CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2007 |
Jack Williams, a top Hollywood stuntman who got his first taste of stunt work on a horse at age 4 -- he was tossed from one rider to another in the 1926 silent film "The Flaming Forest" -- and later worked his way through USC riding horses and doing stunts in films such as "Gone With the Wind" and "Dodge City," has died. He was 85. Williams, a charter member of the Stuntmen's Assn.
October 8, 1999 |
Checkout time is now. Jack Williams knows this. He lies awake at night in his four-bedroom house, surrounded by his new life and NFL future, and waits for the nightmares. "I look at the ceiling . . . and I get scared that I'll end up back in one of those holes," he said. "I tell myself, 'Never.' " Checkout time is not noon, despite what appears on the faded signs at the cheap motels where one of the Southland's toughest college football players lived while growing up. Checkout time is not 3 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1990
Jack William Morgan, a retired elementary school teacher in the San Fernando Valley, has died at his Van Nuys home. He was 69. Morgan died Thursday of a heart attack, said his wife, Rose Morgan. Born Dec. 10, 1920, in Youngstown, Ohio, Morgan served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, playing the piano in a band called "The Winged Pigeons," which entertained troops in the Pacific.
January 8, 2013 |
Point guards are plentiful in the Mission League, but two of the best were missing in action Monday night at West Hills Chaminade, and the absence of the Eagles' Jaron Martin (strep throat) and Loyola's Parker Jackson-Cartwright (ankle injury) created opportunity for the understudies. In the end, Max Hazzard of Loyola came through at a decisive time, getting the ball to 7-footer Thomas Welsh deep into the key for an easy basket with 1 minute 19 seconds left to give the Cubs (12-2, 2-0)
August 10, 1992 |
We're kind of a special coterie, we Laidlaw fans. Nobody's organized us. Our hero's not a household name. He's kind of odd, in fact. His life, as he reminds us, is "one terrible mess," and he reads philosophy "in a slightly frenetic way, like a man looking for the hacksaw that must be hidden somewhere, before the executioner comes." Inspector Jack Laidlaw is a tough-talking, hard-drinking Glasgow detective who can quote Albert Camus and Soren Kierkegaard and Miguel de Unamuno.
November 26, 1995 |
The fine art of pugilism has always been part of a milieu of gamblers and gangsters, of brilliant but often shady promoters who lined their own pockets while even the best of boxers, such as Joe Louis, ended their careers near destitute. But perhaps no ringside hustler in history has exerted control over so many fighters and so utterly, appallingly, become the definition of the flamboyantly greedy matchmaker as Don King.