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October 10, 2004 | Douglas Wolk
Before there was Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," there was the early comics industry that inspired it -- a chaotic, lawless, backstabbing mess of a business that Gerard Jones documents in "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book." A former comics writer who's written extensively about the relationship between children and mass media, Jones has drawn on industry lore and long-buried documents, and dug up some remarkably juicy stories about the creators of Superman, Batman, Captain America and Wonder Woman as well as the men who published the first comic books.
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October 10, 2004 | Douglas Wolk
Before there was Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," there was the early comics industry that inspired it -- a chaotic, lawless, backstabbing mess of a business that Gerard Jones documents in "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book." A former comics writer who's written extensively about the relationship between children and mass media, Jones has drawn on industry lore and long-buried documents, and dug up some remarkably juicy stories about the creators of Superman, Batman, Captain America and Wonder Woman as well as the men who published the first comic books.
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BOOKS
February 16, 1992 | CHRIS GOODRICH
HONEY, I'M HOME!: Selling Sitcoms, Buying the American Dream by Gerard Jones (Grove Weidenfeld: $18.95; 278 pp . ). Television people like to see the medium as an electronic democracy in which viewers cast ballots every time they pick up their remote controls. However, according to pop-culture commentator Gerard Jones, co-author of "The Beaver Papers," the television picture is neither as clear nor as simple, and in "Honey!
SPORTS
September 7, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, From Staff Reports
Taft High's football team violated rules by practicing on Labor Day and could face punishment from the City Section Rules Committee. Principal Myra Fullerton of Taft said Wednesday that Coach Troy Starr admitted he held the practice but was unaware it violated City rules. "It was a mistake," Fullerton said. "He recognizes it was a mistake. There was no intention to skirt or take advantage of the practice. He did not have a full team there." As punishment, Fullerton barred the team from practicing Wednesday and next Monday.
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September 7, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, From Staff Reports
Taft High's football team violated rules by practicing on Labor Day and could face punishment from the City Section Rules Committee. Principal Myra Fullerton of Taft said Wednesday that Coach Troy Starr admitted he held the practice but was unaware it violated City rules. "It was a mistake," Fullerton said. "He recognizes it was a mistake. There was no intention to skirt or take advantage of the practice. He did not have a full team there." As punishment, Fullerton barred the team from practicing Wednesday and next Monday.
SPORTS
September 10, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the age of open enrollment, it was an increasingly familiar tale. A high school player with Division I college aspirations transfers to a high-profile program and is granted eligibility over the protests of his former school. Only this time there was a twist, one that resulted in Coach Troy Starr of Taft being suspended for one game while his program was placed on probation for one year.
SPORTS
August 28, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Rank Player School Ht. Wt. Yr. 1. Keary Colbert Hueneme 6-3 190 Sr. * Averaged 24.8 yards per reception 2. Calvin Bell Simi Valley 6-1 180 Sr. * A big-play weapon 3. Chris Catalano Westlake 6-1 195 Sr. * Will make the difficult catches 4. Jared Bazar Hart 5-11 180 Sr. * Caught 59 passes, 11 for TDs as a junior 5. Eric Zdenek Chaminade 5-11 175 Sr. * Possesses speed and fearlessness 6. Cody Murphy Buena 6-3 190 Sr. * Made 48 receptions a year ago 7. Ontae Chaney Cleveland 5-11 180 Sr.
SPORTS
November 26, 1998 | TRIS WYKES
Reseda 44, Jordan 6--The Regents (8-4) intercepted five passes and converted each of them into touchdowns in routing the Bulldogs (6-5) at Reseda. Reseda advances to face Manual Arts, a 40-16 winner over top-seeded Palisades, in a semifinal game Dec. 4. Eric Ceja and Joseph Looney each made two interceptions and Gerard Jones had the other as the Regents confounded quarterback David Jackson of Jordan. Jackson did not complete a pass in his first 13 attempts.
SPORTS
October 29, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
City administrators this week found no evidence that Reseda used undue influence in an attempt to keep receiver Gerard Jones from transferring to Taft last summer. Taft brought the charges after the Toreadors were placed on probation for allowing Jones to practice before his transfer was official. Jones is Taft's leading receiver with 30 catches for 283 yards and two touchdowns.
SPORTS
September 10, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the age of open enrollment, it was an increasingly familiar tale. A high school player with Division I college aspirations transfers to a high-profile program and is granted eligibility over the protests of his former school. Only this time there was a twist, one that resulted in Coach Troy Starr of Taft being suspended for one game while his program was placed on probation for one year.
BOOKS
February 16, 1992 | CHRIS GOODRICH
HONEY, I'M HOME!: Selling Sitcoms, Buying the American Dream by Gerard Jones (Grove Weidenfeld: $18.95; 278 pp . ). Television people like to see the medium as an electronic democracy in which viewers cast ballots every time they pick up their remote controls. However, according to pop-culture commentator Gerard Jones, co-author of "The Beaver Papers," the television picture is neither as clear nor as simple, and in "Honey!
SPORTS
September 18, 1999 | SCOTT TERRELL
Taft High succumbed to a strong running attack for the second week in a row and was upset by Locke, 27-21, Friday in a nonleague game at Locke. Alvin Marshall rushed for 147 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 91-yard kickoff return, to lead the Saints (1-1). Locke, which was defeated last week by San Pedro, 30-8, set up the deciding score when Deshawn Cabong intercepted a pass and returned it 41 yards to the Taft 24.
SPORTS
September 16, 1999 | GARY KLEIN and STEVE HENSON
Gardena's football team continues to ride a wave of emotion following a 26-13 season-opening victory over Gardena Serra. Gardena was playing its first game since the death of Jeffrey Gardner Jr., last season's starting quarterback who was shot to death Jan. 18 while sitting in a car with friends in Lennox. Gardner was 16. No arrests have been made in the case. "The kids were very much conscious of [Jeff] not being there," Gardena Coach Marshall Jones said.
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