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June 19, 1988 | CRAIG LEE
Band: Pixies. Personnel: Black Francis, vocals, guitar; Mrs. John Murphy, bass, vocals; David Lovering, drums; Joey Santiago, guitar. History: Former L.A. resident Francis dropped out of his Boston college to start a rock 'n' roll band and teamed up with the Philippines-raised Santiago. A newspaper ad netted Mrs. John Murphy (who doesn't reveal her first name to the media), and the group met Lovering through Murphy's husband.
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July 5, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Cullen Murphy, 85, illustrator best known for the "Prince Valiant" cartoon strip, died Friday in Greenwich, Conn. of unspecified causes. Interested in art from an early age, Murphy took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago when he was 9. A neighbor, Norman Rockwell, asked him to model for a "Saturday Evening Post" cover and became his mentor, helping him win a scholarship to the Phoenix Art Institute in New York.
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June 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Fiery talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. may be trying to buy his low-rated TV show in a last-minute bid to save it from cancellation, but a spokesman for the companies that produce and distribute it said Monday he doesn't know exactly what Downey plans. "We don't know any details of this supposed deal," said John Murphy. He referred to reports quoting Downey as saying he intends to start negotiations to buy his show from Quantum Media Inc., which produces it, and MCA Television, which syndicates it. Downey told New York papers that he would change the show from a daily to a weekly series, adding, "My position is and always has been that five times a week is overexposure for this type of persona."
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June 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
John A. Murphy, 72, former president of Miller Brewing Co. who introduced Miller Lite and adopted the blue-collar slogan "It's Miller time," died Sunday in Glen Head, N.Y., of complications after surgery for an aneurysm. Murphy joined Philip Morris, parent company of the country's second-largest brewer, in 1962 as assistant general counsel. He was named Miller president in 1971 and was credited with building the Milwaukee company into a world-class brewer.
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March 1, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dashing here and there, Det. Corrie Malinka filled water glasses and brought napkins to a customer who asked for more. Nearby, Lt. Rick Papke stood between tables, peering anxiously at noontime diners to see if anything was needed. The LAPD Foothill Division investigator and lieutenant are more accustomed to gathering evidence and capturing criminals.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | David Nelson
An Irish mist seemed to diffuse the light in the Omni San Diego ballroom Friday when John Murphy--by popular consensus, San Diego's best-loved Irishman--jigged to the stage to accept the 1988 Community Achievement Award given him by the local branch of the American Ireland Fund. The mist moistened many an eye--not only when Murphy accepted his award, but throughout the evening, as the non-Irish contingent of the 550 guests seemed to turn green with envy at the thought of a heritage missed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a last-minute setback in the search for a new superintendent, the former head of the Charlotte, N.C., school system and a serious contender to lead the troubled Los Angeles school district withdrew his name for consideration Saturday, while another candidate declined an initial interview, officials said.
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May 31, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
In the tense, final stages of the search for a new superintendent, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday spent more than five hours interviewing two new candidates while pressing a third to take the job. The board interviewed George Munoz, a former president of the Chicago Board of Education who now heads a federal agency that promotes international trade, and John Murphy, former superintendent of the Charlotte, N.C., school system.
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June 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
John A. Murphy, 72, former president of Miller Brewing Co. who introduced Miller Lite and adopted the blue-collar slogan "It's Miller time," died Sunday in Glen Head, N.Y., of complications after surgery for an aneurysm. Murphy joined Philip Morris, parent company of the country's second-largest brewer, in 1962 as assistant general counsel. He was named Miller president in 1971 and was credited with building the Milwaukee company into a world-class brewer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Cullen Murphy, 85, illustrator best known for the "Prince Valiant" cartoon strip, died Friday in Greenwich, Conn. of unspecified causes. Interested in art from an early age, Murphy took classes at the Art Institute of Chicago when he was 9. A neighbor, Norman Rockwell, asked him to model for a "Saturday Evening Post" cover and became his mentor, helping him win a scholarship to the Phoenix Art Institute in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a last-minute setback in the search for a new superintendent, the former head of the Charlotte, N.C., school system and a serious contender to lead the troubled Los Angeles school district withdrew his name for consideration Saturday, while another candidate declined an initial interview, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITERS
In the tense, final stages of the search for a new superintendent, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday spent more than five hours interviewing two new candidates while pressing a third to take the job. The board interviewed George Munoz, a former president of the Chicago Board of Education who now heads a federal agency that promotes international trade, and John Murphy, former superintendent of the Charlotte, N.C., school system.
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March 1, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dashing here and there, Det. Corrie Malinka filled water glasses and brought napkins to a customer who asked for more. Nearby, Lt. Rick Papke stood between tables, peering anxiously at noontime diners to see if anything was needed. The LAPD Foothill Division investigator and lieutenant are more accustomed to gathering evidence and capturing criminals.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Fiery talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. may be trying to buy his low-rated TV show in a last-minute bid to save it from cancellation, but a spokesman for the companies that produce and distribute it said Monday he doesn't know exactly what Downey plans. "We don't know any details of this supposed deal," said John Murphy. He referred to reports quoting Downey as saying he intends to start negotiations to buy his show from Quantum Media Inc., which produces it, and MCA Television, which syndicates it. Downey told New York papers that he would change the show from a daily to a weekly series, adding, "My position is and always has been that five times a week is overexposure for this type of persona."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1988 | CRAIG LEE
Band: Pixies. Personnel: Black Francis, vocals, guitar; Mrs. John Murphy, bass, vocals; David Lovering, drums; Joey Santiago, guitar. History: Former L.A. resident Francis dropped out of his Boston college to start a rock 'n' roll band and teamed up with the Philippines-raised Santiago. A newspaper ad netted Mrs. John Murphy (who doesn't reveal her first name to the media), and the group met Lovering through Murphy's husband.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | David Nelson
An Irish mist seemed to diffuse the light in the Omni San Diego ballroom Friday when John Murphy--by popular consensus, San Diego's best-loved Irishman--jigged to the stage to accept the 1988 Community Achievement Award given him by the local branch of the American Ireland Fund. The mist moistened many an eye--not only when Murphy accepted his award, but throughout the evening, as the non-Irish contingent of the 550 guests seemed to turn green with envy at the thought of a heritage missed.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1988
John J. Murphy has been named president of Canada Wire and Cable Inc., a marketing and sales subsidiary of manufacturer Noranda Inc., with offices in Long Beach. He previously was vice president.
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