stoppard, a three-time Tony Award-winner, is in his usual fine comic fettle in "The Real Inspector Hound," playing at the Marquis Public Theatre through Sept. 5.
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November 11, 1986 | LIANNE STEVENS
Poetry and madness. In the darkest visions of artistic creation, the two are often linked, usually with the poet living in a garret, drinking cheap red wine and scribbling angry protestations to the world in fits of productivity more like exorcism than sublime creation. Such is the scenario of John Olive's "Standing on My Knees" at the tiny Marquis Gallery Theater.
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December 23, 1985
When a brawl threatened to break out during Saturday's basketball game between Georgetown and DePaul, Hoya Coach John Thompson, all 6-feet-10 and 300 pounds of him, lumbered onto the floor to restore peace. It looked serious, but Thompson downplayed the whole affair. "There weren't any punches thrown," he said. "There was just a lot of fussin'." And what did he say? "I just wished everybody a Merry Christmas," he said.
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July 21, 2005 | Bob Rohwer, Times Staff Writer
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline coming up on July 31, some teams are trying to decide whether they are in contention for postseason play and looking to trade prospects for short-term help, or not in contention and willing to trade expensive players for prospects who may help in the long run. Greg Couch of the Chicago Sun-Times has some advice for the Cubs: "Always be buyers." "There's no reason for the Cubs ever to be sellers, during any season under any circumstances," he added.
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November 27, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ram receiver Henry Ellard knew the hamstring injury he suffered in practice Friday was going to keep him out of Sunday night's game against the Saints. Willie (Flipper) Anderson knew it too. But the Saints didn't, because the Rams listed Ellard as probable. "We didn't want it to get public," Anderson explained. "We didn't want them to be able to prepare for us not having Henry." As it turned out, the Saints would have gladly dealt with Ellard.
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September 14, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
What does the well-dressed football player wear? . . . If he is a Ram, it is a replica of the uniform worn by the 1951 team that remains the only one in Los Angeles franchise history to have won an NFL title. . . . The gold jerseys, blue numerals, and white pants will make a return appearance Sunday for the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Anaheim Stadium. . . . Now, if the Rams can only flash some of that 1951 form. . . .
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