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March 13, 1989 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Thirty-four years later, Lad Salness is still asked whether he was named after Alan Ladd, the movie star. And each time he's asked, he explains that his parents, Betty and Gordon, did not name him after a movie star. They named him after their dog. "It was Lad-A-Dog. They told me the other choice was Rip." He also explains that he's not the only Salness named after a canine. His brother, Ty, was named after a black Labrador retriever. Sisters Jo, Kit and Kym were named after neighbors' dogs.
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March 13, 1989 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Thirty-four years later, Lad Salness is still asked whether he was named after Alan Ladd, the movie star. And each time he's asked, he explains that his parents, Betty and Gordon, did not name him after a movie star. They named him after their dog. "It was Lad-A-Dog. They told me the other choice was Rip." He also explains that he's not the only Salness named after a canine. His brother, Ty, was named after a black Labrador retriever. Sisters Jo, Kit and Kym were named after neighbors' dogs.
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September 23, 1988 | BOB SCHWARTZ and LAURA KURTZMAN, Times Staff Writers
A youthful Mission Viejo High School coach with failed kidneys and a weakening heart received a gift of life Thursday--a kidney from the body of a 14-year-old Irvine boy who was fatally injured when struck by a car this week while riding his bicycle to school. The coach, 26-year-old Jeff Bergan, was in good condition in the intensive care ward of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Los Angeles after the 2 1/2-hour operation performed Thursday morning by Dr.
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