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To the owner of Eldorado Colleges, his students' loss of federal financial aid was the result of overzealous bureaucrats who unfairly forced the chain of vocational schools to close this week, in the process cutting loose 800 students who were learning skills to land a good job.
May 6, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA tight end Morrell Presley and cornerback Courtney Viney will transfer, according to the school. Presley was considered a coup when he committed to UCLA. Bruins' Coach Rick Neuheisel went head to head with USC's Pete Carroll and was able to lure him to Westwood. But Presley, ranked the top tight end in the nation by some scouting services, did not develop and became mired in off-the-field troubles. Presley was suspended for a game after violating an unspecified team rule his freshman season.
February 17, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter and Andrew Zajac, Los Angeles Times
Pharmaceutical giant Allergan Inc. stands to win big from the federal government's decision to make Lap-Band weight-loss surgery available to more overweight Americans. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cleared the way for marketing the procedure to patients who are significantly less obese than those who qualify now ? a decision that would make an estimated 26.4 million more Americans eligible to consider the Irvine company's device. The approval also means that, according to company officials, 45.6 million Americans meet the criteria for Lap-Band surgery.
October 4, 2010 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, acting on behalf of Santa Ana Mater Dei High, has filed a civil suit in Santa Ana Superior Court alleging that the CIF Southern Section has "applied rules relating to the eligibility of student-athletes at Mater Dei unfairly and inconsistently," according to diocese spokesman Ryan Lilyengren. The suit, filed Sept. 29, states that the Southern Section "has consistently, intentionally and systematically engaged in arbitrary and discriminatory actions against Mater Dei by issuing and enforcing unsupported and erroneous findings and rulings relating to eligibility of student athletes at Mater Dei. " This school year, the Southern Section declared ineligible a top water polo player who transferred to Mater Dei from Newport Harbor, and also a linebacker who transferred from a school in Connecticut.
April 25, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Dave Salo watched his swimmer show up for work every morning in the fall of 2008, armed with more than determination and a desire to erase the past and push the fast-forward button four years. But Jessica Hardy was not going to be able to settle or solve her issues in 24.48 seconds or 1:04.45, her personal bests in the 50-meter freestyle and 100 breaststroke. No amount of training, in or out of the pool, was going to influence the Court of Arbitration for Sport or the IOC regarding future Olympic eligibility for the Long Beach native, who missed the 2008 Games because of a positive drug test.
Helping Gov. Gray Davis make good on a campaign promise, the UC Board of Regents today is expected to approve new admission rules that guarantee a seat for high school students who rank in the top 4% of their class. The regents' education policy subcommittee Thursday recommended the new rules, which are considered certain to pass the full board today.
August 22, 2010
The Hall truthas a morality play Roger Clemens has a lot more to worry about than the Hall of Fame these days, what with his recent perjury indictment and all. But if the Rocket is found guilty of lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, it could make the balloting for the Hall class of 2013 a watershed moment in baseball history. Voters have made their disgust of the steroid era apparent in the case of Mark McGwire , who broke the season-single home run record and retired with 583 homers, then fifth on the all-time list.
July 29, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
By eighth grade, Perry Webster had little doubt about his talent as a basketball player, but he also knew that when he reached high school, he might have to ride the bench for a while. It's something many young athletes go through, waiting to grow bigger and stronger. Webster took a different route. With his parents' blessing, he chose to repeat his final year of middle school, staying behind as his friends moved on.
September 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
Medicare will soon begin paying for thousands of Americans who take the blood thinner Coumadin to use an at-home test to ensure the drug is working properly, the government announced Wednesday. But at least for now, the payments will be restricted for patients who use Coumadin, or the generic version called warfarin, because they have artificial heart valves. That's a small segment of the 1.8 million Americans who take warfarin for various medical conditions.
January 27, 1990
Rodney Hampton, Georgia's third-leading career rusher, said he will skip his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
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