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December 9, 2012 | Times staff and wire reports
Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted articles of impeachment against President Nixon and was a strong supporter of civil rights in a congressional career that spanned four decades. But the Texas politician was perhaps best known for his appearance in a single photograph. Brooks is frozen in that November 1963 image, standing behind a grief-stricken Jacqueline Kennedy as Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One. Hours earlier, Brooks had been in the Dallas motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2012 | Times staff and wire reports
Jack Brooks hounded government bureaucrats, drafted articles of impeachment against President Nixon and was a strong supporter of civil rights in a congressional career that spanned four decades. But the Texas politician was perhaps best known for his appearance in a single photograph. Brooks is frozen in that November 1963 image, standing behind a grief-stricken Jacqueline Kennedy as Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One. Hours earlier, Brooks had been in the Dallas motorcade when President Kennedy was assassinated.
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NEWS
December 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) was released Friday from Bethesda Naval Medical Center after being treated since Oct. 22 for inflammation of the pancreas, his office announced.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2008 | Michael Ordona; Gary Goldstein; Kevin Thomas; Mark Olsen
"Fly Me to the Moon," a 3-D-animated tale of insects who want to be the first flies on the moon, seeks to instill in kids a sense of wonder at space exploration. Whether it succeeds is really in the eye of the beholder. Three young flies in 1969 hitch a ride on Apollo 11; luckily their garbage heap is near Cape Canaveral. There are sinister Russian flies and the cutest maggots in film history. Until a climactic fight scene, the film's as mild as baby shampoo.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
FOR SOME EYES ONLY: Here's an odd twist in the investigation swirling about the Administration's prewar Iraq policy. . . . The White House has obediently turned over some of the records sought by the House Judiciary Committee, but Democratic staffers can't read the best ones. That's because committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) objects to the legislative branch being investigated by the executive so he won't allow his staffers to undergo security clearance background checks. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2008 | Gina McIntyre, Times Staff Writer
Most young actors spend years going through the audition process, working their way up from bit parts and walk-ons to something a little meatier. Trevor Matthews decided to take a different approach. The enterprising 25-year-old gathered a group of friends, founded his own indie film company and produced his own starring vehicle, "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2008 | Michael Ordona; Gary Goldstein; Kevin Thomas; Mark Olsen
"Fly Me to the Moon," a 3-D-animated tale of insects who want to be the first flies on the moon, seeks to instill in kids a sense of wonder at space exploration. Whether it succeeds is really in the eye of the beholder. Three young flies in 1969 hitch a ride on Apollo 11; luckily their garbage heap is near Cape Canaveral. There are sinister Russian flies and the cutest maggots in film history. Until a climactic fight scene, the film's as mild as baby shampoo.
NEWS
November 17, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Justice Department decision to conduct a preliminary inquiry into possible wrongdoing in an Iraqi loan case was characterized as a "calculated process of delay and denial" Monday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-Tex.). The department should have taken the step months ago, Brooks suggested. By delaying, he claimed, Atty. Gen. William P.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1987 | STEVE COLL and JUDITH HAVEMANN, The Washington Post
A standoff between two influential government officials over a proposed $4.5-billion federal telecommunications network is threatening to unravel one of the largest contracts ever put out for bids by the U.S. government, according to government sources. The two officials, Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.), chairman of the House government operations committee, and Terence C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1990
Jack (Pete) Douglas Brooks Sr., former operator of Pioneer Market in San Fernando, died Friday in a Granada Hills convalescent home. He was 80. A Texas native, Brooks came to San Fernando in 1943 and soon afterward bought the Pioneer Market. He operated the neighborhood store until his retirement in the mid-1960s. He was a longtime member of the San Fernando Elks Club and the San Fernando Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Brooks; sons Jack Brooks Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2008 | Gina McIntyre, Times Staff Writer
Most young actors spend years going through the audition process, working their way up from bit parts and walk-ons to something a little meatier. Trevor Matthews decided to take a different approach. The enterprising 25-year-old gathered a group of friends, founded his own indie film company and produced his own starring vehicle, "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer."
NEWS
November 17, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Justice Department decision to conduct a preliminary inquiry into possible wrongdoing in an Iraqi loan case was characterized as a "calculated process of delay and denial" Monday by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-Tex.). The department should have taken the step months ago, Brooks suggested. By delaying, he claimed, Atty. Gen. William P.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | From The Times' Washington staff
FOR SOME EYES ONLY: Here's an odd twist in the investigation swirling about the Administration's prewar Iraq policy. . . . The White House has obediently turned over some of the records sought by the House Judiciary Committee, but Democratic staffers can't read the best ones. That's because committee Chairman Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) objects to the legislative branch being investigated by the executive so he won't allow his staffers to undergo security clearance background checks. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1990
Jack (Pete) Douglas Brooks Sr., former operator of Pioneer Market in San Fernando, died Friday in a Granada Hills convalescent home. He was 80. A Texas native, Brooks came to San Fernando in 1943 and soon afterward bought the Pioneer Market. He operated the neighborhood store until his retirement in the mid-1960s. He was a longtime member of the San Fernando Elks Club and the San Fernando Kiwanis Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty Brooks; sons Jack Brooks Jr.
NEWS
December 2, 1989 | Associated Press
Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.) was released Friday from Bethesda Naval Medical Center after being treated since Oct. 22 for inflammation of the pancreas, his office announced.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1987 | STEVE COLL and JUDITH HAVEMANN, The Washington Post
A standoff between two influential government officials over a proposed $4.5-billion federal telecommunications network is threatening to unravel one of the largest contracts ever put out for bids by the U.S. government, according to government sources. The two officials, Rep. Jack Brooks (D-Tex.), chairman of the House government operations committee, and Terence C.
NEWS
August 22, 1991 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flashing wide smiles, young baseball players from Isehara, Japan, revealed what they have discovered since arriving in their town's sister city of La Mirada last Sunday. Their American counterparts--boys 10, 11 and 12 years old--have their own bedrooms in large houses, chew sunflower seeds during games and speak openly to their parents without being spoken to first.
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