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May 30, 2012 | By Michael Hiltzik
You be the judge. Alan Trounson and Jonathan Thomas, the president and chairman of California's stem cell program, have taken issue with how I characterized their program in a column this week . I pointed out that its founding 2004 initiative, Proposition 71, "was sold to a gullible public via candy-coated images of Christopher Reeve walking again and Michael J. Fox cured of Parkinson's. " I continued: "The implication was that these miracles would happen if voters approved a $3-billion bond issue for stem cell research.
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May 30, 2012 | By Michael Hiltzik
You be the judge. Alan Trounson and Jonathan Thomas, the president and chairman of California's stem cell program, have taken issue with how I characterized their program in a column this week . I pointed out that its founding 2004 initiative, Proposition 71, "was sold to a gullible public via candy-coated images of Christopher Reeve walking again and Michael J. Fox cured of Parkinson's. " I continued: "The implication was that these miracles would happen if voters approved a $3-billion bond issue for stem cell research.
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SPORTS
May 1, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS
Joan Benoit Samuelson, who has been suffering back and leg problems, agonized for a month over whether she should run in the U.S. women's Olympic marathon trial today. Last week, the winner of the 1984 women's Olympic marathon at Los Angeles finally made up her mind. "I'm not going," she said. Thus, the 15 or so U.S. women with chances of making the team will find themselves competing for three spots instead of two.
SPORTS
September 7, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Joan Benoit's first passage through the Los Angeles Coliseum tunnel did not come on the morning she carried the United States to triumph in the first-ever women's Olympic marathon. It actually came one week earlier--a journey less rigorous than the 26.2-mile footrace known as a marathon--but one that, in her mind, foreshadowed the victory to follow.
SPORTS
April 10, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
When Joan Benoit won the women's Olympic marathon trial in 1984, only 17 days after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery--and later went on to take the gold in Los Angeles in the inaugural Olympic women's marathon--it was labeled a miracle. This year, with the women's Olympic marathon trial in Pittsburgh just four weeks away, Benoit--now Joan Samuelson--says she apparently may have run out of miracles.
SPORTS
September 7, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Joan Benoit's first passage through the Los Angeles Coliseum tunnel did not come on the morning she carried the United States to triumph in the first-ever women's Olympic marathon. It actually came one week earlier--a journey less rigorous than the 26.2-mile footrace known as a marathon--but one that, in her mind, foreshadowed the victory to follow.
SPORTS
October 12, 1992
Brad Hudson won the Columbus (Ohio) Marathon in 2:13:49. The women's title went to Joan Benoit-Samuelson in 2:32:18.
SPORTS
May 8, 1988
Joan Benoit Samuelson has entered the L'eggs mini-marathon 10K, scheduled for New York's Central Park on June 4.
NEWS
October 10, 2007
Marion Jones: A commentary on former track star Marion Jones in Tuesday's Sports section said that former Olympic runner Joan Benoit Samuelson had two daughters. She has a daughter and a son.
SPORTS
May 1, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS
Joan Benoit Samuelson, who has been suffering back and leg problems, agonized for a month over whether she should run in the U.S. women's Olympic marathon trial today. Last week, the winner of the 1984 women's Olympic marathon at Los Angeles finally made up her mind. "I'm not going," she said. Thus, the 15 or so U.S. women with chances of making the team will find themselves competing for three spots instead of two.
SPORTS
April 10, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
When Joan Benoit won the women's Olympic marathon trial in 1984, only 17 days after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery--and later went on to take the gold in Los Angeles in the inaugural Olympic women's marathon--it was labeled a miracle. This year, with the women's Olympic marathon trial in Pittsburgh just four weeks away, Benoit--now Joan Samuelson--says she apparently may have run out of miracles.
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