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September 4, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Craig Breedlove and his Spirit of America were at Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada, they were sliding on their side at 675 mph in what was certainly the world's fastest U-turn. Breedlove, 60, was in the early stages of trying to regain the world land-speed record on the desolate dry lake bed last October when a gust of wind tipped over the 9,000-pound missile.
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September 4, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Craig Breedlove and his Spirit of America were at Black Rock Desert in northwestern Nevada, they were sliding on their side at 675 mph in what was certainly the world's fastest U-turn. Breedlove, 60, was in the early stages of trying to regain the world land-speed record on the desolate dry lake bed last October when a gust of wind tipped over the 9,000-pound missile.
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NEWS
February 5, 1995 | Reuter
A British pilot will challenge the world land speed record in a car capable of breaking the sound barrier, the current record holder said Friday. Richard Noble, who took the record to 633 m.p.h. in 1983, said Andy Green will drive Noble's Thrust SSC supersonic car in an attempt to better that speed in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in August. Green, a 32-year-old bachelor who flies Tornado ground-attack aircraft for a living, was chosen from 30 applicants to go for the record. The $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The glider crash that killed two people Saturday in eastern San Diego County occurred just seconds after takeoff, according to the county medical examiner. The unpowered airplane was being towed aloft at the Jacumba Airport when the tow wire was released at about 100 feet. The glider lost control and nose-dived into the ground. Killed were Richard Noble, 63, and Martin Rothwell, 54, both of San Diego, the medical examiner said. ALSO: Court rejects petition to halt same-sex marriages Harvey Milk's nephew hails Supreme Court decisions Volunteers officiate at gay weddings in San Francisco tony.perry@latimes.com
MAGAZINE
October 6, 1996
Regarding Bill Sharpsteen's dismissal of Craig Breedlove's attempt to break the sound barrier in a car ("The Fastest Car in the World?" Sept. 1): The collective technological genius of this country long ago abandoned such romanticism and sensibly applied itself to the commercial manufacture of smart bombs and Chrysler minivans. And so we are left with throwbacks like Breedlove and the fabled kid who strapped a military solid-fuel rocket to his Chevy Impala and smashed it into an Arizona cliff at about 300 mph. Breedlove's hoped-for moment will be lost on those who would look for sense and profit in it. Hence its beauty would be lost as well.
SPORTS
October 14, 1997 | From Associated Press
The fastest car in the world broke the sound barrier twice on Monday, but missed the record book by 60 seconds. The jet-powered Thrust SSC, driven by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green, 35, streaked across the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev., at 764.168 mph, then made a return trip at 760.125 mph, accompanied both times by a muffled sonic boom. But a drag parachute failed to deploy on the first run and the car overshot the end of the 13-mile course by 1.5 miles.
SPORTS
November 3, 1997 | SHAV GLICK
What: "Man Against the Salt," by Harvey Shapiro, Minerva Press. Where: $14.95, from Communications Plus USA, 2103 No. Decatur Road, Suite 335, Decatur, GA 30033. No bookstore sales. Timing can sometimes be everything in selling a book. When Harvey Shapiro began to put together a biography of his old friend, Art Arfons, and his efforts--some successful and some not--to set a world land-speed record, interest in the record was waning.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
Rupert Murdoch says he might find a partner after buying the Dodgers. "Who'd be a suitable partner for the Dodgers? Aside from Heimlich?" (Cutler Daily Scoop) * "Baseball cards go up in value this time of year," says Alan Ray. "The L.A. Dodgers' cards are different from the others. They fold." The federal government announced a plan to spend $50 million to promote sexual abstinence. "Why can't NBC sports do that?" asks Steve Voldseth.
SPORTS
September 9, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A framework is in place for Philadelphia center Eric Lindros to get the richest contract in hockey history with a new seven-year, $60 million deal with the Flyers, sources said Monday night in Philadelphia. Although Flyer spokesman Joe Kluge said late Monday night that no deal was in place, sources said only minor fine tuning remained and should be worked out today. The contract will replace the six-year, $22-million deal he signed when he joined the Flyers in 1991.
SPORTS
September 23, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Marv Albert scolded "You've been a bad girl" and bit a woman during an alleged assault for not bringing another man to a hotel for three-way sex, a prosecutor told the jury during opening statements Monday as the NBC sportscaster went on trial on charges of sodomy and assault in Arlington, Va. Albert's attorney, Roy Black, countered, "Everything that happened that night was consensual. It was that same thing that happened every other night when Marv and [the woman] got together."
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February 12, 1990 | NORM COHEN, NEWSDAY
You see it on television, along the highways, in the newspapers, at the movies and even at sporting events. You don't even have to look closely to find advertising with your trading cards, either. Card manufacturers have traditionally used wrappers and insert cards to push other products made by their parent companies, and collectors never seemed to mind. But what if you opened a pack of store-bought cards and found an insert promoting Pepsi or Coke?
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