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SPORTS
November 28, 2000 | T.J. SIMERS
You have to wonder if Mike Garrett knows what he is doing. Here it is Monday morning on the USC campus, and Paul Hackett is still here, cracking jokes with the media and walking around like it's routine business--the Trojans losing to either Notre Dame or UCLA every year.
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HEALTH
September 6, 1999 | MARNELL JAMESON
Straight out of stuffy old London comes the little book of "Don't: A Manual of Mistakes & Improprieties More or Less Prevalent in Conduct and Speech." First published circa 1880, this little gem was remarkably prescient in its advice concerning public health. Considering that 100 years ago our predecessors knew almost nothing of bacteria or how diseases spread and had no real respect for hand-washing, this book is remarkably--if tediously--on point.
HEALTH
August 30, 1999
Someone just sent us a chocolate-covered macaroon infused with a Peruvian herb rumored to have strength- and libido-enhancing properties (a colleague--we won't say who--tried to sneak off with it). And a dentist wrote to tell us he's developed "two new ways to brush the teeth using a regular toothbrush that the whole world can use." (Not my brush they can't.) We also received some articles about devices for removing dental crowns. We wonder a little about the people who design these things.
SPORTS
February 8, 1998 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angela Williams of Chino High began the 1998 indoor track and field season at the L.A. Invitational in the same impressive fashion that she ended the 1997 outdoor campaign. Last August, Williams won the 100 meters and ran the first leg on the victorious 400 relay team at the Pan American Junior Games in Havana to cap a season that earned her Track & Field News magazine's national high school athlete of the year award.
SPORTS
February 8, 1998 | DAN ARRITT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two sets of highly regarded Orange County high school athletes were scheduled to compete against each other for the first time at Saturday's L.A. Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Sports Arena. One set satisfied the curiosity, the other is still anyone's guess. Mission Viejo's Mark Gleason and Danny Lee of El Toro were the two best cross-country runners in Orange County last fall, but never had an opportunity to compete on the same course at the same time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1997 | ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer is a Times contributing editor
Oops, the Clinton administration made a big mistake. Actually, more than 100,000 mistakes, but not to worry; it just hurts disabled kids, and how many of them vote? In its zeal to implement the draconian welfare reform passed by Congress and signed by the president last year, officials of the Social Security Administration sent out instructions that quickly kicked 142,395 kids off supplemental security income.
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