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August 19, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Joe Harper was, you might say, bred to be in horse racing -- or the movie business. His mother, Cecilia, was riding horses almost before she could walk; his grandfather was legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. Harper, president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which runs the state-owned racetrack, recalls a story about his mother and grandfather when she was 6 and he was making a silent western movie. One scene called for the actors to ride horses down a hill.
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August 19, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Joe Harper was, you might say, bred to be in horse racing -- or the movie business. His mother, Cecilia, was riding horses almost before she could walk; his grandfather was legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille. Harper, president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which runs the state-owned racetrack, recalls a story about his mother and grandfather when she was 6 and he was making a silent western movie. One scene called for the actors to ride horses down a hill.
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February 9, 1990
Joe Harper, 53, will succeed Bob Shoup as football coach at Cal Lutheran. Harper has a career record of 177-46-6 in stints at Riverside City College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Northern Arizona.
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December 21, 1995 | IRENE GARCIA
Joe Harper had a lot of success as a football coach in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. He began his head coaching career with a 9-1-1 record at Riverside College in 1960. In 14 years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Harper compiled a 96-43-3 record. He led the Mustangs to the NCAA Division II championship in 1980 and was named coach of the year five times by the American Football Coaches' Assn. Harper knows football.
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August 25, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY
Joe Harper put his Cal Lutheran football team through its opening practice Friday morning, marking the first time the Kingsmen have begun a season without Bob Shoup, who coached them for 28 years. Harper worked his 50-plus-member squad for a little more than two hours and brought the team back for more in the afternoon. The emphasis was on fundamentals including, in the morning session, several attempts at properly breaking the offensive huddle. "We're a long way away," Harper said.
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December 9, 1995 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Harper resigned as Cal Lutheran football coach Friday, leaving behind a written statement that said he was frustrated by not winning a conference championship in his six years of guiding the Kingsmen. Harper did not return phone calls, but sources in the football program say he was forced out. "There really hasn't been any growth in the program," one source said. "I hate to say it, but players are going to be glad."
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December 21, 1995 | IRENE GARCIA
Joe Harper had a lot of success as a football coach in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. He began his head coaching career with a 9-1-1 record at Riverside College in 1960. In 14 years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Harper compiled a 96-43-3 record. He led the Mustangs to the NCAA Division II championship in 1980 and was named coach of the year five times by the American Football Coaches' Assn. Harper knows football.
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May 12, 1994
Football Coach Joe Harper will be interim athletic director at Cal Lutheran effective June 1, the school announced Wednesday. Cal Lutheran will hire a permanent replacement in the fall after conducting a national search over the summer. Harper, 57, succeeds Bob Doering, who in March announced his resignation as athletic director and chairman of the university's physical education department.
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July 19, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Harper took the Cal Lutheran football coaching job with his eyes open, but now he feels like a blind man. Sure, he knew there would be challenges in taking over the program, but he's groping toward the Sept. 15 season opener without many of the benchmarks coaches use to evaluate their teams.
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July 14, 1991 | JEFF MEYERS
In other competition: WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Overcoming a 14-point first-half deficit, the South rallied to bury the West in women's basketball, 71-57, at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The West, which led, 27-13, midway through the first half, shot just 25% after intermission. West center Sara Wilson, a Hart High graduate who now plays at Oregon, made one of five field-goal attempts and finished with five points in a team-high 26 minutes.
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December 9, 1995 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Harper resigned as Cal Lutheran football coach Friday, leaving behind a written statement that said he was frustrated by not winning a conference championship in his six years of guiding the Kingsmen. Harper did not return phone calls, but sources in the football program say he was forced out. "There really hasn't been any growth in the program," one source said. "I hate to say it, but players are going to be glad."
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May 12, 1994
Football Coach Joe Harper will be interim athletic director at Cal Lutheran effective June 1, the school announced Wednesday. Cal Lutheran will hire a permanent replacement in the fall after conducting a national search over the summer. Harper, 57, succeeds Bob Doering, who in March announced his resignation as athletic director and chairman of the university's physical education department.
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September 5, 1991 | BRENDAN HEALEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now in year two of his suburban renewal project of Cal Lutheran football, Coach Joe Harper believes the rebuilding period will last a few more seasons. Nonetheless, Cal Lutheran should show improvement on its 2-8 record of a year ago. The schedule is easier, 35 lettermen and 13 starters return and Harper has a season of experience at Cal Lutheran. "We know a little bit more about our people. We know a little bit more about our competition," Harper said. "We're more positive."
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August 25, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY
Joe Harper put his Cal Lutheran football team through its opening practice Friday morning, marking the first time the Kingsmen have begun a season without Bob Shoup, who coached them for 28 years. Harper worked his 50-plus-member squad for a little more than two hours and brought the team back for more in the afternoon. The emphasis was on fundamentals including, in the morning session, several attempts at properly breaking the offensive huddle. "We're a long way away," Harper said.
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July 19, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Harper took the Cal Lutheran football coaching job with his eyes open, but now he feels like a blind man. Sure, he knew there would be challenges in taking over the program, but he's groping toward the Sept. 15 season opener without many of the benchmarks coaches use to evaluate their teams.
SPORTS
February 9, 1990
Joe Harper, 53, will succeed Bob Shoup as football coach at Cal Lutheran. Harper has a career record of 177-46-6 in stints at Riverside City College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Northern Arizona.
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October 22, 1989 | Kimberly Olson Fakih
Haunted by a past that included summers on the lake, the burbling chugs of a motorboat and the billowing sheets of a sailboat, Joe Soucheray started a present-day journey of a most personal nature when he began to restore a decrepit old boat.
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September 5, 1991 | BRENDAN HEALEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now in year two of his suburban renewal project of Cal Lutheran football, Coach Joe Harper believes the rebuilding period will last a few more seasons. Nonetheless, Cal Lutheran should show improvement on its 2-8 record of a year ago. The schedule is easier, 35 lettermen and 13 starters return and Harper has a season of experience at Cal Lutheran. "We know a little bit more about our people. We know a little bit more about our competition," Harper said. "We're more positive."
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October 22, 1989 | Kimberly Olson Fakih
Haunted by a past that included summers on the lake, the burbling chugs of a motorboat and the billowing sheets of a sailboat, Joe Soucheray started a present-day journey of a most personal nature when he began to restore a decrepit old boat.
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