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September 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
How did the Titanic almost keep UCLAfrom having the most national championships in college sports? Ask Jim Bush, former Bruins track and field coach. Bush, a member of the National Track Hall of Fame, said that his grandmother was left on the dock in England when the Titanic sailed. “She had her luggage stolen on the dock, so she couldn't go,” said Bush, who will turn 86 on Sept. 15. “My mom was just a little girl then.” Bush's grandfather had already emigrated to the United States.
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September 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
How did the Titanic almost keep UCLAfrom having the most national championships in college sports? Ask Jim Bush, former Bruins track and field coach. Bush, a member of the National Track Hall of Fame, said that his grandmother was left on the dock in England when the Titanic sailed. “She had her luggage stolen on the dock, so she couldn't go,” said Bush, who will turn 86 on Sept. 15. “My mom was just a little girl then.” Bush's grandfather had already emigrated to the United States.
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July 10, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush, former UCLA coach, was named head men's and women's track and field coach at USC Monday. Bush led UCLA to five NCAA championships in 20 years before resigning in 1984 because of health problems. He underwent neck surgery shortly before retiring. After regaining his health, Bush served as a volunteer assistant at USC, coaching the hurdlers for the last two seasons. Robert Reading, who won the 1989 NCAA high hurdles title, said he thinks that Bush will succeed at USC.
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September 12, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
During California's budget crisis, he played a leading role in one of the state's most tortuous dramas. But in the state's latest act, the recall election of Gov. Gray Davis, Senate GOP Leader Jim Brulte has been nearly invisible, far removed from the spotlight. That's exactly how Brulte likes it. For the most part, he has been little more than an interested observer who has yet to endorse a candidate and only reluctantly voiced support for the recall weeks after it qualified for the ballot.
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July 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Former UCLA track Coach Jim Bush has been hired as head track coach of the men's and women's programs at USC, the school announced today. The university called an afternoon press conference at Heritage Hall to introduce Bush as the first person to head both the men's and women's programs at the school. Bush, 63, was head coach of the UCLA men's team for 20 years before retiring in 1984.
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April 3, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush had coached men for 39 years. A member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame, he had produced 19 Olympians. He believed he had seen and done it all. Until 1991, when he agreed to coach USC's men's and women's track teams. "When I took the job, all of my colleagues told me, 'It's going to be like learning coaching all over again,' " Bush said. "Boy, were they right. If you try to coach women the same as men, you are going to be in trouble.
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July 9, 1988
Jim Bush, who coached UCLA to four National Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championships in his 20 years as head coach of the Bruins, will be working as an assistant track coach at USC next season, according to Fred Roggin, who made the announcement on Channel 4 Thursday night. Bush has told friends that he will be coaching USC's hurdlers and quarter-milers.
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April 4, 1992 | JULIE CART
Jim Bush, USC track coach, has stepped down as coach of the women's track team, it was announced Friday. Barbara Edmonson, who has coached the Trojan male and female sprinters, became head women's coach. Bush will continue as head coach of the men's team.
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August 31, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one had to spell it out for Jim Bush. He knew he wasn't wanted. And so, shortly after Ron Allice was hired as director of USC's recently consolidated men's and women's track program in June, Bush resigned after four years as coach of the Trojan men's track team. "I was supposed to be the head coach and they hired another man and made him the head coach--and there's no way you can have two head coaches with two different philosophies," said Bush, whose resignation was announced last week.
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August 27, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush, who coached the track teams at both UCLA and USC, has resigned after four years at USC, the school said Friday. Bush, 67, helped revive the program at USC, coaching the Trojan men to a third-place finish in the NCAA meet in 1992 and a 10th-place finish this year. Four of his athletes won NCAA individual championships.
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April 4, 1992 | JULIE CART
Jim Bush, USC track coach, has stepped down as coach of the women's track team, it was announced Friday. Barbara Edmonson, who has coached the Trojan male and female sprinters, became head women's coach. Bush will continue as head coach of the men's team.
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April 3, 1992 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush had coached men for 39 years. A member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame, he had produced 19 Olympians. He believed he had seen and done it all. Until 1991, when he agreed to coach USC's men's and women's track teams. "When I took the job, all of my colleagues told me, 'It's going to be like learning coaching all over again,' " Bush said. "Boy, were they right. If you try to coach women the same as men, you are going to be in trouble.
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June 6, 1991 | JOHN ORTEGA
Quincy Watts of USC could be the greatest 400-meter sprinter who ever lived. That is the opinion of Jim Bush, trainer of a slew of standout one-lap sprinters during his illustrious 21-year career at UCLA and USC but who has never coached an athlete with the combination of strength and speed that Watts possesses.
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August 31, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one had to spell it out for Jim Bush. He knew he wasn't wanted. And so, shortly after Ron Allice was hired as director of USC's recently consolidated men's and women's track program in June, Bush resigned after four years as coach of the Trojan men's track team. "I was supposed to be the head coach and they hired another man and made him the head coach--and there's no way you can have two head coaches with two different philosophies," said Bush, whose resignation was announced last week.
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August 27, 1994 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush, who coached the track teams at both UCLA and USC, has resigned after four years at USC, the school said Friday. Bush, 67, helped revive the program at USC, coaching the Trojan men to a third-place finish in the NCAA meet in 1992 and a 10th-place finish this year. Four of his athletes won NCAA individual championships.
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July 10, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Bush, former UCLA coach, was named head men's and women's track and field coach at USC Monday. Bush led UCLA to five NCAA championships in 20 years before resigning in 1984 because of health problems. He underwent neck surgery shortly before retiring. After regaining his health, Bush served as a volunteer assistant at USC, coaching the hurdlers for the last two seasons. Robert Reading, who won the 1989 NCAA high hurdles title, said he thinks that Bush will succeed at USC.
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July 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Former UCLA track Coach Jim Bush has been hired as head track coach of the men's and women's programs at USC, the school announced today. The university called an afternoon press conference at Heritage Hall to introduce Bush as the first person to head both the men's and women's programs at the school. Bush, 63, was head coach of the UCLA men's team for 20 years before retiring in 1984.
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