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November 15, 2009 | By Tim Haddock
Seeing Tony Schumacher wearing one of his National Hot Rod Assn. top-fuel championship leather jackets during breakfast Sunday morning didn't look too much out of place. It was a pretty chilly morning for the NHRA season finale at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Had it been 100 degrees, Schumacher probably still would have worn one of his six championship jackets. Schumacher, with a hint of premonition, a sprinkle of confidence and proudly donning a reminder of his drag racing dominance, addressed friends and sponsors in the garage area before driver introductions.
April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Retired Formula One star Michael Schumacher is showing signs of recovery more than three months after suffering major head injuries in a skiing accident, his manager said Friday. “Michael is making progress on his way,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement. “He shows moments of consciousness and awakening.” Schumacher, who has more wins (91) and world titles (seven) than anyone in Formula One history, fell while skiing in France on Dec. 29 and remains hospitalized there.
June 2, 2002
Re "A View From Above Aids Battle Below," May 13: A couple of weeks ago you reported that Supervisor Todd Spitzer was so upset by the illegal grading at the Joplin site that he had asked Orange County Chief Executive Michael Schumacher to investigate. Schumacher, of course, is the former chief probation officer, the very one who applied for the state grant to build the adjacent Rancho Potrero Leadership Academy in the first place and the former head of the Probation Department that was responsible for ordering the illegal grading.
February 7, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Tony Schumacher not only is the most successful top-fuel drag racer in NHRA history, he's also a huge hockey fan. So he was thrilled to drop the ceremonial opening puck at the Kings' game Thursday night at Staples Center, where they snapped a four-game losing streak. Now Schumacher hopes to end a drought of his own. After winning a remarkable six consecutive top-fuel championships from 2004 through 2009, giving him a record seven overall, Schumacher hasn't won a title since then.
March 13, 2006
Dr. Valerie Ulene's article ["It's Enough to Make Your Head Spin," March 6] about the poor quality of medical research reporting was very appropriate. Many research papers, especially about nutrition and health, are poorly designed and limited in scope. A large newspaper would do well to hire a journalist with a doctorate in science who is able to write cogent, critical reports of new health and science research. Most research should be studied as much for what it doesn't say as for what it does, and that understanding should be conveyed to the reader.
April 20, 1998
Researchers are finding encouraging early results for treating Parkinson's disease by transplanting fetal pig cells into patients' brains. In one case, a man who spent most of his time in a wheelchair is "really up and moving. . . . He can play golf again," said Dr. James M. Schumacher, a neurosurgeon. Another patient has been able to stop using a cane to walk, said Schumacher, of Neurological Associates in Sarasota, Fla.
September 3, 2001 | Associated Press and
Michael Schumacher became the winningest driver in Formula One history Sunday to strengthen another championship season with victory in the Belgian Grand Prix. The German driver won for the 52nd time in his career, breaking the mark of 51 he held with Alain Prost of France. "Actually I'm very delighted about this," Schumacher said. "But I will be much more delighted sitting one day on a sofa, retired with a cigar and a beer, to think about it."
September 15, 2000
Some were born and raised here. Others--such as the U.S. Olympic water polo teams--took up residence in Orange County while training for the 2000 Olympics.
June 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
Michael Schumacher was all business on the track Sunday. Off it, he was worried about his injured brother, Ralf. Schumacher cruised to a 2.9-second victory over Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello in a U.S. Grand Prix marred by several crashes, including one that left his brother in an Indianapolis hospital with back pain. Afterward, the six-time world champion was subdued despite his eighth win in nine races this season.
April 14, 1995 | Associated Press
The Brazilian Grand Prix disqualifications of Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard were reversed by the International Automobile Federation's court of appeals Thursday, and they were restored to a 1-2 finish in the March 26 race. However, each racing team was fined $200,000 because their fuel samples in the race did not match the samples that were tested at the start of the season. The teams will not receive championship points, but the drivers will.
January 30, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Doctors have begun trying to bring Michael Schumacher out of a medically induced coma that the Formula One legend has been in since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident a month ago. "Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up process which may take a long time," the Associated Press reported Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, as saying in a statement. Kehm said she was providing the update only to clarify recent media reports about Schumacher's condition and that no further details would be announced, the AP reported.
January 17, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Michael Schumacher reportedly remained in stable condition in a French hospital Friday following a skiing accident last month that left the legendary Formula One driver with severe head injuries and in a medically induced coma. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in an email that "Michael's condition is still considered as stable," the Associated Press reported, adding that it was the first time Kehm had not used the word "critical" to describe Schumacher's condition. "Michael's family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely," Kehm wrote.
December 30, 2013 | Wire reports
Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher has been put in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation. "We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher," Dr. Jean-Francois Payen , the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive care unit, said at a news conference.
December 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher remained in a medically induced coma and in a critical state Monday, the day after after hitting his head in a skiing accident. “We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” said chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen, who is also in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive-care unit. He added of Schumacher: “He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation,” he added. “We are working hour by hour.” Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, hit the right side of his head on a rock after falling while skiing with his 14-year-old son Sunday morning in the French Alpine resort of Meribel.
December 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz, This post has been corrected. See below for details
As he neared retirement the first time, at the end of the 2006 season, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher summed up his decision this way: "Might as well leave while I'm still at the top level. " He changed his mind, of course, as so many other top athletes do after they've stepped away from the sport they mastered. After a three-year absence, Schumacher, who won five of his titles with Ferrari in consecutive years, emerged from retirement to drive again from 2010 through 2012, this time for the Mercedes team.
May 17, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The championship fight in drag racing's premier class, top fuel, has tightened up considerably as the National Hot Rod Assn. moves to Kansas this weekend. Tony Schumacher, the record seven-time top-fuel champion, held a slim five-point lead over his teammate and reigning title holder Antron Brown as they arrived at Heartland Park Topeka for the NHRA Kansas Nationals. Brown, 37, edged closer to the championship lead in the NHRA's Mello Yello Series with his victory last weekend at the rain-delayed Atlanta race, his second win of the season.
November 13, 2006 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Top-fuel driver Tony Schumacher guaranteed that he would break his own elapsed time record and win the National Hot Rod Assn.'s final event, the 42nd Auto Club Nationals. And then he did it. Schumacher reeled off a record pass of 4.428 seconds at Pomona Raceway on Sunday, with a speed of 327.98 mph, to win his fourth championship and complete the greatest comeback in NHRA history. It was Schumacher's third title in a row, matching Joe Amato, and his 35th career victory, tying Don Garlits.
May 1, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The elite level of the National Hot Rod Assn.'s funny car drag racing is dominated by two multi-car teams, John Force Racing and Don Schumacher Racing, which have seven funny car drivers between them. But that's of no concern to one of the sport's soloists, veteran Cruz Pedregon. Pedregon, 49, leads the funny car championship standings after his win Sunday near Houston even though he's a single-car team, with Pedregon as driver, chief engine tuner and manager. It's the first time since September 2009 that a driver who does not work for Force or Schumacher has led the funny car standings in the NHRA's premier Mello Yello Series.
April 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Film director Joel Schumacher has put his longtime retreat in Carpinteria back on the market at $7.25 million. Set on 5.5 acres, the compound includes a three-bedroom main house, a guesthouse and a two-bedroom caretaker's house.  Built in 2000, the structures have a rustic feel and feature reclaimed barn wood. The main house includes a Diego Rivera-inspired mural entry.  There are 5.5 bathrooms and 6,500 square feet of living space. Schumacher, 73, gained recognition for his work on “St.
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