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Times Staff WriterHis last name raises curiosity when uttered — especially in Southern California. It's where his father was a high school baseball phenom at L.A. Crenshaw and even played for the Dodgers before injuries and indiscretions caught up with him to derail...
Nick Willhite Pitcher for Dodgers Nick Willhite, 67, a left-handed pitcher whose five-year baseball career was highlighted by the shutout he threw in his debut with the Dodgers in 1963, died of cancer Sunday at a son's home in Alpine, Utah. Willhite was...
There are not many things that can make me choke while drinking a cup of water. Listening to a voice mail from quarterback guru Steve Clarkson did the trick. Clarkson left a message with stunning news: He's now against high school students transferring...
Times Staff WriterAn overtime game in basketball is exciting at any level, but multiple overtimes can push the drama to heights unseen. But what about a four-overtime game in the championship semifinals of a national tournament? No, it wasn't NCAA Division I, but...
Cope has been a deputy district attorney in the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office since 1983 and is now assigned to the major crimes unit where he handles death penalty cases, violent crimes and other high profile prosecution. He had...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Lawyers, Criminals, Punishment
From the Associated PressBrigham Young University has yanked the diploma of a man who created a calendar featuring shirtless Mormon missionaries and was later excommunicated from the church. Chad Hardy of Las Vegas attended graduation ceremonies Aug. 15 after finishing up his...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAsked how his job had changed after being named interim coach of the UCLA football team Tuesday, DeWayne Walker had a one-word answer: "Drastically." Walker, the Bruins' defensive coordinator the last two seasons, will guide UCLA against Brigham Young...
June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
Tags: Crimes, Death, Murder, Robert F. Kennedy, Marathon
In his Blowback, "What porn says about the man," John Wright suggests that porn is normal, and anyone who views it is normal, so there is nothing wrong with viewing it. John Stagliano made similar claims in his recent Dust-Up debate with Barry McDonald....
Tags: Social Issues, Pornography, Sex, Gaming, Entertainment
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNorm Chow, the offensive mind who helped USC win two national titles, has agreed to join UCLA's staff as offensive coordinator, sources familiar with the situation said. Rick Neuheisel coveted Chow from the moment he was hired as Bruins coach in late...
Tags: Pete Carroll, Matt Leinart, Education, Family, USC Trojans
Maybe now he'll stop being cursed for using drugs he didn't use By Tim Marchman I'm glad to hear Gary Matthews Jr. has denied using a drug for which he seems to have had a prescription. To be accused by anonymous government agents of the legal use of a...
Tags: Crimes, Jose Canseco, Death, Weightlifting, Health
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGiovanni Lanaro was born in Los Angeles, grew up in La Puente, attended Cal State Fullerton, and coaches and trains at Mt. San Antonio College. Yet, when the torch is lighted during opening ceremonies this summer at the Beijing Olympics, the world's...
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