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November 2, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wave of pride swept over Jim Mullen. He just had to let everyone within earshot know. So, on his way home from a fight in Bakersfield 16 months ago, he rolled down the passenger-side window of the car in which he was riding, popped his head out into the dry night air, and proclaimed himself, "Heavyweight champion of the world!" And he was. To be exact, he was World Kickboxing Assn. amateur heavyweight champion.
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August 4, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
Local boxing fans will be seeing less and less of Jim Mullen. And even for the most-ardent supporters of the fiery Simi Valley fighter, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Mullen is on a diet. Not a liquid diet. Not a fat-free diet. Not a Weight Watchers or any other brand-name diet. His is more of a self-preservation diet. The rationale: The less there is of him, the harder he is to hit and, therefore, the better his chances of survival.
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SPORTS
August 4, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
Local boxing fans will be seeing less and less of Jim Mullen. And even for the most-ardent supporters of the fiery Simi Valley fighter, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Mullen is on a diet. Not a liquid diet. Not a fat-free diet. Not a Weight Watchers or any other brand-name diet. His is more of a self-preservation diet. The rationale: The less there is of him, the harder he is to hit and, therefore, the better his chances of survival.
SPORTS
November 2, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wave of pride swept over Jim Mullen. He just had to let everyone within earshot know. So, on his way home from a fight in Bakersfield 16 months ago, he rolled down the passenger-side window of the car in which he was riding, popped his head out into the dry night air, and proclaimed himself, "Heavyweight champion of the world!" And he was. To be exact, he was World Kickboxing Assn. amateur heavyweight champion.
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July 7, 1993 | LAUREN M. CABELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no escape from the stifling canopy of heat. Inside Strongbow Stadium, an outdated ventilation system labors to stir the heavy air. Rows of small triangular flags, the kind that decorate a second-rate used-car lot, droop from the rafters. The arena seats 1,600, but there is barely enough room for a half-court basketball game. There are five rows of metal folding chairs and a few rows of wooden bleacher-style seats surrounding the kickboxing ring.
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November 18, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the morning of Nov. 21, 1980, the sound of sirens stirred Rafael Patino from bed. "Usually when you hear sirens, they come and then they go," he said. "But these were coming and staying." When he looked out the window of his 16th-floor room, he realized that the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel was on fire. "I woke up my wife and we got dressed to leave," said Patino, an Irvine sales executive. "But when we walked out of the room, we couldn't see anything. The hall was pitch black with smoke.
NEWS
August 15, 1988
Firefighters quickly snuffed a generator fire Sunday on the 19th floor of the Library Tower, a new building under construction on 5th Street just north of Grand Avenue. The fire, which produced a curl of smoke visible to much of the downtown area, was reported at 10:54 a.m. and put out at 11:05. No one was injured and no damage was done to the building. Assistant Fire Chief Jim Mullen said the reason the generator caught fire was not known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1989
Five people were slightly injured Sunday when a soft drink bottle containing acidic chemicals exploded inside the Topanga Plaza shopping center in Canoga Park, authorities said. A child suffering from nausea was taken to a hospital after the explosion at about 1:20 p.m., assistant Los Angeles Fire Chief Jim Mullen said. Four other people were examined at the scene for nausea and shortness of breath, he said. Authorities cordoned off the area where the explosion occurred, near the Broadway department store at the south end of the mall at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
SPORTS
February 22, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN
Ysaisa Zamudio is a ranked contender, has fought for a world championship, and needs a victory to set up another title shot. Sammy Stewart would settle for taking over Zamudio's position as a ranked contender. A victory tonight at the Warner Center Marriott would move either boxer closer to his wish. Zamudio and Stewart will meet in the 10-round main event of a six-bout boxing card in the hotel's Grand Ballroom. First bell is at 7:30. Zamudio, from Blythe, Calif.
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December 30, 1990 | PATT MORRISON and AMY KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A heavy metal concert--broken up when fire officials ruled it was too crowded--spilled over onto a North Hollywood street late Saturday, as more than 300 fans broke shop windows and tossed bottles and rocks at police, officials said. One officer was cut in the head by a thrown bottle, and two youths were arrested on misdemeanor alcohol charges, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Phil Butler.
SPORTS
July 7, 1993 | LAUREN M. CABELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is no escape from the stifling canopy of heat. Inside Strongbow Stadium, an outdated ventilation system labors to stir the heavy air. Rows of small triangular flags, the kind that decorate a second-rate used-car lot, droop from the rafters. The arena seats 1,600, but there is barely enough room for a half-court basketball game. There are five rows of metal folding chairs and a few rows of wooden bleacher-style seats surrounding the kickboxing ring.
SPORTS
September 4, 1997
Anything--well, almost anything--goes in Draka, a Russian-born version of hand-to-hand combat that blends boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and various forms of martial arts. American fight fans will get their first glimpse of the peculiar competition at the World Championship of Professional Draka Fights on Saturday night at the Forum.
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September 21, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
P.J. Goossen remained unbeaten, but his reputation might have suffered a bit in the eyes of fans who watched him win a unanimous decision over overmatched Eric McNair Wednesday night at the Warner Center Marriott. Then again, the vast majority of them never saw him afterward, with his gloves off. Goossen's right hand, which has troubled him throughout his career, was swollen dramatically around the middle knuckle. It was injured in the first round, on the first punch he connected with.
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