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September 1, 1990 | LARRY GUEST, THE ORLANDO SENTINEL
A quiet Newport Beach businessman apparently will become the majority owner of Orlando's franchise in the new World League of American Football. Officials of the WLAF recommended Raj Bhathal, a 49-year-old swimsuit manufacturer and real estate developer, to the league's board Thursday as Orlando's principal owner. Bhathal awaits the required three-fourths approval of the 26 NFL owners, who control the WLAF.
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May 25, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raj Bhathal is living the American dream in more ways than one. As owner of a pro football team, the Newport Beach resident finds himself in one of the most select and sought-after clubs in the nation. Bhathal's team is the World League's Orlando Thunder. "It's really exciting," Bhathal said. "I've been in business for 26 years and have been very successful and this new venture is great." But Bhathal is no wealthy neophyte meddling in the team's day-to-day operations.
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May 25, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raj Bhathal is living the American dream in more ways than one. As owner of a pro football team, the Newport Beach resident finds himself in one of the most select and sought-after clubs in the nation. Bhathal's team is the World League's Orlando Thunder. "It's really exciting," Bhathal said. "I've been in business for 26 years and have been very successful and this new venture is great." But Bhathal is no wealthy neophyte meddling in the team's day-to-day operations.
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November 29, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Raj Bhathal, an Orange County swimsuit manufacturer and real estate developer, has acquired majority ownership of the Orlando franchise in the new World League of American Football, league officials announced Wednesday. Bhathal, 49, a Newport Beach resident, announced Wednesday that the team's name will be the Orlando Thunder. "NFL games played abroad have proven that people overseas enjoy the American style of football," said Bhathal, who emigrated in 1962 from India to the United States.
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February 6, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shane Foley, a former Orange County career passing leader who saw limited action at USC, was selected by the London Monarchs in the 15th round of the World League of American Football draft Wednesday. "I'm really excited about getting another chance to play," said Foley, who passed for 5,361 yards while at Newport Harbor in 1984 and 1985, a mark later surpassed by Todd Marinovich. "I've never been to Europe. I'm really pumped up about going over there and playing football again.
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November 30, 1990 | TED BROCK
A showdown between undefeated teams wasn't the only thing that went out the window when the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants both lost Sunday. Columnist Jerry Izenberg of the Newark Star-Ledger might have had some fun with a matchup of 11-0 teams.
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November 29, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Raj Bhathal, an Orange County swimsuit manufacturer and real estate developer, has acquired majority ownership of the Orlando franchise in the new World League of American Football, league officials announced Wednesday. Bhathal, 49, a Newport Beach resident, announced Wednesday that the team's name will be the Orlando Thunder. "NFL games played abroad have proven that people overseas enjoy the American style of football," said Bhathal, who emigrated in 1962 from India to the United States.
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September 1, 1990 | LARRY GUEST, THE ORLANDO SENTINEL
A quiet Newport Beach businessman apparently will become the majority owner of Orlando's franchise in the new World League of American Football. Officials of the WLAF recommended Raj Bhathal, a 49-year-old swimsuit manufacturer and real estate developer, to the league's board Thursday as Orlando's principal owner. Bhathal awaits the required three-fourths approval of the 26 NFL owners, who control the WLAF.
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