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April 2, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
As it stands, the Chicago Blackhawks better make a heck of a pick in the fifth round of the June draft. That seems to be the only way they would get fair value for sending Steve Thomas to the Mighty Ducks. Thomas, acquired on March 11, looked even more like trade-deadline robbery Tuesday, helping the Ducks steal a 2-1 overtime victory from the Nashville Predators. He had both goals, scoring the game-winner after re-directing a Rob Niedermayer pass 4:07 into overtime.
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September 17, 2009 | Richard Winton
A former student who was sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles assistant principal now feels "worthless and guilty," according to a probation report obtained by The Times. The school official, Steve Thomas Rooney, was sentenced to eight years in state prison this week for molesting the victim and three other students. "I think Mr. Rooney is a terrible man who ruined my life," she told a probation investigator seeking to determine his suitability for probation. The report paints a picture of a respected educator who used his position to sexually abuse the youngsters he was meant to protect.
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December 4, 2003 | Helene Elliott
When September rolled around and he didn't have a job, Steve Thomas nearly called the Mighty Ducks to ask if they'd take him back. A trade-deadline pickup last season, the veteran winger provided leadership and offensive sparks during the Ducks' march to the Stanley Cup finals. However, he felt torn because his family remained in Toronto. "[The Ducks] got wind I wanted to stay a little bit closer to home.
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August 28, 2009 | Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein
A former assistant principal who L.A. Unified officials knew was under suspicion of having sex with a student but was transferred to another campus where he found more victims, pleaded no contest Thursday to molesting three teenage girls and having unlawful sex with a fourth minor. Under a plea deal, Steve Thomas Rooney agreed to be sentenced next month to eight years in state prison after being convicted of having sex with a student when she was 15 to 17 years old and molesting a second girl at Foshay Learning Center before being transferred to Markham Middle School in Watts, where he molested two more girls.
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May 8, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Steve Thomas has one regret. His family has to watch him and the Mighty Ducks on television back in Toronto. Certainly the replays must be nice, especially the one where Thomas showed a lot of patience waiting for Dallas goalie Marty Turco to commit before flicking in a power-play goal in Game 6 Monday. Thomas just wishes that they had front-row seats for the Ducks' run through the playoffs, in which he has been a major player. He had a goal and two assists in the Game 6 victory over Dallas.
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April 23, 2000 | From Associated Press
With the rest of his team struggling to score goals, Steve Thomas took matters into his hands and put the Toronto Maple Leafs on the cusp of the second round. Thomas tied Game 5 with 4:30 left in regulation and won it nearly 15 minutes into overtime Saturday night as the Maple Leafs defeated Ottawa, 2-1, at Toronto to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference series. Thomas, a veteran of 15 NHL seasons, set a league record this season with his 11th career regular-season overtime goal.
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June 6, 2003 | Chris Foster and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The decision whether to keep unrestricted free agent Steve Thomas is one the Mighty Ducks will have to make this summer. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on March 11 in a trade deadline deal and was considered a rent-a-player at the time. Thomas' play on the ice and influence in the dressing room may have him back in Anaheim next season.
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March 15, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
A generation gap has skated circles around Mighty Duck opponents the last two games. Stanislav Chistov was 18 months old in Russia when Steve Thomas began his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in November 1984. Now they are together on the ice, after Thomas was acquired in a trade with Chicago on Tuesday. Thomas has three goals since then and Chistov has assisted on two of them, including the overtime winner against San Jose on Thursday.
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May 9, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Steve Thomas isn't old. He appears that way only at work. Yes, Thomas is old enough to be Stanislav Chistov's father. And, sure, he could be Samuel Pahlsson's uncle ... the ancient one who wears the ratty bathrobe around the house. And then there is the blood-kin kind of closeness the three players have when they link up on the ice. They have been a productive line since Thomas was acquired in a trade with Chicago on March 11, with big-game moments during the Ducks' first two playoffs series.
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September 23, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
These may have to be the lasting memories. The still-frames seem to have more movement than their subjects for the moment. Snap. Steve Thomas, arms raised, bracing for the crush of teammates seconds after scoring in overtime to give the Mighty Ducks a 1-0 victory over New Jersey in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. Thomas, 40, was a key late-season addition to the Ducks, scoring 10 goals in 12 regular-season games.
