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December 17, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offshore boat racing--streaking across choppy waves and treacherous swells at more than 100 m.p.h.--is one of the most dangerous sports. Insurance adjusters rate offshore racers only slightly below astronauts on the danger scale.
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December 17, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offshore boat racing--streaking across choppy waves and treacherous swells at more than 100 m.p.h.--is one of the most dangerous sports. Insurance adjusters rate offshore racers only slightly below astronauts on the danger scale.
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December 11, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offshore boat racing--streaking across choppy waves and treacherous swells at more than 100 m.p.h.--is one of the most dangerous sports. Insurance adjusters rate offshore racers only slightly below astronauts on the danger scale.
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December 11, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Offshore boat racing--streaking across choppy waves and treacherous swells at more than 100 m.p.h.--is one of the most dangerous sports. Insurance adjusters rate offshore racers only slightly below astronauts on the danger scale.
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October 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
Powerboat racer Don (Rique) Ford was dragged 75 feet and left in critical condition Sunday after a thief jumped into his truck at his Norco home and sped away as he clung helplessly to the boat trailer undercarriage. Ford was in his driveway Saturday preparing his $400,000 boat Ragamuffin for a charity appearance when a man jumped into the idling truck and drove off, said Sgt. John Horton of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
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August 20, 1995 | TRACY WILSON
The loud growl of about 30 sleek powerboats echoed up and down the Ventura coastline Saturday during the Powerboat Magazine Ventura Offshore Challenge, the second of seven Pacific Offshore Power Boat Racing Assn. races to qualify for the world championships this fall. Boats gunning up to 100 m.p.h. streaked though the ocean on an eight-mile course that started by the Ventura Harbor, looped three miles north and back again.
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June 24, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG
A 36-year-old boat mechanic was found stabbed to death in his house, police said Tuesday. A friend and employer entered an unlocked door at about 10 a.m. on Monday and found Charles Edward Overturf in his dining room on Sunset Drive, Police Sgt. Ron Smith said. Detectives found no signs of forced entry and nothing appears to have been taken, Smith said, but investigators said they have not ruled out robbery as a possible motive.
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September 30, 1996 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Boat racing fans watched Sunday as Laith Pharaon and John Tomlinson took their eighth open division victory of the season in their boat Zerodefect during the Ventura Offshore Grand Prix at Ventura Harbor. Sunday marked the final meet of the 1996 American Powerboat Assn. season, and the several thousand fans who spent the afternoon watching the races from the beach, from their own pleasure boats along the 8 1/2-mile course or from the Ventura Pier, saw some exciting racing.
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June 2, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Driver Bruce Penhall and throttle man Dennis Sigalos won their class the first three years of the Ocean Spray Offshore Grand Prix, but after crossing the finish line first last year--despite competing in what is now a Super Vee boat--they wanted to put the faster catamarans behind them again. Wanted to.
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October 4, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A motorist who collided with Sacramento Kings' guard Bobby Hurley could face another reckless driving trial, a prosecutor said Monday. Judge Roland L. Candee declared a mistrial Monday in Sacramento after jurors deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting Daniel Wieland, 38. Deputy District Attorney A.J. Pongratz called a retrial on the misdemeanor charge "a definite probability." Wieland's station wagon collided with Hurley's four-wheel-drive vehicle Dec.
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July 27, 1995 | SHAV GLICK
Rique Ford, who was run over by his own 12,000-pound boat and trailer and left for dead in a botched boat theft 10 months ago, is racing again--and winning. Ford, in a bigger and faster Ragamuffin III, won the 120-mile Lake Tahoe High Sierra Shootout on Sunday. It was the first race for the Jamaica native since the accident, which occurred last Oct. 1 in the driveway of his home in Norco. "The doctors said I wouldn't be able to walk for two years, and I was walking in four months," Ford said.
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September 19, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
For the first time in more than a decade, the fastest offshore boats in the country will be on the West Coast next week for a national championship event. The Powerboat Magazine Ventura Offshore Grand Prix on Sept. 28-29 will climax a weeklong water festival in and around Ventura Harbor. More than 50 boats ranging from 26 feet to 46-foot Skaters capable of 150 mph will compete in the sixth and final race of the American Power Boat Assn. championships. The boats will race over an 8.
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