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December 8, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before a game in 1989, the famed NBA referee, Earl Strom, got into an argument in the dressing room with his partner, Dick Bavetta, grabbed him by the neck and tried to choke him. Within two weeks, they had made up and were again riding to games together. So if the question is, can union members who split, 27-26, on a new contract last week referee together next week, the answer is not only "Why not?" but "What else is new?"
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September 18, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NFL moved closer Monday to resolving two pressing issues--one that will put regular officials back on the field; the other that will preserve the 16-game season, at the expense of a wild-card weekend. The league and its officials reached an agreement in their contract dispute, and are close to ending the lockout, during which the NFL used replacements. The Associated Press reported the story Monday afternoon, citing a league source, and The Times confirmed it later in the day.
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August 16, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NFL, which has reached an impasse in labor talks with its officials, has mailed questionnaires to potential replacements from NFL Europe, the Arena Football League and the NCAA. "We're asking if they'd be interested in working," league spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday. "We're in the process of formulating replacement crews." That contingency plan will take effect if the contract dispute is not settled in time for the Sept.
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September 9, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Replacements are in. Ephedra is out. The NFL, which opens the regular season today, announced two significant decisions Saturday: The latest offer to locked-out officials has been rescinded, and the league has added ephedra, a genus of herbs the dietary supplement ephedrine is made from, to its list of banned substances. The ephedra decision was expected, the reeling back of the latest offer to officials was not.
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August 16, 2001 | Lonnie White
Although the NHL has the highest-paid officials in professional sports, it is ready to use replacement referees and linesmen if it can't reach a contract agreement with officials before the start of the season. The league's contract with officials expires Aug. 31, and Commissioner Gary Bettman already has confirmed that the NHL has scheduled camps for potential replacements later this month. "We've made every effort to [reach a deal]," a league source said Wednesday.
SPORTS
September 9, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Replacements are in. Ephedra is out. The NFL, which opens the regular season today, announced two significant decisions Saturday: The latest offer to locked-out officials has been rescinded, and the league has added ephedra, a genus of herbs the dietary supplement ephedrine is made from, to its list of banned substances. The ephedra decision was expected, the reeling back of the latest offer to officials was not.
SPORTS
November 3, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gosh, a work stoppage after all! After a nerve-racking summer of negotiations with dissatisfied players in which Commissioner David Stern said he doubted there would be a season, the NBA is hours away from opening it without its referees. The officials have been locked out through the exhibition season and "replacements," working in crews of two instead of the standard three, are set to take their place.
SPORTS
March 12, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Despite a strike threat, the PGA Tour event at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will go on as scheduled this week, tour and tournament officials said. The comments came in the wake of a veiled threat of a strike, as early as this weekend, by the recently formed union of PGA Tour field staff officials, the men who conduct the day-to-day operation of tour tournaments.
SPORTS
March 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tim Finchem, deputy commissioner of the PGA Tour, said a final offer would be made today to the Professional Assn. of Golf Officials to avert a strike.
SPORTS
June 27, 2001
Officials who work volleyball games involving more than 500 high schools in Southern California have voted to strike after rejecting a contract proposal by the Southern Section. The Southern Section proposed a modest raise for varsity officials but wanted to cut pay for junior varsity matches, according to Tom Fakehany of the Southern California Volleyball Officials Assn. City Section schools would not be affected by the strike because their officials have reached a separate agreement.
SPORTS
September 7, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unfazed by the competent performance of their stand-ins in exhibition games, NFL officials rejected the league's latest contract offer Thursday, meaning replacements will work at least the first week of the regular season, which begins Sunday. "The officials are trying to shut the game down," league spokesman Greg Aiello said. "We can't let that happen."
SPORTS
August 29, 2001 | SAM FARMER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Facing the first work stoppage by its game officials, the NFL hired replacement crews Tuesday to work this week's exhibition finales and possibly into the regular season. Asked how that will affect events on the field, former NFL referee Jim Tunney answered with a question: "You know how to spell ugly?" The league is more optimistic about the lockout, however, and has 120 replacement officials in place from college football, the Arena League and NFL Europe.
SPORTS
August 16, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NFL, which has reached an impasse in labor talks with its officials, has mailed questionnaires to potential replacements from NFL Europe, the Arena Football League and the NCAA. "We're asking if they'd be interested in working," league spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday. "We're in the process of formulating replacement crews." That contingency plan will take effect if the contract dispute is not settled in time for the Sept.
SPORTS
August 16, 2001 | Lonnie White
Although the NHL has the highest-paid officials in professional sports, it is ready to use replacement referees and linesmen if it can't reach a contract agreement with officials before the start of the season. The league's contract with officials expires Aug. 31, and Commissioner Gary Bettman already has confirmed that the NHL has scheduled camps for potential replacements later this month. "We've made every effort to [reach a deal]," a league source said Wednesday.
SPORTS
June 27, 2001
Officials who work volleyball games involving more than 500 high schools in Southern California have voted to strike after rejecting a contract proposal by the Southern Section. The Southern Section proposed a modest raise for varsity officials but wanted to cut pay for junior varsity matches, according to Tom Fakehany of the Southern California Volleyball Officials Assn. City Section schools would not be affected by the strike because their officials have reached a separate agreement.
SPORTS
March 30, 1996 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Agitated volleyball officials may not receive pay raises because schools cannot foot the bill for an increase. The Southern California Volleyball Officials Assn. is threatening a job action May 10, the first day of boys' volleyball playoffs. But Bill Clark, Southern Section assistant commissioner of athletics, said a solution with the SCVOA is not guaranteed.
SPORTS
September 18, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NFL moved closer Monday to resolving two pressing issues--one that will put regular officials back on the field; the other that will preserve the 16-game season, at the expense of a wild-card weekend. The league and its officials reached an agreement in their contract dispute, and are close to ending the lockout, during which the NFL used replacements. The Associated Press reported the story Monday afternoon, citing a league source, and The Times confirmed it later in the day.
SPORTS
March 30, 1996 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Agitated volleyball officials may not receive pay raises because schools cannot foot the bill for an increase. The Southern California Volleyball Officials Assn. is threatening a job action May 10, the first day of boys' volleyball playoffs. But Bill Clark, Southern Section assistant commissioner of athletics, said a solution with the SCVOA is not guaranteed.
SPORTS
December 8, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before a game in 1989, the famed NBA referee, Earl Strom, got into an argument in the dressing room with his partner, Dick Bavetta, grabbed him by the neck and tried to choke him. Within two weeks, they had made up and were again riding to games together. So if the question is, can union members who split, 27-26, on a new contract last week referee together next week, the answer is not only "Why not?" but "What else is new?"
SPORTS
November 3, 1995 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gosh, a work stoppage after all! After a nerve-racking summer of negotiations with dissatisfied players in which Commissioner David Stern said he doubted there would be a season, the NBA is hours away from opening it without its referees. The officials have been locked out through the exhibition season and "replacements," working in crews of two instead of the standard three, are set to take their place.
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