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September 17, 2010
Funeral services for Jefferson Thomas, one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Thomas, who spent much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sept. 5 at 67.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2010
Funeral services for Jefferson Thomas, one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Thomas, who spent much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sept. 5 at 67.
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SPORTS
November 10, 1990
Fairfax High running back Mario Mattison rushed for 95 yards in 16 carries and scored one touchdown, as the Lions clinched the City Coastal Conference championship Friday with a 20-6 victory over Hamilton. Fairfax, The Times' fifth-ranked team, improved its overall record to 8-0, 6-0 in conference. The host Yankees are 0-9 and 0-6. Lion running back Lee Brothers rushed for 39 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 12-yard run in the first quarter.
NEWS
October 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
The heroism of nine black teenagers who were cursed and spat upon as they integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., would be recognized with Congress' most prestigious civilian award under a bill the House passed Friday. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said the Congressional Gold Medal is a fitting honor for civil rights pioneers whose bravery and courage Congress had yet to recognize.
NEWS
November 10, 1999 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are grayer and heavier. And some have lost a few steps. But 42 years after they shattered racial barriers by filing into Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., to integrate its classrooms, they still think of themselves as "a perpetual teenage group." Only a grateful nation's view of them, it seems, has changed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1996 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
A 25-year-old Simi Valley man was in Ventura County Jail on Saturday night after he allegedly threatened to kill his father, authorities said. Troy Jefferson was being held in lieu of more than $20,000 bail after police found him chasing his father with a knife in Simi Valley, according to Simi Valley Police Sgt. Gordon Weeks. The incident began about 11 a.m.
NEWS
November 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
They circled the Wal-Mart shipping trailers Friday for President Clinton's homecoming--his first post-election trip beyond Washington's Beltway. "This is where I started," he reflected. The president flew to Arkansas, where he attended an airport dedication, after stoking more home state memories in a White House ceremony with the "Little Rock Nine"--the black students who integrated Central High School in 1957.
OPINION
September 11, 2010
True to the Dodgers Re "They go to bat for this stadium delivery man," Column One, Sept. 6 Pete Bonfils probably has the best job ever. Too bad his meager pay isn't commensurate with his enormous heart, desire and loyalty to the Dodgers. I mean, on any given day, my local batting cage takes in more money than he does. At least Frank McCourt, in order to save more money, hasn't outsourced his job yet. Cesar Madrid Orange I love inspiring articles like this that shine a light on the integrity of unsung individuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2010 | Keith Thursby
Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67. Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at an extended care facility in Columbus, Ohio, according to a statement Monday from the Little Rock Nine Foundation. Terrence Roberts and Melba Pattillo Beals, fellow Little Rock Nine students, said Thomas also had a history of heart problems.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1988 | United Press International
Burger King has flubbed a history lesson meant to honor American teachers and highlight the value of education. The fast-food chain made at least one factual mistake in its version of American history in the promotional campaign "Education Enriches Everyone" and provided potentially misleading information on another bit of history. The campaign's promotional materials incorrectly imply that Thomas Jefferson wrote the U.S. Constitution and list the year of President Lyndon B.
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January 12, 2002 | ZACHARY KARABELL
ON TWO WINGS Humble Faith and Common Sense at the American Founding By Michael Novak Encounter Books $23.95, 236 pages * When students are introduced to the Founding Fathers, they learn from the textbooks that men such as Jefferson, Franklin, Washington and Adams worshiped at the altar of reason and eschewed religion. To this day, students learn that one of the foundations of American democracy and liberty is the separation of church and state.
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