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August 30, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Custard-filled pastries the size of bricks cost a measly 36 cents at the downtown bakery. On the front page of the day's Goshen News, which has been serving this little town for 155 years, is this four-column headline: "City Sewer Rate Increase Expected This Fall." At a nearby drugstore, the cashier interrupts a sale so she can chat with some neighborhood kids. Returning to the register, she apologizes for the delay, saying, "Aren't they cute?"
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November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Oakland Raider quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo is doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a torn knee ligament. Tuiasosopo underwent an MRI exam on his injured left knee Monday. Results from the test weren't immediately available, but Coach Bill Callahan said Tuiasosopo has a partially torn medial collateral ligament. "It does not look good this week," Callahan said of Tuiasosopo. "Marques and Rich Gannon are doubtful.
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January 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Saying he hoped to help Notre Dame win a national championship, Irish quarterback Rick Mirer said he would return to school for his senior season.
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August 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
New York Jet Coach Bill Parcells terminated the contract of quarterback Scott Zolak on Sunday, effectively handing the team's backup job to newly acquired Rick Mirer. The move came two days after the club obtained Mirer from the Packers for a conditional selection in next year's draft. Zolak, a nine-year veteran in his first year with the Jets, played poorly in Friday's 10-9 exhibition win over the Eagles. "It's a better opportunity for him to let him go now," Parcells said.
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August 3, 1990
Jake Kelchner, a sophomore backup quarterback, has been expelled from Notre Dame for academic reasons, leaving the Irish with two freshmen to back up starter Rick Mirer.
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September 1, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS
CHICAGO at GREEN BAY * Kickoff: 6 p.m. * TV: Channel 7 * Story line: They might want to think about adopting the Little League mercy rule and call this one at halftime. The Packers are loaded and will be stoked to debut on "Monday Night Football." The Bears are still smarting from trading for Rick Mirer, and then being forced to start Erik Kramer because Mirer couldn't pick up the offense. * The line: Packers by 15 1/2. * The pick: Overwhelming edge to Packers.
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September 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz said Sunday he will not suspend or dismiss quarterback Rick Mirer and linebacker Demetrius DuBose for their weekend arrests at an off-campus party but will discipline them in another way for violating team rules. Both are expected to play in the Fighting Irish's season opener Saturday at home against Indiana. "I think there's a strong possibility that both would start," Holtz said.
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August 14, 1993 | Associated Press
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue voided the contract between quarterback Rick Mirer and the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, calling it "a sham" that violates the league's new labor agreement. In an uncharacteristically strong statement, Tagliabue said the contract between the Seahawks and the former Notre Dame quarterback, the second pick in April's draft, was designed to circumvent the salary cap for rookies with incentives it was impossible not to reach. The contract was designed to pay Mirer $7.
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November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Oakland Raider quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo is doubtful for Sunday's game against the New York Jets because of a torn knee ligament. Tuiasosopo underwent an MRI exam on his injured left knee Monday. Results from the test weren't immediately available, but Coach Bill Callahan said Tuiasosopo has a partially torn medial collateral ligament. "It does not look good this week," Callahan said of Tuiasosopo. "Marques and Rich Gannon are doubtful.
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October 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Nine days ago, Chicago Bear Coach Dave Wannstedt said his plan was for Rick Mirer to be the starting quarterback the rest of the season. On Sunday, he benched him at halftime during a loss to New Orleans. On Monday, Mirer lost his starting job to Erik Kramer. And on Wednesday, Mirer was demoted to No. 3 behind Steve Stenstrom, who has thrown four passes in his NFL career. "Yeah, I'm upset," Mirer said. "I want to throw chairs through windows, but that's not going to solve anything.
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October 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Nine days ago, Chicago Bear Coach Dave Wannstedt said his plan was for Rick Mirer to be the starting quarterback the rest of the season. On Sunday, he benched him at halftime during a loss to New Orleans. On Monday, Mirer lost his starting job to Erik Kramer. And on Wednesday, Mirer was demoted to No. 3 behind Steve Stenstrom, who has thrown four passes in his NFL career. "Yeah, I'm upset," Mirer said. "I want to throw chairs through windows, but that's not going to solve anything.
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September 1, 1997 | T.J. SIMERS
CHICAGO at GREEN BAY * Kickoff: 6 p.m. * TV: Channel 7 * Story line: They might want to think about adopting the Little League mercy rule and call this one at halftime. The Packers are loaded and will be stoked to debut on "Monday Night Football." The Bears are still smarting from trading for Rick Mirer, and then being forced to start Erik Kramer because Mirer couldn't pick up the offense. * The line: Packers by 15 1/2. * The pick: Overwhelming edge to Packers.
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February 19, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Mirer, who lost his job as Seattle's starting quarterback last season, was traded to Chicago on Tuesday night for the Bears' first-round choice in the upcoming draft. The Bears traded the 11th overall pick for Mirer and an undisclosed choice in the April 19 draft. Seahawk spokesman Steve Wright said the pick would be Seattle's second choice in the fourth round. Mirer is expected to start for the Bears, 7-9 last season.
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December 12, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Raiders, now comes the stretch run. How well they do might depend on how well they run. Beginning with today's matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at the Coliseum, the Raiders have four games left to earn a playoff spot. It would be tough enough if they were at full strength. The Raiders are one of five teams with a record of 7-5 or better that are fighting for three wild-card spots. Two other clubs are a game behind at 6-6. That's assuming the Raiders do not win the division title.
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December 10, 1993 | LONNIE WHITE
Despite having a seven-game winning streak against Seattle, the Raiders are leery about their matchup with the Seahawks on Sunday at the Coliseum, and rookie quarterback Rick Mirer is the reason. In their 17-13 victory over Seattle in September, Mirer was playing in only his second NFL regular-season game. Since then, the former Notre Dame standout has put up some impressive numbers. He has completed 57.6% of his passes for 2,240 yards, which already is fourth on the all-time list for rookies.
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August 28, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE
One kid squirmed in a chair while the sides of his head were shaved by veterans. The other kid walked out to the field and noticed that his number, 3, had been partially torn off his jersey. The numeral now resembled a demented smile. One kid gets free publicity from his coach during every practice break. "Bledsoe!" Bill Parcells shouts. "Bring me my Gatorade!" The other kid would feel fortunate if teammates would call him by his proper name.
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August 23, 1993 | Associated Press
Because of an injury to Dan McGwire, rookie Rick Mirer will be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback when they open their season against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 5 at San Diego. McGwire suffered a chipped bone in his right wrist during a 30-0 exhibition victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night. . . .
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August 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
Rick Mirer, picked second overall by Seattle in this year's draft, made his professional debut just one day after his contract was disallowed by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, but it was Jim McMahon who stole the show by completing his first eight passes to lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 23-10 victory over the Seahawks at Minneapolis.
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