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May 5, 1989
Ron Brown, the Rams' wide receiver who failed to make the U.S. Olympic team last summer in the 100-meter dash, said he overtrained and subsequently suffered hip flexor injuries in both legs. Brown added that he is fit now, however, and will compete Saturday in the fourth annual $70,000 National Football League fastest man competition at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert. Brown will join six other NFL players in a series of 60-yard elimination races. Brown won the 40-yard title in 1987.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Growing up in some of South Los Angeles' toughest neighborhoods, Ron Brown was an easy target for bullies. The scrawny kid wore glasses, earned As in class and was no good at sports. "Hey, Poindexter!" older children shouted before snatching his lunch money or roughing him up. The bookish Brown was afraid to go to school. He sought refuge in a library and carried a switchblade knife that his mother bought him for protection. But the violence continued through his teens.
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January 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former Rep. Michael D. Barnes of Maryland is dropping out of the race for chairmanship of the Democratic Party, political sources said Monday. Barnes reportedly planned to endorse the candidacy of Ron Brown, a Washington attorney who was convention manager for the Rev. Jesse Jackson in his quest for the presidential nomination. Barnes' departure would leave four contenders for the post, now held by Paul G. Kirk Jr., who did not seek a second four-year term. The other candidates are former Reps.
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February 21, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Starlight Jazz Serenade" returned to the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood on Tuesday night, the second annual event celebrating Hands for Hope's efforts to provide academic, cultural and social enrichment for children in the area. Once again, it drew a large crowd to hear a program packed with performances by some of the stellar acts in the smooth-jazz universe. As in last year's presentation, saxophonists were prominent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997
A year ago today, Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown was killed in a plane crash over war-torn Croatia. Brown's commitment to higher education, however, is alive and well. This week, a student at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies was one of 20 African American high school seniors in the nation to be named a Ron Brown Scholar.
SPORTS
September 21, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The question around Rams Park, "What's wrong with Ron Brown?" was answered Friday. It's pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas. The second-year wide receiver was admitted to Anaheim Memorial Hospital and declared out of Monday night's game at Seattle. Bobby Duckworth, acquired from the San Diego Chargers three weeks ago, will start in Brown's place.
NEWS
July 8, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to capitalize on strains between the GOP and the nation's oldest Latino organization, Democratic National Committee Chairman Ron Brown blasted his Republican counterpart Friday for declaring that the country has entered the "post-civil rights era." Speaking before the 60th annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Brown told an enthusiastic crowd: "The Democratic Party, the party which I lead, does not believe that the civil rights era is over . . .
SPORTS
November 25, 1985 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
In an off-tune falsetto that would make Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons cringe, tight end David Hill serenaded the Ram locker room with a verse that was short on cleverness, but long on sincerity. "It's the Ron Brown Show," crooned Hill in a voice meant for a loud shower, "starring Ron Brown." Yeah, you can really tap your feet to that one, but then again, Hill isn't paid to be a composer.
NEWS
January 31, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Former Oklahoma Rep. James R. Jones, the last remaining rival to front-runner Ron Brown in the contest for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, dropped out of the race Monday, assuring that Brown will become the first black to head either of the national political parties.
SPORTS
October 15, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
With nowhere else to run, former track star and receiver Ron Brown agreed to a 1-year contract with the Rams and will rejoin the team early next week for a 2-week tryout, his agent, Steve Arnold, confirmed Friday. Brown, who retired from football last April, will reportedly receive a pro-rated salary of $220,000 for the remainder of the season, provided he makes the team. Brown had no other option but to return to the Rams after the team failed to trade him before last Tuesday's deadline.
NEWS
November 23, 1997 | Associated Press
The son of the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown was placed on three years' supervised probation Friday and fined $5,000 for making an illegal contribution to a Senate campaign. Michael A. Brown, 32, had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of making a contribution that exceeded the $2,000 limit on individual donations to a candidate. U.S.
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June 30, 1997 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In cinematic terms, it may well have been the prequel to the epic 1996 Democratic fund-raising debacle. Foreshadowing key elements of last year's campaign-finance controversy, then-Democratic National Committee Chairman Ronald H. Brown and a coterie of Asian American activists--individuals who now are central to federal investigations of foreign campaign contributions--traveled to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Hawaii in late 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997
A year ago today, Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown was killed in a plane crash over war-torn Croatia. Brown's commitment to higher education, however, is alive and well. This week, a student at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies was one of 20 African American high school seniors in the nation to be named a Ron Brown Scholar.
NEWS
June 7, 1996 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The April 3 air crash in Croatia that killed Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown and 34 others resulted from a variety of factors rather than any one cause, Defense Secretary William J. Perry said Thursday. "There is no single thing you can point to and say, 'Aha, that's what caused it,' " Perry told reporters. "There are at least three or four issues which combined" to cause the crash, including possible pilot error, he said.
NEWS
June 1, 1996 | Associated Press
Hours before he died in a plane crash during a storm in Croatia, Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown called a friend and said he was insisting on going ahead with the flight despite the bad weather, according to a newspaper report. His friend and former business partner, Nolanda B. Hill, said she asked him in a phone call to wait until the weather cleared. "He said, 'You sound just like my staff,' " Hill told the New York Times.
NEWS
April 11, 1996 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ronald H. Brown was eulogized by President Clinton as a "force of nature" and laid to rest Wednesday after a full-honors funeral procession that threaded its way through the bustling black neighborhoods and marbled monuments of Washington, symbolically retracing the path of his remarkable career.
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January 26, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
Former Jesse Jackson adviser Ron Brown moved closer to winning the competition for Democratic national chairman Wednesday with the withdrawal from the contest of his principal opponent, Richard Wiener, chairman of the Michigan state party. Wiener endorsed Brown's candidacy, and Brown promptly claimed that he had enough votes to be assured of victory when the Democratic National Committee meets to select its next leader Feb. 10.
SPORTS
March 27, 1990 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders, in an attempt to revive the faltering career of Ram receiver Ron Brown, signed the former sprinter from the Plan B free agency list Monday--as a cornerback. Brown was a cornerback for his first three years at Arizona State. He was an Olympic gold medalist as a member of the 400-meter relay team in 1984, an All-Pro kick returner in '85, and won football's-fastest-man competition in '86. However, after returning three kicks for touchdowns in '85, his numbers fell.
NEWS
April 10, 1996 | From Associated Press
About 1,500 colleagues and other mourners gathered Tuesday night to share their remembrances of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown before his funeral today. "This, my friends, was a man of great honor who proved anew my brothers' ideal that public service is a great and honorable profession," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). "His warmth was genuine and you could feel it.
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