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July 8, 2001
Regarding "Not the Best Shot" (Letters, June 24): I knew when I saw the Best Shot picture of sunflowers that this might be South Dakota. Lo and behold, it was from my aunt's hometown. It was her birthday that week, so I sent the picture to her in Rapid City, S.D. She loved it and was going to send it to a friend who is from Vivian, S.D. I just wanted to let you know the joy the picture brought to my family. Until you have driven the desolate roads in South Dakota and come upon a field of sunflowers, you have no idea what a beautiful sight this is. ROXANNE McKILLOP Ventura
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SPORTS
September 10, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints weren't able to pry the football from Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III, so why should anybody else? Griffin wasn't letting go of the ball after Sunday's 40-32 victory at the Superdome, according to a Washington Post report, and declined someone's offer to hold it for him while he did interviews after the game. Griffin waved off the offer. "I got it," he said. Actually, he had just about everything under control all day. Playing in a stadium where no visiting team had won since the 2010 season, RG3 became the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in his debut game.
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SPORTS
March 12, 2010
On his face were broken goggles. In his heart was a broken promise. But it was OK, because back home in Modesto, Reeves Nelson's grandmother was breaking eardrums. ‘'Oh, my God!" shouted Marilyn Sieferer, her cheers echoing off a giant television a few feet away. Three weeks after suffering a torn retina in his left eye, UCLA's Nelson returned to the court Thursday to lead the Bruins to a 75-69 win over Arizona in the first round of the Pacific Life Pac-10 basketball tournament.
SPORTS
March 12, 2010
On his face were broken goggles. In his heart was a broken promise. But it was OK, because back home in Modesto, Reeves Nelson's grandmother was breaking eardrums. ‘'Oh, my God!" shouted Marilyn Sieferer, her cheers echoing off a giant television a few feet away. Three weeks after suffering a torn retina in his left eye, UCLA's Nelson returned to the court Thursday to lead the Bruins to a 75-69 win over Arizona in the first round of the Pacific Life Pac-10 basketball tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988
I really appreciate the articles by Charles Hillinger. Thanks for bringing them to your readers. They're often a sight for sore eyes awash with the troubles in the headlines. PATRICIA ADELMAN Los Angeles
SPORTS
September 10, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints weren't able to pry the football from Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III, so why should anybody else? Griffin wasn't letting go of the ball after Sunday's 40-32 victory at the Superdome, according to a Washington Post report, and declined someone's offer to hold it for him while he did interviews after the game. Griffin waved off the offer. "I got it," he said. Actually, he had just about everything under control all day. Playing in a stadium where no visiting team had won since the 2010 season, RG3 became the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in his debut game.
NEWS
January 22, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
It's rare when someone who isn't selling something decides to get the word out about it. That's what happened with Ortho night-driving glasses. Pete Youngers, a traffic safety expert from Seattle, tried the new night specs and pronounced them in the same safety category "as seat belts, air bags, good signage and defensive driving." "I found the glasses to be extremely beneficial in all areas," Youngers says. "The glasses are very helpful at night in the rain.
SPORTS
August 2, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's nothing like poor eyesight and a 100-m.p.h. fastball when it comes to intimidation. Former Angel pitcher Ryne Duren used to wipe his Coke- bottle-thick glasses and then throw a warm-up pitch halfway up the backstop. "Hitters looked like they wanted to send the bat up to the plate by itself," said Buck Rodgers, who caught Duren in the 1960s. Troy Percival doesn't go for the same theatrics, but he's squinting down at the catcher for a reason.
SPORTS
March 9, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laguna Beach's improbable run to its first Southern Section division boys' soccer title did not come without many a sleepless night, a lot of sweat and a career game from senior Seth Simchowitz, who was everywhere he seemingly needed to be for 80 minutes. The Artists took a 1-0 lead on an early Chris Whitworth goal and then held on for 77 minutes to beat Pasadena La Salle Saturday at Gahr High for the Division IV title. "I slept probably like two winks," Simchowitz said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
In downtown Los Angeles on Saturday there were sights and smells and sounds of a milestone event the concrete urban core had not hosted in more than a century. Fresh bark. Tinkling water cascading down a rocky slope. California sycamores and coast live oaks, an expansive meadow of velvety green grass and squealing children everywhere -- in soccer fields and on slides, clambering atop playground snakes and turtles.
SPORTS
March 9, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Laguna Beach's improbable run to its first Southern Section division boys' soccer title did not come without many a sleepless night, a lot of sweat and a career game from senior Seth Simchowitz, who was everywhere he seemingly needed to be for 80 minutes. The Artists took a 1-0 lead on an early Chris Whitworth goal and then held on for 77 minutes to beat Pasadena La Salle Saturday at Gahr High for the Division IV title. "I slept probably like two winks," Simchowitz said.
SPORTS
August 2, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's nothing like poor eyesight and a 100-m.p.h. fastball when it comes to intimidation. Former Angel pitcher Ryne Duren used to wipe his Coke- bottle-thick glasses and then throw a warm-up pitch halfway up the backstop. "Hitters looked like they wanted to send the bat up to the plate by itself," said Buck Rodgers, who caught Duren in the 1960s. Troy Percival doesn't go for the same theatrics, but he's squinting down at the catcher for a reason.
SPORTS
February 8, 1994 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is Kurt Rambis because of . . . The fans. Especially in Los Angeles, through four NBA championships and into what is now his second stint with the Lakers, they love his hard-hat style of play, the unpretentious personality, the notion they could see him on the Forum court one day and Boogie-boarding the next. They especially loved him as a contrast to his graceful, sleek teammates of the Showtime era. No one scores less and is cheered more.
NEWS
January 22, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS
It's rare when someone who isn't selling something decides to get the word out about it. That's what happened with Ortho night-driving glasses. Pete Youngers, a traffic safety expert from Seattle, tried the new night specs and pronounced them in the same safety category "as seat belts, air bags, good signage and defensive driving." "I found the glasses to be extremely beneficial in all areas," Youngers says. "The glasses are very helpful at night in the rain.
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