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August 30, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has an unlikely name. It's Stern John, not John Stern. And he has enjoyed an unlikely first season in Major League Soccer. How else would you explain 19 goals in 20 games? He also comes from a town with an unlikely name. How many other people do you know from Tunapuna, Trinidad? "Actually, they put the wrong place," John said Saturday night, correcting the Columbus Crew media guide. "I'm from Tacarigo, about five minutes from the airport."
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August 30, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has an unlikely name. It's Stern John, not John Stern. And he has enjoyed an unlikely first season in Major League Soccer. How else would you explain 19 goals in 20 games? He also comes from a town with an unlikely name. How many other people do you know from Tunapuna, Trinidad? "Actually, they put the wrong place," John said Saturday night, correcting the Columbus Crew media guide. "I'm from Tacarigo, about five minutes from the airport."
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Melendez--better known as "Stuttering John," a supporting player on Howard Stern's popular radio show--says he truly likes to harass and annoy celebrities with outrageous questions in the name of humor and pseudo-journalism. "I believe in what I'm doing. I really think it's something funny, and a lot of times these questions are what people really want to ask," said Melendez, whom Stern hired specifically because he stuttered. "It's great radio."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Melendez--better known as "Stuttering John," a supporting player on Howard Stern's popular radio show--says he truly likes to harass and annoy celebrities with outrageous questions in the name of humor and pseudo-journalism. "I believe in what I'm doing. I really think it's something funny, and a lot of times these questions are what people really want to ask," said Melendez, whom Stern hired specifically because he stuttered. "It's great radio."
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September 11, 1999 | Associated Press
Roy Lassiter had a goal and an assist Friday night as D.C. United recorded a franchise-record ninth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the Tampa Bay Mutiny before 12,397 at Tampa, Fla. Lassiter tied Stern John of the Columbus Crew for the Major League Soccer lead with his 17th goal in the 23rd minute. He also assisted on Jaime Moreno's goal in the 43rd minute. Colorado 1, Kansas City 0--The Rapids outscored the Wizards, 3-2, in a shootout before 17,632 at Denver.
SPORTS
August 29, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES
vs. Columbus 7:30 * Opponent--Columbus Crew. * Site--Rose Bowl. * Radio--KTNQ (1020). * Records--Galaxy 20-6; Crew 12-12. * Record vs. Crew--1-0. * Update--Coming off a 5-1 drubbing of the New England Revolution on the road last Saturday, the Galaxy returns to the Rose Bowl, where it is 11-3 this season. Coach Octavio Zambrano said he will not allow the team to ease up, even though it has clinched a playoff spot. He might, however, give more playing time to his key reserves.
SPORTS
August 31, 1997 | MARTIN BECK
Opponent--New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers Site--Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans Time--1 Records--Zodiac 10-17; Riverboat Gamblers 16-11 Zodiac update--The Zodiac, who lost to the Orlando SunDogs, 3-0, Friday, finishes its inaugural season at New Orleans. Forward Gustavo Leal leads the team with 16 goals but he has been shut out of the last two games. Riverboat Gambler update--Before the final weekend of the regular season, New Orleans had clinched the Western Conference Central Division title.
NEWS
September 6, 1990
The City Council appointed 10 people to serve on two new advisory panels: the Recreation and Parks Commission and the Public Works Commission. The commissioners will assist in planning issues for the city's parks and public projects. Named to the parks commission were Ellen Stern Harris, John Melnick, Stephen Kravit, Rudy Cole and Lona Stone. The new public works panel members are Mark Egerman, Betty Harris, Ron Cooper, Robert Silberman and Gloria Seiff.
SPORTS
July 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jeff Cunningham had a goal and an assist as the Columbus Crew beat the Dallas Burn, 4-1, in Major League Soccer Saturday night before 19,356 in Ohio. Cunningham put Columbus (12-7) up, 2-0, after collecting a shot by Stern John that ricocheted off Dallas defender Eric Dade and shooting it past Burn goalkeeper Matt Jordan in the 42nd minute. It was his seventh goal of the year. Ted Eck scored for Dallas (10-10) in the 90th minute.
SPORTS
November 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Crew Coach Tom Fitzgerald hopes that Sunday's 5-1 victory over D.C. United at Columbus, Ohio, which evened the best-of-three Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece, can give his players confidence to do something they have never done--win at D.C. Game 3 of the series will be played Saturday in RFK Stadium, where United has won all 12 meetings against the Crew, including four playoff victories. "Our field is the same size as D.C.'s field . . .
SPORTS
November 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Jaime Moreno scored his third goal in the playoffs and Ben Olsen scored his first Sunday as Washington D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew, 2-1, before 14,529 at Washington in the first game of their best-of-three series for the Eastern Conference title. Game 2 is next Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, as Washington seeks its fourth conference title in a row.
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