July 22, 2012 |
We asked Southland universities to stake claim to their Olympics connections, and they responded with lists that totaled 106 names. The only qualifications: the participants competed there, coached there or, in two cases, simply attended school there. The list: Cal Poly Pomona Kim Rhode: skeet and trap shooting, USA Cal State Fullerton Karen Bardsley: women's soccer, Great Britain Cal State Northridge Keshia Baker: track and field 1,600-meter relay, USA Chapman *Kate Ziegler: swimming 800-meter freestyle, USA *Ariana Kukors: swimming 800-meter freestyle, USA Loyola Marymount Reid Priddy: men's volleyball, USA Pepperdine Yakhouba Diawara: men's basketball, France Miranda Ayim: women's basketball, Canada Roxanne Barker: women's soccer, South Africa Robert Lindstedt: men's tennis, Sweden Sarah Attar: track and field, Saudi Arabia Sean Rooney: men's volleyball, USA Merrill Moses: men's water polo, USA Jesse Smith: men's water polo, USA Terry Schroeder: men's water polo head coach, USA Marv Dunphy: women's volleyball consultant, USA Gary Sato: men's volleyball assistant coach, USA Marcio Sicoli: beach volleyball coach, USA UCLA Amy Acuff: track and field high jump, USA Brittany Borman: track and field javelin, USA Lauren Cheney: women's soccer, USA Jessica Cosby: track and field, hammer throw, USA Danusia Francis: gymnastics...
November 14, 2007 |
Crews battled harsh bouts of wind and lashing rain Tuesday as they struggled to clean miles of oil-blackened coastline after a fierce weekend storm tore a petroleum tanker into pieces. As much as 2,000 tons of oil poured into the sea Sunday, when a storm raked Russia's eastern coast with strong wind and high waves. Environmentalists called the spill an ecological disaster and accused the government of allowing careless shipping practices.