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July 4, 1995
Re "Have You No Shame?" by James Q. Wilson, Opinion, June 25: Wilson, in his jeremiad on American shame and/or lack of same, certainly reflects the shared fear and burgeoning despair that contemporary politicians hope they can parlay into big box office, election-wise. However, his suggested tut-tut of a finger-wag, something along the lines of, "Would you want your mother to know what you do for a living?" as a lever to induce self-controls on popular culture output is at least naive, and more probably, wholly disingenuous.
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October 3, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice - and was never released. Copies of his "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" had already been pressed in 1965 when Motown founder Berry Gordy asked him to choose between being a performer or writer-producer, Wilson's family said. When he decided on the latter, almost all of the singles were destroyed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Boone Wilson, an advertising executive who shaped and influenced his second son, Pete--who served as mayor of San Diego, U.S. Senator and governor of California--has died at the age of 97. Wilson, a lifelong Midwesterner who spent some of his retirement years in Florida, died Wednesday of kidney failure at a retirement center in Montgomery, Ohio. He had lost his vision because of macular degeneration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
James Q. Wilson, a social scientist who helped launch a revolution in law enforcement as the co-inventor of the "broken windows" theory — the idea that eradicating graffiti, public drunkenness and other signposts of community decay was crucial to making neighborhoods safer — died Friday in Boston. He was 80. The cause was complications of leukemia, according to his son, Matthew Wilson. Often called the "father of community policing," Wilson, who taught for many years at UCLA and Pepperdine University, was a widely admired public intellectual who wrote more than two dozen books on American government, criminal justice and moral issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As James Wilson remembers it, the trouble started almost as soon as he walked into the party. The Ventura resident, who is African American, says he arrived with his pregnant girlfriend and three other friends, all of them white. It was his 25th birthday. They came to celebrate and listen to a friend's band.
NEWS
May 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
A man who killed two children and wounded nine other people in a shooting rampage at a school was sentenced Tuesday to the electric chair. Judge James Moore imposed the death penalty on James Wilson 12 days after he pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder and other charges in the Sept. 26 attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice - and was never released. Copies of his "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" had already been pressed in 1965 when Motown founder Berry Gordy asked him to choose between being a performer or writer-producer, Wilson's family said. When he decided on the latter, almost all of the singles were destroyed.
SPORTS
October 12, 1986
Quarterback Anthony Massa threw two touchdown passes as No. 9-ranked University of San Diego High School (5-0) defeated host San Diego (2-3), 21-0. Massa connected with Larry Gallego for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and again with Pete Haws for a 24-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Running back James Wilson scored from three yards out in the first quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1986 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Convicted political fixer W. Patrick Moriarty used Long Beach City Councilman James Wilson's respectability to gain access to other black politicians, defense attorney Terry Amdur charged Tuesday in closing arguments of Wilson's trial on 25 counts of mail fraud. Amdur likened Moriarty, a wealthy Orange County fireworks manufacturer, to a "cancer" who corrupts people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1997
Re: "Despite Apology, Man Is Sentenced to 10 Years for Racial Assault," June 5: Maybe all the facts are not given and maybe I harbor some hard feelings over an extremely harsh sentence of 10 years for participating in a brawl, but when I read the final paragraph where the victim, James Wilson, states he is mad because, "Someday my daughter is going to ask me why I can't hear her and it is because part of my ear is missing," I too am mad. I...
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June 16, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis
A former Cedars-Sinai Medical Center employee was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty Monday to stealing patient information to defraud insurance firms of $354,000. The hospital had sent letters in December to more than 1,000 patients, warning them that their information had been found during a search of the home of James Allen Wilson, who worked in the billing department from 2003 to 2007.
OPINION
June 3, 2007 | Jim Newton, JIM NEWTON is Editorial Page editor of The Times.
JAMES Q. WILSON left Southern California as a young man and returned to it as an accomplished one, but he is not exactly a product of it nor is he a participant in its civic life by most conventional definitions. He holds no local position, serves no local board, aspires to no local office.
SPORTS
October 1, 2003 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
As an elementary- and middle-school student, Chris Patino played on Pop Warner football teams, but he preferred to hang out at the football field of nearby Los Angeles Wilson High whenever its varsity team was practicing. He would wait until practices ended, long enough to engage some of the players who were milling about in a game of catch. Patino dreamed of being the Mules' starting quarterback.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Boone Wilson, an advertising executive who shaped and influenced his second son, Pete--who served as mayor of San Diego, U.S. Senator and governor of California--has died at the age of 97. Wilson, a lifelong Midwesterner who spent some of his retirement years in Florida, died Wednesday of kidney failure at a retirement center in Montgomery, Ohio. He had lost his vision because of macular degeneration.
BOOKS
August 15, 1999 | EDWARD LAZARUS, Edward Lazarus is the author of "Black Hills, White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present."
Thirty years ago, in a time of national soul-searching as Americans suffered through a bloody war in Asia and assassinations and civil strife at home, Dee Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" unleashed a torrent of guilt over the sins of the country's domestic conquests. A generation later, amid prosperity at home and a pax Americana abroad, introspection about the victims of our own empire building is largely a forsaken endeavor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
A 59-year-old man who was looking for aluminum cans was seriously injured Wednesday when he picked up a pipe bomb and it exploded, San Diego County sheriff's detectives said. James Wilson was walking through an alley about 5:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Ebony Avenue when he found the object, said Detective Bill Cruzen of the sheriff's arson explosive unit. Cruzen said Wilson, who lives in the area, often goes through the alley looking for aluminum cans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989
Four men who escaped from the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles remained at large Wednesday, but authorities were investigating a report that two of the men kidnaped and attacked a patron at a Wilmington cocktail lounge shortly after the escape. Los Angeles Police Cmdr. William Booth said police were investigating a report that James Wilson, dubbed the "soft-spoken bandit" by the FBI for a string of bank robberies, walked into the Barrel House bar a little over two hours after the Sunday night escape with another man, believed to be fellow escapee Kevin Greene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1997
Re: "Despite Apology, Man Is Sentenced to 10 Years for Racial Assault," June 5: Maybe all the facts are not given and maybe I harbor some hard feelings over an extremely harsh sentence of 10 years for participating in a brawl, but when I read the final paragraph where the victim, James Wilson, states he is mad because, "Someday my daughter is going to ask me why I can't hear her and it is because part of my ear is missing," I too am mad. I...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As James Wilson remembers it, the trouble started almost as soon as he walked into the party. The Ventura resident, who is African American, says he arrived with his pregnant girlfriend and three other friends, all of them white. It was his 25th birthday. They came to celebrate and listen to a friend's band.
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