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March 24, 2001 | Religion News Service
Reacting to a political climate they see as increasingly hostile to abortion rights, religious progressives and supporters of legal abortion met at a landmark conference this week. Their goal is to assert the morality of the right to choose and wrest the theological high ground from religious conservatives. "We've been negligent in promoting our message that there's more than one religious viewpoint on this issue," said the Rev.
June 22, 2011 | Valerie J. Nelson
Supermarket executive Alan L. Haberman called the now-ubiquitous bar-code design he helped will into existence the "little footprint" that changed the retail world. He was motivated not by slim profit margins, he later said, but by the dismal state of the pre-automated checkout stand in the early 1970s. It was "the least pleasant experience in a store," Haberman told Smithsonian magazine in 1999, because people "hated having to wait in line!" Haberman chaired the industry committee that settled on the bar-code symbol in 1973.
January 5, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
People to this day buy Robin Weber bar drinks. "It's been good for beer," he joked in a recent phone interview. On New Year's Eve, 1973, a year after the scoop-for-score that made Franco Harris famous, Notre Dame executed its own "Immaculate Reception" to defeat Alabama for college football's national championship. The same programs will play for another title Monday night in South Florida. The out-of-nowhere reception made by Weber four decades ago in New Orleans secured a 24-23 Sugar Bowl win and encased the game in football's all-time time capsule.
June 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Freshman Jorge Reyes led Oregon State to within one win of its second straight College World Series title with another strong pitching performance and the Beavers beat North Carolina, 11-4, in Game 1 on Saturday night. North Carolina, which won three straight elimination games to set up a rematch of last year's championship series, needs to win twice to keep Oregon State from becoming the first back-to-back national champion since Louisiana State in 1996-97.
July 17, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Recently retired La Palma police chief David Barr will take over the police academy at Golden West College as interim director. Barr, 53, a part-time instructor at the college, has been recommended for the job by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees. He retired as La Palma's chief Monday, exactly 32 years after he began his police career as an officer in Placentia. The trustees are expected to vote on the interim appointment at their meeting Wednesday.
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
June 12, 1987
In January of this year, Gov. George Deukmejian made public his plan to eliminate Cal/OSHA and turn the protection of workers in California over to the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration program, allegedly to save the taxpayers $8 million. This is a terrible blunder that will cost the people of California dearly in terms of increases in worker illness, injury and death. If the Cal/OSHA program is abandoned, there surely will be annual losses of untold millions of dollars due to lost worker productivity, increased medical costs and escalating workers' compensation expenditures.
The Rev. Clifton E. Moore, who started a unique radio ministry in Los Angeles in 1948, one since copied by hundreds of other clergymen across America, has died in Irvine at 81. Moore, a Presbyterian minister and former chairman of radio and TV for the Southern California Council of Churches and for the Los Angeles Church Federation, died Saturday at his home in the Orange County city.
February 21, 2008 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
Faced with more than 4,000 miles of broken sidewalks and scarce money to make repairs, Los Angeles officials are weighing a proposal to put responsibility for making the fixes squarely on homeowners. Under the proposal, homeowners would be forced to replace the damaged pavement -- or pay the city a fee -- when they sell their property, before the close of escrow. The City Council's Public Works Committee got its first look Wednesday at the "point of sale" plan, which could cost the average homeowner as much as $15 for each square foot of sidewalk, and dramatically shift the burden for such repairs from city government to the private sector.
May 21, 1994
Of the 33,378 teachers represented in "Teachers' Absenteeism Troubles L.A. District" (May 9), 20,839, or 62.4%, missed seven to nine days, or less. That's less than one day per month. And 5,364 missed no days. Zero! I've been a public schoolteacher since 1969 (in LAUSD since 1973). This year, I've been absent three days. I love my work, but I've seen everything in the classroom change. Students and teachers are now subjected to the most extraordinary distractions imaginable. An occasional "mental health" day can serve everyone.
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