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August 8, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owner Robert Lurie of the San Francisco Giants, frustrated over the repeated failure of Bay Area voters to approve financing of a new stadium, said Friday he has agreed to sell the team to a Tampa Bay syndicate that will move it to the Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the 1993 season.
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August 9, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George LaFrancis is a street musician with a lot of worries. The main one is money: Despite the herds of summer tourists swarming the city, spare change is not trickling into his guitar case quite like it used to. But on Saturday, LaFrancis nudged thoughts of his personal dilemma aside to ponder a weightier problem: The fate of San Francisco. His hometown had just been told its baseball team was fleeing to Florida.
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NEWS
August 9, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George LaFrancis is a street musician with a lot of worries. The main one is money: Despite the herds of summer tourists swarming the city, spare change is not trickling into his guitar case quite like it used to. But on Saturday, LaFrancis nudged thoughts of his personal dilemma aside to ponder a weightier problem: The fate of San Francisco. His hometown had just been told its baseball team was fleeing to Florida.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lasorda likes to tell the story about having lunch with Vince Piazza when Lasorda was a minor league player and Piazza owned one used-car lot. "I would meet him at work, and there would be one car left on the lot, and Vince would say, 'Let's see if we can't sell this one car before we eat,' " Lasorda said. Piazza and Lasorda, who were as close as brothers while growing up in Norristown, Pa., always have been men of big dreams.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Lasorda likes to tell the story about having lunch with Vince Piazza when Lasorda was a minor league player and Piazza owned one used-car lot. "I would meet him at work, and there would be one car left on the lot, and Vince would say, 'Let's see if we can't sell this one car before we eat,' " Lasorda said. Piazza and Lasorda, who were as close as brothers while growing up in Norristown, Pa., always have been men of big dreams.
NEWS
March 11, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Mabel Glenn, 86, gripped her 6-foot cue stick with grim determination and gazed, steely-eyed, at the triangular-shaped box at the far end of the court. WHAM! It was her hammer shot--the last of her four discs to be played. She blasted her opponent's black disc out of the 10-point spot, and replaced it with her own. "Every time I play Mabel, she beats me. My God, that woman has keen eyes.
NEWS
August 8, 1992 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Owner Robert Lurie of the San Francisco Giants, frustrated over the repeated failure of Bay Area voters to approve financing of a new stadium, said Friday he has agreed to sell the team to a Tampa Bay syndicate that will move it to the Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg, Fla., for the 1993 season.
NEWS
March 11, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
Mabel Glenn, 86, gripped her 6-foot cue stick with grim determination and gazed, steely-eyed, at the triangular-shaped box at the far end of the court. WHAM! It was her hammer shot--the last of her four discs to be played. She blasted her opponent's black disc out of the 10-point spot, and replaced it with her own. "Every time I play Mabel, she beats me. My God, that woman has keen eyes.
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