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October 4, 1990 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Foster was 12 when he caught his first glimpse of the Great Wall, an ancient fortification snaking 1,500 miles across China. In 1972, he and his sixth-grade classmates had to watch TV coverage of President Nixon's historic visit to China. Pretty dull homework--until the wall flashed on the screen. To Foster, it looked like the longest bike path he had ever seen. The next day, he told his classmates, "I'd love to ride my bike on the wall."
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December 2, 2009
Santa Clara 79, at UC Santa Barbara 68: Kevin Foster's game-high 18 points helped lead the Broncos (4-3) over the Gauchos (4-1). Three other Santa Clara players scored in double digits. Marc Trasolini had 15 points and six rebounds, Ray Cowels came off the bench and scored 13, and Robert Smith had 11. -- associated press TONIGHT Academy of the Arts at Loyola Marymount...7 Cal State Bakersfield at UC Riverside...7 Hawaii at UC Irvine.
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June 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
American cyclist Kevin Foster, dodging startled guards who wanted to arrest him, zipped down the last stretch of the Great Wall to reach the ocean Friday, completing his end-to-end journey on the ancient monument. He said the guards at Shanhaiguan, where the wall ends at the ocean, were startled to see him and a Chinese companion come shooting down the wall from a direction other than the ticket booth and turnstile for tourists. Foster, 30, a part-time actor from Ojai, Calif.
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May 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Kevin Foster overpowered the San Francisco Giants for six innings Wednesday, but one lazy fastball to Barry Bonds turned a pitching gem into a defeat. Bonds homered in the seventh inning to give the Giants a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs and Foster (2-2), who took a perfect game into the sixth and allowed only two hits in seven innings at San Francisco. Foster had arrived in San Francisco late Tuesday night after his father's funeral in Chicago.
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October 5, 1994 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bicycling along the Great Wall of China made Kevin Foster the big wheel he always wanted to be. But he soon realized an encore was necessary. Fame is fleeting and sponsors demand results. The Great Wall could be eclipsed only by great heights, Foster figured. So the pony-tailed, 34-year-old with the intrepid, child-like spirit of Forrest Gump spent the last year biking and hiking to the highest natural points of 49 states, an endeavor he calls "American Summits."
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May 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Kevin Foster overpowered the San Francisco Giants for six innings Wednesday, but one lazy fastball to Barry Bonds turned a pitching gem into a defeat. Bonds homered in the seventh inning to give the Giants a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs and Foster (2-2), who took a perfect game into the sixth and allowed only two hits in seven innings at San Francisco. Foster had arrived in San Francisco late Tuesday night after his father's funeral in Chicago.
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December 2, 2009
Santa Clara 79, at UC Santa Barbara 68: Kevin Foster's game-high 18 points helped lead the Broncos (4-3) over the Gauchos (4-1). Three other Santa Clara players scored in double digits. Marc Trasolini had 15 points and six rebounds, Ray Cowels came off the bench and scored 13, and Robert Smith had 11. -- associated press TONIGHT Academy of the Arts at Loyola Marymount...7 Cal State Bakersfield at UC Riverside...7 Hawaii at UC Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1995
Even though Port Hueneme's voters elected a new majority council that wants the RV park project killed, it's still with us. Why? Because Councilman Orvene Carpenter, City Manager Dick Velthoen and Redevelopment Manager Tom Figg are pulling every political and legal shenanigan to keep it alive. Meanwhile, we taxpayers just keep on paying. The only way to stop this nonsense is to have Councilman Carpenter and his city staff cronies take a tip from RVers: Hit the road. KEVIN FOSTER Port Hueneme
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June 18, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The leader of a gang of white teenagers who called themselves the Lords of Chaos and plotted to shoot black tourists at Disney World was condemned to death for the shotgun murder of a high school band director. Kevin Foster, 20, was found guilty in March of first-degree murder. Circuit Judge Isaac Anderson sentenced Foster in a Fort Myers court to die in the electric chair for the April 1996 slaying of Riverdale High School teacher Mark Schwebes.
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January 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Spain's Constantino Esparcia won the 31st International cross country race of San Sebastian Sunday, ahead of Ethiopia's Wodajo Bulti. Esparcia's time for the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race at Lasarte circuit was 30 minutes 28 seconds. Bulti was second in 30:29 followed by England's Kevin Foster in 30:36. The race for women, run over 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles), was won by Jane Furniss-Shields of England in 12:06, followed by Carmen Valero of Spain in 12:16 and Hassania Damari of Morocco in 12:18.
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October 5, 1994 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bicycling along the Great Wall of China made Kevin Foster the big wheel he always wanted to be. But he soon realized an encore was necessary. Fame is fleeting and sponsors demand results. The Great Wall could be eclipsed only by great heights, Foster figured. So the pony-tailed, 34-year-old with the intrepid, child-like spirit of Forrest Gump spent the last year biking and hiking to the highest natural points of 49 states, an endeavor he calls "American Summits."
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October 4, 1990 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Foster was 12 when he caught his first glimpse of the Great Wall, an ancient fortification snaking 1,500 miles across China. In 1972, he and his sixth-grade classmates had to watch TV coverage of President Nixon's historic visit to China. Pretty dull homework--until the wall flashed on the screen. To Foster, it looked like the longest bike path he had ever seen. The next day, he told his classmates, "I'd love to ride my bike on the wall."
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June 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
American cyclist Kevin Foster, dodging startled guards who wanted to arrest him, zipped down the last stretch of the Great Wall to reach the ocean Friday, completing his end-to-end journey on the ancient monument. He said the guards at Shanhaiguan, where the wall ends at the ocean, were startled to see him and a Chinese companion come shooting down the wall from a direction other than the ticket booth and turnstile for tourists. Foster, 30, a part-time actor from Ojai, Calif.
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August 20, 1996 | Associated Press
Mitch Williams' attempt at a comeback ended when the Phillies gave the 31-year-old pitcher his unconditional release. Since coming out of retirement on July 5, Williams was 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in six games with the Phillies' Class A Florida State League team and 1-2 with a 10.67 ERA in eight games with triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre. * Detroit activated outfielder Melvin Nieves from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Brian Williams to triple-A Toledo. . . .
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April 13, 1994 | Associated Press
The Chicago Cubs traded right-hander Shawn Boskie to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Kevin Foster and will recall reliever Chuck Crim from triple-A Iowa to fill the roster spot. Boskie had spent three-plus seasons with the Cubs and in two appearances this season was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He was 5-3 with a 3.43 ERA last season when he made two starts. He is 19-29 in 107 appearances, including 55 starts.
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