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March 2, 2001 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his youth, Ernie Roy wanted to be a physician. It was a big goal for a little boy who picked cotton to help his family. But an unfulfilled dream is not always destined to form a scar, or give rise to bitterness. Roy instead became a science teacher and then principal of King/Drew Medical Magnet High School in Watts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his youth, Ernie Roy wanted to be a physician. It was a big goal for a little boy who picked cotton to help his family. But an unfulfilled dream is not always destined to form a scar, or give rise to bitterness. Roy instead became a science teacher and then principal of King/Drew Medical Magnet High School in Watts.
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March 8, 1990
Teacher turnout at Dominguez High School in Compton returned to normal this week, school officials said. Almost half of the 65 classroom teachers called in sick last Friday, forcing officials to assign substitutes and district administrators to the classrooms. Dominguez Principal Ernie Roy said he has met with the teachers to discuss why they staged the work action, which was not sanctioned in advance by their union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995
A stomachache? No problem. Tired? Be serious. Senior skip day? Forget it. Nothing, nada, zip, kept Marre Cummings of Watts out of school for even one day, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Cummings, 18, graduated this year from King-Drew Medical Magnet, a school for gifted students with aspirations for jobs in health care. "This feels really good," she said recently. "I never had the desire to miss school. If you miss a day of school, you miss a day of your education."
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October 31, 1989
About 400 students at Dominguez High School in Compton staged a four-hour walkout Monday that was so peaceful the principal lent them his sound system and, at his request, the protesters picked up their trash before returning to class. The crowd of mostly juniors and seniors at the 1,800-student school was protesting the suspension last week of the dean of students, Cornelia Davis. The reason for the suspension was unclear.
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September 18, 2003 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The man who lived in Dorene Tuggle's rental property kept the backyard a mess: littered with old lawn mowers, clothes, containers -- mostly just junk. When the man moved, Tuggle was left to clean up the place -- and in doing so she uncovered a stolen treasure. Sitting amid the junk was a heavy black case with a phone number and note on the outside: "This is a high powered rocket." "All I could think of was the rockets they use in war," Tuggle said. She dared not open it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After three groundbreakings and many other false starts, the Los Angeles Unified School District agreed Monday to build a permanent home for the King/Drew Medical Magnet and make it seven times larger, to accommodate 1,700 students. With the new name of King/Drew High School of Medicine and Science, to emphasize its focus on physical and space sciences, the school could open as early as the fall of 1998. "My God!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1990 | MICHELE FUETSCH and TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Roughly half of the teachers at Dominguez High School in Compton called in sick Friday in what district sources called a one-day job action that took even union leaders by surprise. "I can't second-guess why the teachers were absent," said Elisa L. Sanchez, acting superintendent of the Compton Unified School District. "Obviously, there needs to be a review with the teachers. If there are some communication problems, we need to get them resolved."
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February 25, 1988 | ANN WIENER, Times Staff Writer
A group of black engineers, mathematicians and physicians on Wednesday urged about 150 students to study hard, keep their options open and consider futures in the sciences or medicine.
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October 7, 1990 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Dominguez Hills chemistry professor Oliver Seely was burning wood in a test tube recently to show how chemical reactions occur. The experiment was relatively simple, but school officials point to its wider significance. Seely and his class at the university's California Academy of Mathematics and Science--a specialty high school established this semester with 120 ninth-graders from six area school districts--had a participating TV audience.
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