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January 26, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Lang, 85, a Hall of Fame baseball writer who for two decades had the pleasant assignment of telling players they'd been elected to Cooperstown, died Thursday in New York. He had been ill for an extended period with a variety of ailments, said his lawyer, Kevin Brosnahan. A fixture on the New York scene who covered Jackie Robinson's major league debut, Lang was honored by the Hall of Fame in 1986 with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing."
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January 26, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Lang, 85, a Hall of Fame baseball writer who for two decades had the pleasant assignment of telling players they'd been elected to Cooperstown, died Thursday in New York. He had been ill for an extended period with a variety of ailments, said his lawyer, Kevin Brosnahan. A fixture on the New York scene who covered Jackie Robinson's major league debut, Lang was honored by the Hall of Fame in 1986 with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing."
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September 13, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Monique Barbaroux was named the new director general of the Comedie Francaise, the prestigious national theater of France, Jack Lang, France's Minister of Culture, announced Monday. Barbaroux, who had been responsible for music and theater administration in the Ministry of Culture, will direct both the main theater, located between the Palais Royal and the Louvre, and the Odeon on the Left Bank.
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January 13, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
Listen! Did you ever look over at a guy and think to yourself, "Boy! I wish I had his job"? Maybe he was an emcee at a beauty pageant. Maybe he ran golf tours to Hawaii. Maybe he was President. Secretary of State. Ballroom dancer. Donald Trump. Social director on the Love Boat. Not me. I always envied Jack Lang's job. It has been called "the happiest job in America." Jack Lang calls people up to tell them they're in the Hall of Fame. Now, that's the next best thing to being Santa Claus.
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January 13, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
Listen! Did you ever look over at a guy and think to yourself, "Boy! I wish I had his job"? Maybe he was an emcee at a beauty pageant. Maybe he ran golf tours to Hawaii. Maybe he was President. Secretary of State. Ballroom dancer. Donald Trump. Social director on the Love Boat. Not me. I always envied Jack Lang's job. It has been called "the happiest job in America." Jack Lang calls people up to tell them they're in the Hall of Fame. Now, that's the next best thing to being Santa Claus.
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February 13, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Officer Sly: American actor Sylvester Stallone is about to become an officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Stallone, of "Rocky" and "Rambo" fame, will receive France's second highest artistic honor Friday from Culture Minister Jack Lang.
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July 11, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Knight of Be-Bop: Trumpeter Miles Davis has been made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France's national order. France's Cultural Affairs Minister Jack Lang will pin the order's red ribbon on the 66-year-old trumpeter and bandleader at a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday.
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December 8, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More musical hands across the water in Paris, where American soprano Jessye Norman reportedly will sing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," before President Francois Mitterrand on Bastille Day (July 14) next year--marking the bicentennial of the French Revolution.
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June 5, 1985 | United Press International
French Culture Minister Jack Lang blames British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's policies for last week's soccer riot in Brussels in which 38 people died. Speaking on television Monday night, Lang said, "If Britain's young hooligans are prone to such violence, it's because of the kind of economic system Thatcher has created that liquidates national companies and leaves thousands of young people with no hope."
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September 13, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Monique Barbaroux was named the new director general of the Comedie Francaise, the prestigious national theater of France, Jack Lang, France's Minister of Culture, announced Monday. Barbaroux, who had been responsible for music and theater administration in the Ministry of Culture, will direct both the main theater, located between the Palais Royal and the Louvre, and the Odeon on the Left Bank.
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