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February 2, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insulated from the cold by thick-soled boots and a parkathat swallows him in its folds, John Nicks is a still and stolid figure in a tableau of bright and darting colors at the Ice Capades Chalet skating rink. As Nicks watches from a corner, U.S. men's figure skating champion Christopher Bowman flashes across the ice and soars toward the ceiling in an explosion of power. A few feet away, Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland, who were second in the pairs event at last month's U.S.
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September 16, 2011 | By Gary Klein
It's Thursday afternoon at The Pass, typically a slow time for the barbershop in South Los Angeles. But then The Pass rush begins. DaJohn Harris bursts through the doorway, followed by USC football teammate Nick Perry. Armond Armstead is right behind. With Syracuse coming to the Coliseum on Saturday, the Trojans defensive linemen are here for a game-week ritual. They've come for haircuts. "If you look good, you play good," Perry says. They've come for conversation.
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February 4, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insulated from the cold by thick-soled boots and a parka that seems to swallow him, John Nicks is a stolid figure in a tableau of bright and darting colors at the Ice Capades Chalet skating rink in Costa Mesa. As Nicks watches from a corner, U.S. men's figure skating champion Christopher Bowman flashes across the ice and soars into a jump. A few feet away, Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland, who were second in the pairs event at last month's U.S.
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January 22, 2010 | Philip Hersh
Sasha Cohen was the headliner. And she put on a brilliant show. Yet Mirai Nagasu upstaged Cohen on the judges' scorecards, which provided an accurate reflection of Thursday's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Nagasu "must have been pretty good to beat that performance," said Cohen's coach, John Nicks. Nagasu was, winning the short program with 70.06 points. Cohen was second at 69.63 and Rachael Flatt third at 69.35, leaving all in strong position to earn one of the two spots on the Olympic team.
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January 22, 2010 | Philip Hersh
Sasha Cohen was the headliner. And she put on a brilliant show. Yet Mirai Nagasu upstaged Cohen on the judges' scorecards, which provided an accurate reflection of Thursday's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Nagasu "must have been pretty good to beat that performance," said Cohen's coach, John Nicks. Nagasu was, winning the short program with 70.06 points. Cohen was second at 69.63 and Rachael Flatt third at 69.35, leaving all in strong position to earn one of the two spots on the Olympic team.
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February 9, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
The coach of two of the best, young, female figure skaters in the United States is 70 years old. "I'll be 71 in April," John Nicks says proudly. Most of us want to chop a year or a decade off our ages. Nicks is happy to rush to the next birthday. The coach of two of the best young, female figure skaters in the U.S. is the son of a British sporting goods store owner. His father introduced John and his sister, Jennifer, to the ice in Brighton when John was about 10 years old.
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July 9, 1989 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
For Sashi Kuchiki, the Olympic dream began in a dim, long-forgotten ice rink in Japan, a rink illuminated by a single light. Three decades later, Kuchiki is still pursuing that dream on ice, sometimes seven days a week, on well-lit, well-kept rinks all over Southern California. Not longer himself, though. At 51, his Olympic hopes are long gone. Now he skates for his daughters, Tamara, 14, and Natasha, 12. Both of the Canoga Park girls are rising stars in the skating universe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1999
Pepperdine University professor John D. Nicks Jr. of Westlake Village died Saturday at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. He was 58. Nicks was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Albuquerque. He attended grade school and high school there before enrolling at Abilene Christian University in Texas. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in religion. Nicks met his future wife at the university, and the couple married on June 2, 1961. Nicks moved from Texas to Corvallis, Ore.
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November 4, 2002 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
After yet another promising start dissolved into a dissatisfying result, Sasha Cohen knew she had reached a crossroads. The teenager from Laguna Niguel thought she was well prepared for this year's world championships, only to stumble on several elements she had nailed in practice. Her fourth-place finish was a wake-up call.
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February 23, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
In rock 'n' roll, it's supposed to work the other way around. From the Beatles to the recently late Replacements, the story usually unfolds the same way: Rambunctious youngsters get together, form a band and make it big. Then tempers flare, egos expand and solo careers blossom. Everyone knows that group tricks are for kids and solo careers are synonymous with middle age. The four members of the recently incorporated Little Village, though, somehow got this flight plan backward.
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November 4, 2002 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
After yet another promising start dissolved into a dissatisfying result, Sasha Cohen knew she had reached a crossroads. The teenager from Laguna Niguel thought she was well prepared for this year's world championships, only to stumble on several elements she had nailed in practice. Her fourth-place finish was a wake-up call.
SPORTS
February 9, 2000 | DIANE PUCIN
The coach of two of the best, young, female figure skaters in the United States is 70 years old. "I'll be 71 in April," John Nicks says proudly. Most of us want to chop a year or a decade off our ages. Nicks is happy to rush to the next birthday. The coach of two of the best young, female figure skaters in the U.S. is the son of a British sporting goods store owner. His father introduced John and his sister, Jennifer, to the ice in Brighton when John was about 10 years old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1999
Pepperdine University professor John D. Nicks Jr. of Westlake Village died Saturday at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. He was 58. Nicks was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Albuquerque. He attended grade school and high school there before enrolling at Abilene Christian University in Texas. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in religion. Nicks met his future wife at the university, and the couple married on June 2, 1961. Nicks moved from Texas to Corvallis, Ore.
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February 23, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a regular contributor to Calendar. and
In rock 'n' roll, it's supposed to work the other way around. From the Beatles to the recently late Replacements, the story usually unfolds the same way: Rambunctious youngsters get together, form a band and make it big. Then tempers flare, egos expand and solo careers blossom. Everyone knows that group tricks are for kids and solo careers are synonymous with middle age. The four members of the recently incorporated Little Village, though, somehow got this flight plan backward.
SPORTS
February 4, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insulated from the cold by thick-soled boots and a parka that seems to swallow him, John Nicks is a stolid figure in a tableau of bright and darting colors at the Ice Capades Chalet skating rink in Costa Mesa. As Nicks watches from a corner, U.S. men's figure skating champion Christopher Bowman flashes across the ice and soars into a jump. A few feet away, Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland, who were second in the pairs event at last month's U.S.
SPORTS
February 2, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insulated from the cold by thick-soled boots and a parkathat swallows him in its folds, John Nicks is a still and stolid figure in a tableau of bright and darting colors at the Ice Capades Chalet skating rink. As Nicks watches from a corner, U.S. men's figure skating champion Christopher Bowman flashes across the ice and soars toward the ceiling in an explosion of power. A few feet away, Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland, who were second in the pairs event at last month's U.S.
SPORTS
September 16, 2011 | By Gary Klein
It's Thursday afternoon at The Pass, typically a slow time for the barbershop in South Los Angeles. But then The Pass rush begins. DaJohn Harris bursts through the doorway, followed by USC football teammate Nick Perry. Armond Armstead is right behind. With Syracuse coming to the Coliseum on Saturday, the Trojans defensive linemen are here for a game-week ritual. They've come for haircuts. "If you look good, you play good," Perry says. They've come for conversation.
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