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Resting on a kitchen shelf in Russell Norman's Glendale home is a novelty coffee mug gifted to him two decades ago. "A good teacher teaches, a great teacher inspires," it reads. It is a fitting message for a man who, 55 years after conducting his...
Ken Karapetian's judo studio at the Glendale YMCA is not large, but he makes the most out of it. His judo students warm up by playing an impromptu game of soccer on the studio's padded floors; tiny traffic cones serve as goal posts. Later, the...
GLENDALE — As the most monumental fight in Manny Gamburyan's career approaches fast, the tenacious mixed-martial-artist is clearly taking on the magnitude of his title opportunity and the task of facing World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight...
FOX 17 NewsImagine being in a judo fight and not being able to see your opponent, or anything at all. Nicholas Hoekstra knows what that is like. He is a judo fighter from West Michigan who is completely blind. The University of Michigan graduate lost his eye sight...
Anton Geesink, who helped make judo a universally popular sport by winning a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died. He was 76. Geesink died Friday, according to the Dutch state broadcaster NOS. He had spent several weeks in a hospital in his...
Staff reporterAn Iranian passenger plane carrying 168 people crashed a quarter-hour after takeoff Wednesday, smashing into a field northwest of the capital and shattering to pieces. State television said all on board were killed. The impact gouged a deep trench in...
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"What would be better than walking down any street in any city and knowing you're a champion." — Rocky Marciano One could likely trace them all the way back to Armenia. Now they extend into North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Pasadena and Encino. They...
Staff reporterVandals broke into the Lancaster Rec Judo Club on Pitney Road in East Lampeter Township over the weekend. The thieves entered the building through a window. They rummaged through cabinets and left a path of destruction. They shot about sixty arrows...
Booster ShotsSome competitive wrestlers are known to drop weight in a short amount of time before a competition. They may not be the only athletes to do so, according to a new study that found similar weight loss practices among judo......
SASCHA ROTHCHILD is a freelance writer in Los Angeles.THERE'S NEVER a cop when you need one. A drunk driver swerves onto a curb, nearly killing a golden retriever puppy, and no one pulls him over. Yet, if that same drunk failed to feed the parking meter, he'd have a ticket on his windshield before he could...
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Courant Assistant Features EditorOn a Sunday afternoon in March 1970, Dr. George Reardon photographed me in degrading, sexually provocative poses in his office at St. Francis Hospital. It was just another day for the doctor. Afterward, he stopped at Arthur Drug on Farmington Avenue...
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Sun ReporterSTEVE HOFF The farmer had hay to bale, barley to cut and steers to feed. But Steve Hoff, 47, took time out from working the family's 350-acre farm to dig up the past. Twenty-nine years ago, Hoff made it into "Faces" as the first high school wrestler...
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