September 21, 1991 |
What was supposed to be a surprise visit home from Seattle by seven Southland football players turned into a serious accident on Interstate 5 early Friday morning near Medford, Ore. The players--all University of Washington redshirt freshmen--were injured when their rented van collided head-on with a car traveling the wrong way on the freeway, about 22 miles north of the Oregon-California border. The driver of the car, Rene Guzman-Velloso, died upon impact.
October 29, 1993 |
The relationship between Richard Washington and his father reached a boiling point in August. Richard Washington Sr. did not approve of his son's decision to forgo a football scholarship at the University of Washington to play at Long Beach City College this fall. The elder Washington issued an ultimatum: Either his son would return to Washington or move out of the house. Washington, 20, chose the later and has no regrets. "Right now, I'm having the happiest times of my life," he said.
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June 5, 2010 |
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success" motivational program, has died. He was 99. Wooden died Friday evening of natural causes at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the university announced. He had been hospitalized since last week for dehydration. Though the stern, dignified Midwesterner's fame extended beyond the sports world, it was Wooden's achievements during 27 seasons at UCLA that put him in the company of such legendary coaches as the Green Bay Packers' Vince Lombardi and Notre Dame's Knute Rockne.
September 25, 1991 |
Richard Washington, former Long Beach Poly High safety who is a redshirt football player at the University of Washington, was listed in stable condition at Community Hospital in Long Beach after he was flown there Monday. Washington was injured in a weekend auto accident on Interstate 5 near the Oregon-California border.
April 1, 1995 |
Dave Meyers has come back to basketball at the same moment basketball was looking for him. He teaches the game, the way Coach Wooden did. For an hour a week the last four weeks at the Temecula Recreation Center, it's drills and more drills--the same ones from Meyers' salad days at UCLA. Meyers enjoys these Friday afternoons working with kids, some of whom are literally knee high. He can pass along knowledge in the sport he loves in a setting he loves.
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September 1, 2001
Re "Rapper Gets Probation on Gun Charge," Aug. 22: Why wouldn't a felon singer on gangster rappers' CDs carry an "unmarked" firearm? If caught, all that he would receive is probation and have to pay a few bucks. Given that the audience of this genre is largely young and impressionable, such a light sentence bodes ill for society. This sentence probably isn't much of a deterrent to Nate Dogg, either. Richard Washington Los Angeles