CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 |
What makes a Christian college? Students who pray a lot, hold traditional views on sexuality and illegal drugs and, in more than a few cases, are prodigious beer drinkers. In a survey of some 56,000 students at 310 of the nation's colleges, Mormon-affiliated Brigham Young University was rated as the most religious school, while Loyola Marymount University ranked third. The least religious--according to students' perceptions of their peers--was Reed College in Portland, Ore.
December 18, 1988 |
Wade Sexton recovered a Georgia Southern fumble at the Furman 10-yard-line late in the game, and the Paladins won the NCAA Division I-AA championship with a 17-12 victory Saturday night. The Paladins (13-2), of the Southern Conference, avenged a 44-42 loss to independent Georgia Southern (12-3) in the 1985 championship game. Furman had a 17-6 lead when Mark Giles blocked a punt and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown to pull Georgia Southern close in the final quarter.
March 7, 1999 |
Eleven days after Bevo Francis became the first player to score at least 100 points in a college basketball game, Frank Selvy became the second. And no player since has come close. Francis scored 113 for Division II Rio Grande against Hillsdale on Feb. 2, 1954; Selvy scored 100 for Division I Furman against Division II Newberry on Feb. 13. In the 45 seasons since, the most any player has scored is 81, by Portland State's Freeman Williams in 1978.
November 23, 1989 |
Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., whose 1969 nomination to the Supreme Court by President Richard M. Nixon was rejected by the Senate because of questions about his judicial ethics and views on minorities, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 77. The semi-retired federal judge died at home. His wife, Dorothy, said her husband had suffered from a heart ailment in the last year but had continued to hear cases part-time.
June 1, 2008 |
President Bush admitted in a commencement speech that when he left college, thinking about how to be a "model citizen" was the furthest thing from his mind. Yet that was the goal the president set for the 2008 graduating class of Furman University in Greenville. "As you move ahead in life, you will find temptations and distractions that can take you off course," Bush said. "You might also find that years may pass before you learn some important truths: that who you are is more important than what you have.