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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buffeted by complaints from nonsmokers, the board overseeing San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium agreed Thursday to be more vigilant against smoking, but stopped short of enacting a ban against cigarettes, pipes and cigars. Spurred by then-member Mike Gotch, the Stadium Authority Board considered a no-smoking ordinance in 1989 that would have made San Diego's the first outdoor stadium in the country to prohibit smoking. With its recent ban, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum now holds that distinction.
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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego City Council approved an ordinance Monday making it a misdemeanor to smoke in the seating areas at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. With a second reading expected in two weeks, followed by a 45-day waiting period, the new law is scheduled to take effect the day before the San Diego Padres home opener April 9. The stadium is believed to be the first open-air venue to prohibit smoking for all events.
SPORTS
February 20, 1997 | TONY PERRY
A judge today is set to decide whether to halt construction at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, a decision that could force the 1998 Super Bowl and the 1997 Charger season to be shifted to the Rose Bowl. With last-minute negotiations failing Wednesday to produce a settlement, Superior Court Judge Anthony Joseph will rule on a request by attorneys for former City Council member Bruce Henderson to declare that city officials violated the law by beginning the construction only hours after the Dec.
SPORTS
May 29, 1991 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They could play these games on a sandlot, a grassy knoll, Charlie Smith Field or John Cunningham Stadium. They still would mean the same, right? The winners take home a San Diego Section baseball banner. The play is the thing, right? Not entirely. In this case, the setting is special, too. It has been four years--an eternity for a high school student--since the county championships have been played in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium.
SPORTS
May 26, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Gwynn, Padre right fielder, spent most of the afternoon Monday working on his bats. He unwrapped the tape from the handles of all his bats, carefully inserted foam padding, and began re-taping once again. The project was a pain, and Gwynn was in a sour mood. Besides, who knew if it would work anyway? He had cut a hole in the back of his glove last week, and he still could feel the pain in his broken middle finger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the nine-member board that oversees San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium first considered a ban on smoking two years ago, the tobacco lobby showed up almost overnight to protest. After hearing evidence about the effects of smoking and so-called "secondhand" smoke, the board passed a watered-down measure that led to the posting of the following message on the scoreboard during stadium events: "The Stadium Authority requests if you smoke, please be considerate to your neighbors."
SPORTS
April 11, 1990 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Padres hear the whispers. They see it in the faces of their fans. They sense it from the media. The Padres' 1990 season is just two days old, but already comparisons to this year and yesteryear are being made. "Can you believe it?" said Tony Gwynn, the Padre right fielder. "People are hitting the panic button already. People are already jumping off the bandwagon, like it's the end of the world or something. "I hear them mumbling out there, saying this year's going to be just like last year.
SPORTS
February 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The San Diego City Council approved an ordinance making it a misdemeanor to smoke at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, home of the San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers and San Diego State football team, at any time. The law is scheduled to take effect the day before the Padres open their 1992 season.
SPORTS
February 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Series points leader Jean-Michel Bayle won the 20-lap main event in the Coors Light Challenge motocross competition at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. It was Bayle's third victory of the season and earned him $10,000. Rick Johnson, racing for the final time at San Diego, was eighth, his best finish of the year.
SPORTS
February 19, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of trading accusations, the warring sides in the controversy over expanding San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium appeared to be working Tuesday to reach a settlement to keep the Chargers and the 1998 Super Bowl from moving to the Rose Bowl. Attorneys for expansion proponents and for Bruce Henderson, the leading expansion opponent, were engaged in what were described as "intense, ongoing negotiations." The City Council met in closed session for several hours Tuesday to discuss strategy.
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."
NEWS
February 4, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If San Diego falters in its drive to expand its stadium, the NFL is ready to shift the 1998 Super Bowl to the Rose Bowl, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue told civic boosters here Monday. "We are talking to the Rose Bowl on a contingency basis as we speak," Tagliabue said at a luncheon meeting of business and political leaders. "I hope this stays a contingency plan. We want to play the game here.
SPORTS
January 31, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
When a proposal was made that the San Diego Opera display Super Bowl score updates in the lobby during intermissions of last Sunday's matinee, the company's director, Ian Campbell, who is Australian, understood the request, even though he added, "I'm not particularly excited by pituitary cases chasing a pig's bladder." Professional football--the Super Bowl first and foremost--is the pig's bladder du jour in San Diego, which has a commitment to be the host city for Super Bowl XXXII on Jan.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1987
The San Diego City Council on Monday voted to pay $1.1 million to buy and preserve as open space 91 acres of hillsides near San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The hillsides are along Gramercy Drive and Ruffin Road, west of Mission Village Drive. Council members cited the hillsides' proximity to the stadium as one of the reasons for the purchase.
NEWS
January 24, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Controversy over the $78-million expansion plan for San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium ratcheted up a notch this week when city officials moved closer to scheduling a public vote on a referendum aimed at halting the expansion. But whether that referendum will involve the full plan for the publicly owned stadium or just $18 million of the project will be determined by the courts.
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a season of high hopes and disappointing results, the San Diego Chargers are no longer contestants for pro football's annual prize. But that is not to say that San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium no longer provides high-stakes, thumb-in-the-eye combat.
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