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March 27, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When T.S.O.L. began playing 18 years ago, the initials stood for True Sounds of Liberty. Looking back on the Long Beach /Orange County band's history, Turmoil Stalked Our Lives would be more like it. The six core musicians who played under the T.S.O.L. banner went through serious bouts with drugs during or after their time in the band. Today, only the two singers are active musically: Jack Grisham, who fronted T.S.O.L.
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July 27, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He passed across America's early baseball scene like a comet, dropping as quickly from sight as he appeared. And when he died, 14 years ago today, at 95, he was the oldest former big leaguer. Joe Wood, best known as Smokey Joe Wood, burst out of small town America in 1906, when scouts descended on Ness City, Kan., to see the 16-year-old right-hander who threw so hard, it was said, the hiss on his fastball could be heard from the bleachers. Hence, the nickname, "Smokey Joe."
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NEWS
November 29, 1990 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
T.S.O.L. spelled backwards is "lost," as in lost their record label. That's nothing new for this hard-rocking outfit that has 10 albums on six different labels, but is now temporarily unsigned. That situation probably won't last too long since T.S.O.L. (originally known as True Sounds of Liberty) is one of the most popular L.A. bands. "Well, we were on Enigma," vocalist-guitarist Joe Wood said in a recent phone interview. "But that doesn't matter anymore--it's all over for them.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When T.S.O.L. began playing 18 years ago, the initials stood for True Sounds of Liberty. Looking back on the Long Beach /Orange County band's history, Turmoil Stalked Our Lives would be more like it. The six core musicians who played under the T.S.O.L. banner went through serious bouts with drugs during or after their time in the band. Today, only the two singers are active musically: Jack Grisham, who fronted T.S.O.L.
SPORTS
November 2, 1996
Aliso Niguel was late getting to Newport Harbor High Thursday to face Estancia, in part because of Halloween traffic. The offense arrived 45 minutes after the defense's bus arrived. "I thought we would come out flat," Coach Joe Wood said. He should not have worried. The offense scored on its first three possessions en route to a 40-8 victory.
SPORTS
August 3, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen, my friend, there's no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood. --Walter Johnson, in 1912 America lost its oldest big leaguer last Saturday. Smoky Joe Wood was 95 when he died in West Haven, Conn. Joe Wood. He passes across America's baseball history pages like a comet, dropping from sight as quickly as he appeared. Wood's year was 1912. Some baseball historians say that no pitcher ever had a season like Joe Wood had in 1912.
SPORTS
July 27, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He passed across America's early baseball scene like a comet, dropping as quickly from sight as he appeared. And when he died, 14 years ago today, at 95, he was the oldest former big leaguer. Joe Wood, best known as Smokey Joe Wood, burst out of small town America in 1906, when scouts descended on Ness City, Kan., to see the 16-year-old right-hander who threw so hard, it was said, the hiss on his fastball could be heard from the bleachers. Hence, the nickname, "Smokey Joe."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
The first time Joe and D.D. Wood met, he praised her beauty and she slighted his singing. "He said, 'Well, the rumor's true--you're as pretty as everybody says you are,' " D.D. recalled with a laugh. "I said, 'Thanks, but I still think my brother was better in T.S.O.L. than you are.' " The debate over who was better in T.S.O.L. has been going on since 1983, when Joe replaced D.D.'s older brother, Jack Grisham, as the band's lead singer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
There long has been an impression among observers of the local alternative-rock scene that Jack Grisham and Joe Wood must not particularly care for each other. If not sworn enemies, these two big, strapping rock singers at least have to be fairly heated rivals, goes the common perception. After all, considering everything that's gone down with T.S.O.L., the band that Grisham founded and Wood took over, they can't possibly like each other.
SPORTS
January 4, 1985
Smokey Joe Wood, 95, believed to be the oldest living former major-league baseball player, received an honorary degree as doctor of humane letters from Yale University Thursday.
SPORTS
November 2, 1996
Aliso Niguel was late getting to Newport Harbor High Thursday to face Estancia, in part because of Halloween traffic. The offense arrived 45 minutes after the defense's bus arrived. "I thought we would come out flat," Coach Joe Wood said. He should not have worried. The offense scored on its first three possessions en route to a 40-8 victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
There long has been an impression among observers of the local alternative-rock scene that Jack Grisham and Joe Wood must not particularly care for each other. If not sworn enemies, these two big, strapping rock singers at least have to be fairly heated rivals, goes the common perception. After all, considering everything that's gone down with T.S.O.L., the band that Grisham founded and Wood took over, they can't possibly like each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
The first time Joe and D.D. Wood met, he praised her beauty and she slighted his singing. "He said, 'Well, the rumor's true--you're as pretty as everybody says you are,' " D.D. recalled with a laugh. "I said, 'Thanks, but I still think my brother was better in T.S.O.L. than you are.' " The debate over who was better in T.S.O.L. has been going on since 1983, when Joe replaced D.D.'s older brother, Jack Grisham, as the band's lead singer.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
T.S.O.L. spelled backwards is "lost," as in lost their record label. That's nothing new for this hard-rocking outfit that has 10 albums on six different labels, but is now temporarily unsigned. That situation probably won't last too long since T.S.O.L. (originally known as True Sounds of Liberty) is one of the most popular L.A. bands. "Well, we were on Enigma," vocalist-guitarist Joe Wood said in a recent phone interview. "But that doesn't matter anymore--it's all over for them.
SPORTS
August 3, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen, my friend, there's no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood. --Walter Johnson, in 1912 America lost its oldest big leaguer last Saturday. Smoky Joe Wood was 95 when he died in West Haven, Conn. Joe Wood. He passes across America's baseball history pages like a comet, dropping from sight as quickly as he appeared. Wood's year was 1912. Some baseball historians say that no pitcher ever had a season like Joe Wood had in 1912.
SPORTS
May 16, 1999
Roger Clemens, who is on the disabled list, is one victory away from setting the American League record for most consecutive victories by a pitcher.
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