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October 2, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The judge who presided over the major portion of the Pennzoil-Texaco trial in which a jury awarded a record $10.53-billion judgment to Pennzoil, has died at age 65. J.P. Farris, a former federal prosecutor, died of cancer at his Houston home Monday. However, his death will not affect Texaco Inc.'s appeal of the judgment, now pending before an appellate court, a court spokesman said. The case was perhaps the most widely publicized in Farris' long career.
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November 10, 2009 | Randy Lewis
"When we lose a member of our tribe, we don't mourn, we celebrate, and we make a lot of racket," Dave Alvin said at the outset of a 3 1/2-hour tribute to the late violinist, singer and songwriter Amy Farris on Sunday night at McCabe's in Santa Monica. The event, which Alvin hosted, featured some of the most revered members of the L.A. roots music scene including veteran singer-songwriters Peter Case, Stan Ridgway, Rick Shea and the trio I See Hawks in L.A. The musicians played on a stage outfitted with a piano bench adorned with candles, flowers and photos of the Texas-born Farris, who died on Sept.
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October 1, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The judge who presided over the major portion of the Pennzoil-Texaco trial in which a jury awarded a record $10.53-billion judgment to Pennzoil, has died at age 65. J.P. Farris, a former federal prosecutor, died of cancer at his Houston home Monday. However, his death will not affect Texaco Inc.'s appeal of the judgment, now pending before an appellate court, a court spokesman said. The case was perhaps the most widely publicized in Farris' long career.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Stan Ridgway and other members of the Southern California roots music community will play Sunday at McCabe's in Santa Monica in a memorial concert for Austin-bred, L.A.-based musician Amy Farris, who died Sept. 29 at age 40. A multi-instrumentalist accomplished on several instruments in the violin family, Farris had most recently been on tour as a member of Alvin's Guilty Women band. In Texas she had played alongside country veteran Ray Price as well as Kelly Willis, Alejandro Escovedo, Bruce and Charlie Robison and many others.
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May 1, 2000
Computer hackers--international soldiers of the future? Think about it. JAMES A. FARRIS Los Angeles
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February 2, 2000
"Star Wars" missile system: May the "farce" be with you. JAMES A. FARRIS Los Angeles
SPORTS
September 30, 1995
Jerry Jones, in a brazen display of entrepreneurial greed, elected to transform "America's Team" into "The Pepsi-Cola Kids." Certainly, this must endear him even more to Cowboy fans everywhere. H.W. FARRIS Los Angeles
SPORTS
September 3, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
Kris Farris, the large Mission Viejo contribution to the NFL, sits in his rented condo in suburban Pittsburgh. His right foot is in a cast, his rookie season as a Pittsburgh Steeler on hold for a year, and even over the phone you can hear a hint of anger in his voice, maybe a touch of disgust, a pinch of cynicism. "I don't think I want to comment on that at all," Farris says. He is being asked about what he thinks of that whole handicapped parking scandal thing at his old stomping grounds, UCLA.
SPORTS
October 13, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Stacking up accolades as if they were defensive lineman, tackle Kris Farris, a preseason All-American by some, has been selected as one of the 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award. He was one of only three juniors so recognized, joining Andy Katzenmoyer of Ohio State and Jevon Hearse of Florida for the competition to decide the best lineman or linebacker in the country. One other Pac-10 player also made the cut, Arizona State center Grey Ruegamer.
SPORTS
December 11, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
UCLA tackle Kris Farris, an integral part of what may be the best offense in the country, Thursday was awarded the Outland Trophy as college football's top interior lineman. The presentation came during a show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., that also included Texas running back Ricky Williams beating out Bruin quarterback Cade McNown and Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop for the Maxwell Award as the best all-around player.
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October 2, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Fiddler, singer and songwriter Amy Farris, an in-demand session and touring musician who became a regular presence on the Los Angeles roots music scene after moving from Austin, Texas, to launch a solo career, has died. She was 40. Her body was found in her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said her death is being investigated as suicide, but the cause won't be known for four to six weeks, when results of toxicology testing will be completed.
