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December 18, 1999 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early Wright, a legendary radio personality in Mississippi whose nightly "Soul Man" broadcast on WROX in Clarksdale spanned more than half a century, has died. Wright died on Dec. 10 at a hospital in Memphis. He was 84 and had been in poor health since suffering a heart attack last month. The first black disc jockey in Mississippi, Wright was an institution in the state's Delta Region, ground zero for blues music in America.
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December 18, 1999 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early Wright, a legendary radio personality in Mississippi whose nightly "Soul Man" broadcast on WROX in Clarksdale spanned more than half a century, has died. Wright died on Dec. 10 at a hospital in Memphis. He was 84 and had been in poor health since suffering a heart attack last month. The first black disc jockey in Mississippi, Wright was an institution in the state's Delta Region, ground zero for blues music in America.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
-- It's the Right Time! Early Wright Time!!! For 41 years, that booming incantation has echoed across the dark flatlands of the Mississippi Delta, rolling north to Lula and Friar's Point, drifting south to Shelby and Tutwiler. It's the voice of Early Wright, who presides at WROX-AM every week night, 7 to 11, spinning blues and gospel records, touting his advertisers, providing funeral schedules and offering healthy portions of homespun advice.
SPORTS
March 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
The struggling Houston Rockets finally found someone they could beat. Clyde Drexler scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter--all from the foul line--and had 11 assists Tuesday night as Houston held off the Clippers, 107-97. It was only the second win in the last six games for Houston, which can't shake away from the .500 mark. The Clippers, losers of 21 of their last 24, dropped their sixth consecutive road game.
SPORTS
March 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
The struggling Houston Rockets finally found someone they could beat. Clyde Drexler scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter--all from the foul line--and had 11 assists Tuesday night as Houston held off the Clippers, 107-97. It was only the second win in the last six games for Houston, which can't shake away from the .500 mark. The Clippers, losers of 21 of their last 24, dropped their sixth consecutive road game.
MAGAZINE
February 20, 2000 | Michael Webb
After 13 years of living in a Spanish hacienda high above the Hollywood Bowl, architect Barton Myers and his wife, Vicki, the chief financial officer for his firm, yearned for a change of scenery. The Beverly Hills-based architect, who designed the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., wanted something spacious and sharp-edged. "I began thinking about early Wright houses, R.M.
SPORTS
June 18, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
When Saturday night's middleweight title fight was over, Winky Wright, his face beaming, leaped onto the ropes in one corner of the FedExForum and soaked in the moment, assuming he had won. Jermain Taylor, his opponent, disappeared into the arms of his handlers, his left eye swollen nearly shut, his mood somber. Taylor's body language clearly indicated he was not a man envisioning a victory party.
SPORTS
March 15, 1990 | LAURA PALMER
Last season, Christian High had a mediocre boys' basketball team. The Patriots finished with a 14-12 record and were fourth in the City Central League. But then something happened, making Christian one of the most competitive and talked-about small-school teams in the state: Tony Clark, the county's leading scorer in 1988-89, decided to transfer from Valhalla.
NEWS
March 22, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Conservative activist Paul Weyrich has asked Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to name a special prosecutor to investigate an allegation that House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) has violated federal criminal law, a spokesman for Weyrich said Tuesday. Weyrich, whose accusations of drinking and womanizing against former Sen. John Tower (R-Tex.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
The official state motto here is Virtute et Armis ("by valor and arms"). But if you're a music fan fascinated by the roots of rock, we've got a perfect slogan for every license plate here-- Home of the Blues. For a blues fan, the drive along U.S. 49 and U.S. 61--through the swampy, flatlands of the Delta region west of here--is like a trip through the Juke Joint Hall of Fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
-- It's the Right Time! Early Wright Time!!! For 41 years, that booming incantation has echoed across the dark flatlands of the Mississippi Delta, rolling north to Lula and Friar's Point, drifting south to Shelby and Tutwiler. It's the voice of Early Wright, who presides at WROX-AM every week night, 7 to 11, spinning blues and gospel records, touting his advertisers, providing funeral schedules and offering healthy portions of homespun advice.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1987 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writer
The Democratic leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee proposed an omnibus trade bill Tuesday that would remove from last year's bill many of the features regarded by the Reagan Administration and most economists as rabidly protectionist. The new bill represents a giant step toward bipartisan trade legislation that congressional Democrats could point to as a step toward reducing the nation's record trade deficit--and that President Reagan would be willing to sign.
SPORTS
January 4, 2004 | Mike Penner
You know what they always say: It's tough to beat a good team six times in a row when your quarterbacks are named Trent Dilfer, Elvis Grbac, Jeff Blake and Anthony Wright. The Baltimore Ravens pushed it as far as they could with the Tennessee Titans, to the limits of sanity, and maybe beyond. The Titans have won 11 or more games in four of the last five seasons -- an iron-clad dynasty in today's NFL.
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