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September 3, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Apparently, comedy clubs will give just about anybody a one-man show these days. It's hard to come away from John Bowman's solo gig at the Irvine Improv this week with any other conclusion. A solid middle act, sure, or even an average if unexceptional headliner--but Bowman has neither the material nor the presence to carry a show that pushes 90 minutes. Rick Reynolds started the one-man trend on a high note back in 1990, but it's been largely downhill since then.
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March 27, 2009 | Bloomberg News
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner named John E. Bowman acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which regulates the savings and loan industry. Scott M. Polakoff, formerly acting director, is on leave, pending a review by the Treasury Department of the OTS' actions last year "related to post-period capital contributions," the agency said Thursday in an e-mailed statement. Bowman was deputy director and chief counsel at the OTS.
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NEWS
February 6, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Anyone who sees John Bowman perform at the Brea Improv this week will understand why the Chicago Reader recently called him "one of the most frenzied and borderline comedians working." Take his signature "Instant Party" routine. "Get yourselves a coat that's a little too big for you, OK?" Bowman says as he puts on a large jacket. After buttoning it up, he retracts his arms from the sleeves and crosses them inside the jacket, then reinserts them through the sleeves. Voila!
SPORTS
May 12, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his mother, who was known to break up friendly card games by hurling her cards into the fireplace if dealt a losing hand, Scotty Bowman inherited his competitiveness. From his father, an immigrant Scottish blacksmith, Bowman inherited the ability to bend the unbendable. John Bowman used a hammer to shape iron. His son uses a will of iron to shape hockey players of dissimilar backgrounds into teams that have won 975 regular-season and 158 playoff games.
SPORTS
May 12, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his mother, who was known to break up friendly card games by hurling her cards into the fireplace if dealt a losing hand, Scotty Bowman inherited his competitiveness. From his father, an immigrant Scottish blacksmith, Bowman inherited the ability to bend the unbendable. John Bowman used a hammer to shape iron. His son uses a will of iron to shape hockey players of dissimilar backgrounds into teams that have won 975 regular-season and 158 playoff games.
BOOKS
December 1, 1985 | Harry Trimborn, Trimborn is a Times assistant foreign news editor. and
The dust jacket refers to this handy reference book as "a starting point" for anyone interested in the Vietnam conflict. It is more than that. Here in slightly more than 500 pages and 150 news photos of battles and casualties is a valuable book that will serve many general readers better than the polemical works that attempt to justify a particular point of view of the war.
NEWS
April 23, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Biplane pilot John Bowman is one of the very few people who actually got to grow up to fulfill his childhood dream. His dream, however, had nothing to do with flying or with performing vertigo-inducing aerobatics with such names as the Hammerhead Turn. "I never even flew a plane until I was 30," says the 47-year-old onetime Los Angeles Times paperboy. "When I was a kid I wanted to be a policeman, and that's what I became for three years in Long Beach.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2009 | Bloomberg News
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner named John E. Bowman acting director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, which regulates the savings and loan industry. Scott M. Polakoff, formerly acting director, is on leave, pending a review by the Treasury Department of the OTS' actions last year "related to post-period capital contributions," the agency said Thursday in an e-mailed statement. Bowman was deputy director and chief counsel at the OTS.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1989
The writing team from "Saturday Night Live" that earned the Emmy for writing in a variety or music program included Jim Downey (head writer), John Bowman, A. Whitney Brown, Gregory Daniels, Tom Davis, Al Franken, Shannon Gaughan, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien, Bob Obdenkirk, Herb Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Christine Zander and George Meyers.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2007 | Richard Verrier
The Writers Guild of America, West, and its sister union on the East Coast took the first step to lay the groundwork for negotiations with Hollywood studios. The guilds named a 17-member committee headed by Emmy-award winning writer John Bowman, whose credits include "In Living Color" and "Martin," to set the framework for talks. The committee includes "Desperate Housewives" writer Marc Cherry and Shawn Ryan, a writer for "The Shield."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Apparently, comedy clubs will give just about anybody a one-man show these days. It's hard to come away from John Bowman's solo gig at the Irvine Improv this week with any other conclusion. A solid middle act, sure, or even an average if unexceptional headliner--but Bowman has neither the material nor the presence to carry a show that pushes 90 minutes. Rick Reynolds started the one-man trend on a high note back in 1990, but it's been largely downhill since then.
NEWS
April 23, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, Jim Washburn is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Biplane pilot John Bowman is one of the very few people who actually got to grow up to fulfill his childhood dream. His dream, however, had nothing to do with flying or with performing vertigo-inducing aerobatics with such names as the Hammerhead Turn. "I never even flew a plane until I was 30," says the 47-year-old onetime Los Angeles Times paperboy. "When I was a kid I wanted to be a policeman, and that's what I became for three years in Long Beach.
NEWS
February 6, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who covers comedy regularly for O.C. Live!
Anyone who sees John Bowman perform at the Brea Improv this week will understand why the Chicago Reader recently called him "one of the most frenzied and borderline comedians working." Take his signature "Instant Party" routine. "Get yourselves a coat that's a little too big for you, OK?" Bowman says as he puts on a large jacket. After buttoning it up, he retracts his arms from the sleeves and crosses them inside the jacket, then reinserts them through the sleeves. Voila!
BOOKS
December 1, 1985 | Harry Trimborn, Trimborn is a Times assistant foreign news editor. and
The dust jacket refers to this handy reference book as "a starting point" for anyone interested in the Vietnam conflict. It is more than that. Here in slightly more than 500 pages and 150 news photos of battles and casualties is a valuable book that will serve many general readers better than the polemical works that attempt to justify a particular point of view of the war.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2002 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Let's say you're the 18-year-old son of a head-banging, bat-eating rocker, and you've become the star of a reality show on cable TV. Your lifestyle is a seamless melding of luxury and profanity. Where, exactly, would you go to find a $385 plush terry bathrobe with a two-word obscenity embroidered on the sleeve? Chrome Hearts, naturally, a business that shuns publicity the way some of its famous customers crave it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1985
A six-month investigation by Coronado police and Hotel Del Coronado security into the reported use and sale of drugs by hotel employees has yielded six arrests. Coronado police Friday announced the arrests of waitress Lynne Guzerski, 25; waiter George Corpus, 30, and maintenance worker Darren Newman, 22, on suspicion of selling cocaine. Police also arrested maintenance worker John Bowman, 22, and painter Antonio Ortega, 30, on suspicion of being under the influence of heroin.
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