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March 11, 1986
Larry Glueck, a former assistant coach at Harvard, was named head football coach at Fordham University.
October 12, 2012 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
When teachers walked off the job in Chicago last month, they were pushing back largely against education priorities pursued by the Obama administration: revamped teacher evaluations, more charter schools and diminished job security for school employees. These issues are also high on the education agenda of Republican challenger Mitt Romney. When it comes to fundamental education issues, in fact, the presidential candidates have similar positions: Both support an overhaul in how teachers are evaluated, calling for students' standardized test scores as one measure of teachers' effectiveness.
Everyone agrees on this much: it was a hellacious night in the 41st Precinct, back in the early '70s, with the phones ringing off the hook. Lt. Lloyd Gittens, a precinct icon, grabbed one of the calls. Within seconds, he abruptly ended the conversation: "I don't have time for that. This is Fort Apache." Gittens hung up, and a legend was launched. The 41st Precinct, tucked away on a garbage-strewn block in the crumbling South Bronx, had a new identity.
July 27, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Vin Scully showed up unprepared for an assignment once in his life -- and Dodgers fans were the better for it. It was 60 years ago this November, and Scully was a 21-year-old greenhorn, recently graduated from Fordham, new to the announcing business and eager to leave his mark. The young New Yorker had been tapped by Red Barber to make his professional play-by-play debut at a Maryland-Boston University football game on Nov. 12, 1949, at Fenway Park.
February 6, 1985 | Associated Press
A Metro Atlantic Conference basketball game between Army and Fordham was suspended shortly before halftime Tuesday night after a bomb threat was telephoned to the Fordham security office, Fordham athletic director Dave Rice said. Rice said a male voice, which he described as foreign, warned that a bomb would be detonated inside Rose Hill Gymnasium "because Army is playing."
February 15, 2000 | Associated Press
Fordham Coach Bob Hill was reprimanded by the Atlantic 10 for calling the officiating "an embarrassment to basketball" after Sunday's loss to St. Joseph's. Hill was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Fordham player Steve Canal, also ejected, was suspended for one game by the school.
April 8, 1985 | RICK REILLY, Times Staff Writer
The Vin Scully Show, now embarking on its 36th year with the Dodgers, rolls on and on, with each new reviewer gushing more than the last. Fifty-seven summers aren't much betrayed in his ruddy-red Irish face. Neither is the sadness when he smiles, which, by nature and by design, is practically always. Yeah, even Vin Scully, master-weaver of high drama and happy endings, has his sadnesses.
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