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February 10, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
Spring came early to Dodger Stadium this week, dancing its light upon wrinkled and swollen fingers trying to squeeze into a dull gold ring. "It doesn't fit," Lou Johnson said. "It doesn't matter." Spring came early, filling a deep green field with an old man's smile. "That's freedom right there, this ring," Johnson said. "That's my history. That's my life." Into his hands this freedom has returned, cradled there like a tender infant, tiny and blemished and perfect.
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February 10, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
Spring came early to Dodger Stadium this week, dancing its light upon wrinkled and swollen fingers trying to squeeze into a dull gold ring. "It doesn't fit," Lou Johnson said. "It doesn't matter." Spring came early, filling a deep green field with an old man's smile. "That's freedom right there, this ring," Johnson said. "That's my history. That's my life." Into his hands this freedom has returned, cradled there like a tender infant, tiny and blemished and perfect.
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July 7, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who sang, smiled and occasionally shot his way into the hearts of multitudes of Little Buckaroos, died Monday. He was 86. Rogers died of congestive heart failure in his Apple Valley home near Victorville, with his wife and co-star Dale Evans and other family members at his side. He had undergone heart surgery in 1977 and 1990 and had been somewhat frail in recent years.
SPORTS
July 30, 2007
All-time L.A. Dodgers team: There were 3,769 votes cast in the most recent informal online poll: Who is the best left fielder in L.A. Dodgers history? *--* Tommy Davis 25.3% *--* *--* Dusty Baker 25.0% *--* *--* Kirk Gibson 19.0% *--* *--* Pedro Guerrero 13.4% *--* *--* Gary Sheffield 5.6% *--* *--* Manny Mota 4.1% *--* *--* Bill Buckner 3.0% *--* *--* Wally Moon 2.9% *--* *--* Lou Johnson 1.2% *--* *--* Todd Hollandsworth 0.5% *--* Up next: Who is the best center fielder in L.A.
SPORTS
July 30, 1994 | DAN HAFNER
The Dodgers have set up a ticket-refund policy if there is a strike. Debra Duncan, director of ticket operations, said she will send a letter next week to season ticket-holders explaining their options. Even if they choose refunds, none will be sent out until after games are actually canceled. "We hope all games will be played," Duncan said. "But if some are canceled, our fans will be taken care of." * Tonight's game will start at 7:30, preceded by the old-timers' game at 5:45.
SPORTS
January 5, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN
Chris Yard scored a career-high 30 points and Shawn Stone grabbed 15 rebounds Tuesday as Cal State Northridge ended a six-game losing streak with a 90-72 victory over Buffalo in a nonconference game at Northridge. Yard, a 6-6 senior forward, scored 19 points in the second half, including eight in the last 4:19. Northridge (2-10) had a 49-41 edge in rebounding, the first time this season the Matadors have outrebounded an opponent.
NEWS
March 26, 1987
Actors, athletes and recording artists urged Americans to swear off drinking for an "Alcohol-Free Weekend" April 3-5 in an event sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism. April has been designated National Alcohol Awareness Month, and the council said that one in 10 American adults is an alcoholic. It attributes about 100,000 deaths yearly to alcoholism.
SPORTS
February 17, 2001
What a great article about Lou Johnson [Feb. 10]. The article couldn't, however, fully convey the joy and happiness that Sweet Lou spreads wherever he goes. I was fortunate to work with him in the Dodgers' Community Services Department 16 years ago. We were great friends then, and still run into each other occasionally at the stadium. But no matter how much time passes, he always greets me with the enthusiasm of a lifelong best friend. The Dodgers' acquisition of his World Series ring was a terrific gesture, but it wasn't made for someone who is simply known for his athletic heroics, or his ability to overcome the perils of drugs and alcohol.
TRAVEL
September 6, 2009
I'm sorry Jim Winnerman's article "Wing and a Prayer" [Aug. 23] missed one of the country's finest biplane rides, especially since it's here at Santa Monica Airport. Black & White Biplane (www.blackandwhitebiplane.com) operates one of the most beautiful WACO biplanes in the world. Black & White also is the only carbon-neutral ride operation in the U.S. (we purchase carbon offsets) and has a perfect safety record. L.A. offers wonderful aerial tour possibilities, with coastline and ridges and everything in between, from the Queen Mary to the Hollywood sign.
SPORTS
July 28, 2007 | Dylan Hernandez
Barry Bonds' breaking or tying of Hank Aaron's all-time home run record could fall on the same day that the Dodgers host a steroid awareness clinic. Around 100 local Little League players will attend the clinic on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, which will precede the final game of the Dodgers' three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. That the clinic will take place on a day when Bonds is in town is a coincidence, according to the Dodgers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Home Box Office has taken the TV lead in rooting out the effects of the Vietnam conflict on an intimate level. Its caring, deeply involving "Dear America: Letters From Vietnam" was a uniquely memorable documentary achievement that humanized warriors, if not war. And now come six more episodes of HBO's luminous "Vietnam War Story" series, half-hour dramas that resound with truth. These episodes--they are really short stories opened up for TV--airs at 10 p.m.
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