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August 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former astronaut James B. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971 and later became a minister who searched for traces of Noah's Ark, has died, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 61. Alice Sundeen, spokeswoman for Valley View Hospital, said Irwin died Thursday night, apparently of a heart attack. He is the first to die of the 12 men who walked on the moon. Irwin, who had a history of heart trouble, was on a speaking tour of central Colorado Christian organizations when he died.
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October 2, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
The takeaway message of "The Voice" Season 5 blind auditions, Night 4: "Life ... is full of second and third chances," and if you're motivated, you can make those chances pay off. That's what Shakira told contestant James Irwin last season when he failed to turn any chairs during the blinds. On Tuesday night, Irwin returned to prove her right. The 31-year-old St. Louis father of a toddler son, who'd heartbreakingly described the loss of his premature newborn twins last season, had spent the months since his last audition honing his craft -- giving up the construction work that had apparently proved a distraction -- and returned determined to turn at least one chair.  His emotional take on "Losing My Religion" intrigued the coaches right off the bat, prompting all four to push their buttons in rapid succession.
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NEWS
August 31, 1986
Former U.S. astronaut James Irwin, 56, said he was detained for several hours by local police in Erzurum, Turkey, following allegations that he engaged in espionage while on an aerial search for Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat. Seven other members of the search party also were detained. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971, said that all eight of them were were detained on charges of making an illegal flight and taking illegal pictures while flying over militarily sensitive areas.
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August 10, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former astronaut James B. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971 and later became a minister who searched for traces of Noah's Ark, has died, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 61. Alice Sundeen, spokeswoman for Valley View Hospital, said Irwin died Thursday night, apparently of a heart attack. He is the first to die of the 12 men who walked on the moon. Irwin, who had a history of heart trouble, was on a speaking tour of central Colorado Christian organizations when he died.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
The takeaway message of "The Voice" Season 5 blind auditions, Night 4: "Life ... is full of second and third chances," and if you're motivated, you can make those chances pay off. That's what Shakira told contestant James Irwin last season when he failed to turn any chairs during the blinds. On Tuesday night, Irwin returned to prove her right. The 31-year-old St. Louis father of a toddler son, who'd heartbreakingly described the loss of his premature newborn twins last season, had spent the months since his last audition honing his craft -- giving up the construction work that had apparently proved a distraction -- and returned determined to turn at least one chair.  His emotional take on "Losing My Religion" intrigued the coaches right off the bat, prompting all four to push their buttons in rapid succession.
NEWS
August 28, 1986 | From Reuters
Former astronaut James Irwin shrugged off recent heart trouble today and said he will fly over Mt. Ararat in eastern Turkey to resume his five-year hunt for Noah's Ark. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971 during the U.S. Apollo-15 space mission, said "God does not want me to die. He gave me a chance to find Noah's Ark."
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June 7, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Apollo astronaut James B. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971 and later led expeditions searching for Noah's ark, was hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack while jogging. Hospital officials listed Irwin, 56, in critical condition.
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June 8, 1986 | United Press International
Former astronaut James B. Irwin, who suffered cardiac arrest while jogging Friday, remained in critical condition Saturday, but his vital signs stabilized, his doctor said. Irwin, 56, was taken to Penrose Hospital, where he was initially listed in "critical and unstable" condition in the coronary intensive care unit. His physician, Dr. Richard Moothart, said Irwin's condition had improved slightly to "critical but stable" by mid-morning Saturday, hospital spokesman Ron Gority said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1988
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department captain is the leading candidate to take over for the city's police chief, who retired nearly four months ago, a city official said Tuesday. After screening 28 applicants for the job, the field has been narrowed down to one: James Irwin Cook, 51, captain of the Sheriff's Department juvenile investigations bureau, officials said. If Cook passes a routine medical background check, he will begin his new duties as soon as possible, Councilwoman Joy L.
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February 28, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Long Beach man died Tuesday after his teenage stepson allegedly beat him with a sledgehammer, police said. Witnesses saw Sidney Taylor being beaten by Alejandro Bueso in the frontyard of their home in the 2200 block of East 64th Street on Monday night, said Officer David Marander. Taylor, 50, also suffered what appeared to be several stab wounds to the head and torso, police said. He died about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after surgery.
NEWS
August 31, 1986
Former U.S. astronaut James Irwin, 56, said he was detained for several hours by local police in Erzurum, Turkey, following allegations that he engaged in espionage while on an aerial search for Noah's Ark on Mt. Ararat. Seven other members of the search party also were detained. Irwin, who walked on the moon in 1971, said that all eight of them were were detained on charges of making an illegal flight and taking illegal pictures while flying over militarily sensitive areas.
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December 12, 1990 | MONICA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Salvation Army volunteer was in critical condition Tuesday night after a fellow volunteer accidentally discharged a gun and hit him in the head at an agency drop site in El Cajon, police said. Connie Wayne (C.W.) Overby, 51, was working alongside James Irwin Brower, 61, of Alpine at a Salvation Army trailer behind the Kaelins Market on East Main Street when a small pistol fell out of a bag of donated belongings, according to Sheri Naumann of the El Cajon police.
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