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November 14, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
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July 6, 2003 | Frederick R. Lynch, Frederick R. Lynch is author of "The Diversity Machine" and associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
Mexifornia A State of Becoming Victor Davis Hanson Encounter Books: 150 pp., $21.95 * In the 1950s, sociologist C. Wright Mills challenged scholars to study the terrain where biography, history and social structure intersect. Fifty years later, Victor Davis Hanson, a prolific classics professor and military historian at Cal State Fresno, has taken up just such an enterprise in a short memoir-analysis, "Mexifornia." Six generations of Hansons have lived in rural Selma, Calif.
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November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."
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April 24, 2000 | MERLE RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Farmers are among the last Americans who still deal on a daily basis with reality. Working with soil, weather, disease, pests, muscle and machinery, the farmer constantly tests the truth of his ideas against the hard contingencies of an unpredictable natural world. It is no secret that family farms in America are an endangered species, as farmers who own and work their land are edged out by giant agribusiness, and as farmland is buried under asphalt to make way for suburban sprawl.
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November 13, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Canadian swimming star Victor Davis died today, two days after the 25-year-old Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer was struck down by a car, hospital spokesman Jacques Charbonneau said. Davis had been in a coma with a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging and spine injuries since arriving at Montreal's Notre Dame Hospital early Saturday morning.
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April 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A driver who fatally injured Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis in 1989 was sentenced to 10 months in jail by a Montreal judge who called the driver a "callous coward." Davis, who set an Olympic breaststroke record at the Games in 1984, died of brain injuries after being struck and hurled nearly 50 feet by a car driven by 21-year-old Glen Crossley.
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November 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The driver of the car that struck and fatally injured Canadian swimming star Victor Davis was not drunk, a passenger in that automobile said. Frank Dres, who leases the black Honda that hit Davis outside a bar Saturday night, told the Montreal Gazette that the 19-year-old driver, whom he did not identify, was behind the wheel because he was not drunk. "Someone else was the designated driver of the car because he was sober," Dres said.
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April 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A coroner opened hearings today into the death of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis, who was hit by a car four months ago after an argument with its three occupants. Davis, a gold medal-winning swimmer at the 1984 Olympics, was thrown 30 feet into the air by the car, whose driver sped off without stopping. Davis died two days later without regaining consciousness.
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November 12, 1989
Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis of Canada was in a coma with swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain Saturday in Montreal after he was struck by a car that his girlfriend said left the scene after throwing him head-first onto a parked car. "I'm in shock," said Donna Clavel, 22, who lives with Davis, a gold and silver medalist in the breaststroke at the 1984 Olympics and a silver medalist at the 1988 Games in Seoul.
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June 4, 1986 | JOHN BALZAR and KEITH LOVE, Times Political Writers
Rep. Ed Zschau and political commentator Bruce Herschensohn were locked in a close race in the Republican U.S. Senate primary early today. Former Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Curb meanwhile appeared headed for victory in his bid to win back his old job, moving strongly ahead of state Sen. H.L. Richardson of Glendora, according to preliminary results. The winner will face Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy. In the Republican primary for state controller, state Sen.
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April 5, 1998 | BERNARD KNOX, Bernard Knox is the author of numerous historical works, including "The Oldest Dead White European Males & Other Reflections on the Classics" and, most recently, "The Norton Book of Classical Literature," both from W.W. Norton
The Homer of this book's somewhat melodramatic short title is not, as one critic admits to having surmised at first glance, the cartoon figure of "The Simpsons." It is shorthand for the study of that Greek (and Greco-Roman) culture that, ever since the Renaissance, has been the basic curriculum of Western education. It became so because, as Victor Hanson and John Heath, the authors of "Who Killed Homer?
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April 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A driver who fatally injured Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis in 1989 was sentenced to 10 months in jail by a Montreal judge who called the driver a "callous coward." Davis, who set an Olympic breaststroke record at the Games in 1984, died of brain injuries after being struck and hurled nearly 50 feet by a car driven by 21-year-old Glen Crossley.
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April 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A coroner opened hearings today into the death of Olympic gold medalist Victor Davis, who was hit by a car four months ago after an argument with its three occupants. Davis, a gold medal-winning swimmer at the 1984 Olympics, was thrown 30 feet into the air by the car, whose driver sped off without stopping. Davis died two days later without regaining consciousness.
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November 14, 1989 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
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November 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
The driver of the car that struck and fatally injured Canadian swimming star Victor Davis was not drunk, a passenger in that automobile said. Frank Dres, who leases the black Honda that hit Davis outside a bar Saturday night, told the Montreal Gazette that the 19-year-old driver, whom he did not identify, was behind the wheel because he was not drunk. "Someone else was the designated driver of the car because he was sober," Dres said.
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November 13, 1989
Swimming champion Victor Davis, in a coma after being struck by a car outside a suburban bar, remained in extremely critical condition Sunday in a Montreal hospital. Doctors are waiting through a critical 48-hour period to determine their next course of action, but already have ruled out neurosurgery, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame hospital in Montreal. "When he came in here there was a little hope, but there is very little now," Charbonneau said. "His chances are slim."
NEWS
April 24, 2000 | MERLE RUBIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Farmers are among the last Americans who still deal on a daily basis with reality. Working with soil, weather, disease, pests, muscle and machinery, the farmer constantly tests the truth of his ideas against the hard contingencies of an unpredictable natural world. It is no secret that family farms in America are an endangered species, as farmers who own and work their land are edged out by giant agribusiness, and as farmland is buried under asphalt to make way for suburban sprawl.
BOOKS
July 6, 2003 | Frederick R. Lynch, Frederick R. Lynch is author of "The Diversity Machine" and associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
Mexifornia A State of Becoming Victor Davis Hanson Encounter Books: 150 pp., $21.95 * In the 1950s, sociologist C. Wright Mills challenged scholars to study the terrain where biography, history and social structure intersect. Fifty years later, Victor Davis Hanson, a prolific classics professor and military historian at Cal State Fresno, has taken up just such an enterprise in a short memoir-analysis, "Mexifornia." Six generations of Hansons have lived in rural Selma, Calif.
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November 13, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Canadian swimming star Victor Davis died today, two days after the 25-year-old Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer was struck down by a car, hospital spokesman Jacques Charbonneau said. Davis had been in a coma with a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging and spine injuries since arriving at Montreal's Notre Dame Hospital early Saturday morning.
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November 12, 1989
Olympic swimming gold medalist Victor Davis of Canada was in a coma with swelling and hemorrhaging of the brain Saturday in Montreal after he was struck by a car that his girlfriend said left the scene after throwing him head-first onto a parked car. "I'm in shock," said Donna Clavel, 22, who lives with Davis, a gold and silver medalist in the breaststroke at the 1984 Olympics and a silver medalist at the 1988 Games in Seoul.
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