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March 30, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49. The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago, said his wife, Jocelyn. "No matter what the subject - and no matter how nerdy - he approached it with the same extraordinary voice and sense of humor," Nicholas Goldberg, editor of The Times' editorial pages, said in an e-mail to the staff announcing Turner's death.
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March 30, 2013
From: Goldberg, Nick Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:31 PM To: Los Angeles Times Staff Subject: Dan Turner Dan Turner, an editorial writer at The Times, died this morning after a two year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Though he suffered a lot of pain in recent months, he died peacefully.   It's overwhelmingly sad and terribly unfair.  Dan was about to reach his 50th birthday next month. He was a lovely colleague, a mild, kind, smart voice in our editorial board meetings.
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NEWS
June 6, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Turner, who survived eight years with AIDS, becoming in the process a personification of hope to those with that fatal disease, has lost his historic struggle. The one-time playwright and actor was 42 when he died Monday in San Francisco, ending a battle that had begun in February, 1982, when doctors--who then were seeing the undiagnosed illness for the first time--were able to tell him only that he had "gay cancer."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2013 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Dan Turner, a Times editorial writer for nearly a decade who was known for his sharply witty observations on a broad range of subjects, died Saturday at his Los Angeles home. He was 49. The cause was pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed two years ago, said his wife, Jocelyn. "No matter what the subject - and no matter how nerdy - he approached it with the same extraordinary voice and sense of humor," Nicholas Goldberg, editor of The Times' editorial pages, said in an e-mail to the staff announcing Turner's death.
OPINION
March 30, 2013
From: Goldberg, Nick Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 12:31 PM To: Los Angeles Times Staff Subject: Dan Turner Dan Turner, an editorial writer at The Times, died this morning after a two year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Though he suffered a lot of pain in recent months, he died peacefully.   It's overwhelmingly sad and terribly unfair.  Dan was about to reach his 50th birthday next month. He was a lovely colleague, a mild, kind, smart voice in our editorial board meetings.
NEWS
November 30, 2012 | By Dan Turner
Your recycling bin is filled twice as high as your garbage bin. You buy carbon offsets to make up for the climate havoc caused by your jet-setting ways. You would no more be caught buying non-organic produce than taking it home in a plastic bag from the checkout counter. You are, in short, a magnificent green god(dess). But where are you going to find an environmentally friendly Christmas tree? Like the paper vs. plastic conundrum, the question of what kind of Christmas tree is greener -- real or artificial?
NEWS
December 20, 2012 | By Dan Turner
Despite Friday's slaughter of innocents in Newtown, Conn., it turns out that gun violence isn't particularly common in that state. Per-capita firearm homicides are about average compared to other U.S. states, and Connecticut actually gets high marks from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, whose score card rates it fifth best in the nation for its legislative efforts to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals. As Congress and the states examine ways to toughen gun laws in the wake of the elementary school rampage that left 20 children and seven adults dead, figures like that aren't very encouraging.
NEWS
April 27, 1991 | United Press International
A veteran policeman who was named officer of the year in 1989 for rescuing two people from fires was charged Friday with setting a blaze in the parsonage of the city's oldest black Baptist church. Sgt. Oliver Brown was relieved of duty pending the outcome of an investigation into the Thursday night fire that heavily damaged the pastor's home at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, police spokesman Dan Turner said.
NEWS
November 20, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Los Angeles Lakers forward James Worthy pleaded not guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution at his arraignment today. A Harris County Court-at-Law judge set a trial date of Jan. 28 for Worthy, arrested Thursday before a game against the Houston Rockets and charged with soliciting sex from Houston Police Department undercover officers.
OPINION
August 24, 2011
If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? More to the point, if you roll past a stop sign in the woods and nobody is there to see it, do you get a ticket? You do if you're in one of the three Santa Monica Mountains parks overseen by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority where stop-sign scofflaws are on candid camera. The authority has set traps for unsuspecting motorists by installing video cameras at stop signs and mailing citations to those who fail to come to a complete halt.
NEWS
June 6, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Turner, who survived eight years with AIDS, becoming in the process a personification of hope to those with that fatal disease, has lost his historic struggle. The one-time playwright and actor was 42 when he died Monday in San Francisco, ending a battle that had begun in February, 1982, when doctors--who then were seeing the undiagnosed illness for the first time--were able to tell him only that he had "gay cancer."
SPORTS
January 21, 1991 | From Associated Press
Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens denies that he put a chokehold on a police officer during a scuffle in a nightclub, his agent says. Clemens, 28, was arrested with his brother Gary, 39, at the Bayou Mama's nightclub on Houston's west side early Saturday after the two allegedly became involved in a shouting match with other patrons. Alan Hendricks, one of the two-time Cy Young Award winner's agents, said he believed the matter would be cleared up soon.
SPORTS
May 4, 1987
Dale Ellis and Kevin Williams of the Seattle SuperSonics were arrested at a Houston night club early Sunday morning hours after helping lead Seattle to a 111-106 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets in the second round of the NBA playoffs, police spokesman Dan Turner said. Ellis was charged with hindering arrest and Williams was charged with resisting arrest, Turner said. Both were freed on $500 bail.
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