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February 9, 2002 | Steve Henson
Villanova Coach Jay Wright vividly remembers UCLA beating his team last season, but it wasn't the Bruins' 93-65 nonconference victory over the Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Wright was the coach at Hofstra, which lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to UCLA, 61-48. "One of the great lessons I learned from that game is that UCLA is a bunch of tough kids," he said. "We had some tough New York City kids and I thought we played very physical in that game.
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February 9, 2002 | Steve Henson
Villanova Coach Jay Wright vividly remembers UCLA beating his team last season, but it wasn't the Bruins' 93-65 nonconference victory over the Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion. Wright was the coach at Hofstra, which lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to UCLA, 61-48. "One of the great lessons I learned from that game is that UCLA is a bunch of tough kids," he said. "We had some tough New York City kids and I thought we played very physical in that game.
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January 18, 2001 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricky Wright, the principal of Palm Springs High and an African American, stood outside his campus office at 4 o'clock in the morning, staring at a word. It was scrawled on a window in white shoe polish, six letters beginning with "N." Strapped to a pillar of the clock tower around the corner was a dead cat. It was black. Dog excrement and ketchup soiled the administration building. On the front door was a symbol that resembled a swastika.
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January 18, 2001 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricky Wright, the principal of Palm Springs High and an African American, stood outside his campus office at 4 o'clock in the morning, staring at a word. It was scrawled on a window in white shoe polish, six letters beginning with "N." Strapped to a pillar of the clock tower around the corner was a dead cat. It was black. Dog excrement and ketchup soiled the administration building. On the front door was a symbol that resembled a swastika.
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August 5, 1986 | Associated Press
Toby Harrah hit a grand slam and Gary Ward added a solo homer as the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 11-4, Monday in a loosely played Hall of Fame baseball game. Two Texas coaches, Art Howe and Joe Ferguson, played in the game. Ricky Wright, the eventual winning pitcher, started the game in right field. Wright doubled his first time up, then Ferguson replaced Wright in right in the top of the fifth inning.
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July 28, 2000 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 18 teenagers who participated in a prank with racially offensive overtones at Palm Springs High School last month will not be charged with a crime, the Riverside County district attorney's office said Thursday. "We have insufficient evidence to support the filing of criminal charges," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Erwood. "We don't know who did what." The incident, which has stirred controversy in Palm Springs, occurred after midnight 12 days before commencement.
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June 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Sixteen seniors have been suspended and denied graduation privileges for allegedly scrawling racial slurs and stringing up a dead cat at Palm Springs High School. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime, which is a felony, Officer Pete Rode said Wednesday. Racial epithets apparently were directed at Principal Ricky Wright, who is black. Besides "Class of 2000" writings on windows, swastikas were drawn with white shoe polish.
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March 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Brandon Armstrong scored 29 points, including eight of Pepperdine's last nine points, as the Waves defeated Wyoming, 72-69, on Wednesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at Laramie, Wyo. Pepperdine (22-8) will play the winner of the Baylor and New Mexico game in the second round. It was only the second home loss for Wyoming (20-10). Armstrong was only seven of 18 from the field, but made 12 of 13 free throws--including five of sixin the final 15 seconds.
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February 11, 2002
Questions and answers after UCLA's perplexing upset at the hands of Villanova Saturday: * Why did the Bruins employ a zone defense when other Villanova opponents were successful using a man-to-man? The Bruins play zone most of the time because they aren't quick enough to play man-to-man. When they overplay ballhandlers on the perimeter, they get beat off the dribble. Villanova's 6-foot-10 Brooks Sales was able to illustrate this with 21.
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August 7, 1991 | MARK HEISLER
Perspective flees before the passions of sports memorabilia auctions. At a recent one in New York, Mickey Mantle heard that his 1967 Yankee road jersey was expected to bring $50,000. His cap was supposed to go for $4,000 to $5,000. "Fifty thousand, huh?" Mantle said of his old shirt. "I've got a pair of shorts here . . . " Mantle originally gave the jersey to a Cleveland clubhouse attendant. "I had no idea it was worth $50,000," Mantle said. "If I did, I'd be sleeping in it."
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October 6, 1985 | United Press International
The Angels wanted to make sure they didn't lose it. And they didn't. Still they had to wait around Saturday night to see if there would be a Sunday. The Angels, who managed only four hits off Texas' Matt Williams and Ricky Wright in their 3-1 victory over Texas, stayed alive in the battle for the American League West, pending the outcome of first-place Kansas City's game with Oakland at night.
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January 23, 2001
Re "Reviving a Resort's Race Pain," Jan. 18: My hat goes off to Ricky Wright, the principal of Palm Springs High School. The students who were punished had a choice--either tell who scribbled the racist slurs or suffer the consequences of not going through graduation. If they chose to be influenced by their peers and kept silent about their "senior prank," then I say suffer the consequences. If they had chosen to speak out, then they could have walked up to receive their diplomas. In this instance, silence isn't golden.
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