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December 16, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
The cupboard is never bare of football talent at Gardena Serra. Coach Scott Altenberg has so many options on whom to call upon it's almost as if he's playing a video game. Three times Saturday in the first half of the CIF state championship Division II bowl game against Oakdale, he called for Marques Rodgers to get the ball on a handoff. And three times Rodgers scored touchdowns, on runs of 27, 57 and one yard. But the real fun was just beginning. It was time to turn loose Adoree' Jackson, who caught touchdown passes of 50 and 27 yards, the last score producing an eye-opening video moment when the state champion in the long jump hurdled over a defender into the end zone.
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November 13, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A Modesto-area soccer coach was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest to raping one of his 16-year-old players as she lay unconscious at his house party. The coach, 45-year-old Timothy Lyman of Oakdale, was also sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.  The girl's father, who read a statement in court during the sentencing hearing, said Lyman "deserves everything he gets," the Modesto Bee reported.
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SPORTS
December 14, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
CIF state championship bowl games At Home Depot Center Saturday Open Division Concord De La Salle (14-0) vs. Corona Centennial (14-1), 8 p.m. (TWC SportsNet): Centennial is the last team from California to defeat De La Salle. That happened in 2008. The Spartans come in with a powerful ground attack and a defense that doesn't give up many yards or points, led by USC-bound linebacker Michael Hutchings. Centennial's ability to pass and run is the Huskies' strength.
SPORTS
December 16, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
The cupboard is never bare of football talent at Gardena Serra. Coach Scott Altenberg has so many options on whom to call upon it's almost as if he's playing a video game. Three times Saturday in the first half of the CIF state championship Division II bowl game against Oakdale, he called for Marques Rodgers to get the ball on a handoff. And three times Rodgers scored touchdowns, on runs of 27, 57 and one yard. But the real fun was just beginning. It was time to turn loose Adoree' Jackson, who caught touchdown passes of 50 and 27 yards, the last score producing an eye-opening video moment when the state champion in the long jump hurdled over a defender into the end zone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A Modesto-area soccer coach was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest to raping one of his 16-year-old players as she lay unconscious at his house party. The coach, 45-year-old Timothy Lyman of Oakdale, was also sentenced Tuesday to three years probation and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.  The girl's father, who read a statement in court during the sentencing hearing, said Lyman "deserves everything he gets," the Modesto Bee reported.
NEWS
November 29, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
Federal authorities cut off water to the federal prison here Saturday, hoping to force the release of 94 hostages seized by Cuban inmates who fear possible deportation. Authorities had similarly cut off water to the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, La., earlier in the week. Inmates seized control there a week ago and now hold 26 hostages. Inmates here, who took over the federal prison on Monday, set two unoccupied buildings on fire Saturday night.
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November 29, 1987 | DAVID LAUTER and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
Cuban inmates in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary released four of their 94 hostages early today, shortly after the inmates had set two fires and broadcast a list of demands. The hostages were released as a gesture of good will, and no concessions were made by the government, a Justice Department official said. He said the hostages appeared to be in good health.
NEWS
December 2, 1987 | DAVID TREADWELL and ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writers
A "very businesslike" session between federal negotiators and leaders of rebellious Cuban inmates at the Atlanta prison produced "apparently substantial agreement" on a number of key issues, a Justice Department spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman, Patrick Korten, declined to discuss any details of the agreement and cautioned that a settlement of the nine-day-old siege did not appear to be imminent.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2006 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
IT was nearly 50 years ago that the world began turning in the fictional town of Oakdale. Nancy Hughes was in the kitchen, having just sent her lawyer husband off to work, arguing with her teenage daughter Penny. Meanwhile, in the real world outside -- a place rarely if ever mentioned on "As the World Turns" -- dangerous foreign powers and the specter of weapons of mass destruction posed genuine threats to living, breathing Americans.
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December 5, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writers
When Harvey Staplefoote went to work, he was carrying the tuna sandwich his wife, Bessie, had fixed for him. He never got to eat it, for this was Monday, Nov. 23, the day the prison blew. There had been an alert in the broom factory. He and the other unarmed guards were scrambling down the stairs. That's when they first saw the Cubans, crawling under a fence. They had machetes. In a blink, one was against his neck. "Do like we tell you and you won't get hurt," they commanded.
