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March 18, 1988 | SCOT BUTWELL
Birmingham baseball Coach Wayne Sink struck a surprisingly calm stance after his team was demolished, 16-2, by Granada Hills on Wednesday in a Mid-Valley League game. Sink politely offered a reporter a seat in the bleachers and then asked himself the first question: "Was I impressed with Granada Hills?"
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February 14, 1993 | JUDITH MORGAN
If the French hotelier Andree Brunet wrote a book about U.S. travelers, it would not feature "ugly" Americans, but brave ones. Her conclusions are drawn from personal observations during 25 years as managing director of the Chateau du Domaine St.-Martin in the Provencal hill town of Vence. The courage and exuberant curiosity of Americans amazes her. "They are such explorers," she said as we sat in the shade of a grape arbor in the chateau gardens last fall.
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February 14, 1993 | JUDITH MORGAN
If the French hotelier Andree Brunet wrote a book about U.S. travelers, it would not feature "ugly" Americans, but brave ones. Her conclusions are drawn from personal observations during 25 years as managing director of the Chateau du Domaine St.-Martin in the Provencal hill town of Vence. The courage and exuberant curiosity of Americans amazes her. "They are such explorers," she said as we sat in the shade of a grape arbor in the chateau gardens last fall.
SPORTS
March 18, 1988 | SCOT BUTWELL
Birmingham baseball Coach Wayne Sink struck a surprisingly calm stance after his team was demolished, 16-2, by Granada Hills on Wednesday in a Mid-Valley League game. Sink politely offered a reporter a seat in the bleachers and then asked himself the first question: "Was I impressed with Granada Hills?"
SPORTS
February 27, 1992
Team League Overall Esperanza 13-2 26-3 El Dorado 12-3 20-7 Katella 10-5 17-11 Loara 5-10 10-15 Los Alamitos 3-12 6-20 Cypress 2-13 3-19 League MVPs: Tyson DowDell (El Dorado), Rich Hills (Esperanza).
SPORTS
April 27, 1991
Esperanza continued to dominate Loara pitching Friday, scoring 13 runs in the first inning of a 27-3 Empire League victory at Esperanza. Wednesday, the Aztecs had defeated Loara, 15-1. Friday's victory moved Esperanza (19-2, 9-2) into a first-place tie with El Dorado and Katella. El Dorado lost to Los Alamitos, 16-8, and Katella defeated Cypress, 3-0, on Friday.
NEWS
June 10, 1997
INFIELDER Tommy Nicholson Esperanza Sr. A major reason Esperanza won its first Division I championship in four years. Was second on the Aztecs in homers, was 20 for 20 in steals and made only four errors in 30 games. "We have been known as a shortstop school with Tom Redington, Jason Bates, Rich Hills and Pancho Reese, and Tom is right up there," Coach Mike Curran said. 1997 batting record *--* AB H HR RBI BA 103 47 7 41 .456 *--*
SPORTS
April 2, 1991
School: Irvine High Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher/right fielder Class: Senior After reaching base seven consecutive times in Irvine's first two games last week, Seal raised expectations so high that his teammates kidded him when the streak ended with a sacrifice fly. It was the kind of week in which nearly nothing went wrong for Seal, whose pitching and hitting helped the Vaqueros win three games in the Santa Ana Elks tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council announced Tuesday night that it would postpone until Sept. 5 a decision on a major plan to develop homes on the once oil-rich hills above Brea. "In response to concerns of the community, Santa Fe Energy [has proposed] a reduction in the number of units and additional safety measures," said Mayor Bev Perry. No details were revealed at the council hearing.
OPINION
November 19, 2007
Re "U.S. embraces Chalabi again," Nov. 13 Back before the Iraq war, millions of U.S. tax dollars were being given to Ahmad Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress. Considering that what we got in return was a bunch of misinformation to help our president start a war, I think it would be a good time to see exactly where that money went. It doesn't surprise me that this administration wants to do business with this man again.
SPORTS
March 16, 1991 | STUART MATTHEWS
On a bitter afternoon, Esperanza's bats were as cold as the weather. El Dorado's Tyson Dowdell and Shawn Holcomb held visiting Esperanza to five hits and handed the Aztecs their first loss of the season, 3-2, in an Empire League opener Friday. "The worst thing you can do is come in here with a good record and think you're riding high, because they'll make you eat crow," said Esperanza Coach Mike Curran, whose team is 6-1.
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February 25, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Four of the nation's top college baseball players and two of the nation's top teams will be featured in this weekend's Anaheim Hilton & Towers tournament, which begins today at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans, ranked third by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Magazine and second by USA Today, will face San Diego at 3 p.m. today. Georgia Tech, ranked No. 1 by Baseball America and USA Today and No. 2 by Collegiate Baseball, will play Oklahoma at 7 tonight.
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