June 1, 2009
For a video, click here. For a photo gallery, click here. COSTA MESA — The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe and the Bulls had Jordan and Pippen. The third- and fourth-grade Carden Hall boys’ gold division team introduced another dynamic duo to the sports world at this year’s Daily Pilot Cup: the Campos twins, Dylan and Travis. Travis Campos scored five goals to lead Carden Hall to a 7-1 victory over Whittier Sunday in the gold division’s final match at the Costa Mesa Farm Complex.
June 2, 2005
Natalie Venegas Alexa Boyer and twin sister Grace were a key in the Mariners Christian Elementary offense, but it was Adams that finished on top with a 5-2 victory in the third- and fourth-grade girls Gold Division Wednesday in the second round of pool-play in the Daily Pilot Cup at Costa Mesa Farm Complex. Within minutes of the first half, Alexa Boyer and Grace Boyer powered their way past defenders, and Alexa scored a goal with an assist from Grace, putting Mariners Christian up, 1-0. Adams tried to tie the score with four consecutive attempts, which were all saved by Mariners Christian goalie Brittney Alayra.
February 28, 2003
Americans are not only living longer, they are living better, thanks to healthcare advances and the evolution of supportive living environments which, by design, help people age well. That's the message that The Fountains hopes America will wake up to on March 5, 2003. On that day, Maggie White and Pat Taylor -- the oldest identical twins living in the United States -- will celebrate their 100th birthday! The odds for twins born in 1903 to live to see their 100th birthday are said to be 1 in 700 million.
May 31, 2009
For a video, click here. For a photo gallery click here. COSTA MESA — The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe and the Bulls had Jordan and Pippen. The third- and fourth-grade Carden Hall boys’ gold division team introduced another dynamic duo to the sports world at this year’s Daily Pilot Cup: the Campos twins, Dylan and Travis. Carden Hall, who outscored teams, 30-4, in five games of the tournament, was led by Travis Campos’ five goals Sunday and defeated Whittier, 7-1, in the gold division’s final match at the Costa Mesa Farm Complex.
June 17, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Three sisters who graduate from Newport Harbor High School today are all approaching the ceremony in their own distinct ways. "I'll probably cry," 18-year-old Kerissa Peters said with a nervous laugh. "I'll probably throw up," her twin, Jessica, worried. "I'm ready to graduate today," their 16-year-old sister Jacqueline Schardt said confidently. While twins graduating in the same class is a given, having a younger sister joining them in caps and gowns doesn't happen every day. But Jacqueline skipped eighth grade, setting up the unusual -- if sometimes difficult -- situation.
March 20, 2003
Lolita Harper Golf is a gentlemen's sport. A quiet sport of concentration in which announcers whisper and audiences hold their applause until the appropriate times. It is played on a serene setting, with luscious green grass, rolling hills and beautiful trees. Ahhh. Contrast that to the hotel room of Toshiba Senior Classic golfer Tom Purtzer when he travels with his wife, their 7-year-old daughter, 4-year-old twins and 6-month-old twins. You read that correctly: two sets of twins, for a total of five children under the age of 8. "Having that many kids in one hotel room would be like having a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese all the time," Purtzer, 51, said.
June 11, 2008
The Lunch Tables recently beat the Twins in the eighth annual Corona del Mar Whiffle Ball tournament championship game, 15-10.5. Players for the winning Lunch Tables included Dan Grable, James May, Gary Maithison, Peter Selby, Kim Rapp and tournament director Gary Almquist. The Twins, so-named because the team included three sets of twins, consisted of Hunter and Hayley Alder, Cory and Kirk MacDonald, and Erik and Kevin Rask. The 32-team tournament consisted of junior high and high school teams, and raised money for the CdM wrestling program, which Almquist coaches.
December 17, 2003
MICHAEL ARNOLD GLUECK One of the great slow progresses of our civilization is learning to treat people with disabilities as human beings, not objects of ridicule. Often, Hollywood has been in the forefront. Movies such as "A Beautiful Mind," "Scent of a Woman," "Children of a Lesser God," "Rain Man" and "Forrest Gump" have enriched our understanding of those with mental illness, the visually impaired, the hearing impaired, autism and retardation. We should expect no less in the presentation and dramatization of those who are born as conjoined twins.
August 11, 2003
Coral Wilson Turning 1 year old may be small accomplishment for most children, but not for twins William and Hayden Hurray. The birthday celebration on Sunday in Bonita Canyon Park in Newport Beach was a day parents Mark and Erin Hurray thought would never come. A crowd of about 100 -- friends, relatives and their children -- gathered to admire William and Hayden's glowing skin and pink cheeks. A year and three months ago, the unborn twins were within a day of being overwhelmed by a rare fetal condition.
January 23, 2005
Rick Devereux Faith is a strange thing. Most people have it when it is useless and lose it when they are in most need of it. No one needs faith when things are going well, it might seem. But despair sets in once the tide shifts and faith is gone. But not Bob Lussier. He has faith even when Job of the Bible would start to have doubts. Lussier, 42, grew up in Fountain Valley and was on the high school football and track and field teams.