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February 2, 1986
An article (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Jan. 23) reported on the controversy surrounding planned nuclear fuel shipments to Long Beach. In that article, the reporter quoted a spokesman from "the nuclear industry's American Nuclear Society." The American Nuclear Society is an organization composed of researchers, college professors, engineers, doctors, students and other interested citizens. The society does not "belong" to the nuclear industry, nor does it act as the industry's spokesman.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
According to the rich narrative laid out by the documentary "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp," it's hard out there for a pimp, not to mention the life that leads to it, and after it. One of black literature's most venerated chroniclers of street life and crime, the author of seven popular autobiographical books (most famously "Pimp: The Story of My Life"), Slim comes in for a vivid, warts-and-all biography as told by fellow writers (Emory Holmes, Odie Hawkins), admiring entertainers (the doc's executive producer Ice-T, Chris Rock)
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BUSINESS
October 6, 1991
I realize that it must be difficult to find important news copy on the Tuesday after Labor Day, but how could you justify the article "Status Jobs," about a USC/UC Irvine "prestige" survey? I noticed that college professors rated high, but school teachers were omitted. To me, the teachers that deserve the most "prestige" are those that return to inner-city schools year after year. As for the "least prestigious jobs" ranking (dishwashers and prostitutes ranked 17th and 14th respectively)
BUSINESS
March 1, 2013 | By Mary Umberger
Matthew Gordon Lasner is the official biographer of the condominium. (Well, as official as these things get, anyway.) Several years ago, the assistant professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College in New York became curious about how condo ownership of apartments, town houses and their legal cousins, co-ops, became ubiquitous in this country in so short a time. "Like everybody else, I just presumed they began in the 1960s and grew from there," Lasner said. But he started digging through legal documents, news reports and historical records, tracing the birth of the "owner-occupied apartment" to a building (alas, long since demolished)
OPINION
June 6, 2006
Re "Shooting holes in a lawsuit," Opinion, May 31 UC Irvine professor Jon Wiener criticizes professor John R. Lott Jr. for taking the authors of "Freakonomics" to court over their claims that Lott may have faked his research. Lott claimed that his studies showed that private gun ownership resulted in significantly lower violent crime rates. College professors and their "reputations" are an interesting subculture in higher education. Like "expert witnesses," one can always find an esteemed educator to pontificate on any issue to support any point of view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1999
The June 11 article about Christy Turner's "Man Corn" thesis that the Anasazi were either cannibalized by the Toltec or were cannibals themselves is bound to disturb or otherwise stir up a lot of people. It should be remembered that this is an academic thesis, and even though such theses purportedly deal with knowledge, they are also dealings in the high-stakes game of "Remember, you heard it here first!" Morality doesn't enter into the interpretation of data, especially when it concerns a dead civilization.
OPINION
May 10, 2004
Re "Not Under That Flag, Say Vietnamese Grads," May 6: I am again amazed that our colleges continue to express stupidity in the guise, perhaps, of political correctness and excessive sensitivity. The graduates are in the U.S., and I suggest that the one and only flag that it is necessary and important to display at Cal State Fullerton's graduation ceremony is the flag of these United States. Hopefully, the graduates are U.S. citizens and would welcome expressing their gratitude to the U.S. flag rather than to the flag of the country they left so that they could improve their well-being/financial status.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
According to the rich narrative laid out by the documentary "Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp," it's hard out there for a pimp, not to mention the life that leads to it, and after it. One of black literature's most venerated chroniclers of street life and crime, the author of seven popular autobiographical books (most famously "Pimp: The Story of My Life"), Slim comes in for a vivid, warts-and-all biography as told by fellow writers (Emory Holmes, Odie Hawkins), admiring entertainers (the doc's executive producer Ice-T, Chris Rock)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Who can count on all of these bennies on the job? Flexible hours. Summers off. Paid sabbaticals to do virtually anything. Lifetime employment guaranteed, no matter what the boss thinks. College professors, of course. But for how much longer? The lifetime tenure granted to college and university professors--long the hallmark of academic freedom--has come under increasing scrutiny by college presidents squeezed between leaner budgets and swelling enrollments.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
This is the time of year when the wisdom of Harry A. Senn is likely to make a public appearance, along with witches, vampires and werewolves. The Pitzer College professor is an authority on otherworld phenomena associated with Halloween, and once people catch onto this, they come to him for explanations. Senn is happy to oblige, even though the subject of mystical, mythical creatures requires that he defy the logic and reason that enable people to become college professors in the first place.
