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November 24, 2005 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
John Rice was a self-made millionaire who, at 2 feet 10 inches, was in the record books as one of the world's shortest twins. But neither his wealth nor his extremely diminutive stature are what people say they will most remember about him. Rice and his identical twin, Greg, are household names in Palm Beach County, Fla., where they prospered in real estate, ran a motivational company and attained celebrity as the improbable television pitchmen for a local pest control company.
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November 24, 2005 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
John Rice was a self-made millionaire who, at 2 feet 10 inches, was in the record books as one of the world's shortest twins. But neither his wealth nor his extremely diminutive stature are what people say they will most remember about him. Rice and his identical twin, Greg, are household names in Palm Beach County, Fla., where they prospered in real estate, ran a motivational company and attained celebrity as the improbable television pitchmen for a local pest control company.
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November 3, 1992 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Testifying on his own behalf Monday, a Navy man said he killed his best friend and another man after being teased and sexually assaulted. Christopher Welters, an 18-year-old Minnesota native, is on trial for murder and faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Welters is accused of killing his best friend, Thomas John Gulka, 22, and Thomas Wayne Grant, 24, on March 31.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Tuesday nominated his most trusted foreign policy advisor, Condoleezza Rice, to be the next secretary of State, a move that signaled a desire to elevate the importance of diplomacy in his second term while raising questions about whether his inner circle would include fewer dissenting voices. In a distinctly warm and personal speech in the White House, Bush praised Rice for "her sound and steady judgment" during the four years she served as his national security advisor.
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April 6, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
When they captured the White House for a third successive term last November, Republicans began to dream once again of achieving a partisan realignment that would establish them as the undisputed majority party. But the defeat Tuesday of a Republican candidate in a special House race in Alabama--the second such setback in as many weeks--drove home the point that the GOP goal of extending the party's dominance from the White House to Congress remains as elusive as ever.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2004 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Tuesday nominated his most trusted foreign policy advisor, Condoleezza Rice, to be the next secretary of State, a move that signaled a desire to elevate the importance of diplomacy in his second term while raising questions about whether his inner circle would include fewer dissenting voices. In a distinctly warm and personal speech in the White House, Bush praised Rice for "her sound and steady judgment" during the four years she served as his national security advisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Rev. John Wesley Rice Jr., whose story was told at the GOP convention by daughter and newly appointed National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, died at his home Sunday after a long illness. He was 77. In August, Condoleezza Rice told the nation about her father's experience registering as a Republican in the segregated South. The Democrats in Birmingham, Ala.
NEWS
August 9, 1992 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Rice Irwin knows all about life deep in the hollows of Appalachia. Others can learn about it, he reckons, by getting a look at Uncle Henry Moss's peg leg or the hog trough of Old Jim Smith, who lived his whole life in a cave. It's the stuff of these hardy folk that Irwin has collected, aided by a $345,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" a few years ago.
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April 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Democrat Glen Browder was sworn in today as the House's newest member, replacing veteran Rep. Bill Nichols (D-Ala.), who died in December. Browder, who won a special election April 4 to take the Third District seat, took the oath of office from Speaker Jim Wright in the well of the House. The margin of Browder's victory over Republican state Sen. John Rice--65% to 35%--was a surprise and a blow to Republican hopes to end its minority status in the House. The current breakdown in the House is 260 Democrats, 174 Republicans and one vacancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991
A former Maywood police officer and two former Orange County sheriff's deputies were sentenced to two months in jail Tuesday for beating and threatening an inmate after an off-duty night of drinking. One-time Maywood policeman Michael Elliott, 32, and former Orange County deputies Ivan Budiselich and John Rice, both 26, were ordered to perform 250 to 275 hours of community service and were placed on three years' probation for the March 23, 1990, cellblock attack. All three have lost their jobs.
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December 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Rev. John Wesley Rice Jr., whose story was told at the GOP convention by daughter and newly appointed National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, died at his home Sunday after a long illness. He was 77. In August, Condoleezza Rice told the nation about her father's experience registering as a Republican in the segregated South. The Democrats in Birmingham, Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1992 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Testifying on his own behalf Monday, a Navy man said he killed his best friend and another man after being teased and sexually assaulted. Christopher Welters, an 18-year-old Minnesota native, is on trial for murder and faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Welters is accused of killing his best friend, Thomas John Gulka, 22, and Thomas Wayne Grant, 24, on March 31.
NEWS
August 9, 1992 | DUNCAN MANSFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
John Rice Irwin knows all about life deep in the hollows of Appalachia. Others can learn about it, he reckons, by getting a look at Uncle Henry Moss's peg leg or the hog trough of Old Jim Smith, who lived his whole life in a cave. It's the stuff of these hardy folk that Irwin has collected, aided by a $345,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" a few years ago.
NEWS
April 6, 1989 | ROBERT SHOGAN, Times Political Writer
When they captured the White House for a third successive term last November, Republicans began to dream once again of achieving a partisan realignment that would establish them as the undisputed majority party. But the defeat Tuesday of a Republican candidate in a special House race in Alabama--the second such setback in as many weeks--drove home the point that the GOP goal of extending the party's dominance from the White House to Congress remains as elusive as ever.
SPORTS
May 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
California and NCAA champion North Carolina are among the 16 teams that will play in the Preseason NIT next season. The others are Kansas, Minnesota, Santa Clara, Western Kentucky, Massachusetts, St. John's, Cincinnati, Rice, Georgia, Cleveland State, Butler, Alabama State, Towson State and Western Michigan.
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April 21, 1986
You say that the Doonesbury strips "grossly exaggerate the real and alleged transgressions of many Reagan Administration appointees." Why don't you apply the same criteria relative to overdrawn and unfair to Conrad? JOHN A. RICE SR. Huntington Beach
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