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July 1, 1988 | BILL WALKER, Times Staff Writer
When the end came, Jim Turner couldn't kick. Not that he was unable, but 16 years is a millennium in professional football. Turner packed his cleated high tops and departed, prepared for an afterlife of-- racquetball? Indeed, throughout a pro football career that ended in 1979, he played this low-profile sport to maintain flexibility and keep his legs in shape for his primary occupation: booting field goals and extra points in the old-fashioned, straight-ahead style.
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August 10, 2009 | John M. Glionna
Every night without fail, Jim Turner is there at the far corner of the bar, chain-smoking his Marlboros and sipping ice-cold San Miguel from the bottle, watching over the Little Ones. He considers them family, but they're not his children. They're the dwarfs and other little people the 70-year-old Iowa native has rescued from the heartless streets of this capital city to offer them friendship and honest work. For 35 years, the former Peace Corps volunteer has operated the Hobbit House, a bar themed on J.R.R.
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August 10, 2009 | John M. Glionna
Every night without fail, Jim Turner is there at the far corner of the bar, chain-smoking his Marlboros and sipping ice-cold San Miguel from the bottle, watching over the Little Ones. He considers them family, but they're not his children. They're the dwarfs and other little people the 70-year-old Iowa native has rescued from the heartless streets of this capital city to offer them friendship and honest work. For 35 years, the former Peace Corps volunteer has operated the Hobbit House, a bar themed on J.R.R.
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April 14, 1996 | Sara Fritz, Sara Fritz, an investigative reporter in the Times' Washington bureau, covered Jim Wright in the '80s
When Jim Wright was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in 1987, almost everyone in that chamber anticipated that the Democrats would continue to be in the majority for the foreseeable future, as they had since the Eisenhower administration. Newt Gingrich was the exception. Although a virtual unknown at the time, he aspired to be speaker himself and hatched a plan that would allow him to achieve his goal by January 1995.
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April 7, 1996 | John Balzar
"The greatest danger facing America today is hate--unreasoning hate seeking targets to attack, someone or something to hurt. . . . I believe hate is free society's mortal menace. . . . This growing decibel level of hatemongering and negativity threatens democracy in four ways. It pollutes the atmosphere with self-destructive anger, it undermines faith in the system, it obscures any serious discussion of issues, and it keeps many good and decent people out of politics."
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January 21, 1995
Regarding Jim Turner's letter (Jan. 14) bashing the Jim Harrick bashers: Jim Harrick doesn't belong in the same sentence with Dean Smith, Nolan Richardson, Bob Knight and Coach K. Why? Two words: national championship. SU PAK Los Angeles
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October 23, 2000
1. x-Gary Anderson: 2,004 2. George Blanda: 2,002 3. x-Morten Andersen: 1,895 4. Norm Johnson: 1,736 5. Nick Lowery: 1,711 6. Jan Stenerud: 1,699 7. Eddie Murray: 1,563 8. x-Al Del Greco: 1,515 9. Pat Leahy: 1,470 10. Jim Turner: 1,439 x-active
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July 1, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
A 300-acre brush fire was spreading rapidly Saturday night about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Recreation Area, officials said. Firefighters were hampered by gusty winds and reported zero containment just before 9 p.m., said Jim Turner, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. No structures had been threatened or damaged.
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May 4, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
Gerry Aust, principal at C.E. Utt Middle School, has been named principal at Columbus Tustin Middle School. He will replace Adele Heuer, recently named principal of Pioneer Middle School, which will open this fall. Ron Richardson, Tustin Ranch Elementary School principal, will become the principal at Utt. Jim Turner, a retired educator and longtime principal, will serve as interim principal at Columbus Tustin through June. Aust has worked in the school district for 36 years.
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September 3, 1999 | Noaki Schwartz, (949) 574-4232
Despite dire predictions of contaminated ooze floating down to Newport, so far the Labor Day weekend waters appear clean, authorities said. "The south swell has pushed the water and surf up the coast" toward Huntington, said Jim Turner at lifeguard headquarters. And while the currents could still change, he said, it would not happen as quickly as this weekend.
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July 1, 1988 | BILL WALKER, Times Staff Writer
When the end came, Jim Turner couldn't kick. Not that he was unable, but 16 years is a millennium in professional football. Turner packed his cleated high tops and departed, prepared for an afterlife of-- racquetball? Indeed, throughout a pro football career that ended in 1979, he played this low-profile sport to maintain flexibility and keep his legs in shape for his primary occupation: booting field goals and extra points in the old-fashioned, straight-ahead style.
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February 19, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pop singer Sly Stone was back in Los Angeles jail Wednesday on drug charges after being surrendered by a bail bondsmen, police said. Stone was to be taken to Los Angeles County Superior Court on a bench warrant issued Jan. 17 for failure to appear on a narcotic case, said Detective Jim Turner of the LAPD's Fugitive Section.
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