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February 1, 1991 | ERIK FAIR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beginning racquetball is as easy as falling in love. All you really need is a court, a racquet and a partner. And the ball, no matter how or where you whack it, almost always comes back to you--which means you're generally better off waiting for it than chasing around after it. Serious racquetball, on the other hand, is every bit as complex and rewarding as staying in love. It's an infinitely challenging game of funny bounces and odd angles.
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February 1, 1991 | ERIK FAIR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Beginning racquetball is as easy as falling in love. All you really need is a court, a racquet and a partner. And the ball, no matter how or where you whack it, almost always comes back to you--which means you're generally better off waiting for it than chasing around after it. Serious racquetball, on the other hand, is every bit as complex and rewarding as staying in love. It's an infinitely challenging game of funny bounces and odd angles.
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SPORTS
September 10, 1986
Center Jim Carson, the first selection of the Kings in the 1986 National Hockey League draft, has signed a multi-year contract with the team. Carson, 18, was picked by the Kings with the second overall selection of the draft. A native of Detroit, Carson became the second-highest American-born player ever taken in the draft.
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February 6, 1987
The List American Bank at 4525 MacArthur Blvd. in Newport Beach was robbed when a man entered the building and approached the teller with a note demanding money and claiming to have a concealed weapon, police said. After being given $810, the man fled, according to Police Lt. Jim Carson. No one was injured, police said, and an investigation is continuing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1995
Robbers escaped from a Newport Beach jewelry store with a loose diamond worth $900, police said. The robbery occurred at Westcliff Jewelers on Westcliff Drive at 2:57 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Doug Fletcher said. Police said four suspects--three men and a woman--are believed to have been involved in the robbery. Two of the men, one armed, entered the store and asked to see some diamonds, Lt. Jim Carson said. "They were showing them some diamonds and they made a grab and that was it," Carson said.
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June 14, 1992
A motorcyclist was killed Saturday morning when he struck a car broadside at the intersection of Birch and Dove streets, police said. Neil Nisbet, 25, of Costa Mesa was pronounced dead at UCI Medical Center shortly after the 11:09 a.m. accident, said Police Lt. Jim Carson. Nisbet was wearing a helmet but still suffered massive head and internal injuries in the collision, Carson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994
A 43-year-old visitor from England drowned Wednesday when he fell off a boat docked at a marina in the Back Bay area, authorities said. The man, whose name was withheld until family members could be notified, fell off the 32-foot vessel sometime after 3 p.m. It was tied to a slip at a marina at 300 E. Coast Highway, according to Lt. Jim Carson. William Pannell, who lives on the boat, told police he pulled the man on board, Carson said. An autopsy is scheduled this morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1992
An outpatient surgery center was flooded Thursday night when a suspected drunk driver crashed into a fire hydrant nearby. The accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. outside Newport Beach Surgery Center at 361 Hospital Road, said Newport Beach Lt. Jim Carson. "It was a hit-and-run accident," Carson said. "We have not been able to locate the driver of the car who fled on foot." Employees at the center were called in Thursday night to telephone patients and cancel 12 surgeries that were scheduled today.
SPORTS
January 5, 1986 | United Press International
Team USA earned the bronze medal in the World junior hockey championships Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Sweden on the final day of play. In other games, the Soviet Union won the gold with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Finland, and Canada took the silver despite a 5-3 loss to Czechoslovakia. The Americans scored four first-period goals for their fourth victory in seven games in the eight-team, round-robin tournament.
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October 18, 1987
The body of a 42-year-old Carlsbad man was found Saturday floating in the ocean near the Corona del Mar State Beach jetty, Newport Beach police reported. Bystanders noticed the man, identified as Philip Leroy Everett, wedged between the rocks of the jetty. Newport Beach lifeguards recovered the body, which had apparently been in the water about a day, Lt. Jim Carson said.
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February 12, 1995
A Costa Mesa man was killed Friday night when the car he was riding in careened into a traffic signal after being hit by another car. Bryan Hawthorne, 38, was pronounced dead of head injuries at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach after the accident, which left his 24-year-old wife, Shawn, with minor injuries. According to Jim Carson of the Newport Beach Police Department, the accident occurred about 9:45 p.m.
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