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February 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Coach John McKay has been heavily fined by the National Football League for ordering Tampa Bay to allow the New York Jets to score at will so his star tailback could try for an NFL record. The fine, believed to be the largest ever against an NFL coach, was levied by Commissioner Pete Rozelle for McKay's actions in Tampa Bay's 41-21 victory Dec. 16--the last day of the 1984 season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The burgeoning "Lego Movie" franchise has a new master builder: Chris McKay, who served as animation co-director on the first film. McKay has been hired to direct the 2017 sequel, according to a Deadline Hollywood report , taking the reins from "Lego Movie" directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. A Chicago native, McKay got his start in TV animation, winning an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network's "Robot Chicken. " He also worked on the Adult Swim series "Titan Maximum. " The "Lego" sequel will mark his first studio film as a director.
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NEWS
April 30, 1985 | Associated Press
The retrial of a veterinarian charged in the slaying of his deformed newborn son was delayed Monday to June 12 after attorneys for both sides requested a postponement. The first murder trial of Dr. Daniel McKay, 38, of Beecher, was declared a mistrial Feb. 14 when jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict. Lawyers for McKay contend he was temporarily insane when he dashed his son to the delivery room floor at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey minutes after the infant's birth.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories. He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was successful. Just wander onto the USC campus. There you will find a $70-millon state-of-the-art athletic facility named the John McKay Center. At the south entrance is a statue of a man, his hand on his chin as if pondering his next one-liner. Legends get statues.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | T.J. Simers
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor. Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone. Disney is good people. There is no announcement when he leaves Santa Anita, some 3-year-old horses drawing more attention than he does as he ends almost 60 years as a sports reporter and horse racing publicist. He's John McKay's first beat man at USC; the first reporter the Lakers would know upon their arrival; he is working as a colorful scribe before the Dodgers are here and before the Angels go major league.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1988
As a practicing criminal defense attorney, a registered Democrat and a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, I have never before found myself aligned with Meese on any issue. Now, however, I find myself compelled to write in support of the viewpoint recently expressed by Meese concerning the conduct of independent counsel McKay. If I understand Meese correctly, he contends it is improper for McKay, as a representative of the government, to publicly accuse Meese of specific criminal acts without affording Meese an opportunity to confront his accusers and a forum in which to vindicate himself.
SPORTS
January 9, 1993
In reading The Times' sports section lately, I find myself checking for a small note: An Official Publication of the USC Alumni Assn. I saw at least two articles referring to the then-upcoming Freedom Bowl as a no-win situation for the coach. This was an uncalled-for insult to the state college system. Not all your readers are USC alums. And then Jim Murray's column about USC tradition, Howard Jones, etc. How about Ted Tollner? How about McKay's graduation rate? Or the probation that accompanied Robinson's first tenure?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1989 | Kenneth T. Yamada
Haunted by the deaths of an aunt and two teen-age cousins in an accident caused by a drunk 17-year-old driver a decade ago, California Highway Patrol Officer Al Arredondo is determined to keep drunk drivers off the road. So while on the job, he keeps his eyes open for drunk drivers. And after work, Arredondo organizes high school assemblies, talks to driver-education classes and lectures community groups. He sometimes asks victims of drunk-driving accidents to help him spread the message that drinking and driving are a deadly combination.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2004
After reading and seeing Nellie McKay perform, Robert Hilburn's review is right on ("Young Singer, Old Soul," Feb. 29). How she stylizes a song, be it rap, jazz or pop, illustrates that her singing maturity is well beyond her 19 years. Like Joss Stone, she sings from the heart and puts her point across slyly, almost unknowingly, but always directly on target. Nellie will be a force to reckon with soon on the music scene. Glad she skipped "American Idol 2" and made it on her own. Go, Nellie.
SPORTS
June 11, 2001
CAREER From 1960 to 1975, John McKay built one of the most dominant programs in college football at USC. McKay led the Trojans to four national titles, nine Pacific 8 Conference championships and six bowl victories in nine appearances, among them five in the Rose Bowl in eight trips. He left USC after the 1975 season to become the first coach of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976.
