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April 4, 1993 | Frank Deford, Deford's latest novel, "Love and Infamy," will be published by Viking in December
It occurred to me, as I was reading "Sometimes You See It Coming," that we now possess, unmistakably, a whole strange genre of baseball novel, wherein the hero is some mysterious unknown who comes out of nowhere to become, absolutely, The Greatest Player In The Game.
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February 5, 2004 | Louise Roug
John Barr, an investment banker, college professor and published poet, was named the first president of the Poetry Foundation, which received a $100-million gift from Ruth E. Lilly, the drug company heiress, in November 2002. A managing director and chairman of SG Barr Devlin and former managing director at Morgan Stanley, Barr also teaches poetry in the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College.
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February 5, 2004 | Louise Roug
John Barr, an investment banker, college professor and published poet, was named the first president of the Poetry Foundation, which received a $100-million gift from Ruth E. Lilly, the drug company heiress, in November 2002. A managing director and chairman of SG Barr Devlin and former managing director at Morgan Stanley, Barr also teaches poetry in the graduate writing program at Sarah Lawrence College.
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April 4, 1993 | Frank Deford, Deford's latest novel, "Love and Infamy," will be published by Viking in December
It occurred to me, as I was reading "Sometimes You See It Coming," that we now possess, unmistakably, a whole strange genre of baseball novel, wherein the hero is some mysterious unknown who comes out of nowhere to become, absolutely, The Greatest Player In The Game.
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October 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Padres' housecleaning continued Friday with the firing of Tom Romenesko, the director of player development. The Padres essentially replaced Romenesko, who had been with the Padre organization for nine years, with John Barr. Padre general manager Joe McIlvaine hired Barr, 33, as an assistant vice president and general manager, but much of his duties will include overseeing the Padres' minor league and scouting departments.
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April 5, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
The poets laureate of the United States and Great Britain will team up for three readings of their own work and that of their contemporaries. Donald Hall of the United States and Andrew Motion of England will appear together in Chicago on May 7, Washington on May 10 and London on June 6. All three will be free.
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April 6, 2002 | Martin Henderson
Wendell Yoshida said he will become athletic director at Peninsula effective April 15 instead of next school year. He replaces John Barr, who is becoming athletic director at Palos Verdes, which is reopening in the fall. Yoshida also said he will not return as girls' basketball coach at Peninsula after compiling a 444-184 record in 22 seasons at Palos Verdes and Peninsula. His teams won six section championships and two state titles, in 1991 and '92. The 1992 Peninsula team was ranked No.
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December 29, 1999 | SARAH VAN COTT
A three-month rash of burglaries at two golf courses continued over the holiday weekend with a loss of $7,500 in clubs, authorities said. About $13,000 in merchandise and equipment was stolen from the Olivas Park and San Buenaventura courses, both on Olivas Park Drive, authorities said. The latest break-in occurred Sunday at the Buenaventura pro shop when the security system was bypassed and $7,500 in merchandise was taken, pro shop manager John Barr said.
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January 1, 2010 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died Wednesday in Indianapolis, a family spokesman said. She was 94. The cause of death was not released. Over the course of her life, the reclusive Lilly gave away the bulk of her inheritance from the Eli Lilly & Co. fortune, donating an estimated $800 million, mainly to Indiana-based charitable and arts institutions. In 2002, she gave $100 million to an obscure but influential literary association based in Chicago.
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October 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Padres' housecleaning continued Friday with the firing of Tom Romenesko, the director of player development. The Padres essentially replaced Romenesko, who had been with the Padre organization for nine years, with John Barr. Padre general manager Joe McIlvaine hired Barr, 33, as an assistant vice president and general manager, but much of his duties will include overseeing the Padres' minor league and scouting departments.
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August 8, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER
The proposed sale of the San Francisco Giants to a group from the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., area, was greeted warmly Friday by the Padres' Fred McGriff and Gary Sheffield--both of whom live in that area. "That's great," said McGriff, who lives in Tampa during the winter. "They've been waiting for a team for a long time, and now they might have a chance to get it. That's good for the Tampa area. There's nothing like major league baseball." Said Sheffield: "My family could watch games that way.
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September 19, 1988
Miss Carolyn Chandler and Jeffrey Mitchner Barr exchanged marriage vows on Saturday at a ceremony held in the home of her mother, Mrs. Malcolm Stuart of Bel-Air. The bride, a former Las Madrinas presentee, prepared at Thatcher and Westridge schools and majored in biology and environmental conservation at the University of Colorado. She worked as a researcher at a game management ranch in Kenya, Africa, and more recently was employed as a Los Angeles Zoo keeper.
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