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December 3, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 200 people gathered in this rural Northern California town Tuesday to mourn the loss of 4-year-old Tommy Bennett, moved by his family's struggle with a rare genetic disease that afflicted the boy and his two older siblings. Mourners, including some strangers to the Bennett family, released 12 white doves and dozens of blue balloons in honor of Tommy, who died last week of complications from experimental stem-cell transplants that were his only hope for long-term survival.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 200 people gathered in this rural Northern California town Tuesday to mourn the loss of 4-year-old Tommy Bennett, moved by his family's struggle with a rare genetic disease that afflicted the boy and his two older siblings. Mourners, including some strangers to the Bennett family, released 12 white doves and dozens of blue balloons in honor of Tommy, who died last week of complications from experimental stem-cell transplants that were his only hope for long-term survival.
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December 15, 2001
Tommy Bennett, who plays safety for the Detroit Lions, was just suspended for the final four games of the season because he used steroids. So, what's his punishment? R.J. Johnson North Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
John and Alicia Bennett knew they would probably bury their three children, all stricken with a rare genetic disease. They never imagined they would lose Tommy first. Four-year-old Tommy, the youngest and healthiest -- the one strong enough to endure three experimental stem-cell transplants -- succumbed early Tuesday to complications of the procedures intended to save his life. "I told him that it was all right for him to go," Alicia Bennett wrote in an e-mail to a reporter Tuesday.
SPORTS
October 22, 1993 | JIM HODGES
It has been a down week for Tommy Bennett, who covers against the pass for UCLA, which is preparing to play Oregon State, a team that doesn't pass. "I'm alternating at free safety and still fighting for a starting free safety position," said Bennett, a sophomore. "Right now, Travis Collier has it, but I'm right there on his heels." Collier got the job from Bennett after the season opener, against California.
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March 5, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA defensive back Tommy Bennett was suspended from the football team by the athletic department Friday after his arrest by campus police on forgery allegations and an unrelated traffic offense. A search warrant was served on Bennett, a sophomore, at his Saxon Suites residence on campus Thursday morning, and sufficient evidence was obtained to arrest him on forgery charges, according to Lt. Jim Kuehn of the UCLA police.
SPORTS
October 7, 1990 | DANA HADDAD
The headline act at Morse this season is its offensive backfield. Tommy Bennett, a Morse wide receiver and defensive back, admits that. But it sure looked as if he was trying to steal the show, as No. 1 Morse dismantled Lincoln, 44-6, in front of a crowd estimated at 3,700 at Mesa College Saturday. Quarterback Teddy Lawrence, who leads the county in rushing average (18.7), gave Morse (5-0) a 7-0 lead on a flashy 78-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
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October 21, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Step 2 of Tommy Bennett's three-step program to get on with his life was completed Thursday when he was suspended from UCLA for the fall quarter. Step 3, playing football again, will have to wait. Bennett, a defensive back who has not played this season, pleaded no contest in West Los Angeles Superior Court last month to felony charges of making a false financial statement and grand theft and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and three years probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2003 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
John and Alicia Bennett knew they would probably bury their three children, all stricken with a rare genetic disease. They never imagined they would lose Tommy first. Four-year-old Tommy, the youngest and healthiest -- the one strong enough to endure three experimental stem-cell transplants -- succumbed early Tuesday to complications of the procedures intended to save his life. "I told him that it was all right for him to go," Alicia Bennett wrote in an e-mail to a reporter Tuesday.
SPORTS
September 30, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER
UCLA starting strong safety Ted Nwoke has been suspended for team disciplinary reasons. Coach Terry Donahue would not be specific but equated it with a curfew violation. "I will talk with him on Monday about his future status with the team," Donahue said. Glenn Thompkins will start in Nwoke's place tonight. Tommy Bennett, who has been playing primarily at linebacker, is also expected to play part of the game at safety.
SPORTS
December 15, 2001
Tommy Bennett, who plays safety for the Detroit Lions, was just suspended for the final four games of the season because he used steroids. So, what's his punishment? R.J. Johnson North Hollywood
SPORTS
October 21, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Step 2 of Tommy Bennett's three-step program to get on with his life was completed Thursday when he was suspended from UCLA for the fall quarter. Step 3, playing football again, will have to wait. Bennett, a defensive back who has not played this season, pleaded no contest in West Los Angeles Superior Court last month to felony charges of making a false financial statement and grand theft and was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and three years probation.
SPORTS
October 13, 1994 | JIM HODGES
He walked on the practice field Wednesday for the first time this season, talked with Coach Terry Donahue and then left. Tommy Bennett is still on the outside looking in--on football, on school, on life--and there is little Donahue can do about it.
SPORTS
March 5, 1994 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA defensive back Tommy Bennett was suspended from the football team by the athletic department Friday after his arrest by campus police on forgery allegations and an unrelated traffic offense. A search warrant was served on Bennett, a sophomore, at his Saxon Suites residence on campus Thursday morning, and sufficient evidence was obtained to arrest him on forgery charges, according to Lt. Jim Kuehn of the UCLA police.
SPORTS
October 7, 1990 | DANA HADDAD
The headline act at Morse this season is its offensive backfield. Tommy Bennett, a Morse wide receiver and defensive back, admits that. But it sure looked as if he was trying to steal the show, as No. 1 Morse dismantled Lincoln, 44-6, in front of a crowd estimated at 3,700 at Mesa College Saturday. Quarterback Teddy Lawrence, who leads the county in rushing average (18.7), gave Morse (5-0) a 7-0 lead on a flashy 78-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
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December 22, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER
UCLA tailback Karim Abdul-Jabbar, recovering from the ankle injury that sidelined him for all but one play of the last two games, sat out practice Wednesday in Honolulu, but has since returned to the field. Coach Terry Donahue says he expects Abdul-Jabbar to start and go as long as he can. . . . Linebacker Tommy Bennett, also recovering from an ankle injury, is considered extremely doubtful. . . . The two teams are practicing in the morning and sightseeing after that.
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