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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1985 | GARY JARLSON, Times Staff Writer
If 1984 was nothing else, it was the year of the Olympics. They were called the Los Angeles Games, but the magnitude of the event alone ensured that Orange County would also play a major part in the quadrennial celebration of excellence by thousands of the world's most gifted athletes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1985 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
A murderer who stayed in prison rather than be paroled to Orange County; a police officer who was fired on, then just plain fired; a grandmother whose uphill run made her the star of the Olympic torch run through Orange County; a baby who began his life in a trash bin--these faces, and others, made lasting impressions on Orange County's memory in 1984. On Jan. 10, the jury was seated and the trial was about to begin on charges that John M.
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