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October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters is not amused by Donald Trump's "October Surprise" stunt this week, and delivered a personal message to the mogul on "The View. " During a discussion on Thursday of Trump's $5-million offer to President Obama to release his academic records and passport information, Walters turned toward the camera and gave a personal message to her friend. "Donald, you and I have known each other for many years and you know that I am your friend and you know I think you are a brilliant businessman and you are great on television and you have a fascinating personality," Walters said.
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NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
Donald Trump released his much-heralded “October Surprise” on Wednesday and the only surprise turned out to be how the reality TV star and business magnate continues to find new ways to embellish his special brand of media-centric depravity. Since Monday, the cartoonish personality had claimed he had news that could change the course of the presidential election between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Instead, it inspired widespread mockery, as Trump merely rehashed tired old insinuations about President Obama's national origin and college credentials.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By Jenny Deam
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.
NEWS
October 24, 2012 | By James Rainey
Donald Trump released his much-heralded “October Surprise” on Wednesday and the only surprise turned out to be how the reality TV star and business magnate continues to find new ways to embellish his special brand of media-centric depravity. Since Monday, the cartoonish personality had claimed he had news that could change the course of the presidential election between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Instead, it inspired widespread mockery, as Trump merely rehashed tired old insinuations about President Obama's national origin and college credentials.
NATIONAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Barbara Walters is not amused by Donald Trump's "October Surprise" stunt this week, and delivered a personal message to the mogul on "The View. " During a discussion on Thursday of Trump's $5-million offer to President Obama to release his academic records and passport information, Walters turned toward the camera and gave a personal message to her friend. "Donald, you and I have known each other for many years and you know that I am your friend and you know I think you are a brilliant businessman and you are great on television and you have a fascinating personality," Walters said.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, Times Staff Writers
In a dramatic attempt to put a major controversy behind him, embattled Republican vice presidential candidate Sen. Dan Quayle told the Veterans of Foreign Wars Monday night that "absolutely no influence" was used to get him into the Indiana National Guard in 1969 as the Vietnam War was raging. "My unit had vacancies before I applied, when I applied and after I applied. There was no influence whatsoever," Quayle said. "You more than any other group of Americans need to know the facts."
SPORTS
March 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Vince Dooley, looking back on the controversies that have plagued Georgia's sports programs in recent months, wishes he had required higher academic standards for athletes at the university. In an interview with The Associated Press, the veteran football coach and athletic director expressed concern about his reputation in the aftermath of a federal trial that raised questions about the relationship between academics and athletics at the University of Georgia.
NATIONAL
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.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By Jenny Deam
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.
SPORTS
December 14, 2001 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
NEWS
March 26, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
December 14, 2001 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toughening its stance against graffiti vandals who deface school property, the Laguna Beach school board has decided to withhold grades, diplomas and transcripts from guilty students until their parents pay up to $10,000 to repair damage. As a result of the board's unanimous vote Tuesday, parents could also be required to pay up to an additional $10,000 to reimburse the district if it offers reward money to apprehend the vandals. "Wow, that's very aggressive," said Nina J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura Unified School District has earned more California Distinguished Schools Awards for its outstanding educational programs than any other district in the state this year. A total of 13 elementary schools in Ventura County have received the honor, including six Ventura schools, said Carol Kennedy, the state's program coordinator. The state awards were established in 1986 and honor those schools that strive to develop strong and innovative curricula.
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