CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1992 |
The Moorpark College forensics team won third place among 76 community colleges at a national speech tournament last week, the 20th time in the team's 21-year history that it has placed in the top three places in nationwide competition. The 14-member team won 10 gold, three silver and 14 bronze medals in competitions ranging from poetry interpretation to team debate at the Phi Rho Pi Junior College National Championships held in St. Louis from March 27 through Friday.
February 28, 2003 |
Thirty- and 15-year mortgage rates dipped to record lows for a second straight week, mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday. Thirty-year mortgage rates stood at an average of 5.79% this week, breaking the previous record low of 5.84% the previous week. Freddie Mac began tracking 30-year mortgages in 1971. Fifteen-year mortgages stood at an average of 5.14%, down from the previous record of 5.21% last week. Freddie Mac began tracking 15-year mortgages in 1991.
March 14, 2004
Re "Giving New Meaning to 'Youth Vote,' " March 9: In 1971, 18-year-olds won the right to vote. They felt that if they were able to die for their country, they should be able to choose who was sending them. In a sense, that is what we as teenagers are asking. We are asking to choose who will affect our lives financially. We may not be old enough to fight the war going on now, but the decisions being made by our government will not only affect our generation but our generation's children, and we should have some influence.
January 5, 2007 |
The late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist took a powerful sedative during his first decade on the high court and grew so dependent on it that he became delusional and tried to escape from a hospital in his pajamas when he stopped taking the drug in 1981, according to newly released FBI files. The FBI this week released 1,561 pages from its files on Rehnquist in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed after his death in September 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1996 |
An award-winning film about the life of Bruce Jennings, the amputee who set a transnational cross-country bicycle speed record, will debut in Orange County tonight and serve as a fund-raiser for library technology for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The 1991 film, "Dream Rider," written and directed by Bill Brown, a Fullerton Union High School teacher, features the story of the late Jennings' life.
August 6, 2001 |
Retired pharmaceutical executive Edward Adams sees nothing unusual in the way he holds his stocks: on paper certificates in a bank's safety deposit box, backed up by records held in his house safe. "I don't know the security of their system, but I know the security of mine," Adams said from his suburban Philadelphia home. "Could [the brokers' system] be compromised in some way? Could a blip erase your holdings? I have no idea."
June 1, 1986 |
Get on the first and only westbound entrance to Oahu's H-3 Highway and a familiar red and blue interstate highway sign is one of the first things you see. A few hundred yards later is another sign. It reads: "Freeway Ends, 1/2 mile." Cars must exit through an awkward one-lane loop lined with orange pylons. Twenty-six years after it was first proposed, less than two miles of the planned 14-mile freeway have been built. Controversy over it has coincided with much of Hawaii's statehood.
January 9, 1985 |
The Shields is among the prettiest small craft that sail Newport Harbor. It's easy to spot a Shields because the design is old-fashioned compared to racing hulls, which are beamy and have a chopped-off appearance bow and stern. A Shields' overhangs seem extreme. The well-proportioned leg-o'-mutton rig, almost evenly divided between mainsail and foresail, seems odd to those accustomed to "handkerchief" mainsails and vast overlapping foresails.
March 17, 1994
If you think you might want to attend a different high school next fall, now is the time to act. Under a new state law, students can attend a school other than their neighborhood school. The open-enrollment policy stipulates that transfer students be selected on a random, or lottery-type, basis. Most districts have put together brochures or flyers to explain the new policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1997
Some colleges and universities have made their athletic programs for men and women roughly equal without a lot of fuss. Many have not. Cal State Northridge, firmly in the second group, this week axed four men's sports--the school's respected baseball program, volleyball, soccer and swimming. Many will no doubt blame the laws that mandate equal participation opportunities for men and women, such as the landmark Title IX.