SPORTS
December 14, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
CIF state championship bowl games At Home Depot Center Saturday Open Division Concord De La Salle (14-0) vs. Corona Centennial (14-1), 8 p.m. (TWC SportsNet): Centennial is the last team from California to defeat De La Salle. That happened in 2008. The Spartans come in with a powerful ground attack and a defense that doesn't give up many yards or points, led by USC-bound linebacker Michael Hutchings. Centennial's ability to pass and run is the Huskies' strength.
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December 10, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
If it's lunchtime at Gardena Serra and 6-foot-7, 360-pound offensive tackle Emerald Faletuipapai walks into a room, everyone hides his or her food. "I eat anything and everything," he said. Said Coach Scott Altenberg : "If there's food anywhere, it must be protected. He's in constant grazing mode. " Faletuipapai is so big that Serra had to order a special helmet to fit his head. "It looks like a flowerpot," Altenberg said. He also wears size 18 shoes. Two of Faletuipapai's brothers played football for Serra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2007 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
On a warm May weekend in this Central Valley town, the irony was as thick as melting fudge. As usual, the annual Chocolate Festival was drawing hordes of fun-seekers. However, they were streaming in by the thousands just two weeks after Hershey Co. -- Oakdale's biggest employer and the nation's biggest candy company -- announced its plan to close its sprawling plant, eliminate all 575 jobs and open a new factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
MAGAZINE
April 9, 2006 | Colin Westerbeck
2002 * On the day they happened upon this subject, the photographic team of Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee was looking for a different place--a canyon filled with old tires that Laura's father, writer John McPhee, had told them about. Because they conduct their studies of land use around the world without any fixed agenda, they never did get to the canyon that day.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2006 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
IT was nearly 50 years ago that the world began turning in the fictional town of Oakdale. Nancy Hughes was in the kitchen, having just sent her lawyer husband off to work, arguing with her teenage daughter Penny. Meanwhile, in the real world outside -- a place rarely if ever mentioned on "As the World Turns" -- dangerous foreign powers and the specter of weapons of mass destruction posed genuine threats to living, breathing Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oakdale Market, believed to be the city's oldest business, is closing its doors, unable to keep up with competition from a growing wave of chain stores that offer high volume and discount prices. After 60 years as a grocery store, the 6,500-square-foot building will be leased to antique dealers beginning in July, owner Charlie Weiss said. "It's sad," Weiss said. "We're sitting on what was my house for eight years. It's nostalgic--part of the family history."
NEWS
November 30, 1987 | United Press International
Cuban convicts refused to free their 90 hostages today at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary despite the peaceful resolution of a weeklong prison takeover by their countrymen in Oakdale, La. In Washington, Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Quinlan warned that the Atlanta inmates could be prosecuted if they threaten hostages with physical harm.
MAGAZINE
April 9, 2006 | Colin Westerbeck
2002 * On the day they happened upon this subject, the photographic team of Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee was looking for a different place--a canyon filled with old tires that Laura's father, writer John McPhee, had told them about. Because they conduct their studies of land use around the world without any fixed agenda, they never did get to the canyon that day.
NEWS
December 7, 1987 | United Press International
Hostages in the 12-day takeover at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary will get $1,000 bonuses, extra pay and vacations, officials said, while the total cost of two Cuban uprisings was put at tens of millions of dollars. Abdul-Saboor Rushdan, a guard who was one of four hostages released Dec.
NEWS
December 5, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writers
When Harvey Staplefoote went to work, he was carrying the tuna sandwich his wife, Bessie, had fixed for him. He never got to eat it, for this was Monday, Nov. 23, the day the prison blew. There had been an alert in the broom factory. He and the other unarmed guards were scrambling down the stairs. That's when they first saw the Cubans, crawling under a fence. They had machetes. In a blink, one was against his neck. "Do like we tell you and you won't get hurt," they commanded.
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