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September 7, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
'Last year, we opened the season with a semi-dormat (Minnesota). This year, we opened with a legitimate doormat.' --BRIAN BOSWORTH, Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth didn't say flat-out that wearing pastel blue took the fight out of a man but he had to admit, for a working theory, it wasn't bad. "I know I wouldn't wear pastel blue," the Oklahoma linebacker said. "I'd transfer."
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August 6, 2006 | Jennifer Joseph, Jennifer Joseph is editor and publisher of Manic D Press.
WHAT'S a high-school-dropout, Harley-riding, long-haul-trucking, fist-fighting, George W. Bush-supporting, pot-smoking, gay rural Midwestern real estate investor to do when he gets close to 40? For Tom Crosslin, the answer was simple: Buy a 34-acre semi-fallow farm in Michigan's Cass County, move there with a lover 19 years his junior and call it Rainbow Farm.
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October 4, 1985
So the agents who blew up the Rainbow Warrior, were "only obeying orders," right? Now where have we heard that before? ANNEKE MENDIOLA Santa Ana
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April 29, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The car has slowed from 188 mph to 55 in an instant, and then from 55 to whoa in a heartbeat, coming to rest in a parking space along a short wall. Make that a box within the parking space. Jeff Gordon has done his job. Overhead, a camera has come on, chronicling every step of the pit stop, and somewhere, a stopwatch clicks. Before the car has stopped, Barry Muse is running in front of it, jack in hand.
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December 13, 1987
The Rainbow Warrior, the vessel sunk by French secret agents to counter anti-nuclear protests by Greenpeace, was scuttled off New Zealand's Cavalli Islands in a ceremony that commemorated the life of Fernando Pereira, a Portuguese-born photographer who died when the ship was sunk in Auckland Harbor in 1985. Two French frogmen were convicted of manslaughter in Pereira's death, and the 400-ton vessel was later refloated but found to be damaged beyond repair by the bombs that sank it.
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July 14, 1985 | United Press International
A group claiming to be combat veterans of Vietnam and conflicts in Africa has claimed responsibility for the sinking of the Greenpeace environmental organization's flagship, investigators said Saturday. An unsigned handwritten leaflet delivered to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corp. said the Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the unnamed group Wednesday in Auckland harbor to prevent the Pacific region from becoming "another Lebanon."
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July 10, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
At least two on-board explosions sank a Greenpeace trawler in New Zealand and a Greenpeace photographer was killed, an official of the environmentalist group said today. The explosions rocked the 160-foot vessel as it was anchored at its pier in Auckland. The body of Fernando Pereira, 30, a Portuguese native who lived in Amsterdam, was recovered shortly after the Rainbow Warrior sank at about midnight, said Peter Dykstra of Greenpeace's Washington office.
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September 24, 1985 | From Reuters
Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo "Butcher of Lyons" who is accused of sending 11,500 people to their deaths, asked the French government to release him today on the ground that he was following orders just like the secret agents who bombed the Rainbow Warrior. A lawyer for Barbie sent a telegram with the request to Prime Minister Laurent Fabius, who admitted Sunday that French agents sank the Greenpeace flagship in July but declined to identify them because, he said, they were merely following orders.
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July 10, 1995 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
French navy commandos swooped down from a helicopter and seized the Rainbow Warrior II protest ship at dawn Sunday in the South Pacific, firing tear gas, removing 11 crew members and thwarting an attempt by militant environmentalists to block the resumption of nuclear tests.
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November 7, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Hawaii Coach Bob Wagner figures he knows what it will take to beat the Aztecs Saturday at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. "I think for us to win, it has to be a fairly low-scoring game," Wagner said Tuesday in a conference call. "We're not going to win if the score is in the mid-30s or higher, I don't think." The Rainbow Warriors are ranked first in the WAC in total defense, allowing an average of 306 yards a game.
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November 4, 1990 | Patrick Goldstein \f7
The latest entry in Hollywood's environmental sweepstakes: "The Day of Two Suns," an adventure film based on the life of Greenpeace co-founder and chairman David McTaggart. Seattle-based producer Rick Stevenson ("Some Girls"), who is raising hometown financing to make the feature, says that McTaggart "is almost like a true-life Indiana Jones character." Rupert Walters' script chronicles McTaggart's transformation from right-wing tycoon to eco-activist.
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May 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Film star Sylvester Stallone, star of box-office hits "Rambo" and "Rocky," wants to shake off his tough hero image and turn green. "I want Rambo to disappear unless I'm allowed to turn him into the defender of the ecological battle to save the environment. My new Rambo will be closer to Greenpeace than to the CIA," Stallone said at a gala evening to be broadcast on Italian television today. "I really don't think there'll be another 'Rocky,' just as the 'Rambo' cycle will probably end.
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March 21, 1990 | DICK WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Long Beach's best basketball season in 16 years came to an end here Tuesday night. The 49ers lost to the University of Hawaii, 84-79, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament before a sellout crowd of 7,617 in Blaisdell Arena. Long Beach finished the season 23-9. Hawaii (25-9), which will advance to play at New Mexico Thursday night, got three-point plays from Chris Gaines and Vincent Smalls in the last 2:12. Those gave the Rainbows a 77-72 lead.
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June 24, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN
"Rainbow Warriors" was one of the biggest-selling albums of the year even before it hit the U.S. record shops this week. That's because the collection--a two-record compilation featuring previously released tracks by more than two dozen of today's most prized rock acts--has sold 4 million copies in the Soviet Union since it was released there on March 6. The reason for the phenomenal Soviet sales: "Rainbow Warriors" is a breakthrough in...
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December 13, 1987
The Rainbow Warrior, the vessel sunk by French secret agents to counter anti-nuclear protests by Greenpeace, was scuttled off New Zealand's Cavalli Islands in a ceremony that commemorated the life of Fernando Pereira, a Portuguese-born photographer who died when the ship was sunk in Auckland Harbor in 1985. Two French frogmen were convicted of manslaughter in Pereira's death, and the 400-ton vessel was later refloated but found to be damaged beyond repair by the bombs that sank it.
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March 3, 1987 | JIM MURRAY
On the night of April 29, 1970, Jerry West launched a shot that should have ranked with Babe Ruth's famous called-shot home run, Gene Sarazen's storied double eagle in the Masters or any left hook Jack Dempsey ever threw. It should have gone down alone in basketball history, rated a plaque on the floor, a song in the charts, a legend in the making. Here are the circumstances: It was playoff game No. 3 between the Lakers and the New York Knicks for the championship of all basketball.
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