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July 29, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Karyn Marshall, former world champion and current national champion in her sport, says the biggest obstacle she faces in competition is that she thinks too much. Marshall is a weightlifter. Probably most people have images of weightlifters that would exclude the possibility of thinking too much, but Marshall is a happy exception. A stockbroker and financial analyst on Wall Street, Marshall also holds 53 world and American records in the snatch and clean and jerk.
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July 9, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A model, the son of a former Olympic champion and a veteran sprinter were outperformed by a discus thrower from Panorama City on Friday as Olympic Festival track and field competition got underway at a new, $5.5 million stadium at Southern Illinois University. Dawn Dumble, a 22-year-old thrower who starred at UCLA, won the discus with a toss of 185 feet 11 inches. Dumble's last big victory came more than a year ago when she won the NCAA shotput title.
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July 13, 1990 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coley Kyman celebrates each point of a volleyball match with enough animation to fill a Disney movie. He struts around, clapping hands, slapping backs and pointing fingers. When a play fails, he agonizes. Coaches have lectured Kyman about such displays, but he can't seem to help himself. "They keep talking to me about changing my attitude and how cocky I am, but hey, that's me. It's just the way I am," Kyman said.
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July 7, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheila Cornell and Barbara Jordan, both long-time standouts at the American Softball Assn. major division level, will be part of the 17-member U.S. national team that will play in the World Championships. The team officially will be announced today. Cornell, 32, from Burbank, and Jordan, 29, a former Cal State Northridge All-American, will compete as part of the U.S. team in St. John's, Newfoundland, from July 30 to Aug. 7.
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July 7, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The really great thing about team handball is that few people understand the sport but most enjoy watching it anyway. Denny Fercho used to be one of those people. He and his brother were watching on television in 1984, when the Olympics were in Los Angeles. Cool game, they thought. Let's try it. So they did--right there in the family room of their Camarillo home. Mom and Dad weren't around, of course.
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July 1, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are times, usually when the air is dry and frigid, when Barbara Jordan feels much older than her 29 years. Her right knee stiffens and a dull pain emanates from deep beneath her teeth, numbing the right side of her jaw. During these moments, Jordan considers the enormity of her sacrifice and wonders if the effort is worth . . . Time out. Take that back. Truth be told, Jordan never, ever ponders her fate or questions her devotion.
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July 7, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheila Cornell and Barbara Jordan, both long-time standouts at the American Softball Assn. major division level, will be part of the 17-member U.S. national team that will play in the World Championships. The team officially will be announced today. Cornell, 32, from Burbank, and Jordan, 29, a former Cal State Northridge All-American, will compete as part of the U.S. team in St. John's, Newfoundland, from July 30 to Aug. 7.
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July 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Olympic Festival that organizers promise will be a record-breaker began in earnest Saturday with everything from archery to wrestling at venues around the Twin Cities. Action in 20 of the Festival's 37 events included a step into the history books by a judo competitor, a no-hitter in women's fast-pitch softball and a dominant performance in the basketball tournament.
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July 8, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment they first tumbled into the same chlorine pool together, Karen and Sarah Josephson were synchronized swimmers. They had no choice in the matter. There was no other way around it. Karen was born on Jan. 10, 1964, in Bristol, Conn. Seven minutes later, so was Sarah. Today, Karen stands 5-foot-4, smiles a lot and wears her bright red hair in a short bobbed cut. So does Sarah.
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July 11, 1990 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There have been plenty of spectacular players in the U.S. Olympic Festival's basketball games this week. But Damon Bailey hadn't been one of them until Tuesday when his 25 points led the North in its 121-120 gold medal game defeat by the South. Bailey's legend lives. Outside Indiana, only one thing about Bailey is known for sure: In 1986, Indiana University Coach Bob Knight said Bailey was better than Steve Alford.
