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December 2, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
During a four-hour visit to a church near Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis shared with parishioners some of the finer points of his résumé, including a stint working as a bouncer. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that the pope told a group of parishioners at the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino about his earlier jobs, which also included sweeping floors and running laboratory tests, according to a report from the Catholic News Service. Many were quick to note that nightclub bouncers are not exactly known for the inclusiveness that has marked Pope Francis' reputation during his first year.
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December 2, 2013 | By Daniel Rothberg
During a four-hour visit to a church near Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis shared with parishioners some of the finer points of his résumé, including a stint working as a bouncer. The Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, reported that the pope told a group of parishioners at the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino about his earlier jobs, which also included sweeping floors and running laboratory tests, according to a report from the Catholic News Service. Many were quick to note that nightclub bouncers are not exactly known for the inclusiveness that has marked Pope Francis' reputation during his first year.
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August 28, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
TAMPA, Fla. - House Speaker John A. Boehner opened prime time at the Republican National Convention with a rousing call to toss President Obama from office. Boehner told the story of having worked in his family's bar when he was growing up in Cincinnati, where he learned to deal with “every character who walked in the door.” “So let's say right now, a guy walked into our bar and said, 'The private sector is doing fine,' ” said Boehner, the convention chairman, as Tuesday's main session got underway.
SPORTS
July 2, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Aaron Hernandez got into a bar fight in 2007 in Gainesville, Fla., and it was then-Florida teammate Tim Tebow who stepped in and tried to stop it, according to police records. Hernandez, who ruptured a bouncer's eardrum with a punch to the side of the head, was 17 at the time and allegedly had ordered two “alcoholic drinks” at the Swamp, a popular restaurant/bar, then refused to pay for them. That led to a fight with a bouncer and an attempt by Tebow to step in. According to the Orlando Sentinel: “Tebow stated that he witnessed the dispute,” the officer wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A nightclub bouncer was shot in the back early Thursday by an unknown assailant, police said. The 35-year-old victim, whose name was not released, walked into the lobby of the LAPD's Hollywood Division station about 3:30 a.m., bleeding from his wound, said Officer Julianne Sohn. Although the victim worked at a nearby club, police said the shooting took place near the intersection of Wilcox and Lexington avenues and appeared not to be related to the club. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A former peep-show bouncer was sentenced Monday to 26 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing in 1984 an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter in Van Nuys. A jury in October had convicted the bouncer, Charles Keith Biddle, 34, of first-degree murder in the slaying of Jeffrey Collins, 38, outside a printing shop Collins owned and operated. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Alan B. Haber on Monday refused requests by Biddle's attorney, William M.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1999 | LISA MEYER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a commercial for Discover Brokerage Direct, Travis McKenna portrays a truck driver so wealthy from online trading that he owns a tropical island. In the real world, McKenna, 38, is a part-time construction worker who owns neither a stock portfolio nor a home. "I know less about the stock market than I do about nuclear physics," said the 400-pound actor, who rents a three-bedroom home in Canoga Park. "And I know nothing about nuclear physics."
SPORTS
November 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Larry Bird says that much of the problem surrounding his reported involvement in a fight with a bartender-bouncer "was my own fault," and that many times, "it's not easy to be Larry Bird." The two-time Most Valuable Player in the National Basketball Assn. made his first publicized comments on last spring's incident in an interview published Friday in the Worcester Telegram.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 51-year-old man who allegedly wielded a pistol outside a Laguna Niguel bar suffered serious head injuries when a bouncer tried to disarm him, authorities said Monday. James Leslie Martin of Costa Mesa was hit at least twice with a pool cue early Sunday evening as he wrestled with a customer in the parking lot of Patsy's Irish Pub, Orange County sheriff's officials said.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Although they have become a popular staple at children's parties, inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous and are associated with a 15-fold increase in the number of injuries from 1995 to 2010, according to a study published in a scientific journal. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, a group of researchers examined records from the federal National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They looked at patients 17 years old and younger who were treated for injuries from inflatable bounce houses from 1990 to 2010.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The big uncertainty was supposed to be Hyun-Jin Ryu, the South Korean left-hander making his first major league start. All kinds of interest and suspense. Ryu dodged much trouble throughout his debut Tuesday night, but supported by three double plays, allowed only one earned run in his 6 1/3 innings. Trouble was, the Dodgers were left with a new uncertainty in Justin Sellers, the defensive whiz who had unexpectedly won the starting shortstop job because of his glove. Sellers threw two balls away for errors in the seventh inning, allowing a pair of unearned runs to score in a 3-0 loss to the Giants and their sensational left-hander Madison Bumgarner before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,431.
