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May 29, 1987 | JEFFREY PARENTI
Tom Sullivan says that before a race, he has a wonderful feeling of tension. As the early-morning breeze blows through his hair, he senses the building nerves of the other runners. As the race progresses, Sullivan hears the sound of runners jostling for position and people yelling out split times and offering encouragement. His feet feel the contour of the race course. On Sunday, Sullivan's feelings will be similar to those of more than 3,000 runners in San Diego's Buick 10-kilometer race.
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January 4, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, This post has been updated. See below for details.
HOUSTON--A new voice has been added to the debate about the reopening of the Colorado movie theater where a dozen people were killed July 20 . Tom Sullivan, father of shooting victim Alex Sullivan, 27, wrote a letter published in Friday's Denver Post addressed to “my neighbors and fellow moviegoers” about his determination to carry on and return to the theater where his son died. “While this will be an extremely difficult time, if you truly knew my son Alex, you would know that he would want me to be there, if only to show that we will not allow anyone to take the joy we shared at theaters across the metro area away from us and help gather the Aurora community together,” Sullivan wrote.
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May 18, 2000 | S.J. Cahn, (949) 574-4204
The presidents of Leisure World's three homeowners associations will hold a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. May 25 at the retirement community's Clubhouse Five. John Fuller, president of United Mutual, Tom McCauley, president of Third Mutual, and Tom Sullivan, president of Mutual Fifty, will answer questions following their presentations. All residents are invited. Information: (949) 583-7264.
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May 18, 2000 | S.J. Cahn, (949) 574-4204
The presidents of Leisure World's three homeowners associations will hold a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. May 25 at the retirement community's Clubhouse Five. John Fuller, president of United Mutual, Tom McCauley, president of Third Mutual, and Tom Sullivan, president of Mutual Fifty, will answer questions following their presentations. All residents are invited. Information: (949) 583-7264.
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August 22, 1991 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Torrance City Council on Tuesday approved plans for the Mobil St. Patrick's Day Run for the Blind next March, while expressing regret that Vistas for the Blind, the sponsoring organization, and Tom Sullivan, the race's founder, have parted company. In May, Sullivan and his wife, Patty, withdrew their names and participation from the annual event, which had been known as the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10K Run-Stride, blaming philosophical differences with Vistas.
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March 3, 1988 | Jim Murray
Tom Sullivan probably could have become a first-rate major league ballplayer. Except he couldn't hit the curveball. He might have made an acceptable tight end in football. Except he couldn't catch the ball in a crowd. He could have made a better-than-average basketball player. Except he didn't have an outside shot. Now, lots of guys wave at the curveball. Lots of guys drop touchdowns in the end zone when they hear footsteps. Lots of guys put up air balls from the top of the key.
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March 13, 1989
Matt Giusto of Tucson won the Tom Sullivan 10-kilometer road race Sunday at Torrance with a time of 28 minutes 39 seconds. Giusto made a move from a group of runners at three miles. Ivan Huff of San Luis Obispo was second in 28:46 and Jose Luis Chuela was third in 28:52. Mary Knisely of Dallas won the women's division in 32:43. Knisely also broke from a pack at the halfway point and won easily. Monica Joyce of Los Angeles was second in 32:57 and Sylvia Mosqueda of Alhambra was third in 33:19.
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May 10, 1991 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Sullivan, founder of a popular Torrance-based 10-K race, has announced that he is withdrawing his name and participation from the annual March rite in an apparent disagreement over philosophy with the chief organizing group. The news has startled supporters of the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10-K Run/Dash/Stride, which attracted thousands of runners to Torrance on March 17 and has been an annual event for 13 years. Sullivan announced his decision in a May 3 letter to Vistas for Blind Children Inc.
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March 17, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the front yard of his family's brownstone in a suburb of Boston, young Tom Sullivan used to listen to the other kids in his rough-and-tumble neighborhood play baseball at Holy Name School. He could hear the crack of a bat, a ball hitting a glove, the sounds of a game he loved but was never invited to play. Blind since birth, Sullivan was pretty much confined to the yard, which was fenced for his safety.
