December 12, 1987
To compare our presidential candidates to actors competing for a role may seem at first thought a clever, albeit none-too-original device ("Star Makers Eye the Candidates," by Deborah Caulfield, Dec. 3). And I'm sure it seemed to someone that it would make a fun story to have casting directors analyze the debaters, but I am astounded at the irresponsible result. Instead of focusing on the issues discussed and the candidates' response to those issues, the article trivialized and destroyed the dignity of these men. Casting an actor in a television show or feature film doesn't require the casting director to know anything about said actor's beliefs or intentions.
June 20, 2012 |
Texas Rangers TV play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett will receive a medical evaluation after giving an incoherent on-air description of a play that included a reference to "fifth" base. The team said in a statement Tuesday that Barnett will miss at least the rest of the Rangers' series with the San Diego Padres as he undergoes an evaluation for the inadvertent verbal miscues. According to the team, Barnett is attributing the incident Monday to a recurrence of migraine headaches.
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January 7, 2011 |
The Los Angeles Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday to appoint John Deasy as the next superintendent of the nation's second-largest school district, sources said Thursday. Deasy would replace Ramon C. Cortines, 78, who announced last year that he would retire this spring from the system he has headed since 2008. No Los Angeles Unified School District officials or administrators were willing to publicly discuss Deasy's presumed hiring. Employees said they had no authorization to do so, and elected officials said it would be improper to discuss the board's private deliberations.
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April 19, 2013 |
State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, a shift that subsequently made it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini to be ranked as the top candidate despite receiving the lowest technical rating. The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced last week that the Tutor Perini-Zachry-Parsons joint venture was the top-rated contender among five bidders seeking to build the initial 29 miles of track between Madera and Fresno.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2013 |
State high-speed rail officials acknowledged Thursday that they changed their rules for selecting a builder for the bullet train's first phase in the Central Valley, making it possible for a consortium led by Sylmar-based Tutor Perini to be ranked as the top candidate despite receiving the lowest technical rating. The California High Speed Rail Authority announced last week that the Tutor Perini-Zachary-Parsons joint venture was the top-rated contender among five bidders seeking to build the initial 29 miles of track between Madera and Fresno.
April 21, 2010 |
The bad behavior of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback' Ben Roethlisberger resulted Wednesday in a six-game suspension by the NFL and reportedly has triggered what once would have been unthinkable: The Steelers are testing the market to trade him. According to an ESPN report, Pittsburgh has been contacting teams selecting in the top 10 of this year's draft, which begins at 4:30 p.m. PDT Thursday, to gauge interest in the two-time Super Bowl winner....
November 11, 1999 |
The NHL has tripled its annual revenue during the 1990s to about $1.4 billion, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday, adding that much of the increase is because of expansion in the United States. Bettman said revenue ranges from $60 million to $70 million for teams at the high end to $30 million to $40 million for teams at the low end.
March 7, 2013
Re "School policymakers face a test of their own," March 4 The controversy over the use of standardized tests for evaluation purposes is the result of the assumption that those tests currently in widespread use are capable of differentiating between effective and ineffective teachers. Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence to support the belief that valid inferences can be made in this regard. That's why educators are so strongly opposed, not because they want to avoid accountability.
November 13, 2012
California Coach Jeff Tedford said he expects to meet next week with Athletic Director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season during Tedford's tenure. Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No. 15 Oregon State. "The first place I will look is in the mirror," Tedford said. "We'll do a deep dive and figure out where we can improve. " Tedford said he will meet with assistants and each player to get their input on how to improve the situation at Cal. The Bears (3-8, 2-6 Pac-12)