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August 14, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mystery surrounding the bizarre disappearance of the father of Chicago Bulls basketball superstar Michael Jordan was partially solved Friday when a body that had been found floating in a South Carolina creek on Aug. 3 was identified as that of James Jordan. Officials said that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest. Jordan, 57, had been missing for three weeks and it wasn't until Thursday that the matter became public.
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February 5, 2009 | Associated Press
LeBron James couldn't catch Kobe Bryant, so he settled for matching Michael Jordan. James had a season-high 52 points in his 21st career triple-double, joining Jordan as the only visiting players with multiple 50-point games at the present Madison Square Garden, and led Cleveland to a 107-102 win over New York on Wednesday night. James' feat came two nights after the Lakers' Bryant set a record there with 61 points.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1993
Had Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, decided to responsibly arm and protect himself with a handgun, the outcome of the attack against him might have been much different. It certainly couldn't have turned out any worse. As has been said many times: Criminalizing guns will leave only criminals with guns. However, your Crime Watch editorial ("Gun Culture," Aug. 17) and previous Times editorials imply that limiting or halting the sale of guns to civilians is our answer to violent crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
James J. Jordan, credited with coining such catchy advertising slogans as "Delta is ready when you are" and "Wisk beats ring around the collar," has died. He was 73. Jordan, of White Plains, N.Y., died Wednesday of a suspected heart attack while snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. A copywriter who became regarded by many as advertising's greatest sloganeer, Jordan practiced what he called "nameonics," a catchy phrase linking a brand name with its most important use or benefit.
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August 16, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mystery surrounding the death of James Jordan, father of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, may have come to an end Sunday with the arrest of two teen-agers who allegedly shot their victim during an early morning robbery three weeks ago. Police said the elder Jordan was the victim of a random act of violence. The break in the intense two-day investigation came when calls from a cellular phone in James Jordan's car, made after his killing, were traced, said Cumberland County (N.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
James J. Jordan, credited with coining such catchy advertising slogans as "Delta is ready when you are" and "Wisk beats ring around the collar," has died. He was 73. Jordan, of White Plains, N.Y., died Wednesday of a suspected heart attack while snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. A copywriter who became regarded by many as advertising's greatest sloganeer, Jordan practiced what he called "nameonics," a catchy phrase linking a brand name with its most important use or benefit.
SPORTS
August 14, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Michael Jordan's mid-playoff trip to Atlantic City, N.J, in May sparked speculation that he had an uncontrollable gambling habit, his father, James, tried to protect him by taking responsibility for the junket. But there was no one to protect James Jordan from the assailant who shot him in the chest and left his body floating in a creek near McColl, S.C., his name unknown until dental records confirmed his identity Friday.
SPORTS
August 15, 1993 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The investigation into the slaying of James Jordan, father of Chicago Bull star Michael Jordan, was described as "intense" Saturday, but there was no indication that local sheriff's deputies or the FBI were near a break in the case. "Agents are out in the field now," said Jerry England, a spokesman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Dept. in Fayetteville, N.C. "This investigation is intense, just intense." The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C.
SPORTS
August 17, 1993 | KEVIN SULLIVAN, WASHINGTON POST
Daniel Andre Green, who was 15 when he tried to kill a classmate by taking an ax to his head, stared coolly ahead as a judge explained Monday that he was being charged with the murder of James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan.
NEWS
August 30, 1994 | Reuters
The two men accused of killing James Jordan, the father of basketball great Michael Jordan, will face the death penalty, a North Carolina judge ruled Monday. Larry Demery and Daniel Green, both 19, were in court for pretrial motions. They were arrested Aug. 15, 1993, and have been held without bond since. James Jordan was shot to death July 22, 1993, police said.
SPORTS
March 13, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Lumberton, N.C., chose life in prison instead of the death penalty Tuesday for Daniel Green, 21, the man who killed James Jordan and then paraded around town in the dead man's car. Following the jury's recommendation, Judge Gregory Weeks sentenced Green to life in prison for murder during the commission of a robbery and 10 years for conspiracy to commit robbery of Jordan, the father of basketball player Michael Jordan. Green was convicted Feb.
SPORTS
March 1, 1996 | From Associated Press
An ex-convict was convicted of murder Thursday for shooting Michael Jordan's father during a holdup as he awoke from a nap along a dark highway in his $40,000 luxury car. Daniel Green, 21, could get the death penalty in the 1993 slaying of James R. Jordan, 57. According to testimony, Green and his accomplice, Larry Martin Demery, 20, drove around in Jordan's red Lexus for four days after the slaying, picking up dates, and used the dead man's cellular phone to call friends and relatives.
SPORTS
April 28, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A teen-ager pleaded guilty Thursday in the murder of Michael Jordan's father and agreed to testify against another man, almost two years after the killing that helped push Jordan into a since-reversed retirement from pro basketball. Larry Martin Demery, 19, faces at least life in prison on the first-degree murder charge. He told Judge Gregory Weeks in Lumberton, N.C., that he understood he also could face the death penalty.
NEWS
August 30, 1994 | Reuters
The two men accused of killing James Jordan, the father of basketball great Michael Jordan, will face the death penalty, a North Carolina judge ruled Monday. Larry Demery and Daniel Green, both 19, were in court for pretrial motions. They were arrested Aug. 15, 1993, and have been held without bond since. James Jordan was shot to death July 22, 1993, police said.
SPORTS
October 6, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls is expected to miss sit out at least two weeks of training camp because of toe surgery. The surgery will consist of sewing two toes together on Jordan's left foot to prevent corns from growing in the webbing between the toes. Jurisprudence North Carolina plans to seek the death penalty against two 18-year-olds charged with killing Michael Jordan's father, a prosecutor said.
NEWS
October 6, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Jordan, called by many the greatest basketball player ever, is retiring. Jordan, still distraught over the murder of his father on July 23, has called a news conference for this morning at the Chicago Bulls' training headquarters in suburban Deerfield to announce his decision. Jordan, 30, confirmed his retirement to the Chicago Sun-Times, saying: "It's time for me to move on to something else. "I know a lot of people are going to be shocked by this decision and probably won't understand.
NEWS
October 6, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Jordan, called by many the greatest basketball player ever, is retiring. Jordan, still distraught over the murder of his father on July 23, has called a news conference for this morning at the Chicago Bulls' training headquarters in suburban Deerfield to announce his decision. Jordan, 30, confirmed his retirement to the Chicago Sun-Times, saying: "It's time for me to move on to something else. "I know a lot of people are going to be shocked by this decision and probably won't understand.
NEWS
August 16, 1993 | from Associated Press
Michael Jordan's much-publicized life turned very private Sunday as the NBA star and his family said their goodbys to his slain father. Family and friends who gathered for a private service at the Rockfish African Methodist Episcopal Church were urged to remember the way James Raymond Jordan lived and not the way he died.
SPORTS
September 18, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
One of the two defendants charged with the murder of Michael Jordan's father admitted that he played a part in the death of James Jordan, according to an Aug. 16 affidavit released Friday. Larry Martin Demery, 18, of Rowland, N.C., told an agent with the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation that he and Daniel Andre Green planned to rob tourists at a hotel at the intersection of Interstate 95 and U.S. 74 the night Jordan was killed, according to the affidavit taken from an Aug. 15 interview.
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