December 11, 1986 |
A man apparently upset over sewage on his property shot Mayor Edward King and two City Council members in the council chamber Wednesday night, killing King and critically wounding the others, police and witnesses said. The man burst in on the weekly council meeting, waving a pistol, said Jim Rose, a reporter covering the meeting for the Mount Pleasant News. Rose said City Atty.
September 9, 2013 |
With victories over Banning, 46-0, and Granada Hills Kennedy, 59-0, the Birmingham Patriots are probably walking around campus with their their heads held high and talking a little smack. Except the next three games will let everyone know what kind of team the Patriots really have. First up is a Friday game against Fairfax, which played well in close losses to L.A. Roosevelt and Dorsey. Then come games against Southern Section powers Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Newhall Hart.
September 18, 2013 |
Narbonne, Crenshaw, Venice, Dorsey and Garfield have all done it. Now it's Birmingham's turn to test itself against a Southern Section power or two. First up is Sherman Oaks Notre Dame on Friday night, then Newhall Hart next week. "It lets us know where are at the midway point of the season and what we have to do to win the whole thing," Coach Jim Rose said. City Section teams have gotten smart. If they want to compete for a City title, they know they have to play a challenging nonleague schedule to prepare for the big games ahead.
February 24, 1997 |
Two transvestite wrestlers and other members of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow have been ordered before a judge in Lubbock, Texas, today on charges stemming from a simulated sex act on stage Friday. But Rose--proprietor of the controversial traveling showcase of the grotesque and bizarre, who was booked in connection with a fracas that followed the arrests--said that neither he nor any of his company will appear in court. "We're out on bond," Rose said Saturday.
December 2, 1993 |
". . . but what will happen to the boy when the circus comes to town?" --Harry Nilsson Every night is painful at a Jim Rose Circus Sideshow gig, where weird is normal and real normal is somewhere else. First of all, the act is more sideshow than circus--there are no clowns, no ringmaster, no trapeze, no animals, no tent.
December 2, 1993 |
Jim Rose has frequently been compared to 19th-Century showman P. T. Barnum, but the analogy is an unfair one. Barnum, after all, never stuck his face into a pile of broken glass and allowed audience members to stomp on the back of his head. Barnum never rammed a screwdriver up his nose nor hammered a nail into his face. Rose regularly does all of this and more in his quest to thrill ticket-buyers.