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December 26, 1985 | KEVIN SIMPSON, Denver Post
A year ago, just before the holidays, cocaine addiction aborted John Drew's National Basketball Assn. career for the second time. This year, as he waited and wished for yet another chance, Christmas appeared to come early. On Monday, the Washington Bullets called. They found him in Casper, Wyo., playing for the Wyoming Wildcatters of the Continental Basketball Assn., a league composed mostly of NBA castoffs, hopefuls and players unable to let go of a dream.
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December 1, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Drew Barrymore, whose name and ancestry were far better known than his own credits in the acting profession that made his family famous, has died. He was 72. Barrymore, the father of actress Drew Barrymore, died Monday in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes. "He was a cool cat. Please smile when you think of him," the actress said in a statement released by her publicist.
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SPORTS
December 17, 1986 | Associated Press
Former National Basketball Assn. All-Star John Drew, banned from the league for repeated drug problems, was free on $1,000 bond Tuesday after his second drug-related arrest in fewer than three months. Atlanta police spokesman Kevin Forier said that Drew, 32, was one of 33 people arrested last Friday night at a "known drug location" in southeast Atlanta. Drew was charged with one count of criminal solicitation for the purchase of cocaine.
NATIONAL
July 30, 2003 | Peter G. Gosselin, Times Staff Writer
The Pentagon unceremoniously jettisoned plans Tuesday to establish a futures market in Middle Eastern terrorist attacks, handing another in a long string of defeats to Iran-Contra figure John M. Poindexter, the point man for the program.
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October 3, 1986
Former National Basketball Assn. star John Drew, banned from the league after the 1983-84 season for cocaine use, was arrested in Atlanta after selling cocaine to an undercover agent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Responding to criticism from one of his opponents, Assembly candidate John Drew said Monday that campaign contributions he has received from savings and loan associations are not examples of special-interest money because they were given to him by family members and friends. During candidate forums in the 36th Assembly District race, Drew has accused candidates who accept contributions from developers of being unduly influenced by the development industry.
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January 22, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita slow-growth activist John Drew announced Tuesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in a new electoral district that would encompass Santa Clarita and parts of the Antelope Valley. Drew is the first to announce his candidacy in the proposed 36th Assembly District, in which there is no incumbent.
SPORTS
February 5, 1985 | Thomas Bonk
John Drew, now a free agent, said he is also free of drugs and expects to be playing again before the end of the season, probably with the Utah Jazz. "It's a matter of when they want me back," Drew said. "It's only a matter of time. I will be back." Drew left the Jazz and the NBA Dec. 8, four days after he had taken a urinalysis and tested positively for cocaine. Drew's contract with the Jazz provided for weekly testing and he was caught on the 19th urinalysis this season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no incumbent in the race for the new 36th Assembly District seat, but the first candidate forum featured several jabs at the closest thing to one--Hunt Braly, retiring state Sen. Ed Davis' chief of staff. Half of the 10 candidates spoke at the forum last Thursday in Santa Clarita, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Young Republicans. Nine men and one woman are striving to represent a district that was pieced together from others through reapportionment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | AMY PYLE
Responding to criticism from one of his opponents, Assembly candidate John Drew said Monday that campaign contributions he has received from savings and loan associations are not examples of special-interest money because they were given to him by family members and friends. During candidate forums in the 36th Assembly District race, Drew has accused candidates who accept contributions from developers of being unduly influenced by the development industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no incumbent in the race for the new 36th Assembly District seat, but the first candidate forum featured several jabs at the closest thing to one--Hunt Braly, retiring state Sen. Ed Davis' chief of staff. Half of the 10 candidates spoke at the forum last Thursday in Santa Clarita, sponsored by the Santa Clarita Young Republicans. Nine men and one woman are striving to represent a district that was pieced together from others through reapportionment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita slow-growth activist John Drew announced Tuesday that he plans to run for state Assembly in a new electoral district that would encompass Santa Clarita and parts of the Antelope Valley. Drew is the first to announce his candidacy in the proposed 36th Assembly District, in which there is no incumbent.
SPORTS
December 17, 1986 | Associated Press
Former National Basketball Assn. All-Star John Drew, banned from the league for repeated drug problems, was free on $1,000 bond Tuesday after his second drug-related arrest in fewer than three months. Atlanta police spokesman Kevin Forier said that Drew, 32, was one of 33 people arrested last Friday night at a "known drug location" in southeast Atlanta. Drew was charged with one count of criminal solicitation for the purchase of cocaine.
SPORTS
October 3, 1986
Former National Basketball Assn. star John Drew, banned from the league after the 1983-84 season for cocaine use, was arrested in Atlanta after selling cocaine to an undercover agent.
SPORTS
February 4, 1986 | SAM McMANIS
John Drew has been in and out of drug rehabilitation centers the last four years because of cocaine dependency. He was also arrested last spring in Salt Lake City for passing bad checks. That resulted in a judge's order for another hospital stay so that Drew could "get a positive outlook on life." Drew still believes that he should be allowed to make a living playing in the National Basketball Assn.
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December 1, 2004 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
John Drew Barrymore, whose name and ancestry were far better known than his own credits in the acting profession that made his family famous, has died. He was 72. Barrymore, the father of actress Drew Barrymore, died Monday in Los Angeles of undisclosed causes. "He was a cool cat. Please smile when you think of him," the actress said in a statement released by her publicist.
SPORTS
February 4, 1986 | SAM McMANIS
John Drew has been in and out of drug rehabilitation centers the last four years because of cocaine dependency. He was also arrested last spring in Salt Lake City for passing bad checks. That resulted in a judge's order for another hospital stay so that Drew could "get a positive outlook on life." Drew still believes that he should be allowed to make a living playing in the National Basketball Assn.
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December 26, 1985 | KEVIN SIMPSON, Denver Post
A year ago, just before the holidays, cocaine addiction aborted John Drew's National Basketball Assn. career for the second time. This year, as he waited and wished for yet another chance, Christmas appeared to come early. On Monday, the Washington Bullets called. They found him in Casper, Wyo., playing for the Wyoming Wildcatters of the Continental Basketball Assn., a league composed mostly of NBA castoffs, hopefuls and players unable to let go of a dream.
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