NATIONAL
November 26, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Although they have become a popular staple at children's parties, inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous and are associated with a 15-fold increase in the number of injuries from 1995 to 2010, according to a study published in a scientific journal. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, a group of researchers examined records from the federal National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, operated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They looked at patients 17 years old and younger who were treated for injuries from inflatable bounce houses from 1990 to 2010.
NEWS
August 28, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
TAMPA, Fla. - House Speaker John A. Boehner opened prime time at the Republican National Convention with a rousing call to toss President Obama from office. Boehner told the story of having worked in his family's bar when he was growing up in Cincinnati, where he learned to deal with “every character who walked in the door.” “So let's say right now, a guy walked into our bar and said, 'The private sector is doing fine,' ” said Boehner, the convention chairman, as Tuesday's main session got underway.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
So this guy walks into a bar. Wait, scratch that. A woman walked into a bar Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her name was Alex Borrego. It was ladies' night at the Bishop Tavern and Lounge, when ladies drink free. So Borrego and a friend ordered their free vodkas with cranberry juice, and sipped away. Then, as the Tampa Bay Times reports , a bouncer told Borrego that ladies' night simply wasn't for her. "You guys don't get to participate," the bouncer told Borrego, according to the report.
SPORTS
May 31, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Kansas City — No pitcher on the Angels staff has better control than Joel Pineiro. How ironic, then, that the easiest throw he had to make Tuesday was the one he threw away, costing the Angels a chance at a win and costing Pineiro a chance at a milestone. Pineiro's error on a third-inning bouncer back to the mound turned what appeared to be an inning-ending double play into a five-run Kansas City rally, sparking the Royals to a 7-3 victory and leaving the right-hander winless in four tries at his 100th career victory.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2009 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
About 6,500 BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance and BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance Air bouncer chairs are being recalled because small sharp metal objects found in the padded area of the chair can jut out and potentially cut small children, according to importer BabySwede and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported to the company or the safety agency. The products were sold from September 2008 to July 2009 at baby product retailers and merchants nationwide, as well as online.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1990
Regarding the April 1 Pop Eye report on filming security guards at rock concerts, I applaud Mission U.K.'s creative approach to combating bouncer thuggery. While attending a 1988 Midnight Oil concert at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, I witnessed aggressive bouncers repeatedly rough up, hit and generally abuse fans whose chief crime, jumping onstage, should demand at most a polite ejection from the venue--not a broken nose or arm. I sincerely hope that we do not have to relive the lesson of Altamont over and over again.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
So this guy walks into a bar. Wait, scratch that. A woman walked into a bar Thursday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her name was Alex Borrego. It was ladies' night at the Bishop Tavern and Lounge, when ladies drink free. So Borrego and a friend ordered their free vodkas with cranberry juice, and sipped away. Then, as the Tampa Bay Times reports , a bouncer told Borrego that ladies' night simply wasn't for her. "You guys don't get to participate," the bouncer told Borrego, according to the report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Two bar patrons who fatally stabbed a bouncer and injured another customer during a New Year's Eve altercation in Aliso Viejo two years ago were sentenced Friday to decades -- and possibly life -- in prison. Lorne Paul Kelley, 28, of Big Bear faces 71 years to life in prison. Ricky Lee Nelson, 29, of Hesperia was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison. The men were drinking with friends at Time Out Tavern early New Year's Day 2007 when Nelson, an Army veteran, made disparaging comments about Marines.
SPORTS
August 11, 2008 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
This was no ordinary seeing-eye grounder. It was a multiple-hop worm-burner with X-ray vision, a roller that somehow squeaked its way through two highway pylons wearing New York Yankees uniforms to give the Angels a dramatic and somewhat shocking walk-off victory Sunday afternoon.
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