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SPORTS
December 12, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. You almost have to be a zealot to properly call an NFL game on radio, and Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton's XTRA booth on a Saaann Diego Charger weekend is not exactly lacking in zeal. It's an opera, full of screeching solos, chaos and clashing personalities. It's beautiful radio--perfect NFL noise.
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October 14, 2010 | Doyle McManus
When Lee Hamilton arrived in Washington, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and Barack Obama was 3 years old. The moderate Democrat represented Indiana in the House from 1965 until 1999. Then, after rising to the chairmanship of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Hamilton left Congress and served as co-chairman of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission and president of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan think tank. In the polarized Washington of 2010, there aren't many politicians who win deep respect from both sides of the political divide, but Hamilton has always been able to do that.
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SPORTS
September 3, 2005
I guess L.A. has completed its journey to sports hell. Now we don't even have a decent sports radio station anymore. With the loss of Lee Hamilton, XTRA has completed the dumbing down of Los Angeles' sports culture. It sure didn't take long. MATT HOLZMANN Newport Beach
SPORTS
September 3, 2005
I guess L.A. has completed its journey to sports hell. Now we don't even have a decent sports radio station anymore. With the loss of Lee Hamilton, XTRA has completed the dumbing down of Los Angeles' sports culture. It sure didn't take long. MATT HOLZMANN Newport Beach
SPORTS
January 18, 1990
Lee Hamilton, voice of the Chargers on XTRA (690), announced on his nightly sports talk show Wednesday that he has agreed to a new two-year contract. Hamilton, whose first three-year deal was ending, said he considered leaving about a week ago. "The talks almost collapsed between John Lynch (XTRA's owner) and myself," Hamilton said. "I had about six different things going on. But the reason I stayed was because my heart didn't tell me it was time go."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1987 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
Ted Leitner, like Howard Cosell, is the kind of guy some sports fans just love to hate. On his top-rated KFMB radio sports talk show, "Ted Leitner Padre Talk," he routinely insults callers, berates players and team officials, and mocks his peers on other radio stations. On one recent broadcast, a caller chided Leitner for "brushing over" American League scores. Leitner's response: "What do you expect? I'm in a National League city."
SPORTS
September 20, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
The topic on the table is the San Diego Chargers' surprising start. . . . "They're for real," Lee Hamilton said about one of only four unbeaten teams in the NFL. . . . Hamilton is the Chargers' play-by-play radio announcer, but also the outspoken host of a talk show on XTRA and always tells it the way he believes it is. . . . "This is the best-balanced team, offensively and defensively, in the AFC West," he said.
SPORTS
August 17, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
The topic on the table was Lee Hamilton. It was the day after the news broke that Hamilton had resigned as the radio play-by-play announcer of the Minnesota Vikings amid charges that he is a racist. The Sporting News network's Jay Mariotti, who lives and works in Chicago, blasted Hamilton on KMPC (1540). He also cut off a listener who, coming to Hamilton's defense, accused Mariotti of not being a credible journalist because he hadn't talked to Hamilton.
SPORTS
June 9, 1987 | ANN KILLION
The Chargers have a new voice to go with their new spot on the radio dial. This season, Lee Hamilton will call the Chargers' play-by-play on XTRA-AM, the radio station replacing KLZZ-AM for game coverage. Hamilton leaves KTAR-AM in Phoenix where, for the past six years, he has provided color commentary for the Arizona State football team and hosted a nightly sports-talk show.
OPINION
October 14, 2010 | Doyle McManus
When Lee Hamilton arrived in Washington, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and Barack Obama was 3 years old. The moderate Democrat represented Indiana in the House from 1965 until 1999. Then, after rising to the chairmanship of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Hamilton left Congress and served as co-chairman of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission and president of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan think tank. In the polarized Washington of 2010, there aren't many politicians who win deep respect from both sides of the political divide, but Hamilton has always been able to do that.
SPORTS
August 17, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
The topic on the table was Lee Hamilton. It was the day after the news broke that Hamilton had resigned as the radio play-by-play announcer of the Minnesota Vikings amid charges that he is a racist. The Sporting News network's Jay Mariotti, who lives and works in Chicago, blasted Hamilton on KMPC (1540). He also cut off a listener who, coming to Hamilton's defense, accused Mariotti of not being a credible journalist because he hadn't talked to Hamilton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who faced eviction after paying more than 28 years of a 30-year, HUD-backed mortgage will get back her house in South-Central Los Angeles under a tentative settlement with two mortgage companies, her lawyer said Friday. The deal was reached after the woman, Lee Mary Hamilton, was flooded with offers of help from people who read of her plight in The Times. The case provoked action by Los Angeles city officials and by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.
SPORTS
December 12, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. You almost have to be a zealot to properly call an NFL game on radio, and Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton's XTRA booth on a Saaann Diego Charger weekend is not exactly lacking in zeal. It's an opera, full of screeching solos, chaos and clashing personalities. It's beautiful radio--perfect NFL noise.
SPORTS
September 20, 1994 | ALLAN MALAMUD
The topic on the table is the San Diego Chargers' surprising start. . . . "They're for real," Lee Hamilton said about one of only four unbeaten teams in the NFL. . . . Hamilton is the Chargers' play-by-play radio announcer, but also the outspoken host of a talk show on XTRA and always tells it the way he believes it is. . . . "This is the best-balanced team, offensively and defensively, in the AFC West," he said.
SPORTS
January 18, 1990
Lee Hamilton, voice of the Chargers on XTRA (690), announced on his nightly sports talk show Wednesday that he has agreed to a new two-year contract. Hamilton, whose first three-year deal was ending, said he considered leaving about a week ago. "The talks almost collapsed between John Lynch (XTRA's owner) and myself," Hamilton said. "I had about six different things going on. But the reason I stayed was because my heart didn't tell me it was time go."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1987 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
Ted Leitner, like Howard Cosell, is the kind of guy some sports fans just love to hate. On his top-rated KFMB radio sports talk show, "Ted Leitner Padre Talk," he routinely insults callers, berates players and team officials, and mocks his peers on other radio stations. On one recent broadcast, a caller chided Leitner for "brushing over" American League scores. Leitner's response: "What do you expect? I'm in a National League city."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1999 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who faced eviction after paying more than 28 years of a 30-year, HUD-backed mortgage will get back her house in South-Central Los Angeles under a tentative settlement with two mortgage companies, her lawyer said Friday. The deal was reached after the woman, Lee Mary Hamilton, was flooded with offers of help from people who read of her plight in The Times. The case provoked action by Los Angeles city officials and by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.
NATIONAL
June 23, 2006 | Josh Meyer and Greg Miller, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. government, without the knowledge of many banks and their customers, has engaged for years in a secret effort to track terrorist financing by accessing a vast database of confidential information on transfers of money between banks worldwide. The program, run by the Treasury Department, is considered a potent weapon in the war on terrorism because of its ability to clandestinely monitor financial transactions and map terrorist webs.
SPORTS
June 9, 1987 | ANN KILLION
The Chargers have a new voice to go with their new spot on the radio dial. This season, Lee Hamilton will call the Chargers' play-by-play on XTRA-AM, the radio station replacing KLZZ-AM for game coverage. Hamilton leaves KTAR-AM in Phoenix where, for the past six years, he has provided color commentary for the Arizona State football team and hosted a nightly sports-talk show.
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