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November 15, 2002 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Dr. James Grier Miller, a visionary educator and psychiatrist who coined the term "behavioral science" and founded a field devoted to analyzing living systems, died Nov. 7 at his La Jolla home. He was 86. During a wide-ranging career over six decades, Miller also headed a university, founded a virtual university, invented an information clearinghouse linking 500 institutions of higher education and launched a scholarly journal, which is still in print after 46 years.
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November 11, 2007 | Luis Sinco :, times staff photographer
The young marine lighted a cigarette and let it dangle. White smoke wafted around his helmet. His face was smeared with war paint. Blood trickled from his right ear and the bridge of his nose. Momentarily deafened by cannon blasts, he didn't know the shooting had stopped. He stared at the sunrise. His expression caught my eye. To me, it said: terrified, exhausted and glad just to be alive. I recognized that look because that's how I felt too. I raised my camera and snapped a few shots.
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BOOKS
August 22, 1999 | JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
After all the recent sturm und feedback comparing the violent end of the '60s (the Altamont stomping) with the violent end of the '90s (the neo-Woodstock burning), it's refreshing to read an intelligent, unhysterical account of the Rise and Fall of the Rock 'n' Roll Empire. "Flowers in the Dustbin" is the latest set of cultural musings by James Miller, whose career has bounced between the Gog of Pop Journalism and the Magog of Academia.
WORLD
April 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The fatal shooting of an award-winning British filmmaker by an Israeli soldier was murder, a jury in a London coroner's inquest said Thursday. James Miller, 34, was shot in the neck by a soldier in the Gaza Strip in May 2003 while filming a documentary about the effects of violence on children in the region. His family told the 10-member jury that Miller posed no threat and was shot in violation of criminal law and military rules of engagement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1989
A San Diego man who shot and killed an armed intruder inside his apartment Tuesday did so in self-defense and will not be charged, San Diego police said. Frank D. Cuevas, 44, of 24th Street, shot James Miller, 54, after Miller forced his way into the apartment at gunpoint at 10:40 p.m., according to Sgt. Frank Martinez of the homicide unit. Miller had entered the apartment in pursuit of his ex-wife, who was there at the time, according to Martinez.
WORLD
April 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The fatal shooting of an award-winning British filmmaker by an Israeli soldier was murder, a jury in a London coroner's inquest said Thursday. James Miller, 34, was shot in the neck by a soldier in the Gaza Strip in May 2003 while filming a documentary about the effects of violence on children in the region. His family told the 10-member jury that Miller posed no threat and was shot in violation of criminal law and military rules of engagement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Carlsbad family has won a record $6-million liability settlement against the Ford Motor Co., it was announced Tuesday night. Also on Tuesday, the Carlsbad City Council, a party in the suit, agreed to award the James Miller family of La Costa $550,000 in connection with a Nov. 13, 1988, car crash that killed 11-year-old James Miller Jr. and paralyzed his twin, Richard.
SPORTS
November 8, 1993 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For now, James Miller, the para-glider who interrupted Saturday's heavyweight title fight between Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield, has been charged with only a misdemeanor, but he might face felony charges in the near future. Ron Pearce of the Las Vegas police said that any further chargers would have to be pursued by District Attorney Rex Bell. Miller was booked early Sunday morning after being released from a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1985 | STEPHEN G. BLOOM, Times Staff Writer
An off-duty detective who stumbled onto an apparent burglary at his brother's Granada Hills home shot and killed one man in the house and apprehended another Wednesday afternoon, Los Angeles police said. The victim was identified as Christopher Ortega, 23, of San Fernando. His alleged accomplice was identified as his brother, Greg Ortega, 24, also of San Fernando. After noticing a broken window at his brother's house, Detective James A.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"How would it feel to be shot?" reporter Saira Shah asks Ahmed, a Palestinian boy living in Rafah, a slum on the Gaza Strip. He has no answer. He knows how to make a homemade bomb and has practiced holding a rocket on his shoulders; he knows that the Israelis are the godless enemy. He knows a lot. But the boy's eyes betray his fear. He wants to be a lookout at night for Palestinian militants battling Israeli tanks.
WORLD
May 4, 2003 | From Reuters
Britain on Saturday demanded a thorough inquiry after the Israeli military fatally shot a British television cameraman in a Palestinian refugee camp. "We are in touch with the Israeli authorities and we are pushing for a full and transparent investigation," a Foreign Office spokesman said regarding the death of freelance journalist James Miller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2002 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
A 14-year-old was shot to death Thursday after a fistfight in Los Angeles, and a half-hour later a man was chased down the street and killed near Cheviot Hills, bringing to 18 the number of suspected homicides in the county since Friday. The first shooting occurred just after 4 p.m. in the parking lot of a doughnut shop at Western and Vermont avenues. The killer fired repeatedly at the 14-year-old and fled, police Capt. James Miller said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2002 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
Dr. James Grier Miller, a visionary educator and psychiatrist who coined the term "behavioral science" and founded a field devoted to analyzing living systems, died Nov. 7 at his La Jolla home. He was 86. During a wide-ranging career over six decades, Miller also headed a university, founded a virtual university, invented an information clearinghouse linking 500 institutions of higher education and launched a scholarly journal, which is still in print after 46 years.
BOOKS
August 22, 1999 | JONATHAN LEVI, Jonathan Levi is a contributing writer to Book Review
After all the recent sturm und feedback comparing the violent end of the '60s (the Altamont stomping) with the violent end of the '90s (the neo-Woodstock burning), it's refreshing to read an intelligent, unhysterical account of the Rise and Fall of the Rock 'n' Roll Empire. "Flowers in the Dustbin" is the latest set of cultural musings by James Miller, whose career has bounced between the Gog of Pop Journalism and the Magog of Academia.
NEWS
February 6, 1994 | Associated Press
An American paraglider swooped down onto the roof of Buckingham Palace on Saturday, heckling police along the way. James Miller, who staged a similar prank at a Las Vegas boxing match last year, was hauled off to jail soon after he landed his propeller-driven parachute. He faced six charges of violating public order and air regulations, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
"How would it feel to be shot?" reporter Saira Shah asks Ahmed, a Palestinian boy living in Rafah, a slum on the Gaza Strip. He has no answer. He knows how to make a homemade bomb and has practiced holding a rocket on his shoulders; he knows that the Israelis are the godless enemy. He knows a lot. But the boy's eyes betray his fear. He wants to be a lookout at night for Palestinian militants battling Israeli tanks.
NEWS
February 6, 1994 | Associated Press
An American paraglider swooped down onto the roof of Buckingham Palace on Saturday, heckling police along the way. James Miller, who staged a similar prank at a Las Vegas boxing match last year, was hauled off to jail soon after he landed his propeller-driven parachute. He faced six charges of violating public order and air regulations, police said.
SPORTS
January 11, 1994 | ROBERT GOYER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If law enforcement has its way, James Miller, the pilot who flew his motorized-paraglider over the Los Angeles Coliseum during Sunday's Raider-Denver Bronco wild-card playoff game, prompting a delay, will not be dropping into any more sporting events for a while. On Nov. 6, the Henderson, Nev., man crashed into the ring ropes during the Evander Holyfield-Riddick Bowe heavyweight championship fight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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