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July 22, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic move to reinvigorate the nation's troubled spy agency, new CIA Director George J. Tenet called one of its legends out of retirement Monday to take the helm of clandestine espionage operations. Jack Downing, 56, the only person ever to serve as CIA station chief in both Moscow and Beijing, has been named deputy CIA director for operations two years after he ended his 28-year undercover career.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | by Greg Braxton
Jack is back. "24", the hit series starring Kiefer Sutherland as embattled super spy Jack Bauer, is being resurrected as "24: Live Another Day" a 12-episode series that will debut May 5 on Fox. The original show ended in May 2010 after eight seasons. "I'm as anxious and as frightened as I have been in a long time," Sutherland said during a morning session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour promoting the project. He said "24" set a high standard that he hoped the new series could reach.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | by Greg Braxton
Jack is back. "24", the hit series starring Kiefer Sutherland as embattled super spy Jack Bauer, is being resurrected as "24: Live Another Day" a 12-episode series that will debut May 5 on Fox. The original show ended in May 2010 after eight seasons. "I'm as anxious and as frightened as I have been in a long time," Sutherland said during a morning session at the Television Critics Assn. press tour promoting the project. He said "24" set a high standard that he hoped the new series could reach.
SPORTS
October 29, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
How good is unbeaten Corona Centennial? As impressive as the Huskies' no-huddle, up-tempo offense has looked this season, it was a dominant defensive performance Friday night during a 45-0 victory over No. 13 Norco that should leave teams in the Inland Division feeling very uncomfortable. "That was a great performance," Centennial Coach Matt Logan said. "To beat a tough team like that says a lot about who we are. " It was only a couple of years ago college recruiters were raving about a Centennial linebacker, Vontaze Burfict.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1998 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyrics for a country tune, inspired by Clint Black's appearance on CBS tonight in "Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack": Gave some guys a ride in my shiny Cadillac car, Now I look at life through a row of jail bars. Oh, I had to leave my wife, and my precious son, 'Cause those guys had been out killin' with their blasted gun. That's my story, my tale of woe, Oh, c'mon and share it; watch my TV show.
SPORTS
July 22, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Ivor Robson, the starter at the British Open, never offers a comment when he introduces the players on the first tee. Robson simply announces who's up next in a sing-song tone. But when the 8:50 a.m. group's turn came Friday, Robson's voice hit a couple of extra-high notes when he said a certain name. "On the tee, Jack Nicklaus." Robson smiled and the warm applause came down from the grandstand and spilled over from across the fairway.
SPORTS
October 29, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
How good is unbeaten Corona Centennial? As impressive as the Huskies' no-huddle, up-tempo offense has looked this season, it was a dominant defensive performance Friday night during a 45-0 victory over No. 13 Norco that should leave teams in the Inland Division feeling very uncomfortable. "That was a great performance," Centennial Coach Matt Logan said. "To beat a tough team like that says a lot about who we are. " It was only a couple of years ago college recruiters were raving about a Centennial linebacker, Vontaze Burfict.
NEWS
December 31, 1997
Named after an 18th century Russian poet, the top-secret telephone hotline was established in the Cold War to arrange back-channel, neutral-ground meetings between Russian and American spy agencies short notice. The hotline connected KGB headquarters in Moscow with CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. Early 1980s: While President Reagan was putting the "evil empire" on notice, the first steps were taken to establish the "Gavrilov channel."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Hollywood finds itself in the midst of framing a wartime relationship with the government in a post-Sept. 11 world , a cable television network is premiering a new documentary about a more discreet alliance--the long-running one between Tinseltown's creative problem solvers and the Central Intelligence Agency. "Into the Shadows: The CIA in Hollywood" premieres Tuesday at 7 p.m. on American Movie Classics, which, in its 17-year history, has never aired an investigative special.
SPORTS
July 22, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Ivor Robson, the starter at the British Open, never offers a comment when he introduces the players on the first tee. Robson simply announces who's up next in a sing-song tone. But when the 8:50 a.m. group's turn came Friday, Robson's voice hit a couple of extra-high notes when he said a certain name. "On the tee, Jack Nicklaus." Robson smiled and the warm applause came down from the grandstand and spilled over from across the fairway.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1998 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyrics for a country tune, inspired by Clint Black's appearance on CBS tonight in "Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack": Gave some guys a ride in my shiny Cadillac car, Now I look at life through a row of jail bars. Oh, I had to leave my wife, and my precious son, 'Cause those guys had been out killin' with their blasted gun. That's my story, my tale of woe, Oh, c'mon and share it; watch my TV show.
NEWS
July 22, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic move to reinvigorate the nation's troubled spy agency, new CIA Director George J. Tenet called one of its legends out of retirement Monday to take the helm of clandestine espionage operations. Jack Downing, 56, the only person ever to serve as CIA station chief in both Moscow and Beijing, has been named deputy CIA director for operations two years after he ended his 28-year undercover career.
BOOKS
June 1, 2003 | David Wise, David Wise is the coauthor of "The Invisible Government" and author of "Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America."
During the Cold War, it was no easy matter for a Russian to volunteer to spy for the CIA. Take the case of Adolf Tolkachev, an aircraft designer in Moscow. Risking his life, Tolkachev tried half a dozen times to approach the agency. He left notes in the cars of two successive CIA station chiefs in Moscow. He got nowhere.
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