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June 1, 2012 | Alana Semuels
It's a common refrain in this economy: American workers are undereducated, unmotivated and probably even on drugs. Companies use the decline of the American worker as a common reason for not filling jobs, saying they would hire, if they could find the right worker. “I would hire people and train them if they could pass the drug test,” said Keith Mosing, the president of Houston-based Frank's International, in an interview about a lack of available workers in Louisiana.
Having a baby face never hurt Babe Ruth, the baseball great whose fans readily excused his reckless behavior. Or George (Baby Face) Nelson, the Chicago mobster who, well, got away with murder. But those guys surely never got called cute, or any of its humiliating variations. OK endearments for a puppy, but not a self-respecting adult.
October 29, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Stop me if you've heard this before, but there's been a delay in the run-up to next summer's World Cup in Brazil. This time it's the ticket-allocation system that's been hit, joining previous snafus that have organizers running behind on everything from stadium construction to transportation infrastructure upgrades. FIFA, soccer's global governing body and the organization that oversees the World Cup, said Tuesday it has had to delay the draw for tickets in order to allow Brazilian authorities to supervise the procedure.
June 28, 1997
Applications for $300 to $1,000 grants to buy and plant trees are available from the Tree Society of Orange County. The program began three years ago to beautify urban landscapes, society officials said. Those considered eligible applicants include parent-teacher associations, ecology and garden clubs, scout troops, boys and girls clubs, nonprofit organizations and church-affiliated groups.
October 27, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
In California, phlebotomists who draw blood for lab testing must be trained and issued a certificate by the training physician or clinical laboratory bioanalyst in charge of the program, according to state regulations, or they can take state-approved college or university courses or other approved training programs. Applicants to the school programs are advised to ask to see the school's approval letter from the state of California.
July 22, 2010 | Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
Apparently, suspicion of wanna-be doctors is higher than we thought. Last week, Booster Shots reported on a study that examined the degree to which candidates for ophthalmology residency programs fudged their resumes by exaggerating – or outright inventing – their role in medical research projects. It turned out that for one program in Little Rock, the rate of such “misrepresentations” (to put it generously) was 8.1%. Similar studies examining the truthfulness of applicants to residency programs in fields including radiation oncology, orthopedics, emergency medicine, pediatrics, radiology, psychiatry and neurology found misrepresentation rates ranging from 1.8% all the way up to 100%.
July 4, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
On a Saturday morning last month at a Holiday Inn on the outskirts of Omaha, Neb., Julie Kearns and Debby Simmons were passing out written examinations to 67 area residents who wanted to be police officers. Except they didn't want to be police officers in Omaha. They wanted to work in Orange County, Calif. Kearns and Simmons are Orange County sheriff's deputies. The applicants had responded to newspaper ads that Sheriff Brad Gates had run in the Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., newspapers: " . . .
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