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October 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Gentleman Robert, wearing a pinstripe suit and maroon fedora, crooned the words to "It's All in the Game. " He wandered the room, singing to a few dozen people at a church on skid row. Jonathan James Brown donned a cowboy hat and sang the Muppets' "Rainbow Connection," enunciating each word just like Kermit. Linda Harris spun circles through the room, dancing with friends. Later, when her name was called, she grabbed the microphone and gestured with the confidence of a diva as she sang "I Hope You Dance.
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February 14, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The Tennessee man charged with blowing up his wife's parents with a package bomb worked with children at his church's Sunday school, ran a home restoration business out of his in-laws' backyard and was convicted of arson two decades ago, records show. Richard Dean Parker, 49, was being held in jail in lieu of $1-million bond after he was indicted in Lebanon, Tenn., on Thursday. He's been charged with two counts each of felony first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the deaths of septuagenarians Jon and Marion Setzer.
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June 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of Jarrell faced a sad schedule: travel to Georgetown, 14 miles away, to attend three funerals, one after another, for 10 former neighbors killed by Tuesday's tornado. At the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene they remembered Vicki Kehl Taylor, 36, and her 16-year-old son, Johnathan Lyle Kehl.
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October 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Gentleman Robert, wearing a pinstripe suit and maroon fedora, crooned the words to "It's All in the Game. " He wandered the room, singing to a few dozen people at a church on skid row. Jonathan James Brown donned a cowboy hat and sang the Muppets' "Rainbow Connection," enunciating each word just like Kermit. Linda Harris spun circles through the room, dancing with friends. Later, when her name was called, she grabbed the microphone and gestured with the confidence of a diva as she sang "I Hope You Dance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1989
The Church of the Nazarene is reaching out into the South-Central Los Angeles community with its "Church on Wheels." The mobile chapel is being used for children's Bible classes, puppet shows, Sunday services and inner-city ministries. Once a library bookmobile, the van has been outfitted with wooden pews that seat up to 35 adults or 50 children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997
Marie Harvey Toft, a 30-year resident of Ventura known for her skillful piano playing, died Monday following a brief illness. She was 93. Toft was born Sept. 13, 1903, in Charleston, W. Va. She was an accomplished pianist who taught children and adults, and shared her love of music at numerous churches in Southern California. Toft played at the First Church of the Nazarene in Ventura for 25 years and was a member of the Rhythmaires, a musical group at the Ventura Marina Mobile Home Park.
SPORTS
February 1, 1987
United States International University gained a 22-2 lead on its way to a 99-83 nonconference men's basketball victory over Utica College in Golden Hall Saturday night. USIU forward Kelly Andrews led all scorers with 27 points. Guards Russ Heicke and Mark Moses added 21 apiece for the Gulls (8-11), who equaled last year's win total with the victory. Forward Dan Krebs led Utica with 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. The Gulls shot 59.4% in the first half; Utica shot 36.8%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999
Ventura resident Thadis Richard McLeroy died Wednesday. He was 93. McLeroy was born May 20, 1905, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He moved to Ventura County in 1943 and worked in the transportation department at the U. S. Naval Construction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme during World War II. He later owned McLeroy Trucking Co. in Ventura. He helped build the Church of the Nazarene in Ventura and was an active member. McLeroy is survived by a son, Bob McLeroy; two daughters, Marie Parillo and Millie Guerra; two sisters, Geneva Goodman and Juanita Adams; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1987
A judge Tuesday refused to throw out a verdict awarded last month to a former parishioner against her Nazarene minister. County Superior Judge Richard J. Beacom rejected the request by the Rev. Marion McCandless, minister for 30 years of the Westminster Community Church of the Nazarene. McCandless was sued by Susan Battenschlag, who said the minister persuaded her to invest $100,000 in cash with him. He said he could double her money in nine months to a year.
