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October 11, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To John Jackson, it was meant as a joke. Nothing more. As a USC freshman receiver, he was friendly with senior Hank Norman. So when Norman caught the 113th pass of his collegiate career to set the all-time Trojan record, Jackson came up, congratulated him and then added, "You only get to enjoy it a little while because I'll get it in four years." Both laughed. Last Saturday, four years later, Jackson laughed again as he retold the story. With a new catch.
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March 3, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun? A decade ago, the state of Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after a trial in which an arson investigation and a jailhouse snitch named Johnny Webb seemed to prove Willingham had set a 1991 house fire, killing his three children. Yet even before the trial began, doubts surfaced about the veracity of the arson report, which ultimately was discredited as abjectly incompetent. As for the witness Webb, the prosecutor at the time, John Jackson, insisted he had made no deal in return for Webb's testimony, the kind of detail jurors need to know to weigh the veracity of a witness.
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January 23, 2002 | From the Washington Post
John Jackson, 77, one of the last masters of the so-called Piedmont style of blues singing and guitar picking, who was recognized in 1986 as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, died of kidney failure Sunday at his home in Fairfax Station, Va. He had liver and lung cancer. Jackson, who grew up in rural Rappahannock County, Va., never completed first grade. But he learned a library's worth of music by ear and recorded nine albums from 1965 to 1999.
NATIONAL
February 28, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Attorneys for the family of a man executed in Texas appealed to the governor and state parole board this week to reconsider the case in light of new evidence that he was wrongfully convicted of killing his three young daughters. “It's astonishing that 10 years after Todd Willingham was executed we are still uncovering evidence showing what a grave injustice this case represents,” said Barry Scheck, co-director of the New York-based Innocence Project assisting with the appeal. “The Texas clemency system is severely broken and must be fixed.” Cameron Todd Willingham, 36, was put to death a decade ago for setting a 1991 house fire in Corsicana, about 55 miles south of Dallas, that killed his children.
SPORTS
December 27, 1989 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gary Wellman began his freshman football season at USC in 1986, he had many doubts. He lacked confidence in his ability to play wide receiver after completing an outstanding career at Westlake High, where he starred as an all-purpose runner. At 5 feet 9 and a stocky 170 pounds, Wellman thought he was too small to play big-time college football--until he saw John Jackson on the practice field.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Susan King
The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot. "I did see a lot of people for every part," said Payne. "I pay myself few compliments as a filmmaker, but I think [casting director] John Jackson and I cast well. " Though he doesn't have much dialogue, Rance Howard stands out as Woody's (Dern) older brother Ray, a taciturn couch potato.
SPORTS
September 25, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
The first touchdown is usually the most memorable for a college football player. John Jackson, USC's sophomore flanker, said he'll never forget his first, seeing as how he scored it on national television in the fourth quarter last Saturday against Boston College at the Coliseum. Jackson ran under a rainbow pass thrown by quarterback Rodney Peete on the 51-yard play, catching it on the BC 25-yard line. The touchdown ultimately proved to be the margin of victory as USC won, 23-17.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2003
"Frida" John Jackson, Beatrice De Alba John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba won for their transformation of Salma Hayek into Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at several stages of her tragic life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barbara Jackson, the wife of a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to a charge of failing to file an income tax return in 1987. The plea was entered as part of a plea-bargain agreement linked to the agency's corruption scandal.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
The adoptive father of James Plonsky, a 22-year-old Navy gunner's mate who was among those killed in the attack on the U.S. Navy frigate Stark, said his son was "a professional who was there to obey orders and protect the flag--take it from there." Albert Plonsky, 64, of Cathedral City, just east of Palm Springs, was notified of his son's death Monday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
Following a public outcry, the city of Culver City dug into its files and discovered what officials believe is a document that could ensure that a decades-old ice arena remains an ice rink. City officials informed the rink's owner and the new lessee, Planet Granite, of its findings last week - potentially putting the brakes on a plan to convert the 52-year-old rink into a rock-climbing and yoga facility. City officials said a use variance granted in 1960 prohibits the use of the property for anything except an ice rink.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Susan King
The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot. "I did see a lot of people for every part," said Payne. "I pay myself few compliments as a filmmaker, but I think [casting director] John Jackson and I cast well. " Though he doesn't have much dialogue, Rance Howard stands out as Woody's (Dern) older brother Ray, a taciturn couch potato.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
Members of the L.A. quartet Dawes have been performing for paying audiences since they were teenagers, so there was no reason John Fogerty could see to go easy on them. "Let's do it one more time," said the veteran roots rocker, standing onstage in jeans and a plaid shirt at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Fogerty had recruited Dawes to back him during a concert at the South by Southwest music festival - part of the lead-in to his upcoming album of all-star collaborations - and in an early-afternoon soundcheck the musicians were running through the Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Someday Never Comes.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2003
"Frida" John Jackson, Beatrice De Alba John Jackson and Beatrice De Alba won for their transformation of Salma Hayek into Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at several stages of her tragic life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2002 | From the Washington Post
John Jackson, 77, one of the last masters of the so-called Piedmont style of blues singing and guitar picking, who was recognized in 1986 as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, died of kidney failure Sunday at his home in Fairfax Station, Va. He had liver and lung cancer. Jackson, who grew up in rural Rappahannock County, Va., never completed first grade. But he learned a library's worth of music by ear and recorded nine albums from 1965 to 1999.
BOOKS
May 31, 1998 | RICHARD HOWARD, Richard Howard is a poet and translator. He teaches in the writing division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University
In 1987, Richard Ellmann's biography of Oscar Wilde marked a turn in that "tide in the affairs of men" which these subsequent books, among so many other studies, anthologies, entertainments and exorcisms, variously swell--nor does such a tide give any indication of being stemmed, though frequently redirected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1989
An expanded federal indictment was issued in Los Angeles Wednesday against three former Drug Enforcement Administration agents and two others charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. The new indictment against former DEA agents Darnell Garcia, 42, of Rancho Palos Verdes; John Jackson, 39, of Claremont, and Wayne Countryman, 45, of Walnut, and two other defendants adds more currency and customs violations to the original charges issued last October.
BOOKS
September 21, 1997 | JON WIENER, Jon Wiener is the author of "Come Together: John Lennon in His Time." He teaches American history at UC Irvine
Rock fans have always separated the authentic from the phony. If the young Elvis personified the authentic rebel in early rock 'n' roll, Dick Clark exemplified the schlockmeister.
BOOKS
June 26, 1994 | RICHARD EDER
What happened to Adam and Eve after they were driven out of the Garden of Eden is known well enough: toil, bills and our hard history. Has anyone asked what happened to the Garden? With no one to tend it, presumably it reverted to wilderness; a state of affairs no doubt satisfactory to the Sierra Club and other strong greens, but one that would clearly displease John Brinckerhoff Jackson.
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