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September 30, 1995 | Associated Press
The Lakers' Sam Bowie, who was chosen before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, announced Friday that he was retiring after 11 injury-plagued seasons. Bowie, 34, whose Laker contract expired after last season, said he wanted to spend more time with his family. "It's something I've been looking forward to for quite some time," Bowie said. The 7-foot-1 center has been nagged by injuries since his college days at Kentucky. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.
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September 30, 1995 | Associated Press
The Lakers' Sam Bowie, who was chosen before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, announced Friday that he was retiring after 11 injury-plagued seasons. Bowie, 34, whose Laker contract expired after last season, said he wanted to spend more time with his family. "It's something I've been looking forward to for quite some time," Bowie said. The 7-foot-1 center has been nagged by injuries since his college days at Kentucky. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.
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WORLD
June 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and gave him a jersey of Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant. Villaraigosa, on a seven-day trip to Israel, said he was a longtime friend of Olmert. Villaraigosa is leading a delegation of 40 people and will meet with terrorism experts, water conservation specialists and environmentalists.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund, started by former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and partner MFM Construction Corp. said they would build a housing and retail complex in Miami's Little Havana community. Most of the 395 condominiums in the development will be priced from $240,000 to $380,000, Los Angeles-based Canyon-Johnson said.
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October 7, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A man who allegedly offered to kill Kobe Bryant's accuser for $3 million pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Patrick Graber, 31, entered not-guilty pleas on one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to dissuade a witness. According to police, Graber offered to kill the woman who accused Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, of raping her in June in Colorado. Graber is being held on $1-million bail.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
About 200 people who thought that they had won free tickets for the state lottery and to professional sports games actually won a trip to jail, courtesy of a Bakersfield police sting operation. Letters from an official-sounding, but entirely fictitious, "Bakersfield Area Department of Lottery" were mailed to misdemeanor and felony suspects whom police had been unable to arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1989
A Los Angeles City Council panel has recommended that the city accept liability for operating a navigational beacon atop the Forum in Inglewood so that it can begin guiding pilots landing at International Airport. The council's Industry and Economic Development Committee recommended Tuesday having the city indemnify the Forum, owned by Jerry Buss and used by Buss' Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and the Los Angeles Kings hockey club.
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August 1, 1987
Robert W. Burdick has been named editor of the Daily News of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley-based newspaper's owner, Jack Kent Cooke, said Friday. Burdick, 39, formerly managing editor for news, succeeds Timothy M. Kelly, who resigned this week to become managing editor of the Orange County Register. Before joining the Daily News in October, 1984, Burdick was an assistant managing editor at the Denver Post. He assumes the new duties immediately.
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