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March 17, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- When Ruben Douglas was a basketball player for the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' team, it was hard to stop him when he was on a hot streak. The same is proving to be true for the 6-foot-4 sophomore guard in college, playing for the University of New Mexico men's team. Wednesday, Douglas rode a hot streak in an opening National Invitational Tournament game, scoring a game-high 27 points to lead the host Lobos to an 83-73 victory.
NEWS
December 16, 2000
A lex Leon BURBANK -- For the past year, former Bellarmine-Jefferson High standout Ruben Douglas has been perhaps the best practice men's basketball player in America. Since he transferred from the University of Arizona to the University of New Mexico in December 1999, the 21-year-old has been limited to just practicing with the Lobos. In order not to lose a year of eligibility, NCAA rules require a player transferring from one Division I university to another to sit out one year before becoming eligible to play.
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By Jeff Tully | August 22, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — Burroughs High softball standout Kerry Hodgins insists that it was solely her decision when it came to choosing which college she would attend. Even though her older sister, Ryanne, enjoyed a successful four-year career at the University of New Mexico — ending last season — Kerry said there was no pressure to attend her sibling’s alma mater. “It was really my choice, and in the end the decision was up to me,” Kerry said.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- When Ruben Douglas was at Bellarmine-Jefferson High, breaking boys' basketball records was common place for the sharpshooting guard. Now a junior at University of New Mexico, Douglas is again setting new standards. Friday, Douglas scored a career-high 35 points, including a school-record nine three-pointers, to lead the Lobos to an 85-66 win against University of the Pacific in the opening game of the State farm Hispanic College Fund Classic at New Mexico.
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Two former basketball standouts from Bellarmine-Jefferson High have made an impact in collegiate competition this season. However, as the season is still going for Ruben Douglas and the men's team at University of New Mexico, Jaclyn Johnson of the University of Kansas women's team has ended her fine college career. For Douglas, 6-foot-4 sophomore guard, he and the Lobos came within four points of qualifying for the NCAA tournament which begins this week.
NEWS
November 17, 2001
Jim Riggio BURBANK -- The basketball path beyond college appears clear for former Bellarmine--Jefferson High star Ruben Douglas. Although Douglas is well aware that a ticket to the NBA isn't guaranteed, a professional career in some arena should be waiting for him in a few years. But Douglas, who is beginning his junior year at the University of New Mexico, is taking full advantage of the purpose of college: using it as a tool to prepare for the rest of his life.
NEWS
October 16, 2002
Jeff Tully For Burroughs High softball standout Ryanne Hodgins, it is important for her to enjoy her senior year with as little pressure as possible. That means getting all the work of choosing what college to attend out of the way early. With that in mind, even with the softball season months away, Hodgins made her decision last week and has given a verbal commitment of University of New Mexico. The earliest Hodgins, and other senior athletes, can finalize her decision is next month, during the early signing period.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | June 7, 2008
BURBANK — Before they move on to college, two local softball players will get one more opportunity to play against high school competition. Burbank High senior Kristina Ortiz and fellow senior Kerry Hodgins of Burroughs have been invited to play in the San Fernando Valley Classic all-star game. The contest will take place Tuesday at Birmingham High. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest at 2:30. Along with enjoying their share of success this past season, the two players have something else in common: Division I scholarships.
NEWS
January 15, 2003
Jeff Tully Catching up with local players competing in college: BURBANK -- Ruben Douglas (Bellarmine-Jefferson High) New Mexico: The former Bell-Jeff standout is having a high-scoring senior season for the Lobos. Douglas -- a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard -- had one of his best performances of the season Monday in a 74-58 opening Mountain West Conference loss to host Colorado State. Douglas scored a game-high 35 points, 26 of which came in the second half.
NEWS
August 23, 2003
BURBANK -- The numbers Ruben Douglas put up and the accolades he received in high school and college were big time. However, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High and University of New Mexico basketball star is still waiting for a big-time professional contract. Two months after not being selected in the 2003 NBA Draft, Douglas -- who led the NCAA Division I in scoring this past season -- is still seeking a pro contract with one of the world's top leagues.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | April 22, 2009
I?m grateful for my readers. Based on the e-mails I receive, I?ve long known that insightful, smart, enthusiastic and reasonable people read this column. But this week I?ve found another reason to be grateful for my readers: I?m grateful they?re not New York Times readers ? or at least not the same New York Times readers who posted comments about a recent grammar article on the paper?s website. Take, for example, Rod Nelson, who wrote to the New York Times: ?I keep seeing ?one of the only .?