SPORTS
October 17, 2012 | By Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times
A photo of Matt Barkley dozing on a couch in the McKay Center made the rounds Tuesday on Twitter, courtesy of USC linebacker Hayes Pullard. Barkley retweeted the photo and vowed revenge on Pullard, showing that the senior quarterback has not lost his sense of humor during a season in which he and the Trojans' offense have struggled to live up to expectations. As Coach Lane Kiffin noted this week, Barkley was "not going to be jumping up and down" with joy last Saturday after Kiffin turned conservative and Barkley passed only 20 times in a victory over Washington at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
SPORTS
October 7, 2012 | T.J. Simers
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor. Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone. Disney is good people. There is no announcement when he leaves Santa Anita, some 3-year-old horses drawing more attention than he does as he ends almost 60 years as a sports reporter and horse racing publicist. He's John McKay's first beat man at USC; the first reporter the Lakers would know upon their arrival; he is working as a colorful scribe before the Dodgers are here and before the Angels go major league.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC probably doesn't need another recruiting advantage. There was enough talent in the Trojans' last two classes to help warrant a preseason No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll, and there is more on the way in the class of 2013. But USC got another bump Tuesday. The school formally dedicated its gleaming $70-million John McKay Center, a 110,000-square-foot structure that features a floor dedicated to academic support, a basement with a gargantuan weight room, state-of-the-art athletic training facilities and plenty of tributes to former star athletes and five-star donors.
SPORTS
November 3, 2011 | By Chris Foster
This would be a problem for most teams. UCLA is down to third-stringers at both safety positions, according to how the depth chart read at the start of the season. Yet, Tevin McDonald and Stan McKay hardly seemed liabilities in the Bruins' 31-14 victory over California last Saturday. McDonald intercepted three passes. McKay tied for the team lead with six tackles. The Bruins have been without Tony Dye (neck injury) and Alex Mascarenas (concussion) for weeks, and lost Dietrich Riley (neck injury)
SPORTS
October 6, 2011 | By Gary Klein
USC players were off Thursday, but work continues seemingly nonstop on the new $70-million John McKay Center, which is rising on campus across the street from Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field. Workers broke ground on the 110,000-square-foot, three-level building in January and construction is on schedule to be finished by midsummer. Coach Lane Kiffin charts the building's progress every morning when he makes the short trek from Heritage Hall to the practice field. "The crews working over there amaze me," Kiffin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2011
MUSIC Taking on the role that won Susan Hayward an Oscar, Nellie McKay in her latest musical project gives voice to the lying, scheming Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber in California at San Quentin in 1955. "I Want to Live!" is a noir bad-girl tale, replete with prison lesbianism, so prepare to be scandalized. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $20. (323) 466-2210.
SPORTS
May 20, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hey, it was only a coin toss. That little pregame ceremony that precedes every football game. Nothing to get stressed about. But, hey, this was the Angelus League. Greg Willig, St. Paul High School's quarterback, had only one thought at that moment in 1987: heads or tails. He was being introduced to the Bishop Amat captains when . . . WHAM-O . "This little guy from Bishop Amat hit me," said Willig, who will be a senior this fall at Rice. "There were no words, he just threw a punch.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2011 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
"Matt Braunger. You know what I like about him? And here's a sign that I'm 43 years old. First off, he really makes me laugh. But also, I can watch him with my daughter. My 10-year-old daughter really likes him too. And in a smart way, she gets it. And he's not, like, filthy dirty. He's very likeable and fun, and yet it's smart at the same time. You know where I've seen Matt Braunger? I literally go on YouTube and I get all his videos, and we sit and watch him. I've never seen him live.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2010 | Mike Boehm
The Autry National Center of the American West took a step this week that underscores its oft-stated mission to tell the whole story of the West: Marshall McKay, chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Northern California will chair its board of trustees for the next two years, the first Native American to hold the top board post in the museum's 22-year history. "It's a double honor to have this bestowed on me," said McKay. "To come into this position is outstanding for a Native American.
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