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October 2, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD
The UC Irvine men's soccer team has suffered a spate of minor injuries recently. The solution? Plenty of ankle bandages and a large dose of John O'Brien. O'Brien, a sophomore midfielder who was named first-team All-Big West as a freshman last season, has the ability to fill in where needed. Need extra offensive punch up front? Move up O'Brien. Missing a sweeper? Move O'Brien back and let the defense depend on him. Irvine was clinging to a 2-1 lead Friday at San Jose State.
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July 19, 2009 | Erin O'Brien, O'Brien is the author of the novel "Harvey & Eck."
In the spring of 1990, while my brother, John O'Brien, was reveling in the impending publication of his first novel, "Leaving Las Vegas," he was also writing another novel, "Better" (Akashic Books: 198 pp., $15.95 paper). John, profoundly alcoholic, took his life in April 1994, a few weeks after signing off on the film rights for "Leaving Las Vegas."
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BUSINESS
July 21, 1990
At tennis matches, I've seen a lot of tennis, but I've never seen a performance of sex. Unlike Margaret Court, I wasn't afraid to take my niece to see Martina (Navratilova) and Chris (Evert) play tennis, that her sexual identity would in any way be influenced. Admiring an athlete for his or her talent, determination and hard work makes sense. Expecting their personal lives to fit some unrealistic model is nonsense.
NEWS
January 25, 2004 | Marc Levy, Associated Press Writer
As a toddler, John O'Brien wasn't dealt much of a hand. His parents disappeared -- he was told they died in an accident -- and at 3, he and his brother were taken from their hometown in rural Snow Shoe, Pa., and placed at the Milton Hershey School for orphans. The school seemed big, the other boys intimidating. At one point, he fell off the playground monkey bars and cried, drawing the ridicule of older, bigger boys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Dr. John S. O'Brien, the UC San Diego researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Tay-Sachs disease and developed the first tests to identify the neurological disorder affecting mostly children of Eastern European Jewish background, has died. He was 66. O'Brien died at his La Jolla home Feb. 1, the university announced. The cause of death was not released.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2009 | Erin O'Brien, O'Brien is the author of the novel "Harvey & Eck."
In the spring of 1990, while my brother, John O'Brien, was reveling in the impending publication of his first novel, "Leaving Las Vegas," he was also writing another novel, "Better" (Akashic Books: 198 pp., $15.95 paper). John, profoundly alcoholic, took his life in April 1994, a few weeks after signing off on the film rights for "Leaving Las Vegas."
NEWS
September 30, 1994 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times. and
Art can make you think, and still have a heart. That concept is one of the central ideas of the exhibit, "Credo," organized by artist John O'Brien at the Brand Li brary Art Galleries. "I like to deal with work with emotional cores," said O'Brien, 38. Born in Japan, the son of an American military man, he lived all over the United States until he was 15, and then in Italy until he was 28.
NEWS
January 25, 2004 | Marc Levy, Associated Press Writer
As a toddler, John O'Brien wasn't dealt much of a hand. His parents disappeared -- he was told they died in an accident -- and at 3, he and his brother were taken from their hometown in rural Snow Shoe, Pa., and placed at the Milton Hershey School for orphans. The school seemed big, the other boys intimidating. At one point, he fell off the playground monkey bars and cried, drawing the ridicule of older, bigger boys.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1986
John O'Brien, executive vice president of Grumman Corp., has been elected president and chief operating officer of the Bethpage, N.Y., company. He will succeed George M. Skurla, 65, who retires at the end of the month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2007 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
THEY met in Paris in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. He was a struggling painter with a tiny apartment in Greenwich Village; she was a ballerina who lived in Marin County and danced in San Francisco. They married and had two daughters. He became successful enough to make a living with brush and easel. They moved to a tiny farm in Petaluma, where she taught ballet and he painted pricey Irish landscapes and Paris street scenes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Dr. John S. O'Brien, the UC San Diego researcher who discovered the genetic cause of Tay-Sachs disease and developed the first tests to identify the neurological disorder affecting mostly children of Eastern European Jewish background, has died. He was 66. O'Brien died at his La Jolla home Feb. 1, the university announced. The cause of death was not released.
NEWS
September 30, 1994 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times. and
Art can make you think, and still have a heart. That concept is one of the central ideas of the exhibit, "Credo," organized by artist John O'Brien at the Brand Li brary Art Galleries. "I like to deal with work with emotional cores," said O'Brien, 38. Born in Japan, the son of an American military man, he lived all over the United States until he was 15, and then in Italy until he was 28.
SPORTS
October 2, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD
The UC Irvine men's soccer team has suffered a spate of minor injuries recently. The solution? Plenty of ankle bandages and a large dose of John O'Brien. O'Brien, a sophomore midfielder who was named first-team All-Big West as a freshman last season, has the ability to fill in where needed. Need extra offensive punch up front? Move up O'Brien. Missing a sweeper? Move O'Brien back and let the defense depend on him. Irvine was clinging to a 2-1 lead Friday at San Jose State.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1990
At tennis matches, I've seen a lot of tennis, but I've never seen a performance of sex. Unlike Margaret Court, I wasn't afraid to take my niece to see Martina (Navratilova) and Chris (Evert) play tennis, that her sexual identity would in any way be influenced. Admiring an athlete for his or her talent, determination and hard work makes sense. Expecting their personal lives to fit some unrealistic model is nonsense.
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