March 27, 1990 |
Beyond the grave site, in the stands of trees rimming the grassy field bordering the cemetery, birds are singing in the early morning chill. Cus D'Amato died at 77 in 1985, one year before his protege, Mike Tyson, won his first heavyweight championship. D'Amato lived the last 17 years of his life in this Hudson River town of 2,500, about 100 miles north of New York. He lived in a 14-room Victorian home, owned by Camille Ewald, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson.
March 1, 1993 |
Pat Nappi, the most successful and also the most controversial of all U.S. Olympic boxing coaches, died Sunday after a short illness at a Syracuse, N.Y., hospital. He was 75. Nappi, who lived in Syracuse, was the head coach of the 1976, 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic boxing teams, and his boxers won 14 gold medals despite the fact his 1980 team did not compete at the Moscow Olympics because of a U.S. boycott. Nappi coached Army boxing teams for most of his coaching career.
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February 20, 1985 |
Sunshine Little League officials struck out Tuesday in their attempt to rescind a new National Little League policy that prohibits boys from playing on the league's softball teams. Superior Court Judge Mack P. Lovett denied an American Civil Liberties Union attorney's request for a temporary restraining order against the ban. He continued the matter until March 14 to give Reeve J. Jacques, attorney for the National Little League, more time to prepare his case. The ACLU filed suit Feb.
September 25, 1999 |
Thirty-seven years ago tonight, the era of little heavyweight boxing champions came to a concussive conclusion. When 6-foot-1, 214-pound Sonny Liston was matched against 5-11, 189-pound Floyd Patterson in Chicago's Comiskey Park, it looked like a gross mismatch, which is exactly what it was. In the center-ring prefight instructions by referee Frank Sikora, Patterson looked like a middleweight standing in front of the hulking Liston, built like a guy who could straighten horseshoes.
December 5, 1985
Paul Gonzales, who has fought only once professionally since winning an Olympic gold medal, will box Joey Roach tonight in the main event of a five-bout card at the Hollywood Palladium. Gonzales, 21, scored a six-round decision over Jose (Pulga) Torres in his professional debut Aug. 11, a year to the day after the boxer from East Los Angeles had won the flyweight division in the Los Angeles Games.
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April 17, 1987
A man arrested on drug charges died of a heart attack after Orange County Jail officials failed to notice his condition and delayed providing medical help, a lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages alleges. Jose Angel Torres died Aug. 9, 1986, eight days after he was arrested on drug-related charges and held in County Jail, according to the suit filed in Orange County Superior Court by his family.
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September 5, 1997 |
Three Santa Paula men are in Ventura County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges that they sold cocaine to undercover officers. The men were arrested Wednesday after a three-month investigation by the Ventura-Oxnard Narcotics Enforcement Team, the California Department of Justice and officers from the Ventura Police Department narcotics squad, said Oxnard Police Det. John Gomez, who works with the narcotics team.
September 21, 1999 |
One of the 11 Puerto Rican nationalists granted clemency by President Clinton says she will continue her activism, but in a humane way. Alejandrina Torres, 60, freed after serving 16 years of a 35-year sentence for seditious conspiracy, said she will "continue the process of reconciliation we've begun. No matter how difficult the task is, we'll achieve it because we've been called to freedom." Torres spoke Sunday at a church where her husband, the Rev. Jose A. Torres, once served as pastor.
October 1, 1989 |
If not near, the end at least is inevitable for the National Football League's new crowd-control rule, according to Phil Jackman of the Baltimore Evening Sun. Writes Jackman: "Tell you what's going to kill that nonsensical anti-noise rule in the NFL. When the networks notice that the home team has lost all its timeouts and they can't slip in commercial after commercial during the usually protracted last two minutes of a half and at the end of a game, wham, it's gone."
January 4, 1998
A 3-year-old El Monte boy died Saturday after his mother's boyfriend allegedly struck him in the head for wetting his pants, a sheriff's deputy said. The child, Miguel Angel Grijales, was reportedly beaten at a home in the 1200 block of Magnolia Street about 11:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Angie Prewett said. The boy was taken to Greater El Monte Community Hospital and was pronounced dead about 12:20 p.m., she said.