November 5, 1991 |
Two more members of the battling Jackson family are duking it out on radio stations in Los Angeles and New York. Just as a bootlegged cut from superstar Michael Jackson's long-awaited "Dangerous" album hit the airwaves over the weekend, a recording by older brother Jermaine was heard taking shots at Michael's efforts over the years to alter his looks.
October 20, 1996 |
California's dream season came to a cold, hard end Saturday night and the Golden Bears can thank Washington State running back Michael Black and a late fumble by quarterback Pat Barnes for their first loss of the season. Black, a standout at Dorsey High and West Los Angeles College, rushed for a career-high 214 yards in 25 carries, but the Cougars needed a fumble by Barnes at the Washington State goal line to upset Cal, 21-18, before a crowd of 27,182.
November 22, 1991 |
Hammer is hammering away at Garth Brooks but Brooks' "Ropin' the Wind" still leads the Billboard magazine pop album chart by a country mile, substantially outselling Hammer's second-ranked "Too Legit to Quit." Hammer may reach the top yet. His single, "2 Legit 2 Quit," rising rapidly on the pop singles chart (No. 19), may significantly boost album sales. Brooks has two Top 10 albums again. His "No Fences" moved up three notches to No. 9.
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October 28, 1995 |
A convicted armed robber, accused of fleeing the state while on parole, was captured as he hid in an upstairs closet of a relative's Oxnard home, authorities said. Members of the Oxnard Police Department, FBI and state parole office took Michael Anthony Black, 26, of Oxnard into custody Thursday night without incident, said Gary Auer, FBI supervising agent for Ventura. FBI surveillance had determined earlier in the evening that the fleeing felon was at the relative's house, he said.
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October 11, 1992 |
Oxnard police arrested two of three men suspected of robbing a couple at gunpoint and committing sexual battery against the woman victim early Saturday at Beverly Drive and Ventura Road. Police identified the two men as Bobby Allen Rollins, 21, and Michael Anthony Black, 23, both Oxnard residents. A third suspect was not apprehended, police said.
November 9, 1996 |
Mike Price is low key when he talks about Ryan Leaf, like a father who doesn't want to bore the lodge meeting with exploits of his son, but still wants the brethren to know that the kid is special. "He really has progressed quite well," said Price, the Washington State football coach. "He's becoming a better quarterback, technique-wise. His accuracy in passing is getting better. . . . He's just real good underneath the center." Bob Toledo suffers no such inhibitions.
March 12, 1992 |
Can you imagine a Soul Train Awards ceremony where such superstars as Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston and Hammer could only manage a single award among them? That's what happened Tuesday night at the Shrine Auditorium, where newcomers Color Me Badd, Jodeci and Lisa Fischer swept key awards during the sixth annual R&B/soul awards competition.
November 16, 1997
Ryan Leaf, mentioned often as a Heisman Trophy contender, played like one and then looked like one on Saturday at Pullman, Wash. Seconds after leading No. 14 Washington State to a 38-28 victory over Stanford, Leaf drew a huge response from the record crowd by dropping into the pose of the familiar statue given to the best player in college football. "It was instantaneous," Leaf said after the victory that kept the Cougars in contention for their first Rose Bowl since 1931.
December 28, 1997 |
The secret of Michigan's season-long defensive superiority is out. It's not the unit's aggressiveness that has made it the country's best, or the athleticism and superb instincts of Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson. It's the defensive players' ritual of convening in a darkened meeting room two days before each game to join hands and recite from memory a poem titled, "The Law of the Jungle." Don't knock it. The Wolverine defense gave up only 8.9 points and 206.9 yards a game.
September 18, 1994 |
There were more flags than at the United Nations. There was a malfunctioning scoreboard that kept going blank. There was even a zany two-point conversion. And, oh yes, there was a football game in there somewhere. The outcome was a victory for Valley College over West L.A., 27-8, in a Western State Conference South Division game Saturday afternoon. The show, however, was pure vaudeville. The teams were penalized 26 times for 235 yards, and West L.A.