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August 11, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
O.J. Simpson's defense team has hired a prominent, Pasadena-based trial consultant to help select the most favorable jury possible for the former football star, whose murder trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 19. After interviewing several consultants, Simpson's attorneys chose Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who previously helped attorneys representing Peggy Buckey in the McMartin Preschool case, "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez and the four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney G. King.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
O.J. Simpson's defense team has hired a prominent, Pasadena-based trial consultant to help select the most favorable jury possible for the former football star, whose murder trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 19. After interviewing several consultants, Simpson's attorneys chose Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, who previously helped attorneys representing Peggy Buckey in the McMartin Preschool case, "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez and the four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating Rodney G. King.
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NEWS
December 11, 1996
Harlan Pierce Huebner, a patent attorney who served as president of the Glendale Symphony Assn., has died. He was 69. Huebner, died Thursday in Glendale of cancer. He chaired the symphony's support group in the mid-1980s when the orchestra was searching for a replacement for its musical leader, Carmen Dragon.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1998
Today "John McLaughlin's One on One": Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah); Arnaud de Borchgrave of the Washington Times; author Peter de Jager, 1:30 p.m. (28). "Evans & Novak, Hunt & Shields": Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Reliable Sources": Steven Brill, Brill's Content; Ann McDaniel, Newsweek; Bill Plante, CBS News, 3:30 p.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN.
SPORTS
January 11, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The Angels unveiled a new star on their defense team Tuesday, a nationally renowned consultant perhaps best known for advising the lawyers representing O.J. Simpson how to select the jury that ultimately acquitted him of murder charges. As jury selection began Tuesday in the trial between the Angels and the city of Anaheim, Jo-Ellan Dimitrius joined Angel owner Arte Moreno and co-counsel Todd Theodora at the defense table. Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle sat with the city's lawyers.
NEWS
September 27, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Kicking off her closing argument, prosecutor Marcia Clark smiled, placed a well-manicured hand over her heart, and urged jurors to focus on the evidence--even though, she acknowledged, "the sideshows may be very interesting." Under no such obligation ourselves, we hereby present the Simpson sideshows: * Talk about omens . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1986 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
The letter--written on University of California stationery, signed by the chairman of the sociology department at UC Riverside and sent to 1,000 former Los Angeles jurors last month--looked official. It described a research project on jury selection aimed at discovering "attitudes . . . about the sexual experiences of very young people." Recipients were asked to fill out an attached questionnaire that focused on the McMartin Pre-School molestation case.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
As I joined the crowd of reporters questioning O.J. Simpson's defense attorney, Robert L. Shapiro, I thought about the powerful role the media play in the criminal justice system, just as he does. Shapiro knew it, too. Friendly, knowing the reporters by name, he talked to them as if they were the most important people in his life--and at that moment they were. He turned to one, his face reflecting none of the tension of the case.
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April 9, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly seven years since his arrest--and three months after being acquitted of most of the charges against him--McMartin Pre-School defendant Ray Buckey goes on trial today on eight unresolved counts of child molestation. About 400 jurors will be queried to find a panel of 12, and alternates, who can serve for an estimated six months and who have not formed--in the wake of massive nationwide publicity--rigid views about the guilt or innocence of the 31-year-old former nursery school teacher.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
DANVILLE, Ky. - The old lion tried to whup the young pup. He tried by sneering, laughing, smiling, snickering and interrupting. He yelled. He dropped his voice. He crossed his arms and threw himself back against his chair in frustration. But the young one had a few tricks of his own. He kept his cool, stuck to his script, patiently explained things in his wonky way, and looked at his overwrought opponent with kindly concern. Compared with the first presidential debate, Thursday's encounter between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP nominee Paul Ryan was a rollicking roller coaster of a show.
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