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November 16, 1993 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a year ago Saturday when a man and woman were in a convertible, driving through the streets of Pasadena with the top down, looking for gas to get back to Westwood. It was cold, and the man wore flannels as they pulled into the station. He got out, stood by the pump and another car pulled up. A man got out, walked up and extended a bill. "Five dollars on five," he said. Nonplussed momentarily, John Barnes took the bill and walked inside to give it to the clerk.
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June 27, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
It isn't easy being a teen, especially if you're Karl Shoemaker, the expletive-spewing protagonist at the center of John Barnes' "Tales of the Madman Underground." By Page 5 of this darkly comic coming-of-age novel for young adults, Shoemaker has sworn as many times, disparaging the numerous cats that his hippie mom has let defile their house and his own frustrated attempts to deal with a living situation from which he desperately wants to escape.
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February 23, 2005 | Dan Arritt, Eric Sondheimer, Chuck Schilken, Josh Gajewski, From Times Staff Reports
Less than four hours after his introduction as the new football coach at Anaheim Servite, John Barnes, the winningest coach in Orange County history, decided Tuesday to remain at Los Alamitos. "We're more than shocked," said Frank Talarico, Servite's vice president of advancement. "[At the news conference] he quoted Eleanor Roosevelt about not quitting. He said his entire career he had a hard-and-fast rule that, if you quit, you can not come back."
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November 22, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After USC's thrilling 45-42 victory over UCLA in 1990 at the Rose Bowl, many fans called it the most extraordinary game in the history of the rivalry, which began in 1929. However, UCLA's 38-37 victory over USC Saturday before 80,568 at the Rose Bowl provided almost as much drama. Trailing, 38-31, after UCLA quarterback John Barnes combined with wide receiver J.J.
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October 30, 1987 | AL PRESTON
John Barnes accounted for four second-half touchdowns as Trabuco Hills High School scored a 30-10 Pacific Coast League victory over Costa Mesa Thursday night at Newport Harbor High. Barnes threw two of his three touchdown passes in the third quarter. The first, a 28-yard pass to John Sebastian, tied the score at 10-10 with seven minutes remaining in the quarter.
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November 22, 1992 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So John Barnes, whoever you are, you've just led UCLA to an improbable 38-37 upset of USC. Now, tell us how drastically your life is about to change. "Well, I'll probably have to go to class now." Maybe, but in your honor, a special treat is called for. A bowl game, perhaps? If not, something else. They just might change the name of Westwood to, say, the Barnes Yard. At UCLA, people have learned it is possible to find heroes in unusual places.
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October 27, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER
Quarterback John Barnes, who transferred to UCLA last spring after UC Santa Barbara dropped football, will start Saturday's game at California. Freshman Ryan Fien, who started last week's 20-0 loss to Arizona State in place of injured redshirt freshman Rob Walker, will be out indefinitely with a strained hip.
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October 17, 1991 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
In Detroit, it's called the Silver Stretch. In Atlanta, it's the Red Gun. At the University of Houston, it's the Multiple Adjusting Passing Offense. You might know this football for the '90s better by its generic name, the run-and-shoot. It seems to be popping up on fields nationwide, with varying forms, names and degrees of success. "I'm starting to really like it," said Los Alamitos Coach John Barnes, whose team is giving the run-and-shoot a try this season.
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November 19, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Gather around, young warriors girding for Saturday's USC-UCLA game. Pause in your preparations to fulfill a dream, change a career, define a life. There is this shoe salesman you should meet. Before that, he was a paper plate salesman. Before that, a quarterback in Italy. Before that, a bit player in "Forrest Gump." Before that . . . well, there was this football game in which he threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns, leading UCLA to a 38-37 victory over, who was that again? Oh, yeah. USC.
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November 20, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
A year before The Game, he watched it from the stands, having sneaked into the Coliseum bearing the student ID of a USC coed. Three months before The Game, he dreamed about it from the bench, a fifth-string, non-scholarship quarterback who held a practice dummy. One month before The Game, allowed into the huddle only because of injuries to others, he struggled to hide a learning disability that caused him to jumble up the plays.
