November 13, 2011 |
On to Oregon. With his team preparing to face what he described as "the hottest team in the country right now," USC Coach Lane Kiffin on Sunday did not field many questions from reporters about the Trojans' 40-17 victory over Washington. Instead, the topic was an Oregon team that routed Stanford, 53-30, and moved up to No. 4 in the Associated Press media poll and the Bowl Championship Series standings. USC remained No. 18 in the AP poll. The Trojans travel to Autzen Stadium to play the Ducks on Saturday.
November 7, 2011 |
Long Beach State Coach Dan Monson knows how much Casper Ware, Larry Anderson, T.J. Robinson and Eugene Phelps have accomplished. They have combined to start 303 of the 382 games in which they have appeared for the 49ers, scoring 4,384 points. But Monson is also very much aware of what his four senior starters haven't accomplished: They have never made an NCAA tournament appearance. The 49ers lost to UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Conference tournament championship game the last two years, one game away from gaining an automatic bid to March Madness.
October 10, 2011 |
The trial of two black farmworkers charged with killing South African white supremacist leader Eugene TerreBlanche opened Monday, underscoring the racial tensions that persist 17 years after democratic election laid apartheid to rest. As the trial began after months of delays, the two defendants pleaded not guilty. TerreBlanche, 69, was found beaten to death on his farm last year. Prosecutor George Baloyi told the court the pair found TerreBlanche asleep on his bed and beat him to death with a steel pipe in a dispute over wages.
August 2, 2011 |
Hurricane Eugene, which is moving across the open Pacific off the coast of Baja California, has reached "major hurricane" status, according to an advisory issued late Tuesday by the National Weather Service. The storm is producing sustained winds of 115 mph but remains far from land and has generated no warnings or watches for coastal areas. Weather officials report that the hurricane will "remain no threat to land" over the next couple of days. It is considered to be a Category 3 hurricane, which is capable of causing widespread damage.
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March 5, 2011 |
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60. Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his wife, Susan Davis. He had struggled with addictions to alcohol, cocaine and heroin, she said. At 24, Fodor became the first American to win top honors on violin at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1974.
February 6, 2011
UCLA next vs. Oregon, Thursday at Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket ? The Ducks (12-11 overall, 5-6 Pacific 10 Conference) have won five of their last seven games, including an 81-76 victory over No. 20 Washington on Saturday that moved them above .500 for the first time since late December. UCLA sophomore Reeves Nelson will likely be seeking a bounce-back effort after fouling out with zero points during the Bruins' 67-59 victory at Oregon last month. ?Ben Bolch
February 1, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Opera, which is still recovering financially from the recession and its costly production of the complete "Ring" cycle in 2010, announced Monday that its 2011-12 season will feature six productions, with 37 performances. A seventh production, the 19th century Hungarian opera "Bánk bán," is in the process of being finalized and looks virtually certain for the season as well, according to company leaders. Among the 2011-12 highlights will be the company's first-ever production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" and the return of Plácido Domingo, who will perform the baritone title role of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" for the first time in Los Angeles.
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December 22, 2010 |
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin ? arguably the most important biological drug since insulin ? died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate cancer. He was 88. Erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, was one of the first blockbuster drugs of the biotechnology industry and was the foundation for the success of Amgen of Thousand Oaks. Yet neither the University of Chicago, where Goldwasser isolated the drug, nor the National Institutes of Health, which funded his work, chose to patent the discovery, and Goldwasser himself never got around to it. "One percent of 1% of the drug's annual revenues would have funded my lab quite handsomely," he later reflected.
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December 20, 2010
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Italian economist, architect of euro Italian economist Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, 70, one of the intellectual architects of the euro and a member of the European Central Bank's first executive board, died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack during a dinner with friends in Rome, said his one-time deputy Vincenzo Visco. "He was among those who knew how to translate the European ideal into concrete and learned analyses and projects, giving in particular a lasting contribution to the birth of the euro and the Eurozone," Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said.
December 10, 2010 |
?? Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George Garzone. Jimmy Scott, past his best days, sings a "Silent Night" as touching as it is painfully tentative. Vibraphonist Stefon Harris ably navigates through Rich Shemaria's layered writing on "Greensleeves. " A Latinate "We Three Kings" by drummer Francisco Mela is fine but Maya Azucena's gutbucket blues treatment of "O Holy Night" misses the point.