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July 7, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The really great thing about team handball is that few people understand the sport but most enjoy watching it anyway. Denny Fercho used to be one of those people. He and his brother were watching on television in 1984, when the Olympics were in Los Angeles. Cool game, they thought. Let's try it. So they did--right there in the family room of their Camarillo home. Mom and Dad weren't around, of course.
SPORTS
July 1, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are times, usually when the air is dry and frigid, when Barbara Jordan feels much older than her 29 years. Her right knee stiffens and a dull pain emanates from deep beneath her teeth, numbing the right side of her jaw. During these moments, Jordan considers the enormity of her sacrifice and wonders if the effort is worth . . . Time out. Take that back. Truth be told, Jordan never, ever ponders her fate or questions her devotion.
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March 15, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to rekindle memories of the 1984 Summer Olympics, U.S. Olympic Festival officials announced plans Thursday at the Coliseum for a torch run from the steps of the state's capitol in Sacramento to Dodger Stadium. After the flame arrives in Sacramento by air from Pikes Peak in Colorado, the 1,700-mile torch run will begin June 16 and travel through 187 California communities before arriving in Los Angeles for the opening ceremony July 12.
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July 13, 1990 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coley Kyman celebrates each point of a volleyball match with enough animation to fill a Disney movie. He struts around, clapping hands, slapping backs and pointing fingers. When a play fails, he agonizes. Coaches have lectured Kyman about such displays, but he can't seem to help himself. "They keep talking to me about changing my attitude and how cocky I am, but hey, that's me. It's just the way I am," Kyman said.
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July 11, 1990 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There have been plenty of spectacular players in the U.S. Olympic Festival's basketball games this week. But Damon Bailey hadn't been one of them until Tuesday when his 25 points led the North in its 121-120 gold medal game defeat by the South. Bailey's legend lives. Outside Indiana, only one thing about Bailey is known for sure: In 1986, Indiana University Coach Bob Knight said Bailey was better than Steve Alford.
SPORTS
July 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Olympic Festival that organizers promise will be a record-breaker began in earnest Saturday with everything from archery to wrestling at venues around the Twin Cities. Action in 20 of the Festival's 37 events included a step into the history books by a judo competitor, a no-hitter in women's fast-pitch softball and a dominant performance in the basketball tournament.
SPORTS
March 15, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to rekindle memories of the 1984 Summer Olympics, U.S. Olympic Festival officials announced plans Thursday at the Coliseum for a torch run from the steps of the state's capitol in Sacramento to Dodger Stadium. After the flame arrives in Sacramento by air from Pikes Peak in Colorado, the 1,700-mile torch run will begin June 16 and travel through 187 California communities before arriving in Los Angeles for the opening ceremony July 12.
SPORTS
July 9, 1994 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A model, the son of a former Olympic champion and a veteran sprinter were outperformed by a discus thrower from Panorama City on Friday as Olympic Festival track and field competition got underway at a new, $5.5 million stadium at Southern Illinois University. Dawn Dumble, a 22-year-old thrower who starred at UCLA, won the discus with a toss of 185 feet 11 inches. Dumble's last big victory came more than a year ago when she won the NCAA shotput title.
SPORTS
July 8, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment they first tumbled into the same chlorine pool together, Karen and Sarah Josephson were synchronized swimmers. They had no choice in the matter. There was no other way around it. Karen was born on Jan. 10, 1964, in Bristol, Conn. Seven minutes later, so was Sarah. Today, Karen stands 5-foot-4, smiles a lot and wears her bright red hair in a short bobbed cut. So does Sarah.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Karyn Marshall, former world champion and current national champion in her sport, says the biggest obstacle she faces in competition is that she thinks too much. Marshall is a weightlifter. Probably most people have images of weightlifters that would exclude the possibility of thinking too much, but Marshall is a happy exception. A stockbroker and financial analyst on Wall Street, Marshall also holds 53 world and American records in the snatch and clean and jerk.
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