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August 28, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Puerto Ricans who can afford to travel often do so during August, when the temperature and the humidity here are both measured in the 90s. So why did the International Olympic Committee, many of whose members think discomfort is a five-minute wait for their limousines, come to Puerto Rico now for their annual session? "A lot of our members have never seen a hurricane," said the IOC's glib vice president, Richard Pound of Canada.
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November 4, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website . He was 69 and had pancreatic cancer, according to an Internet tribute called "The Prince of the Air. " In the tribute, aerialist Nik Wallenda called Cochrane "a man of amazing visions. " "It was a dream of mine that I expressed to my wife only yesterday that we might work together on my next walk," he said.
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April 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After hearing that residents of the Puerto Rican coastal town of Vega Baja, about 35 miles west of San Juan, were on a spending spree, federal investigators found the people had unearthed steel drums containing millions of dollars, according to a report in the English daily the San Juan Star. It said the FBI recently recovered one drum filled with $1.5 million. The FBI declined comment until its investigation is completed.
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June 23, 2002 | KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press
They sprawl beside the jewelry shops and posh boutiques along San Juan's cobblestoned streets, ragged and dirty men and women with hands outstretched, begging for money and food. In just two years, the homeless population of San Juan has risen from about 1,000 to more than 6,000. More than three-quarters come from the U.S. mainland or elsewhere in this American Caribbean territory, seeking work or help from homeless programs. They come--and stay--for a reason.
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June 23, 2002 | KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press
They sprawl beside the jewelry shops and posh boutiques along San Juan's cobblestoned streets, ragged and dirty men and women with hands outstretched, begging for money and food. In just two years, the homeless population of San Juan has risen from about 1,000 to more than 6,000. More than three-quarters come from the U.S. mainland or elsewhere in this American Caribbean territory, seeking work or help from homeless programs. They come--and stay--for a reason.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website . He was 69 and had pancreatic cancer, according to an Internet tribute called "The Prince of the Air. " In the tribute, aerialist Nik Wallenda called Cochrane "a man of amazing visions. " "It was a dream of mine that I expressed to my wife only yesterday that we might work together on my next walk," he said.
SPORTS
August 30, 1985
Carlos Santos said he would not defend his International Boxing Federation junior-middleweight title against Davey Moore Saturday at San Juan, Puerto Rico, because he suffered a leg-muscle cramp earlier this week.
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March 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roberto Clemente's family announced its opposition to a plan to raise the sunken airplane in which the baseball Hall of Famer was killed two decades ago. Roberto Clemente Jr., sitting alongside his mother, Vera, and brother, Luis, at a news conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said the discovery of his father's remains would bring grief to the family.
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July 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Ortiz, formerly of the Utah Jazz, scored 26 points to lead Puerto Rico to a 93-86 victory over a team of United States Basketball League all-stars in the championship game of a tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Norris Coleman led the Americans with 29 points, including five three-pointers.
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April 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
After hearing that residents of the Puerto Rican coastal town of Vega Baja, about 35 miles west of San Juan, were on a spending spree, federal investigators found the people had unearthed steel drums containing millions of dollars, according to a report in the English daily the San Juan Star. It said the FBI recently recovered one drum filled with $1.5 million. The FBI declined comment until its investigation is completed.
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August 28, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Puerto Ricans who can afford to travel often do so during August, when the temperature and the humidity here are both measured in the 90s. So why did the International Olympic Committee, many of whose members think discomfort is a five-minute wait for their limousines, come to Puerto Rico now for their annual session? "A lot of our members have never seen a hurricane," said the IOC's glib vice president, Richard Pound of Canada.
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