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July 1, 1999
Vernon Clark Turner, retired World War II commander of the submarine Billfish, died at his home in Camarillo on Monday. He was 87. Turner was born Sept. 16, 1911, in Brownwood, Texas, and attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., graduating in 1933. He served as executive officer of the submarine Plunger. The submarine was sent to Pearl Harbor and, while approaching the base on Dec. 7, 1941, was fired on by enemy aircraft.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1999
Vernon Clark Turner, retired World War II commander of the submarine Billfish, died at his home in Camarillo on Monday. He was 87. Turner was born Sept. 16, 1911, in Brownwood, Texas, and attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., graduating in 1933. He served as executive officer of the submarine Plunger. The submarine was sent to Pearl Harbor and, while approaching the base on Dec. 7, 1941, was fired on by enemy aircraft.
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September 9, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER
They lost 10 in a row at the end of the 1991 season and are a convincing 0-1 in 1992. The Rams get the New England Patriots at Anaheim Stadium on Sunday and, if they don't win, the streak could easily extend to 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, even 18 in a row. After Sunday's game, they play at Miami, play host to the New York Jets, travel to San Francisco and New Orleans, then play host to the New York Giants before finishing the first half of the season at Atlanta.
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November 6, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Turner, kick returner and stylist, is a walking, talking, fuchsia tights-wearing tribute to football as "Flashdance." Does he stand out? Only when you can see or hear him. Standing out is the point. When Turner's Ram teammates greet his latest electric-flavored practice outfit by calling him "Flo-Jo," he says he loves every minute of the attention. "I like being different," Turner says. "I don't like being like every Tom, Dick and Bert. It's not something purposefully done.
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November 6, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Turner, kick returner and stylist, is a walking, talking, fuchsia tights-wearing tribute to football as "Flashdance." Does he stand out? Only when you can see or hear him. Standing out is the point. When Turner's Ram teammates greet his latest electric-flavored practice outfit by calling him "Flo-Jo," he says he loves every minute of the attention. "I like being different," Turner says. "I don't like being like every Tom, Dick and Bert. It's not something purposefully done.
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September 2, 1991 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Tupa, Undefeated Quarterback. Fritz Shurmur, Defensive Genius. Phoenix Cardinals, NFL Juggernaut. The transformation Sunday was miraculous, at least in the uninformed view of Vernon Turner, the newest Ram on the block, who didn't know any better but will very, very soon. "They need to get on both knees and pray," Turner said, alluding to the team that didn't fumble five times and lose by 10 points at Anaheim Stadium. "The Cardinals had no business beating us.
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August 15, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The Rams packed up their equipment and moved out of UC Irvine, ending four weeks of training camp there. They will resume work at Rams Park on Sunday, after playing the Raiders tonight. Coach Chuck Knox said he was satisfied with the camp and that the players seemed to adapt well to his new, faster-paced atmosphere. "We've gotten a lot done," he said. "We still have a long way to go. We need to have some players come on and establish themselves. We just have to keep working at it."
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July 30, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Both of the Rams' starting cornerbacks have been sidelined with hamstring soreness. Todd Lyght missed his third day of practice Wednesday and Darryl Henley stayed out of both practices. Defensive end Jim Skow missed practice with stomach problems. . . . Rookie defensive tackle Marc Boutte has been excused for a few days to be a pallbearer at his grandmother's funeral in Louisiana.
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October 8, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The Rams plan to put running back Robert Delpino on the injured-reserve list today to recover from the strained left knee ligaments he suffered in last Sunday's game. Delpino is expected to miss four weeks, Coach Chuck Knox said. With the Rams' bye week Oct. 25, Delpino will miss only three games if he stays on injured reserve the minimum four weeks. Knox indicated Wednesday that the Rams probably will activate rookie fullback Tim Lester off the practice squad to replace Delpino.
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September 13, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
With 300-pound defensive tackle Alvin Wright and 250-pound linebacker Fred Strickland doubtful for Sunday night's game in New Orleans, the Rams are concerned about stopping Saint running back Craig (Ironhead) Heyward. Heyward is listed at 260 pounds, but Ram coaches think he is closer to 280 pounds. "He's bigger than anybody we have on defense right now," linebacker coach Ronnie Jones said.
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September 9, 1992 | JOHN WEYLER
They lost 10 in a row at the end of the 1991 season and are a convincing 0-1 in 1992. The Rams get the New England Patriots at Anaheim Stadium on Sunday and, if they don't win, the streak could easily extend to 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, even 18 in a row. After Sunday's game, they play at Miami, play host to the New York Jets, travel to San Francisco and New Orleans, then play host to the New York Giants before finishing the first half of the season at Atlanta.
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September 2, 1991 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Tupa, Undefeated Quarterback. Fritz Shurmur, Defensive Genius. Phoenix Cardinals, NFL Juggernaut. The transformation Sunday was miraculous, at least in the uninformed view of Vernon Turner, the newest Ram on the block, who didn't know any better but will very, very soon. "They need to get on both knees and pray," Turner said, alluding to the team that didn't fumble five times and lose by 10 points at Anaheim Stadium. "The Cardinals had no business beating us.
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