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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
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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NATIONAL
September 6, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, This story has been updated. See note below for details.
[Updated at 1:19 p.m.: Tom Brokaw, the veteran NBC News correspondent, has been discharged from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital where he was taken earlier Thursday after he reported feeling lightheaded. Brokaw, 72, said he'd mistakenly taken an Ambien on the same morning he was making an appearance on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.” NBC News President Steve Capus released a statement updating the public on Brokaw's condition. “After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged," the statement said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 | Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
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 | By Dan Weikel and Ralph Vartabedian
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.
SPORTS
April 21, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
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....
SPORTS
November 11, 1999 | Associated Press
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.
OPINION
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.
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
March 29, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
A seven-day disabled list will be used this season for players who have suffered concussions, enabling teams to maintain a full roster without jeopardizing the health of those whose symptoms have yet to clear up. Since symptoms are often resolved in five to seven days, teams and players have been reluctant to use the 15-day disabled list. "The one thing you don't want to do is put someone in position the day after or two days later all of a sudden by saying, 'Are you feeling OK?
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