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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.
August 6, 2010 |
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.
December 19, 1985 |
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.
July 21, 1985 |
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.
June 29, 2001 |
It's been 73 years since Glen and Bessie Hyde vanished on a honeymoon voyage through the Grand Canyon, but what exactly happened to them is still a mystery. On the Colorado River on summer nights, passengers on commercial rafting trips stand around campfires while boatmen speculate about the young Idaho bean farmer and his bride. They say Bessie wanted to be the first woman to boat through the Grand Canyon. She almost made it.
January 29, 1989 |
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.
September 28, 1988 |
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.
May 16, 2006 |
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.
September 15, 1988 |
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.
September 23, 1988 |
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.