NEWS
January 1, 2006 | Jason Straziuso, Associated Press Writer
A 16-year-old Florida youth who traveled to one of the world's most dangerous places without telling his parents left Baghdad Friday to begin his journey home, the U.S. Embassy said, ending an adventure that could have cost him his life. Farris Hassan's mother said she was grateful he was safe and on the way back. Shatha Atiya said she already knew what her first words would be to her son. " 'Thank God you're alive.'
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January 1, 2006 | Jamie Malernee, Kevin Smith and Karla Shores, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
He was born into money and privilege, the son of immigrants who came to this country from Iraq looking for freedom and a better life. They found it, amassing wealth that gave him a home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, tuition to a prestigious prep school, and a $50,000 Infiniti for his 16th birthday. But Farris Hassan, a lanky, 6-foot-2 straight-A student who loves to debate world politics and shuns typical teenage hangouts, didn't want it.
SPORTS
May 15, 2005 | Eric Sondheimer
Among the most unlikely, improbable and unforeseen developments of the 2005 high school baseball season is that of junior right-hander Danny Farris of Los Alamitos. He was listed No. 10 out of 13 pitchers on the Los Alamitos depth chart and was scheduled to play junior varsity until Coach Mark Clabough changed his mind one week before the season began. Now, Farris has become part of Griffin baseball lore, someone alumni will talk about for years.
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March 8, 2003 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Taking his anti-development fight from the courthouse to City Hall, Thousand Oaks Planning Commissioner Michael Farris has decided to drop his appeal in a lawsuit against the city. The commissioner agreed this week to abandon his appeal in exchange for the city dropping its pursuit of nearly $6,000 for providing copies of documents tied to the lawsuit. A final settlement is still being worked out, according to the city's legal staff.
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March 20, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maud Farris-Luse, recognized last year by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest person, has died. She was 115. She died Monday from complications of pneumonia at a health center in Coldwater, Mich., south of Grand Rapids, where she lived in a nursing home. She had been hospitalized Sunday night. Farris-Luse was 115 years and 56 days old. "It was her time," said great-granddaughter Laurie Ferris, 32. "She passed away very, very peacefully."
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August 8, 1999
Re "Scars and Bars: Teen's Slaying Shatters Lives of his Parents and Parents of Imprisoned Killers," July 25. I wish I could express to Jim and Judie Farris how often I have thought about the pain and suffering they have endured over the past four years. I wish Judie knew how many times I wish I could come over and cry with her. I am the mother of four children and have a son who is the same age as Jimmy would be. I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose him. I wish I knew the Ladin family better so I could tell them how incredible they were to give Tony a whole family to call his own and for the tremendous support they show to him. Tony is so fortunate to have them all behind him. I wish I could tell the world what a great family the Heins are and how they keep a positive attitude behind the excruciating pain they feel for their son, Brandon.
SPORTS
April 24, 1999
Once again the sports section has provided me with all the answers to my questions. In recent weeks I had wondered what the status of 1998 UCLA football center Shawn Stuart was. After reading your article on Kris Farris, along with the photo series of his changed appearance over the past year, I realized that Shawn Stuart actually "became" Kris Farris in a matter of a few months. With Farris's ability to change into different players, which NFL team wouldn't want to take him?! Or maybe someone needs a new eyeglass prescription in The Times photo department?
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March 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Farris Bryant, 87, Florida's governor during a period of racial strife and rapid population growth from 1961 to 1965, died Friday in a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital of complications from a fall and a stroke. Considered an old Southern gentleman, a brilliant politician and a practical man of his time, Bryant campaigned in 1960 to preserve segregation as well as to expand state highways, overhaul education, and lure tourists and businesses. A Harvard-educated lawyer, Bryant insisted that segregation was the law at the time, and he felt honor-bound to uphold it. But with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law changed, and Bryant helped the state integrate its schools and other institutions as smoothly as possible.
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December 3, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five years after a fight over marijuana left the 16-year-old son of a police officer dead, advocates of the Conejo Valley men sentenced to life terms for his death are escalating their campaign on two fronts: in a court of law and in the court of public opinion. Last week, lawyers for Brandon Hein, Tony Miliotti and brothers Jason and Micah Holland--all in their early 20s now--took their cases before the state Court of Appeal in Los Angeles.
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