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July 2, 1987 | Associated Press
A C-130 cargo plane performing a tank-dropping maneuver crashed and burned on a dirt runway Wednesday, killing five servicemen but stopping 100 yards short of bleachers filled with spectators. Four of six Air Force crewmen on the plane were killed, as well as an Army soldier on the ground, said Capt. Brian Irving of Pope Air Force Base, where the four-engine turboprop was based. The two survivors were being transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.
January 31, 1988 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It was desperation time for the USC basketball team Saturday, and the Trojans responded with a 65-60 victory over Washington State at the Sports Arena. Even though the game was ragged at times, USC Coach George Raveling didn't knock any aspects of it. "There were far more positive things than negative," Raveling said. "When you're in the depths of despair like us, the only way out is with a win."
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