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SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | June 7, 2008
BURBANK — Before they move on to college, two local softball players will get one more opportunity to play against high school competition. Burbank High senior Kristina Ortiz and fellow senior Kerry Hodgins of Burroughs have been invited to play in the San Fernando Valley Classic all-star game. The contest will take place Tuesday at Birmingham High. The game will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a home-run hitting contest at 2:30. Along with enjoying their share of success this past season, the two players have something else in common: Division I scholarships.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | August 22, 2007
BURROUGHS HIGH — Burroughs High softball standout Kerry Hodgins insists that it was solely her decision when it came to choosing which college she would attend. Even though her older sister, Ryanne, enjoyed a successful four-year career at the University of New Mexico — ending last season — Kerry said there was no pressure to attend her sibling’s alma mater. “It was really my choice, and in the end the decision was up to me,” Kerry said.
NEWS
September 13, 2006
Restaurant's days are numbered It was great reading the article about Paradise Juice & Deli ("Paradise found, and it's in town," Dining Out, Sept. 2), especially since often times the Burbank Leader usually does reviews of restaurants outside of the Burbank vicinity, where I live. I am curious though, did the owner, Marian Hanoun, happen to mention that plans are underway to level that side of the block and put up a five-story office building? This is a proposal by New World Development and was a featured discussion put on by the Burbank Planning Department's Joy Forbes.
NEWS
August 23, 2003
BURBANK -- The numbers Ruben Douglas put up and the accolades he received in high school and college were big time. However, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High and University of New Mexico basketball star is still waiting for a big-time professional contract. Two months after not being selected in the 2003 NBA Draft, Douglas -- who led the NCAA Division I in scoring this past season -- is still seeking a pro contract with one of the world's top leagues.
NEWS
June 25, 2003
Jackson Bell Supply and demand drives business, so when Laurie Van Atta discovered that Magnolia Boulevard had no coffee shops, she decided to open Simply Coffee & Boutique. "I just couldn't believe that, besides Priscilla's [Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Gifts in Toluca Lake], there weren't any cute coffee houses in Burbank that people could walk to in their neighborhood," she said. After owning and operating a coffee shop in Taos, N.M. for 11 years, Van Atta returned to Southern California to care for her terminally ill father in 1992.
NEWS
January 15, 2003
Jeff Tully Catching up with local players competing in college: BURBANK -- Ruben Douglas (Bellarmine-Jefferson High) New Mexico: The former Bell-Jeff standout is having a high-scoring senior season for the Lobos. Douglas -- a 6-foot-5, 200-pound guard -- had one of his best performances of the season Monday in a 74-58 opening Mountain West Conference loss to host Colorado State. Douglas scored a game-high 35 points, 26 of which came in the second half.
NEWS
October 16, 2002
Jeff Tully For Burroughs High softball standout Ryanne Hodgins, it is important for her to enjoy her senior year with as little pressure as possible. That means getting all the work of choosing what college to attend out of the way early. With that in mind, even with the softball season months away, Hodgins made her decision last week and has given a verbal commitment of University of New Mexico. The earliest Hodgins, and other senior athletes, can finalize her decision is next month, during the early signing period.
NEWS
November 28, 2001
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- When Ruben Douglas was at Bellarmine-Jefferson High, breaking boys' basketball records was common place for the sharpshooting guard. Now a junior at University of New Mexico, Douglas is again setting new standards. Friday, Douglas scored a career-high 35 points, including a school-record nine three-pointers, to lead the Lobos to an 85-66 win against University of the Pacific in the opening game of the State farm Hispanic College Fund Classic at New Mexico.
NEWS
November 17, 2001
Jim Riggio BURBANK -- The basketball path beyond college appears clear for former Bellarmine--Jefferson High star Ruben Douglas. Although Douglas is well aware that a ticket to the NBA isn't guaranteed, a professional career in some arena should be waiting for him in a few years. But Douglas, who is beginning his junior year at the University of New Mexico, is taking full advantage of the purpose of college: using it as a tool to prepare for the rest of his life.
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