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SPORTS
July 9, 1989 | Alan Drooz
Several sports will have a different scheduling look next season in the West Coast Athletic Conference, and the WCAC could move to the forefront of collegiate soccer in the 1990s as a result of recent league meetings. The biggest immediate news was a change in basketball and baseball scheduling--the WCAC will go back to playing conference basketball games on Thursdays and Saturdays, and baseball teams will again play home-and-home three-game series.
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NEWS
July 22, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS and MANUEL GAMIZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Moving from bedroom to bedroom, an attacker slashed and stabbed five members of a much-admired Pico Rivera family early Friday, killing the father, two sons and a daughter and wounding the mother as they slept, authorities said. The floors of the Flores family's neatly kept yellow house in the 9600 block of Marjorie Street were streaked with blood when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived.
NEWS
July 3, 1994 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Angry at Colombia's elimination from the World Cup soccer tournament, gunmen Saturday shot and killed Andres Escobar, the player who accidentally scored a goal against his own side in a match with the United States and helped seal the team's fate, police said. Escobar, 27, was shot to death outside a restaurant in Medellin barely 48 hours after returning home from Los Angeles, where Colombia fell 2-1 to the United States on June 22. The unidentified gunmen confronted Escobar around 3 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1998
Thank you, Ellen Goodman, for your timely observations on the American way of "dealing with" mourning and loss ("Coming Soon: the One-Minute Mourner," Commentary, Jan. 6). In the short space of just 18 months, I lost two of the best friends a person could be blessed to have. One died in my arms of a brain tumor shortly after his 42nd birthday, the other in an accident the following year at 46. Yes, life "goes on," and I "moved on." Five years have passed and I embraced new joys, challenges and love in my life.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1989
Regarding the March 28 labor column, "Supermarket Butchers Face Sharp Cuts--in Work Force": The news that the supermarket chains will soon be firing their in-store meat cutters and stocking their shelves with oxidized, factory-cut meat seems to be part and parcel of an alarming trend of sacrificing product or service quality to reach the lowest possible cost. The elimination of the in-store baker has brought us shipped-in bread with the taste, texture and durability of baked library paste; now we are to have discolored, oxidized meats, giving us lower quality but higher profits for the stores.
NEWS
November 9, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, Times Staff Writer
This does not look like a town where disaster has struck. On Sunday, children ran errands, men chopped wood and women washed clothes with a clear view of the mudslide that rolled down the Casitas Volcano on Oct. 30, killing more than 1,000 people and depositing bodies along the way, including scores left in sugar cane fields a few miles from town. Most local residents lost many friends and relatives.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2002
The passing of Eileen Heckart on Dec. 31 was especially poignant. "Hecky," as she was affectionately known in the theater world, was not only a gifted performer with a marvelous range but also a woman of warmth, intense loyalty and simply a great joy to be around. I first met Hecky when, as a young ex-GI, I joined the Professional Training Program of the American Theatre Wing in New York. She was a volunteer actress who helped develop our skills in scenes from plays and in showcases.
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