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September 2, 1988
The Utah Jazz signed 6-foot 10-inch center Jose Ortiz to a multi-year contract.
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September 3, 1988
The Utah Jazz announced that 6-foot 11-inch backup center Mel Turpin has been traded to Zaragoza, Spain, for 6-10 center Jose Ortiz. Ortiz, formerly of Oregon State, was drafted No.1 by the Jazz in 1987 but chose to play in Spain. He was the Pacific 10 player of the year in 1987, when he averaged 22.3 points and 8.7 rebounds a game.
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NEWS
June 9, 1986
A man chasing two gunmen who tried to rob his friend was shot and killed. Carlos Rodriguez, 26, was inside a house on 4th Street off Western Avenue when he heard a woman screaming for help, looked outside and saw two men trying to rob his friend, Jose Ortiz, 30, and a woman. Rodriguez and Ortiz dashed down an alley after the two, who stopped, turned and fired. Rodriguez was mortally wounded, and Ortiz was hospitalized in stable condition with a leg wound.
SPORTS
February 19, 1987 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
UCLA plays Oregon State tonight in a game that probably will determine the Pacific 10 championship. To observe this festive occasion, players from both teams are putting on their game faces. On the UCLA side, that means active faces. The mouths are moving, as usual. Just try to keep Reggie Miller from talking. But the Oregon State players are not saying anything. The Beavers' lips are sealed.
SPORTS
February 19, 1987 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
UCLA plays Oregon State tonight in a game that probably will determine the Pacific 10 championship. To observe this festive occasion, players from both teams are putting on their game faces. On the UCLA side, that means active faces. The mouths are moving, as usual. Just try to keep Reggie Miller from talking. But the Oregon State players are not saying anything. The Beavers' lips are sealed.
SPORTS
July 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jose Ortiz, formerly of the Utah Jazz, scored 26 points to lead Puerto Rico to a 93-86 victory over a team of United States Basketball League all-stars in the championship game of a tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Norris Coleman led the Americans with 29 points, including five three-pointers.
SPORTS
November 10, 1989 | Associated Press
The Utah Jazz has signed forward Nate Johnston to a one-year contract to fill the roster spot vacated by Jose Ortiz, who has been placed on the injured list due to mononucleosis. Johnston, a 6-foot-8 forward from Tampa, was to play tonight when the Jazz hosted the San Antonio Spurs, said personnel director Scott Layden. Johnston was drafted by Miami in the third round of the 1988 college draft. Last season, he played for the Quad City Thunder of the Canadian Basketball Assn.
NEWS
March 24, 1985
Three illegal aliens, who ran out of food and money, died after eating wild poisonous mushrooms they had picked. Two others are in critical condition, according to officials at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. The men, all Mexican nationals, apparently entered the country illegally about a month ago and were living in a shack near Escondido in northern San Diego County. The three dead are Jose Ortiz and Luis DeJesus, both thought to be in their 20s, and Anastasio Rodriquez, 43.
NEWS
August 13, 1987
Four Colombian citizens were arrested Wednesday as drug ring suspects by Los Angeles police narcotics investigators, who said they also seized about 500 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $85 million. The officers said they also confiscated $103,000 in cash and $16,000 in cashiers' checks. Police said the arrests came after a month-long surveillance of the Fullerton home of Luz Restrepo, 35, where most of the drug was reported found.
NEWS
June 9, 1986
A man chasing two gunmen who tried to rob his friend was shot and killed. Carlos Rodriguez, 26, was inside a house on 4th Street off Western Avenue when he heard a woman screaming for help, looked outside and saw two men trying to rob his friend, Jose Ortiz, 30, and a woman. Rodriguez and Ortiz dashed down an alley after the two, who stopped, turned and fired. Rodriguez was mortally wounded, and Ortiz was hospitalized in stable condition with a leg wound.
REAL ESTATE
October 19, 1986
The Jose Ortiz family of Romoland, which lost a child in a recent fire that also destroyed their home, now has a new home, thanks to the efforts of several members of the California Manufactured Housing Institute.
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