November 8, 2011 |
The NBA scout made his annual rounds, checking in with his sources about prospects. Among his West Coast connections, he heard a similar story: There is a 7-footer, a lean and athletic kid who plays aggressively. Runs like a deer. His ears perked. "Those guys," the scout said, "there are just not a lot of them. " The player's name: Dewayne Dedmon. And there was the twist. He wasn't at all familiar with the player whose name was now being mentioned constantly.
April 14, 2010 |
Kentucky didn't win the national championship it was seeking this month, but on college basketball signing day Wednesday, the Wildcats reloaded for a title run next year and beyond. Point guard Brandon Knight, generally regarded as the nation's top recruit among high school seniors, signed with Kentucky, as did Turkish star Enes Kanter, a forward, and Stacey Poole, a highly touted swingman from Jacksonville, Fla. The Wildcats also received a commitment from Michael Gilchrist, a forward from St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J., who is considered the nation's top junior.
April 8, 2010 |
Brad Stevens is content to keep coaching the Butler way. The 33-year-old coach, who came within a buzzer-beating shot of winning the NCAA men's basketball championship, signed a 12-year deal Thursday that extends through the 2021-22 season. Team spokesman Jim McGrath declined to say how much the deal was worth, though Stevens had a total compensation package of $750,000 last season. Athletic Director Barry Collier acknowledged Tuesday that Stevens was in line for a pay raise.
HOME & GARDEN
March 3, 2005
RE "The Oscar for Atmosphere" [Feb. 24]: I too study the sets and sometimes get so engrossed that I lose track of what is going on in the movie. I especially loved the set in "Something's Gotta Give." I have watched that movie over and over so I could imagine myself living in that house. A few years ago I noticed the wrought-iron staircase in the sorority house in "Legally Blonde" and actually had the wrought-iron tradesman who fabricated it do the same in my house. Peggy Rosen Laguna Niguel I will post Barbara King's appreciation of set design on my office door to help my students understand that environment is important to understanding the story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2004 |
An Antelope Valley College instructor under fire for ordering a 19-year-old Muslim student to remove her head scarf in his class resigned Friday, school officials said. Robert Daniel, an engineer who taught part time since 2002, resigned before the Lancaster school's board of trustees could decide whether he should be fired, interim college President Jackie Fisher said. "We could have dismissed him -- that was an option -- but he came in and resigned," Fisher said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2004 |
The board of trustees of Antelope Valley College will decide at its meeting today what action to take in regard to an instructor who ordered a 19-year-old Muslim student to remove her hijab head scarf or leave his class, the college president said Thursday. Student Fajr Burhan said instructor Robert Daniel told her to remove her scarf when she walked into his computer information science class last week. Burhan said she refused, explaining that she wore the hijab for religious reasons.