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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1989
Funeral services for John A. (Jack) Howard, a prominent Burbank attorney and the husband of Burbank Councilwoman Mary Lou Howard, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Robert Bellermine Catholic Church in Burbank. A rosary will be recited at the church today at 7:30 p.m. Authorities said Howard, 53, apparently committed suicide Saturday at a remote campground just outside Santa Clarita.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2011
Frank Potenza Jimmy Kimmel's uncle and comic foil Frank Potenza, 77, a former New York City police officer who turned to comedy as "Uncle Frank" on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show, died Tuesday. In a statement, ABC's"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show confirmed the death but released no other details. The silver-haired Potenza had spent 20 years as a police officer and 10 more as a private security guard in Las Vegas when Kimmel asked him to join his fledgling show as a security guard and cast member in 2003.
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NEWS
February 27, 1995
John Howard, hero of low-budget action films of the 1930s and 1940s who segued in later years into character roles for television, has died. He was 82. Howard died Feb. 19 of heart failure at his home in Santa Rosa, his son Dale Howard said last week. The actor is probably best remembered for his roles as Ronald Colman's brother in "Lost Horizon" in 1937 and as Katharine Hepburn's wealthy fiance in "Philadelphia Story" in 1940.
WORLD
July 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Australia said it would abandon a controversial policy of jailing all asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Chris Evans, whose center-left Labor government last year swept aside conservative rivals who had been in power for a decade, said detention in often remote immigration jails would now be used only as a last resort. "A person who poses no danger to the community will be able to remain in the community while their visa status is resolved," Evans said. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's predecessor, John Howard, established the detention policy in late 2001, after special forces soldiers blocked 439 mostly Afghan refugees from landing in Australia.
SPORTS
December 17, 1990 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After seven national cycling championships in a competitive career that has made him a legend, John Howard is hard-pressed to think of something he hasn't done on a bike. Sunday, he woke up at 6 a.m. and decided to enter cycling's version of the Baja 1,000: the Sorrento Cyclocross. Three hours later, Howard, a former Olympic cyclist who lives in Encinitas, was on his way way to another championship after a bumpy, treacherous 6.5-mile wilderness ride on the campus of UC San Diego.
NEWS
October 4, 1998 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overcoming resistance to a controversial tax reform plan, the conservative coalition government headed by Prime Minister John Howard won reelection by a narrow margin Saturday, according to incomplete reports on Australian federal elections.
WORLD
December 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A week after Prime Minister John Howard's conservative coalition lost its 11-year grip on power in a landslide election, Howard lost his parliamentary seat as well. The loss was expected, but it did not become official until the Australian Electoral Commission's final tally, including all mailed and absentee ballots, showed Howard was beaten by Labor candidate Maxine McKew for the Sydney-area seat he had held for 33 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2003
In Don Heckman's Jazz Spotlight, "Take a bow, players," he lists past jazz violinists Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith. He also mentions some of the newer ones such as Regina Carter and Jean Luc Ponty. I just wonder how he could not have mentioned Ray Nance (who played with Duke Ellington!) as one of the most influential and one of the best of the bunch. John Howard Los Angeles
WORLD
July 29, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Australia said it would abandon a controversial policy of jailing all asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Chris Evans, whose center-left Labor government last year swept aside conservative rivals who had been in power for a decade, said detention in often remote immigration jails would now be used only as a last resort. "A person who poses no danger to the community will be able to remain in the community while their visa status is resolved," Evans said. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's predecessor, John Howard, established the detention policy in late 2001, after special forces soldiers blocked 439 mostly Afghan refugees from landing in Australia.
WORLD
August 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister John Howard announced today that he would seek his fourth term in elections Oct. 9. Among the key issues in the campaign will be the economy, national security and the war in Iraq. The vote will pit Howard's three-term conservative coalition against a resurgent Labor Party led by maverick lawmaker Mark Latham.
