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April 15, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son. " The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. " Johnson teaches at Stanford; "The Orphan Master's Son" is his third book. Sharon Olds won the poetry award for her collection "Stag's Leap," cited as "a stunningly poignant sequence of poems that tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory and new freedom.
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June 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)
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January 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
The Dear Leader is dead - long live the Dear Leader! That, of course, would be North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who transitioned into the afterlife last month, leaving behind his long-suffering nation in a mass state of camera-ready mourning. But the Dear Leader - very alive and more or less well - looms as a menacing presence over "The Orphan Master's Son," a new novel by Adam Johnson set in a country that, along with Iran, is one of the planet's foremost pariah states.
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April 15, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Pulitzer Prize in fiction, announced Monday, has been awarded to Adam Johnson for his book set in North Korea, "The Orphan Master's Son. " The committee described the book as "an exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. " Johnson teaches at Stanford; "The Orphan Master's Son" is his third book. Sharon Olds won the poetry award for her collection "Stag's Leap," cited as "a stunningly poignant sequence of poems that tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory and new freedom.
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October 24, 1989 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adam Johnson didn't have quite the same perspective on the U.S. Olympic volleyball team's victory in the 1988 Seoul Olympics as did Scott Fortune, his former teammate at Laguna Beach High School. But he hopes he'll have a better vantage point in 1992. Johnson sat at home last October, nursing an injured left ankle, and watched the gold-medal game against the Soviet Union on television. Meanwhile, Fortune came off the bench and scored the final point as the U.S.
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July 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The new team of Ricci Luyties, of San Diego, and Adam Johnson, of Capistrano Beach, won their first beach volleyball tournament at Milwaukee. Luyties and Johnson beat John Hanley and Mike Whitmarsh, 14-13, for the title.
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June 2, 1994
Capistrano Beach's Adam Johnson and Randy Stoklos of Pacific Palisades have been fined $7,500 each and Johnson has been suspended for one tournament by officials of the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour. Johnson and Stoklos violated tour rules by using a conflicting sponsor's equipment. Stoklos will be eligible to play this weekend in Grand Haven, Mich., but Johnson must sit out because he used the conflicting sponsor's water bottles and towels on several occasions.
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May 27, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson was selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-American team, which was announced Friday. Johnson, the Titan career leader in strikeouts, was one of six pitchers named to the first team. Louisiana State's Brad Cresse, who played at Marina High, also earned first-team honors at catcher. Cresse has hit 25 home runs this season and is batting .393. Two other former Orange County players were honored.
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June 21, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Ze'Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos defeated fellow Brazilians, Emanuel Scheffer and Jose Loiola, 15-10, in the gold-medal match in the $500,000 Labatt Blue Toronto Open FIVB beach volleyball tournament. The winners split $30,000. San Clemente's Karch Kiraly, who was seeking a record 140th title, and partner Adam Johnson (Laguna Beach High) lost to de Melo and Santos in the semifinals, 15-9. Rob Heidger and Kevin Wong defeated Kiraly and Johnson in the bronze-medal match, 16-14.
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May 1, 1999
Adam Johnson struck out 12 and gave up only four hits in leading Cal State Fullerton to a 4-0 victory over Sacramento State in Big West Conference baseball Friday at Fullerton. The Titans (39-8, 20-2 in conference) won their ninth consecutive game, tying their second longest winning streak this season. Johnson improved to 8-2 with the complete-game victory. First baseman Chris Beck had two hits and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 11 games for Fullerton.
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January 15, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
The Dear Leader is dead - long live the Dear Leader! That, of course, would be North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who transitioned into the afterlife last month, leaving behind his long-suffering nation in a mass state of camera-ready mourning. But the Dear Leader - very alive and more or less well - looms as a menacing presence over "The Orphan Master's Son," a new novel by Adam Johnson set in a country that, along with Iran, is one of the planet's foremost pariah states.
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June 13, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson, the No. 2 selection in the major league draft, said Monday he has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins and plans to sign a contract today at his home in San Diego. He said his signing bonus is in the $2.5-million range that was expected. "I feel good about the contract," Johnson said. "I want to get to the majors, and I think I'll have that opportunity with the Twins.
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June 6, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson expected to be selected in the first round of Monday's major league baseball draft, but being taken by the Minnesota Twins as the No. 2 overall selection came as something of a surprise. "I feel great about it," Johnson said. Apparently, a reluctance on the part of Palmdale High pitcher Matt Harrington to accept the Twins' bonus offer opened the door for Johnson, who is expected to receive about $2.5 million when he signs.
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May 27, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson was selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-American team, which was announced Friday. Johnson, the Titan career leader in strikeouts, was one of six pitchers named to the first team. Louisiana State's Brad Cresse, who played at Marina High, also earned first-team honors at catcher. Cresse has hit 25 home runs this season and is batting .393. Two other former Orange County players were honored.
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May 25, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On days when Adam Johnson pitches for Cal State Fullerton, he prepares himself by listening to heavy metal music, mostly by Metallica. How appropriate. Johnson's pitching style is pure heavy metal. Intense. Driving. Flamboyant. "People will tell you I'm really a nice, quiet guy off the field," Johnson said. "But I'm a lot different when I go on the mound. I want to be dominant, the pitcher they fear."
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February 12, 2000 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An emotional Adam Johnson pitched a six-hit, 13-strikeout shutout and Shawn Norris delivered the timely hit Cal State Fullerton needed for a victory over Baylor Friday night. Norris' two-out hit down the left-field line drove in the only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth in front of 1,322 at Titan Field. The 1-0 victory was the first of the season for the fifth-ranked Titans, who were swept by top-ranked Stanford in a three-game series last weekend.
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June 13, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson, the No. 2 selection in the major league draft, said Monday he has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins and plans to sign a contract today at his home in San Diego. He said his signing bonus is in the $2.5-million range that was expected. "I feel good about the contract," Johnson said. "I want to get to the majors, and I think I'll have that opportunity with the Twins.
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August 11, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pro beach volleyball player Adam Johnson makes a living near the surf, but he wouldn't mind making some spare change on the turf. "I've been procrastinating," he said. "But I'd like to try out as a punter with the Rams or Raiders." Huh? "Really, I'd like to do it," he said. "I was talking to (Ram safety) Pat Terrell on a plane ride back from Chicago once, and he kept telling me to come out." Outrageous? Maybe. Impossible? Not quite.
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June 21, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Miscellany Ze'Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos defeated fellow Brazilians, Emanuel Scheffer and Jose Loiola, 15-10, in the gold-medal match in the $500,000 Labatt Blue Toronto Open FIVB beach volleyball tournament. The winners split $30,000. San Clemente's Karch Kiraly, who was seeking a record 140th title, and partner Adam Johnson (Laguna Beach High) lost to de Melo and Santos in the semifinals, 15-9. Rob Heidger and Kevin Wong defeated Kiraly and Johnson in the bronze-medal match, 16-14.
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