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March 4, 1992
John Wilson, 64, a founding dancer of the Joffrey Ballet. Born in Los Angeles, he earned a degree in music and languages from Pomona College and studied dance at New York's Juilliard School. He performed in the Joffrey on its first tour in 1956, and remained with the company for several years as a dancer and choreographer. On Feb. 24 in New York of AIDS.
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July 14, 2013
Toshi Seeger Partner in activism with husband Pete Seeger Toshi Seeger, 91, folk singer Pete Seeger's wife of 70 years and a close partner in his social and environmental activism, died Tuesday at the couple's home in Beacon in New York's Hudson Valley, according to family friend Thom Wolke. The cause was not immediately known. Toshi Aline Ohta Seeger was born in 1922 in Munich, Germany, to an American mother and a Japanese father and was brought to the United States as a baby.
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May 21, 1986 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
John J. Wilson, perhaps the most outspoken of Sen. Sam Ervin's sparring partners during the Watergate hearings, is dead. Wilson, who defended Nixon presidential aides John Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman during the televised hearings, was 84 and died of a heart condition on Sunday at his Washington home. The veteran attorney, who represented the Youngstown Sheet & Tubing Co. when President Harry S.
SPORTS
May 30, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
CITY SECTION DIVISION I PREVIEW Chatsworth (29-4) vs. Reseda Cleveland (26-7) at Dodger Stadium Today at 2 p.m. Why it matters: After three months of the City Section season, the championship game comes down to No. 1 vs. No. 2. Top-seeded Cleveland won the West Valley League title despite losing two of three games to the Chancellors.
BOOKS
November 3, 1985 | G. S. Rousseau, Rousseau, professor of English at UCLA, is serving as the Clark Library professor. and
The English aristocracy has always idolized Cromwell and his revolutionaries. Even some of Cromwell's best biographers have been aristocrats--Sir Charles Firth, Sir James Berry, most recently Lady Antonia Fraser--and as time passes, the Age of Cromwell seems to increase its appeal for England's upper classes. The present Lord Moran is no exception. Born John Wilson, the eldest son of Baron Moran, he succeeded to the title in 1977.
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November 8, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a frisky Little Leaguer, John Wilson played and played Thursday on the Cal State Northridge baseball field. The freshman third baseman breathed in warm autumn air, teased teammates, loosened his arm and acted every bit the promising ballplayer he is. It was hard to believe that only five weeks ago, Wilson was clinging to life after his father, Jack Allen Wilson, 41, allegedly shot him through the locked front door of the family's Reseda home.
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October 7, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
As his trusty driver steers him onto the race track, John Wilson pulls a knob in the back seat of his 1971 Cadillac to unfold the iron start gates on either side of his car. Nine horses come trotting toward him, each straining to get close to the rungs of the gate. He leads them slowly around the track at first, then faster, until the horses are thundering just inches from the fender.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1994 | DAN SEWELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
On the day he opened up shop, John Wilson's frame of mind about his prospects as the owner of a small business could be likened to his experience as a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan--high hopes and depressing reality. "I had gotten everything all set up--the letterheads, the forms, the business cards. I was ready," he recounts in the office of Wilson & Associates--the office being an upstairs room in his suburban Atlanta townhouse.
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July 15, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Playing soccer and hockey and riding astride 1,500-pound snorting, raging bulls helped prepare Stephen J. Wilson for the Marine Corps. So when he came to his mother in his senior year of high school and asked her to sign the papers allowing him to join the Marines at age 17, she wasn't surprised. She signed. "But it took the recruiting officer three visits to my home before I did," said Bonnie Lou Schreiner, who lives in Hidden Valley Lake in Northern California.
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August 22, 1999
Re "Ex-Playboy Playmate to Challenge Gallegly," Aug. 14. So Patricia McClain is competing with Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for a Congressional position. News flash, Sweetie! What Bill Clinton did with Monica in the Oval Office was disrespectful, sleazy and stupid. How has it opened the door for you? Good luck, Patricia, but Elton Gallegly does stand for family values quite different from those of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Save your filing fee and take your son out to dinner.
