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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Little League coach was arrested Thursday on charges that he molested at least two players. Ricky Lynn Vaughn, who has been a volunteer coach in Stanton and Anaheim for nearly 20 years, was arrested at his Santa Ana home. A 12-year-old boy came forward last month with a complaint and another player followed two weeks ago, authorities said. Vaughn was charged with three counts of child molestation. He is being held on $100,000 bail. "There are at least two victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1994
The foundation charged with disseminating Southern California's share of the 1984 Olympics surplus has awarded $386,190 in new grants to 20 youth sports organizations, bringing to $27.6 million the amount distributed in the decade since the Summer Games. The largest new grant from the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, $69,000, was given to Little League Baseball Inc. for construction of a baseball stadium at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center in South-Central.
SPORTS
June 5, 1992 | Associated Press
Carl Stotz, who founded Little League baseball a half century ago, died Thursday. He was 82. Stotz died at Williamsport Hospital after being admitted last week for coronary problems. "It's the end of an era," said Steve Keener, a spokesman for Little League Baseball Inc. "But that the program affects millions of children is certainly a nice thing to be remembered for."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1997
Regarding the violence that is a "sad fact of life" in Little League baseball ("When Big People Ruin the Little Leaguers' Fun," May 8), here is a less well-known fact of life: Little League baseball has thoughtfully shielded the person whose behavior injures a child from any liability for his actions. Under the guise of a "medical release form" for emergency care, Little League Baseball Inc. required that the child's parents both become participants in the league by volunteering either their time or a minimum of $250.
NEWS
September 9, 1993
The Long Beach Little League will have a fund-raising dinner and auction of memorabilia Sunday from the recent World Series. An autograph session with the league's world championship all-star team is also scheduled. The event is to help defray travel costs incurred by family members of the Long Beach All-Stars, who defeated Panama, 3-2, last month to win a second consecutive world title.
NEWS
June 26, 1994 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
A diamond in the rough may soon become the star of Martin Luther King Park. The Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded the park and Little League Baseball Inc. a $69,000 grant for the construction of a baseball stadium. "Hopefully (this) will help put a facility there because there is a lack of good facilities in the area for the kids," said Barry Zepel, a spokesman for the foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1998 | THAO HUA
An appellate panel in Santa Ana ruled that a Little Leaguer who was hit in the face with a baseball cannot blame league officials for his injuries, according to court documents made public Monday. Ryan Balthazor, now 11, was playing baseball in Lake Forest on April 3, 1991, when he was seriously injured. Ryan and his parents, Dennis and Nancy Balthazor, filed suit against Little League Baseball Inc. and Saddleback Little League, seeking $100,000 in damages.
SPORTS
August 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
The lights shine brighter on the other side of the river, where the Little League World Series will soon attract tens of thousands of fans and a national TV audience. For two weeks in August, South Williamsport becomes the center of the youth baseball world. But four miles away, on a neatly trimmed diamond near the banks of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, baseball already is in full swing where the Little League World Series began.
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