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October 29, 1991
School: Edison High Sport: Cross-country Class: Senior In 1987 as a freshman who had run competitively for only a few months, Taylor surprised the local cross-country community by finishing eighth at the state championship meet. Four years later, Taylor has proven she is no flash in the pan. She hasn't lost a race this season, and Saturday turned back her toughest challenge--from Sunny Hills sophomore Carrie Garritson--in winning the seeded race of the Orange County Championships.
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February 5, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It is taking a soap star to scrub one Westwood neighborhood clean. That's what some people who live around UCLA's fraternity row are saying about the improbable one-woman beautification crusade of actress Shelley Taylor Morgan. Morgan, known for her roles on daytime television's "General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives" series and as host of cable's "Pure Soap" show, has roped college students and city officials into spiffing up a 10-block area of apartment houses west of the campus.
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SPORTS
September 25, 1990
School: Edison High School Sport: Cross-Country Class: Junior Taylor, who went undefeated last season until she finished seventh in the state meet, easily won her first race of this season Saturday at the Laguna Hills Invitational. Taylor finished the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes 29 seconds, more than 1 1/2 minutes ahead of runner-up Monique Smith of Diamond Bar.
SPORTS
September 28, 1994 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's nothing like Christmas in Southern California. And New Year's is pretty nice, too. Come to think of it Jan. 28, June 28, Aug. 28 and Sept. 28 aren't half-bad, either. Shelley Taylor knew all that when she left Edison High for the University of Arkansas, but it took a trip home over Christmas break 1993-94 to reinforce her opinion. The Arkansas campus, the people in Fayetteville and her teammates in cross-country and track were friendly enough. It even seemed like home.
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December 20, 1991 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRTER
Shelley Taylor of Edison was the Orange County cross-country champion, the Southern Section II-AA champ and the State Division II winner. She led Edison to the State team title, which she said she enjoyed most of all. She lost only twice all season--in the Kinney regionals and finals. Was there anything Taylor would have liked to have accomplished in her senior season that she didn't? "No, not really," said Taylor, The Times' county girls' runner of the year. "It went great.
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October 22, 1989 | Nancy Mairs, Mairs' most recent book is "Remembering the Bone House: An Erotics of Time & Place" (Harper & Row). and
Every so often, and generally by accident, the right book comes along to fill a personal need you may not even have known you had. When Shelley Taylor's "Positive Illusions: Creative Self-Deception and the Healthy Mind" showed up in my mailbox, I was feeling low.
SPORTS
November 28, 1991 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Edison senior Shelley Taylor, one of the top female distance runners in the country for the last four years, made recruiting visits to Colorado and Providence this month, and plans a trip to Arkansas in January. Taylor, who grew up in Illinois, said she's leaning toward an out-of-state school. She's also being recruited by California, Stanford, Notre Dame, Harvard, Washington State, Arizona and Kansas State.
SPORTS
January 27, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Taylor, a former Edison High runner and an All-American in cross-country and track and field, said she has left Arkansas and will enroll at UCLA. Taylor said she transferred to be closer to family and friends. She will enter UCLA at the start of the spring semester. "I really enjoyed Arkansas and I'm glad I went there, but I decided during Christmas break that (Southern California) was a pretty nice place," Taylor said.
SPORTS
April 29, 1993 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early morning. Shelley Taylor's place in Fayetteville, Ark. A plaque on the wall. All-American, Cross-Country, 1992. Is it really hers? Taylor remembers the cold, gray Monday in late November, the muddy golf course in Bloomington, Ind., where the nation's finest cross-country runners had come to contest the NCAA championships, and the nervous tension. Taylor fought off the chill, the mud, the competition and her doubts, covering the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 42 seconds to finish 13th.
SPORTS
November 24, 1992
Former Edison standout Shelley Taylor placed 13th at the NCAA cross-country championships, helping Arkansas to a second-place finish Monday at Bloomington, Ind. Taylor, a freshman, had a time of 17 minutes 42 seconds for the 5,000-meter course, about 40 seconds behind the winner, Carole Zajac of Villanova. UC Irvine's Traci Goodrich, running as an individual, finished 94th in 18:33.9. Villanova won its fourth consecutive women's team title with 123 points.
SPORTS
June 17, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On one of her final days as a student at Edison High School, Shelley Taylor wheeled her car out of the parking lot and onto Magnolia Street. But instead of zooming off toward home, she slowed and pulled to the curb to gaze at the dirt oval just beyond a chain-link fence. She said she sat in her car a long time, simply staring at the Edison track. As she did, a flood of memories washed over her. She recalled four years' worth of good races and bad, happy times and sad, old friends and new ones.
SPORTS
June 7, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Her expression--wide-eyed and pale-faced--wasn't at all promising, not with the biggest race of her career just moments away. If anything, Shelley Taylor walked to the starting line of the State final Saturday afternoon looking less like the nation's fastest 1,600-meter runner than a girl who had just seen a ghost. Which she had, several times over.
SPORTS
November 24, 1992
Former Edison standout Shelley Taylor placed 13th at the NCAA cross-country championships, helping Arkansas to a second-place finish Monday at Bloomington, Ind. Taylor, a freshman, had a time of 17 minutes 42 seconds for the 5,000-meter course, about 40 seconds behind the winner, Carole Zajac of Villanova. UC Irvine's Traci Goodrich, running as an individual, finished 94th in 18:33.9. Villanova won its fourth consecutive women's team title with 123 points.
SPORTS
May 12, 1992
School: Edison High Sport: Track and field Position: Middle distance Class: Senior Taylor, the State Division II cross-country champion and defending Division 3-A champion at 800 meters, hadn't lost a race in either track or cross-country this school year before she finished third in the 800 at the Orange County Championships, behind Barbara Boisvert of Orange Lutheran and Christie Engesser of Ocean View, April 25.
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