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February 2, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Downey's California: --Look, San Diego, don't blame me for your town's broken promises. I'm not the one who was awarded a Super Bowl three years and three months ago, by guaranteeing the NFL a 72,000-seat stadium by now. I wasn't the one who made a presentation way back in 1993, promising to have a 60,000-seat stadium expanded by 1998. Don't be too chicken, San Diego, to blame the people who are really responsible. This isn't my fault. I'm not your mayor. I don't own your Chargers.
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October 18, 2000 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some people pity Melanie Benn as she sits in her wheelchair. Sometimes they stare, perhaps thinking of all the things she can't do because her arms have been amputated below the elbows and both legs at the knees. "I can understand why most people think that living without arms or legs is impossible," she said. "Before all of this happened, I would have thought the same thing."
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February 9, 1995 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sponsors have taken San Diego out of the name of the PGA tournament here, but they haven't taken the city out of the event. The $1.2-million Buick Invitational of California, which starts today on the North and South courses at Torrey Pines, has a distinct San Diego flavor. The defending champion, Craig Stadler, was born in San Diego and honed his game at Torrey Pines. The victory was the 11th for Stadler, who began his professional career 19 years ago.
SPORTS
February 19, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN
There has been plenty of excitement in Orange County's soccer community following Tuesday's announcement that the newly formed women's professional league is considering Southern California as a site for one of its eight franchises. But the excitement might be short-lived. A source with intimate knowledge of the Women's United Soccer Assn. said Friday that San Diego is the Southern California market the league is targeting.
SPORTS
June 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
San Diego State University received clearance to build a 12,000-seat sports and entertainment arena when a state appeals court rejected arguments that the project would adversely affect the surrounding neighborhood.
SPORTS
October 12, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a weekend of tense negotiations, a group representing San Diego received approval Sunday from the U.S. Olympic Committee to resume construction on a $61 million training center. Sandra Baldwin, appointed Friday to lead a USOC committee that will serve as a liaison to the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation, said that work will begin immediately on the $44 million first phase of the project, which is expected to be completed by next October.
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March 21, 1991 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the NFL's owners get together these days, they become a long-winded debating society in which as many as 20 distinct viewpoints are sometimes expressed on one subject by representatives of the 28 clubs. Los Angeles and Phoenix, in the end, both won Super Bowl elections this week--when San Diego alone, among the competing cities, was shut out--but it didn't happen easily: --Los Angeles was awarded Super Bowl XXVII, which will be played in the Rose Bowl on Jan.
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March 17, 1991 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The years since San Diego started playing big league football and baseball against Los Angeles have brought an inter-urban rivalry to Southern California that was missing in the sleepy old days. And if, as expected, the NFL formally votes down Phoenix as a Super Bowl city, it will intensify when Los Angeles and San Diego enter the delayed final round of a long fight for a multimillion-dollar bounty. The prize is Super Bowl XXVII, which will be played Jan. 31, 1993.
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June 22, 1999 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is one of Bud Selig's stump speeches. If your team needs help building a new stadium in your town, the commissioner comes in and says, "If there's no new ballpark, baseball will not survive in (your town here)." Selig has delivered much the same speech to civic groups, corporate leaders and politicians across North America, including his own town, Milwaukee, where next season the Brewers will be playing in the new Miller Park.
NEWS
January 16, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Weathers, 41, an economic development specialist and self-described moderate Republican, took a break Friday during his noon workout at the San Diego Athletic Club to deliver his opinion on the Senate trial of President Clinton. He knows--because the network anchors and editorial writers tell him so--that the proceedings are a historic moment for America. But it all seems so far away and unengaging. "Whatever happens, it's not really going to affect America," said Weathers.
NEWS
February 21, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sorry, Pasadena. Tough luck, Los Angeles. A judge ended the family feud in San Diego on Thursday that had threatened to chase the 1998 Super Bowl and the 1997 Chargers season northward. Superior Court Judge Anthony Joseph resoundingly rejected the contention by a former city councilman that expansion of San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium should be halted because it is being done illegally.
SPORTS
February 15, 1997 | Associated Press
Qualcomm Stadium? Officials of a company seeking to market its wireless telephone system nationwide said Friday that the firm is ready to step up with $18 million to help pay for renovation of Jack Murphy Stadium and save the 1997 Charger season and '98 Super Bowl for the facility. All it will cost is the name of the stadium, which carries that of a former San Diego Union sports editor who was instrumental in getting it built and in spiriting the Chargers out of Los Angeles.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning commute is underway and radio personalities Joe Bauer and Mac Hudson, faithful barometers of the local zeitgeist, are gagging it up about Bruce Henderson, the designated villain in the red-hot controversy that threatens to drive the Super Bowl and the Chargers out of town. Bauer: "Let's talk about how proud Bruce Henderson must be today because the Holiday Bowl may skip San Diego as well. Good work, Bruce."
SPORTS
February 2, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Downey's California: --Look, San Diego, don't blame me for your town's broken promises. I'm not the one who was awarded a Super Bowl three years and three months ago, by guaranteeing the NFL a 72,000-seat stadium by now. I wasn't the one who made a presentation way back in 1993, promising to have a 60,000-seat stadium expanded by 1998. Don't be too chicken, San Diego, to blame the people who are really responsible. This isn't my fault. I'm not your mayor. I don't own your Chargers.
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November 22, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New Zealand's Mercury Bay Boating Club will get yet another day in court in its pursuit of the America's Cup. In a surprising announcement Tuesday, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court said it would allow New Zealand to take its case to the last possible legal venue, the New York Court of Appeals.
SPORTS
February 19, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN
There has been plenty of excitement in Orange County's soccer community following Tuesday's announcement that the newly formed women's professional league is considering Southern California as a site for one of its eight franchises. But the excitement might be short-lived. A source with intimate knowledge of the Women's United Soccer Assn. said Friday that San Diego is the Southern California market the league is targeting.
NEWS
January 31, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two scariest, foulest, dirtiest words imaginable in any San Diego political flap are now center stage in the stadium controversy: Los Angeles. A civic dispute already at the boiling point has gone volcanic with the specter that San Diego could lose the 1998 Super Bowl to the Rose Bowl and that the San Diego Chargers are looking to the Rose Bowl or the L.A.
SPORTS
August 8, 1996 | Times staff reports
The Roller Hockey International game between the Blades and the San Diego Barracudas scheduled for today at the San Diego Sports Arena has been rescheduled for Monday at noon at the Forum. Here's the catch: It will be closed to the public, except for San Diego season-ticket holders. The change occurred because San Diego owner Dennis Murphy has decided to play his team's final two home games on the road and then move the franchise next season.
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