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November 10, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was the grand opening of Orange County's new Catholic high school, and Msgr. Michael A. Harris proudly surveyed the hundreds of students and parents who sat before him. To a roar of applause from the audience, he ripped open his black clerical shirt to reveal a Superman logo. The "S" stood for Santa Margarita High. Harris was the guiding force behind the new school and its first principal.
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September 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
As an offensive tackle at UCLA, Mike Harris had the unusual distinction of being named the Bruins' most improved offensive player two years in a row. But no such award could adequately capture the leap he has made since August. Harris, an undrafted rookie, will start at left tackle for the San Diego Chargers when they open the season Monday night at Oakland. That's right, a guy who didn't even hear his name read on draft weekend will now be protecting the blind side of Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers.
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October 22, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At an emotion-filled rally Friday afternoon, more than 350 parents, students and alumni of Santa Margarita High School gathered in support of Msgr. Michael Harris, the school's former principal, who has been accused by two former students of sexual misconduct. At one point during the 45-minute gathering, an airplane towing a banner in support of Harris flew over Santa Margarita Lake.
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January 2, 2008 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
A jailed drug dealer and his bankrupt wife allegedly duped a Los Angeles judge to obtain a $130-million default ruling against Death Row Records chief Marion "Suge" Knight, according to a legal motion expected to be the focus of a hearing today in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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January 2, 2008 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
A jailed drug dealer and his bankrupt wife allegedly duped a Los Angeles judge to obtain a $130-million default ruling against Death Row Records chief Marion "Suge" Knight, according to a legal motion expected to be the focus of a hearing today in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
SPORTS
September 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
As an offensive tackle at UCLA, Mike Harris had the unusual distinction of being named the Bruins' most improved offensive player two years in a row. But no such award could adequately capture the leap he has made since August. Harris, an undrafted rookie, will start at left tackle for the San Diego Chargers when they open the season Monday night at Oakland. That's right, a guy who didn't even hear his name read on draft weekend will now be protecting the blind side of Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers.
NEWS
September 1, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no doubt that Michael "Harry O" Harris has entrepreneurial instincts. Growing up in a Los Angeles neighborhood he calls "the low bottom," he became one of the region's most notorious crack dealers before he was arrested and sent to prison in 1987. Since being in prison, he has decided that his real talents lie in the entertainment business.
SPORTS
May 8, 1991
The administrators interviewed by the Times Orange County sports staff were Bonnie Stormont, Marina High School girls' athletic director; Monsignor Michael Harris, Santa Margarita principal; Jim Ryan, Foothill principal, and Stan Thomas, Southern Section commissioner of athletics. Two others--Peter Hartman, superintendent of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, and Bill Brand, Trabuco Hills principal--were invited but chose not to attend.
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April 22, 2002 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Orange County priest whose alleged molestations of a teenage boy led the Roman Catholic Church to pay a $5.2-million settlement has been hosting gatherings of young men in his home as part of an unpaid job as an advisor to college fraternities. As recently as April 6, Michael Harris hosted a retreat for Sigma Pi pledges from Cal State Long Beach at his Oceanside house, according to the chapter president.
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January 11, 2004 | Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen is a Times staff writer.
Step outside beneath the night sky, break away from the glow of city lights and the moon's bright cast, and the universe arches above you. Space becomes time and time a pathway to the instant of creation. As sailors once stood on Europe's western shore, as pioneers crowded the banks of the Missouri, today we gaze overhead and contemplate a wilderness of inconceivable proportions and surprising beauty.
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October 30, 2003 | William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
Two lawsuits filed against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange on Wednesday claim that the former principal of Mater Dei High School repeatedly molested two boys around 1980, at times in his office. The accusers are the latest to lodge sexual abuse allegations against Michael Harris, once a popular priest known as "Father Hollywood" to students.
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April 22, 2002 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Orange County priest whose alleged molestations of a teenage boy led the Roman Catholic Church to pay a $5.2-million settlement has been hosting gatherings of young men in his home as part of an unpaid job as an advisor to college fraternities. As recently as April 6, Michael Harris hosted a retreat for Sigma Pi pledges from Cal State Long Beach at his Oceanside house, according to the chapter president.
NEWS
November 10, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was the grand opening of Orange County's new Catholic high school, and Msgr. Michael A. Harris proudly surveyed the hundreds of students and parents who sat before him. To a roar of applause from the audience, he ripped open his black clerical shirt to reveal a Superman logo. The "S" stood for Santa Margarita High. Harris was the guiding force behind the new school and its first principal.
NEWS
September 1, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's no doubt that Michael "Harry O" Harris has entrepreneurial instincts. Growing up in a Los Angeles neighborhood he calls "the low bottom," he became one of the region's most notorious crack dealers before he was arrested and sent to prison in 1987. Since being in prison, he has decided that his real talents lie in the entertainment business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 16 years, it was a secret known only to Mark Curran, a few of his relatives and the closest of friends. Then last week, the Santa Ana tile setter read news reports that Msgr. Michael Harris, the popular founding principal of Santa Margarita High School, had been accused of molesting two boys when he was principal at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Then he saw John Barnett, Harris' attorney, blast the priest's accusers on television as two sick individuals.
NEWS
October 18, 1994 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and parents of former students flocked to the defense of Msgr. Michael Harris on Monday, a day after news reports that the popular former high school principal faced allegations that he had sexually molested at least two of his students. Struggling with their emotions, his many admirers reached for the right words, or the right anecdote, to describe Harris, who was the charismatic principal of Santa Ana's Mater Dei High School from 1978 to 1986.
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October 27, 1994 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 16 years, it was a secret known only to Mark Curran, a few of his relatives and the closest of friends. Then last week, the Santa Ana tile setter read news reports that Msgr. Michael Harris, the popular founding principal of Santa Margarita High School, had been accused of molesting two boys when he was principal at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. Then he saw John Barnett, Harris' attorney, blast the priest's accusers on television as two sick individuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At an emotion-filled rally Friday afternoon, more than 350 parents, students and alumni of Santa Margarita High School gathered in support of Msgr. Michael Harris, the school's former principal, who has been accused by two former students of sexual misconduct. At one point during the 45-minute gathering, an airplane towing a banner in support of Harris flew over Santa Margarita Lake.
NEWS
October 18, 1994 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and parents of former students flocked to the defense of Msgr. Michael Harris on Monday, a day after news reports that the popular former high school principal faced allegations that he had sexually molested at least two of his students. Struggling with their emotions, his many admirers reached for the right words, or the right anecdote, to describe Harris, who was the charismatic principal of Santa Ana's Mater Dei High School from 1978 to 1986.
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