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December 14, 1986 | DAN BYRNE, Dan Byrne, a former news editor with the Los Angeles Times, was among the finishers in the 1982-83 BOC Challenge
None of the solo sailors in the BOC Challenge racearound the world is likely ever to forget the Indian Ocean as the second week of gales up to 65 knots and massive seas pounded the fleet. Virtually every one of the 19 boats has reported at least a knockdown--the mast in the water. Several have reported being rolled--having at least the mast beneath the level of the sea. The roll call of near disaster mounted each day.
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April 30, 1994 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a good idea, Lanee Butler thought. She would jump on her sailboard and join the 47th Newport-Ensenada International Yacht Race to promote her Olympic campaign. A noble idea. She would donate some of the proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation for cleaner oceans. If Lanee had known then what she knows now. . . . "It wasn't what I expected," she said. "I expected--gosh, I don't know. It was much harder than I'd ever dreamed of, and not only for me but for the guys in my support boat."
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January 4, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The hand-to-mouth Sydney entry gave this America's Cup a built-in joke from the beginning. A crewman from the rival powerhouse Alan Bond syndicate said: "I'd rather be brown bread than sail on a boat with a name like that." On its first day out for a test sail in Sydney harbor, in full view of the famous bridge and opera house, the 12-meter rammed its tender.
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August 13, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The green flag dropped Wednesday for Chris Pook and his Del Mar Race Management team, which seeks to move the Vons Grand Prix of San Diego downtown. The city's Public Facilities and Recreation Committee voted unanimously to move forward with a proposed contract between Pook and the city manager's office that would move the race from its site on the Del Mar Fairgrounds to a location that would have the San Diego Convention Center as its centerpiece.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
By their choice of two controversial committee leaders earlier this week, Democrats and Republicans in Congress demonstrated that they are gearing up for a highly partisan showdown over arms control and other important defense and foreign policy issues in the next two years. The selections of Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina as ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Rep. Les Aspin (D-Wis.
NEWS
October 14, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in September, an advantage that will likely be blunted by spending from outside groups that heavily favor the GOP. In the fierce battle for control of the House of Representatives, each party's committee reported one of its best-ever months for fund-raising. The Democratic committee brought in $15.9 million in September, leaving it with $41.6 million to spend through election day. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee said it raised $11.2 million last month, which it said was its best performance since 2006.
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December 4, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The audit committee of Hollywood Park has launched an investigation into allegations that Marje Everett, the track's chief executive officer, may have used company goods and services for private use. Meeting Monday, the audit committee delegated the Arthur Anderson Co. to look into conduct by Everett that was questioned by R.D. Hubbard in a letter to Warren Williamson, secretary-treasurer of the Hollywood Park Operating Co. The letter, dated Nov.
NEWS
March 1, 1985 | United Press International
Boston Marathon officials broke tradition today and said they will pay expenses for top runners in next month's 89th running of the race. Marathon administrator Guy Morse said the race committee of the Boston Athletic Assn. will pay for hotel accommodations for 20 of the top runners, defined by the committee as "elite marathoners." The Boston Marathon, the oldest major race of its kind in the world, has traditionally refused to offer prize, expense or appearance money.
NEWS
January 26, 1987 | Associated Press
Kookaburra III, a winner in the defenders final, was selected today to defend the America's Cup for Australia, ending days of speed trials. Kookaburra III was picked by the Royal Perth Yacht Club race committee over stablemate Kookaburra II and will meet America's Stars & Stripes in the best-of-seven series starting Jan. 31. Speed trials plus computer analysis determined the final selection.
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