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January 28, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the untrained eye, Tom Mason appears relatively sane. He's affable and personable, a resonant chatterbox with the smarts to own and operate a construction business. But behind an otherwise normal facade lurks someone who finds pleasure in rocketing downhill on a glorified skateboard, someone whose nom de guerre is "The Bad Boy of Street Luge." As a keen observer of the human condition once said, appearances can be misleading. Mason, 37, offers a different perspective: "It's all about image."
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January 28, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the untrained eye, Tom Mason appears relatively sane. He's affable and personable, a resonant chatterbox with the smarts to own and operate a construction business. But behind an otherwise normal facade lurks someone who finds pleasure in rocketing downhill on a glorified skateboard, someone whose nom de guerre is "The Bad Boy of Street Luge." As a keen observer of the human condition once said, appearances can be misleading. Mason, 37, offers a different perspective: "It's all about image."
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June 19, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a professional stuntman, Tom Mason knows all about crashing. But Mason also makes part of his living going downhill on an aluminum board at more than 80 mph, just an inch off the ground. The sport is street luge, one of the centerpieces of ESPN's annual X Games, starting today in San Diego, and Mason has made a name for himself for his aggressive style and spectacular crashes. And that's fine with him.
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June 19, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a professional stuntman, Tom Mason knows all about crashing. But Mason also makes part of his living going downhill on an aluminum board at more than 80 mph, just an inch off the ground. The sport is street luge, one of the centerpieces of ESPN's annual X Games, starting today in San Diego, and Mason has made a name for himself for his aggressive style and spectacular crashes. And that's fine with him.
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August 7, 1996 | Associated Press
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.
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April 17, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
October 17, 1996 | JIM HODGES
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."
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September 25, 1993 | RAY LOYND
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!
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January 24, 1998 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge on Friday moved a step closer to hiring a football coach by settling on three finalists, two with ties to the school. Paul Bubb, Northridge athletic director, said a search and screening committee selected Jeff Kearin, a Matador assistant; Ron Ponciano, San Jose State's defensive coordinator and Tom Mason, Northern Iowa's defensive coordinator. The three will be interviewed next week in this order: Kearin on Monday, Ponciano on Tuesday and Mason on Wednesday.
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