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April 12, 1990 | By LAURA MICHAELIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Landis is not an activist by trade. But since December, when his 18-month-old son nearly drowned in the family's back-yard pool, Landis has compiled page upon page of statistics on toddler drownings. "Did you know that a residential swimming pool is 14 times more likely to cause a death than a single automobile?" Landis asked, pulling out pages of statistics from his beat-up folder of papers and notes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1991
Jim Landis seems to be one of those who felt tragedy could not strike their family. Although a tragedy was averted, it seems that pool owners do not jump on the safety bandwagon until a life-threatening situation happens to a member of their family. Pool safety--enclosed fencing around all pools--has been preached for years, especially at the beginning of the summer season when most accidental drownings occur. Toddlers and small children move fast, much faster than we, the responsible adults, give them credit for. We have heard over and over again that they should never be left alone or not carefully watched when near a pool, not for a phone call or even to fetch a broom from a nearby garage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1991
Jim Landis seems to be one of those who felt tragedy could not strike their family. Although a tragedy was averted, it seems that pool owners do not jump on the safety bandwagon until a life-threatening situation happens to a member of their family. Pool safety--enclosed fencing around all pools--has been preached for years, especially at the beginning of the summer season when most accidental drownings occur. Toddlers and small children move fast, much faster than we, the responsible adults, give them credit for. We have heard over and over again that they should never be left alone or not carefully watched when near a pool, not for a phone call or even to fetch a broom from a nearby garage.
NEWS
April 12, 1990 | By LAURA MICHAELIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Landis is not an activist by trade. But since December, when his 18-month-old son nearly drowned in the family's back-yard pool, Landis has compiled page upon page of statistics on toddler drownings. "Did you know that a residential swimming pool is 14 times more likely to cause a death than a single automobile?" Landis asked, pulling out pages of statistics from his beat-up folder of papers and notes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1989
I pulled my 18-month-old son's lifeless body out of our back yard swimming pool a few days ago. I can't tell you what a horrifying experience that was. Thank you God for bringing me back in time to find him, and for putting all the people in the right place to help save him, especially Officer Bill Graham of the Newport Beach Police Department. Officer Graham's quick response and actions made the difference here. I called 911 immediately, and though I managed to expel most of the water out of my son's body, I wasn't able to get him to breathe, because in my hysteria, I failed to clear his air passage.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1987
Jim N. Landis has been named senior vice president-worldwide distribution for Weintraub Screen Entertainment. Richard Milnes has been named WSE's managing director (U.K.). Milnes previously was managing director of J&M Film Sales Ltd. He will supervise the staff of more than 40 executives and support personnel in the administration and marketing of the Weintraub Screen Entertainment Library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
The City Council took up the issue of extra fencing around swimming pools at a study session Monday, but decided to delay action on a proposed ordinance until a county committee finalizes its policy. The fencing proposal has arisen because of concerns over pool safety and the frequency of child drownings in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990
One of the most depressing year-end totals for Orange County in 1990 surely will be the number of children who have drowned in swimming pools during the past year. At last count, the figure was a dozen, a saddening benchmark reached by way of a horrible incident in which a baby-sitter drove up and down a street looking for a missing 2-year-old girl, only to have the child's body later pulled from the bottom of an algae-filled pool with a neighbor's pool skimmer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1990 | JIM NEWTON
Orange County sheriff's deputies are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old girl, whose body was pulled from the bottom of an algae-filled pool after she apparently wandered from her baby-sitter, Sheriff's Department officials said Sunday. The death of Lauren Ann Nunez brings to at least a dozen the number of children who have drowned this year in Orange County.
FOOD
April 19, 1990 | JOAN DRAKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you think that being a successful race car driver is just a matter of climbing into the right machine, driving fast and not having to worry about speeding tickets, right? What could be easier? Some sports fans, in fact, share this attitude. To them, race car drivers don't quite qualify as true athletes. But maneuvering a 720-horsepower Indy car for two to three hours at speeds that can exceed 200 miles per hour is a physical ordeal that would test the stamina of most long distance runners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1989
I pulled my 18-month-old son's lifeless body out of our back yard swimming pool a few days ago. I can't tell you what a horrifying experience that was. Thank you God for bringing me back in time to find him, and for putting all the people in the right place to help save him, especially Officer Bill Graham of the Newport Beach Police Department. Officer Graham's quick response and actions made the difference here. I called 911 immediately, and though I managed to expel most of the water out of my son's body, I wasn't able to get him to breathe, because in my hysteria, I failed to clear his air passage.
SPORTS
October 15, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris and the year 1961 comes to mind. Think of Willie Kirkland, Willie Tasby, Ken Hunt and Steve Bilko, and what might come to mind is, "Who?" Mantle and Maris' pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record, 60 in a season, overshadowed a host of other exploits in 1961, the first year of baseball's first expansion. But although the feats of Kirkland, Tasby, Hunt and Bilko didn't match the magnitude of Maris' 61 home runs, they achieved brief, shining moments.
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