CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991
San Diego firefighters helped a Vista man out of a tight jam Wednesday night, and police promptly arrested him, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Responding to a call of a possible burglary and of screams for help, police found Kevin Charles Jones, 32, stuck in the air vent of Gary Gilmore, Goldsmith, a jewelry store in the 4900 block of Newport Avenue.
January 11, 1987 |
People who knew Gary Gilmore recall a complex, enigmatic man unable or unwilling to master the rage that followed him out of prisons where he had spent more than half of his 36 years. And they remember his eyes--an artist's eyes, a lover's eyes, a killer's eyes. On one side, Gilmore was a perceptive, sensitive poet familiar with the works of Shelley, Browning and Chaucer. He was a tender lover to his girlfriend, Nicole Baker, and gentle with her two young children.
January 11, 1987 |
Gary Gilmore didn't get everything he wanted when he sought execution. He wanted to be tied to a stake, hands behind his back, staring at his five rifle-bearing executioners. He wanted to refuse a blindfold. He had said he considered the military method of execution more dignified. Instead, Gilmore, wearing a black T-shirt, white prison trousers and tennis shoes, was seated in a wooden office chair inside an old, damp prison warehouse that had once been a cannery.
June 24, 1994 |
Most new books reach store shelves without so much as an ad or media interview to herald their arrival. These books have to make their own way in the marketplace, needing good reviews or satisfied word of mouth among readers. On the opposite end of the marketing spectrum are the Big Books of Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum and other brand names that go on sale in tall stacks supported by plentiful advertising. Mikal Gilmore's "Shot in the Heart" occupies its own niche.
October 13, 2001 |
Journalist Mikal Gilmore seems to have achieved some sort of inner peace. He's given up drinking and lost a great deal of the weight he gained during his bout with the bottle. And he's thrilled with the outcome of "Shot in the Heart," HBO's movie version of his acclaimed 1994 nonfiction book chronicling the tragic story of his family.