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NEWS
July 21, 1985 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
You spend a whole lot of time just staying alive. --Lisa Coffey On the surface, the problem seemed insurmountable. The surface was Las Vegas, where Lisa Coffey lives with fiance Randal Grandstaff. The problem was spending a little quality time together. Randal, as is his wont, was about to leave on another business trip, this one lasting 3 1/2 months. Lisa thought it would be nice to join Randal for a month or so. Randal thought it would be nice too.
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April 15, 2013
There is no obvious heir apparent lined up to take over the University of California system after Mark Yudof retires as president. Yudof was the first true outsider selected to run the sprawling institution in more than 100 years. So experts predict the search for a new president will look to leaders of large public university systems elsewhere in the country that, like UC, have faced dramatic declines in state financial support. Some observers expect the hunt to extend beyond academia, to government or business leaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The most famous comment about the reason for climbing Mt. Everest was made by a man who never made it to the top. Or did he? That would be British mountaineer George Mallory, who replied, "Because it's there," when asked why he wanted to conquer the highest peak in the world. Mallory looked on his quest as "the wildest dream," and an absorbing new documentary called "The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest" deals with the climber's fate and his legacy in an unexpected combination on ways.
NEWS
December 19, 1985 | DAVID NELSON, Society
Sir Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 became the first man to stand on the peak of Mt. Everest, makes Indiana Jones look like "the shy, retiring type," according to actor Gerald McRaney. McRaney, the popular star of television's "Simon and Simon" detective series, nearly upstaged the famous explorer at last week's "An Evening with Sir Edmund Hillary," the fifth annual UC San Diego Medical Center Auxiliary celebrity dinner.
SPORTS
January 29, 1989 | STEVE BERKOWITZ, The Washington Post
Dale Brown says Chris Jackson is "a very unique man." "Somewhere along his life," Brown said this week, "the good Lord reached down and touched him on the shoulder. He gave him special skills and He gave him a special attitude." He also gave Chris Jackson to Dale Brown and Louisiana State University. And ever since, it has been Jackson who has been doing most of the giving. With this 6-foot-1, 170-pound freshman point guard from Gulfport, Miss., averaging 28.1 points, 4.2 assists, 3.
NEWS
September 28, 1988 | Associated Press
A Frenchman reached the summit of Mt. Everest after climbing for 22 hours and 30 minutes, a record time for scaling the world's tallest mountain, Nepalese officials said Tuesday. Marc Batard, making a solo climb without oxygen gear, also became the first person to climb Everest in under 24 hours, according to the Nepalese Tourism Ministry. Batard left a base camp at the 17,385-foot elevation at 5 p.m. Sunday and reached the 29,028-foot summit at 3:30 p.m. Monday, it said.
WORLD
May 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A New Zealand climber who had lost part of both legs to frostbite became the first double amputee to conquer Mt. Everest, despite breaking one of his artificial limbs during the ascent. Mark Inglis, 47, called his wife, Anne, in New Zealand to tell her he was on the 29,035-foot summit of the world's highest mountain. Inglis repaired the broken artificial leg about 21,000 feet up.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | Reuters
A lone Frenchman attempting the fastest ascent of Mt. Everest gave up today, 330 feet below the summit of the world's highest mountain. Exhaustion and bad weather forced Marc Batard, 36, to turn back 23 hours after beginning his climb from a base camp at 17,400 feet, the Nepal Tourism Ministry said. The climber, a mountain guide from Megeve, France, near Mt. Blanc, was not using oxygen during his ascent.
NEWS
September 23, 1988 | United Press International
The Northwest American Everest Expedition plans to move out Saturday from its base camp more than halfway up the world's highest peak in anticipation of reaching the summit next week, a Seattle spokesman said today. Dan McConnell reported the eight-member team hopes to send three people to the summit of 29,108-foot Mt. Everest on Wednesday.
OPINION
June 2, 2005
The 1933 event created worldwide news. Royal Air Force pilot David McIntyre and the Scottish marquess of Clydesdale, flying two open-cockpit Westland aircraft, became the first to fly over the summit of 29,035-foot Mt. Everest, the highest point in the world. Climbers did not reach that point until 1953. There were headlines again in 1991, with the first hot air balloon flight over Everest. But there was barely a ripple in mid-May when a French helicopter actually landed on the summit of Mt.
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