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Alfred Wright

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Aug 03, 1970

JOHNNY IS IN AGUA HOT

The 'lovely little guy' of San Diego, John Alessio—patron of the arts, friend of the poor and boss of that gaudery of gambling, Caliente—catches a tax rap that inspires some Californians to crocodile tears

Jun 07, 1971

NEW BREED NEW IDEAS NEW TAXES

Breeders of thoroughbred horses tend to be forced out of California by an escalating tax structure, but a few men with money, nerve and imagination have bucked the tide to create stud farms that are models of efficiency

Feb 22, 1971

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

A horde of distinguished guests, the Vice-President's tee shots and restoration of a monarch turned Bob Hope's Desert Classic into a desert happening

Oct 12, 1970

Serve, backhand, volley and caviar mousse

Everybody who visits John Gardiner's Tennis Ranch has a ball—a few thousand of them, in fact. The game is played from morning to night, but the routine is broken by a man with a super service, Chef Linzie

Sep 07, 1970

...AND A MIGHTY MET IS HE!

Bud Harrelson does not exactly have blacksmith's arms, and he wears down to a twig in the dog days of summer. But he is holding New York together—almost—as it battles for its very life

Aug 03, 1970

The owners and players fumble on in Philly

Kansas City Coach Hank Stram warms up while he waits for his regulars to report for the College All-Star game. The Chiefs were the only team given the O.K. to gather as the owners and players went on bargaining

Mar 29, 1971

Big reach for a net profit

New tournament formats and inflated purses are turning professional tennis into a lavish sport, especially for Australia's rocketing Rod Laver

Jan 04, 1971

La Vie en Rose

When it comes to viewing life through rose-colored glasses, no one beats the people who put on Pasadena's splendiferous New Year's parade. Its modern princesses (opposite) are no less wholesome than the belles of yesteryear, and TV is wild about the show

Sep 07, 1970

YOU WIN! YOU'RE FIRED!

This is the predicament of homiletic George Allen of the L.A. Rams. He's got the second-best record of any NFL coach, but even a Super Bowl victory might not save his job

Feb 12, 1968

GOLF IS A GAME OF HOPE

No matter where he is—entertaining troops in Vietnam, producing a TV show or playing host at his own tournament—Bob Hope usually has a driver in hand and a line to the nearest tee

Aug 19, 1968

A BIG LIFT TOWARD THE TITLE

On August weekends in Los Angeles some people try to get out of town, but last Saturday night 64,020 mad dogs defied the heat and careened over the freeways to watch the Rams win a thriller by blocking a punt (above) for a safety—a play that could mean more than just a preseason victory

Nov 20, 1967

A VERY GOOD START FOR EGYPT

And a very good finish for the U.S. as the dreams of Cherif and Mohamed vanish before the certainties of record-breaking Arnold and Jack in the World Cup matches at Mexico City's Club de Golf

Nov 17, 1969

POWER GAME IN THE CITY

To win a basketball game, you have to get the ball occasionally. Now that Jerry Lucas has joined the San Francisco front line, the team will get the ball on rebounds more than any other in the NBA, as Lucas and Nate Thurmond demonstrated last week against Cincinnati. That advantage is inspiring hopes of a title

Apr 22, 1968

GOLF'S CRAZIEST DRAMA

A cruel technicality destroyed the popular Roberto de Vicenzo and also awarded the Masters to Bob Goalby, but before that happened a number of colorful players contributed to the sport's most suspenseful theater in years

Apr 13, 1970

THE BIRDS HOP FOR A LIVELY BANTAM

Little Earl Weaver, who played and managed in the minors for 20 years, was ready when his chance came to manage the Baltimore Orioles

Oct 30, 1967

Ben & Arnie liven up the weekend

Ryder Cup play was predictably unexciting, but the U.S. captain and his star got things moving

Apr 21, 1969

RED-HOT TUNE FOR THE KINGS

In a swinging Stanley Cup orchestration, former NHL star Red Kelly conducted his Los Angeles youngsters past Oakland to claim the California championship. Next number: the St. Louis Blues

Apr 08, 1968

NEW CHALLENGERS FOR THE OLD MASTERS

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus will be, as always, the favorites at Augusta next week, but their grip on the tournament is threatened by a fresh wave of contenders

Mar 16, 1970

For the Lakers, the season still lies ahead

So says Jerry West, who has done so much to keep his team in contention while it waits for Chamberlain to come back. Behind the scenes a new, low-key coach has challenged some of the game's silly traditions