CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2002 |
Gertrude Dillard is not much of a coffee drinker. But Tuesday morning, Dillard, along with hundreds of others, lingered for hours at her neighborhood Starbucks. The cafe's grand opening in Chesterfield Square, a shopping center in South-Central Los Angeles, was about more than just coffee. For many, it symbolized investment in a community long overlooked by name-brand retailers.
November 8, 1989 |
Tempers flared, harsh words and shoves were exchanged, and to the astonishment of spectators and participants alike, unlikely combatants Magic Johnson and Kevin Johnson were ejected from Tuesday night's game. That fight between two of the NBA's best and usually level-headed guards, occurring just 3 minutes 22 seconds after tipoff, changed the characters and character of the Lakers' home opener against the Phoenix Suns.
November 28, 1990
The Italian basketball federation suspended Micheal Ray Richardson for five games for starting a brawl that led to the ejection of a record 19 players and team officials. Three other players--Americans Clemon Johnson and Frank Johnson and Italian Stefano Rusconi--were each suspended for two games for their roles in last Sunday's free-for-all at Varese.
December 23, 1999 |
Results from the Valencia tournament last week may have shed light on the Golden League title race. Two days after Quartz Hill was pummeled by Lynwood, 79-57, Littlerock defeated Lynwood, 67-58. Quartz Hill has the twin towers--6-foot-9 Jared Corpening and 6-8 Sahael Almuallem--as well as the backcourt duo of Johnson and Johnson--Kevin and Tony--and Lancaster, which did not compete in the tournament, cannot be overlooked.