James Clifford "Jim" Pollard (b. July 9, 1922 in Oakland, California - d. January 22, 1993 in Stockton, California) was a former pro basketball player. He was one of the NBAs best forwards in the 50s and known for his leaping ability, earning him the nickname "The Kangaroo Kid". Pollard teamed with George Mikan and Vern Mikkelsen for the Minneapolis Lakers, forming one of the best frontcourts in basketball history. The Lakers won five NBA titles between 1949 and 1954. Pollard ended his career after seven seasons in the NBA in 1955. July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... City nickname: Californias Sunshine Seaport County: San Joaquin Area code: 209 ZIP code: 952xx Area: - Total - Water 144. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... George Lawrence Mikan (born June 18, 1924 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former basketball player from the United States. ... Arild Verner Agerskov Vern Mikkelsen (born October 21, 1928 in Fresno, California) is a former pro basketball player. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
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Harsch, Joseph C. "The Pollard Case and Israel -- the last straw?" The Christian Science Monitor, March 12, 1987.
California Congressman Jim Bates informed RADM Robert Garrick, USN (Retired) in a letter dated November 10, 1987, that "In closing the case [with the $6-million final settlement], the United States and Israel agreed not to address the issue of motive or reopen the case for any reason."
In interview by Jim Bohannon (Larry King Show) in July, 1990, authors claim that the true story of the attack can be found in the September, 1984, article in The Atlantic Monthly by Israeli writers Goodman and Schiff (which see).
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