August 7, 1996 |
Boise State Coach Pokey Allen took a medical leave of absence after a biopsy confirmed he has a recurrence of cancer in both his lungs. "I am a little scared," said Allen, who will go to Seattle next week for tumor-removal surgery. "I'd like to act braver than I am, but I'm scared." Allen, 53, was diagnosed with a rare, deadly tissue cancer in his right triceps in December 1994. The tumor was removed in March 1995.
April 17, 1990 |
Rock star Prince has joined the list of celebrities whose names appear on U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz's campaign spending reports. Prince, a Minnesota native, gave his home state's senator a $2,000 check in February for his 1990 reelection campaign, according to Federal Elections Commission documents. But a spokesman for the Minnesota senator put a little distance between his boss and the rock star's image.
October 17, 1996 |
The phone calls are starting to come from Boise, Idaho, to Al Borges, UCLA's offensive coordinator, but none have been from anybody who can make a decision on Boise State's head coaching job. Borges has been called by some in Boise a prime candidate to replace Pokey Allen as the Broncos' coach. "I would talk to anybody," Borges, 40, said, "but I'm happy where I am. I love the Pac-10, and I see real potential here."
September 25, 1993 |
For the second time in this young television season (following the opening episodes of "The John Larroquette Show"), boozing and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings influence a key plot development, this time in the suspenseful murder thriller "Final Appeal" (at 9 p.m. Sunday on NBC, Channels 4, 36 and 39).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1989
"What used to be the age of the flower children has become the age of the Crips and Bloods," said Oregon Democrat state Rep. Tom Mason of Portland in explaining how the bloody war among crack gangs created support for the re-criminalization of marijuana. This, in my opinion, is like comparing Bambi to a coiled rattle snake. "With the penalty against marijuana consumption merely being a citation, no one is paying any attention to it," said Lungren. Lungren is right; when cops are dodging bullets from the crack gangs, marijuana citations probably don't even enter their minds!