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January 31, 1991 | Reuters
Artist Wassef Mwafi, 35, has laid down his brush and is learning to use a gun along with thousands of Jordanians who want to defend their country and, if possible, fight for Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Jordanian officials said Wednesday that 323,000 men and women have volunteered for the Popular Army since Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait. The volunteers, aged 16 to 55, include doctors, engineers, lawyers, laborers, industrialists and Bedouins.
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February 26, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Mr. Smiley Face came to town, providing DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers a chance to do their usual thing against the Houston Rockets. Have a nice day. Dwight Howard actually didn't look happy for most of the Rockets' 101-93 loss Wednesday night at Staples Center, perhaps mindful that he was not the best defensive player on the floor. That title went to Jordan, a 6-foot-11, 265-pound block of granite with an equally massive accelerator. He was citius , altius , fortius without needing a passport to Sochi.
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NEWS
October 11, 1990 | Reuters
Prime Minister Mudar Badran told Parliament on Wednesday that he would consider popular demands to arm civilians to defend Jordan against Israel, Speaker Suleiman Arar said. Many deputies in the 80-seat Parliament want the government to buy light weapons and train all able-bodied Jordanians.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
LA JOLLA - On the first day of the Clippers' training camp here Tuesday, Coach Doc Rivers praised DeAndre Jordan , saying his center was "fantastic today" in a defensive role. And that is where Rivers wants Jordan to make his mark on the game for the Clippers. "You don't have to do it on the offensive end to be a star," Rivers said after the first of twice-daily practices on UC San Diego's campus. "You can be a star and a winner by doing it on [defense]. He was pretty much that today.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
LA JOLLA - On the first day of the Clippers' training camp here Tuesday, Coach Doc Rivers praised DeAndre Jordan , saying his center was "fantastic today" in a defensive role. And that is where Rivers wants Jordan to make his mark on the game for the Clippers. "You don't have to do it on the offensive end to be a star," Rivers said after the first of twice-daily practices on UC San Diego's campus. "You can be a star and a winner by doing it on [defense]. He was pretty much that today.
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Mr. Smiley Face came to town, providing DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers a chance to do their usual thing against the Houston Rockets. Have a nice day. Dwight Howard actually didn't look happy for most of the Rockets' 101-93 loss Wednesday night at Staples Center, perhaps mindful that he was not the best defensive player on the floor. That title went to Jordan, a 6-foot-11, 265-pound block of granite with an equally massive accelerator. He was citius , altius , fortius without needing a passport to Sochi.
SPORTS
May 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Forward Dennis Rodman, the Detroit Pistons' outstanding sixth man, and Chicago's Michael Jordan, the NBA scoring champion, head the league's All-Defensive team announced today. In balloting by the league's coaches, Rodman received 23 of a possible 24 first-team votes, plus one second-team vote, for a total of 47 points. Two points were awarded for a first-team vote and one point for a second-team vote. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jordan, the Bulls' high-scoring guard, was second in the voting with 39 points.
SPORTS
April 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Offense is not the only part of Michael Jordan's game. Jordan, winner of a record ninth NBA scoring title this season, is the second player in league history to be selected to the all-defensive first team eight times. Jordan tied Bobby Jones for the honor Tuesday when he was voted to the team by the league's coaches.
SPORTS
June 1, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's more a sign of the times than a geographical fact, so don't hold the Chicago Bulls too literally to this one. Besides, this is their day in the sand dune. A team that is known for offense, with the most explosive player of all, the Bulls have played defense throughout the playoffs, which, many would argue, is a more important ingredient to winning an NBA title.
SPORTS
April 26, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The conversations between 23-year-old DeAndre Jordan and Chauncey Billups have been along the lines of a professor's engaging his student. It has been the wise Billups offering wisdom from his 15 years of NBA experience to the willing Jordan, much of it focused on how the young Clippers center can provide the team with a unique presence that can be similar to Ben Wallace's during his heyday with the Detroit Pistons. Billups has told Jordan that he can be a game-changer on defense, a force in the middle, an intimidator and a key rebounder — some of the traits Billups saw firsthand while playing with Wallace in Detroit.
SPORTS
April 26, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The conversations between 23-year-old DeAndre Jordan and Chauncey Billups have been along the lines of a professor's engaging his student. It has been the wise Billups offering wisdom from his 15 years of NBA experience to the willing Jordan, much of it focused on how the young Clippers center can provide the team with a unique presence that can be similar to Ben Wallace's during his heyday with the Detroit Pistons. Billups has told Jordan that he can be a game-changer on defense, a force in the middle, an intimidator and a key rebounder — some of the traits Billups saw firsthand while playing with Wallace in Detroit.
SPORTS
April 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Offense is not the only part of Michael Jordan's game. Jordan, winner of a record ninth NBA scoring title this season, is the second player in league history to be selected to the all-defensive first team eight times. Jordan tied Bobby Jones for the honor Tuesday when he was voted to the team by the league's coaches.
SPORTS
June 1, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's more a sign of the times than a geographical fact, so don't hold the Chicago Bulls too literally to this one. Besides, this is their day in the sand dune. A team that is known for offense, with the most explosive player of all, the Bulls have played defense throughout the playoffs, which, many would argue, is a more important ingredient to winning an NBA title.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | Reuters
Artist Wassef Mwafi, 35, has laid down his brush and is learning to use a gun along with thousands of Jordanians who want to defend their country and, if possible, fight for Iraq's Saddam Hussein. Jordanian officials said Wednesday that 323,000 men and women have volunteered for the Popular Army since Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait. The volunteers, aged 16 to 55, include doctors, engineers, lawyers, laborers, industrialists and Bedouins.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | Reuters
Prime Minister Mudar Badran told Parliament on Wednesday that he would consider popular demands to arm civilians to defend Jordan against Israel, Speaker Suleiman Arar said. Many deputies in the 80-seat Parliament want the government to buy light weapons and train all able-bodied Jordanians.
SPORTS
May 18, 1989 | From Times wire services
Forward Dennis Rodman, the Detroit Pistons' outstanding sixth man, and Chicago's Michael Jordan, the NBA scoring champion, head the league's All-Defensive team announced today. In balloting by the league's coaches, Rodman received 23 of a possible 24 first-team votes, plus one second-team vote, for a total of 47 points. Two points were awarded for a first-team vote and one point for a second-team vote. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own teams. Jordan, the Bulls' high-scoring guard, was second in the voting with 39 points.
NEWS
June 10, 1986
King Hussein of Jordan met with President Reagan at the White House, but U.S. officials said the visit is not expected to result in dramatic new moves to revive the stalled Mideast peace process. Hussein, in the United States for the high school graduations of his twin daughters, is also to confer with Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger on Mideast politics and Jordan's defense needs.
SPORTS
March 7, 1996 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
SOUTH BAY Long Beach Jordan's defense paved the way in a 54-38 victory over Victory Valley in the boys' Southern Section Division I-AA basketball final Saturday. Victor Valley, which came into the contest averaging 75 points, was held to six points in the third quarter and shot 17% in the second half. . . . Danielle Cassara led Millikan to three victories in the Fullerton softball tournament last weekend.
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