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August 31, 1996
I am 71 years old. Will I live long enough to ever see a picture of a notable woman athlete on the front page of the Los Angeles Times' sports section? BETTY J. ROETTER Huntington Beach
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April 20, 2002
It will never cease to amaze (and depress) me that the storied Los Angeles Times sports department--once home of the legendary Jim Murray--would stoop to feature T.J. Simers. It would make better sense for the Yankees to sign Albert Belle and promote him as the next Babe Ruth. Robert Caseman San Diego T.J. Simers poses one of his usual inane questions [April 11]: "Why would anyone want 'Bagger' as a last name?" It should be obvious to everyone, even ones as simple as Simers, that any sane human being would rather have a name associated with an honest blue-collar worker than one associated with an idiot, would-be sit-down comic sports columnist.
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SPORTS
July 19, 1986
I've given this some considerable thought and I believe I've come up with a more appropriate name for The Los Angeles Times sports section. The Police Gazette. DANA MERINO Burbank
SPORTS
August 31, 1996
I am 71 years old. Will I live long enough to ever see a picture of a notable woman athlete on the front page of the Los Angeles Times' sports section? BETTY J. ROETTER Huntington Beach
SPORTS
July 19, 1986
I've given this some considerable thought and I believe I've come up with a more appropriate name for the Los Angeles Times sports section. The Police Gazette. DANA MERINO Burbank
SPORTS
January 31, 1987
I watched XXI on TV. The next day I couldn't wait until I was reading the Los Angeles Times sports section. What did Jim Murray, Mark Heisler, Scott Ostler, Bob Oates, Mike Downey and others have to say? My score: Jack Smith, 1, and all others, 0. Your regulars were real professional in their comments, but Jack Smith was downright entertaining. Please induce Jack Smith to write again for your section. ALFRED W. BENNETT Camarillo
SPORTS
April 20, 2002
It will never cease to amaze (and depress) me that the storied Los Angeles Times sports department--once home of the legendary Jim Murray--would stoop to feature T.J. Simers. It would make better sense for the Yankees to sign Albert Belle and promote him as the next Babe Ruth. Robert Caseman San Diego T.J. Simers poses one of his usual inane questions [April 11]: "Why would anyone want 'Bagger' as a last name?" It should be obvious to everyone, even ones as simple as Simers, that any sane human being would rather have a name associated with an honest blue-collar worker than one associated with an idiot, would-be sit-down comic sports columnist.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
O'Malley-Davis? Pick up a 33-year-old copy of the Los Angeles Times sports section and give it a once-over: not quite the big time. Walter Francis O'Malley changed your sports section. He pioneered baseball's presence across the continent and in no small fashion paved the way for other sports franchises to "Go West, young man." He asked no more of New York than he did here--"Give me a place to build a ballpark and I'll build it"--and, oh, what a ballpark. Not one financed by the taxpayers, but with his own money and that which he could borrow.
SPORTS
March 3, 1991
The Los Angeles Times sports section was named as one of the 10 best nationally, both daily and on Sunday, among newspapers with a circulation greater than 175,000 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Newsday and Miami Herald were other major-circulation newspapers that placed in both categories. The Orange County Register was named in the top 10 daily and received honorable mention on Sunday.
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February 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Los Angeles Times sports columnist Jim Murray, named national sportswriter of the year 13 times in 16 years by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Assn., this year has been named California sportswriter of the year. Times columnist Scott Ostler had won the state award the past five years. Winning the national honor this year is Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated.
SPORTS
August 4, 1990
O'Malley-Davis? Pick up a 33-year-old copy of the Los Angeles Times sports section and give it a once-over: not quite the big time. Walter Francis O'Malley changed your sports section. He pioneered baseball's presence across the continent and in no small fashion paved the way for other sports franchises to "Go West, young man." He asked no more of New York than he did here--"Give me a place to build a ballpark and I'll build it"--and, oh, what a ballpark. Not one financed by the taxpayers, but with his own money and that which he could borrow.
SPORTS
January 31, 1987
I watched XXI on TV. The next day I couldn't wait until I was reading the Los Angeles Times sports section. What did Jim Murray, Mark Heisler, Scott Ostler, Bob Oates, Mike Downey and others have to say? My score: Jack Smith, 1, and all others, 0. Your regulars were real professional in their comments, but Jack Smith was downright entertaining. Please induce Jack Smith to write again for your section. ALFRED W. BENNETT Camarillo
SPORTS
July 19, 1986
I've given this some considerable thought and I believe I've come up with a more appropriate name for The Los Angeles Times sports section. The Police Gazette. DANA MERINO Burbank
SPORTS
July 19, 1986
I've given this some considerable thought and I believe I've come up with a more appropriate name for the Los Angeles Times sports section. The Police Gazette. DANA MERINO Burbank
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1986
The National Fitness Foundation honored five Orange County residents Thursday night at a gala dinner to raise funds for the proposed National Fitness Academy in Aliso Viejo. Those honored were Supervisor Thomas F. Riley, Olympic gold-medal hurdler Edwin Moses, Los Angeles Rams owner Georgia Frontiere, fast-food restaurateur Carl Karcher and retired Los Angeles Times sports editor Paul Zimmerman.
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October 14, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Sunday would have been the 102nd birthday of John Wooden . At VIP's, his favorite coffee shop in Tarzana, the booth where he used to eat breakfast daily was set up for him, complete with a plate of two slices of bacon, eggs, a plate of muffins, orange juice, hot tea, a bottle of honey, a birthday cake and, most important, the Los Angeles Times Sports section. Family members were expected to drop by later in the day. Wooden died on June 4, 2010, at the age of 99. UCLA will unveil a statue of its legendary basketball coach next week outside Pauley Pavilion.
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