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October 1, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Downing remembers all too well that when he was an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, it was routine for the department and the courts to auction off guns that had been confiscated during criminal investigations. "A lot of them," he recalled, "were getting back to the streets." The police department has since taken to destroying the weapons, but some other major police departments and courts still auction off guns to the public.
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March 9, 1995 | BARBARA TONE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
". . . and I'm Steve Downes. Seeeya!" With his signature sign-off, Steve Downes, Westlake resident and veteran rock DJ, wrapped up a grueling 30 hours that began the night before when he hosted the syndicated interview show "Rockline" and ended with his new morning-drive gig on adult-rock KTYD-FM, the Santa Barbara station serving Ventura County. Downes' work week began with a 4 a.m. wake-up: coffee, a bagel and an in-the-dark drive to KTYD's cinder-block building in Goleta.
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NEWS
March 9, 1995 | BARBARA TONE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
". . . and I'm Steve Downes. Seeeya!" With his signature sign-off, Steve Downes, Westlake resident and veteran rock DJ, wrapped up a grueling 30 hours that began the night before when he hosted the syndicated interview show "Rockline" and ended with his new morning-drive gig on adult-rock KTYD-FM, the Santa Barbara station serving Ventura County. Downes' work week began with a 4 a.m. wake-up: coffee, a bagel and an in-the-dark drive to KTYD's cinder-block building in Goleta.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Downing remembers all too well that when he was an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, it was routine for the department and the courts to auction off guns that had been confiscated during criminal investigations. "A lot of them," he recalled, "were getting back to the streets." The police department has since taken to destroying the weapons, but some other major police departments and courts still auction off guns to the public.
SPORTS
March 30, 2002 | Chris Dufresne
Indiana guard Dane Fife was once defiant in his support of former coach Bob Knight. Fife was one of several Hoosiers who threatened to transfer after Knight was fired two years ago by Indiana President Miles Brand. Yet even Fife was taken aback this week by comments from former Hoosiers who said they would be rooting against Indiana. The comments were made by Pat Knight, Bob's son, and longtime Indiana employee Steve Downing, both of whom are now employees of Texas Tech.
NEWS
February 25, 1990 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
The series has survived insurmountable odds. It's overcome its share of obstacles, including numerous time slots and a two-hour delay on the West Coast during football season. The show doesn't rack up Emmys or critical acclaim, and it rarely cracks the Top 20 in the Nielsen ratings. Still, it's been a mainstay on network television for the past five seasons.
SPORTS
May 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
As a ring of accusations tightens around Bob Knight, Indiana University trustees will begin Sunday to decide the fate of the fiery basketball coach. Charges of physical intimidation of players, staff and school officials, some going back more than 20 years, surfaced after a videotape of an Indiana practice was leaked to the media in March. Former player Neil Reed claimed he was choked by Knight.
SPORTS
March 18, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Former Indiana player Neil Reed said he told a university official three years ago that Coach Bob Knight choked him, CNN/Sports Illustrated reported Friday. Indiana University on Thursday issued a statement that quoted associate athletic director Steve Downing, who originally investigated Reed's accusation. Downing said he questioned Knight and Reed, among others, about what happened at the team practice in 1997.
SPORTS
February 14, 2001 | ROY JURGENS
*--* # PLAYER POSITION TEAM COLLEGE 1. DOUG COLLINS Guard Philadelphia Illinois State *--* * Averaged 17.9 points ineight-year career. * *--* # PLAYER POSITION TEAM COLLEGE 2. JIM BREWER Forward Cleveland Minnesota *--* * Spot starter averaged career-high 11.5 points in 1975-76. * *--* # PLAYER POSITION TEAM COLLEGE 3. ERNIE DiGREGORIO Guard Buffalo Providence *--* * Rookie of the year had career cut short by injury. * *--* # PLAYER POSITION TEAM COLLEGE 4.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1991 | SUSAN KING
Dana Elcar is now legally blind due to his 30-year battle with glaucoma--high pressure in the eyeball that can damage the optic nerve. This season on ABC's "MacGyver," Elcar's character of Pete Thornton also has glaucoma. On Monday night's episode, Thornton undergoes a trabeculectomy, an operation to drain the fluid build-up in his eyes. Steve Downing, the executive producer of "MacGyver," asked Elcar if he could incorporate his glaucoma into the series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1990 | JOHN RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 800 children were evacuated from a Lancaster elementary school Friday after discovery of a potentially lethal time bomb, made by a 10-year-old boy who said he learned how from a TV secret agent show, sheriff's deputies said. The boy was unable, however, to determine when the bomb was timed to explode, which turned out to be shortly after it was confiscated by authorities, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. It was blown up on the school playground with only six minutes to spare.
SPORTS
February 6, 1987
Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez was such a notoriously bad hitter that one year Babe Ruth bet him he wouldn't get five hits all season. Gomez told Phil Elderkin of the Christian Science Monitor: "I was down to pitch the opener for the Yankees against the old Washington Senators and I was ready. Not only did I win, but I got four hits in five trips to the plate. "I told the Babe after the game that I was already counting my money. Know what? I didn't get another hit all year!"
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