Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJim Dwyer
IN THE NEWS

Jim Dwyer

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
May 24, 1987 | RICHARD JUSTICE, The Washington Post
In this remarkable stretch for the Baltimore Orioles, he's easily their most remarkable story. He's a player General Manager Hank Peters calls "a professional hitter" and one Manager Cal Ripken Sr. says is a "true team player." His performance has provided testimony to what weight lifting and food supplements and hard work can do for the twilight years of a baseball career. This season, at age 37, his career has been reborn. He has homered once every 9.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 2, 2003 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
In Jim Dwyer's line of work, it doesn't hurt to have been shot in the head. The faded scar above his left eye, tattooing the spot where a "friendly fire" round struck him during the Vietnam War, seals his credibility with the emotionally wounded veterans he has counseled for the last 25 years. He has been there. Now Dwyer rubs the mottled blemish in thought as he talks about America's fresh crop of combat soldiers.
Advertisement
SPORTS
April 8, 1986
Mater Dei High School point guard Tim Peabody will attend Rice University next fall and teammate Jim Dwyer will go to Columbia, Mater Dei basketball Coach Gary McKnight said Monday. Peabody and Dwyer were key members of a Monarch team which won the CIF Southern Section 5-A championship and won 30 straight games before losing to Crenshaw, 59-57, in the Southern California Regional championship game. Peabody also was recruited by Stanford, San Diego State and Fresno State, according to McKnight.
BOOKS
February 13, 2000 | DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West," and is co-editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know."
Like gun control and abortion, the death penalty is one of those peculiar American institutions that make citizens of the other developed countries shake their heads with wonder. Capital punishment has been abolished throughout the developed world, and it is now inconceivable that it could ever be reinstated in the countries of the European Union.
NEWS
December 25, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Jim Dwyer, the poet laureate of the New York underground, a subway car is "800,000 pounds of metal and plastic and another quarter million of flesh and blood, the greatest moving mass of human tissue in the universe." And, at least in Dwyer's company, a ride on the subway is a trip into a fleshly phantasmagoria of pulsating urban humanity. "You could fall in love or get snake bitten or see a baby born," he rhapsodizes in "Subway Lives." "Hear a conductor do Elvis routines between stops.
NEWS
April 2, 2003 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
In Jim Dwyer's line of work, it doesn't hurt to have been shot in the head. The faded scar above his left eye, tattooing the spot where a "friendly fire" round struck him during the Vietnam War, seals his credibility with the emotionally wounded veterans he has counseled for the last 25 years. He has been there. Now Dwyer rubs the mottled blemish in thought as he talks about America's fresh crop of combat soldiers.
BOOKS
February 13, 2000 | DAVID RIEFF, David Rieff is the author of several books, including "Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West," and is co-editor of "Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know."
Like gun control and abortion, the death penalty is one of those peculiar American institutions that make citizens of the other developed countries shake their heads with wonder. Capital punishment has been abolished throughout the developed world, and it is now inconceivable that it could ever be reinstated in the countries of the European Union.
SPORTS
August 29, 1988
The Minnesota Twins acquired veteran outfielder and pinch-hitter Jim Dwyer from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later.
SPORTS
May 6, 1986
Guard John Mounce and reserve forward John Peterson, two members of Mater Dei High School's CIF Southern Section 5-A championship team, have signed letters of intent to attend four-year colleges. Mounce, 6-feet 2-inches, signed with Azusa Pacific, an NAIA District 3 college. Mounce also played shortstop for the Monarchs' baseball team. Peterson, 6-6, signed with Pomona-Pitzer, a Division III program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1985
I am a 17-year-old senior attending Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Please understand that I am not opposed to gaming, or to moderate social gambling. However, I do take exception when our state relegates education and its finances to a simple "game of chance." I find it disheartening to think that our only means of raising public consciousness to the financial needs of education is through a lottery. JIM B. DWYER Huntington Beach
NEWS
December 25, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Jim Dwyer, the poet laureate of the New York underground, a subway car is "800,000 pounds of metal and plastic and another quarter million of flesh and blood, the greatest moving mass of human tissue in the universe." And, at least in Dwyer's company, a ride on the subway is a trip into a fleshly phantasmagoria of pulsating urban humanity. "You could fall in love or get snake bitten or see a baby born," he rhapsodizes in "Subway Lives." "Hear a conductor do Elvis routines between stops.
SPORTS
May 24, 1987 | RICHARD JUSTICE, The Washington Post
In this remarkable stretch for the Baltimore Orioles, he's easily their most remarkable story. He's a player General Manager Hank Peters calls "a professional hitter" and one Manager Cal Ripken Sr. says is a "true team player." His performance has provided testimony to what weight lifting and food supplements and hard work can do for the twilight years of a baseball career. This season, at age 37, his career has been reborn. He has homered once every 9.
SPORTS
April 8, 1986
Mater Dei High School point guard Tim Peabody will attend Rice University next fall and teammate Jim Dwyer will go to Columbia, Mater Dei basketball Coach Gary McKnight said Monday. Peabody and Dwyer were key members of a Monarch team which won the CIF Southern Section 5-A championship and won 30 straight games before losing to Crenshaw, 59-57, in the Southern California Regional championship game. Peabody also was recruited by Stanford, San Diego State and Fresno State, according to McKnight.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|