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June 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Tulane basketball star John (Hot Rod) Williams was an essential part of a point-shaving scheme last year and was amused by his part in fixing a game, witnesses said Wednesday. The witnesses were three fraternity brothers testifying in a plea bargain in Williams' trial on sports-bribery charges--Gary Kranz of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Mark Olensky of Fair Lawn, N.J., and David Rothenberg of Wilton, Conn.
February 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The Rev. Hosea Williams and seven other civil rights demonstrators were arrested today as they picketed a television talk show featuring residents of Forsyth County, which has no black residents. Oprah Winfrey, a black talk show hostess from Chicago, said she brought her program to the north Georgia county to find out "why this community has not allowed black people to live here since 1912."
December 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Teamsters President Roy L. Williams surrendered Tuesday at a federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term for a 1982 conviction of conspiring to bribe a U.S. senator. The ailing Williams, 70, arrived at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in a limousine about a half hour before a 5 p.m. deadline and was taken into the prison in his wheelchair. Williams on Monday was ordered to report to the facility by U.S.
April 19, 1996
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams on Thursday denied a published report stating that his 1988 transfer of Philadelphia police officers undercut a police sting operation. "I have no knowledge whatsoever of ever being informed . . . a pending sting or other actions on or about Oct. 13, 1988," Williams said in a written statement released by the LAPD. "If I had been so informed of such a plan, no movement of the targeted personnel would have been made." Williams was responding to a story in Wednesday's editions of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
February 9, 1987 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
It figures that a game in which Dave (Tiger) Williams is the star would be a wild one. And a loss for the Kings. Both were true in the Winnipeg Jets' 3-1 win over the Kings Sunday afternoon. The game was all out--the Jets scored two goals in the first five minutes on three shots on goal--and Williams' aggressive play provided the spark the Kings needed after sleepwalking through the first period. The Jets (31-20-5) scored 33 seconds into the game and made it 2-0 four minutes later.
May 3, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
"I said no at first," said JoBethWilliams. "Then I realized I couldn't bear the idea of another actress playing the part. So I did it." The role she hesitated over was that of Diane Freeling, the harassed mother in that blockbuster creepy "Poltergeist"--a movie some people found as frightening as "The Exorcist." It was when a sequel was pitched to her that she found herself dithering. "I turned it down without reading the script," she said this week.
December 12, 1985 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Many hockey observers thought that left wing Dave (Tiger) Williams was washed up when the Kings got him from the Detroit Red Wings last March. Few thought that the 31-year-old veteran would be back with the Kings this season. The Red Wings had given up on Williams, who had scored just three goals in 55 games, sending him to their minor league team in Adirondack, N.Y. "Basically we picked him up as playoff insurance," King Coach Pat Quinn said.
By all accounts, Keith Williams is finally becoming the explosive flanker San Diego State has been seeking. Ever since the Aztecs recruited the 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior out of Tokay High near Stockton in 1989, they have envisioned him in a spotlight role on Saturday nights. After all, there is always room for another swift receiver in SDSU's 478-yard-per-game offense. Williams has great moves to go along with his speed (10.7 seconds in the 100 meters).
January 3, 1987 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Kennedy High School's Mike Williams was noticeably absent for most of the second half Friday night in the semifinals of the Santiago Holiday Tournament, which is a bit unusual considering Williams is the Irish's second tallest player. The 6-foot 4-inch center, who had eight points in the first half, had attempted only two shots and was shut out in the second half. But he came to life in the overtime period, scoring all four of Kennedy's points in a 68-66 victory against Bolsa Grande.
January 25, 2004 | James Marcus, James Marcus is a critic, journalist, translator and author of the forthcoming "Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut."
Ever since the Romantics, we've tended to think of poetry as a solitary art, a singular vision. Surely no committee has produced even a syllable of deathless verse. Yet some of our greatest poets have made playful arguments to the contrary. Czeslaw Milosz chalked up his oeuvre to a kind of multiple personality: "Our house is open, there are no keys in the doors, / and invisible guests come in and out at will."
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