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May 28, 1989 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway likes to bite. And for some reason, it likes to bite Jim Crawford, which seems unfair because the relocated Scotsman has forsaken all other tracks and race courses in an all-out effort to win here. Of course, it was the jealous Speedway that insisted on that arrangement, then saw to it by biting Crawford, hard. In 1987, having posted the third-fastest practice lap and trying to qualify for what would have been his third Indianapolis 500, Crawford hit the wall in the first turn, moments after having taken the green flag.
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May 28, 1989 | MIKE KUPPER, Times Assistant Sports Editor
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway likes to bite. And for some reason, it likes to bite Jim Crawford, which seems unfair because the relocated Scotsman has forsaken all other tracks and race courses in an all-out effort to win here. Of course, it was the jealous Speedway that insisted on that arrangement, then saw to it by biting Crawford, hard. In 1987, having posted the third-fastest practice lap and trying to qualify for what would have been his third Indianapolis 500, Crawford hit the wall in the first turn, moments after having taken the green flag.
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May 19, 1989
Jim Crawford of Scotland escaped injury when he crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500, but he may have lost his qualifying position on the inside of the second row. Indications were that the car, a Buick-powered 1987 Lola that Crawford had qualified at 221.450 m.p.h. last Sunday, was too badly damaged to be repaired for the race May 28. If it cannot be repaired, Crawford could start at the back of the field in his backup car. He also could withdraw the crashed car and attempt to qualify the backup vehicle Saturday or Sunday in the final weekend of time trials.
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May 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Taped to a wall above the workbench in race driver Jim Crawford's garage is a piece of adhesive tape with these words: "Miracles Take a Few Days. The Impossible a Little Longer." Exactly one week after the worst wreck at the Indy 500 this year, the impossible happened. Crawford's crew spent the night assembling his 1987 Lola following its rapid trip to England for repairs after the crash in practice last week. The crew of Kenny Bernstein's King Motorsport team got the car ready in time to take part in today's two-hour test period.
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May 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Taped to a wall above the workbench in race driver Jim Crawford's garage is a piece of adhesive tape with these words: "Miracles Take a Few Days. The Impossible a Little Longer." Exactly one week after the worst wreck at the Indy 500 this year, the impossible happened. Crawford's crew spent the night assembling his 1987 Lola following its rapid trip to England for repairs after the crash in practice last week. The crew of Kenny Bernstein's King Motorsport team got the car ready in time to take part in today's two-hour test period.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
"Open Hose With Cheese and Wine" "First Peeview Sunday" "Call for Privates Showing" One misplaced letter in your entry in the local Multiple Listing Service can be comical, such as "Three bedroom, one badroom," a listing that Jane Peters of Power Brokers International in Pasadena discovered. Or it can be fatal. For example, if your house is listed on Polar Lane when it is actually on Poplar, your place may never be found, even if it is turnkey and well priced. The same holds true if the school district is incorrect, the ZIP Code is wrong, the number of bedrooms is misstated or the map coordinates are inaccurate.
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December 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
The black BMW 750 looks out of place alongside all the Toyotas and Hondas in the parking lot of public radio station KPCC-FM (89.3) in Pasadena. The man who owns the sleek sedan also looks a little out of place. Wearing black pinstripes in a room full of khaki, Gordon "Gordy" Crawford is here to talk to the newsroom about the global economy. This is the same man who's considered to be one of the smartest guys in Hollywood, the influential investment fund manager best known for dispensing wisdom to the titans of media, entertainment and technology, not journalists.
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May 9, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bobby Rahal raised his best speed more than 4 m.p.h. to a top lap of 226.08 in practice for the Indianapolis 500. Kevin Cogan also improved 4 m.p.h. to 224.137, and Jim Crawford jumped 6 m.p.h. to 225.643. Al Unser Jr. improved to 224.534, and Emerson Fittipaldi, with records of 225.575 for one lap and 225.301 for four laps in qualifications last year, remained above 224.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999
Fire quickly spread Sunday through a remote area of the Angeles National Forest, blackening 5 acres but causing no injuries or property damage, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman said. The brush fire broke out near the Golden State Freeway and Templin Highway around 12:30 p.m., according to spokesman Jim Crawford. It took 95 county firefighters and 30 U.S. Department of Forestry personnel about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze. Crews were aided by three water-dropping helicopters.
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May 19, 1989
Jim Crawford of Scotland escaped injury when he crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500, but he may have lost his qualifying position on the inside of the second row. Indications were that the car, a Buick-powered 1987 Lola that Crawford had qualified at 221.450 m.p.h. last Sunday, was too badly damaged to be repaired for the race May 28. If it cannot be repaired, Crawford could start at the back of the field in his backup car. He also could withdraw the crashed car and attempt to qualify the backup vehicle Saturday or Sunday in the final weekend of time trials.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1986
Sales of California wines from January through May were up 7% over the same period last year. At the same time, according to California Wine Institute statistician Jim Crawford, U.S. sales of imported wines plummeted 18% from January through April. The improvement for the 670-winery, $5.5-billion California industry was statewide and included table, specialty and sparkling wines and the 50% white wine portion of popular wine coolers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1990
Eight workers were injured Monday when the roof of a commercial building in Bell Gardens collapsed during construction. Bell Gardens Fire Capt. Jim Crawford said the workers were laying a 40-foot section of the roof over a framework of steel and concrete when the frame toppled and they were struck by falling lumber. The building is part of a 17-acre commercial center under construction on the corner of Eastern and Florence avenues.
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