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September 7, 1990
The final qualifying round for the speedway motorcycle U.S. Championship is scheduled for 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Defending U.S. champion Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and 1985 champion Alan Christian of Murrieta are tied with 39 points after qualifying rounds at Cal Expo in Sacramento and Victorville. Phil Collins of Manchester, England, is third with 38 points, followed by Steve Lucero of Riverside and Mike Faria of Colton with 30 each.
August 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Troubled computer maker Wang Laboratories Inc. today named the former head of General Electric's consumer electronics business to the post of president and chief operating officer. Richard W. Miller, 48, who has held several top operating and CEO positions and has led successful company turnarounds, replaces Henry H. S. Chou. Chou had served as acting president and chief operating officer since the resignation of Frederick A. Wang, son of company founder and Chairman An Wang, on Aug. 8.
October 17, 2009 | Evan Halper
State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell, a Democrat who had been flirting with a run for governor, says he has opted not to join the race. O'Connell, who is termed out of his current office this year, instead plans to take a break from politics for now. His gubernatorial ambitions had earlier been given a boost by a $1-million campaign contribution from Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings, who has worked with O'Connell on various education issues. "After taking a good look at it, the stars just weren't aligned this time," Rick Miller, an advisor to O'Connell, said Friday.
March 30, 2001
Don't have a cow if you can't score tickets for Sunday's performances of "MacHomer" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. Canadian Rick Miller struck gold with the zany idea of having the cast of characters from "The Simpsons" play out an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Miller drew the cartoon backdrops and does all the voices for his touring show. Only a few tickets were left Wednesday for Sunday's 5:30 p.m. show (the 3 p.m.
June 4, 2000 | MARK PEINADO
Deryk Ward blew a right front tire as he went into the second turn of lap 39, which allowed James Weston of Goleta to shoot past and take the victory in the second of the Circuit City twin "40" late model races in front of 5,609 at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Ward, a rookie from Palm Springs, had led until he lost his tire. He hit the wall in the final lap and limped home in fifth. Weston's win was his fourth in the last five races.
August 30, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON
Two Orange County speedway motorcyclists were unsuccessful Saturday in their bid to become the world champion. Sam Ermolenko of Cypress scored only seven points and Ronnie Correy of Fullerton finished with six points on a rain-soaked track in Warsaw, Poland. A third American rider, Rick Miller of Reseda, also scored six points. The start of the world final was delayed an hour because of rain. Ermolenko, who was competing in his sixth world championship, was one of the favorites to win the race.
March 10, 1989
Speedway motorcycle racer Sam Ermolenko of Cypress is the points leader of the Spring Classic heading into the second round of the series at 8 tonight at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Ermolenko scored 25 points last week at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, dropping just one point to Gary Hicks in six scratch races. Ermolenko won the main event when Rick Miller, who was holding a comfortable lead at the time, a primary chain on his bike and did not finish the race.
May 20, 2001
Long Beach's David Hessing and Palm Desert's Rick Miller split the Southern California Auto Club Late Model twin 40-lap main events in front of 4,694 fans at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night. Hessing led wire-to-wire to win his first race of the season. Riverside's John Lathrop took second. Miller finished third, followed by Palm Springs' Deryk Ward and Brian Kelley of Arleta.
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