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March 8, 1988 | United Press International
Jerry Burns, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984, died of cancer Monday at his home. He was 51. Burns, city editor from June, 1979, until becoming editorial page director, had been ill since August, when he learned that he was suffering from cancer of the spleen. A USC journalism graduate, he worked for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook and Valley Times Today in the San Fernando Valley before joining the Chronicle in 1964 as a reporter on the police beat.
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January 16, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sean Burns' battered body--the right side of it, anyway--probably had no business that year getting back onto a wrestling mat. During a physically and emotionally painful four-month period in 1991, Burns, now an Agoura High senior: * Broke his right ankle and dislocated his right foot. * Tore a ligament in his right knee. * Dislocated his right shoulder. * Cried. And all before he had completed his first match. Yet somehow, despite the full-body ache, Burns dragged himself to the mat.
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December 18, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
They call him Burnsie. He is a pro football coach. His is perhaps the strangest team in the National Football League, and Burnsie, no doubt, is the league's most unusual coach. The team is the Minnesota Vikings, who sometimes lose spectacularly to pushovers, then rout powerhouses. The coach is Jerry Burns, a 61-year-old Viking veteran who is so nervous that he jumps at his own shadow.
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December 15, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were two of the conference's star teams only a few years ago, with ambitions as high as the stack of their Pro Bowl talent and coaches as secure as the NFL can offer. Things certainly have changed with the Rams and Minnesota Vikings, who will play today in a game that has only the shallowest of playoff repercussions. Viking Coach Jerry Burns, whose 7-7 team almost certainly will be eliminated today, already has officially announced his retirement, effective at the end of the season.
NEWS
March 9, 1988
Jerry Burns; S.F. Chronicle Newsman Jerry Burns, 51, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984. A USC journalism graduate, he worked for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook and Valley Times Today in the San Fernando Valley before joining the Chronicle in 1964 as a reporter on the police beat. Burns was city editor from June, 1979, until becoming editorial page director. In San Francisco on Monday of cancer.
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December 5, 1991 | Associated Press
The Minnesota Vikings confirmed that Jerry Burns will retire as coach of the team after the 1991 season. "Jerry and I had a meeting this morning, and he related to me his desire to step down at the end of the season," said Roger Headrick, Viking president. "After a period of time, I just decided that I'd had enough of coaching," Burns said in a statement.
SPORTS
November 6, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
Coach Jerry Burns unleashed an apparently unprovoked, obscenity-riddled tirade against Viking fans and reporters who have heavily criticized his offensive coordinator, Bob Schnelker, after Minnesota's 23-21 victory Sunday. Earlier in the week, local columnists began suggesting that Schnelker be replaced after Herschel Walker had only 12 carries in the Vikings' 24-14 loss to the New York Giants Monday night.
SPORTS
September 7, 1989 | Jim Murray
I always thought that when Don Coryell got out of coaching, the last of the great doom-sayers got out of the game. You remember Don Coryell. He was the guy who used to stand on the sidelines with his hands on his knees and stare out at the line of scrimmage like a guy who just got a peek at his own coffin. Guys have gone to the electric chair happier than Coryell went to Charger games. He looked like a guy who knows the warden isn't going to call. When he left, I thought the breed had died out.
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December 15, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were two of the conference's star teams only a few years ago, with ambitions as high as the stack of their Pro Bowl talent and coaches as secure as the NFL can offer. Things certainly have changed with the Rams and Minnesota Vikings, who will play today in a game that has only the shallowest of playoff repercussions. Viking Coach Jerry Burns, whose 7-7 team almost certainly will be eliminated today, already has officially announced his retirement, effective at the end of the season.
SPORTS
January 16, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sean Burns' battered body--the right side of it, anyway--probably had no business that year getting back onto a wrestling mat. During a physically and emotionally painful four-month period in 1991, Burns, now an Agoura High senior: * Broke his right ankle and dislocated his right foot. * Tore a ligament in his right knee. * Dislocated his right shoulder. * Cried. And all before he had completed his first match. Yet somehow, despite the full-body ache, Burns dragged himself to the mat.
SPORTS
December 5, 1991 | Associated Press
The Minnesota Vikings confirmed that Jerry Burns will retire as coach of the team after the 1991 season. "Jerry and I had a meeting this morning, and he related to me his desire to step down at the end of the season," said Roger Headrick, Viking president. "After a period of time, I just decided that I'd had enough of coaching," Burns said in a statement.
SPORTS
November 6, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
Coach Jerry Burns unleashed an apparently unprovoked, obscenity-riddled tirade against Viking fans and reporters who have heavily criticized his offensive coordinator, Bob Schnelker, after Minnesota's 23-21 victory Sunday. Earlier in the week, local columnists began suggesting that Schnelker be replaced after Herschel Walker had only 12 carries in the Vikings' 24-14 loss to the New York Giants Monday night.
SPORTS
September 7, 1989 | Jim Murray
I always thought that when Don Coryell got out of coaching, the last of the great doom-sayers got out of the game. You remember Don Coryell. He was the guy who used to stand on the sidelines with his hands on his knees and stare out at the line of scrimmage like a guy who just got a peek at his own coffin. Guys have gone to the electric chair happier than Coryell went to Charger games. He looked like a guy who knows the warden isn't going to call. When he left, I thought the breed had died out.
SPORTS
December 18, 1988 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
They call him Burnsie. He is a pro football coach. His is perhaps the strangest team in the National Football League, and Burnsie, no doubt, is the league's most unusual coach. The team is the Minnesota Vikings, who sometimes lose spectacularly to pushovers, then rout powerhouses. The coach is Jerry Burns, a 61-year-old Viking veteran who is so nervous that he jumps at his own shadow.
NEWS
March 9, 1988
Jerry Burns; S.F. Chronicle Newsman Jerry Burns, 51, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984. A USC journalism graduate, he worked for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook and Valley Times Today in the San Fernando Valley before joining the Chronicle in 1964 as a reporter on the police beat. Burns was city editor from June, 1979, until becoming editorial page director. In San Francisco on Monday of cancer.
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | United Press International
Jerry Burns, editorial page editor of the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984, died of cancer Monday at his home. He was 51. Burns, city editor from June, 1979, until becoming editorial page director, had been ill since August, when he learned that he was suffering from cancer of the spleen. A USC journalism graduate, he worked for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook and Valley Times Today in the San Fernando Valley before joining the Chronicle in 1964 as a reporter on the police beat.
SPORTS
January 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Finks, general manager of the New Orleans Saints, is in stable condition in a Minneapolis hospital after experiencing chest pains while playing tennis indoors with former Viking coach Jerry Burns.
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