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January 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rapper ODB was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after a shootout with New York police. Russell Jones, the real name of the Wu-Tang Clan singer, and another man were driving a vehicle with its headlights off when police tried to pull them over in Brooklyn. An unmarked police car with four plainclothes officers chased Jones after he tried to flee, police said. He was later pulled over, and when two officers approached, two shots were fired from the driver's side, police said.
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January 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rapper ODB was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after a shootout with New York police. Russell Jones, the real name of the Wu-Tang Clan singer, and another man were driving a vehicle with its headlights off when police tried to pull them over in Brooklyn. An unmarked police car with four plainclothes officers chased Jones after he tried to flee, police said. He was later pulled over, and when two officers approached, two shots were fired from the driver's side, police said.
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SPORTS
May 31, 1992 | SCOTT ELLSWORTH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even among college basketball aficionados, Phil Woolpert is hardly a household name. It isn't because of his record. In 1955, at 39, he coached the University of San Francisco to an NCAA championship. A year later, he won it again, only one of nine coaches ever to repeat. And his 60-game winning streak at USF is still the second longest of any Division I school. Yet, even when he was posthumously enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
SPORTS
May 31, 1992 | SCOTT ELLSWORTH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even among college basketball aficionados, Phil Woolpert is hardly a household name. It isn't because of his record. In 1955, at 39, he coached the University of San Francisco to an NCAA championship. A year later, he won it again, only one of nine coaches ever to repeat. And his 60-game winning streak at USF is still the second longest of any Division I school. Yet, even when he was posthumously enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
NEWS
December 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
An album featuring 15 new songs by rapper O.D.B. is slated to hit stores Jan. 4, less than two months after his death. Cherry Jones, O.D.B.'s mother, and his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, said they were creating JC Records (Jarred Cherry Records) to release "Osirus," titled for one of his many nicknames. O.D.B. -- whose real name was Russell Jones -- died last month in a Manhattan recording studio. He was 35.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2005 | Richard Cromelin
When a new Ol' Dirty Bastard album comes out next month, it will include a tribute track to the late rapper from the surviving members of his group the Wu-Tang Clan. The song, tentatively titled "I Go Through Life," would be one of the few recordings in several years to feature all the members of the influential New York rap collective. "This is a gift to ODB and the fans, so the fans can feel our love," Wu Tang member and producer RZA told Billboard.
NEWS
March 21, 2002
* Super Furry Animals, "Rings Around the World," XL/Beggars Banquet. The Welsh quintet joins XTC, Pulp and Blur among Britain's rewarding, witty purveyors of imaginative pop and cultural anthropology. Also: Jimmy Buffett, "Far Side of the World," Mailboat Chicago Underground Duo, "Axis and Alignment," Thrill Jockey Custom, "Fast," ARTISTdirect Records Flogging Molly, "Drunken Lullabies," Side One Dummy Gov't Mule, "Live ... With a Little Help From Our Friends, Vol. 2," Evangeline Jay-Z and R.
NEWS
May 9, 2002
Den of Thieves (Black Dahlia Theatre, 5453 Pico Blvd., L.A., [323] 525-0070). Russell G. Jones, left, and Ana Ortiz star in Stephen Adly Guirgis' play about criminally minded New York City have-nots involved in an ill-considered heist. Under the direction of Matt Shakman, the play unfolds with crackling comic momentum and a screwball sweetness as unexpected as it is welcome. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. Ends May 26. $15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1989
The test results quoted in your editorial betray a pervasive lack of knowledge of history, literature and the humanities in general. No doubt many of the students tested were science or engineering majors, who have minimal academic requirements to meet in the humanities. The results reflect a devaluation of education for its own sake in our society in favor of education as a means to make money. On the other hand, I would be willing to wager that the people who devised the test could not explain what a logarithm is. RUSSELL K. JONES Manhattan Beach
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November 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
The rap artist O.D.B., who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died in a recording studio Saturday, his record label said. He was 35. O.D.B. had complained of chest pains before collapsing at the Manhattan studio, said Gabe Tesoriero, a spokesman for Roc-A-Fella Records. The cause of death was not immediately clear. "By the time the paramedic had reached him, they had pronounced him dead," Tesoriero said. Born Russell Jones in Brooklyn, O.D.B.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Troubled rapper O.D.B., in a coffin surrounded by red and white flowers, was remembered by family and friends at a Harlem church where the focus was on the positives in his life. "He just loved life," said his father, William Jones, a retired New York City Transit employee who now lives in Newport News, Va. He said he had last spoken to his son, born Russell Jones, about three weeks ago. Jones, 35, collapsed and died Saturday inside a Manhattan recording studio.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Surging imports helped Japan slash its trade surplus more than 50% in April, but economists said the narrowing trend is unlikely to last beyond this summer. The customs-cleared trade surplus dropped 50.4% to an unadjusted $3.54 billion in April from $7.29 billion a year earlier, the Finance Ministry reported today. Although the monthly decline was the sharpest since January, economists said the introduction of a consumption tax on April 1, 1989, had exaggerated the fall.
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