OPINION
February 21, 2008
Re "Lost in the Hollywood jungle," Opinion, Feb. 19 I had a different reaction from Ernest Freeberg to the movie "There Will Be Blood." Granted that Upton Sinclair's socialist message was not explicit, I thought that the character of Daniel Plainview and his ruthless, evil drive was a metaphor for the strengths and evils of the oil industry itself. Shirley A. Conger Corona del Mar -- Sinclair's book, "Oil!," was published shortly after the Teapot Dome scandal. We continue to celebrate a crook named Edward L. Doheny, who made a fortune from a bribe.
WORLD
December 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A week after Prime Minister John Howard's conservative coalition lost its 11-year grip on power in a landslide election, Howard lost his parliamentary seat as well. The loss was expected, but it did not become official until the Australian Electoral Commission's final tally, including all mailed and absentee ballots, showed Howard was beaten by Labor candidate Maxine McKew for the Sydney-area seat he had held for 33 years.
WORLD
November 23, 2007 | Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer
He's been called President Bush's puppet, and his country has been called the 51st state of America. Australian Prime Minister John Howard's chummy relationship with Washington counts for little in what might be the last big fight of his political life. When Australians go to the polls Saturday, two obstacles stand in the way of the four-term incumbent: the widespread perception that he's been in office too long, and a younger and fresher face that's ready to take his place.
BOOKS
December 3, 2006 | Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is the author of many books, including most recently "Elia Kazan: A Biography," now available in paperback, and "The Essential Chaplin."
"IT is unfortunate and tragic that I have to teach this committee the basic principles of American[ism]. " The pounding gavel of J. Parnell Thomas, chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, interrupted John Howard Lawson mid-lesson, mid-apotheosis, on that late October day in 1947.
WORLD
July 20, 2005 | From Associated Press
Australian Prime Minister John Howard agreed Tuesday with President Bush that it would be unwise to set a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Howard, standing beside Bush in the East Room of the White House after meetings that showcased their alliance, recalled the millions of Iraqis who risked their lives in January to vote in the first free and fair election of the country's modern history. "I think we have to pay some regard to that," Howard said.
WORLD
October 10, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister John Howard and his conservative coalition easily won reelection Saturday as voters endorsed his economic platform despite misgivings about his decision to send troops to Iraq. Labor Party leader Mark Latham, who pledged to bring most of Australia's 850 troops in Iraq home by Christmas, was unable to persuade voters to abandon Howard's ruling coalition, which has presided over 8 1/2 years of economic growth.
OPINION
February 21, 2008
Re "Lost in the Hollywood jungle," Opinion, Feb. 19 I had a different reaction from Ernest Freeberg to the movie "There Will Be Blood." Granted that Upton Sinclair's socialist message was not explicit, I thought that the character of Daniel Plainview and his ruthless, evil drive was a metaphor for the strengths and evils of the oil industry itself. Shirley A. Conger Corona del Mar -- Sinclair's book, "Oil!," was published shortly after the Teapot Dome scandal. We continue to celebrate a crook named Edward L. Doheny, who made a fortune from a bribe.
WORLD
December 2, 2002 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister John Howard said Sunday that he was prepared to act against terrorists in neighboring countries and suggested that the U.N. Charter be changed to allow nations to launch preemptive strikes against terrorists planning to attack them. His remarks drew condemnation from Asian governments. In October, a terrorist bombing on Indonesia's resort island of Bali killed 191 people, almost half of them Australians. "If you believe that somebody was going to launch an attack on your country .
WORLD
August 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Prime Minister John Howard announced today that he would seek his fourth term in elections Oct. 9. Among the key issues in the campaign will be the economy, national security and the war in Iraq. The vote will pit Howard's three-term conservative coalition against a resurgent Labor Party led by maverick lawmaker Mark Latham.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 2003
In Don Heckman's Jazz Spotlight, "Take a bow, players," he lists past jazz violinists Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith. He also mentions some of the newer ones such as Regina Carter and Jean Luc Ponty. I just wonder how he could not have mentioned Ray Nance (who played with Duke Ellington!) as one of the most influential and one of the best of the bunch. John Howard Los Angeles
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