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July 2, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Jimmie Angel -- no angel despite his name -- was a daredevil pilot and a "hell-raising soldier of fortune" obsessed with finding gold. Instead, he found the world's tallest waterfall, 3,200-foot Angel Falls in Venezuela. The pioneering aviator could land on a dime but had a rather rough reputation. "He was misnamed," Glendale pilot and author John Underwood said in a recent interview. "He was a scoundrel."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Jimmie Angel -- no angel despite his name -- was a daredevil pilot and a "hell-raising soldier of fortune" obsessed with finding gold. Instead, he found the world's tallest waterfall, 3,200-foot Angel Falls in Venezuela. The pioneering aviator could land on a dime but had a rather rough reputation. "He was misnamed," Glendale pilot and author John Underwood said in a recent interview. "He was a scoundrel."
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SPORTS
May 6, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
The nicest man to ever wear an Angel uniform got a terrible scare Tuesday night. Jimmie Reese, roommate to Babe Ruth, best friend to Nolan Ryan, somewhat older brother to Jim Abbott and fungo master to the world, sat in his Westwood apartment clutching a hand to his 85-year-old chest. Jimmie had just finished listening to the radio broadcast of that evening's Angel game in Baltimore and the news had been good.
SPORTS
July 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
Scott Brosius homered leading off the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday, giving the Oakland Athletics an 8-7 victory over the Angels. Brosius' 11th homer of the season came off Rich Monteleone (0-2), who came in to start the 11th. Bill Taylor (3-1) pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for the victory. The Angels lost for the ninth time in 12 games. Jason Giambi had a pair of run-scoring doubles, including one that drove in the tying run in the eighth to help Oakland tie the score, 7-7.
TRAVEL
November 2, 1997 | LUCY McCAULEY
In his 1912 book, "The Lost World," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes a stretch of open savannah in southeastern Venezuela, a land speckled with tabletop mountains billions of years old where "the ordinary laws of nature are suspended" and prehistoric creatures still roam. By most estimations, Conan Doyle was inspired by Venezuela's Gran Sabana, a rolling, grassy highland--beautiful, empty and silent, and until recently, virtually inaccessible by land. Today, 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Once, they soared above the clouds to make history. Now, barnstormers, daredevils and sundry architects of aviation rest beneath the Portal of the Folded Wings, a seven-story shrine under the flight path of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The shrine, with a colorful tile dome and female figures stretching their arms to the heavens, originally was built as an impressive entrance to Valhalla Memorial Park cemetery.
NEWS
March 8, 2005 | David Ferrell
WHEN the slopes got icy, high in the Tibetan Himalaya, Richard D. Fisher wrapped his mountaineering footwear -- black, high-top Converse sneakers -- in plastic bags, trying to keep his feet warm. As he slogged across glaciers, noises rumbled far above him, the sounds of avalanches. His Tibetan porters prodded him to keep moving.
SPORTS
July 14, 1994 | BOB NIGHTENGALE and CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four months ago, on a sweltering day during the Angels' spring training camp, Jimmie Reese stood on the practice field, hitting grounder after grounder to pitcher Julio Valera. Reese, who could work wonders with his fungo bat, had Valera moving to his left, to his right, back and forth. "Jimmie, aren't you getting tired?" he moaned. Said Reese: "I'm doing just fine, son. You keep standing there, and I'll keep hitting them." Valera, 25, hung his head in disbelief.
SPORTS
August 28, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Today, before their game against the New York Yankees, the Angels will honor a man with three years of major league playing experience--during the Hoover Administration--and an unsurpassed knack of hitting with half a bat. Today, Jimmie Reese, Angel conditioning coach, gets his day. He last got one 61 years ago. He hit .337 in 1927 for the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League, so the Oakland management had a "Jimmie Reese Day" and gave him $1,000 and a suitcase full of clothes.
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