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October 15, 1987 | MARC APPLEMAN
Who is Ron Fowler? Fowler, the owner of Liquid Investments Inc., whose major local subsidiary is Mesa Distributing Co., used to be one of the Sockers' most outspoken limited partners. On Wednesday, Sockers Management Inc., formed by Fowler, replaced Bob Bell as the managing general partner of the Sockers. Fowler, 43, became a limited partner in 1984, which also is when he became a San Diego resident. Fowler and his wife, Harriet, live in Rancho Santa Fe. Fowler was raised in St. Cloud, Minn.
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February 10, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor. But one knotty political problem was solved Monday after two years of fruitless negotiations. Time Warner Cable and Fox Sports San Diego announced that a deal has been struck to have Padres baseball games carried to Time Warner customers, an estimated 185,000 households in San Diego County. For two seasons, the two sides were unable to reach a deal even though four other cable providers in the county had already done so. As a result, Time Warner Cable customers -- 22% of the county -- were unable to see the Padres.
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February 7, 1990 | DON PATTERSON
Ron Fowler, the Sockers' owner since October of 1987, said Tuesday he will consider selling the Major Indoor Soccer League team at the end of the season if attendance and advertising revenue don't increase. "I think that's a fair assesment," Fowler said. "You can only have so much fun for so long. It's become a burden this year." Attendance this season is actually 6.5% higher than at this point last year, but Fowler said advertising revenue is 40% below preseason projections.
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June 5, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Just win, baby. That has always been the elixir. That has always been the cure. That is what we hear is the answer to financial doldrums. We hear San Diego State University tell us its athletic budget deficit will be erased . . . when football and basketball win. We hear the Chargers tell us they will rebound to sellout crowds . . . when they win. We hear the Padres tell us they will soar past 2 million in attendance . . . when they win. That's right. Just win, baby. Tell it to the Sockers.
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June 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Fowler, who has owned the San Diego Sockers for four seasons, announced that Championship Indoor Soccer Ltd. will not operate the club after June 30.
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October 15, 1988
Obviously, Jim Wahler isn't majoring in philosophy. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
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December 27, 1986
I wonder if USC would consider keeping Ted Tollner if the Bruins promise to keep Walt Hazzard. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
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December 13, 1986
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! As a lifelong USC fan and 20-year season ticket-holder, I must protest Scott Ostler's column. USC fans are never enthusiastic. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
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December 18, 1990 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Socker owner Ron Fowler denied newspaper reports, which surfaced last week in Tacoma and Sunday in Baltimore, that said he would sell the Major Soccer League franchise. "Not only have I not made a decision on this," Fowler said. "I have not even discussed it." The Baltimore Sun, citing a league source, reported that Fowler would sell the team. The Sun also quoted Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale saying, "Ron Fowler is one of the top owners in the league, and I will personally miss him."
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June 23, 1988 | CHRIS ELLO
The Major Indoor Soccer League suffered two blows when it was announced at the league owners' meetings here Wednesday that the Minnesota Striker and St. Louis Steamer franchises had folded. Meanwhile, managing general partner Ron Fowler's bid for an outright purchase of the Sockers--a team on shaky ground as late as a week ago--received unanimous support in a vote of league owners.
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June 4, 1991 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Fowler, Sockers owner for the past four seasons, on Monday announced he has been unable to secure majority investors for the club and that he is unable to continue absorbing losses that have been as much as $750,000 per season. If a majority owner does not step forward by June 30, Fowler said the team that 12 days ago was likened to a tugboat winning the America's Cup will sink in a sea of red ink.
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June 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ron Fowler, who has owned the San Diego Sockers for four seasons, announced that Championship Indoor Soccer Ltd. will not operate the club after June 30.
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December 18, 1990 | JOHN GEIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Socker owner Ron Fowler denied newspaper reports, which surfaced last week in Tacoma and Sunday in Baltimore, that said he would sell the Major Soccer League franchise. "Not only have I not made a decision on this," Fowler said. "I have not even discussed it." The Baltimore Sun, citing a league source, reported that Fowler would sell the team. The Sun also quoted Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale saying, "Ron Fowler is one of the top owners in the league, and I will personally miss him."
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June 3, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The clenched fist shooting into the air upon the Sockers' first goal Saturday night was not the only one. Hardly. There were 11,014 fans in the San Diego Sports Arena for the Sockers' seemingly annual championship series with the Baltimore Blast. It was the biggest crowd in the MISL playoffs this season. But this particular fist stood out. This one extended from a cuff with the initials "RLF" embroidered on it.
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February 7, 1990 | DON PATTERSON
Ron Fowler, the Sockers' owner since October of 1987, said Tuesday he will consider selling the Major Indoor Soccer League team at the end of the season if attendance and advertising revenue don't increase. "I think that's a fair assesment," Fowler said. "You can only have so much fun for so long. It's become a burden this year." Attendance this season is actually 6.5% higher than at this point last year, but Fowler said advertising revenue is 40% below preseason projections.
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May 20, 1989 | Dave Distel
William Jennings Bryan could do it. John Kennedy could do it. Knute Rockne could do it. Ron Fowler did it. It? Inspire with oratory. Ron Fowler? That's right. The Sockers have reached tonight's Game 7 of the Major Indoor Soccer League's semifinal series against Dallas in part because of a little fire and brimstone from their owner. "It was like you've got a father whose kid is doing everything wrong and keeps doing it wrong and keeps doing it wrong and isn't changing," said Kevin Crow, the veteran defender who isn't a kid anymore.
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June 18, 1988 | CHRIS ELLO
Ron Fowler, the Sockers' managing general partner, has filed a bid of $700,000 with a federal bankruptcy court to buy the franchise, making it likely that the team will remain in San Diego. Fowler's intentions were announced Friday morning at the San Diego Sports Arena by Socker President Ron Cady. Fowler, managing general partner of Sockers Management Inc. since Oct. 14, is acting as an individual in the bid announced Friday.
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February 10, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor. But one knotty political problem was solved Monday after two years of fruitless negotiations. Time Warner Cable and Fox Sports San Diego announced that a deal has been struck to have Padres baseball games carried to Time Warner customers, an estimated 185,000 households in San Diego County. For two seasons, the two sides were unable to reach a deal even though four other cable providers in the county had already done so. As a result, Time Warner Cable customers -- 22% of the county -- were unable to see the Padres.
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October 15, 1988
Obviously, Jim Wahler isn't majoring in philosophy. RON FOWLER Newbury Park
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July 30, 1988 | CHRIS ELLO
A bid by Ron Fowler to purchase the six-time indoor champion Sockers was approved in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday, making it almost certain that indoor soccer will again be played in San Diego this winter. Judge Peter W. Bowie, noting that no others had attempted to purchase the team and ruling that Fowler did not stand to gain financially despite the structure of his offer, accepted Fowler's $470,000 bid.
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