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December 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ray Bell, the game officer who cared for Smokey Bear after the cub was rescued from a forest fire 50 years ago, has died. Bell died Thursday of cancer at his home in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He was 89. An employee of New Mexico's Game and Fish Department, Bell was stationed in the Capitan Mountains when a savage forest fire broke out in May 1950.
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December 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ray Bell, the game officer who cared for Smokey Bear after the cub was rescued from a forest fire 50 years ago, has died. Bell died Thursday of cancer at his home in Truth or Consequences, N.M. He was 89. An employee of New Mexico's Game and Fish Department, Bell was stationed in the Capitan Mountains when a savage forest fire broke out in May 1950.
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SPORTS
January 26, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE
Buying and selling horses for most of a life that lasted 96 years, Ray Bell Sr. might very well have invented some of the subtleties of the game. "When you're thinking about buying a horse," he told his sons, "never go back and look at it a second time. You do that and somebody else might notice, and that might drive the price up." Bell had to look at Barberstown only once.
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April 22, 1997 | Times News Services
Cuban ace pitcher Rolando Arrojo, who defected before last summer's Olympics, agreed Monday to a contract with the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays and will receive a multimillion signing bonus. Tampa Bay, which starts play next season, won a 15-team bidding war for Arrojo, a 6-foot-4 right-hander. He will sign a minor league contract and get a signing bonus that may exceed the $4.5 million received by Livan Hernandez, the current high for a Cuban defector.
SPORTS
October 10, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
Had Barberstown won last Sunday's Carleton F. Burke Handicap, Santa Anita might have needed a sergeant-at-arms in the winner's circle. There was a potential free-for-all developing among the 5-year-old horse's owners, but Barberstown kept the disagreeing principals apart by finishing fourth in the race. According to Ray Bell of the Bell Bloodstock Co. in Burbank, his family firm would have been owed $600,000 by the majority owners of Barberstown had the horse won.
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November 3, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Bell does not say that if he had been able to buy Nasrullah 40 years ago, California's horse breeding would be where Kentucky's is now. But Bell does say that the wide gap between California and Kentucky, the citadel of international breeding, might be a lot narrower. It is unfair comparing Kentucky breeding to any state's, because this is an industry in which Kentucky is the big leagues--and then there is everyplace else.
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April 22, 1997 | Times News Services
Cuban ace pitcher Rolando Arrojo, who defected before last summer's Olympics, agreed Monday to a contract with the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays and will receive a multimillion signing bonus. Tampa Bay, which starts play next season, won a 15-team bidding war for Arrojo, a 6-foot-4 right-hander. He will sign a minor league contract and get a signing bonus that may exceed the $4.5 million received by Livan Hernandez, the current high for a Cuban defector.
NEWS
November 17, 1987
Two Bay Area men were being held in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of murder after a security guard trying to arrest them for shoplifting collapsed and died, police said. Harry Cocco, 32, of Escalon and Kelly Ray Bell, 27, of Fremont were being held without bail in the El Dorado County Jail. Lt. Art Ritter said the two were spotted shoplifting at a supermarket near Stateline; security guard David Lovesledt, 42, collapsed while wrestling with one of the men.
REAL ESTATE
July 31, 1988
Bernardo Frias, a student at Bell High School, won first place in the high school architectural drawing contest sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Building Industry Assn. and Chandler Lumber Co. Frias' prizes included a $1,000 scholarship. Second-place winner was Alex Martinez of Reseda High School, and third place was taken by Ki Kyun Kim, also of Reseda. Ray Calderon, Bell High School instructor, was named Instructor of the Year.
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June 29, 2003
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SPORTS
January 26, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE
Buying and selling horses for most of a life that lasted 96 years, Ray Bell Sr. might very well have invented some of the subtleties of the game. "When you're thinking about buying a horse," he told his sons, "never go back and look at it a second time. You do that and somebody else might notice, and that might drive the price up." Bell had to look at Barberstown only once.
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November 3, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ray Bell does not say that if he had been able to buy Nasrullah 40 years ago, California's horse breeding would be where Kentucky's is now. But Bell does say that the wide gap between California and Kentucky, the citadel of international breeding, might be a lot narrower. It is unfair comparing Kentucky breeding to any state's, because this is an industry in which Kentucky is the big leagues--and then there is everyplace else.
SPORTS
October 10, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
Had Barberstown won last Sunday's Carleton F. Burke Handicap, Santa Anita might have needed a sergeant-at-arms in the winner's circle. There was a potential free-for-all developing among the 5-year-old horse's owners, but Barberstown kept the disagreeing principals apart by finishing fourth in the race. According to Ray Bell of the Bell Bloodstock Co. in Burbank, his family firm would have been owed $600,000 by the majority owners of Barberstown had the horse won.
SPORTS
April 25, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE
Sidney and Jenny Craig, who saw their $2.5-million colt run seventh in last year's Kentucky Derby, spent about $2 million Saturday in an attempt to win the Derby and the Kentucky Oaks next weekend at Churchill Downs. The Craigs have bought Tossofthecoin from Frances Jelks for an estimated $1 million and bought Lunar Spook, a 3-year-old filly, from the Sandbar Farm.
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June 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Twenty-five-thousand unobstructed views of Tennessee's new homecourt has basketball Coach Don DeVoe dreaming of big-time recruits, and school officials thankful the long overdue arena is almost ready. The media was taken on a tour of the $30 million arena the other day. Volunteer Athletic Director Doug Dickey said he plans to open the facility during football season so basketball fans can pick their own season seats.
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