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February 19, 1995
Tina Thompson scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead No. 24 USC (15-6, 8-5) past Arizona, 71-63, in a Pacific 10 game Saturday night at Tucson. Arizona fell to 10-15, 5-8. UCLA 68, Arizona State 63--Kisa Hughes scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Bruins (9-13, 4-9) over the Sun Devils (8-14, 2-11) at Tempe.
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January 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
After getting blown out by UCLA in its Pac-12 Conference opener, USC had a chance to regroup in preparation for games this week against the Arizona schools. Junior Byron Wesley said the Trojans went through some of their best practices of the season. Not much changed, however, in terms of results. Arizona State easily defeated USC, 79-60, on Thursday night at the Galen Center. BOX SCORE: Arizona State 79, USC 60 It was a season low in points for a USC program that was supposed to be energized by the up-tempo, high-flying style that helped put Coach Andy Enfield on the map at Florida Gulf Coast.
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SPORTS
January 28, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
AT ARIZONA When: 4:30 PST. Where: McKale Center, Tucson. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Records: USC 12-9, 4-4 in Pacific 10 Conference; Arizona 17-4, 6-2. Update: USC is trying to sweep the Arizona schools on the road for the first time since the 1984-85 season. Arizona has won nine of 11 and is led by sophomore forward Derrick Williams (19.8 points, 7.9 rebounds), who leads the nation in free throws attempted and made (153 of 204)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
The Tucson Unified School District has voted to rescind its ban on seven books, including several canonical works of Chicano history, that were ordered removed from classrooms last year as part of a conservative-led backlash against the teaching of ethnic studies. The works have been deemed “controversial” by some local media but are widely assigned in universities and high schools across the West. The seven reinstated books are: “Critical Race Theory” by Richard Delgado; “500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures,” edited by Elizabeth Martinez; “Message to Aztlan” by Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales; “Chicano!
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
The Tucson Unified School District has voted to rescind its ban on seven books, including several canonical works of Chicano history, that were ordered removed from classrooms last year as part of a conservative-led backlash against the teaching of ethnic studies. The works have been deemed “controversial” by some local media but are widely assigned in universities and high schools across the West. The seven reinstated books are: “Critical Race Theory” by Richard Delgado; “500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures,” edited by Elizabeth Martinez; “Message to Aztlan” by Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales; “Chicano!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2011 | Hector Tobar
Rodolfo "Rudy" Acuña is an amiable, white-haired professor from Los Angeles who's having his named dragged through the mud by certain Arizona politicians. He grew up in South L.A. and East Hollywood in the 1940s and '50s, and has fond memories of learning Latin at Loyola High School. He went on to make a career of teaching generations of young people from the Southwest some of the salient episodes of their history. His most famous work is a Mexican American history textbook on which hundreds of future politicos, writers and PhDs cut their intellectual teeth.
SPORTS
February 24, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
* UCLA (15-7, 9-3) at OREGON (19-6, 10-3), 7, KAVL (610)--Pacific 10 Conference leader Oregon can put two wins between itself and UCLA with only five games remaining. UCLA had lost three of four before last weekend's sweep of the Arizona schools. * USC (11-11, 6-6) at OREGON STATE (12-13, 8-5), 7--The Trojans need another good game from Tiffany Elmore to stretch their win streak to four.
SPORTS
February 7, 2000 | MIKE TERRY
Expect both USC and UCLA to bring a strong sense of urgency to their rematch Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. Both teams are in ruts. USC has lost consecutive games for the first time since November, and has dropped three of it last four to fall from first to fourth in the Pacific 10 Conference. The inconsistent Bruins have slid to seventh in conference and are in danger of missing the NCAA tournament.
SPORTS
October 27, 2012 | T.J. Simers
TEMPE, Ariz. -- I don't think it was too much to ask. If one has only so many days in a lifetime, and some of them must be spent watching UCLA football, then how about making them more entertaining? I brought it up following the Bruins' last game, helpful as I often am with our local coaches, reminding Jim Mora folks still weren't going to the Rose Bowl because UCLA football hasn't been much fun. Well, I had no idea he would take advice so well, as Mora made even the coin toss entertaining on what would be just a humdinger of an afternoon.