NEWS
July 18, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
If this were a more enlightened world I wouldn't even be writing this. Because the news of a pregnant woman becoming a CEO wouldn't be news. At least the "pregnant" and "woman" part wouldn't be. But this is the United States in 2012 and Marissa Mayer's ascent to become the chief executive of Yahoo Inc. is still a novelty on a couple of counts. PHOTOS: Female tech executives of Silicon Valley First, of course, she's a girl in a guys' world. If Google mapped nerd testosterone zones, Silicon Valley would be the virtual Himalayas.
SPORTS
April 27, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Easy to call what Joe Price is doing some sort of quixotic quest, to attach religious significance to a pilgrimage bursting with symbolism and ritual. But really all he hopes to do is follow his passion for the sport of baseball while penning his own unique love story. O, say can you see ... Price is a religious studies professor at Whittier College with an interest in sports, an ear for song and an astounding wife who has agreed to accompany him this summer to 100 minor league ballparks in 40 states — just so Joe can lead the crowd in "The Star-Spangled Banner.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2011 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
Four children were dead on an Oklahoma highway. It was a crash scene so horrific that Jim Hall, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, flew down from Washington to oversee the investigation. He spotted one of his engineers fiddling with some computer chips. "I asked him what he was doing," Hall recalled. "And he told me he was trying to download some data, that he had found a black box. " Until that day in 1994, Hall had not known that automakers were quietly installing black boxes, also known as event data recorders or EDRs, and encrypting the data.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
The California Legislature will gavel in a new two-year session Monday mired in a financial mess that is likely to hamper ambitious lawmaking. Leading lawmakers are turning introspective, saying the $25.4-billion budget deficit expected over the next year and a half forces them to focus on how the Golden State is governed. They hope to reorganize the government by shifting many of its responsibilities to counties and applying greater scrutiny to other state services, with an eye toward doing more with less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2010
Patty Fox Producer of Oscar preview fashion show Patty Fox, 62, who produced an annual runway show previewing Academy Awards fashion trends, died Sept. 26 of ovarian cancer at the Santa Monica home of friends, said Paddy Calistro, her publisher. From the early 1990s through this year, Fox put together a show for the international press that tried to forecast what celebrities would wear to the Oscars. The lineup was partly based on submissions by at least 30 designers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Does your grade on a college term paper still tug at you years or decades later? Well, join the man in the White House. Last week, President Barack Obama had a warm reunion in the Oval Office with Occidental College politics professor Roger Boesche. The two hadn't seen each other since 1981, when Obama, then known as Barry, was about to transfer from the Los Angeles college to Columbia University in New York. Over the years, Obama has cited Boesche as one of his most influential teachers, but the two had had only sporadic contact via e-mail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy and Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
The California Legislature will gavel in a new two-year session Monday mired in a financial mess that is likely to hamper ambitious lawmaking. Leading lawmakers are turning introspective, saying the $25.4-billion budget deficit expected over the next year and a half forces them to focus on how the Golden State is governed. They hope to reorganize the government by shifting many of its responsibilities to counties and applying greater scrutiny to other state services, with an eye toward doing more with less.
SPORTS
July 19, 2009 | KURT STREETER
The Dodgers and New York Mets were playing like girls. Small ball was in full effect. There'd been no home runs, nothing hit deep to the warning track. This was about pitching, defense and fundamentals. What a perfect game to watch with Jennifer Ring. "Look at this," she said, just after the second inning, the Dodgers ahead of the Mets, 2-0, on a warm May evening at Dodger Stadium. "What a cathedral! Look at that big, beautiful field . . ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2009 | Carla Rivera
When David and Jacki Horwitz read an article in The Times about Lorelei Oliver's struggle to find a good school for her son Kamal Key, their response was immediate: Perhaps, they inquired, there was a fund to which they could contribute to help the 12-year-old, who had been admitted to a prestigious but costly private campus?
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