November 14, 2004
'I know I'm going to get paid this time.' Jim Bates, after being named interim coach of the Miami Dolphins. The last time he was a head coach was for the San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL in 1985.
October 6, 1988
Admitting that his conduct toward female staffers was "sometimes inappropriate and unprofessional," a contrite Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego) apologized for his behavior and appealed for voters' forgiveness. "The kidding around and flirting that I did, while I didn't think it was wrong at the time, I now realize was not appropriate in some instances," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1988
'Tis the season when politicians get antsy over their prospects for reelection, so I was not at all surprised to find a franked flyer in my mailbox, addressed to "Resident" from my representative, Jim Bates. This was one of many that I have received from said Congressman Bates. Mostly they tell me what I already know: Bates is pro-Soviet-backed communist Sandinistas and is anti-military. But this time Bates demonstrated what I've long believed, that he cannot construct a sentence with coherent syntax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1988 |
As a Democratic incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic congressional district, Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego) "probably couldn't lose that seat even if he tried," a San Diego political consultant said last summer. "That district always was and always will be a Democratic district," consultant Nick Johnson said at the time. "For Bates or any other Democrat to lose it is almost unthinkable." As the 44th Congressional District race enters its final week, the unthinkable has become thinkable.
November 10, 2004 |
Miami Dolphin coach Dave Wannstedt called it quits Tuesday midway through a dismal season that began with the retirement of running back Ricky Williams and has left the team with the NFL's worst record at 1-8. Defensive coordinator Jim Bates was promoted to interim coach. "As you might imagine, this was not a very easy decision from a personal standpoint, but I believe it is a proper decision at this time for being a professional," Wannstedt said. "Somebody has to accept the responsibility.