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August 25, 1994 | LISA O'NEILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In front of John Huffman's casket, amid flowers and pictures of the 29-year-old man laughing with his father and friends, stands a 14-line poem written by his girlfriend, Deena Hughes. Two of the lines read: "You called me your Eve, said I was sent from above. So I'll grieve only after I've seen justice for you, love."
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September 28, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
John W. Huffman is a bearded, elfin man, a professor of organic chemistry who runs model trains in his basement and tinkers with antique cars. At 79, he walks a bit unsteadily after a couple of nasty falls. Relaxing on his back porch in the Nantahala National Forest, watching hummingbirds flit across his rose beds, Huffman looks every bit the wise, venerable academic in repose. But this courtly scientist unwittingly contributed to the spread of "designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement Administration has declared some of what he created illegal.
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October 18, 1996 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury Thursday awarded $750,000 to the family of a Rowland Heights man who was killed by an intoxicated, off-duty sheriff's deputy. The district attorney's office has declined to file criminal charges against Deputy Thomas Kirsh and the Sheriff's Department has not yet made a decision on whether the 1994 shooting was justified. "It's outrageous that Kirsh has never been prosecuted and is still on duty," said Carol Watson, attorney for the family of John Huffman, the victim.
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October 29, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. John Huffman reached for a worn Bible in his book-lined study. It was a gift, he said, a gesture of graciousness, from a man in the midst of a glorious but doomed career. The inscription says that Huffman, as a messenger of God's word, "strengthened each of us in the work of peace and human justice." It was signed Richard Nixon . Now pastor of the 4,000-member St.
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October 18, 1996 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury Thursday awarded $750,000 to the family of a Rowland Heights man who was killed by an intoxicated, off-duty sheriff's deputy. The district attorney's office has declined to file criminal charges against Deputy Thomas Kirsh and the Sheriff's Department has not yet made a decision on whether the 1994 shooting was justified. "It's outrageous that Kirsh has never been prosecuted and is still on duty," said Carol Watson, attorney for the family of John Huffman, the victim.
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March 2, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
At the urging of evangelical leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a Newport Beach pastor has decided to run for the post of moderator in his 2.9-million-member denomination, which faces a battle at its June convention over a controversial report on sexuality. The Rev. John A. Huffman Jr., pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, said in an interview this week that he believes "the task force report flies in the face of biblical teaching on sexuality."
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September 28, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
John W. Huffman is a bearded, elfin man, a professor of organic chemistry who runs model trains in his basement and tinkers with antique cars. At 79, he walks a bit unsteadily after a couple of nasty falls. Relaxing on his back porch in the Nantahala National Forest, watching hummingbirds flit across his rose beds, Huffman looks every bit the wise, venerable academic in repose. But this courtly scientist unwittingly contributed to the spread of "designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement Administration has declared some of what he created illegal.
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October 28, 1999 | THOMAS BONK
There will be a moment of silence for Payne Stewart at 7:30 a.m. Friday before the first round in the Pacific Bell Senior Classic at Wilshire Country Club. After the round, John Huffman, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, will deliver a eulogy at a public memorial service for Stewart on the 18th green. Both PGA Tour events have altered their playing schedule to eliminate play Friday and make it easier for players to attend a memorial service for Stewart in Orlando, Fla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1985
This week thousands of people in Orange County will be looking for shelter. Unfortunately, most won't find it and will spend many nights sleeping in doorways, parks, cars or wherever they can find refuge. That's because there are only about 400 beds in all of Orange County for its homeless. The Rev. John A. Huffman Jr. worries about them in his column that appears on this page. So does Sylvia Easton in her letter to the editor.
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August 25, 1994 | LISA O'NEILL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In front of John Huffman's casket, amid flowers and pictures of the 29-year-old man laughing with his father and friends, stands a 14-line poem written by his girlfriend, Deena Hughes. Two of the lines read: "You called me your Eve, said I was sent from above. So I'll grieve only after I've seen justice for you, love."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
At the urging of evangelical leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a Newport Beach pastor has decided to run for the post of moderator in his 2.9-million-member denomination, which faces a battle at its June convention over a controversial report on sexuality. The Rev. John A. Huffman Jr., pastor of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, said in an interview this week that he believes "the task force report flies in the face of biblical teaching on sexuality."
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October 29, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. John Huffman reached for a worn Bible in his book-lined study. It was a gift, he said, a gesture of graciousness, from a man in the midst of a glorious but doomed career. The inscription says that Huffman, as a messenger of God's word, "strengthened each of us in the work of peace and human justice." It was signed Richard Nixon . Now pastor of the 4,000-member St.
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July 30, 1996 | LESLIE EARNEST and JOHN DIGRADO
John A. Huffman, chairman of World Vision U.S., addressed the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence on Bosnia Reconstruction last week on the progress of the group's efforts in that war-torn country. The Newport Beach resident told senators that volunteers are focusing an $8.8-million relief effort in several areas, including humanitarian aid, small-business development and counseling.
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June 24, 1998 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court threw out a $750,000 judgment Tuesday against Los Angeles County, which was sued after a fatal shooting by a drunk, off-duty sheriff's deputy. The court said the county was not responsible because it could not have foreseen the deputy's violent act and had no duty to prohibit officers from off-duty drinking. Deputy Thomas Kirsch shot John Huffman to death after an argument in a Rowland Heights bar in 1994. Both men were drunk, according to trial testimony.
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