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June 16, 2008 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
It was over dinner in Bangalore that Bob Compton began to suspect something was deeply amiss in the way America educates its young. Compton, a successful venture capitalist, was meeting with some of the Indian software engineers he employed. He soon found himself engaged in "the most interesting conversations I've ever had." He had expected math and science nerds. But they also knew more about history, geography and literature than most Americans he knew.
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June 16, 2008 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
It was over dinner in Bangalore that Bob Compton began to suspect something was deeply amiss in the way America educates its young. Compton, a successful venture capitalist, was meeting with some of the Indian software engineers he employed. He soon found himself engaged in "the most interesting conversations I've ever had." He had expected math and science nerds. But they also knew more about history, geography and literature than most Americans he knew.
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October 14, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Signaling dissatisfaction with the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, 65 NBC and KNBC Channel 4 news writers, news producers and assignment editors are seeking to decertify the union's Local 53 as their bargaining representative. "A whole bunch of people--not just news writers--are not happy with NABET leadership and the way they've handled the (16-week-old) strike," said union member Bob Compton, a KNBC news producer.
NEWS
August 12, 1989
I was a little surprised to read that the season is over for Kirk Gibson. However, it occurred to me that the season is also over for the whole Dodger ballclub. BOB CAMPBELL Compton
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988
Cigarette-company financed advertising making the extreme and absurd comparison between raising taxes on cigarettes and the purchase of handguns by gangs ends with the question, "Is it worth taking the chance that even one more innocent person might be killed?" I guess that means they are going to stop selling cigarettes. BOB AVERBACH Compton
OPINION
June 21, 2008
Re "Two million minutes of students' lives," June 16 Bob Compton's documentary, "Two Million Minutes," points out that while America lags behind India and China in math and science, learning about "history, citizenship, and the arts" can play a key role in helping to enhance a child's ability in left-brain subjects. The arts are crucial to meeting the state's goal of preparing students for success after high school. Arts education reaches students of all learning styles, language competencies and academic levels.
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August 28, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KNBC-TV Channel 4 plans to shuffle the producers of two of its afternoon newscasts, promoting two minorities into positions formerly dominated by white males. Beginning Sept. 5, Serena Cha will head up the 6 p.m. news and Ernie Arboles, formerly an Emmy Award-winning producer at KCBS-TV Channel 2, will oversee the 4 p.m. broadcast. Cha, an Asian-American, replaces Bill Sorensen, who will be moved into the producer slot on the station's early morning newscast, "Today in L.A."
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March 19, 1987 | DICK WAGNER
A preview of high school baseball teams in the Long Beach/Southeast area: Moore League LAKEWOOD--Coach Spud O'Neil lost the first six hitters in his lineup from last year's 21-4 league-champion team, but the Lancers have one of the area's best pitchers in Mike McNary (13-2, 139 strikeouts last season). Reliever Troy Abato did not allow an earned run in 14 innings last year. Center fielder Damion Easley hit three homers in a preleague victory last week.
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