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July 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Spencer, 71, a three-time world champion of the game of pool known as snooker who also helped popularize the sport in Britain, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at a hospice in Bolton, England. Known as "Gentleman John" for his gracious manner and smart appearance, Spencer won the world title in 1969, 1971 and 1979. His rise paralleled the growth of color television, which also contributed to the game's popularity, because viewers could follow the colored balls in play.
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August 1, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and provides the researchers with fresh insight into this geophysically intriguing body. Enceladus, named after one of the giant children of mother Earth in Greek mythology, has long intrigued planetary scientists (as well as astrobiologists wondering if primitive life could exist in extreme environments)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John Spencer, an actor who received an Emmy Award for portraying the flawed but efficient chief of staff who anchored the large ensemble cast on NBC-TV's "The West Wing," died Friday morning. He was 58. Spencer died after suffering a heart attack, said Ron Hofmann, his publicist. He said the actor had fallen ill at home and died at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Spencer, 71, a three-time world champion of the game of pool known as snooker who also helped popularize the sport in Britain, died Tuesday of stomach cancer at a hospice in Bolton, England. Known as "Gentleman John" for his gracious manner and smart appearance, Spencer won the world title in 1969, 1971 and 1979. His rise paralleled the growth of color television, which also contributed to the game's popularity, because viewers could follow the colored balls in play.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
As Martin Glimmer, a merry, hacking wanderer of the night otherwise known as a former jazz sideman, John Spencer makes the most of the new Warren Leight play "Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine," now at the Mark Taper Forum. The performance is big. Best known as Leo McGarry on Aaron Sorkin's popular, speechifyin', Bush-administration antidote "The West Wing," Spencer takes the Taper stage and makes it his own, detonating Leight's one-liners like a wily terrorist.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
Just outside the rehearsal room at the Mark Taper Forum annex, a weary personal assistant waits for a break in the action to duck in with a tray full of frozen coffee drinks from Starbucks--four tall plastic cups filled with the sweet, milky, fashionable slush known as a Frappuccino. A jolt of caffeine, maybe, a sugar rush to keep the cast going until the rehearsal winds up at 11 p.m. True enough--except that all four of these out-sized beverages are for just one actor: John Spencer.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2006 | Susan King
KRISTIN CHENOWETH left the cast of the Broadway musical hit "Wicked" two years ago to play the part of Nicole Kidman's nosy neighbor in "Bewitched." The diminutive native of Broken Arrow, Okla., thought she'd be heading back to New York as soon as production was completed. But Chenoweth, who describes herself as an "old soul" and who turns 38 this month, is still here because her movie and TV career has been flourishing.
SCIENCE
August 1, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Enceladus, the icy moon that circles Saturn and shoots out jets of water, emits a much larger amount of water at the farthest point in its orbit, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The discovery backs up a years-old theory and provides the researchers with fresh insight into this geophysically intriguing body. Enceladus, named after one of the giant children of mother Earth in Greek mythology, has long intrigued planetary scientists (as well as astrobiologists wondering if primitive life could exist in extreme environments)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2000 | STEVEN LINAN
* The actor plays Leo McGarry on the NBC drama "The West Wing." Kickin' It: Because my weekdays are usually so intense, come weekends, I like to shut down, go to my house, put the business line on the machine and garden and read. I like really distracting things like Anne Rice or Stephen King. I do a lot of research for roles I'm working on so I'm keeping abreast of some political things that are going on. Green Thumb: I love gardening. I even did as a kid.
NEWS
March 30, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Princess Diana's father, the 8th Earl Spencer, died Sunday of a heart attack, a spokesman for Humana Wellington Hospital said. He was 68. The princess and her husband, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, were returning to London from a skiing vacation in Austria. The day before she left for Austria, the princess and her eldest son, 9-year-old Prince William, visited the earl at the hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2006 | Susan King
KRISTIN CHENOWETH left the cast of the Broadway musical hit "Wicked" two years ago to play the part of Nicole Kidman's nosy neighbor in "Bewitched." The diminutive native of Broken Arrow, Okla., thought she'd be heading back to New York as soon as production was completed. But Chenoweth, who describes herself as an "old soul" and who turns 38 this month, is still here because her movie and TV career has been flourishing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2005 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John Spencer, an actor who received an Emmy Award for portraying the flawed but efficient chief of staff who anchored the large ensemble cast on NBC-TV's "The West Wing," died Friday morning. He was 58. Spencer died after suffering a heart attack, said Ron Hofmann, his publicist. He said the actor had fallen ill at home and died at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
Just outside the rehearsal room at the Mark Taper Forum annex, a weary personal assistant waits for a break in the action to duck in with a tray full of frozen coffee drinks from Starbucks--four tall plastic cups filled with the sweet, milky, fashionable slush known as a Frappuccino. A jolt of caffeine, maybe, a sugar rush to keep the cast going until the rehearsal winds up at 11 p.m. True enough--except that all four of these out-sized beverages are for just one actor: John Spencer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
As Martin Glimmer, a merry, hacking wanderer of the night otherwise known as a former jazz sideman, John Spencer makes the most of the new Warren Leight play "Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine," now at the Mark Taper Forum. The performance is big. Best known as Leo McGarry on Aaron Sorkin's popular, speechifyin', Bush-administration antidote "The West Wing," Spencer takes the Taper stage and makes it his own, detonating Leight's one-liners like a wily terrorist.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2000 | STEVEN LINAN
* The actor plays Leo McGarry on the NBC drama "The West Wing." Kickin' It: Because my weekdays are usually so intense, come weekends, I like to shut down, go to my house, put the business line on the machine and garden and read. I like really distracting things like Anne Rice or Stephen King. I do a lot of research for roles I'm working on so I'm keeping abreast of some political things that are going on. Green Thumb: I love gardening. I even did as a kid.
NEWS
March 30, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Princess Diana's father, the 8th Earl Spencer, died Sunday of a heart attack, a spokesman for Humana Wellington Hospital said. He was 68. The princess and her husband, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, were returning to London from a skiing vacation in Austria. The day before she left for Austria, the princess and her eldest son, 9-year-old Prince William, visited the earl at the hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cops 'n' Wambaugh: Coming along on NBC next season will be "From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: Jury of One," starring John Spencer (who plays lawyer Tommy Mullaney on "L.A. Law"). The network says this will be the first drama in a potential series of movies inspired by the real-life experiences of Wambaugh, the author who was once a Los Angeles police officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Another Attorney: "L.A. Law," bracing for the prospective loss of three key cast members, has made Cecil Hoffmann the 15th regular on the NBC series. Hoffmann's character, assistant district attorney Zoey Clemmons, was introduced in last Thursday's episode as the ex-wife of attorney Tommy Mullaney (played by John Spencer). Hoffman's past credits include "Dream Street," "Wiseguy" and a recurring role on "The Guiding Light."
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