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March 24, 1998 | STEVE KRESAL
Former Orange County standouts Steve Timmons (Orange Coast) and Shirley Babashoff (Golden West) are among those being inducted Thursday into the California Community College Hall of Fame at the state convention in San Diego. Timmons played on Orange Coast's state championship basketball team in 1979 and also was on the volleyball team. Timmons went on to play volleyball at USC and won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.
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August 29, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Australia's Shane Gould was as close to Mark Spitz as women's swimming had in 1972. Although she was only 15, she was predicted to win five gold medals. But the U.S. women were not convinced. Before the Olympics, they had T-shirts made for themselves that said, "All That Glitters Is Not Gould." They were right.
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September 26, 1988 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
As American swimmers Janet Evans and Matt Biondi dominate the Seoul Olympics, Shirley Babashoff takes in the drama on television when she can. Perhaps the most famous woman swimmer in the United States in the 1970s, Babashoff now lives quietly in Fountain Valley with her parents and 2 1/2-year-old son, Adam. For the past six months she has been a mail carrier in Huntington Beach's main post office.
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March 24, 1998 | STEVE KRESAL
Former Orange County standouts Steve Timmons (Orange Coast) and Shirley Babashoff (Golden West) are among those being inducted Thursday into the California Community College Hall of Fame at the state convention in San Diego. Timmons played on Orange Coast's state championship basketball team in 1979 and also was on the volleyball team. Timmons went on to play volleyball at USC and won gold medals in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.
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March 23, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY
There is little question that a U.S. woman will be favored to win the gold medal in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. The question: Which one? The United States left Jill Trenary and Holly Cook, the gold and bronze medalists in the 1990 World Championships, at home and still finished 1-2-3 in the 1991 World Championships last week at Munich, Germany, with Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.
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August 29, 2002 | Dan Arritt
Australia's Shane Gould was as close to Mark Spitz as women's swimming had in 1972. Although she was only 15, she was predicted to win five gold medals. But the U.S. women were not convinced. Before the Olympics, they had T-shirts made for themselves that said, "All That Glitters Is Not Gould." They were right.
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July 17, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Like the swimming speed that earned her eight Olympic medals, Shirley Babashoff's celebrity has diminished in the years since the 1972 and '76 Olympics. It has dwindled enough that Babashoff, now 30 and the mother of a 17-month-old boy, has for six months worked as an assistant manager at a Santa Ana sporting goods store so unobtrusively that it has taken some fellow employees as much as several weeks to understand why she is the one chosen to give seminars on the proper fitting of a swimsuit.
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June 14, 1987
Swimmers Donna De Varona and Shirley Babashoff, boxer Floyd Patterson and track and field coach Leroy Walker will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in Durham, N.C., on July 16, the day before the opening of the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival.
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February 16, 1987
Tonight's Inductees--Pat McCormick, Ann Meyers, Harry (Cap) Sheue, Jack Youngblood. Others to be honored--Ralph Clark Award: John Raitt; Woody Dietch Award: Jerry Wilcox; Good Guy Award: Paul Salata; Lifetime Achievement Award: John Hall.
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March 23, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY
There is little question that a U.S. woman will be favored to win the gold medal in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. The question: Which one? The United States left Jill Trenary and Holly Cook, the gold and bronze medalists in the 1990 World Championships, at home and still finished 1-2-3 in the 1991 World Championships last week at Munich, Germany, with Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1988 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
As American swimmers Janet Evans and Matt Biondi dominate the Seoul Olympics, Shirley Babashoff takes in the drama on television when she can. Perhaps the most famous woman swimmer in the United States in the 1970s, Babashoff now lives quietly in Fountain Valley with her parents and 2 1/2-year-old son, Adam. For the past six months she has been a mail carrier in Huntington Beach's main post office.
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July 17, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Like the swimming speed that earned her eight Olympic medals, Shirley Babashoff's celebrity has diminished in the years since the 1972 and '76 Olympics. It has dwindled enough that Babashoff, now 30 and the mother of a 17-month-old boy, has for six months worked as an assistant manager at a Santa Ana sporting goods store so unobtrusively that it has taken some fellow employees as much as several weeks to understand why she is the one chosen to give seminars on the proper fitting of a swimsuit.
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September 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
After winning 11 Olympic gold medals and setting 40 world records, the Mission Viejo Nadadores swim team could be in jeopardy after the next Olympics. The team's sponsor, the Mission Viejo Co., announced it will not support the team after Sept. 1, 1992 and is negotiating with city officials to sell four recreation centers--including the Nadadores complex.
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July 15, 1988
Posters depicting 100 years of sports history in Orange County will be given away tonight at the Orange County Fair. The full-color poster, an assemblage of photos and memorabilia created by artist Don Lesher, was commissioned by the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame to celebrate the county's centennial. It includes hurdler Fred Kelly's 1912 Olympic gold medal, Rod Carew's bat and Jack Youngblood's Ram uniform. The assemblage itself will be on display in the main mall of the fairgrounds.
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