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June 21, 1990 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pleasant demeanor of UCLA's Tracie Millet makes it difficult to believe at first what her coach, Art Venegas, says about her. Venegas, weight events coach for the Bruin men's and women's track and field teams, said that Millet, who recently won NCAA championships in the shot put and the discus, is "the meanest athlete" he has ever coached. To set the record straight, Millet, a junior from the state of Washington, is not fond of kicking small dogs or tearing the wings off flies.
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October 30, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Mark this down as we whitewater-raft through the final weeks of the final BCS rapids: Something is going to happen, give, buckle or burst. Some team is going to be robbed and maybe ripped off. Grownups are going to scream, sulk, petition, lobby and sweat the small stuff because, as unpopular as the Bowl Championship Series has been, nothing will ever replace its lunacy. Fifteen champions have been crowned in this zany BCS system, with a dozen other schools thinking it should have been them.
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SPORTS
July 25, 1988 | MIKE DOWNEY
Maybe more of us should see a shotputter cry. Maybe if we could, we would get it out of our heads that any woman who heaves a 16-pound steel ball must have muscles made by DuPont and a voice like Robert Mitchum's and the disposition of a truck driver who just got served a cold bowl of chili. Maybe more of us should see a shotputter laugh, too.
NATIONAL
June 15, 2008 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Forty years ago Marshall Ganz, a top field organizer for Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers union, watched in confusion as Bobby Kennedy left a stage at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel. Ganz was supposed to whisk him away to thank a roomful of farmworker volunteers who had just helped him win the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary. But Kennedy was heading toward the kitchen. Before Ganz could catch up, the room erupted in screams and yells. Robert F. Kennedy had been shot.
SPORTS
January 19, 1989 | Jim Murray
You begin to feel like Nero. Fiddling with a football game while Miami burns. But the National Football League is a good, game promoter. Rather like that impresario in San Francisco who hung out the haughty sign in the 1906 fire: "Carmen was announced. Carmen will be sung." The Super Bowl will be played.
SPORTS
March 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shotputter Melisa Weis, a three-time All-American who finished fourth in the recent NCAA indoor meet, is leaving UCLA and transferring to Cal State Bakersfield.
SPORTS
June 2, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Parlin and Mark Kinney of Esperanza High School stood by the edge of the shotput ring Friday at Cerritos College and watched with reverence. Brent Noon of Fallbrook, the nation's best high school shotputter, scuffed his feet as he entered the ring, preparing for the first of his three qualifying throws. A moment later, he launched his shotput into the twilight, higher and farther than any of the 27 previous competitors Friday.
SPORTS
March 23, 1990 | JOHN GEIS
Fallbrook High School's Brent Noon found out on Thursday that there is such a thing as a psychological barrier. Noon's was 70 feet in the shot put. Until Thursday, only five high schoolers had ever surpassed it. Until Thursday . Noon spent last spring striving toward it, battling injuries and slumps. The battle continued into this season. Last week in a dual meet, Noon's best effort was just shy at 69-feet-11 1/2.
SPORTS
May 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Dawn Staley says she loves playing the Sparks because she knows her team is going to have an opportunity to score, and it showed Saturday in the Sting's 84-75 victory over Los Angeles at Charlotte, N.C. Sheri Sam led Charlotte (1-3), which shot 52% overall and made eight of 14 three-point attempts. Staley had 12 points, 10 assists and no turnovers. "They played off of me in the first half," said Staley, who scored all her points in the last half.
SPORTS
June 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
Shot putter Mike Stulce has been suspended for two years after testing positive for high testosterone levels, The Athletics Congress announced today. Stulce, 22, a junior at Texas A&M, is the first athlete to test positive under TAC's year-round, out-of-competition drug-testing program, which began in October. Stulce, the 1988 and 1989 NCAA shot put champion, was randomly selected for testing during the week of March 19.
