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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1996 | JOHN M. GONZALES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the fourth suspected race-related attack in the Antelope Valley in eight days, a 15-year-old white youth was kicked in the back in a Lancaster supermarket by a black teenager who shouted "You skinheads!" at him and two companions, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. The attack occurred at the Max Foods store on Avenue I at 6:54 p.m. Monday, Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Nelson said. The boy suffered minor bruises but did not require medical treatment.
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SPORTS
October 6, 1985 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
The only consolation for Oregon State's Rich Gonzales is that things can't possibly ever be as bad again as they were on Saturday afternoon. Never again will he be a freshman quarterback making his first collegiate start in front of more than 50,000 mostly unfriendly fans and a USC team intent on erasing the humiliation of consecutive defeats.
SPORTS
November 28, 1987
Lou Holtz of Notre Dame and Jackie Sherrill of Texas A&M, the opposing coaches in the Cotton Bowl, are hardly strangers. When Holtz was coaching at Arkansas and Sherrill at Pitt, Holtz said he had a standing offer from Sherrill to visit him at his Pennsylvania home. "I was in the area recruiting one time and decided to take him up on his invitation," Holtz said. "Unfortunately, I got lost and I didn't get to his house until 3 in the morning.
SPORTS
November 24, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
In the moments after UCLA lost to USC at the Coliseum Saturday afternoon, nothing else mattered to the Bruins. It was a very quiet locker room. They had self-destructed. Fumbled away three sure scores. What's to say? They had blown the chance to make history by being the first UCLA team ever to beat USC four straight, and they had blown the chance to earn their own way into the Rose Bowl game.
SPORTS
January 30, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
USC coach George Raveling revealed ruefully Thursday night that his team will open against North Carolina next season. So that prompted the tongue-in-cheek question, "did your Trojans sound a warning to the Tar Heels tonight?" That was the the way the questioning went in the loose USC dressing room. And why not? USC had just blown out Washington State, 66-37, at the Sports Arena. The Trojans are unaccustomed to such comfortable winning margins and they relished it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1996 | JOHN M. GONZALES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on two black teenagers in Lancaster, one of whom was slashed with a weapon like a machete, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Another 15-year-old boy was detained for questioning in the attack, in which the two teenagers were assaulted Monday night by three "skinhead types" shouting "white power," deputies said.
SPORTS
September 27, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
USC strong safety Cleveland Colter had a chokehold on the game ball as he walked off the field Saturday after the Trojans' 31-14 win over Cal at Memorial Stadium. Colter, who earned the ball with a 94-yard touchdown interception return in the third period, didn't want to lose his trophy. "I'm going to give this to my mom," Colter said, pointing to the ball. "This is the first time I've ever returned an interception for a touchdown."
SPORTS
December 5, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
USC Athletic Director Mike McGee said Thursday night that the issue of whether Coach Ted Tollner will be retained or terminated probably will be determined before the Trojans' Jan. 1 Florida Citrus Bowl game with Auburn. McGee, appearing at USC's annual football awards banquet at the Biltmore Hotel, added that the timetable of the evaluation of Tollner and the football program is uncertain. "In all likelihood, some decision will be reached before the Citrus Bowl game," McGee said.
SPORTS
November 10, 1985 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
Necessity being the mother of invention, Joe Kapp came up with a way to get Marc Hicks, his prize freshman running back, more playing time here Saturday in Cal's football game with USC. Then he watched, only slightly less amazed than the rest of the assembly at Memorial Stadium, as Hicks came up with any number of ways to beat the Trojans, something Cal teams had not been able to do in seven games dating back to 1977.
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