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February 6, 1994
So quickly I forgot the things that brought me joy, The way a blind man assumes the obvious dark Of a familiar room, atlas of rug and banister, The depths of stairs, the torque of glass knobs, The durable links compounding out of ease, So many strong and nurturing people that I loved Dimmed among habits.
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January 25, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN
San Diego junior middleweight Rodney Jones will risk his No. 1 contende r ranking in the World Boxing Organization tonight against Jaime Lerma of Honolulu in the 10-round main event at the Arrowhead Pond. Jones, 30, has won his last 16 fights, 11 by knockout, but a loss to Lerma (25-7, 18 knockouts) would probably ruin his chance to fight for the WBO title. So why bother fighting Lerma, a 26 year-old with a powerful right hand?
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July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Illinois basketball player Rodney Jones was arrested today after a fight at a fast-food restaurant in which police said a security guard was beaten. The 6-foot-8 senior center was arrested and charged with aggravated battery about 30 minutes after the incident. The police said the beating of the 31-year-old security guard, who sustained cuts and bruises on his head and face, apparently followed an argument between rival teams in town for the Prairie State Games.
SPORTS
April 7, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior middleweight contender "Rockin" Rodney Jones rocked journeyman Luis Vazquez all night long, winning a lopsided 10-round decision in Monday's main event at the Arrowhead Pond in front of an announced crowd of 3,255. Jones (20-2) started slowly, but took control in the middle rounds and had Vazquez (28-16) of Culiacan, Mexico, hanging on as the final bell sounded. "I was trying to see if I could put him away," said Jones, who has won 15 consecutive fights.
SPORTS
January 25, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN
San Diego junior middleweight Rodney Jones will risk his No. 1 contende r ranking in the World Boxing Organization tonight against Jaime Lerma of Honolulu in the 10-round main event at the Arrowhead Pond. Jones, 30, has won his last 16 fights, 11 by knockout, but a loss to Lerma (25-7, 18 knockouts) would probably ruin his chance to fight for the WBO title. So why bother fighting Lerma, a 26 year-old with a powerful right hand?
SPORTS
April 7, 1998 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Junior middleweight contender "Rockin" Rodney Jones rocked journeyman Luis Vazquez all night long, winning a lopsided 10-round decision in Monday's main event at the Arrowhead Pond in front of an announced crowd of 3,255. Jones (20-2) started slowly, but took control in the middle rounds and had Vazquez (28-16) of Culiacan, Mexico, hanging on as the final bell sounded. "I was trying to see if I could put him away," said Jones, who has won 15 consecutive fights.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Rodney Jones, a professor of English at Southern Illinois University, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University. Jones was honored for his book "Salvation Blues," published by Houghton Mifflin last year. Claremont selected Seattle-based Eric McHenry, author of "Potscrubber Lullabies," for the $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The awards will be presented April 24 in a ceremony at the Herbert Zipper Concert Hall in L.A. that is open to the public.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1999 | Bloomberg News
A Michigan state jury ordered General Motors Corp. to pay $3.75 million to a man who claims his seat belt's failure caused him to be thrown from his 1985 Chevrolet conversion van in a 1995 crash in which he was hit broadside by a minivan and suffered brain damage. However, the jury also found that the man himself, Rodney Jones, was 25% at fault for his injuries. Jones' attorneys argued that "inertial buckle release" caused their client's properly latched seat belt to fail.
SPORTS
January 17, 1989
San Diego State reserve guard Rodney Jones, who sprained his left foot and ankle against Utah Saturday, is expected to miss the Aztecs' home games this week against Texas El Paso and New Mexico, trainer Brian Barry said. Jones is averaging 3.1 points and 8.6 minutes per game. Senior forward Sam Johnson, also bothered by a sprained left ankle, is probable for Thursday's game against UTEP, Barry said.
BOOKS
February 6, 1994
So quickly I forgot the things that brought me joy, The way a blind man assumes the obvious dark Of a familiar room, atlas of rug and banister, The depths of stairs, the torque of glass knobs, The durable links compounding out of ease, So many strong and nurturing people that I loved Dimmed among habits.
SPORTS
July 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Illinois basketball player Rodney Jones was arrested today after a fight at a fast-food restaurant in which police said a security guard was beaten. The 6-foot-8 senior center was arrested and charged with aggravated battery about 30 minutes after the incident. The police said the beating of the 31-year-old security guard, who sustained cuts and bruises on his head and face, apparently followed an argument between rival teams in town for the Prairie State Games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
The district attorney's office said Friday that two San Diego police officers were legally justified when they shot two suspects near Logan Heights. Ramon Joseph Rachel, 25, and Rodney Jones, 26, were both wounded in the May 31 confrontation with Officers Sylvester Wade and Jeff Durbin, said Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller. The two officers were chasing a car with six to seven men inside who were believed to be armed with automatic weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Four people were reportedly found slain in a Fontana home on Monday night. Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones told NBC4 Los Angeles that there were “multiple homicides” in the home on the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue.  KABC-TV reported that four people had been found dead, but it was unclear whether the victims were related. Fontana police could not be immediately reached by telephone late Monday to provide further details about the incident. ALSO: Man's body found in MacArthur Park Lake Los Angeles homicides plunge, especially in Valley Hospital: Family must find facility willing to take 'a deceased person' emily.alpert@latimes.com Twitter:
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