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June 12, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.
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March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In a recording played on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Jerry Sandusky said that Mike McQueary misinterpreted him showering with a young boy in Penn State football team facilities in 2001. Sandusky told documentary filmmaker John Ziegler that he does not understand how McQueary concluded “that sex was going on” when he witnessed Sandusky showering with a boy. “That would have been the last thing I would have thought about,” Sandusky said. “I would have thought maybe fooling around or something like that.” Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
"The John Ziegler Show" aired for the final time on Tuesday night on KFI-AM (640) and its firebrand host said his three-hour, five-nights-a-week broadcast had become a grind. "I have always had a love-hate relationship with talk radio," Ziegler told The Times. "At its best, it's a fantastic medium. At its worst it can drain your lifeblood. And I have had the lifeblood drained out of me for a period of time. It's time for me to move on from KFI's perspective and mine."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2009 | Lee Margulies
Talk show host John Ziegler, who joined the lineup at KGIL-AM (1260) only two weeks ago, already is getting more exposure on the station. His weekday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. show will be rebroadcast again each day from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Monday. Ziegler, a former host at KFI-AM (640), generated national attention during his first week at KGIL with an interview of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin about jokes David Letterman had made on his late-night CBS show. Ziegler previously had produced the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted."
SPORTS
May 21, 1988
John Ziegler, president of the National Hockey League, got one thing right. The recent fiasco with the walkout of league officials for a playoff game was a complete and total embarrassment for the NHL. Too bad he couldn't also recognize that blame for the incident rests squarely on his shoulders. MIKE BUELLER Simi Valley
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March 25, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
In a recording played on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Jerry Sandusky said that Mike McQueary misinterpreted him showering with a young boy in Penn State football team facilities in 2001. Sandusky told documentary filmmaker John Ziegler that he does not understand how McQueary concluded “that sex was going on” when he witnessed Sandusky showering with a boy. “That would have been the last thing I would have thought about,” Sandusky said. “I would have thought maybe fooling around or something like that.” Sandusky, 69, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
SPORTS
June 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Embattled National Hockey League President John Ziegler is expected to announce Friday that he will resign his position, effective before the start of next season, the Washington Post reported. Ziegler, 58, has been in office since 1977 and has survived several attempted coups. But after the league went through its 75th anniversary season with a U.S.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991
The FBI is investigating financial dealings between the NHL and the NHL Players Assn., according to Special Agent William McMullin, who confirmed that the probe was launched by the FBI's Boston office. The Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune reported in September the possibility of conflicts of interest--including actions taken by the NHLPA's outgoing executive director, Alan Eagleson.
SPORTS
June 13, 1992 | Associated Press
John Ziegler had no regrets about resigning as NHL president Friday after apparently being pushed out by a group of dissatisfied owners. "Gratitude, not regret, runs through my heart today," Ziegler told the NHL Board of Governors in announcing that he was quitting after 15 years. "I am distinctly privileged to have held one of the most cherished positions in the professional sports world."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
"The John Ziegler Show" aired for the final time on Tuesday night on KFI-AM (640) and its firebrand host said his three-hour, five-nights-a-week broadcast had become a grind. "I have always had a love-hate relationship with talk radio," Ziegler told The Times. "At its best, it's a fantastic medium. At its worst it can drain your lifeblood. And I have had the lifeblood drained out of me for a period of time. It's time for me to move on from KFI's perspective and mine."
OPINION
March 27, 2005 | Bob Sipchen
Outside the Tent is an experimental column in which the Los Angeles Times invites critics to give it a spanking for its shortcomings, real or imagined.
SPORTS
February 7, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where are the scars, Gary? Gary Bettman, the NHL's new commissioner, never picked up facial bruises playing games in Trois Rivieres, Quebec. He didn't travel snow-covered freeways to get from Kamloops, British Columbia, to Medicine Hat, Alberta, so he could scout some raw-boned defenseman. And he hasn't made a trade with Glen Sather. Hockey people are comfortable with hockey people. They talk the same language, using a curious blend of cliches and hockeyisms.
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October 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gil Stein's 100 days as president-elect of the NHL ended when he officially became the fifth president in league history. Stein was unanimously elected by the league's board of governors to succeed John Ziegler in June, about 10 days after Ziegler was forced out. Ziegler's term officially ended Wednesday. The board of governors also agreed to revamp the NHL's management structure and establish a commissioner to run the league.
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June 18, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The seemingly docile exit of NHL President John Ziegler was the first major surprise of hockey's traditionally quiet off-season. Now, less than two weeks later, the other shoe could drop during the NHL's Board of Governors meetings as legislation is considered that would essentially mean the gloves will be dropped for the last time--figuratively speaking. Fighting will probably never disappear from hockey, but there has been a slow, steady evolution among hockey's old guard.
SPORTS
June 13, 1992 | Associated Press
John Ziegler had no regrets about resigning as NHL president Friday after apparently being pushed out by a group of dissatisfied owners. "Gratitude, not regret, runs through my heart today," Ziegler told the NHL Board of Governors in announcing that he was quitting after 15 years. "I am distinctly privileged to have held one of the most cherished positions in the professional sports world."
OPINION
March 27, 2005 | Bob Sipchen
Outside the Tent is an experimental column in which the Los Angeles Times invites critics to give it a spanking for its shortcomings, real or imagined.
SPORTS
June 12, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ziegler's tenure as NHL president began in 1977 with cantankerous Harold Ballard mocking him, in public, as an "office clerk" and a "know-nothing shrimp." Such comments by the late owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs became much of the soundtrack for Ziegler's tumultuous 15-year reign as the league's president. Ziegler, 58, is expected to announce today that he will resign on Sept. 30.
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