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June 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gloria Jones, 78, the widow of author James Jones and a hostess for the literary elite in Paris and the Hamptons, died June 10 of a heart attack at her home in Sagaponack on Long Island, N.Y. Jones was memorialized by her daughter, Kaylie, in the novel and 1998 movie "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries." Born Gloria Mosolino in Pottsville, Pa., she graduated from Syracuse University. She worked as a double for Marilyn Monroe in "The Seven Year Itch" and for Eva Marie Saint in "On the Waterfront."
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October 11, 2012 | By Tina Susman
She was known as "Baby Bones" for seven years, as investigators struggled to put a name to the little girl whose skeletal remains and Tweety Bird satchel were found in a wooded area of New Jersey. Now the girl's aunt, uncle and the aunt's former companion are under arrest, and Baby Bones has a name: Jon-Niece Jones, who was 9 when she died in New York City. The mystery, which was featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" in 2009, reportedly began unraveling recently after police received tips about the case, including one that enabled them to compare DNA of the remains to a living relative and make a connection.
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BOOKS
January 26, 1986 | Irving Marder, Marder, a novelist and editor who was on the Paris staff of the International Herald Tribune, was killed in a traffic accident on Dec. 12. The staff of The Book Review extend their condolences to the Marder family. and
"Things will catch up with him and he will probably commit suicide. . . . I hope he kills himself as soon as it does not damage your sales. . . . " Not, all things considered, anything you'd want to use in a blurb, which is what Scribner's had in mind when--with astonishing naivete--they sent an advance copy of their new hopeful's novel to their old star. That was one of the few printable sections of Hemingway's notorious 1951 letter to Charles Scribner.
SPORTS
June 19, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
MIAMI - In an implausible sequence spanning only a few minutes, LeBron James went from being carried off the court to carrying his team. And now the Miami Heat finds itself one victory from hoisting a championship trophy. Shrugging off a leg cramp that forced him to depart Game 4 of the NBA Finals midway through the fourth quarter, James returned to make the three-pointer that put the Heat ahead in an eventual 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
SPORTS
February 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
Round one goes to the big brother. Yale defeated Columbia, 63-58, Friday night in an Ivy League basketball game, giving James Jones a victory over his younger brother, Joe Jones. They were the first brothers in 44 years to coach against each other in Division I basketball. Yale (7-11, 2-3) shot 54% in the second half to overcome a four-point halftime deficit. Columbia (6-12, 2-3) turned the ball over three times in the final two minutes and was called for an illegal screen with 11.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1998 | RICHARD COVINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gathered around the dinner table in their well-appointed Parisian apartment, the Willis family is a study in domestic tranquillity. Over the soup course, teenage daughter Channe soon shatters the peace as she blithely drops the bombshell she's been waiting all evening to ask: Can her weird male classmate sleep over? Where is he going to sleep? asks her mother. How about Billy's room? she chirps back questioningly. "What are you, nuts?" explodes Billy, her adopted French brother, in mid-slurp.
MAGAZINE
October 6, 1991 | ANNE C. ROARK, Anne C. Roark is a a Times staff writer who reports on science and medicine.
THE FIRST THINGS PEOPLE NOTICED WHEN THEY saw James Jones were his menacing walk, his thick, dirty beard, his long mane of black hair--and his teeth. The front teeth, on top and bottom, were missing altogether, and next to the gaping holes were canine teeth that protruded from his mouth, almost like fangs. When he was sitting on a bus reading the Bible or swaggering down a street muttering to himself, people either stared or turned away. A few of them called him names.
SPORTS
August 31, 1989
The Seattle Seahawks traded cornerback Terry Taylor to the Detroit Lions for fullback James Jones, contingent on each player passing a physical examination.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2012 | By Tina Susman
She was known as "Baby Bones" for seven years, as investigators struggled to put a name to the little girl whose skeletal remains and Tweety Bird satchel were found in a wooded area of New Jersey. Now the girl's aunt, uncle and the aunt's former companion are under arrest, and Baby Bones has a name: Jon-Niece Jones, who was 9 when she died in New York City. The mystery, which was featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted" in 2009, reportedly began unraveling recently after police received tips about the case, including one that enabled them to compare DNA of the remains to a living relative and make a connection.
