August 24, 2012
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecution documents unsealed for the first time Friday in the case against James E. Holmes say he planned to kill people four months before unleashing a shooting rampage in July, killing 12 and injuring 58 others in a crowded movie theater. A motion filed Aug. 14 by the prosecution states that Holmes, a 24-year-old former neuroscience doctoral student at the University of Colorado-Denver, told a classmate in March he wanted “to kill people … and that he would do so when his life was over.” The newly released court documents also state that Holmes failed his graduate oral boards for the elite graduate program on June 7 and that he was “denied access to the school after June 12, 2012, after he made threats to a professor at the school.” Then, according to the document, he began a “detailed and complex plan to obtain firearms, ammunition, a tear-gas grenade, body armor, a gas mask and a ballistic helmet” used in the crime.
August 23, 2012 |
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The first glimpse of a once-promising career beginning to unravel emerged Thursday during a hearing in the case against James E. Holmes, accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 in a packed movie theater last month. Assistant Dist. Atty. Karen Pearson revealed that 24-year-old Holmes, once a doctoral student in an elite neuroscience program at the University of Colorado Denver, had failed oral exams on June 7, made unspecified threats serious enough for campus police to be notified, and had his access to university buildings on the Anschutz Medical Campus revoked.
December 14, 2001 |
Football season is over. The championships have been decided, the all-league teams finalized, the most valuable players recognized. Coaches are already making plans for next season, with 6:30 a.m. weightlifting sessions only a couple of weeks from beginning. The college recruiting season is about to enter an intense phase, with phone calls and visits en masse. Let's put to rest one theory: No one from a winless high school team gets a college scholarship.
March 26, 1998 |
A group of musicians is shooting the breeze at V.I.P. Records, a hangout for rappers across the street from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, when Poly's cross-country team runs by. "You never would have seen that 20 years ago," says Kirk Jones, a former National Football League player who graduated from Poly in 1984. The group at the record store is African American. Nearly all of the two dozen runners on the cross-country team are white. Jones points to the team with pride.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1996 |
To students at Moorpark High School, a simple quiz can mean the difference between an A and an F. Or perhaps it isn't a quiz. Maybe it's a project, an essay, a memorized poem in a foreign tongue. If the assignment is part of the school's mastery objectives testing program, it could make or break a student's grade. The 9-year-old program is an effort to set a baseline for how much students must learn in order to pass a class.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1996 |
A Cal State Fullerton graduate is suing the university, alleging that his Middle Eastern studies professor was pro-Arab in her teachings and penalized anyone who didn't agree with her views. Mark Webber, 26, said that when he complained to university officials, he was kicked out of class and given a failing grade. He said the academic blot and related disciplinary reports filed against him by the professor later cost him a chance at being hired as an officer by the Los Angeles Police Department.