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September 6, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's go sailin' now, everybody's learnin' how . . . Those natty cats in blue blazers who run the America's Cup nearly fell off their deck chairs a couple of months ago, when a 1939 Ford Woody with surfboards on top pulled up in front of the yacht club. Five men jumped out, kicked the sand off their feet and asked where they could go to enter the race. Well, it wasn't quite like that, but the imagery plays well.
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September 6, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Let's go sailin' now, everybody's learnin' how . . . Those natty cats in blue blazers who run the America's Cup nearly fell off their deck chairs a couple of months ago, when a 1939 Ford Woody with surfboards on top pulled up in front of the yacht club. Five men jumped out, kicked the sand off their feet and asked where they could go to enter the race. Well, it wasn't quite like that, but the imagery plays well.
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SPORTS
January 9, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The remaining America's Cup defense syndicates have been reduced to two: Team Dennis Conner and America-3, headed by Eastern industrialist Bill Koch. A news conference has been scheduled for Friday to announce that Koch will absorb certain personnel from the Beach Boys USA syndicate, which is strapped for funds. Meanwhile, the Spanish America's Cup program suffered a setback, according to reports, when the keel of its boat, Spain 92--500 Years, fell off during a test sail off Palma last weekend.
NEWS
December 1, 1988 | United Press International
This year, Americans are expected to buy about 42 million poinsettias to celebrate the holidays, even though the Christmas plant often gets a bum rap for safety. According to the News USA syndicate, many people have believed poinsettia leaves are poisonous ever since rumors that a child died from eating them began shortly after World War I. But while the poinsettia is not an edible plant, it is actually quite safe, according to experts.
SPORTS
August 16, 1990
Dennis Conner's America's Cup defense campaign announced Wednesday that it had secured Pepsi-Cola as a major sponsor for the effort. Pepsi was a founding corporate sponsor when Conner won the America's Cup back from Australia in 1987 and defended it against New Zealand in 1988.
SPORTS
January 9, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The three remaining America's Cup defense syndicates have been reduced to two: Team Dennis Conner and America-3, headed by Eastern industrialist Bill Koch. At a press conference Friday in San Diego, an announcement that Koch will absorb certain personnel from the Beach Boys USA syndicate, which is strapped for funds, is expected. "We're not dropping out," said David Lowry, chairman of the Beach Boys syndicate. "Nothing could be farther from the truth. (But) there will be some changes.
SPORTS
December 14, 1986 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
What are the Kiwis up to now? The USA syndicate fears that New Zealand, already accused of having an illegal fiberglass boat, might take a dive against America II today to keep USA out of the challenger semifinals of the America's Cup trials. USA's double-rudder 12-meter overcame a delayed start Saturday and trounced America II by 2:17 to climb past the New York Yacht Club entry into fourth place.
SPORTS
July 30, 1990 | RICH ROBERTS
Any euphoria that the four survivors felt last month when the America's Cup Defense Committee excused other potential defenders has vanished. Nobody was being seeded into the semifinals. Instead, the four "licensed" syndicates learned by mail the next day that they would have to come up with $50,000 by Wednesday and another $50,000 by Oct. 1 to support Partnership for America's Cup Technology (PACT), the committee-backed design research group, and must provide proof by Oct.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | SHEARLEAN DUKE, Shearlean Duke is a regular contributor to Orange County View.
When a blast of wind slammed into the maxi-racer, knocking it down, sails in the water, deck vertical, Leslie DeMeuse dropped her video camera and grabbed a 6-year-old boy who was about to be washed overboard. "I have a child of my own," DeMeuse said, "and I could just see this kid going over the side. I hung onto him and watched my camera flying down the deck." DeMeuse clung to the backstay, for what seemed much longer than the actual 30 seconds. Suddenly the big yacht popped upright.
SPORTS
February 20, 1991 | Rich Roberts
DEFENDERS TEAM DENNIS CONNER * Yacht club: San Diego * Syndicate head: Dennis Conner * Skipper: Dennis Conner * Budget: $20 million * Boats: First due to be completed in March; will build second and possibly third if funding sufficient. * Designers: Bruce Nelson, David Pedrick, Alberto Calderon, Chris Todter (coordinator). * IACC Worlds: One boat.
SPORTS
April 8, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dennis Conner finally got his boat Sunday, faith and patriotism were rampant. With the slick new boat Stars & Stripes suspended before a large U.S. flag, there were fireworks, the U.S. Marine Corps band, champagne, a thousand or so fans to see him off and old friend Malin Burnham to tell him all he had to do was defend the America's Cup "for San Diego and the United States of America." But as Conner's youngest daughter Shanna, 19, smashed a magnum on the bow of the first U.S.
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