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November 8, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf. Wolf, who struggles with alcoholism, poverty and homelessness, teamed up with Michigan filmmaker Rob Bliss and Degage Ministries to create a time-lapse video showcasing his incredible makeover. Degage, according to its fundraising page, "offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals. " FULL COVERAGE: Homeless in America “The homeless are people we ignore every day,” Bliss told the Blaze, adding that he wanted to show how anyone “can look like they're meant for the cover of GQ.” In the video Wolf sits completely silent as a team of stylists trim his beard, cut and color his hair, fix his eyebrows, and eventually slip him into a suit and tie. It isn't until the very end that Wolf has the chance to see his own transformation.
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NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf. Wolf, who struggles with alcoholism, poverty and homelessness, teamed up with Michigan filmmaker Rob Bliss and Degage Ministries to create a time-lapse video showcasing his incredible makeover. Degage, according to its fundraising page, "offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals. " FULL COVERAGE: Homeless in America “The homeless are people we ignore every day,” Bliss told the Blaze, adding that he wanted to show how anyone “can look like they're meant for the cover of GQ.” In the video Wolf sits completely silent as a team of stylists trim his beard, cut and color his hair, fix his eyebrows, and eventually slip him into a suit and tie. It isn't until the very end that Wolf has the chance to see his own transformation.
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SPORTS
April 20, 2001 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
Umpire Jim Wolf got to watch his brother pitch from up close. Jim Wolf, a minor league umpire working his first big-league games of the season, worked third base Wednesday while brother Randy pitched the second game of the Philadelphia Phillies' doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. "It's special for me and my brother," said Randy Wolf, who dropped to 0-3 with the 5-3 loss to the Cubs. "We both dreamed about being in the big leagues on the same field at the same time."
SPORTS
June 30, 2010
The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Bengie Molina from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels would not confirm the trade when talking to reporters Wednesday. The Giants, through a team spokesperson, said they had no comment. Marlins retain Rodriguez A day after being told he would manage the team for the rest of the season, Edwin Rodriguez watched the Florida Marlins lose to the New York Mets, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SPORTS
September 5, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Wolf doesn't know how much he is being paid for working as a fill-in umpire in the major leagues. "I don't care," he said. Wolf, 30, feels like he's breathing rarefied air from the highest mountaintop. The excitement of reaching the majors 82 days after his younger brother, Randy, made it as a pitcher with the Philadephia Phillies is a unique accomplishment. These two El Camino Real High graduates separated by seven years in age have earned a place in baseball history.
SPORTS
May 10, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Wolf hopes his temporary job as a major league umpire will help him land one of the coveted 68 full-time positions. Wolf, 31, an El Camino Real High graduate, is a replacement umpire, filling in while other umpires take time off. He is working the Dodgers-Florida Marlins series this week at Dodger Stadium. "It's hard," said Wolf, a Triple-A Pacific Coast League umpire who is in his third year as a fill-in. "The odds are definitely against me, even though I'm still plugging away. "I'm close.
SPORTS
June 30, 2010
The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Bengie Molina from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels would not confirm the trade when talking to reporters Wednesday. The Giants, through a team spokesperson, said they had no comment. Marlins retain Rodriguez A day after being told he would manage the team for the rest of the season, Edwin Rodriguez watched the Florida Marlins lose to the New York Mets, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
SPORTS
February 22, 2007 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Randy Wolf had experienced this sinking feeling before. He told himself he'd survive, again, come out the other end stronger, again, be better than ever, again. Surely his was the voice of experience. His elbow felt as if shards of glass were embedded in the ligaments. His fastball was like an engine that had thrown a rod, sputtering and getting him nowhere. It was time for action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999 | ANNA GORMAN
Cal Lutheran University will hold a math and science workshop for high school students and teachers Nov. 11. Geared toward students with at least a 3.0 grade point average and an interest in math or science, the expo will include hands-on activities, academic competitions and a forensics odyssey. Students will participate in egg-dropping contests and DNA fingerprinting experiments. Cal Lutheran math and science instructors will to talk to students and teachers.
SPORTS
February 22, 2007 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Randy Wolf had experienced this sinking feeling before. He told himself he'd survive, again, come out the other end stronger, again, be better than ever, again. Surely his was the voice of experience. His elbow felt as if shards of glass were embedded in the ligaments. His fastball was like an engine that had thrown a rod, sputtering and getting him nowhere. It was time for action.
SPORTS
May 10, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Wolf hopes his temporary job as a major league umpire will help him land one of the coveted 68 full-time positions. Wolf, 31, an El Camino Real High graduate, is a replacement umpire, filling in while other umpires take time off. He is working the Dodgers-Florida Marlins series this week at Dodger Stadium. "It's hard," said Wolf, a Triple-A Pacific Coast League umpire who is in his third year as a fill-in. "The odds are definitely against me, even though I'm still plugging away. "I'm close.
SPORTS
April 20, 2001 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
Umpire Jim Wolf got to watch his brother pitch from up close. Jim Wolf, a minor league umpire working his first big-league games of the season, worked third base Wednesday while brother Randy pitched the second game of the Philadelphia Phillies' doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. "It's special for me and my brother," said Randy Wolf, who dropped to 0-3 with the 5-3 loss to the Cubs. "We both dreamed about being in the big leagues on the same field at the same time."
SPORTS
September 5, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Wolf doesn't know how much he is being paid for working as a fill-in umpire in the major leagues. "I don't care," he said. Wolf, 30, feels like he's breathing rarefied air from the highest mountaintop. The excitement of reaching the majors 82 days after his younger brother, Randy, made it as a pitcher with the Philadephia Phillies is a unique accomplishment. These two El Camino Real High graduates separated by seven years in age have earned a place in baseball history.
SPORTS
May 9, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Jim Wolf hopes his temporary job as an umpire working the Dodgers-Marlins series at Dodger Stadium this week will help land him one of the coveted 68 full-time umpire positions in major league baseball. Wolf, 31, a Huntington Beach resident, is a replacement umpire, filling in while other umpires take time off work. "It's hard," said Wolf, a Triple-A Pacific Coast League umpire who is in his third year as a fill-in. "The odds are definitely against me even though I'm still plugging away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG
Cal Lutheran University is offering a biotechnology workshop for Ventura County science teachers who want to brush up on the latest advancements in the field. The workshops are part of the university's Science Outreach Program, hosted by Cal Lutheran with a $600,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation in Los Angeles. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Ahmanson Science Center on the university's campus.
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