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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.
February 20, 1985 | MICHAEL A. FAIRLEY, Times Staff Writer
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.
October 8, 2011 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez, according to federal court records and trace documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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.
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.
September 5, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
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 | Associated Press
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 | GARR KLUENDER
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.
February 3, 1995 | TIM MAY
Eudale Jackson probably could feel the police closing in on him. Suspected of killing a Panorama City man for his wallet, Jackson, 23, had been on the run in Simi Valley, Hawthorne and Los Angeles since Nov. 21. On Wednesday, just a day after a $25,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction, a friend persuaded Jackson to surrender to officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lennox Station.
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