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September 3, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Dodger security chief Jim Italiano, speaking publicly for the first time since his departure from the club, said Thursday through his attorney that he was fired by the Dodgers for reasons he believes include his knowledge of alleged safety violations that the club has ignored. Italiano, who the Dodgers said resigned Aug. 16, left the team shortly after an incident in the parking lot July 18 where Dodger security guards allegedly beat a man because they thought he was a scalper.
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September 3, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Dodger security chief Jim Italiano, speaking publicly for the first time since his departure from the club, said Thursday through his attorney that he was fired by the Dodgers for reasons he believes include his knowledge of alleged safety violations that the club has ignored. Italiano, who the Dodgers said resigned Aug. 16, left the team shortly after an incident in the parking lot July 18 where Dodger security guards allegedly beat a man because they thought he was a scalper.
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September 4, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
The Dodgers, responding to charges by a former employee that included alleged safety violations at Dodger Stadium, issued a statement Friday denying all allegations and saying there are no public-safety issues at the stadium. In addition, Sam Fernandez, Dodger general counsel, said that it is not appropriate for the club to discuss the reasons for the departure Aug. 16 of Jim Italiano, former director of stadium operations.
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April 11, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON
The Dodgers are taking precautions in the event that the verdict in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial provokes civil unrest. The club's first home stand begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Said Jim Italiano, the Dodgers' director of stadium operations: "The LAPD has been training in the vicinity of the stadium and we are working in close concert with Deputy Police Chief Bob Gill, who is keeping us informed."
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August 11, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The recent string of close losses appears to be taking a toll on the team, with the clearest evidence being an epithet-filled explosion from Manager Tom Lasorda on Monday night after the Dodgers dropped the series opener in 11 innings to the Colorado Rockies. Asked if his team lacked intensity on the field of late, Lasorda, who has been fairly sedate through most of the recent struggles, had an extremely intense response that was capped with: "Do you think so? If you think so, you're . . .
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August 22, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a previous denial by the Dodgers, the resignation of club security chief Jim Italiano may have been linked to an alleged beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot of a black man whom Dodger security believed was a scalper. According to a source familiar with the incident, the man was visiting Los Angeles in late July and had tickets to a game during the first home stand after the All-Star break.
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August 24, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The attorney for a man who allegedly was mistaken for a scalper and beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium by Dodger security officers said his client has been suffering from severe headaches, post-traumatic stress and other related injuries since the incident. William Powers said Monday that Deion Stephens, a 23-year old African-American from Detroit, Mich., was dropped off by his aunt at Dodger Stadium on July 18 to attend the game between the Dodgers and Montreal Expos.
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July 26, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three bystanders reportedly were treated for minor injuries Saturday after an M-80 firecracker thrown by Met outfielder Vince Coleman out of Dodger Eric Davis' car exploded in the players' parking lot at Dodger Stadium. Units of the Los Angeles fire and police departments are investigating the incident, which occurred at 4:10 after a game between the Dodgers and Mets. "It was Coleman, man" Salvador Hernandez, an eyewitness, said in the Dodger parking lot after Sunday's game.
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June 6, 1985 | JERRY BELCHER, Times Staff Writer
His name was Monte Duckworth, but the kids at Cerritos Elementary School called him "Mr. D." That tells something about the kind of teacher he was. His 11-year-old car carried a personalized license plate that read simply: KIDS. That tells more about the kind of teacher he was. And the tape-recorded "will" found in Duckworth's Lakewood apartment after he died last week of an apparent heart attack told even more.
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