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June 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A young matador returned to a Barcelona ring five years after quitting at the peak of his career, enduring a terrifying near-goring to win standing ovations in a Spanish city known for strong sentiments against the sport. A sellout crowd of 20,000 watched as Jose Tomas, 31, performed in his turquoise and gold suit. At one point, he was briefly pinned by a bull but rolled away unscathed. Scalpers reportedly got more than $5,000 for some tickets.
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April 26, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Spanish matador Jose Tomas, one of the world's most famous and dramatic bullfighters, was severely gored by a half-ton bull in a Mexican arena and is in critical condition, doctors said Sunday. Tomas is expected to survive after undergoing more than three hours of emergency surgery overnight following his injury Saturday afternoon. "There has been slight improvement, but he's still in grave condition," Dr. Geronimo Aguayo said in a statement released by Tomas' hospital in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes.
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April 26, 2010 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Spanish matador Jose Tomas, one of the world's most famous and dramatic bullfighters, was severely gored by a half-ton bull in a Mexican arena and is in critical condition, doctors said Sunday. Tomas is expected to survive after undergoing more than three hours of emergency surgery overnight following his injury Saturday afternoon. "There has been slight improvement, but he's still in grave condition," Dr. Geronimo Aguayo said in a statement released by Tomas' hospital in the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes.
WORLD
June 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A young matador returned to a Barcelona ring five years after quitting at the peak of his career, enduring a terrifying near-goring to win standing ovations in a Spanish city known for strong sentiments against the sport. A sellout crowd of 20,000 watched as Jose Tomas, 31, performed in his turquoise and gold suit. At one point, he was briefly pinned by a bull but rolled away unscathed. Scalpers reportedly got more than $5,000 for some tickets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999
He was born Dec. 21, 1896, in Bogota, Colombia. For more than 50 years, he worked for the Columbian Stock Exchange as a broker. After retiring, he moved to Oxnard in the late 1960s. He became bored with retirement so he became a maintenance worker at St. John's Regional Medical Center. Rodriguez retired again in 1980. He was a parishioner of Santa Clara and Sacred Heart churches.
NEWS
July 5, 1987
A land mine set by U.S.-backed contras killed a Salvadoran friar in Nicaragua and injured three people traveling with him, Managua radio said. State-run Voice of Nicaragua said that Brother Jose Tomas Agustin Zabaleta, whom the radio originally identified as a priest, was killed while traveling a rural road 70 miles northeast of Managua.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2009 | Anna Gorman
Two illegal immigrants were found Tuesday at a house where they had reportedly been held hostage by smugglers since Christmas Day. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were serving a search warrant at the house when they found a man inside being beaten by a suspected smuggler, authorities said. The Salvadoran national told agents he had been smuggled into the U.S. and was supposed to pay a $5,000 fee when he arrived. While he was at the house, smugglers allegedly beat him, assaulted him with a stun gun and denied him food.
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July 7, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Declaring that foreign affairs is none of its business, the state Senate on Thursday scuttled a proposal calling on President Bush and Congress to reassess U.S. policy toward El Salvador. The action occurred shortly after a labor leader from El Salvador, Jose Tomas Mazariego, a recent victim of kidnap and torture, was introduced to the Senate, given a warm round of applause and presented with a framed commendatory resolution. His host, Sen.
WORLD
October 16, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Angostura, hulking and black, with the number 12 branded into his side, probably doesn't know he's green. He is one of Spain's legendary "fighting bulls," and his benefits to the environment constitute a new argument used by aficionados to defend bullfighting, a life-and-death pageantry entwined with Spanish national identity and a bloody inspiration through the ages to painters and poets from Goya to Hemingway.
SPORTS
January 2, 2000 |
Thanks to Pavel Bure, Mike Vernon got the victory. That's all that really mattered to the Florida Panthers. Bure equaled a career high with four goals, while Vernon weathered a shaky debut as the Panthers' goalie by finishing strong Saturday to hold off the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning, 7-5, at Sunrise, Fla.
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October 14, 1999
He was born Dec. 21, 1896, in Bogota, Colombia. For more than 50 years, he worked for the Columbian Stock Exchange as a broker. After retiring, he moved to Oxnard in the late 1960s. He became bored with retirement so he became a maintenance worker at St. John's Regional Medical Center. Rodriguez retired again in 1980. He was a parishioner of Santa Clara and Sacred Heart churches.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1988 | MICHAEL ARKUSH
Listening to the street sounds by his Northridge home, Greg Newton dreams about the sweet sounds of another town: Moscow. Newton, a classical guitarist who studied under Andres Segovia, plans to perform in five Soviet cities--Moscow, Leningrad, Volgograd, Kiev and Odessa--next May in a privately sponsored "Musicians to Moscow" tour. His fascination with Soviet culture parallels his longtime devotion to music.
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June 17, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Fans laid on a hero's welcome when Jose Tomas made a triumphal return to professional bullfighting in Barcelona three years ago, ending a much-lamented retirement. But when Tomas arrives here next month for another comeback of sorts — one of his first engagements since being badly gored in Mexico in April — the celebrated matador could find himself in quite a different position: as an outlaw. Regional lawmakers are expected to decide soon whether to abolish bullfighting once and for all here in Catalonia.
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