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February 13, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
For the last seven months, he took all of the six-hour bus rides, sat through the Rotary luncheons, slept in unfamiliar beds in hotel rooms from Orono, Me., to Tacoma, Wash. "You can only watch so many movies on HBO," John Blue said, a grin forming under his mustache. "I can recite 'Robocop' in my sleep." There are times Blue has felt more like a traveling salesman from El Toro, his Orange County home, than a goaltender on the United States Olympic hockey team.
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July 27, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
The things a kid from California has to do to even hope to have a chance at making an Olympic ice hockey team are many, varied and--frankly--sometimes a bit bizarre. Imagine, for instance, what John Blue has done. Born in Westminster, raised largely in San Jose and now an El Toro resident, Blue never had the ready, able and plentiful competition that abounds on nearly every pond in such states as Minnesota and Massachusetts.
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March 4, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bounce around hockey's minor-league system like goaltender John Blue, experience the sensation of waking up without knowing what town you're in, and you're bound to develop some resiliency and resourcefulness. "At the beginning of each season, I'd make sure to order all white equipment," said Blue, an El Toro resident for the past seven years. "The colors were neutral, so wherever I'd go, I'd fit in."
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March 4, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bounce around hockey's minor-league system like goaltender John Blue, experience the sensation of waking up without knowing what town you're in, and you're bound to develop some resiliency and resourcefulness. "At the beginning of each season, I'd make sure to order all white equipment," said Blue, an El Toro resident for the past seven years. "The colors were neutral, so wherever I'd go, I'd fit in."
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December 5, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's made more discoveries than the heroine in a haunted house movie, except no one screams. They dance. This man's discoveries are musical and he's dug up more talent than Ted Mack. He's John Mayall, veteran British bluesman who has been in L. A. since 1968. He might have shed his shoulder-length hair, but neither his accent nor his love for the blues. Mayall will be cruising northward for a gig at the venerable Ventura Theatre for a Pearl Harbor Day concert Saturday.
SPORTS
August 30, 1986
Sentencing for former Oakland A's pitcher John (Blue Moon) Odom, convicted of selling $200 worth of cocaine, was postponed in Santa Ana for one week.
NEWS
September 5, 1986 | From United Press International
A Superior Court judge in Santa Ana today sentenced former Oakland A's pitcher John (Blue Moon) Odom to 90 days in county jail for his conviction on two drug charges. Judge David H. Brickner also recommended that Odom, 41, of Fountain Valley voluntarily undergo 30 days of alcoholism treatment before he begins serving his sentence Oct. 7. Odom, who pitched in three World Series in the 1970s, was convicted by a Superior Court jury last month of two felony counts of selling cocaine.
SPORTS
October 24, 1986
Former major league pitcher John (Blue Moon) Odom, convicted of selling cocaine to a co-worker 17 months ago, reported to the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana Thursday to begin serving a 90-day sentence. Odom, 41, said he was singled out for punishment because he is a former big league player. "They have to do something to punish a guy, and I happen to be that guy," he told reporters while awaiting processing by jail personnel.
NEWS
December 5, 1991 | BILL LOCEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's made more discoveries than the heroine in a haunted house movie, except no one screams. They dance. This man's discoveries are musical and he's dug up more talent than Ted Mack. He's John Mayall, veteran British bluesman who has been in L. A. since 1968. He might have shed his shoulder-length hair, but neither his accent nor his love for the blues. Mayall will be cruising northward for a gig at the venerable Ventura Theatre for a Pearl Harbor Day concert Saturday.
SPORTS
February 13, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
For the last seven months, he took all of the six-hour bus rides, sat through the Rotary luncheons, slept in unfamiliar beds in hotel rooms from Orono, Me., to Tacoma, Wash. "You can only watch so many movies on HBO," John Blue said, a grin forming under his mustache. "I can recite 'Robocop' in my sleep." There are times Blue has felt more like a traveling salesman from El Toro, his Orange County home, than a goaltender on the United States Olympic hockey team.
SPORTS
July 27, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
The things a kid from California has to do to even hope to have a chance at making an Olympic ice hockey team are many, varied and--frankly--sometimes a bit bizarre. Imagine, for instance, what John Blue has done. Born in Westminster, raised largely in San Jose and now an El Toro resident, Blue never had the ready, able and plentiful competition that abounds on nearly every pond in such states as Minnesota and Massachusetts.
SPORTS
January 26, 1993
Rookie Ed Ronan scored 14 seconds into overtime, beating Boston goaltender John Blue to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 victory over the Bruins Monday night at Montreal. Adam Oates forced overtime with his 30th goal, beating Patrick Roy on a rebound with 42 seconds to play in the third period after Blue had been pulled for an extra skater. Vincent Damphousse and Brian Bellows also scored for the Canadiens. The game featured a missed penalty shot by Montreal's Denis Savard in the second period.
SPORTS
March 1, 1986
John (Blue Moon) Odom, former Oakland A's pitcher, must face two charges of selling cocaine to a co-worker last spring, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Judge Linda McLaughlin refused to grant a motion by Odom's attorney, Stephan DeSales, to dismiss one of the two counts on the ground of insufficient evidence. Odom is accused of selling cocaine to a fellow worker May 17 and again on May 24 at the now-defunct Xerox Corp. computer plant in Irvine.
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