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May 28, 2012
Richard W. Lyman Former president of Stanford University Richard W. Lyman, 88, a former president and provost of Stanford University who clamped down on student protests during the Vietnam War era, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Palo Alto, the university announced. Lyman, a history professor, served as provost before becoming Stanford's seventh president from 1970 to 1980. He opposed the Vietnam War but had little tolerance for antiwar protests on campus.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley: "Fought for us early, local kid, very exciting fighter, future world champion. " Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez: "Made his pro debut for us. Great smile, highly articulate and another future world champion. " John Armijo: "The 'Fighting Lifeguard' from Huntington Beach.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Fight club Roy Englebrecht's career as a fight promoter spans four decades. Here's his top-10 list of fighters who have appeared in his shows: Johnny Tapia: The late, legendary brawler fought first seven bouts for Englebrecht. Shane Mosley: "Fought for us early, local kid, very exciting fighter, future world champion. " Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez: "Made his pro debut for us. Great smile, highly articulate and another future world champion. " John Armijo: "The 'Fighting Lifeguard' from Huntington Beach.
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July 19, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Bee Gees are playing on Roy Englebrecht's office radio, but the 67-year-old sports promoter has a saying taped on his wall to assure he's not stuck in days gone by. "Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore. " Southland boxing fans know Englebrecht's name. From 1985 until 2010 he promoted a grass-roots staple of the sport, the "Battle in the Ballroom" club shows at the Irvine Marriott. Future champions Shane Mosley, Genaro Hernandez, Johnny Tapia and Carlos "El Famoso" Hernandez all won there - Englebrecht claiming victories too, by routinely pocketing profits that climbed to about $15,000 per show at the end. But the staying power of the quick-thinking entrepreneur - who still works 80-hour weeks in staging more fight promotions in California than anyone else - is about more than just placing a blood sport in a swanky venue.
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December 24, 2003
'If I'm going to overdose, I'm going to go for it.' Johnny Tapia, five-time boxing champion, on suggestions that he overdosed on drugs after a one-night stay in a hospital
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October 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Super-flyweight champion Johnny Tapia, who admitted he used cocaine last year, lost his boxing license with the New Mexico Athletic Commission after he again tested positive for the drug.
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December 1, 1990
A member of the New Mexico Athletic Commission said he was unaware that super-flyweight champion Johnny Tapia had to take a drug test after a title fight in Albuquerque. Tapia, 23, tested positive for cocaine Nov. 14, nearly three weeks after he retained his U.S. Boxing Assn. title Oct. 26 against Santiago Caballero of Venezuela, New Mexico authorities said.
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February 11, 2003 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 * On Jan. 11, boxer Johnny Tapia collapsed and fell into a coma, hours after a confrontation with Arizona police.
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April 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Unbeaten professional boxer Johnny Tapia tested positive for cocaine Friday and, in a separate incident, was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M., on charges of intimidating a witness in a murder case. The New Mexico Athletic Commission, which earlier this week approved Tapia's request for a one-bout boxing license, reversed its decision Friday. Tests performed this week revealed the Albuquerque boxer had used cocaine in violation of a commission ruling, chairman Jim Boggio said.
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October 8, 2000 | Associated Press
The family of a 13-year-old boy is suing boxer Johnny Tapia to replace a goat herd destroyed by two of Tapia's dogs. His bull mastiffs got loose from his Alto home on May 7, entered a pen at Wesley Hall's home and attacked the goats, according to a lawsuit filed in June. Nineteen goats and 13 fetuses carried by pregnant goats were lost, the lawsuit said. Hall said he would have settled for an apology from Tapia, but never received one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2012
Richard W. Lyman Former president of Stanford University Richard W. Lyman, 88, a former president and provost of Stanford University who clamped down on student protests during the Vietnam War era, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Palo Alto, the university announced. Lyman, a history professor, served as provost before becoming Stanford's seventh president from 1970 to 1980. He opposed the Vietnam War but had little tolerance for antiwar protests on campus.
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December 24, 2003
'If I'm going to overdose, I'm going to go for it.' Johnny Tapia, five-time boxing champion, on suggestions that he overdosed on drugs after a one-night stay in a hospital
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February 11, 2003 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 * On Jan. 11, boxer Johnny Tapia collapsed and fell into a coma, hours after a confrontation with Arizona police.
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November 3, 2002 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS -- Johnny Tapia had the heart of a champion, but the other guy had a better jab, better body, better technique and a better game plan. And so the so-called Battle of the Warriors, a match between two of the more appealing featherweights to ever lace up the gloves, was won Saturday night by Marco Antonio Barrera. The unanimous decision was greeted by scattered jeers from those in the crowd of 7,707 in the MGM Grand Garden who watched with their hearts and not with their eyes.
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November 2, 2002 | STEVE SPRINGER
He is 35 years old. He has been through enough battles, both inside and outside the ring, to make him feel like 65, his boxing style requiring him to sometimes receive almost as much punishment as he inflicts. He has won five titles, fought many of the big names and been one of his sport's most popular, colorful and controversial figures for 15 years. So what's left for Johnny Tapia? Why does he keep fighting? "Because," he said, "it's the only way I can hit somebody without going to jail."
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October 8, 2000 | Associated Press
The family of a 13-year-old boy is suing boxer Johnny Tapia to replace a goat herd destroyed by two of Tapia's dogs. His bull mastiffs got loose from his Alto home on May 7, entered a pen at Wesley Hall's home and attacked the goats, according to a lawsuit filed in June. Nineteen goats and 13 fetuses carried by pregnant goats were lost, the lawsuit said. Hall said he would have settled for an apology from Tapia, but never received one.
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October 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Fight of the year? This one didn't even figure to be the fight of the night. When Johnny Tapia and Paulie Ayala squared off in June 1999 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center, there wasn't much anticipation or interest from the general public. Although it was listed as the main event, the Tapia-Ayala bout was being overshadowed by the big boys. The real big boys. Nobody has ever accused Eric "Butterbean" Esch or Peter McNeeley of being skilled heavyweights.
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October 7, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
Fight of the year? This one didn't even figure to be the fight of the night. When Johnny Tapia and Paulie Ayala squared off in June 1999 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center, there wasn't much anticipation or interest from the general public. Although it was listed as the main event, the Tapia-Ayala bout was being overshadowed by the big boys. The real big boys. Nobody has ever accused Eric "Butterbean" Esch or Peter McNeeley of being skilled heavyweights.
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July 3, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER
Repulsive behavior, retribution, return. For Mike Tyson, who never seems to run out of second chances, the pattern is all too familiar. The two-time former heavyweight champion, who launched comebacks after a rape conviction and then again after biting Evander Holyfield's ears, will launch yet another Oct. 2 when he fights at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, probably against Axel Schulz.
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