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April 9, 1992 | Associated Press
Federal prosecutors, angered by a defense lawyer's taunts and challenges to brawl, went to court Wednesday hoping to wipe the smile off his face. U.S. Atty. William T. McGivern contends that Sausalito lawyer Michael H. Metzger challenged a prosecutor to a fistfight outside the courthouse--but only if the prosecutor would sign a waiver promising not to sue for medical bills.
August 30, 1989 | From a Times staff writer
The U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that it has reassigned a supervisory agent after reporters saw an officer calling out abusive taunts over his patrol vehicle's public address system to hundreds of migrants gathered along the U.S.-Mexico border. Michael D.
April 21, 2000 | Associated Press
Leeds fans smashed the window of a bus carrying Galatasaray officials to Thursday's UEFA Cup semifinal in England, a 2-2 tie that advanced the Turkish team to the championship game on 4-2 aggregate. Galatasaray, the first Turkish team to reach a European final, will play Arsenal, which won 2-1 at Lens to advance on 3-1 aggregate. The championship is May 17 in Copenhagen. Three buses carrying Galatasaray officials arrived at the stadium to jeers and chants of "scum" from hundreds of Leeds fans.
November 21, 2000 | MIKE PENNER
The Saints, having taunted all of New Orleans and its surrounding bayous with a 7-3 start, lose Ricky Williams for the season one week, Jeff Blake the next and now have no choice but to turn the stretch drive over to a rookie named Aaron Brooks and his learner's permit.
May 6, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
In his book "Calling the Shots," former referee Earl Strom recalls the antics of Wendell Ladner, who played for Memphis, among other teams, in the old American Basketball Assn. "Wendell loved to pound on Rick Barry," Strom writes. "One night, Barry called him a psycho. When Babe (Coach McCarthy) took Wendell out of a game, he asked the ball boy, 'What's a psycho?' "The ball boy told him to forget it, it wasn't important.
As Rodney G. King lay on an emergency room bed after a police beating, one officer taunted him, saying: "We had a pretty good hardball game tonight," a nurse testified Friday. Lawrence Davis, who attended to King at Pacifica Hospital told jurors in the assault trial of four officers that one of them, Laurence M. Powell, made that remark and others along the same lines.
A convicted murder defendant was determined to get the last word in Friday, just moments after a judge rejected his plea for leniency and sentenced him to death for killing an Anaheim college student during a carjacking, authorities said. "It ain't over yet," Shaun Burney, 20, of Tustin uttered as he was led from the courtroom, adding an expletive on the way. "I just couldn't believe he said that," said Deputy Dist. Atty. David Brent.
July 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Slugger Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics said Sunday that racial slurs are shouted at players in most ballparks but "not as much as here in Oakland." Canseco said about 20% of the Oakland fans, most between 18 and 25 years old, verbally abuse Latin and black players. "To me, the remarks they make are very racist," the Cuban-born Canseco said. "It seems like they're alcoholics, drug addicts." Canseco's teammate, Reggie Jackson said he has discussed the situation with Canseco.
March 21, 2009
Re "Battling over a school's symbols," March 15 Some would have us believe that naming sports teams after Native Americans is an insult to them. I feel it is a tribute: It's showing admiration for a people who gallantly fought for their way of life and their lands against imported diseases and superior weaponry. They fought against people who had no regard for their lives, their way of life and, most important, their beliefs. Yet Native Americans still survive. Irving Leemon Northridge
June 21, 2012 | By Paul West
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Accusing President Obama of taking Latino voters for granted, Mitt Romney told an influential Latino audience Thursday that he would “replace and supersede” Obama's new deportation policy for young immigrants but offered no details. One day ahead of Obama's highly anticipated appearance before the same audience, the Republican presidential candidate said that he “won't settle for a stopgap measure,” as he characterized the one Obama announced last week.  It was Romney's first outreach to Latinos in the general-election campaign, and he used it to unveil family-friendly proposals aimed at immigrants who are current legal U.S. residents.
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