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December 4, 2003 | Helene Elliott
When September rolled around and he didn't have a job, Steve Thomas nearly called the Mighty Ducks to ask if they'd take him back. A trade-deadline pickup last season, the veteran winger provided leadership and offensive sparks during the Ducks' march to the Stanley Cup finals. However, he felt torn because his family remained in Toronto. "[The Ducks] got wind I wanted to stay a little bit closer to home.
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September 23, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
These may have to be the lasting memories. The still-frames seem to have more movement than their subjects for the moment. Snap. Steve Thomas, arms raised, bracing for the crush of teammates seconds after scoring in overtime to give the Mighty Ducks a 1-0 victory over New Jersey in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. Thomas, 40, was a key late-season addition to the Ducks, scoring 10 goals in 12 regular-season games.
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June 6, 2003 | Chris Foster and Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The decision whether to keep unrestricted free agent Steve Thomas is one the Mighty Ducks will have to make this summer. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on March 11 in a trade deadline deal and was considered a rent-a-player at the time. Thomas' play on the ice and influence in the dressing room may have him back in Anaheim next season.
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May 9, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Steve Thomas isn't old. He appears that way only at work. Yes, Thomas is old enough to be Stanislav Chistov's father. And, sure, he could be Samuel Pahlsson's uncle ... the ancient one who wears the ratty bathrobe around the house. And then there is the blood-kin kind of closeness the three players have when they link up on the ice. They have been a productive line since Thomas was acquired in a trade with Chicago on March 11, with big-game moments during the Ducks' first two playoffs series.
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May 8, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Steve Thomas has one regret. His family has to watch him and the Mighty Ducks on television back in Toronto. Certainly the replays must be nice, especially the one where Thomas showed a lot of patience waiting for Dallas goalie Marty Turco to commit before flicking in a power-play goal in Game 6 Monday. Thomas just wishes that they had front-row seats for the Ducks' run through the playoffs, in which he has been a major player. He had a goal and two assists in the Game 6 victory over Dallas.
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April 30, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
This is it. The game the Mighty Ducks have been waiting to play. This is -- together now, in the key of G -- the most important game of the season. Coach Mike Babcock said so ... over and over and over again. Ah, but this time, that rap has soul. Look deep into his eyes ... "Every night is the most important game," Babcock said repeatedly Tuesday. ... you are getting sleepy ...
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April 5, 2003 | Helene Elliott
If his teammates' wardrobe of shorts and flip-flops didn't tell Steve Thomas he wasn't in Chicago anymore, the palm trees did. Thomas, acquired by the Mighty Ducks from the Blackhawks hours before the March 11 trading deadline, is still marveling at his new habitat. To Thomas, accustomed to frigid winters, something's off-kilter if the sky is cloudless and he's walking outside in short sleeves when his internal calendar tells him he should be wearing a coat and dodging stray snowflakes.
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April 30, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
This is it. The game the Mighty Ducks have been waiting to play. This is -- together now, in the key of G -- the most important game of the season. Coach Mike Babcock said so ... over and over and over again. Ah, but this time, that rap has soul. Look deep into his eyes ... "Every night is the most important game," Babcock said repeatedly Tuesday. ... you are getting sleepy ...
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April 5, 2003 | Helene Elliott
If his teammates' wardrobe of shorts and flip-flops didn't tell Steve Thomas he wasn't in Chicago anymore, the palm trees did. Thomas, acquired by the Mighty Ducks from the Blackhawks hours before the March 11 trading deadline, is still marveling at his new habitat. To Thomas, accustomed to frigid winters, something's off-kilter if the sky is cloudless and he's walking outside in short sleeves when his internal calendar tells him he should be wearing a coat and dodging stray snowflakes.
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April 2, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
As it stands, the Chicago Blackhawks better make a heck of a pick in the fifth round of the June draft. That seems to be the only way they would get fair value for sending Steve Thomas to the Mighty Ducks. Thomas, acquired on March 11, looked even more like trade-deadline robbery Tuesday, helping the Ducks steal a 2-1 overtime victory from the Nashville Predators. He had both goals, scoring the game-winner after re-directing a Rob Niedermayer pass 4:07 into overtime.
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