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August 22, 1991 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Torrance City Council on Tuesday approved plans for the Mobil St. Patrick's Day Run for the Blind next March, while expressing regret that Vistas for the Blind, the sponsoring organization, and Tom Sullivan, the race's founder, have parted company. In May, Sullivan and his wife, Patty, withdrew their names and participation from the annual event, which had been known as the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10K Run-Stride, blaming philosophical differences with Vistas.
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May 10, 1991 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Sullivan, founder of a popular Torrance-based 10-K race, has announced that he is withdrawing his name and participation from the annual March rite in an apparent disagreement over philosophy with the chief organizing group. The news has startled supporters of the Mobil Tom Sullivan 10-K Run/Dash/Stride, which attracted thousands of runners to Torrance on March 17 and has been an annual event for 13 years. Sullivan announced his decision in a May 3 letter to Vistas for Blind Children Inc.
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March 17, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the front yard of his family's brownstone in a suburb of Boston, young Tom Sullivan used to listen to the other kids in his rough-and-tumble neighborhood play baseball at Holy Name School. He could hear the crack of a bat, a ball hitting a glove, the sounds of a game he loved but was never invited to play. Blind since birth, Sullivan was pretty much confined to the yard, which was fenced for his safety.
SPORTS
March 13, 1989
Matt Giusto of Tucson won the Tom Sullivan 10-kilometer road race Sunday at Torrance with a time of 28 minutes 39 seconds. Giusto made a move from a group of runners at three miles. Ivan Huff of San Luis Obispo was second in 28:46 and Jose Luis Chuela was third in 28:52. Mary Knisely of Dallas won the women's division in 32:43. Knisely also broke from a pack at the halfway point and won easily. Monica Joyce of Los Angeles was second in 32:57 and Sylvia Mosqueda of Alhambra was third in 33:19.
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March 3, 1988 | Jim Murray
Tom Sullivan probably could have become a first-rate major league ballplayer. Except he couldn't hit the curveball. He might have made an acceptable tight end in football. Except he couldn't catch the ball in a crowd. He could have made a better-than-average basketball player. Except he didn't have an outside shot. Now, lots of guys wave at the curveball. Lots of guys drop touchdowns in the end zone when they hear footsteps. Lots of guys put up air balls from the top of the key.
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January 4, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, This post has been updated. See below for details.
HOUSTON--A new voice has been added to the debate about the reopening of the Colorado movie theater where a dozen people were killed July 20 . Tom Sullivan, father of shooting victim Alex Sullivan, 27, wrote a letter published in Friday's Denver Post addressed to “my neighbors and fellow moviegoers” about his determination to carry on and return to the theater where his son died. “While this will be an extremely difficult time, if you truly knew my son Alex, you would know that he would want me to be there, if only to show that we will not allow anyone to take the joy we shared at theaters across the metro area away from us and help gather the Aurora community together,” Sullivan wrote.
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February 23, 1985 | COURTNEY BROWN
If Tom Sullivan had a bad day on the Denver Gold preseason practice field at Cal State Northridge, he could have walked a couple of blocks home for a warm bath. Not home to the dorms. Home . Sullivan, the Gold's defensive back, was raised in Northridge. His family lives a block from the dormitories that he and his teammates have lived in the past month. "It has made things much more comfortable," Sullivan said.
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May 29, 1987 | JEFFREY PARENTI
Tom Sullivan says that before a race, he has a wonderful feeling of tension. As the early-morning breeze blows through his hair, he senses the building nerves of the other runners. As the race progresses, Sullivan hears the sound of runners jostling for position and people yelling out split times and offering encouragement. His feet feel the contour of the race course. On Sunday, Sullivan's feelings will be similar to those of more than 3,000 runners in San Diego's Buick 10-kilometer race.
SPORTS
February 23, 1985 | COURTNEY BROWN
If Tom Sullivan had a bad day on the Denver Gold preseason practice field at Cal State Northridge, he could have walked a couple of blocks home for a warm bath. Not home to the dorms. Home . Sullivan, the Gold's defensive back, was raised in Northridge. His family lives a block from the dormitories that he and his teammates have lived in the past month. "It has made things much more comfortable," Sullivan said.
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