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January 29, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Bobo, who worked on Ray Perkins' staff for seven years, was named to succeed Perkins as head football coach at Arkansas State. Perkins resigned Monday after slightly more than a year on the job to become offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots' new coach, Bill Parcells. Bobo, 34, who coached the offensive line at Arkansas State last season and has never been a head coach, was given an 18-month contract at $70,000 per year. Perkins had a three-year contract.
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SPORTS
January 31, 1990
Al Kincaid, 42, football recruiting coordinator at the University of Alabama and former head coach at the University of Wyoming, was hired as coach at Arkansas State.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
SPORTS
January 29, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Bobo, who worked on Ray Perkins' staff for seven years, was named to succeed Perkins as head football coach at Arkansas State. Perkins resigned Monday after slightly more than a year on the job to become offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots' new coach, Bill Parcells. Bobo, 34, who coached the offensive line at Arkansas State last season and has never been a head coach, was given an 18-month contract at $70,000 per year. Perkins had a three-year contract.
SPORTS
December 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ray Perkins, former coach of the New York Giants, Alabama, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, agreed Saturday to become head coach at Arkansas State. Perkins, 50, replaces Al Kincaid, who was fired after a 1-10 season and a 4-17-1 two-year record. Arkansas State will be moving from Division I-AA to Division I-A next season. Arkansas State President Eugene Smith said Perkins accepted a three-year contract at $65,000 per year, plus fringe benefits.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
Google Inc. said Thursday that it had added five universities to its roster of customers for Google Apps, a collection of Web-based programs that compete with Microsoft Corp.'s products. The University of North Carolina in Greensboro and the University of Texas in San Antonio are among the institutions that will start using the product, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said. Google Apps includes e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
SCIENCE
July 11, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
It is not clear how big an honor it is, but Jamaican reggae guitarist and singer Bob Marley has had his name attached to a blood-sucking parasite that infests fish living on coral reefs in Jamaica. The naming is not meant to be a sign of disrespect, said marine biologist Paul Sikkel of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, who coined the name Gnathia marleyi to honor Marley. "I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music," Sikkel said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1988 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
The 55-year-old superintendent of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has unexpectedly announced that he is taking early retirement, effective June 30. Robert C. Martin of Yorba Linda has held the district's top administrative post for the past five years.
SPORTS
December 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ray Perkins, former coach of the New York Giants, Alabama, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, agreed Saturday to become head coach at Arkansas State. Perkins, 50, replaces Al Kincaid, who was fired after a 1-10 season and a 4-17-1 two-year record. Arkansas State will be moving from Division I-AA to Division I-A next season. Arkansas State President Eugene Smith said Perkins accepted a three-year contract at $65,000 per year, plus fringe benefits.
SPORTS
January 31, 1990
Al Kincaid, 42, football recruiting coordinator at the University of Alabama and former head coach at the University of Wyoming, was hired as coach at Arkansas State.
NEWS
October 25, 1985 | SARAH OATES, Times Staff Writer
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday that it will select a journalist to become the second civilian to fly in a space shuttle. "I can assure you that our winning candidate will not only get a round-trip ticket, but a first-class, unforgettable ride and an unforgettable experience," said James M. Beggs, NASA administrator.
HEALTH
June 14, 2004 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Team sports are becoming increasingly popular among children; that's good news in battling childhood obesity but bad news in terms of the possibility of increased injuries. New research shows that even a few small changes in certain aspects of organized sports may help young athletes stay healthy. Reducing a baseball's weight 1 ounce might decrease injuries in young pitchers.
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