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March 11, 1996 |
When two sheriff's deputies came to Walter Kagler's home in Willowbrook last November and said they wanted to help him fix up his house, he was a bit suspicious. "Oh no, here comes the Trojan horse," he remembers telling himself. But four months later, when the feared Trojan horse finally arrived, it came in the form of a motor home bearing 12 deputies--members of the community-based police team from the Century sheriff's station.
September 23, 2010 |
The floats danced with whimsy. The fireworks wowed. The light show rocked. But a week after Mexico's bicentennial bash, inquiring minds have obsessed on another spectacle: Who was the really tall guy built of steel and off-white plastic? And (since this is conspiracy-minded Mexico), is the government concealing his real identity? The giant's name is El Coloso, or Colossus, a 60-foot-tall, square-jawed figure assembled by creators Jorge Vargas and Juan Carlos Canfield for Independence Day festivities.
July 14, 2003 |
In what has become a long-running soap opera surrounding USC's famed mascot, Traveler, university administrators now must find a new white horse to charge across the field at football games. Forty-two years after the late Richard Saukko established the tradition by riding into the Coliseum, his widow said the family will no longer supply horse and rider because of "a personality conflict."
December 10, 2010 |
In late January, a contingent of key people from the USC athletic department will prepare for a trip to Indianapolis, home of the NCAA. Long underwear will be packed, maybe even a stocking cap for Pat Haden's receding hairline. It will be appeal time, USC's chance to be heard on its wish for a softening of the sanctions from the Reggie Bush case. When that bomb was dropped last June, the Trojans' football program lost two years of bowl eligibility and 30 scholarships. It was like telling General Motors to stop making trucks for two years.
October 13, 1987
When Indiana upset Ohio State last Saturday, Michael Knisley of the Denver Post was reminded of the 1976 game when Lee Corso, now an ESPN analyst, was coaching the Hoosiers. Indiana, which had lost 24 straight in the series, somehow managed to take a 7-6 lead in the second quarter. Knisley: "It was a moment worth preserving, so Corso did. He had a photographer take a picture, with Corso pointing to the scoreboard in the background. "Ohio State won the game, 47-7."
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November 21, 2000 |
Joel Robbins of North Hollywood gives PacBell a poor grade in proofreading. Robbins noticed that its Valley directory seems to say that it's a blackboard jungle out there (see accompanying). * SPEAKING OF QUALITY: Allen St. James found a company in Ventura that emphasizes something close to it (see photo). * AS FOR TRASHY MOVIES: Carol Schneider of L.A. came upon just the receptacle (see photo).
November 28, 2000 |
Before shedding an old-fashioned coaching uniform and leaving an ancient football stadium through a parking lot filled with alumni debating the necessity of face masks Saturday, Paul Hackett offered one last bit of advice. Shake yourself, USC. Just because your football program is dressed in 1978 doesn't mean it still is 1978. Those grainy black-and-white images on the walls of the athletic offices are photos, not game plans.
September 19, 1985 |
There are few clues to Richard Saukko's "other life" as you walk through his Saugus ranch on a windy late-summer afternoon. Several white Arabian horses amble across a dusty corral. Up the hill, in front of the house, stands a wire-mesh skeleton of a prancing stallion that formed the headpiece to a Rose Parade float. Saukko himself wears a cardinal-and-gold USC cap.
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October 18, 2009 |
For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher performance reported that the San Diego teachers unions spent nearly $400,000 in this fall's school board elections. The elections were held in 2008. -- For The Record Los Angeles Times Sunday, October 25, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of the Oct. 18 Section A about evaluating teacher performance reported that the San Diego teachers unions spent nearly $400,000 in this fall's school board elections.