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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
February 24, 1997 |
NOTE TO MY EDITOR: Hi. This was really a fantastic idea for a story . . . but then most of your ideas are genius. Any suggestions (always astute) for improving this would be appreciated. I'd be happy to stay late to rework it. P.S. Cool haircut. If such oozing punches your gag reflex faster than you can say, "Nice tie," consider yourself normal. The consummate boss oiler is universally despised by peers, who rally at the water cooler, hissing: "What a brown-noser!"
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)
March 29, 2011 |
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?