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February 21, 2001 | Associated Press
The father of slain 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey said he surprised a burglar in his home Tuesday and "scuffled" with the man before the intruder fled. John Ramsey received some cuts and bruises and an injury to his left eye, said his physician, Richard Kauffman. He was able to call police minutes after the intruder left. "I'm fine," Ramsey said. Atlanta police said they didn't know whether the intruder knew Ramsey was the father of JonBenet, who was killed in her Boulder, Colo., home in 1996.
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March 14, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
JonBenet Ramsey's father, John Ramsey, has finally acknowledged what many Americans have long wanted to hear: He regrets showcasing his daughter in beauty pageants and parades. He also suggests that putting the girl front-and-center in the public eye might have contributed to the 6-year-old's killing. "We were so naïve," he told ABC . "I now believe with all my heart that it's not a good idea to put your child on public display. " Ramsey is currently promoting his new book, out Wednesday, about his struggle to recover from the death of his daughter, who would now be 21. John Ramsey said he's haunted, in particular, by an incident that occurred just before the girl's slaying, which took place the day after Christmas in 1996.
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SPORTS
January 26, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ramsey, 62, a familiar voice to Southern California sports fans for more than a quarter of a century, died early Thursday morning of a heart attack at Long Beach Veterans Hospital. Ramsey had been the public-address announcer for virtually every major sports team in the area. In recent years, he had been suffering from complications of diabetes.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said. The girl, 6, was found bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of her home in 1996. L. Lin Wood, an attorney for JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, called the announcement a "positive sign." Wood and Ramsey have been critical of previous police efforts, saying they unfairly focused on the family and ignored other evidence.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner said. The girl, 6, was found bludgeoned and strangled in the basement of her home in 1996. L. Lin Wood, an attorney for JonBenet's father, John Ramsey, called the announcement a "positive sign." Wood and Ramsey have been critical of previous police efforts, saying they unfairly focused on the family and ignored other evidence.
SPORTS
February 3, 1990
For over 20 years, at work or at play, in my car or at the games, I'll always remember that famous bellowing voice announcing such superstars as Garvey, Wills, Chamberlain, West, Gabriel, Youngblood, Dionne and Berry. Whether I was in a good mood or bad, it was always a pleasure to hear that ever-present foghorn. Thanks for the memories, John Ramsey. JIMMIE SHAW, Hermosa Beach
NEWS
December 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against John Ramsey brought by a man who claimed the father of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey had wrongfully accused him of the child's murder. But U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, ruling in Denver, said the man, Stephen Miles, will still be able to pursue a part of his original lawsuit that charged that the National Enquirer newspaper had wrongfully called him a pedophile.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
JonBenet Ramsey's father, John Ramsey, has finally acknowledged what many Americans have long wanted to hear: He regrets showcasing his daughter in beauty pageants and parades. He also suggests that putting the girl front-and-center in the public eye might have contributed to the 6-year-old's killing. "We were so naïve," he told ABC . "I now believe with all my heart that it's not a good idea to put your child on public display. " Ramsey is currently promoting his new book, out Wednesday, about his struggle to recover from the death of his daughter, who would now be 21. John Ramsey said he's haunted, in particular, by an incident that occurred just before the girl's slaying, which took place the day after Christmas in 1996.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
John Ramsey, the father of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, announced in Charlevoix that he would run for the Michigan state House. Ramsey joins five fellow Republicans and two Democrats seeking to represent a district in the northwest corner of the state's Lower Peninsula. "Borne out of the tragedy of the loss of our daughter, I have been given a platform -- one that I did not seek," Ramsey said in Charlevoix. "But my task, I believe, is to use that platform for good."
NATIONAL
August 29, 2006 | Stephanie Simon and Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writers
Prosecutors on Monday abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr, the itinerant schoolteacher arrested in the decade-old killing of JonBenet Ramsey, saying his DNA did not match blood recovered from the crime scene. Less than two weeks after flying Karr from Thailand to face charges -- an event that set off an international media circus -- Boulder County Dist. Atty.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2006 | Richard Fausset and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
Authorities in Thailand arrested an American man Wednesday in the slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, a major breakthrough in a decade-long mystery. The case has outlasted numerous investigators, spawned bitter lawsuits and media frenzies, and riveted a public that has followed a shifting cloud of suspicion that settled for a time over the young girl's parents. A source close to the investigation identified the suspect as John Mark Karr.
NATIONAL
May 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
John Ramsey, the father of slain child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, announced in Charlevoix that he would run for the Michigan state House. Ramsey joins five fellow Republicans and two Democrats seeking to represent a district in the northwest corner of the state's Lower Peninsula. "Borne out of the tragedy of the loss of our daughter, I have been given a platform -- one that I did not seek," Ramsey said in Charlevoix. "But my task, I believe, is to use that platform for good."
NEWS
December 25, 2003 | From Reuters
The parents of murdered 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey have filed a lawsuit against the Fox News network seeking $16 million in damages for a 2002 broadcast they say defamed them, their lawyer said Wednesday. In the suit, filed on Tuesday in federal court in Atlanta, the Ramseys objected to a report aired last year by the channel around the sixth anniversary of her death.
NEWS
February 21, 2001 | Associated Press
The father of slain 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey said he surprised a burglar in his home Tuesday and "scuffled" with the man before the intruder fled. John Ramsey received some cuts and bruises and an injury to his left eye, said his physician, Richard Kauffman. He was able to call police minutes after the intruder left. "I'm fine," Ramsey said. Atlanta police said they didn't know whether the intruder knew Ramsey was the father of JonBenet, who was killed in her Boulder, Colo., home in 1996.
NEWS
December 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against John Ramsey brought by a man who claimed the father of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey had wrongfully accused him of the child's murder. But U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, ruling in Denver, said the man, Stephen Miles, will still be able to pursue a part of his original lawsuit that charged that the National Enquirer newspaper had wrongfully called him a pedophile.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Directly answering for the first time the question that has hung over them ever since their daughter's slaying, JonBenet Ramsey's parents declared Thursday that they did not kill their little girl. "I'm appalled that anyone would think that John or I would be involved in such a hideous, heinous crime. I did not kill JonBenet. I did not have anything to do with it," said Patsy Ramsey, who with her husband broke four months of public silence.
NEWS
August 22, 1998 | Associated Press
JonBenet Ramsey's older brother was awake and asking questions when his mother called police to report the 6-year-old girl's disappearance, according to a digitally enhanced recording of the 911 tape. The information contradicts what John and Patsy Ramsey have told investigators about the events surrounding the Dec. 26, 1996, discovery of their daughter's beaten and strangled body. The Ramseys have said Burke, then 10, was asleep when Mrs. Ramsey found a ransom note and called police.
NEWS
August 22, 1998 | Associated Press
JonBenet Ramsey's older brother was awake and asking questions when his mother called police to report the 6-year-old girl's disappearance, according to a digitally enhanced recording of the 911 tape. The information contradicts what John and Patsy Ramsey have told investigators about the events surrounding the Dec. 26, 1996, discovery of their daughter's beaten and strangled body. The Ramseys have said Burke, then 10, was asleep when Mrs. Ramsey found a ransom note and called police.
NEWS
May 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Directly answering for the first time the question that has hung over them ever since their daughter's slaying, JonBenet Ramsey's parents declared Thursday that they did not kill their little girl. "I'm appalled that anyone would think that John or I would be involved in such a hideous, heinous crime. I did not kill JonBenet. I did not have anything to do with it," said Patsy Ramsey, who with her husband broke four months of public silence.
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