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February 23, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
John Sherman Cooper, a highly respected, liberal Republican leader who served both Kentucky and his country as a U.S. senator and diplomat, has died. Cooper was 89 when he died Thursday in a Washington retirement home. The two-decade Senate veteran, whose career was marked by "integrity and decency," in the words of one editorial writer, was active in civil rights legislation and helped write the Cooper-Church Amendment designed to force the country to define its role in the Vietnam War.
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December 17, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Mini has announced that it will use the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January to flex a little bit of muscle and reveal the John Cooper Works concept. The car is a high-performance iteration of the all-new 2014 Cooper Hardtop that Mini showed off at the L.A. Auto Show in November. Mini -- an offshoot of BMW -- has traditionally built a John Cooper Works version of nearly every model it builds. Powertrain details on the JCW concept haven't been disclosed, but it will likely use a tuned version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine in the new Cooper S. That model makes 189 horsepower and a maximum of 207 pound-feet of torque, so certainly expect a healthier piece of performance pie from the JCW version.
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SPORTS
December 28, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
As the players disembarked from the plane, a Rose Bowl princess, who was there to greet them, sighed and said: "I don't know who to cheer for, Michigan or Arizona." An official in Arizona State's athletic department overheard the princess but didn't bother to correct her. He's used to it.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2009 | John Horn
Working quickly to promote from within, the Sundance Institute on Tuesday named veteran festival programmer John Cooper the new director of the Sundance Film Festival. The announcement came just three weeks after Geoffrey Gilmore left the post to become chief creative officer for Robert De Niro's media company, Tribeca Enterprises. Cooper, who has worked in various capacities at Sundance for the last 20 festivals, became its lead film programmer in 2002.
SPORTS
August 26, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Sunday during the football season, Ohio State star defensive end Jason Simmons buys a Columbus Dispatch. And every Sunday, Simmons turns to the only pages that matter, the only pages that don't cause him to pop a neck vein. "I read the comics," he said. "That's about it." It has come to this. Sometimes Simmons glances at the summaries on the sports-results page, but he never reads any of the Ohio State game stories--no matter if the Buckeyes won by 30 or lost by one.
SPORTS
September 28, 1985 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
There will be a semblance of the USC-UCLA rivalry tonight when the Trojans meet Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium. Consider: --John Cooper, ASU's new coach, was an assistant at UCLA under Tommy Prothro in 1965 and 1966. --A young defensive tackle, Terry Donahue, was on the team at the time. --Cooper said that Donahue, UCLA's coach, helped him get the Arizona State job after turning it down himself. --Cooper said that he stresses fundamentals that are identical to Prothro's techniques.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1986
Karen Covel, John Cooper, Linda McKaig and Terri Reid joined the tax staff of Arthur Young.
SPORTS
December 8, 1988
Howard Schnellenberger of Louisville and Erk Russell of Georgia Southern were named coaches of the South team, and Jack Bicknell of Boston College and John Cooper of Ohio State will coach the North in the 51st Blue-Gray all-star football game Christmas Day at Montgomery, Ala.
SPORTS
August 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ohio State Coach John Cooper and tailback Robert Smith failed to resolve Smith's future in a meeting. Smith, who rushed for 1,126 yards as a freshman last season, left the team, citing a disregard for players' safety and academics by the staff and calling for the removal of Cooper and assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Elliot Uzelac.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John D. Cooper, a Cal State Fullerton geologist who was widely known for his research on the evolution of eastern California and for curating a significant collection of fossils that were unearthed during the development of Orange County, has died. He was 68. Cooper died Monday of a heart attack suffered during a morning hike near his Chino Hills home, said his wife, Nancy.
SPORTS
September 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
After his team had hung on for a 28-20 victory over Arizona on Saturday, Ohio State Coach John Cooper expressed his disappointment with everything related to the Buckeye programs. And that included the 91,152 scarlet-and-gray rooters at Ohio Stadium. "I think the whole stadium was pathetic," Cooper said after the ninth-ranked Buckeyes almost frittered away a 28-0 lead. "The coaches, the players--and the fans. They sat there on their butts.
SPORTS
December 31, 1996 | MIKE DOWNEY
Stanley Jackson will start at quarterback. He got the news Monday before practice from Ohio State Coach John Cooper, who then told the media: "If you watch us line up today, you'll see Jack under center. It's not etched in stone. But if we were playing today, this minute, yes, Jackson would start." Jackson was grateful, saying, "Everyone wants to start." After going 10-0 as a starter, Jackson did not start the Michigan game, which Ohio State lost. The team averaged 42.
SPORTS
October 29, 1995 | From Associated Press
Presented a prime opportunity Saturday to run up the score and impress poll voters, Ohio State Coach John Cooper decided his fourth-ranked Buckeyes had already made their point. Ahead, 56-7, at halftime, Ohio State relied on backups in the second half and allowed No. 25 Iowa to make the game appear closer than it actually was in beating the Hawkeyes, 56-35. Cooper said he didn't do it because he felt sorry for Iowa Coach Hayden Fry, a close friend. "I wouldn't do that to anybody," Cooper said.
SPORTS
November 24, 1993 | STEVE HARVEY
THE COLLEGES What were the odds that Notre Dame would lose on the same day as Miami, Alabama and Wake Forest? There was no surprise, though, in the game touted beforehand as the Bottom Ten's Rout of the Week: Michigan (7-4) crunched previously undefeated Ohio State, 28-0. And Buckeye Coach John Cooper thus prolonged one of the strangest streaks in college football. Cooper is winless in 11 consecutive traditionals dating to 1982. He is 0-5-1 vs. Michigan.
SPORTS
August 26, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Sunday during the football season, Ohio State star defensive end Jason Simmons buys a Columbus Dispatch. And every Sunday, Simmons turns to the only pages that matter, the only pages that don't cause him to pop a neck vein. "I read the comics," he said. "That's about it." It has come to this. Sometimes Simmons glances at the summaries on the sports-results page, but he never reads any of the Ohio State game stories--no matter if the Buckeyes won by 30 or lost by one.
SPORTS
January 12, 1986
Chingaderos, ridden by Bobby Don Harmon, won the $308,000 El Premero Del Ano Derby at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night in a time of 19.99 seconds. Chingaderos went into the race a 3-5 favorite and had an easy time winning. The horse, trained by John Cooper, broke clean from the starting gate and led throughout. The winner's purse was $130,284. Chingaderos paid $3.40, 2.60 and 2.40. Second-place Streakin Dash $3.40 and 2.60. Third-place Bolino paid $3.00.
SPORTS
August 29, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
The strangest story of the 1991 season, now just beginning? Try the tale unfolding at Ohio State. Star running back Robert Smith, the Big Ten's freshman of the year a season ago, has quit the team, citing a conflict with Coach John Cooper and assistant head coach Elliot Uzelac as the reason for his departure. Smith has said Cooper's regime is so obsessed with winning that his right and ability to pursue an education have been compromised. Accusation No.
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