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.
March 19, 1999 |
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.
September 27, 2001 |
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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June 19, 1997 |
More than 800 people who now receive indigent medical care from the county would become ineligible for the program under tightened eligibility rules proposed by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The stricter rules, which the Board of Supervisors will consider next week, are required under the terms of federal welfare reform and would affect about 3% of the 28,000 people who receive the health-care benefits.
November 9, 1985 |
The last of several Montclair Prep football players whose athletic eligibility had been questioned has been cleared following an investigation by the CIF Southern Section, the school's principal and a Southern Section official said Friday. Bill Huston, a transfer from Chatsworth, was given approval to continue playing football, Montclair Principal V.E. Simpson said. The eligibility of seven or eight other players had been approved three weeks ago.
July 15, 1995
Since USC apparently leads the nation in athletes who fail to achieve satisfactory scores on their SAT or ACT exams, perhaps USC should change its name to Forrest Gump U. JACK ALLEN Pacific Palisades A quick reading of the July 13 article (New USC Entrance Test Problem) may create some confusion about how student-athletes are certified for NCAA competition. The NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse was established in 1994 to assist member institutions by establishing prospective students' eligibility for athletic competition.
January 23, 1988
The failure to induct Roger Maris into the Hall of Fame should signal that it is time to reevaluate the system by which an athlete qualifies for this honor. Few players have had an impact on the game of baseball as did Roger Maris. He broke Babe Ruth's record with 61 home runs in 1961, aging 10 years in the process. In his last year of eligibility, Maris finished ninth in the voting for an award he earned. He may not have been a great interview, but let achievement speak for itself.
April 29, 1989
Sports agent David Lueddeke, who pleaded guilty to perjury and obstruction of justice charges, was sentenced to 26 months in prison and fined $10,000. Lueddeke of Calabasas, Calif., was accused of soliciting college athletes to sign representation contracts before their eligibility had expired. Under Friday's order by U.S. District Judge Ann Williams, Lueddeke will be barred from working in the sports agent business for three years from the time he leaves jail, said FBI agent George Randolph.