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July 1, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wadsworth Barnes, writer, producer and director of groundbreaking educational films who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1954 for his documentary "The Living City," has died at 80. Barnes, who helped create more than 100 films, died Tuesday in New York. Employed for 20 years by Encyclopaedia Britannica, he created sophisticated half-hour segments of series explaining everything from the U.S.
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November 19, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE
Gather around, young warriors girding for Saturday's USC-UCLA game. Pause in your preparations to fulfill a dream, change a career, define a life. There is this shoe salesman you should meet. Before that, he was a paper plate salesman. Before that, a quarterback in Italy. Before that, a bit player in "Forrest Gump." Before that . . . well, there was this football game in which he threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns, leading UCLA to a 38-37 victory over, who was that again? Oh, yeah. USC.
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November 16, 1995 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"It's not a matter of life and death. It's a little more important than that." --Former UCLA coach Red Sanders on his school's rivalry with USC * When quarterback John Barnes walked out of the Rose Bowl on Nov. 21, 1992, after having led UCLA to a 38-37 victory over USC, he knew he was the hero of the moment. What he has learned over the ensuing years is that, to true Bruin die-hards, he is a hero for a lifetime. Red Sanders knew what he was talking about.
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December 13, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Alamitos death watch began in earnest in Week 3. The opponent? Carson. The result? Carson was beaten, 23-16. Then came Pasadena Muir. Beaten, 39-12. Edison. Beaten, 15-12. Esperanza. Beaten, 35-32. Long Beach Poly. Beaten, 7-0. This was the year to beat Los Alamitos, a team down on talent and high on history, but it wasn't until the Southern Section semifinal against Mater Dei that someone finally ended The Streak--at 47 games.
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November 16, 1993 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a year ago Saturday when a man and woman were in a convertible, driving through the streets of Pasadena with the top down, looking for gas to get back to Westwood. It was cold, and the man wore flannels as they pulled into the station. He got out, stood by the pump and another car pulled up. A man got out, walked up and extended a bill. "Five dollars on five," he said. Nonplussed momentarily, John Barnes took the bill and walked inside to give it to the clerk.
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January 27, 1993
John Barnes, the track and cross-country coach at Glendale High from 1967 to '92, has stepped down and will be an assistant to track Coach Kevin Grist this season. Barnes, 63, a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team in the 800 meters, said he is "95% sure" that this will be his last season in coaching. He plans to continue teaching at Glendale for two or three more years. "It's been fun, but there are other things that I want to do," Barnes said.
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December 3, 1992 | JEFF FELLENZER
Pat Barnes has come full circle. When his older brother, John, was a star quarterback at Trabuco Hills High in Mission Viejo, and later at Saddleback College, Pat was known only as "John Barnes' brother." Then John took off on his well-chronicled football odyssey, with stops at Western Oregon State, an NAIA Division II school in Monmouth, Ore., and UC Santa Barbara, which dropped the sport after the 1991 season.
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November 6, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was in the second half of last Saturday's game when Pat Barnes' magic moment neared. His California Bears were trailing USC when, with about eight minutes left, Coach Keith Gilbertson told Barnes to get loose. A few weeks ago, Barnes, a freshman quarterback from Trabuco Hills, never would have expected those words. He was on track to be a redshirt. But then Cal won a game here, a game there and, suddenly, the Bears began to see a bowl invitation on the horizon.
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January 27, 1993
John Barnes, the track and cross-country coach at Glendale High from 1967 to '92, has stepped down and will be an assistant to track Coach Kevin Grist this season. Barnes, 63, a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team in the 800 meters, said he is "95% sure" that this will be his last season in coaching. He plans to continue teaching at Glendale for two or three more years. "It's been fun, but there are other things that I want to do," Barnes said.
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