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July 6, 1997 | K.C. COLE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Twenty-eight-year-old Jennifer Harris never set out to be the flight director in the hot seat during the Pathfinder spacecraft's first excellent adventures on Mars. In fact, after graduating from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1990, she seriously considered joining the Peace Corps--or the CIA.
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July 6, 1997 | K.C. COLE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Twenty-eight-year-old Jennifer Harris never set out to be the flight director in the hot seat during the Pathfinder spacecraft's first excellent adventures on Mars. In fact, after graduating from MIT with a degree in aerospace engineering in 1990, she seriously considered joining the Peace Corps--or the CIA.
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SPORTS
August 8, 1991 | BRIAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the rough-and-tumble world of Hobby Stock and Jalopy auto racing at Saugus Speedway--where men are men and the not-so-immaculate car bodies reflect that--let's make a brief pit stop to recognize some of this season's main-event winners. Let's see, the list includes Chuck Berry, Neil Conrad, Oscar Sevilla, Julianne Seeley, Mindy Drake, Russ Wolff and . . . wait a minute. Julianne? Mindy? There must be some mistake. Mindy and Julianne are women's names.
SPORTS
August 8, 1991 | BRIAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the rough-and-tumble world of Hobby Stock and Jalopy auto racing at Saugus Speedway--where men are men and the not-so-immaculate car bodies reflect that--let's make a brief pit stop to recognize some of this season's main-event winners. Let's see, the list includes Chuck Berry, Neil Conrad, Oscar Sevilla, Julianne Seeley, Mindy Drake, Russ Wolff and . . . wait a minute. Julianne? Mindy? There must be some mistake. Mindy and Julianne are women's names.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The gig: Deryl McKissack, 52, is president and chief executive of McKissack & McKissack, a construction management and design firm with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago and Baltimore. The firm manages about $15 billion in construction projects. It has 160 employees. "We're managing the construction process, providing inspections, overseeing schedules and budgets," McKissack said. "With program management, you are managing more than just one project. You are managing an entire capital program for a client.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2007 | Molly Selvin, Times Staff Writer
Although women have made significant gains in education and income during the last three decades, the pay gap between college-educated men and women persists, experts say. A new report to be released today by the American Assn. of University Women sheds light on what is holding many female graduates back -- and what they can do to catch up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990
The self-declared "Education President" has a big problem in his Department of Education. It now has no one to lead it; worse, it is unclear where the Administration wants its education secretary to lead it. The departure of Lauro Cavazos and an oddly timed announcement about restrictions on minority college scholarships raise deeply disturbing questions. First, Secretary Cavazos left his post after two years.
NEWS
June 30, 1985 | PAT BRENNAN, Times Staff Writer
To the casual observer, the classroom at Cal Poly Pomona may have appeared to be full of fun-loving high school girls making paper airplanes. But a closer examination of the aerodynamic precision of their creations showed that these were no ordinary girls. Behind the occasional set of braces and the girlish blushes were the sharp minds of prospective engineers.
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May 12, 1991 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ghanim Mustafa al Sheik, dean of Tikrit University's College of Medicine, leaned forward Saturday and delivered his view of the demand that led to war. "I think the Kuwait issue is as it was," he said. "The relationship is still on our minds. . . . Kuwait is part of Iraq. I believe so." Not a surprising opinion in this city of 56,000 about 100 miles north of Baghdad. Tikrit is the Sunni Muslim Sparta of a combative nation. It is the hometown of President Saddam Hussein.
OPINION
June 15, 2013 | By Meg Waite Clayton
Fifty years ago on June 16 - and only two years after the first man entered space - Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova piloted the Vostok 6 through 48 laps around the Earth on a three-day solo mission under the call name Chaika (Seagull). At the age of 26, she'd spent more time in space than all the U.S. astronauts combined. Life magazine proclaimed, "She Orbits Over the Sex Barrier" and, in smaller type above that title, "a blue-eyed blonde with a new hairdo stars in a Russian space spectacular.
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October 26, 1986 | EILEEN HEYES, Eileen Heyes, a former Times copy editor, is a graduate student in economics.
College seniors have a job waiting for them--but it's not the kind where they'll have to punch a time clock. The first task that looms for the Class of '87 is less structured and far more important: finding work. "It always amazes me that some people who are looking for a job in which they will have to (be) very thoughtful and analytical and engage in a lot of planning strategy don't apply those same notions to the job search," said Charles W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Patricia Bramhall took her first computer programming class nearly 25 years ago, she was the only female student. Today, the number of women in the high-tech information technology arena is still slim. Which is sad, Bramhall and others in the field say, because information technology work is booming, for men as well as women. The U.S. Office of Technology Policy, for example, projects that U.S. businesses will need more than a million new high-tech workers by 2005.
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