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February 2, 1997 | JONATHAN RAUCH, Jonathan Rauch, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, is author of "Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought" (University of Chicago) and "Demosclerosis" (Times Books)
In May 1995, William J. Bennett, the conservative moralist, and C. DeLores Tucker, who chairs the National Political Congress of Black Women, met with seven senior executives of Time Warner--the world's largest media company--to complain about rap songs published by the company's Interscope label. An aide to Bennett read aloud the lyrics to a song by the group Nine Inch Nails ("I'll make you suck it/Maybe I'll put a hole in your head/You know, just for the f--- of it").
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December 22, 2006 | Mary Esch, Associated Press
From the broad porch of his 200-year-old farmhouse, author Jon Katz gazed over an idyllic scene of hills and valley, one border collie lolling at his feet and two others pacing restlessly nearby. "A lot of people tell me I'm living their fantasy life," Katz said. "There are a lot of frustrated, alienated people who just aren't doing what they want. I think that's sad."
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May 19, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
The gaggle of well-wishers, including his girlfriend, had to wait. Jon Katz, the underappreciated star of Harvard-Westlake High, finally spent a few minutes with the media after a strong performance against Highland. Never flashy and sometimes forgotten, Katz almost always is near the top of the statistical chart for the Wolverines, who beat Highland, 12-15, 15-11, 15-3, 15-11, in a second-round Southern Section Division I playoff match Tuesday night at Harvard-Westlake.
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May 19, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
The gaggle of well-wishers, including his girlfriend, had to wait. Jon Katz, the underappreciated star of Harvard-Westlake High, finally spent a few minutes with the media after a strong performance against Highland. Never flashy and sometimes forgotten, Katz almost always is near the top of the statistical chart for the Wolverines, who beat Highland, 12-15, 15-11, 15-3, 15-11, in a second-round Southern Section Division I playoff match Tuesday night at Harvard-Westlake.
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March 6, 1999 | NORA GALLAGHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A self-described balding, out-of-shape former CBS producer--now a freelance writer--drives up to a cabin on top of a mountain in upper New York state. It's a mess: Surrounded by rotten wagon wheels, piles of firewood, a scum-topped plastic swimming pool, the cabin itself has ancient shag carpeting, plastic ceiling beams and a basement littered with mouse bodies. But Jon Katz is about to turn 50.
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December 22, 2006 | Mary Esch, Associated Press
From the broad porch of his 200-year-old farmhouse, author Jon Katz gazed over an idyllic scene of hills and valley, one border collie lolling at his feet and two others pacing restlessly nearby. "A lot of people tell me I'm living their fantasy life," Katz said. "There are a lot of frustrated, alienated people who just aren't doing what they want. I think that's sad."
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June 5, 1990
"Market research would never have endorsed CNN--no superstars, no chit-chat. But isn't one of the lessons of CNN's extraordinary success that the network refused to embrace broadcasting's obsession with anchors and simply made news available when people wanted it, not when networks felt like providing it?" --Former CBS News producer Jon Katz, in the Columbia Journalism Review.
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March 24, 1991 | Don G. Campbell
SIGN OFF by Jon Katz (Bantam Books: $18.95; 384 pp.). In this age of the hostile corporate takeover--particularly in the news business, where control too often falls to people who move their lips when they read--author Katz, a former producer at CBS Morning News, has struck gold with this scathing story of the fall of USB News to a rapacious real estate developer.
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June 17, 1999
Bill Strickland, Sr. Outside Hitter Harvard-Westlake The 6-9 Strickland led Wolverines in kills after missing most of junior season due to a broken foot. Signed with Stanford. . . Richard Nelson, Sr. Setter/Outside Hitter Alemany The 6-4 Nelson, an All-Southern Section Division II pick, led Indians to semifinals. A repeat member of the All-Region team, he has signed with UCLA. . . Mike Gledhill, Jr. Opposite Hitter Taft The 6-5 Gledhill was a key player in Toreadors' run to City Championship and was selected City co-player of the year.
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May 29, 1997 | LAUREN PETERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trying to take the middle of the road to the Southern Section Division III championship match, the Harvard-Westlake High boys' volleyball team found Santa Ynez in its path. Senior middle blocker Trevor Julian had 39 kills and 14 blocks for Harvard-Westlake, but the Wolverines fell to the two-time defending champion Pirates, 14-16, 15-11, 15-13, 15-8, in a semifinal match Wednesday night at Brentwood High.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1999 | NORA GALLAGHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A self-described balding, out-of-shape former CBS producer--now a freelance writer--drives up to a cabin on top of a mountain in upper New York state. It's a mess: Surrounded by rotten wagon wheels, piles of firewood, a scum-topped plastic swimming pool, the cabin itself has ancient shag carpeting, plastic ceiling beams and a basement littered with mouse bodies. But Jon Katz is about to turn 50.
BOOKS
February 2, 1997 | JONATHAN RAUCH, Jonathan Rauch, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, is author of "Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought" (University of Chicago) and "Demosclerosis" (Times Books)
In May 1995, William J. Bennett, the conservative moralist, and C. DeLores Tucker, who chairs the National Political Congress of Black Women, met with seven senior executives of Time Warner--the world's largest media company--to complain about rap songs published by the company's Interscope label. An aide to Bennett read aloud the lyrics to a song by the group Nine Inch Nails ("I'll make you suck it/Maybe I'll put a hole in your head/You know, just for the f--- of it").
SPORTS
March 17, 1999
Harvard-Westlake 14, Chaminade 4--Playing in their first varsity match, John Rubenstein and Greg Sher swept at No. 3 doubles for Harvard-Westlake, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1, in a Mission League match at Chaminade. VOLLEYBALL Monroe d. Grant, 15-12, 15-9, 12-15, 15-12--Jose Sanchez had 13 kills and 11 blocks for the host Vikings (4-0, 1-0) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference match. Ryan Diaz had 20 kills for Grant (3-1, 0-1). Harvard-Westlake d.
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