MAGAZINE
November 10, 1991
Hopefully, James Jones will continue to grow more confident as he blends into our unforgiving, image-obsessed society. When all children, including those with severe disabilities, are allowed to relate to each other at the earliest ages on common ground, their physical and mental differences will become less important and friendships will develop. Also, children with disabilities will learn the "right" way to look and dress. Peer pressure is the most demanding teacher. James Jones was not given the opportunity for integration at an early age, but maybe he now has a second chance.
SPORTS
June 13, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
OKLAHOMA CITY — Somewhere between a 13-point second-quarter lead and an 11-point loss, it became blindingly obvious. There might not be enough players for the Miami Heat to win a championship. The Heat basically went with a six-man rotation in a 105-94 loss Tuesday to Oklahoma City in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an issue still being debated a day later. It was the first question reporters posed to Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra before the Heat began practice Wednesday.
SPORTS
June 10, 2012 | By Shandel Richardson
He can stop with the teeny, percentage-point improvement. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh recently said he was only 99% healthy. Each day afterward he steadily raised it, going from 99.1 to 99.2%. Bosh proved he is fully back with his 19-point, eight-rebound performance Saturday in the series-clinching victory against the Boston Celtics. Now, the Heat have the unlikeliest of dilemmas. To start Bosh or not? As silly as it sounds to bring a seven-time All-Star off the bench, this may be debatable for their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and pioneering makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in November with Governors Awards. Jones and Smith will receive Honorary Awards, while Winfrey will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The Honorary Award is presented for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the academy.
WORLD
May 17, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
James L. Jones, former national security advisor to President Obama, was long gone from the White House when U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. But Jones well remembers when he first heard about a promising lead on Bin Laden's whereabouts. The retired Marine Corps general, speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, told reporters that a "small group" of White House officials was briefed last year about the compound where Bin Laden was later found.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2010 | By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
In the latest White House staff shakeup, President Obama announced Friday that Gen. James L. Jones was stepping down as national security advisor at the end of the month and will be replaced by his deputy, Tom Donilon. The change at the top of the National Security Council comes as Obama presides over an escalation of the war in Afghanistan and peace negotiations in the Middle East. By July, the administration is expected to decide how quickly to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and Donilon has stressed internally the importance of meeting the deadline.
WORLD
July 26, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau, Reporting from Washington
The White House late Sunday condemned the leaking of what appear to be about 90,000 U.S. military records, as a handful of international media organizations that received access to the documents began to disclose their account of the war in Afghanistan. In a statement, President Obama's national security advisor, Marine Gen. James L. Jones, deplored the "disclosure of classified information" that he said could put the lives of Americans and U.S. partners at risk and threaten the nation's security.
SPORTS
October 3, 1987 | Bob Chevalier
Quartz Hill 29, Royal 12 KEY PLAYS Greg Albaugh returned an intercepted pass 81 yards midway through the third quarter for his third touchdown of the night as Quartz Hill opened up a 22-0 lead. . . . Albaugh began the scoring when he brought the opening kickoff back 94 yards for a touchdown. He later set up his 3-yard touchdown run with a 28-yard pass to wide receiver Allen McBroom. . . .
BOOKS
April 13, 1986 | SARAH TORGOV
This first novel, by the daughter of James Jones ("From Here to Eternity"), is the story of a college-age child-woman trying to overcome the trauma of her famous father's death. Regrettably, it falls short, becoming mired in self-pity and epithets. The protagonist, Chloe, mourning her father and unable to relate to her brother and alcoholic mother, is meant to be a funky, neurotic, creative, budding writer groping her way back to sanity after a breakdown that occurs before the book begins.
NEWS
January 7, 2009 | Greg Braxton
James Earl Jones may be tempted, but he's been warned by his wife not to make fun of the lifetime achievement award he'll be receiving from the Screen Actors Guild during its 15th annual award ceremony on Jan. 25. After all, he says, he still has a vibrant career and projects he hopes will add to his lengthy line of distinguished films, including his breakthrough "The Great White Hope," "Field of Dreams" and "Patriot Games."
NATIONAL
December 2, 2008 | Tom Hamburger, Hamburger is a writer in our Washington bureau.
When President-elect Barack Obama introduced James L. Jones Jr. as his national security advisor Monday, he emphasized the retired Marine general's understanding of "the connection between energy and national security." Obama sees that as a plus, but some environmental groups and global warming activists view Jones' environmental record with suspicion. Jones will not be responsible for environmental policy, but he has said energy is a vital national security issue.
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