Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJames Thornton
IN THE NEWS

James Thornton

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
October 28, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tight end James Thornton of the Chicago Bears sits quietly at his locker as wide receiver Glen Kozlowski, all 190 pounds of him, approaches and playfully assumes the pose of a bodybuilder. Fist clenched, arm raised, Kozlowski displays his 15-watt bulb of a biceps for all to see. "Eh?" he says proudly. "What do you think of this?" Actually, nobody thinks much of it at all, except Thornton, who glances sadly at the puny lump on his friend's arm.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BOOKS
February 28, 1999 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER; By Stephen Chobsky; (MTV Books: 214 pp., $12) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," written as a series of letters to an unnamed friend by a 15-year-old boy, is not really a coming-of-age story. Think of it more as a portrait of the saint as a young man. Charlie is such a completely good, pure human being (the way we were supposed to come off the production line) that you wonder how he sprang from the imagination of an ordinary adult author.
Advertisement
SPORTS
December 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jockey James Thornton died Sunday, two days after injuring his head in a fall from his horse at Charles Town Races. He was 54. Thornton of Edgewood, Md., died at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., track spokesman Paul Espinosa said. He had surgery Friday night to relieve pressure on his brain, but his family ruled out further surgery "due to a poor prognosis," Espinosa said. Thornton fell early during the first race Friday while riding Shifty Four in tight quarters.
SPORTS
June 4, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Thornton recalls getting his first Junior National qualifying time when he was 14. He remembers thinking how easy it was. So it only seemed natural for him to believe a Senior National qualifying time, his next big step, would come just as easily. He was wrong. What followed was four years of frustration for Thornton, a senior at Foothill High.
NEWS
April 28, 1998
Mark Gleason Mission Viejo, Senior; Track and Field Gleason led the Diablos to the boys' team title at the Orange County Championships Saturday. He won three races and posted the county's fastest times this season in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. He won the 1,600 in a personal-best and meet-record time of 4 minutes 14.45 seconds, the 3,200 in a meet-record 9:14.46 and the 800 in 1:55.64. Pete Montrenes/Baseball/Pitcher * Ocean View, senior.
BOOKS
February 28, 1999 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS, Susan Salter Reynolds is an assistant editor of Book Review
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER; By Stephen Chobsky; (MTV Books: 214 pp., $12) "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," written as a series of letters to an unnamed friend by a 15-year-old boy, is not really a coming-of-age story. Think of it more as a portrait of the saint as a young man. Charlie is such a completely good, pure human being (the way we were supposed to come off the production line) that you wonder how he sprang from the imagination of an ordinary adult author.
SPORTS
June 4, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Thornton recalls getting his first Junior National qualifying time when he was 14. He remembers thinking how easy it was. So it only seemed natural for him to believe a Senior National qualifying time, his next big step, would come just as easily. He was wrong. What followed was four years of frustration for Thornton, a senior at Foothill High.
SPORTS
March 6, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When James Thornton started to swim at Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, he was a pudgy little boy with a natural talent for the breaststroke. That was 10 years ago. Today, the breaststroke is Thornton's worst stroke. And as far as being pudgy, well, that's a different story too. Thornton, a junior at Foothill High, has developed into one of the top middle and distance high school freestyle swimmers in Orange County. His tall, slim shape epitomizes the form of most distance swimmers.
SPORTS
March 5, 1998 | ERIK HAMILTON
* Foothill at Irvine, 3 today: An early look at two of the county's top swim teams. The Irvine boys' team will be bolstered by some strong freshmen, but Foothill counters with such veterans as Robby Arroyo (50 and 100 freestyle) and James Thornton (200 and 500 freestyles). * Capistrano Valley relay finals, Saddleback College, 9 a.m. Saturday: This girls-only meet will feature some of the county's top swimmers, including Olympian Amanda Beard from Irvine.
SPORTS
April 10, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON
Three of the top schools in the county will be competing in a triangular meet at 3 p.m. Friday at Mission Viejo High. The Mission Viejo boys, ranked first in the county, will face Foothill and Santa Margarita. Look for the Diablos' James Davison, Foothill's James Thornton and Santa Margarita's Philippe Demers to battle in the 200 freestyle. The 50 free also could be up for grabs between Demers, who has recorded the fastest time this season (20.91), and Mission Viejo's Matt Burny.
NEWS
April 28, 1998
Mark Gleason Mission Viejo, Senior; Track and Field Gleason led the Diablos to the boys' team title at the Orange County Championships Saturday. He won three races and posted the county's fastest times this season in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. He won the 1,600 in a personal-best and meet-record time of 4 minutes 14.45 seconds, the 3,200 in a meet-record 9:14.46 and the 800 in 1:55.64. Pete Montrenes/Baseball/Pitcher * Ocean View, senior.
SPORTS
March 6, 1997 | ERIK HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When James Thornton started to swim at Blue Buoy Swim School in Tustin, he was a pudgy little boy with a natural talent for the breaststroke. That was 10 years ago. Today, the breaststroke is Thornton's worst stroke. And as far as being pudgy, well, that's a different story too. Thornton, a junior at Foothill High, has developed into one of the top middle and distance high school freestyle swimmers in Orange County. His tall, slim shape epitomizes the form of most distance swimmers.
SPORTS
December 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jockey James Thornton died Sunday, two days after injuring his head in a fall from his horse at Charles Town Races. He was 54. Thornton of Edgewood, Md., died at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., track spokesman Paul Espinosa said. He had surgery Friday night to relieve pressure on his brain, but his family ruled out further surgery "due to a poor prognosis," Espinosa said. Thornton fell early during the first race Friday while riding Shifty Four in tight quarters.
SPORTS
October 28, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tight end James Thornton of the Chicago Bears sits quietly at his locker as wide receiver Glen Kozlowski, all 190 pounds of him, approaches and playfully assumes the pose of a bodybuilder. Fist clenched, arm raised, Kozlowski displays his 15-watt bulb of a biceps for all to see. "Eh?" he says proudly. "What do you think of this?" Actually, nobody thinks much of it at all, except Thornton, who glances sadly at the puny lump on his friend's arm.
SPORTS
December 14, 1989 | From Times wire services
Quarterback Mike Tomczak is recovering from a rib muscle injury and may be able to play in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka says. Ditka said Wednesday that the remaining two games will give the coaching staff a chance to evaluate quarterback Jim Harbaugh, who will get the starting assignment Sunday.
NEWS
November 25, 1988 | From United Press International
A homeless man keeping warm by a dumpster in which other transients were burning trash was seriously burned early today when muggers robbed him and threw him into the metal bin, Los Angeles police said. Jeffrey Raub, 34, was listed in critical condition for nine hours after the 1 a.m. incident in an alley in the 2000 block of West 8th Street, but his condition was then upgraded to serious, officials at County-USC Medical Center said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|