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June 27, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Stephen Murray is surrounded by the sport that made him and broke him. Behind his one-story ranch house in Riverside, a dirt-jumping course is carved into a sloping hill before it gently weaves around to his frontyard, where more jumps await. The whizzing of dozens of spinning BMX bike wheels moving through the course makes his property sound like an oversized beehive that's been disturbed. But Murray likes it that way. He had the course built in his yard, after all, so they would come, just like in a movie.
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June 27, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Stephen Murray is surrounded by the sport that made him and broke him. Behind his one-story ranch house in Riverside, a dirt-jumping course is carved into a sloping hill before it gently weaves around to his frontyard, where more jumps await. The whizzing of dozens of spinning BMX bike wheels moving through the course makes his property sound like an oversized beehive that's been disturbed. But Murray likes it that way. He had the course built in his yard, after all, so they would come, just like in a movie.
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August 3, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
First of all, thanks for all your support, it really has been unbelievable. We have been aware of various rumors floating around and so I am going to update everyone as often as possible. . . . First, he has suffered a very serious spinal injury. He has crushed his third, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae and consequently suffered some damage to his spinal chord.
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August 3, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
First of all, thanks for all your support, it really has been unbelievable. We have been aware of various rumors floating around and so I am going to update everyone as often as possible. . . . First, he has suffered a very serious spinal injury. He has crushed his third, fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae and consequently suffered some damage to his spinal chord.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
During an appendectomy in 1996, surgeons discovered that Vietnam veteran Joseph Isaacson had a form of cancer associated with exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. But when Isaacson tried to claim payment from a settlement fund set up by Agent Orange manufacturers, he was told he was too late and, besides, the $180-million kitty had been exhausted. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Isaacson, a vice principal at a middle school in Irvington, N.J.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
HFS Inc., the hotel and real estate brokerage franchiser, on Tuesday said it formed a $232-million joint venture with financier Leon Black to buy residential brokerages and convert them to one of HFS' Coldwell Banker, Century 21 or ERA names. In its first move, the venture agreed to buy the nation's largest U.S. brokerage firm--National Realty Trust--for an undisclosed amount, moving HFS for the first time into ownership of real estate offices.
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August 15, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The jump is called the "No-footie can-can to nothing to bar spin," but it may as well be called the "You can't touch this." Ryan Nyquist landed the trick on the final jump of the final run in the X Games Bike Stunt Dirt finals Thursday night at Staples Center, and when it comes to that event this year, nobody can touch Nyquist.
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April 29, 1999 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Margarita girls' track and field team won the Orange County Championships last weekend with clutch performances by several lesser-known athletes. In a Sea View League dual meet Wednesday against Woodbridge, it was the Warriors who benefited from their depth. Woodbridge toppled the Eagles, 70-66, at Santa Margarita, securing the victory by taking second and third in the next-to-last event, the 3,200 meters.
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August 18, 2003 | Larry Stewart
The New York Jets have decided to charge the roughly 22,000 people on their season-ticket waiting list a $50 annual fee to remain on the list. "All rip-offs are detestable," writes Phil Mushnick of the New York Post, "but this one is a full-frontal assault on the minimal tenets of fair play. The Jets are charging something for nothing." Jay Cross, the Jets' new president, explained the fee as way to "keep the fans in the family."
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August 9, 2004 | Dan Arritt, Peter Yoon, From Times Staff Reports
The Moto X SuperMoto made its debut at the X Games on Sunday afternoon, bringing a mix of supercross and road racing to the Home Depot Center and leaving all types of two-wheel enthusiasts acting satisfied. Road racing star Ben Bostrom passed reigning supermoto world champion Eddy Seel on the final lap and held on to win the gold medal. Seel finished second, and former supercross champion Jeremy McGrath was third.
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January 24, 2003 | PETE THOMAS
Taking in the mountains rates even higher to me than the mark we make on them, and the people who do THAT are the ones I most wish to emulate. -- Craig Kelly, snowboarder * Craig Kelly was and always will be one of snowboarding's most successful athletes. He was a four-time world champion and three-time U.S. Open champion, a fierce competitor whose talent was matched only by his passion for a sport he helped pioneer.
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September 12, 1999 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sarah Rettmann took up weightlifting to improve her strength and stamina. Now the Mission Viejo junior is being asked to carry her cross-country team. Rettmann assumed that role Saturday at the Laguna Hills Invitational, winning the Division II junior/senior race and giving hope to the Diablos, who have been depleted by the loss of several key runners during the summer.
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