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May 24, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chat with John White can be like a piece of his performance art--eccentric and elliptical, not spelling things out, yet somehow making its meaning clear. A fast, freewheeling outburst. White, now semiretired, began doing performance art in the '60s and recently talked about the new work he'll present tonight in a Santa Ana gallery. "I'm going to come down there," he said, gathering speed, "look things over and make a piece on the spot and do it that night."
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August 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
After the Civil Wars broke out with their 2011 debut, Joy Williams and John Paul White repeatedly insisted that the lovelorn lyrics on "Barton Hollow" weren't about them. Each was happily married to another person, they said; the intense romantic bond they conjured onstage was strictly an artistic creation, one that led to more than a half-million album sales, two Grammy Awards and superstar fans such as Adele and Taylor Swift, who recruited the folk-rock duo for a hit collaboration on the "Hunger Games" soundtrack.
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NEWS
August 14, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
A woman who allegedly shot a nurse in a hospital nursery this week had a rocky marriage with problems that ended up in three courts, records show. Sopehia White, 31, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges of attempted murder and child endangerment. Three babies were in the nursery at Corona Regional Medical Center during the attack Monday, hospital officials said. None of the babies was hurt, but nurse Elizabeth Staten, 30, was shot twice.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, President Obama's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, promised senators on Tuesday that tougher enforcement would be a high priority if she was confirmed. White, who spent the past decade in private practice, said her work for some leading Wall Street firms and figures would not hinder her ability to lead the SEC despite some concerns about potential conflicts of interest. "That does not change me as a person," she told the Senate Banking Committee.
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February 18, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - As a lawyer in private practice, Mary Jo White worked for Wall Street all-stars: banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., auditor Deloitte & Touche, former Bank of America Corp. chief Ken Lewis. White, President Obama's pick to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, even did legal work for former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta, the highest-profile catch in the federal government's crackdown on insider trading, according to disclosures White filed ahead of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors decided Tuesday not to charge a 7-year-old boy who stabbed his grandfather to death because he was defending his mother during a fight. The boy will be sent to therapy instead, said Richard Padzieski, chief of operations for the Wayne County prosecutor's office. "There's no culpability," Padzieski said. The boy stabbed John White, 48, in the lower back with a steak knife Sunday night, police said. White was pronounced dead 90 minutes later.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1988 | CATHY CURTIS
John White, who recently announced his retirement from performance art, has been exploring more traditional forms--sometimes with maddeningly elusive results. A series of "Kern Valley Landscape" paintings offer repeated spiraling tornado-like scribbles and vertical bands covered with a hard-to-decipher palimset of images that might be palm trees, buildings, bridges and air planes.
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April 26, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John White is well-respected on the Southern California performance-art scene, to the point where he now teaches the subject at UC Irvine. His own debut, however, was all wet. Dirty, too. Literally. White started in performance art in the late '60s by directing an anti-war "dirt event" on a hillside near the Hollywood sign. He and others plunged into a muddy pond, "tilled the soil" with hoes, buried a time capsule "to plant for the future" and built a "factory" out of sticks.
NEWS
September 21, 1988 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis is falling so far behind Vice President George Bush, in the view of some prominent Democrats, that they see Sunday's debate with Bush as perhaps Dukakis' last chance to breathe new life into his slumping campaign. Although Democratic Party Chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. insists that Dukakis' chances will improve as he engages Bush on the issues, several leading Democrats, including three former party chairmen--John White, Robert S.
SPORTS
October 2, 2012 | By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
USC's defense, coming off a season-best performance against California, probably can't wait to get to Salt Lake City for Thursday night's game against Utah. Among 120 major college teams, the Utes have triple-digit rankings in rushing, passing and total offense. Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn suffered a career-ending shoulder injury last month and top running back John White has been slowed by an ankle injury. But Utah, like the Trojans, had an open date last week, allowing White to heal in preparation for the Pac-12 Conference game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - As a lawyer in private practice, Mary Jo White worked for Wall Street all-stars: banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., auditor Deloitte & Touche, former Bank of America Corp. chief Ken Lewis. White, President Obama's pick to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, even did legal work for former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta, the highest-profile catch in the federal government's crackdown on insider trading, according to disclosures White filed ahead of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
SPORTS
October 2, 2012 | By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
USC's defense, coming off a season-best performance against California, probably can't wait to get to Salt Lake City for Thursday night's game against Utah. Among 120 major college teams, the Utes have triple-digit rankings in rushing, passing and total offense. Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn suffered a career-ending shoulder injury last month and top running back John White has been slowed by an ankle injury. But Utah, like the Trojans, had an open date last week, allowing White to heal in preparation for the Pac-12 Conference game at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2011 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage at the longtime home of the Grand Ole Opry. After all, less than two years ago Laura had never even ridden in a plane, much less visited country music's premiere live performance venue. But when the siblings settled in on a recent spring day onto one of the Ryman's wooden benches, which have been polished for decades by the backsides of countless country music enthusiasts, it was simply an interlude, one that pales in comparison to the surreal highlights they've experienced since the October release of their self-titled debut album, "The Secret Sisters.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 1997 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chat with John White can be like a piece of his performance art--eccentric and elliptical, not spelling things out, yet somehow making its meaning clear. A fast, freewheeling outburst. White, now semiretired, began doing performance art in the '60s and recently talked about the new work he'll present tonight in a Santa Ana gallery. "I'm going to come down there," he said, gathering speed, "look things over and make a piece on the spot and do it that night."
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors decided Tuesday not to charge a 7-year-old boy who stabbed his grandfather to death because he was defending his mother during a fight. The boy will be sent to therapy instead, said Richard Padzieski, chief of operations for the Wayne County prosecutor's office. "There's no culpability," Padzieski said. The boy stabbed John White, 48, in the lower back with a steak knife Sunday night, police said. White was pronounced dead 90 minutes later.
NEWS
May 12, 1996 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As investigators began searching for reasons why two military helicopters collided during maneuvers, a Defense Department official on Saturday defended the safety of the equipment involved, which included one of the oldest type of aircraft in military service. "These are good aircraft," said Deputy Secretary of Defense John White, who toured the crash site Saturday with senior officials. "Their safety record is very good."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, Times Staff Writer
With two raw chickens, a frozen burrito and a loaf of French bread, Tim Lu staged a wildly unconventional puppet show. Erin Witt shared her "morning ritual," riding a bicycle around the room while biting down on a ball of twine, then kneeling before a homemade altar, all to the loud buzz of an electric egg beater.
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September 30, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
John White believes that yard sales represent a lot more than just a culmination of someone's old junk. In fact, White, who calls himself a "junior anthropologist" after spending more than six years "studying" the sales, has created an installation in homage to them. "The yard sale or garage sale does have some social significance," said White, whose installation, "Yard Sales," is on view through Sunday at the USC Atelier in Santa Monica Place. "It reflects on our society as a throwaway culture.
SPORTS
June 16, 1995 | John Weyler
The last time Mike Bielecki pitched against the Chicago White Sox, he was just happy to be in the big leagues. After giving up only run in 6 1/3 innings and picking up his second victory of the season May 21 in Chicago, the veteran right-hander admitted he wasn't sure he was going to survive the cut when rosters had been trimmed to 25 a week earlier.
NEWS
January 22, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
John C. White, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and deputy agriculture secretary in the Jimmy Carter Administration, died Friday of pneumonia. He was 70. President Clinton, who worked with White on George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, said in a statement that he was "proud to have had the opportunity to work with him and learn from him."
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