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April 5, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY
Two brothers and a female relative were stabbed with knives and beaten with baseball bats early Tuesday morning during a burglary of their Woodland Hills apartment, police said. Det. Bob Howe of Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division said three masked burglars broke a window about 2:15 a.m. and entered the Topanga Canyon Boulevard apartment where John Powell, 20, and Charles Powell, 18, were sleeping. The burglars beat the men with bats, Howe said.
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July 22, 2001 | PATRICIA LIMERICK, Patricia Limerick is the author of "Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West." She chairs the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado
Heroes have always been hard to persuade to hold still. Even when they seem thoroughly fastened to their pedestals, their human complexities are certain to loosen the bolts that were supposed to hold them upright. In 1954, in what might prove to be the last successful installation of a Western American hero, Wallace Stegner published "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY
Two brothers and a female relative were stabbed with knives and beaten with baseball bats early Tuesday morning during a burglary of their Woodland Hills apartment, police said. Det. Bob Howe of Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division said three masked burglars broke a window about 2:15 a.m. and entered the Topanga Canyon Boulevard apartment where John Powell, 20, and Charles Powell, 18, were sleeping. The burglars beat the men with bats, Howe said.
SPORTS
September 5, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
John Powell said Friday, in announcing his retirement, that he's a 40-year-old discus thrower with arthritis all over his body. The one thing for sure about that announcement is that Powell is 40. That's a fact. Everything else was said with Powell's tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Powell, the put-on artist, has conned the world again. He got the silver medal in the discus Friday night at track and field's World Championships while passing on his last three throws in the final.
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March 14, 1986 | the View staff
John Powell and his wife, Illana, had nothing better to do in October of 1984, so they decided to ride their bicycles from San Jose to Tiera del Fuego at the southern-most tip of Argentina. They got back to California last week, having found the excursion required 12 months to complete, what with a six-month stay forced on them in Chile to recover from a severe parasitic infection.
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February 4, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The Athletics Congress, which governs track and field in the United States, suspended four more athletes Friday for participating last October in a series of unsanctioned meets in South Africa. Most severely penalized was 4-time Olympian John Powell, a discus thrower from Cupertino, Calif., who was suspended for 6 years.
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July 22, 2001 | PATRICIA LIMERICK, Patricia Limerick is the author of "Something in the Soil: Legacies and Reckonings in the New West." She chairs the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado
Heroes have always been hard to persuade to hold still. Even when they seem thoroughly fastened to their pedestals, their human complexities are certain to loosen the bolts that were supposed to hold them upright. In 1954, in what might prove to be the last successful installation of a Western American hero, Wallace Stegner published "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1986 | From Associated Press
A survivor of a "Night Stalker" attack picked out defendant Richard Ramirez in court Tuesday as the man who shot her and fled from her apartment building moments before she found her roommate slain. Maria Hernandez, who was wounded in the hand, said Ramirez was the man who crept up on her with a gun on March 17, 1985, as she was about to enter her condominium in suburban Rosemead. "(I heard) a noise from behind me," Hernandez, 30, testified. "I turned around to see what the noise was.
SPORTS
February 4, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
The Athletics Congress, which governs track and field in the United States, suspended four more athletes Friday for participating last October in a series of unsanctioned meets in South Africa. Most severely penalized was 4-time Olympian John Powell, a discus thrower from Cupertino, Calif., who was suspended for 6 years.
SPORTS
September 5, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
John Powell said Friday, in announcing his retirement, that he's a 40-year-old discus thrower with arthritis all over his body. The one thing for sure about that announcement is that Powell is 40. That's a fact. Everything else was said with Powell's tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Powell, the put-on artist, has conned the world again. He got the silver medal in the discus Friday night at track and field's World Championships while passing on his last three throws in the final.
NEWS
March 14, 1986 | the View staff
John Powell and his wife, Illana, had nothing better to do in October of 1984, so they decided to ride their bicycles from San Jose to Tiera del Fuego at the southern-most tip of Argentina. They got back to California last week, having found the excursion required 12 months to complete, what with a six-month stay forced on them in Chile to recover from a severe parasitic infection.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A Dallas man who spent years recounting his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam has been revealed as a fraud. John Powell, 57, told his wife, friends, veterans and others that he spent more than three years in captivity, even sharing his story in articles and videos, the Dallas Morning News reported. But when he tried to get a fishing boat under the guise of being a former POW, veterans investigated and discovered he never served in Vietnam.
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