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December 31, 1986
John Carlos, who raised a clenched fist on the victory stand after winning a bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, was arrested in Altadena on a cocaine possession charge, sheriff's deputies said today. Sheriff's spokesman Carl Deeley said Carlos, 41, was driving a friend's 1966 Mercedes when he was stopped at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for failing to observe a stop sign and for driving a vehicle with expired registration tags.
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October 22, 2006 | J.A. Adande, J.A. Adande can be reached at j.a.adande@latimes.com. To read more by Adande, go to latimes.com/adandeblog.
Have you ever watched a movie for the 10th time and noticed something that you've never seen before? Did you wonder how you possibly could have missed it? That's the way I felt when I learned that John Carlos and Tommie Smith flew to Australia to serve as pallbearers in the funeral of Peter Norman, the third man on the medal stand with them in that iconic photo of their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Olympics.
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October 22, 2006 | J.A. Adande, J.A. Adande can be reached at j.a.adande@latimes.com. To read more by Adande, go to latimes.com/adandeblog.
Have you ever watched a movie for the 10th time and noticed something that you've never seen before? Did you wonder how you possibly could have missed it? That's the way I felt when I learned that John Carlos and Tommie Smith flew to Australia to serve as pallbearers in the funeral of Peter Norman, the third man on the medal stand with them in that iconic photo of their black-gloved protest at the 1968 Olympics.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Like many first films, John Carlos Frey's "The Gatekeeper" has a certain stiffness and awkwardness at the start, but this deeply personal work steadily grows more powerful and eloquent, creating a tragic vision of the plight of illegal aliens that transcends its melodramatic elements.
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January 1, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
John Carlos, the former world class sprinter who raised a clenched fist of protest on the victory stand after winning a bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, was arrested in Altadena for cocaine possession, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday. Sheriff's spokesman Carl Deeley said that Carlos, 41, was driving a friend's 1966 Mercedes-Benz when he was stopped at 9:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Like many first films, John Carlos Frey's "The Gatekeeper" has a certain stiffness and awkwardness at the start, but this deeply personal work steadily grows more powerful and eloquent, creating a tragic vision of the plight of illegal aliens that transcends its melodramatic elements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Stan Duke, a former Los Angeles sportscaster and one of the first blacks in local television news, whose career ended after he shot his estranged wife's lover to death in 1971, has died. He was 70. Duke died Wednesday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after suffering a heart attack at his home in Santa Barbara, Ellen Duke, his second wife of 25 years, said Friday. Duke was a five-year veteran weekend sportscaster for KNXT-TV on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1988
An El Cajon bicyclist died Saturday morning after he rode into traffic and collided with a car, police said. John Carlos Rico, 18, was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m. at Sharp Memorial Hospital. El Cajon police assistant Josan Dunn said Rico was riding his bicycle about 11 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of East Washington Avenue when witnesses saw him jump the curb, enter the roadway and glide into oncoming traffic.
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July 2, 2005
When John Carlos and Tommie Smith gave the black power salute, they forgot something -- to extend the middle finger. That's what they were really saying. If they had such strong feelings about the country they were representing, why did they bother to compete? They did it because they wanted the glory. It's called having your cake and eating it too. It can't be done. It was an insult to the flag and the censure that resulted was richly deserved. The passage of time should not obscure the slander of the act and those in the administration of San Jose State, by planning a monument to these men, need their heads examined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1994
UC Irvine English Prof. John Carlos Rowe has been awarded a $106,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to organize a five-week summer institute next year for high school, college and university teachers. The institute will focus on multicultural issues in American literature. "A $106,000 grant for the humanities is an eyebrow-raiser these days," UCI spokesman Scott Nelson said. "Humanities funding is hard to come by."
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January 1, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
John Carlos, the former world class sprinter who raised a clenched fist of protest on the victory stand after winning a bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, was arrested in Altadena for cocaine possession, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday. Sheriff's spokesman Carl Deeley said that Carlos, 41, was driving a friend's 1966 Mercedes-Benz when he was stopped at 9:30 p.m.
NEWS
December 31, 1986
John Carlos, who raised a clenched fist on the victory stand after winning a bronze medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, was arrested in Altadena on a cocaine possession charge, sheriff's deputies said today. Sheriff's spokesman Carl Deeley said Carlos, 41, was driving a friend's 1966 Mercedes when he was stopped at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for failing to observe a stop sign and for driving a vehicle with expired registration tags.
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February 6, 1991 | MELVIN DURSLAG
The life of Pete Axthelm wasn't especially long--he died the other day at 47--but it wasn't devoid of action. Pete flourished on action. It was the fuel that propelled him. As early as high school, he would make his way to Belmont Park, matching his science against the forces confronting him. For a man eager to get down a bet, horses offer matchless opportunity because they never stop running, except maybe between midnight and noon.
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July 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
Robert Clark, who as president of San Jose State College supported sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos after their protest on the medal podium at the 1968 Olympics, died Tuesday at a Eugene, Ore., hospice. He was 95. Clark died from age-related causes, the University of Oregon said in a statement released Wednesday. Clark was the Oregon school's president from 1969 to 1975.
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