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January 16, 1988 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
Matt Dryke, one of the world's best international skeet shooters, likes to extol the virtues of his sport. "I've always told people it's a lot better than other sports where you have judges because you can tell whether you hit or miss." Dryke, who has hit many more clay birds than he has missed in more than a decade of competition, may change that philosophy after losing his first major international title in two years.
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January 16, 2002 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By a 3-2 vote, Fullerton's City Council on Tuesday voted against allowing a proposed sports bar downtown on Harbor Boulevard, overturning the city's Planning Commission. The City Council considered the project after the Planning Commission's decision was appealed by 20 downtown merchants, who said the project wasn't compatible with area businesses.
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February 5, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kimberly Rhode has hobbies typical of a 12-year-old girl. She likes to collect stamps, seashells, money. . . . But there's one thing that sets her apart from other girls her age: She likes to tote a shotgun. And if the sight of a young girl lugging around a weapon nearly as big as she is doesn't capture your attention, watching one shoot as well as Kimberly Rhode does will. Rhode's specialty is skeet.
NEWS
July 24, 1999 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Olympic Committee is not "actively considering" the application of an international gun organization to include a combat-style shooting competition in the Olympic Games, according to an IOC announcement. "The International Practical Shooting Confederation has applied to the IOC to become a recognized federation, but this application is not being actively considered," the committee said in a statement from its headquarters in Switzerland.
SPORTS
January 12, 1994 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tiny girl. Blond hair. Cute smile. Braces on her teeth. Kimberly Rhode is so . . . so disarming. In another era, with fewer principles, she and her father, Richard, would have done well traveling the Wild West and playing the suckers for whatever they were worth. Too late now. At 14 and only a freshman at Arroyo High School in El Monte, she has been a cover girl for Skeet magazine and is so well known among U.S.
SPORTS
July 1, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Connie Petracek became an Olympic shooter in her sleep. It was 1983, Petracek was on a plane with her husband, Michael. It was the first vacation the couple had taken without their three daughters, and Mom had been up late, analyzing every problem that could possibly occur in their absence, leaving instructions on the refrigerator and the correct numbers by the phone. By the time Petracek, of Nashville, Tenn., found her seat on the plane she was exhausted.
SPORTS
May 16, 1992 | LARRY HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week ago, Capt. John McNally of the U.S. Army was in Barcelona, testing the new Olympic pistol range. He may be making a return trip this summer. McNally is a favorite to win one of two Olympic berths on the U.S. shooting team's roster in rapid-fire pistol. The second trials match starts today in Chino, with McNally nine points ahead of Roger Mar of Colorado Springs, Colo. The top eight shooters from the U.S. national team were invited to compete for the two positions.
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August 30, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six people were injured when a gun enthusiast at a trap and skeet range in South El Monte accidentally fired his shotgun in the wrong direction, authorities said Wednesday. Ronald Smith, 43, of La Crescenta, who was tracking a faulty target that broke in two as it was flung from a skeet tower, fired toward the group of spectators Tuesday at the Pachmayr International Shooting Sports Range, Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesmen said.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the paper-plate tests. The next time Kim Rhode has her qualifications as a marksman questioned, all she has to do is flash the heavy medal. Rhode--it's pronounced Road-ee--won an Olympic gold medal in double trapshooting Tuesday, exactly one week after she didn't have time to celebrate her 17th birthday. Hers has been a hectic schedule to be sure.
SPORTS
April 14, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From every revolution blossom legendary moments. Paul Revere's ride. Marie Antoinette's beheading. A lone Chinese man blocking the path of a Red Army tank in Tien An Men Square. Situations are magnified when performed in the theater of change. But sometimes, in this chaotic environment, circumstances become muddled and legends exaggerated. Last December, the world was entranced by an unfolding drama on the streets of Bucharest, Romania.
NEWS
July 21, 1999 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Firearm enthusiasts from around the world who organize run-and-gun competitions--once commonly known as "combat" shooting and often featuring human-shaped targets--are trying to persuade the International Olympic Committee to let them compete in the Olympic Games. The 60-nation International Practical Shooting Confederation has been trying to persuade the committee to accept the competition as a sport for the last two years, President Nick Alexakos of Canada said Tuesday.
SPORTS
June 24, 1998 | RAY GLIER
The heat and humidity were suffocating, but as far as Kim Rhode was concerned, the Olympic Shooting Complex at Wolf Creek is paradise. This is where she won an Olympic gold medal in 1996, so it's no wonder Rhode looked at ease here Tuesday as she returned to Atlanta and won the 1998 Double Trap national championship at the USA Shooting National Championships.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Were her sport considered a tad more politically correct, Kim Rhode might soon need an agent to negotiate advertising campaigns and coordinate photo shoots for magazine covers--other than for Guns and Ammo. The perky El Monte teenager, already the possessor of an infectious smile and bubbly personality, added an Olympic gold medal in double trapshooting to her resume Tuesday before a near-capacity crowd at the Wolf Creek Shooting Complex.
NEWS
July 24, 1996 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget the paper-plate tests. The next time Kim Rhode has her qualifications as a marksman questioned, all she has to do is flash the heavy medal. Rhode--it's pronounced Road-ee--won an Olympic gold medal in double trapshooting Tuesday, exactly one week after she didn't have time to celebrate her 17th birthday. Hers has been a hectic schedule to be sure.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Aw, shoot," aerospace engineer Don Ormand said to himself the day he finally decided he'd spent one week too many sitting in a windowless aircraft company office punching a computer keyboard. So Ormand went out and bought himself a six-shooter and became a cowboy. That explains how the Kansas City radar systems expert found himself spitting lead and breathing black-powder smoke as he hunted cardboard buffalo Thursday in a dusty field 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gold medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi skated her way into a milk commercial. Carl Lewis dashed his way into a tire advertisement. And there's no telling how many athletic shoes have been sold by basketball's high-flying "Dream Team." But there won't be a wealth of endorsements awaiting Deena Wigger, a crack rifle shot who wants to follow in her father's footsteps by winning a gold medal in target shooting at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1995 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gold medal winner Kristi Yamaguchi skated her way into a milk commercial. Carl Lewis dashed his way into a tire advertisement. And there's no telling how many athletic shoes have been sold by basketball's high-flying "Dream Team." But there won't be a wealth of endorsements awaiting Deena Wigger, a crack rifle shot who wants to follow in her father's footsteps by winning a gold medal in target shooting at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
NEWS
July 21, 1999 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Firearm enthusiasts from around the world who organize run-and-gun competitions--once commonly known as "combat" shooting and often featuring human-shaped targets--are trying to persuade the International Olympic Committee to let them compete in the Olympic Games. The 60-nation International Practical Shooting Confederation has been trying to persuade the committee to accept the competition as a sport for the last two years, President Nick Alexakos of Canada said Tuesday.
SPORTS
July 8, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the 1984 Olympics, the National Rifle Assn. gathered the six U.S. medal winners in shooting to take pictures for a promotional poster. The medalists--three men and three women--posed in front of the Washington Monument, smiling broadly. When the poster came out, the smiles were still there, the medals were shining and across the bottom was written, "We're the NRA." The U.S.
SPORTS
July 7, 1995 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Dan Iuga had fired the five consecutive bursts that constitute a round of rapid-fire pistol, he looked over his shooting glasses, much like a professor lecturing a class. No surprise there. Thursday's rapid-fire pistol finals at the USA Shooting national championships was, in a way, simply another day at school for Iuga and the seven other shooters who had advanced to the final round at the Prado-Tiro shooting ranges in Chino.
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