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May 23, 1987 | From Reuters
Disabled athlete Rick Hansen finally wheeled to a stop Friday after pushing himself around the world for 26 months, seeking to raise funds and draw attention to the handicapped. Thousands of people lined the highway into this British Columbia city, cheering and waving yellow ribbons that symbolized a homecoming, as Hansen rolled the last 25 miles of his 25,000-mile odyssey.
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May 23, 1987 | From Reuters
Disabled athlete Rick Hansen finally wheeled to a stop Friday after pushing himself around the world for 26 months, seeking to raise funds and draw attention to the handicapped. Thousands of people lined the highway into this British Columbia city, cheering and waving yellow ribbons that symbolized a homecoming, as Hansen rolled the last 25 miles of his 25,000-mile odyssey.
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May 18, 1986 | United Press International
Rick Hansen, a 28-year-old Canadian paralyzed from the waist down, set out Friday on the Japan portion of his 25,000-mile trek around the world by wheelchair, a Canadian Embassy spokesman said. Hansen, who was paralyzed at 15 in a traffic accident, has been on his world tour for a year. He has so far covered 14,000 miles through 32 countries.
SPORTS
August 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
California Angels one-handed pitcher Jim Abbott was among the recipients of the 1989 National Rehabilitation Week awards announced today. Allied Services, sponsor of the awards, cited Abbott for his achievements in sports and said his example inspires others with disabilities. The awards will be presented during National Rehabilitation Week, Sept. 17 to 23. Each carries a $1,000 donation by Allied to a charity of the recipient's choice.
NEWS
December 10, 1985 | From Reuters
A Canadian who is traveling around the world in a wheelchair in a bid to educate people about paraplegics said Monday he has journeyed through 24 countries and traveled 10,870 miles--nearly half his 24,901-mile trip. "We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support given. Everywhere we've been, people have been opening their hearts," said Rick Hansen, 28, who set out from Vancouver, British Columbia, in March, rolled overland to Miami and then toured Europe.
NEWS
July 24, 1989 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney briefly swapped the hardball world of politics for a softball diamond in Vancouver, British Columbia, and came up a winner there too. His Canadian team squeaked by their rivals from the United States, 13-12, in a celebrity game for charity, and Mulroney, at first base, was named player of the game. Security was heavy but the prime minister joked that there were no police around him because "they're not good enough to make this cut . . .
NEWS
December 30, 1987 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--The famed Paris Opera House is a beehive of activity in more ways than one. While mezzo-sopranos and tenors sing inside, more than 10,000 worker bees create gallons of honey on the roof. Jean Pocton, the Opera's beekeeper and manager of its employee cafeteria, has raised bees above the heads of opera lovers for six years. The urban bees, which have to contend with polluted air and hungry Parisian pigeons, seem to do as well or better than the bees Pocton keeps in the country.
SPORTS
December 18, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Sacramento Kings placed guard Bobby Hansen on the injured list and re-signed Rick Calloway. Hansen suffered torn cartilage in his left knee during practice Monday. He is expected to miss three to four weeks. Noureddine Morceli, who ran the fastest 1,500 meters in the world this year, has signed to run the mile in the Sunkist Invitational indoor meet Jan. 18 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
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June 18, 1992 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Arch wit, bedroom scandals, and English accents. Say no more--it has to be an Alan Ayckbourn play. The British playwright is, after all, the ubiquitously staged, premier farceur of our time. His enormous popularity has earned Ayckbourn the unfortunate epithet of "the British Neil Simon," though the comparison is about as apt as dubbing Sherlock Holmes the British Dick Tracy.
SPORTS
December 10, 1998 | TRIS WYKES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hard to tell which was hurting Sara Leibowitz more Wednesday night, her sprained left ankle or her pride. The junior goalkeeper, touted as one of the region's best the last two seasons at La Reina High, transferred to Chaminade this season to become part of its dominant team. But Wednesday, in her fourth game with the Eagles, Leibowitz was at the fore of a second-half collapse that led to Westlake's 2-1 upset and ended Chaminade's 13-game unbeaten streak.
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