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November 16, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard DeCuir, 38, assistant executive officer of the California Board of Dental Examiners for seven years, was named executive officer of the California Athletic Commission on Friday. DeCuir succeeds Ken Gray, who retired last June. He has no boxing experience but said his fiscal and administrative skills will enable him to run the commission's staff effectively.
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November 16, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard DeCuir, 38, assistant executive officer of the California Board of Dental Examiners for seven years, was named executive officer of the California Athletic Commission on Friday. DeCuir succeeds Ken Gray, who retired last June. He has no boxing experience but said his fiscal and administrative skills will enable him to run the commission's staff effectively.
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August 21, 1993 | THERESA SMITH MUNOZ
Ten Goose Boxing heavyweight Lionel Butler will be permitted to box again in California provided he passes a drug test before every fight. The California Athletic Commission voted Friday in a meeting in Los Angeles to allow Butler's six-month suspension to run out Monday. Butler was suspended in March after testing positive for marijuana. "If he tests positive once, we'll revoke his license for good," said Richard DeCuir, CAC executive officer.
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October 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The California Athletic Commission was expected to pick a chief executive officer but instead reduced its list from six to three. Still in the running are Rudy Ortega, Bay Area referee; Rob Lynch, assistant executive officer; and Richard DeCuir, assistant executive officer for the California Board of Dental Examiners. Trimmed were Steve English, one of two assistant executive officers; former commissioner Raoul Silva and retired Air Force officer Arthur Tyler.
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June 15, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
For his next strange boxing trick, International Boxing Federation super-middleweight champion Roy Jones Jr., who is set to fight Eric Lucas tonight in Jacksonville, Fla., hours after playing in a U.S. Basketball League game, wants to fight two championship fights in one night, and he wants to do it in Southern California.
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January 13, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the California Athletic Commission said Tuesday that if proposed state budget cuts are carried out, boxing might be outlawed in California. "The state budget asks us to cut $200,000 from our 1992 budget, and there's simply nothing there to cut," said Bill Eastman, who is police chief in Pleasanton, Calif. "We may go out of business. The commission has the authority to close things down. If there is no funding to do what we need to do, then it's our obligation to close it down."
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December 10, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY
In the wake of a Times story indicating irregularities in the handling of expense checks at Forum boxing shows, the California Athletic Commission has asked the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office to investigate Forum boxing. The Nov. 22 Times story included allegations by 10 boxers, managers and trainers that assistant Forum matchmaker Merlin Petit had routinely accepted cash kickbacks from expense checks made out to boxing managers and trainers.
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September 26, 1995 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under California law, even if the state athletic commission suspected a boxer had AIDS, there is nothing it could do to prevent him from fighting in the state, according to Richard DeCuir, the commission's executive director. But Paul Banke's public acknowledgment two years after his last bout that he has AIDS is certain to rekindle the debate.
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January 4, 1996 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Promoter Don King, saying he was still in shock over the death of boxer Ernie Magdaleno, who was killed Sunday in an automobile accident, said Wednesday he is "morally obligated" to help the Magdaleno family with funeral, medical and living expenses. After speaking with Magdaleno's widow, Carrie, King said his intentions changed on the amount he would contribute when he realized the two were connecting on a spiritual level.
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March 27, 1993
In the misty hills at West Point, N.Y., above the Hudson River, a cold rain fell steadily on the small group of people who bore Pat Nappi to his grave. It was a full military service. From a nearby hill, a bugler played. A volley was fired in tribute as the most successful Olympic boxing coach in U.S. history was lowered into the ground. Among those who watched from beneath umbrellas were family members, close friends and two representatives from amateur boxing, Col. Don Hull and Rolly Schwartz.
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November 23, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California Athletic Commission official said Friday that a state audit of Forum boxing financial records will be held in the wake of a Times story about an alleged cash-kickback operation. "We are absolutely going to look at Forum (financial) records," said Richard DeCuir, new chief executive officer for the commission in Sacramento.
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