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February 23, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
The Kings don't have to listen to me. I believe all ice belongs in a paper cone, crushed and tasting of blueberries. The Kings don't have to monitor the same Los Angeles sports current that daily jolts the Lakers and Dodgers. The average fan here thinks a Ziggy is a drink, and a Palffy is that little umbrella sticking out of the drink. The Kings don't have to pay attention to hardly anybody in this town, because hardly anybody pays attention to them.
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April 26, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oakland Raiders' $1-billion lawsuit against the NFL inched toward resolution Wednesday as jurors were instructed--for more than an hour--on the points of law that control the case. Using the dry and often-impenetrable legalese the law demands in such instances, including such mind-twisting phrases as "status quo ante," Judge Richard C. Hubbell told jurors that the Raiders were pressing five claims stemming from the collapse of a 1995 proposal to build a stadium at Hollywood Park.
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SPORTS
April 26, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oakland Raiders' $1-billion lawsuit against the NFL inched toward resolution Wednesday as jurors were instructed--for more than an hour--on the points of law that control the case. Using the dry and often-impenetrable legalese the law demands in such instances, including such mind-twisting phrases as "status quo ante," Judge Richard C. Hubbell told jurors that the Raiders were pressing five claims stemming from the collapse of a 1995 proposal to build a stadium at Hollywood Park.
SPORTS
February 23, 2001 | BILL PLASCHKE
The Kings don't have to listen to me. I believe all ice belongs in a paper cone, crushed and tasting of blueberries. The Kings don't have to monitor the same Los Angeles sports current that daily jolts the Lakers and Dodgers. The average fan here thinks a Ziggy is a drink, and a Palffy is that little umbrella sticking out of the drink. The Kings don't have to pay attention to hardly anybody in this town, because hardly anybody pays attention to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996
More than 200 business, political and community leaders have signed letters to National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue expressing their support for the construction of a stadium inside the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas sent out about 800 letters urging support for what he calls the New Coliseum as a way of luring a football franchise to downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding an all-star to a growing roster of boosters, Dodger owner Peter O'Malley on Monday joined city officials in touting the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the best home for a new National Football League franchise in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent deal to keep the Raiders playing in the Los Angeles Coliseum has been blasted by Supervisor Pete Schabarum, a member of the Coliseum Commission who was out of town and did not vote on the commission's part of the agreement earlier this month.
SPORTS
September 15, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
Peter O'Malley is offering himself as the brave heart who will lead the crusade to bring professional football back to Los Angeles. Let's let O'Malley know that we are behind him, absolutely, 100%. I can think of at least five reasons the Dodger Stadium caretaker should run our next NFL franchise: 1. Location. 2. Location. 3. Location. 4. O'Malley would be that rare NFL owner who never makes a fool of himself. 5. This could mean far more opportunities for Japanese football stars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While behind-the-scenes meetings continued at City Hall, plans to bring a professional sports and entertainment complex to rejuvenate Los Angeles' sagging Convention Center area got a hearty thumbs-up Wednesday--though only in concept--from one branch of the sprawling municipal bureaucracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN and T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A coalition of Los Angeles city officials has asked Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley to join the effort to bring an NFL team to the historic Coliseum, and to abandon any plans to build a competing football stadium in Chavez Ravine. "We need your help if we are to return NFL football to the Coliseum," Community Redevelopment Agency Director John Molloy wrote to O'Malley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of local business leaders and former pro football players led by Danny Villanueva Sr. wants to own an NFL franchise in Los Angeles, regardless of where a new football stadium is built. Villanueva, a former kicker for the Los Angeles Rams who went on to own Spanish-language television and radio stations, said he would commit more than $20 million of his own money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996
More than 200 business, political and community leaders have signed letters to National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue expressing their support for the construction of a stadium inside the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas sent out about 800 letters urging support for what he calls the New Coliseum as a way of luring a football franchise to downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding an all-star to a growing roster of boosters, Dodger owner Peter O'Malley on Monday joined city officials in touting the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the best home for a new National Football League franchise in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The underdog bid by the historic Los Angeles Coliseum to become home to a new NFL franchise increasingly looks like a contender, as a group of business leaders with a competing proposal for a football stadium next to the Convention Center agreed Thursday to keep their plan under wraps until the Coliseum's fate is determined, and league officials this week promised to give serious consideration to the Coliseum proposal. Retired Arco Chairman Lodwrick M. Cook and consultant Sheldon I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN and T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A coalition of Los Angeles city officials has asked Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley to join the effort to bring an NFL team to the historic Coliseum, and to abandon any plans to build a competing football stadium in Chavez Ravine. "We need your help if we are to return NFL football to the Coliseum," Community Redevelopment Agency Director John Molloy wrote to O'Malley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While behind-the-scenes meetings continued at City Hall, plans to bring a professional sports and entertainment complex to rejuvenate Los Angeles' sagging Convention Center area got a hearty thumbs-up Wednesday--though only in concept--from one branch of the sprawling municipal bureaucracy.
SPORTS
April 14, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
We lose Georgia Frontiere, but we gain a new stadium? I'd make that trade any day. It's like Christmas in April. It isn't every day that we get to exchange a rundown football team for a beautiful new arena. It's like trading a marble for a ruby. You know what this means, don't you? This means we don't have to watch the Rams anymore and we won't have to sit in the Coliseum much longer. Who says prayers aren't answered?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of local business leaders and former pro football players led by Danny Villanueva Sr. wants to own an NFL franchise in Los Angeles, regardless of where a new football stadium is built. Villanueva, a former kicker for the Los Angeles Rams who went on to own Spanish-language television and radio stations, said he would commit more than $20 million of his own money.
SPORTS
September 29, 1995 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city known recently for professional sports teams leaving, a new one has arrived. With bells on. The coach has said from the first day of training camp that he expects a championship. Advertisements are all over town, and two of the players have their own radio show. What they're promoting is alternative hockey. In the Los Angeles Ice Dogs, formerly the San Diego Gulls, the International Hockey League comes to the L.A. Sports Arena.
SPORTS
September 15, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
Peter O'Malley is offering himself as the brave heart who will lead the crusade to bring professional football back to Los Angeles. Let's let O'Malley know that we are behind him, absolutely, 100%. I can think of at least five reasons the Dodger Stadium caretaker should run our next NFL franchise: 1. Location. 2. Location. 3. Location. 4. O'Malley would be that rare NFL owner who never makes a fool of himself. 5. This could mean far more opportunities for Japanese football stars.
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