Former UC Davis football coach Jim Sochor dies

Jim Sochor, who transformed a moribund UC Davis football program into a national, record-setting Division II powerhouse in the 1970s and 80s and who mentored coaches and ex players until his final days, has died from a long illness with cancer.

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National Thanksgiving turkeys "Honest" and his alternate, "Abe," flew aboard "Turkey One" from Modesto, Calif., to the White House for the annual turkey-pardoning ceremony presided over by President Barack Obama, joined this year by his daughters, Sasha and Malia. The birds subsequently will retire to a Virginia farm.
Nicole L. Cvetnic, Natalie Fertig and Linda Zhang McClatchy

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