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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
A commercial airport may be on the drawing board for El Toro, but that isn't stopping city leaders from drafting their own reuse plans for the base, at least on the 440 acres Irvine owns. The City Council, which is fighting the county proposal to build an airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station when it closes in 1999, envisions a sports stadium that would be home to a major league football team.
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BUSINESS
April 18, 2014 | By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in November, spreads a bright spring fragrance modeled after Benetton's Verde cologne. "It finishes the emotion we are trying to create in the store," said Robert Argueta, director of visual merchandising for the United Colors of Benetton, who also is testing the scent in Benetton's New York flagship store.
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SPORTS
January 10, 1996 | Associated Press
Gov. Jim Edgar promoted the idea of a domed sports stadium for Chicago. The plan, which was proposed in 1990 only to fall apart, has received new life since Chicago Bear president Michael McCaskey threatened to move the team unless a new stadium is built to replace aging Soldier Field.
SPORTS
October 5, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
While others wilt and wrinkle, or merely go away, the Granddaddy of Them All will march on spryly, with the graying around the temples barely noticeable. "The Rose Bowl will still be the Rose Bowl 30 years from now," says Darryl Dunn, chief executive of the group that operates the pride of Pasadena. "That's our goal. " This is an era of sports facilities that are labeled tear-downs when they get to be about 30 years old. Forget the past and bring in the jackhammers. Ignore the history and fire up the bulldozers.
NEWS
January 8, 1987 | From Reuters
A 35-year-old man was publicly flogged Wednesday for possession of alcohol, banned under the country's Islamic laws. Witnesses said several hundred people came to a sports stadium to see Noor Mohammed beaten on the buttocks with a cane.
NEWS
March 14, 1988 | From Reuters
A demonstration by shantytown dwellers facing eviction forced President Corazon Aquino to scrap a planned visit to a housing project in the southern Philippines on Sunday. About 100 squatters waved placards reading: "Welcome Mrs. Aquino, Give Us Our Land," as the president called for national unity before 50,000 people at the city's sports stadium. The military sealed off the area to prevent trouble.
NEWS
November 24, 1986 | From Reuters
Thousands of spectators are expected at the public trial of former Central African Republic dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa on charges that include killing children, concealing corpses, assassination and embezzlement. The trial opens Wednesday in a sports stadium in the Central African capital, Bangui, where discussion has centered on whether "Papa Bok" will implicate some officials.
WORLD
March 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Madagascar's new president has been sworn in as leader of the island nation in a ceremony shunned by the international community after the ousting of the elected president. Thousands of supporters turned up at a sports stadium for the swearing-in of Andry Rajoelina, although African countries have refused to accept him as president. Former President Marc Ravalomanana resigned Tuesday and placed power in the hands of the military. Within hours, the military announced Rajoelina as the new president.
SPORTS
January 7, 1991 | Associated Press
repreneur Gregg Lukenbill, who brought the Kings to Sacramento and unsuccessfully tried to lure the Raiders north, has halted construction on the area's sports stadium as he struggles to pay off heavy debts, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Sacramento Bee said Lukenbill and his associates are trying to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills incurred during work on the $100-million, multipurpose stadium.
SPORTS
May 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pressed for cash to continue construction of a multipurpose Sacramento sports stadium, Sacramento Kings managing general partner Gregg Lukenbill has sold 5% of the NBA team, its arena and about 500 acres of land to business partner Joe Benvenuti. The Sacramento Bee reported today that Lukenbill has had a cash shortage in his crusade to bring professional sports to Sacramento.
WORLD
May 28, 2010 | By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
Gun battles between drug gangs and security forces have receded, but tensions remained high here Friday as security forces remained on alert with hundreds of detainees still corralled in a sports stadium and many relatives of shooting victims anguished over not having been given access to loved ones' bodies. A brief police-sanctioned tour of the eastern edge of the Tivoli Gardens slum, scene of much of the week's violence, hinted at the intensity of the conflict triggered Sunday night when the government served notice that it would arrest Christopher "Dudus" Coke, the city's most powerful "don" and alleged drug trafficker, and extradite him to the United States.
WORLD
March 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Madagascar's new president has been sworn in as leader of the island nation in a ceremony shunned by the international community after the ousting of the elected president. Thousands of supporters turned up at a sports stadium for the swearing-in of Andry Rajoelina, although African countries have refused to accept him as president. Former President Marc Ravalomanana resigned Tuesday and placed power in the hands of the military. Within hours, the military announced Rajoelina as the new president.
SPORTS
February 10, 2009 | Greg Johnson
At the Dallas Cowboys stadium that will open for the next NFL season, what catches your eye -- no, what makes your jaw drop -- might be the 60-yard-long video screen that hangs from the translucent, movable roof. At the New York Mets ballpark that will open April 13, it might be the soaring open-air rotunda that honors Jackie Robinson.
OPINION
May 16, 2002
Re "Tackling the NFL's Idea for a New Stadium," by Steve Lopez, May 12: The NFL is conniving with a few L.A. insiders to use public downtown-L.A. redevelopment funds for a stadium: This looks like the next chapter of the story that we are suffering through in San Diego. The public here has been plucked to a point of pain by the Chargers, since our local political patsies agreed to use public taxes to buy unsold tickets--after the Chargers let us spend a lot of tax money to build a huge stadium that they can't fill with fans.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2000 | BRIAN BERGSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Scoring tickets to a big game is a major coup--it sure beats watching on TV or listening in on the radio. But for fantasy-sports fanatics and other information junkies, a free chair near an Internet-connected computer might be almost as attractive as a top-dollar seat on the 50-yard line. With those sports fans in mind, 3Com Inc. has started an adventurous experiment at the home of football's San Francisco 49ers that it thinks might catch on nationwide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2000 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a riddle: What do the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center have to do with one another? Answer: Not much, except in the byzantine world of Capitol politics. Some Los Angeles-area legislators are trying to seize control of the Coliseum from the county and city of Los Angeles by establishing a state commission that would oversee all operations in the state-owned Exposition Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As airport advocates criticized plans to study building a stadium at the retiring El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, professional football officials said Wednesday they want to learn more about the city's plans. "We don't know the details, but we would be interested in hearing their ideas," National Football League spokesman Greg Aiello said.
SPORTS
October 5, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
While others wilt and wrinkle, or merely go away, the Granddaddy of Them All will march on spryly, with the graying around the temples barely noticeable. "The Rose Bowl will still be the Rose Bowl 30 years from now," says Darryl Dunn, chief executive of the group that operates the pride of Pasadena. "That's our goal. " This is an era of sports facilities that are labeled tear-downs when they get to be about 30 years old. Forget the past and bring in the jackhammers. Ignore the history and fire up the bulldozers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS and MICHAEL GRANBERRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As airport advocates criticized plans to study building a stadium at the retiring El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, professional football officials said Wednesday they want to learn more about the city's plans. "We don't know the details, but we would be interested in hearing their ideas," National Football League spokesman Greg Aiello said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
A commercial airport may be on the drawing board for El Toro, but that isn't stopping city leaders from drafting their own reuse plans for the base, at least on the 440 acres Irvine owns. The City Council, which is fighting the county proposal to build an airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station when it closes in 1999, envisions a sports stadium that would be home to a major league football team.
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