SPORTS
April 15, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
No. 20 Reseda Cleveland 3, No. 1 Chatsworth 2 Top contributors: Senior right-hander John Wilson (6-0) struck out 10, walked one and scattered seven hits for Cleveland. Danny Vidales had two hits for Cleveland. Derek Neely had an RBI double for Chatsworth, and Shawn Meusborn had two hits. The scoop: Cleveland ended a 19-game losing streak to the eight-time City Section champion Chancellors. Cleveland scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on a throwing error.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2008
AS THE founder-creator of the Razzie Awards, I rarely think any film critic is being too harsh, but in the case of Kenneth Turan's overly vicious (and often off-the-mark) review of "Hancock," I find myself thinking just that ["Self-Destructive," July 1]. Although "Hancock" is hardly a perfect picture, it does feature three top-billed actors, all giving terrific performances. It has a plot that is anything but predictable. And it manages the enviable feat of being both laugh-out-loud funny and eye-mistingly moving.
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July 15, 2007 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Playing soccer and hockey and riding astride 1,500-pound snorting, raging bulls helped prepare Stephen J. Wilson for the Marine Corps. So when he came to his mother in his senior year of high school and asked her to sign the papers allowing him to join the Marines at age 17, she wasn't surprised. She signed. "But it took the recruiting officer three visits to my home before I did," said Bonnie Lou Schreiner, who lives in Hidden Valley Lake in Northern California.
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August 29, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John S. Wilson, 89, the first New York Times critic to write exclusively about popular music and jazz, died Tuesday in Princeton, N.J. The cause of death was not reported. Wilson, who remained a freelance writer throughout his career, began contributing to the Times in 1952. He covered everything from cabaret to the folk revival, but was best known for his writing on jazz. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins named "John S.," a song on his album "The Bridge," in his honor. Born in Elizabeth, N.J.
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September 9, 2000 | BERNADETTE MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the preface to the inaugural volume of "The Best Christian Writing," series editor John Wilson states that the book's debut in the year 2000 is fitting because "roughly 2,000 years have passed since the birth of a Jewish boy, Yeshua (or Jesus)."
NEWS
October 6, 1999 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to learn something new about the Bible, you have to dig it up. John Wilson, an archeologist and Scripture scholar, decided that much 20 years ago. That led him to excavate Caesarea Philippi, an abandoned city in northern Israel near the Syrian border. Romans built it in the 1st century; the Gospel writers include it among the places Jesus visited. It is probably best known as the city set in the foothills of Mt. Hermon, where Jesus revealed his divine nature to his apostles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1985
Linda Purl in a series about the battle for control of a shipping empire, with "aspects of the occult"??? Hal Linden as a magician who moonlights as a detective, using his magic skills to solve crimes??? "Northstar," the story of an astronaut with "superhuman powers" he got while on a moonwalk one day--listed as a DRAMA???? Are you sure Margulies' article wasn't another in your series of satires on show business that one of your editors mistook for the genuine article? JOHN WILSON Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2008
AS THE founder-creator of the Razzie Awards, I rarely think any film critic is being too harsh, but in the case of Kenneth Turan's overly vicious (and often off-the-mark) review of "Hancock," I find myself thinking just that ["Self-Destructive," July 1]. Although "Hancock" is hardly a perfect picture, it does feature three top-billed actors, all giving terrific performances. It has a plot that is anything but predictable. And it manages the enviable feat of being both laugh-out-loud funny and eye-mistingly moving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999
Re "Ex-Playboy Playmate to Challenge Gallegly," Aug. 14. So Patricia McClain is competing with Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for a Congressional position. News flash, Sweetie! What Bill Clinton did with Monica in the Oval Office was disrespectful, sleazy and stupid. How has it opened the door for you? Good luck, Patricia, but Elton Gallegly does stand for family values quite different from those of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Save your filing fee and take your son out to dinner.
SPORTS
May 2, 1999 | TIM WHITMIRE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The letters John Wilson and his father write each other are not, in themselves, remarkable. John Wilson writes about playing baseball at the University of Kentucky, about trying to become the first person in his family to earn a college degree. His father, Jack Wilson, usually discusses life as a born-again Christian.
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