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September 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football. " "He had the cigar, all that vodka," he recalls. "I almost threw him out of the booth myself. " It's not just the stories that are so captivating, either. It's The Voice, the envy of cellos everywhere.
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April 8, 2014 | By Lee Romney, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from a political-corruption and organized-crime probe, according to multiple local news outlets. Yee, 65, who has been suspended with pay, was arrested last month with two dozen others in connection with a broad sweep targeting alleged organized crime and political corruption in San Francisco. A grand jury released indictments against the men last week. Yee faces a gun-trafficking charge and multiple counts of depriving the public of honest services.
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March 28, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Jackson came seemingly from nowhere to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Education, a young newcomer running as a champion of parents and the "problem children" he knew growing up in the city's historically black Western Addition. He disappeared from public prominence years ago after a troubled tenure on the board and for well over a decade earned a comfortable if unassuming living as a niche player in local politics, representing candidates and corporate interests before San Francisco's hard-pressed African American community.
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March 30, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO -  If there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster traffic in automatic rifles and rocket launchers is beyond hypocrisy. It's sick. The obligatory insert here: Everyone is presumed innocent until proved guilty in court. But no one I've talked to presumes any innocence in this sordid case.
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September 20, 1990 | Staff and Wire Reports
In a surprise move, Keith Jackson, Philadelphia's Pro Bowl tight end, ended his two-month holdout--in time to play against the Rams Sunday at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson, who caught 144 passes in his first two pro seasons, had said he would not report to the team until the final two years of his contract were reworked. The contract remains the same, but he came in anyway. . . .
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January 11, 1987 | United Press International
The name Keith Jackson comes up and one sport leaps to mind: college football. Jackson would prefer not to be associated solely with the sport he has broadcast for more than a decade for ABC. Jackson, doing college basketball this winter for the network, would rather be known as a jack-of-all trades. To go a step further, he would just as soon be known as a newsman covering sports. "I'd rather be known as a professional than a specialist," Jackson said.
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October 21, 1995
Tight end Keith Jackson ended his three-month contract holdout and reported to the Green Bay Packers, who obtained him in a trade last March with the Miami Dolphins. Sherman Lewis, the Packers' offensive coordinator, said he thinks Jackson could contribute as early as the Oct. 29 game at Detroit. Jackson, an eight-year pro and five-time Pro Bowl player, caught 59 passes for 673 yards and seven touchdowns with Miami last season.
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September 9, 1988 | Larry Stewart
On Saturday, Keith Jackson will drive from his hillside home in Sherman Oaks to the Rose Bowl, where he will do the play-by-play on that evening's ABC telecast of the UCLA-Nebraska football game. On Sept. 24, he'll drive to the Coliseum to announce the USC-Oklahoma game. To Jackson, those are plum assignments. "I'm one guy who loves to drive to work," Jackson said. Usually, Jackson flies to work.
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September 20, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI
In a surprise move, Keith Jackson, the Philadelphia Eagles' Pro Bowl tight end, ended his two-month holdout Wednesday--in time to play against the Rams Sunday at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson, who caught 144 passes and was the NFC's starting tight end in the Pro Bowl in his first two pro seasons, said he would not report to the team until the final two years of his contract were reworked. The contract remains the same, but he came in, anyway.
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April 8, 2014 | By Lee Romney, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from a political-corruption and organized-crime probe, according to multiple local news outlets. Yee, 65, who has been suspended with pay, was arrested last month with two dozen others in connection with a broad sweep targeting alleged organized crime and political corruption in San Francisco. A grand jury released indictments against the men last week. Yee faces a gun-trafficking charge and multiple counts of depriving the public of honest services.
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March 28, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Jackson came seemingly from nowhere to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Education, a young newcomer running as a champion of parents and the "problem children" he knew growing up in the city's historically black Western Addition. He disappeared from public prominence years ago after a troubled tenure on the board and for well over a decade earned a comfortable if unassuming living as a niche player in local politics, representing candidates and corporate interests before San Francisco's hard-pressed African American community.
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March 27, 2014 | By Melanie Mason, Maura Dolan and Joe Mozingo
The public-corruption case filed against state Sen. Leland Yee on Wednesday could mark an abrupt end to the prestigious, and sometimes divisive, political career of one of the most prominent figures in California's Democratic legislative majority. After prosecutors unsealed a federal indictment accusing Yee of sidestepping campaign donation rules in exchange for political favors, and of engaging in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Wednesday  called on the San Francisco Democrat to either resign or face swift suspension by his colleagues.
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March 27, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- There's no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves. Democratic strategist Nathan Ballard, who spent a decade working in City Hall, said Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was one of those characters. “I just remember him showing up at events and trying to get pictures with politicians,” Ballard said. The Chinatown gangster was trying to make a name for himself as a legitimate community leader after being released from prison in 2003.
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March 26, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart. A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted donations in return for connecting an Italian gangster from New Jersey with an international arms dealer. The gangster was an undercover federal agent. Although Yee is better known as a gun control advocate in the Capitol, the complaint says he talked tough about having shady contacts who could obtain automatic weapons.
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March 26, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against state Sen. Leland Yee in court Wednesday, accusing him of conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms. In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by well-known Chinatown figure Raymond Chow, who was also arrested and charged Wednesday. The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator.
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March 3, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court upheld a death sentence Monday for a man who was forced to wear a stun belt during his trial, rejecting arguments that the prospect of being electrically shocked adversely affected his demeanor before jurors. In a 6-1 decision, the majority noted that the prosecution had conceded the court erred in requiring the stun belt, but the justices concluded that it did not affect the outcome of the trial. The ruling came in an appeal by Jonathan Keith Jackson, who was convicted of murdering Monique Cleveland during an attempted drug-related robbery in Riverside County in 1996 and attempting to murder her husband, Robert.
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December 5, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Whoa, Nellie, do I miss Keith Jackson. The real Keith Jackson. The boom and the FUMMMM-BLE! and the crescendo of sincere, corn-bread emotion. The rolling thunder. The audio conduit to the power and the glory of college football for decades. That sputtering, distant guy who called the Florida State-Florida game last Saturday? The mumbles? The play-by-play that meandered into something approaching free verse and only vaguely matched the pictures being televised?
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January 14, 1993 | Associated Press
Keith Jackson, the Dolphins' Pro Bowl tight end, did not practice Wednesday because of a shoulder injury. Jackson is listed as probable for Sunday's game. "He was the only one who missed practice," Coach Don Shula said. "He feels he'll be ready to play. We didn't want to put him in pads and have him bumping around today." Jackson, who joined the Dolphins as a free agent in September, had four catches for 53 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-0 victory over San Diego last Sunday.
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September 10, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Keith Jackson has some stories, all right. Of riding his horse four miles to his rural Georgia high school. Of nights carousing with Paul "Bear" Bryant. Of the time Howard Cosell, smelling like a Russian distillery, set Jackson's pants on fire during a telecast of "Monday Night Football. " "He had the cigar, all that vodka," he recalls. "I almost threw him out of the booth myself. " It's not just the stories that are so captivating, either. It's The Voice, the envy of cellos everywhere.
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August 9, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc, Joseph Serna and Carla Rivera
BANNING - As the Silver fire continued to spread Friday in Riverside County, crews battled flames on the ground and from the sky, and weary residents who lost their homes struggled with the question of whether to rebuild. Burning about 90 miles east of Los Angeles in the San Jacinto Mountains, the Silver fire has blackened about 17,500 acres and destroyed 26 homes. Six people have been injured - a firefighter and five civilians. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the county late Friday.
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