NEWS
July 25, 2000
The dilemma one faces when attempting to avoid social sensitivities on pedestals of such absurd heights is forbidding as well as laughable ("Save the Crusaders? They Haven't Got a Prayer," July 17). Your observations are balanced, humorous, well-researched and a good read about a topic not necessarily easy to discuss publicly. How about the Wheaton, Holy Cross, Valparaiso and Point Loma Nazarene "All Saints"? No one should find fault with such aspirations, while at the same time providing the school(s)
SPORTS
November 6, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
The USC men's basketball team showcased its new up-tempo offense for fans for the first time Saturday in an exhibition game against Point Loma Nazarene at the Galen Center. And it worked ?for the first half, anyway, when the Trojans led by 27 points against a team that has one player taller than 6 feet 6. "And in the second half, we kind of bogged ourselves down and we didn't do a great job of running our lanes, [and] our bigs ran when they felt like it. " USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said after his team's 69-49 win. O'Neill wants a get-out-and-run offense largely because he has a point guard ?
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February 25, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun
Things started heating up inside skid row's Central City Community Church of the Nazarene moments after its doors opened for Sunday morning services of gospel music, prayer and redemption. Members of the church band, Skid Row Praise, sang, swayed and clapped hard and fast to the pounding of voices, percussion, organ, guitar and saxophone. Dozens of men and women, many of them homeless, danced in the aisles. Even Senior Pastor Jeffrey R. Thomas, 46, was rocking side to side when he stepped up to the pulpit, reveling in the unbridled energy.
SPORTS
March 21, 2001
Timothy Jara's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Vanguard a 1-0 victory over Point Loma Nazarene in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Point Loma. Marcus Harris (5-1) pitched a four-hit shutout for Vanguard (18-9). In Golden State Athletic Conference softball: Point Loma Nazarene 2-2, Concordia 1-3--With a run in the bottom of the seventh in the second game, the Eagles (19-13, 6-4) earned a split with the NAIA's third-ranked team.
NEWS
July 25, 2000
The dilemma one faces when attempting to avoid social sensitivities on pedestals of such absurd heights is forbidding as well as laughable ("Save the Crusaders? They Haven't Got a Prayer," July 17). Your observations are balanced, humorous, well-researched and a good read about a topic not necessarily easy to discuss publicly. How about the Wheaton, Holy Cross, Valparaiso and Point Loma Nazarene "All Saints"? No one should find fault with such aspirations, while at the same time providing the school(s)
SPORTS
March 31, 1999
Derek Patterson's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth gave Concordia a 5-4 victory over Point Loma Nazarene in a Golden State Athletic Conference baseball game Tuesday at Concordia. Patterson's double, his second of the game, came with one out and drove in Carlos Olmos and pinch runner Michael Oertly. Oertly scored from first after sliding around the tag attempt of Point Loma catcher James Peters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1999
Ventura resident Thadis Richard McLeroy died Wednesday. He was 93. McLeroy was born May 20, 1905, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He moved to Ventura County in 1943 and worked in the transportation department at the U. S. Naval Construction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme during World War II. He later owned McLeroy Trucking Co. in Ventura. He helped build the Church of the Nazarene in Ventura and was an active member. McLeroy is survived by a son, Bob McLeroy; two daughters, Marie Parillo and Millie Guerra; two sisters, Geneva Goodman and Juanita Adams; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
NEWS
December 12, 1985
The City Council Tuesday approved a conditional use permit for a proposed AM-PM Mini Market to sell beer and wine despite an earlier protest by church members and a letter of protest from an elementary school principal. The permit was approved 4-1, with Councilman Thomas Engle dissenting. The Rev. Gerald Brooks, senior pastor at Church of the Nazarene in Maywood, and church members have protested the granting of beer and wine sales requested by Atlantic Richfield Co.
NEWS
February 6, 1994
You could say the Church of the Nazarene is interested in a change of heart. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Santa Monica church is offering free "Love Transplants" for interested parishioners. But rest easy. Pastor Clarence Crites, who is making the offer via the church's outdoor marquee, assured us the operation is spiritual, not surgical, and involves love, not vital organs. * SACRAMENTO-BOUND?
SPORTS
December 20, 1998 | SCOTT MOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the Azusa Pacific and Olivet Nazarene offenses combined to score 194 points in the first three rounds of the playoffs, defense was the story in the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics football championship game Saturday. Azusa Pacific's defense made the two biggest plays of the game and the Cougars came from behind for a 17-14 victory before 5,000 at Jim Carroll Stadium to win their first national championship.
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