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Florida father assaults suspect in son's death in courtroom bathroom

Florida father assaults suspect in son's death in courtroom bathroom

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida man faces charges for allegedly beating up the suspect in his son's death in a courthouse bathroom, authorities say.
Angry Florida father attacks DUI suspect in courthouse bathroom

Angry Florida father attacks DUI suspect in courthouse bathroom

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Juan Gonzalez, whose son was killed, attacks DUI suspect John Powers in courthouse bathroom.
Evan Bleier

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Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
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Speed cited in Bronx crash that killed 7

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The driver of a sport utility vehicle that fell over a guardrail and into the Bronx Zoo in New York, killing seven people, was speeding, investigators said.

Crash kills three generations of family

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Cab drivers offered donations to the Nunez family in the wake of the tragic car accident that killed seven of their relatives in New York, police said.

Man sentenced for drunk driving, speeding

JOLIET, Ill., March 8 (UPI) -- A Joliet, Ill. man was found guilty and sentenced to community service and given a nearly $4,000 fine for driving 96 mph while drunk.
Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

Larkin named to baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Shortstop Barry Larkin, who played his 19-year major league career with Cincinnati, has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday.

Juan Gonzalez back on disabled list

CLEVELAND, June 1 (UPI) -- Cleveland Indians right-fielder Juan Gonzalez was put back on the disabled list Wednesday because of a pulled hamstring.

Gonzalez makes a brief return

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31 (UPI) -- Cleveland outfielder Juan Gonzalez batted for the first time in almost a year Tuesday night and promptly suffered a hamstring pull.

Gonzalez likely out for the season

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 29 (UPI) -- Kansas City General Manager Allard Baird said Thursday he did not believe outfielder Juan Gonzalez would play again this season.

Kansas City Royals sign Juan Gonzalez

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals Tuesday announced the signing of two-time Most Valuable Player Juan Gonzalez to a one-year contract with an option.

Gonzalez likely out for the season

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers oft-injured outfielder Juan Gonzalez may miss the remainder of the season with a torn calf muscle.

Rangers place Juan Gonzalez on DL

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers, who tried to trade Juan Gonzalez earlier this month, Wednesday him on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.

Gonzalez turns down trade to Expos

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 27 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers slugger Juan Gonzalez on Friday had vetoed a trade that would have sent him to the Montreal Expos.

Expos try to lure Gonzalez

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- Montreal General Manager Omar Minaya attempted Wednesday to talk Juan Gonzalez into accepting a trade to the Expos.
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Juan Alberto González Vázquez (born October 20, 1969 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico), nicknamed "Juan Gone" or "Igor", is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. González bats and throws right-handed. He was one of the premier run producers of the 1990s, averaging 117 runs batted in per season between 1991 and 1999. He won the AL MVP award in 1996 and 1998.

González has been married four times. He was married to Puerto Rican volleyball player Elaine López, sister of fellow major leaguer Javy López, during the early 1990s. This marriage broke down when a local newspaper released a cover photo of singer Olga Tañón kissing González during a concert in San Juan. A scandal followed, with González divorcing Elaine López and marrying Tañón, who said she had no idea González was married to Lopez when she kissed him. González and Tañon had a daughter together, Gabriela González Tañón, in 1998. González and Tañon divorced less than two years later. His daughter later became one of only fifty people in the world (and the first Puerto Rican) ever to have been diagnosed with Sebastian syndrome, a mild blood clotting disorder.

González has a friendship with George W. Bush which began when González debuted with the Texas Rangers who at the time were owned by Bush. Gonzalez stated that "a friendship that goes beyond baseball was created between them" and during his time in office Bush invited González to the White House twice. The first of reunions took place on April 16, 2001 and the second on December 3, 2007; in this reunion he was accompanied by historian Luis Rodriguez Mayoral. The discussion lasted thirty-five minutes and involved Gonzalez's future in the Major Leagues and other baseball related topics, as well as the happenings of their respective careers. During this visit to Washington D.C. Gonzalez was also involved in a meeting with Rudy Giuliani and a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in order to visit Puerto Rican soldiers that were injured in the Iraq War. Gonzalez also has a best friend named Edwin Figueroa which lives in Puerto Rico. Juan Gonzalez is actually the godfather of Edwin's youngest daughter Valeria.

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