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December 3, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The way Roman Gabriel tells it, the same characteristics that made him a great football player -- bullheadedness, combativeness, stick-to-itiveness -- served him less favorably in his personal life. Three times divorced, the greatest quarterback in Los Angeles Rams history is estranged from his daughter and four sons and says he has not seen two of his three grandchildren in years. The other, he has never met.
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December 3, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
The way Roman Gabriel tells it, the same characteristics that made him a great football player -- bullheadedness, combativeness, stick-to-itiveness -- served him less favorably in his personal life. Three times divorced, the greatest quarterback in Los Angeles Rams history is estranged from his daughter and four sons and says he has not seen two of his three grandchildren in years. The other, he has never met.
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July 18, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Ram Coach John Robinson says this season's training camp will be much different from those in years past. "It's going to be very competitive," Robinson said, just before the team meeting that opened camp at UC Irvine. "It's competitive at corner and at safety, at outside linebacker and inside linebacker, at defensive end. At defensive tackle--not much depth there. The depth is young, so there isn't probably the depth to compete there. So that's a big concern.
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August 3, 2001 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two guys named Jack, traveling the same route, are headed for a small town in Ohio named Canton. If they begin in Los Angeles and pass through Anaheim before turning east, how long will it take them to reach the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Answer: One will take 11 years longer than the other. This question will never wind up on the NFL's Wonderlich intelligence test, because no one, not even the Rhodes scholar Ivy League quarterback, would be able to figure it.
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January 28, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rams cornerback Darryl Henley, charged with operating a cross-country drug ring from his Brea home, is the victim of an elaborate frame-up by a former Rams cheerleader and her parents, his attorney said Friday as the trial began. Attorney Roger Cossack told jurors in his opening statements that the prosecution's key witness, cheerleader Tracy Ann Donaho, will falsely accuse the star defensive player of masterminding a cocaine-trafficking scheme.
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September 1, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turning his back on exhibition performances, popular sentiment and the power-football philosophy he used to personify, Ram Coach Chuck Knox on Monday waived Marcus Dupree, the team's most impressive running back this summer. Dupree, who joined the Rams two years ago after an injury-caused five-year layoff from football, leaves the team as he seemed to be reaching a level close to what he enjoyed as a Mississippi high school legend.
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October 17, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of a plea agreement, former Ram cornerback Darryl Henley faces a sentence of 41 years three months in prison after admitting in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday that he conspired to murder a federal judge and a prosecution witness and that he bribed a prison guard to smuggle a cellular telephone into his cell. A subdued Henley, 29, was repeatedly asked by U.S. District Judge James M.
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December 7, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former member of the Embraceable Ewes, the Los Angeles Rams cheerleading squad, made her first court appearance Monday after a federal indictment last week charged her with acting as a courier in a nationwide cocaine ring. A nervous Tracy Ann Donaho, 20, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court and was kept out of custody after her father, a retired peace officer from Los Angeles County, signed a $25,000 surety bond that must be forfeited if she does not make appointed court appearances.
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August 7, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
It has been a battle fought on the front pages and in scores of legal documents, a $16-million spat loaded with accusations of greed and deceit involving Orange County's largest city and its two professional sports teams. The heart of the dispute, like many others in Orange County, is land--in this instance, the parking lot at Anaheim Stadium.
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October 4, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a lost cause a few months ago, remembered only for what he might have been and pitied for what he was. He was 50 pounds overweight, depressed and playing semipro baseball, the end result of a dream gone bad. Only his dream hasn't ended. Five years after he last played football, five years after suffering what was declared a career-ending knee injury, Marcus Dupree is a Ram.
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February 6, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
Todd Lyght observed with wide-eyed amazement when an estimated 200,000 people jammed the streets of downtown St. Louis, barreled over the safety barricades, had the police throwing up their hands and utterly giving up on crowd control during last Monday's Super Bowl celebration parade. "If this had happened in Anaheim," Lyght said, "if we had won the Super Bowl, then where would they have had the parade? Downtown Irvine? No matter what the people back in L.A.
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January 28, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Could Kurt Warner propel the St. Louis Rams into the Super Bowl? Could the Ram defense persist in keeping the pesky Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of the end zone? As the final minutes ticked away in last Sunday's NFC championship game, one of the more loyal employees in Ram history suddenly faced a more pressing question. Paper or plastic? Pete Donovan devoted 12 of the best years of his life to the Rams, working in public relations, marketing, promotions and corporate sponsorships.
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January 23, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Life isn't fair. Or at least the NFL isn't. With one more victory, Georgia Frontiere and Bud Adams will be in the Super Bowl. That would be like Bonnie and Clyde becoming bankers of the year. What did Frontiere and Adams steal? Not their teams. Adams had as much right to move his Oilers, now Titans, to Tennessee in 1997 as Frontiere had to move her Rams to St. Louis two years earlier. What they stole was the joy from football fans in Houston and Anaheim that was sapped by inept ownership.
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November 30, 1999 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly five years have passed since the Rams left Orange County, and Linda Moomau still feels pangs of disappointment. Moomau and others in a group called "Save the Rams" tried to stop the team from moving, but the city of St. Louis showed owner Georgia Frontiere the money--and plans for a new stadium--and the Rams were gone. "I still think the Rams should never have left," said Moomau, a Cypress resident.
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November 30, 1999 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams, 9-2 and the best thing to happen to St. Louis since tape-measure home runs and the beer tap, have nothing planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance. A telephone call to the Rams' public relations office about the 1979 team brings little information on the whereabouts of the most accomplished group of players in the team's history--only a snide remark about a 40-16 loss to the San Diego Chargers that season.
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October 29, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
Deacon Jones loves football. As a player, he loved the hitting and the sweat, the feeling of his helmet settling hard into the stomach of some poor quarterback. Deacon Jones loves having been part of the Fearsome Foursome and the Los Angeles Rams. For it was football that got Jones out of the sweaty fields of central Florida, away from the dead-end, segregated town of his childhood, away from poverty and hopelessness, away from despair and uselessness.
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October 22, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harland Svare was 31 when the Rams promoted him from defensive line coach to head coach halfway through the 1962 season. He was the youngest coach in the history of an old league, and all these years later, it's a distinction Svare still holds. He remembers, though, that he didn't give it much thought until this year, when two other 30-somethings, Dave Shula and Bill Cowher, are leading a new youth movement in the NFL.
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August 17, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
I wasn't snooping. Honest, I wasn't. But it was pushing midnight by the time I got to Marcus Dupree's locker and my bloodshot eyes drifted to the shelf above his head, where a large jug of Pedialyte sat beside a can of cold cola. I didn't know what Pedialyte was and I didn't think to ask. So, next morning, I consulted my corner druggist. I was curious. It could be Pedialyte was some sort of nerve tonic.
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May 25, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
The chant once filled arenas and ballparks in every two-bit town across this great jealous country, a war cry for them, a badge of honor for us. It has since disappeared, along with our downtown parades, fresh banners and bragging rights. The hicks don't chant it anymore, because now we're the hicks, so what's the use? "BEAT L.A. . . . Beat L.A. . . . Beat l.a. . . . beat l.a. . . . " * As the Lakers waded off the Forum floor through heaping scraps of promise Sunday, it became painfully obvious.
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