August 1, 1989 |
In the quickest time of his professional career, Paul Gonzales of Los Angeles needed only 2 minutes 14 seconds to stop Sergio Perez of Calicano, Mexico, in the first round of a scheduled 10-round fight Monday night at Sacramento. Gonzales, a flyweight gold medalist in the 1984 Olympics, knocked down Perez twice in the first round, the second knockdown ending the bout before a crowd of 761. Gonzales knocked Perez down with a left hook and said he set them up the same way.
June 15, 1989 |
An Environmental Protection Agency chemist alleges that agency officials suppressed evidence of dioxin and other poisons at wood-treatment waste sites affecting drinking water supplies in the Oroville area and three other rural communities. The federal agency also softened its regulation of wood preservers in response to industry lobbying and political pressure from several members of Congress, including Dan Quayle, then an Indiana senator and now vice president, according to Cate Jenkins, a chemist at the agency's headquarters who helped draft the new industry rules.
May 11, 1989 |
A group headed by a local developer and the Sacramento Kings' managing partner has made a $225-million offer to entice the Los Angeles Raiders to Sacramento, a newspaper reported today. But negotiations are snagged by the group's insistence on owning 40% of the National Football League team, The Sacramento Bee said in a copyright article. The Bee, quoting unnamed sources, said the offer includes $35-million payment up front, annual revenue guarantees of $25 million, and construction of a 70,000-seat stadium by the 1990 season.
May 7, 1989
Veteran journalist Ted Sell, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times and more recently the founding editor of the McClatchy News Service, died of cancer Thursday at his Sacramento home. He was 60. An Iowa native and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Sell was a Marine Corps combat correspondent who joined The Times in 1953. During his 20 years with this paper, Sell was a night city editor, Washington bureau staff member and established the Tokyo bureau in 1962.
April 17, 1989 |
C.K. McClatchy, chairman of the McClatchy chain of newspapers in California, Washington state and Alaska, died Sunday after collapsing while jogging in Sacramento. A soft-spoken man known for his abiding independence, McClatchy, 62, was jogging in William Land Park, near a school bearing his family's name, when he apparently suffered a heart attack, said McClatchy Newspapers President Erwin Potts. "He was just a great friend and a great boss," said Potts, who knew McClatchy for 13 years.
June 8, 1987 |
A gym owner who lectured high school students about the dangers of using anabolic steroids is facing charges of possessing steroids for sale. Bill Cambra, owner of the Body and Power Health Club and a Sacramento body-building champion, was arrested last month on the possession charges. Anabolic steroids have become popular among athletes for muscle building, but state law makes possession or sale of steroids illegal. Steroids have some legitimate medical uses in small doses.