SPORTS
May 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Dawn Staley says she loves playing the Sparks because she knows her team is going to have an opportunity to score, and it showed Saturday in the Sting's 84-75 victory over Los Angeles at Charlotte, N.C. Sheri Sam led Charlotte (1-3), which shot 52% overall and made eight of 14 three-point attempts. Staley had 12 points, 10 assists and no turnovers. "They played off of me in the first half," said Staley, who scored all her points in the last half.
SPORTS
April 3, 2001 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one has won the Masters more than Jack Nicklaus, who slipped into that green jacket six times. So who is the guy to beat when they start playing Thursday afternoon at Augusta National? No, not Nicklaus, although he has a fair idea who the favorite should be. "The way I look at Augusta, I think it's always been a long hitter's golf course," he said. "There have been guys that haven't hit the ball extremely long but have won there--a Jackie Burke or a [Gene] Sarazen.
SPORTS
May 13, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only Pat Riley can consider a game in which his team shot 36.5%--its second consecutive sub-40% shooting performance--a thing of beauty. The Miami Heat's 77-76 overtime victory over the New York Knicks Friday at Madison Square Garden was work, not a work of art. But it didn't have to be pretty to give the Heat a 2-1 edge in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. It only had to be a product of perseverance and, perhaps, a bit of luck.
SPORTS
December 4, 1999
Rachael Ziemann hit a 14-footer with four seconds left in regulation to give Edison a 43-41 victory over Riverside J.W. North and a spot in the championship of the Woodbridge Tip-Off tournament Friday at Woodbridge High. Edison will play Mater Dei tonight at 7:45. Michelle Zylstra scored 20 points, had 14 rebounds and six blocked shots for Edison (3-0). In the other semifinal game: Mater Dei 38, Woodbridge 33--Kristin Hayman went on a seven-point run to help give visiting Mater Dei the win.
SPORTS
July 11, 1994 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soccer has no mercy. Romanian Coach Anghel Iordanescu said it and who could argue? The game doesn't care who it strings along and who it uses up. Soccer gives no thought to expectations or hopes or promises. The game dashes all that. The game always wins, and it is only for one team to survive. Sweden did that Sunday, defeating Romania, 5-4 on penalty kicks after regulation ended in a 1-1 tie and a 30-minute overtime ended 2-2.
SPORTS
March 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shotputter Melisa Weis, a three-time All-American who finished fourth in the recent NCAA indoor meet, is leaving UCLA and transferring to Cal State Bakersfield.
SPORTS
May 27, 1985
Ramona Pagel of San Diego set an American record of 62-9 in the women's shotput in the Southern Pacific Assn. TAC track and field championships at UCLA. The old record was 62-7 3/4, set by Maren Seidler in 1979. Pagel, 24, from Schurr High School in Montebello, attends San Diego State but is competing unattached this season. Mickey Tadlock, a Pro Stock driver from Austin, Tex.
SPORTS
December 3, 1988
Chip Hanlon scored with 21 seconds left to lift Orange Coast College over Mt. San Jacinto, 57-55, in the semifinal round of the Miles Eaton Tournament Friday at Orange Coast. With the scored tied at 55, OCC's LaMont Speed was at the line shooting the front end of a 1-and-1. He missed, and Hanlon got the rebound and made a layup to put OCC ahead. Mt. San Jacinto (7-1) turned the ball over, and Speed was fouled again with 11 seconds left. He missed another free throw, and Mt.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1991 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By last summer, KFMB-TV (Channel 8), the station that once dominated the local television news ratings battle, had degenerated into a newsroom full of noticeably unhappy campers, rife with petty bickering and second-guessing of the station's strategy. Anchorwoman Susan Roesgen in tears became a familiar off-camera sight in the newsroom, as her frustrations grew with critical memos from news director Jim Holtzman and with her strained professional relationship with co-anchor Stan Miller.
SPORTS
September 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Randy Barnes, the world record holder in the shot put, tested positive for drugs at a meet in Sweden in August, a French newspaper reported today. U.S. and international track officials said they were unable to confirm the report. Barnes could not be reached immediately for comment. L'Equipe, a nationally circulated sports daily, said Barnes tested positive at the Aug. 7 meet at Malmo.
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