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February 25, 1988 | United Press International
Peter Ward scored his first hat trick of the season Wednesday night to lead the Tacoma Stars past the Lazers, 5-3, in a Major Indoor Soccer League game. The Lazers, who play host to the Wichita Wings tonight at the Forum, are 16-17. Tacoma is 18-18. The game marked the coaching debut of Jimmy McAlister, named Tuesday to replace Alan Hinton. The Stars fired Hinton Monday.
February 22, 1987
The struggling Lazers, who will play host to Tacoma at 6 tonight at the Forum, released midfielder Dave Madden Saturday. Madden, in his second season with the club, was injured and played in only two games. The Lazers (6-21) have lost 11 straight games and are in last place in the Major Indoor Soccer League's Western Division. Tacoma (18-9) is leading the division.
August 14, 1990
The St. Louis Storm on Monday signed Preki, a forward who scored 219 goals in 247 games for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Soccer League during the past five seasons. Preki, 27, ranked fifth in the league with 33 goals and 39 assists last year.
June 9, 2002
The "2002-2003 Tacoma-Pierce County Visitors Guide" offers information on lodging, dining, events, tours, outdoor sports and other attractions in the region of Washington state that includes Mt. Rainier National Park. It also has a pullout map of the area. (800) 272-2662. Similar information is on the visitor bureau's Internet site,
April 28, 1985 | Associated Press
The Seattle SuperSonics said they won't play any games in the Tacoma Dome next season. They have played eight regular-season contests in the Tacoma Dome during the past two seasons, averaging 8,789 fans. The rest of the home games were played in the Kingdome in Seattle. The Sonics are moving from the Kingdome to the Seattle Coliseum for the 1984-85 NBA season.
November 29, 1986
The Los Angeles Lazers, 3-0 in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will attempt to hold on to first place in the Western Division when they play the Tacoma Stars at 1:30 p.m. today at the Forum. Tacoma (4-1) has won four consecutive games and is led by the league's top scorer, Preki, who has 10 goals.
February 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 22,228 Tacoma pickups because the parking brake may not work, the automaker and federal safety regulators said. Tacomas from the 2005 model year with automatic transmissions are involved in the recall. Toyota spokesman John Hanson said the company recalled the vehicles after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received eight complaints. No injuries have been reported.
November 23, 1988 | PETE THOMAS
The Lazers, who beat the Tacoma Stars here last Saturday, are in Tacoma for a Major Indoor Soccer League rematch tonight at 7:30. Tacoma (0-4) holds a 21-11 series edge over the Lazers, including a 12-4 advantage at the Tacoma Dome. It won 6 of 8 meetings last season. "When you don't get goals you don't win games," Tacoma Coach Alan Hinton said after the Lazers' 3-1 victory Saturday at the Forum. "One goal is not going to win many games."
July 12, 1988 | CHRIS ELLO
The fortunes of the Sockers and the Major Indoor Soccer League took yet another turn Monday, when it was learned that a group of Tacoma investors will attend an owners' meeting today to discuss restarting the Stars' franchise. Tacoma, along with the Chicago Sting, announced Friday that it was folding. That prompted Ron Fowler to withdraw his bid to purchase the Sockers in a federal bankruptcy court.
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