June 8, 2013 |
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set. So they decided to rent instead. The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay Rent-N-Roll $54.60 a month for 18 months in exchange for four basic Hankook tires. Over the life of the deal, that works out to $982, almost triple what the radials would have cost at Wal-Mart. "I know you have to pay a lot more this way," said Florence Cherry, a 57-year-old nurse who drives the 15-year-old van when her husband, a Vietnam veteran, isn't using it to get to his job as a prison guard.
June 29, 2004 |
Tim Montgomery and two other sprinters facing lifetime bans for alleged steroid use have challenged the procedure by which U.S. anti-doping authorities usually handle cases. Montgomery, the world-record holder in the 100-meter dash, has invoked a never-before-used clause in asking that his case bypass U.S. arbitrators and go directly to an international body called the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
June 19, 1993 |
On a day dominated by Olympians, Janet Evans swam like her teen-age self, winning the 400-meter freestyle at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo in four minutes 11.69 seconds, her fastest unrested and unshaved time in years. In the absence of competition--with the exception of the 400 freestyle at the Barcelona Olympic Games, she has not lost a distance freestyle race since 1987--Evans, 21, has been forced to measure herself against her younger self.
July 8, 2004 |
Track and field's world governing body will not intervene to suspend American athletes facing doping allegations unless there is evidence they failed drug tests. That means four U.S. athletes facing possible lifetime bans -- but who have not tested positive for drugs -- could compete in the Athens Olympics if their arbitration hearings have not been resolved by then. Istvan Gyulai, general secretary of the International Assn.
March 15, 2003 |
Relying on an 85-mph fastball, USC-bound Ian Kennedy of Westminster La Quinta struck out 15, walked one and gave up three hits in the Aztecs' 2-0 victory over Valencia Friday in the championship game of the North Orange County baseball tournament. La Quinta (5-0), ranked No. 1 by The Times, scored its runs in the third inning on two singles, a throwing error and a run-scoring double by Cole Garner.
July 12, 1993 |
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.