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January 3, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John Franks, a Louisiana oilman who won a record four Eclipse awards as an owner of thoroughbred horses, died Wednesday night at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center in Shreveport, La. No cause of death was given. He was 78. Franks, who founded Franks Petroleum in 1957, bought his first horse in 1979 and quickly immersed himself in the sport. Becoming an astute student of bloodlines, Franks bred most of the horses he raced.
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February 20, 2014 | By M.G. Lord
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great American movie directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens. Hitler threw down the gauntlet with Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" (1935), propaganda so captivating that it impelled even gentle Germans to thump their chests.
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April 6, 1990 | ANDY RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ironman Triathlon. Even in their wildest dreams, most people would never consider competing in this grueling event that taxes the strength and endurance of even the strongest of triathletes. But most people are not confined to a wheelchair. "I'm Dr. John Franks, I'm a chiropractor. I broke my back four years ago," he told a spinal rehabilitation support group at Northridge Hospital. Franks, 32, was paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident in November 1985.
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September 10, 2012 | By David Ng
The reelection campaign for President Barack Obama is getting a modest boost from some major names in the art world -- John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Claes Odenburg, Chris Burden and Frank Gehry. "Artists for Obama" is a portfolio of limited edition prints and other works that will be sold to benefit the president's campaign. Nineteen artists contributed works to the portfolio, which was created in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L., a Los Angeles art workshop and print studio.
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September 10, 2012 | By David Ng
The reelection campaign for President Barack Obama is getting a modest boost from some major names in the art world -- John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Claes Odenburg, Chris Burden and Frank Gehry. "Artists for Obama" is a portfolio of limited edition prints and other works that will be sold to benefit the president's campaign. Nineteen artists contributed works to the portfolio, which was created in collaboration with Gemini G.E.L., a Los Angeles art workshop and print studio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense. --Miranda rights * John P. Frank, the constitutional scholar, professor and lawyer whose defense of Ernesto Miranda before the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By M.G. Lord
Propaganda today has a nasty connotation; it suggests something cheesy, manipulative, in the service of a dishonorable cause. During World War II, however, cinematic propaganda became an elevated art, practiced with unusual expertise by five great American movie directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra and George Stevens. Hitler threw down the gauntlet with Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will" (1935), propaganda so captivating that it impelled even gentle Germans to thump their chests.
SPORTS
April 6, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Getting the kind of trip she needs, Country Garden rolled to a six-length victory in the $81,750 Providencia Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita. At her best when she settles off the pace and makes a late run, the 3-year-old Selkirk filly and 2-1 favorite relaxed well behind the slow pace under jockey Kent Desormeaux, then accelerated at the top of the stretch. Trained by Walter Greenman for owner Ed McGrath, Country Garden won for the second time in five U.S. starts and has won four of 11 overall.
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January 16, 1991 | From Associated Press
Criminal Type, Go for Wand and Unbridled have been named finalists for Horse of the Year in balloting for the 1990 Eclipse Awards. The awards, determined by a national vote of racing writers, will be announced Feb. 9. The finalists in other categories: 2-year-old Colt--Best Pal, Eastern Echo, Fly So Free. 2-year-old Filly--Cuddles, Meadow Star, Private Treasure. 3-year-old Colt--Housebuster, Summer Squall, Unbridled. 3-year-old Filly--Charon, Go for Wand, Valay Maid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John Franks, a Louisiana oilman who won a record four Eclipse awards as an owner of thoroughbred horses, died Wednesday night at Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center in Shreveport, La. No cause of death was given. He was 78. Franks, who founded Franks Petroleum in 1957, bought his first horse in 1979 and quickly immersed himself in the sport. Becoming an astute student of bloodlines, Franks bred most of the horses he raced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense. --Miranda rights * John P. Frank, the constitutional scholar, professor and lawyer whose defense of Ernesto Miranda before the U.S.
SPORTS
April 6, 1990 | ANDY RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ironman Triathlon. Even in their wildest dreams, most people would never consider competing in this grueling event that taxes the strength and endurance of even the strongest of triathletes. But most people are not confined to a wheelchair. "I'm Dr. John Franks, I'm a chiropractor. I broke my back four years ago," he told a spinal rehabilitation support group at Northridge Hospital. Franks, 32, was paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident in November 1985.
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May 18, 1989 | Associated Press
The field for Saturday's 114th Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds: 1. Hawkster Castaneda 20-1 2. Easy Goer Day 8-5 3. Pulverizing Stacy 50-1 4. Awe Inspiring Day 6-1 5. Rock Point Antley 12-1 6. Dansil Snyder 15-1 7. Houston Cordero 10-1 8. Sunday Silence Valenzuela 7-5 9. Northern Wolf Ladner 30-1 Trainers (by post position): 1, Ron McAnally. 2, Shug McGaughey. 3, John Robb. 4, Shug McGaughey. 5, Sid Watters. 6, Frank Brothers. 7, D. Wayne Lukas.
SPORTS
March 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Tarascon, whose only loss this year was to unbeaten Mister Frisky, is the early favorite for the $100,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. The Rebel, a 1 1/16-mile event, attracted 11 3-year-olds, including nine Triple Crown nominees. The Rebel is one of the final preps for the $500,000 Arkansas Derby on April 21. Tarascon, purchased earlier this year by John Franks and trained by Jack Van Berg, will carry 122 pounds. The son of Flying Paster was established today as a 2-1 favorite.
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