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December 18, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Parker, credited with bringing the traditional style of Chinese karate to the United States and who later owned an international chain of karate schools bearing his name, died Saturday night, it was reported Monday. He was 59. Parker, who lived in Pasadena, once was a bodyguard for Elvis Presley. He collapsed shortly after arrival at Honolulu Airport and died of a massive heart attack en route to Kaiser Hospital, according to David Parker, a nephew.
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December 18, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Parker, credited with bringing the traditional style of Chinese karate to the United States and who later owned an international chain of karate schools bearing his name, died Saturday night, it was reported Monday. He was 59. Parker, who lived in Pasadena, once was a bodyguard for Elvis Presley. He collapsed shortly after arrival at Honolulu Airport and died of a massive heart attack en route to Kaiser Hospital, according to David Parker, a nephew.
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SPORTS
November 29, 1989
Dean Hayes of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ed Parker of Foster City have been selected as the men's and women's coaches for the U.S. track and field team at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
SPORTS
November 29, 1989
Dean Hayes of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ed Parker of Foster City have been selected as the men's and women's coaches for the U.S. track and field team at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1995 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Quoc Huy Ha explains the karate style he developed, he could be describing his life. " Quyen dao is like a river," the grand master said, using the Vietnamese name for the martial art, rather than the Japanese karate more familiar to Americans. "The river is always running, always moving, even if there is an obstacle," he said through an interpreter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1989 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
James Hydrick is a man of contradictions. Some people see him as an innocent childlike victim of an abusive environment who never had a chance in life; others say he is a manipulative con man, a menace to society, adept at portraying himself in the media as a heroic figure.
NEWS
August 19, 1986
Two Iowa legislators and three other people were indicted on charges stemming from a bachelor party last April that led to reports of nude dancing and sexual misconduct. The misdemeanor charges ranged from indecent exposure to violation of the state's gift laws. Held in Mingo, Iowa, the party was attended by 25 legislators in addition to legislative aides, lobbyists and reporters. Among those indicted by the Jasper County grand jury in Newton were Rep.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
We've been conditioned to believe that there's no grimmer world than cancer. That is the case for many of its victims. However, the mood is refreshingly upbeat in a KHJ-TV Channel 9 documentary at 8 p.m. Sunday called "Is There Life After Cancer?" The answer is yes. Hosted by Richard Crenna, produced by Bobby Conlan and Ridge Conlan and written by co-producer Ed Parker, the hourlong program is a recital of success stories from cancer victims now living relatively normal lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1991 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
"I've been getting ready for this," says Jeff Speakman, 33, of his starring role in Paramount Pictures' upcoming action picture, "The Perfect Weapon." Due in March, the $10-million title is co-produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, whose "Kickboxer" and "Bloodsport" paved Jean-Claude Van Damme's way into the action arena. DiSalle says he met Speakman during a casting call for "Kickboxer" and "knew the minute I met him that I had to find a film for him."
SPORTS
August 22, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Roxbury, Mass., man, accompanied by members of his family and a religious group, surrendered to police in Boston on Monday to face a murder charge in the stabbing death of Cleveland State basketball star Jamal Jackson. Reginald Howard, 24, turned himself in after negotiations had been conducted between police and members of the Nation of Islam, police said.
WORLD
July 25, 2010 | By Asso Ahmed and Ned Parker, Los Angeles Times
The deaths of two Kurdish reporters in northern Iraq in the last two years has prompted charges that authorities in the semiautonomous Kurdistan region, long hailed as the country's success story, are complicit in the intimidation of journalists. In May, journalist Sardasht Osman was kidnapped in Irbil. His body was discovered a few days later in the troubled city of Mosul. No one has been arrested in the killing of the reporter, who had written a satirical column mocking the daughter of the Kurdistan region's president, Massoud Barzani.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Woodland Hills man charged by a grand jury with murdering, kidnaping and sexually molesting an 8-year-old neighbor pleaded not guilty Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, and his lawyer said he expects to use an insanity defense. "Not guilty," said Hooman Ashkan Panah, a pale, slightly built 22-year-old who wore his dark hair pulled back in a ponytail.
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