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Helene Elliott joined the Los Angeles Times Sports department in 1989. She became the first female journalist to be honored with a ...

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 Ex-Olympian Cliff Meidl embodies Rose Parade's inspirational point

Ex-Olympian Cliff Meidl embodies Rose Parade's inspirational point

December 24, 2014

The nightmares haven't stopped, not since Cliff Meidl, operating a jackhammer on a construction site in the South Bay in 1986, struck three unmarked high-voltage lines that flashed 30,000 volts of electricity through his body and exploding out of his head, feet and back.

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