SPORTS
January 23, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
Arizona 67, USC 52--USC answered two Arizona scoring runs with turnovers, setting up a predictable result, a victory for the Wildcats in front of 2,511 at Tucson, which also was the Trojans' third consecutive Pac-10 loss. The Trojans (7-8, 2-3) led early in the first half, but then had five straight possessions without taking a shot--a shot clock violation, an Arizona steal and three straight turnovers--while the Wildcats zipped ahead, 23-16.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
When: 5 p.m. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 7-11, 2-3; Oregon State 10-7, 0-4. Update: USC took No. 21 Oregon into the final 30 seconds Thursday night but missed three shots on its final possession - two from close range - and lost, 76-74. Had the Trojans not missed 12 of their 32 free throws, interim Coach Bob Cantu might have had his first victory. Still, it was an encouraging performance that could help the Trojans against Oregon State.
SPORTS
October 27, 2012 | T.J. Simers
TEMPE, Ariz. -- I don't think it was too much to ask. If one has only so many days in a lifetime, and some of them must be spent watching UCLA football, then how about making them more entertaining? I brought it up following the Bruins' last game, helpful as I often am with our local coaches, reminding Jim Mora folks still weren't going to the Rose Bowl because UCLA football hasn't been much fun. Well, I had no idea he would take advice so well, as Mora made even the coin toss entertaining on what would be just a humdinger of an afternoon.
SPORTS
February 12, 2012 | By Gary Klein
In a season that has featured long stretches of losses, USC on Sunday wasted a chance to actually extend a winning streak. The Trojans had defeated Stanford six consecutive times at home. Unfortunately for USC, that streak ended in a fashion characteristic of so many defeats this season. USC stayed close for the first half and then fell victim to its own dismal shooting as Stanford built a 20-point lead and cruised to a 59-47 victory at the Galen Center. "We had a ton of good shots, which equals a ton of good misses," said Coach Kevin O'Neill, whose team made only 31% of its field-goal attempts.
SPORTS
January 18, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. On the air: Radio: 830. Records: USC 5-13, 0-5 in Pac-12, Oregon 13-5, 4-2. Update: USC has lost four straight games to Oregon and is the only Pac-12 team without a conference win. The last time the Trojans lost more games to start conference play was during the 1988-89 season, when it began 0-12. The Ducks are led in scoring by senior guard Devoe Joseph (14.9 points a game). Oregon is coming off a road sweep of the Arizona schools, its first such sweep since the 2006-07 season.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2012 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Tucson's Mexican American studies program remains in violation of state law, Arizona's public schools chief ruled Friday, ordering that millions in state funding be withheld from the school district until the program is dismantled or brought into compliance. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, said the Tucson Unified School District program was in violation of a new state law prohibiting ethnic studies classes that are deemed to be divisive. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or which "promote resentment toward a race or class of people.
NATIONAL
November 10, 2011 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Daniel Hernandez Jr. achieved a strange sort of celebrity when, a few days into his internship with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office, the congresswoman was shot outside a Tucson supermarket. Hernandez propped up a gravely wounded Giffords (D-Ariz.) and applied pressure to her bloodied head. His actions were credited with helping save her life. Since then, Hernandez has attended the State of the Union address, thrown the first pitch at Major League Baseball's All-Star game and recounted the events of Jan. 8 to groups around the country.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Gary Klein
When: 5 p.m. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 7-11, 2-3; Oregon State 10-7, 0-4. Update: USC took No. 21 Oregon into the final 30 seconds Thursday night but missed three shots on its final possession - two from close range - and lost, 76-74. Had the Trojans not missed 12 of their 32 free throws, interim Coach Bob Cantu might have had his first victory. Still, it was an encouraging performance that could help the Trojans against Oregon State.
NATIONAL
April 5, 2011 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
The Supreme Court's conservative majority opened the door for new state support for religious schools, ruling that special tax credits that pay for children to go to church schools cannot be challenged on constitutional grounds. The 5-4 decision Monday is a major win for those who support the "school choice" movement and aid to parochial schools, and a potentially far-reaching loss for defenders of strict separation of church and state. The ruling effectively upholds Arizona's dollar-for-dollar tax credit, up to $500 per person or $1,000 for a couple, for those who donate to organizations that in turn pay tuition for students attending private and parochial schools.
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