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March 10, 2012
Jay McMullen Investigative reporter for CBS Jay McMullen, 90, an award-winning investigative reporter for CBS who was among the first to go undercover and use hidden cameras to produce documentaries on such topics as drug buying and gambling, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice in Greenwich, Conn., said Anne McMullen, one of his two daughters. McMullen spent all but two years of his 37-year career at CBS, where he worked with Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and others on radio and television documentaries, the network said in a statement.
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March 10, 2012
Jay McMullen Investigative reporter for CBS Jay McMullen, 90, an award-winning investigative reporter for CBS who was among the first to go undercover and use hidden cameras to produce documentaries on such topics as drug buying and gambling, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice in Greenwich, Conn., said Anne McMullen, one of his two daughters. McMullen spent all but two years of his 37-year career at CBS, where he worked with Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and others on radio and television documentaries, the network said in a statement.
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April 8, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Ellis, a big lug at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, stepped into a boxing ring last Thursday night at the Alpine Village in Torrance with the initials of the college he attended stenciled on his white trunks. In a sport known for brawn more than brains, Ellis is no dummy. He is a former all-star football player from Redondo Beach High School who, unlike the majority of athletes who went on to play in college, completed a degree.
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November 8, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67. Smokin' Joe, as he was known, died in Philadelphia, said his manager, Leslie Wolff. He had liver cancer. It was a golden age of heavyweight boxing in the 1970s, when fight fans filled massive arenas and boosted the sport's television ratings to watch the likes of Ali and Frazier and George Foreman, Jerry Quarry and Ken Norton.
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April 13, 1990 | ALAN DROOZ
The Paul Westhead fast-break system has touched fellow coaches as well as players and fans, and now Jimmy Ellis is hoping to take the break to the Midwest. Ellis, who was a volunteer coach at Loyola Marymount for four seasons under Westhead, is interviewing next month for the head coaching position with the Oklahoma City Cavalry of the Continental Basketball Assn.
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December 7, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breath comes in great billowing clouds from heavyweight Jimmy Ellis' mouth. His thick legs churn through the frigid air at dawn, and his heavy feet pound the streets around Big Bear. All around him stand the San Bernardino Mountains, heavy and immovable, some of them treeless at the top. Ellis will see roughly the same thing tonight when he looks across the ring at Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This bald mountain is George Foreman.
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December 8, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, through youth leagues, high school, college and even a brief stint with the Raiders, Jimmy Ellis always wore a football helmet. He sure could have used one Saturday night. With only boxing gloves to protect him, the big-hearted but clearly outgunned Ellis became George Foreman's 66th knockout victim in a 73-fight career that has spanned four decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67. Smokin' Joe, as he was known, died in Philadelphia, said his manager, Leslie Wolff. He had liver cancer. It was a golden age of heavyweight boxing in the 1970s, when fight fans filled massive arenas and boosted the sport's television ratings to watch the likes of Ali and Frazier and George Foreman, Jerry Quarry and Ken Norton.
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August 23, 1987
Re "Harmonic Convergence: A Braver New World" by Bob Sipchen and Jonathan Weisman, Aug. 12: Someday, oh someday, the Los Angeles Times will write a non-condescending, non-judgmental story on a metaphysical topic. That is not a psychic prediction. Just a hope. JIMMY ELLIS Santa Monica
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October 4, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
George Foreman will fight Jimmy Ellis on Dec. 7 at the Country Club in Reseda. Ellis, 27, played football at Redondo Union High in Redondo Beach and was a four-year starter at Boise State. He was drafted by the Raiders in the 10th round in 1987 and cut before the season. Ellis (16-0-1) is managed by Raider defensive end Howie Long.
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December 8, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, through youth leagues, high school, college and even a brief stint with the Raiders, Jimmy Ellis always wore a football helmet. He sure could have used one Saturday night. With only boxing gloves to protect him, the big-hearted but clearly outgunned Ellis became George Foreman's 66th knockout victim in a 73-fight career that has spanned four decades.
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December 7, 1991 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The breath comes in great billowing clouds from heavyweight Jimmy Ellis' mouth. His thick legs churn through the frigid air at dawn, and his heavy feet pound the streets around Big Bear. All around him stand the San Bernardino Mountains, heavy and immovable, some of them treeless at the top. Ellis will see roughly the same thing tonight when he looks across the ring at Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This bald mountain is George Foreman.
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April 13, 1990 | ALAN DROOZ
The Paul Westhead fast-break system has touched fellow coaches as well as players and fans, and now Jimmy Ellis is hoping to take the break to the Midwest. Ellis, who was a volunteer coach at Loyola Marymount for four seasons under Westhead, is interviewing next month for the head coaching position with the Oklahoma City Cavalry of the Continental Basketball Assn.
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April 8, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmy Ellis, a big lug at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, stepped into a boxing ring last Thursday night at the Alpine Village in Torrance with the initials of the college he attended stenciled on his white trunks. In a sport known for brawn more than brains, Ellis is no dummy. He is a former all-star football player from Redondo Beach High School who, unlike the majority of athletes who went on to play in college, completed a degree.
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February 1, 1992 | Associated Press
Former heavyweight champion George Foreman will fight Alex Stewart on April 11 in the first boxing card at the 19,500-seat Thomas & Mack Center on the Nevada Las Vegas campus. Promoter Bob Arum said that Foreman, 44, will receive $5 million for the fight, his second since losing a bid for the heavyweight title last April against Evander Holyfield. Also on the card, James Toney will defend his middleweight title against Glenn Wolfe.
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May 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, George Adams and Tania Maria will highlight this summer's Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, one of Japan's most popular jazz events, organizers said today. The annual outdoor festival, held on the banks of Lake Yamanaka at the foot of Mt. Fuji, brings leading jazz musicians from the United States to join a handful of Japanese musicians in three days of concerts. Also playing in this year's festival, Aug.
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