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April 12, 1992 | TRACY WILKINSON and BILL STALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.--his campaign for the White House reeling from defeat--returned to California on Saturday and struck a rare conciliatory stance toward his party's front-runner, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. In comments to reporters at the Democratic state convention in Los Angeles, Brown for the first time offered unconditional backing of the party's nominee, who most political analysts now presume will be Clinton.
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NEWS
March 19, 1992 | GEORGE SKELTON, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
Encouraged by his showings in Michigan and Illinois, former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. asserted Wednesday that the Democratic presidential contest is "getting down to a two-man race" between him and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Brown also questioned the tactics of the party's third candidate, former Massachusetts Sen. Paul E. Tsongas. "I think he has to be a little more scrappy or he's in trouble," Brown said.
NEWS
December 17, 1991 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The presidential campaign of former California Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. may have little money, just a skeleton staff and only limited signs of support in the crucial early primary states. But as Brown demonstrated with his acerbic and eccentric performance in Sunday night's nationally televised debate among the Democratic presidential contenders, he is a candidate with a strong ability to command the spotlight.
SPORTS
September 26, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Needing to fill the void caused by Flipper Anderson's back injury, the Rams signed familiar face Ron Brown Wednesday and named him their No. 3 wide receiver. Brown, who holds most of the Rams' career kickoff return records, was released by the Raiders this summer in their last round of cuts. "I think probably you're looking for immediate help," Ram Coach John Robinson said. "And Ron, having been familiar with the system, I think that's an important aspect.
SPORTS
August 27, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders' roster cut to 47 players Monday took with it some famous names--linebacker Jerry Robinson, quarterback Vince Evans and kick returner Ron Brown. Stay tuned for the rest of the story. "What you see is not always what you get," Coach Art Shell said. In the annual rite of NFL roster juggling, veteran players are routinely released on final cutdown day to protect younger talent, injured players or both on the final roster.
SPORTS
July 26, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, it's not Mary Decker vs. Zola Budd, but a controversy over who is the NFL's fastest man rages more than a month after the annual race presumably was decided at Palm Desert. On June 16, at the College of the Desert's Boone Field, Darrell Green of the Washington Redskins defeated the Raiders' Ron Brown in a photo finish of the sixth NFL Fastest Man competition. Or did he?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1991 | FRANKIE WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ron Brown's work shows a surprising optimism considering that he is a young black man whose choreography deals with gay and lesbian romance, interracial relationships, AIDS, emotional abuse, rape and other societal taboos and inhumanities. His dances pan across the scenes of life, picking up bold gestures and little intimacies--to collect emotional "evidence." Fittingly, Evidence is the name Brown has given his small New York-based contemporary dance company, which he formed in 1985.
SPORTS
August 7, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cornerback Ron Brown of the Raiders has been accused of using his Anaheim used-car business to defraud a troubled savings and loan out of nearly $283,000. Legal documents filed in Orange County Superior Court show that San Diego-based Imperial Savings Assn., for whom Brown sells used cars on consignment, claimed that Brown refused to surrender or pay for 29 cars given on consignment by the institution.
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August 7, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Raiders cornerback Ron Brown has been accused of using his Anaheim used-car business to defraud a troubled savings and loan of nearly $283,000. Legal documents filed in Orange County Superior Court show that San Diego-based Imperial Savings Assn., for whom Brown sells used cars on consignment, claims that Brown refused to surrender or pay for 29 cars given consigned to him by Imperial.
SPORTS
July 18, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raider owner Al Davis is fascinated by speed, the quality he prizes above all others in a football player. "Early in my career, I let a guy go who became one of the great players in the league," Davis said, declining to name the player. "I made a commitment that no one's getting out of here if they can run." Which explains why Davis gambled by signing Ron Brown, a former Olympic sprinter, to a reported $1-million, four-year contract.
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