December 20, 1990 |
Six years ago Tom Peterson, a world champion speed roller-skater, announced his retirement from international competition. Peterson, who lives in Huntington Beach, was recently inducted into the United States Amateur/Federation of Roller Skating Hall of Fame in Lincoln, Neb. He does not regret his decision to leave the sport at age 24. "That's old for roller-skaters in speed racing," Peterson said. "It's a physically and mentally demanding sport. It's for young people."
November 20, 2002 |
Halex Corp. is a world leader in manufacturing the lengths of nail-studded plywood that hold wall-to-wall carpeting to the floor. What is helping to hold Halex itself together, meanwhile, is private equity capital. The Pomona company recently received $33 million in such financing from investment firms in Bethesda, Md., and Chicago in a deal brokered by Barrington Associates of Los Angeles. The money will enable Halex's entrepreneurial owners to expand their line with other products.
April 26, 1993 |
The well-scrubbed suburbanites in fresh T-shirts and blue jeans could have been heading for a lazy day at the beach as they boarded their charter bus Sunday, clutching coolers and backpacks. But the 300 or so gays and lesbians who had flown from Orange County were instead on their way to the tumultuous march for gay rights that attracted hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Washington on Sunday.
October 30, 1991 |
Race organizers expect the top finishers in Sunday's Orange County Marathon to complete the course in well under 1 1/2 hours. Not the runners, of course--after all, the fastest marathon ever run was just under 2 hours, 7 minutes. It's the in-line skaters, zipping along at speeds up to 28 m.p.h., who will be burning up the course Sunday. The Orange County Marathon will be the first ever to include a special division for in-line skaters, according to organizers.
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September 6, 2009 |
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is home to nearly 1 million Catholics. On a typical Sunday, less than 137,000 can be found in church. Now, using a strategy straight from the secular playbook, its leaders hope to lure back those who have drifted. The diocese and nearly a dozen others across the country are preparing to air several thousand prime-time TV commercials in English and Spanish, inviting inactive Catholics to return to their religious roots. In addition to Sacramento, dioceses in Chicago, Omaha, Providence, R.I., and four other cities will launch the "Catholics Come Home" advertising blitz during Advent, the period before Christmas.
May 4, 1989
The top-ranked UCLA women's softball team (35-4 overall, 12-2 in the Pacific-10) will play at Oregon State (7-24, 1-15) on Friday and meet fifth-ranked Oregon (46-13, 11-5) at Eugene on Saturday. Both are double-headers and are key conference games as the regular season comes to a close next weekend. The winner of the Pac-10 conference, as well as the Big Eight, Big Ten, Big West, Gateway and Mid-America conferences, receives automatic bids into the NCAA College World Series, which will be played in Sunnyvale, Calif.
January 24, 1995 |
On the eve of the men's collegiate volleyball season, an empire stands humbled. And like members of the old guard on the day after a revolution, volleyball teams in the West are looking around and wondering what their roles will be in the new regime. California was so dominant that no team from outside the state had ever won a national championship. Only rarely were outsiders in the race.
September 27, 1985 |
Call them a soccer team without a practice field--or even a campus. But, what else should you expect from a team that calls itself the Free Spirits? Although the Los Angeles Mission College soccer team has no place to call home, it does have a winning program. The team, a nomadic group of junior college recruits, has compiled a 2-1-1 record this season, which includes a 2-0 shutout Wednesday over Cerritos at Pierce, where Mission plays its home games.
May 8, 1993 |
The answers to two points of discussion were revealed Friday night as Cal State Northridge and UCLA quickly eliminated the remote possibility of any team east of Los Angeles playing for this year's national championship in Division I men's volleyball. First off, there is a reason to play tonight's third-place match. Why should the NCAA pay to fly two teams across country to play only one match?
November 29, 1989 |
Ed Shaughnessy got his start as a small-group drummer in New York in the mid-to-late '50s, but it's as the rhythmic helmsman of Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" orchestra that he is best known. "I guess you could say I was a be-bop drummer that developed into a big-band drummer," Shaughnessy said. "You have to learn a few different things for big-band drumming.