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September 3, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on whether a Mexican immigrant in the United States without legal permission who graduated from law school and passed the bar should be licensed as a lawyer. Sergio C. Garcia , 36, has been trying to get his California law license for fours years. The State Bar of California and Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris support his bid. But the Obama administration has told the state high court that federal law prohibits giving a license or “public benefit” to “an unlawfully present alien.” The court is expected to decide Garcia's fate within 90 days after Wednesday's hearing.
August 30, 2013 |
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice - unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the day, using two critical but often-disparaged technologies: chemical pesticides in the short run and genetic engineering in the longer term. The pestilence that is devastating Florida citrus is a disease called citrus greening. It is caused by a bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus , which is spread by small insects called psyllids.
August 27, 2013 |
It's a nickname any teenage football player would cherish. "Green Room Roy" is what offensive tackle Roy Hemsley of L.A. Windward is called. It was given to him by assistant coach Chuck Price, who also happens to be an NFL agent. It refers to the room where potential first-round picks hang out during the draft. Hemsley giggles when "Green Room Roy" comes up. "I like that nickname," he said. Hemsley, 6 feet 6, 260 pounds, is still far away from realistically thinking he could be "Green Room Roy," but it's not so hard to believe considering his athletic talent.
August 22, 2013 |
Curtis Bolton; Vista Murrieta; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Defensive end with quickness. Joe Brown; Paramount; 6-5, 340; Sr.; Defensive MVP in San Gabriel Valley League. Malik Dorton; St. John Bosco; 6-3, 235; Sr.; Lots of strength, quickness. Jason Fao; Long Beach Poly; 6-1, 280; Sr. Let's see who can block him. Jase Franke; St. Bonaventure; 6-4, 260; Sr.; Colorado commit is powerful tackler. Greg Gaines; La Habra; 6-1, 275; Sr.; Boise State commit is powerful in middle. Rasheem Green; Gardena Serra; 6-5, 270; Jr.; Will be national recruit in 2015 Keisean Lucier-South; Orange Lutheran; 6-5, 210; Jr.; Has lots of athleticism.
August 22, 2013 |
Among John Green "Nerdfighter" fans, Esther Earl is known as the girl who inspired "The Fault in Our Stars" -- the book is even dedicated to her. Earl died in 2010 at 16, four years after she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. A whole new audience will get to know Esther when a collection of her writings, " This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl ," is published by Dutton in January 2014. Green will write the foreword. "The Fault in Our Stars" is the bestselling novel about two teens who meet in a cancer support group; a movie adaptation with Shailene Woodley is filming.
August 14, 2013 |
By the light of day, the two transgenic baby rabbits look no different from their non-transgenic siblings -- white, fluffy and very cute. But put the whole litter under a black light, and you'll know exactly which two bunnies are special. They'll be glowing bright , fluorescent green. (For daylight and black-light shots of the transgenic rabbits and their littermates, see the photo gallery above). The glowing bunnies were born this month in a lab at the University of Istanbul.
August 13, 2013 |
UCLA is going to miss the 1,734 yards rushing that Johnathan Franklin rolled up. That's a no-brainer. What's No. 2 on the list? "A running back who can pass-block is probably the quarterback's best friend," Brett Hundley - UCLA's quarterback - said. Steve Broussard , the Bruins' running backs coach, is trying to line up Hundley's next best friend. UCLA backs have spent time working at chipping linebackers, picking up safeties and identifying cornerbacks who are on a quarterback hunt.
August 5, 2013 |
The Green Bay Packers might be forced to shuffle their renovated offensive line after starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage. Only three months ago, Coach Mike McCarthy moved Bulaga from right tackle to left tackle, Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton from right guard to left guard, T.J. Lang from left guard to right guard and Marshall Newhouse , who started 28 games the last two seasons at left tackle, to right tackle.
August 5, 2013 |
USC senior Kevin Greene has switched from the defensive line to tight end to augment a talented but thin position group. Juniors Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer and sophomore Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick are the only scholarship tight ends on the roster. Grimble, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, caught 29 passes last season, five for touchdowns. Telfer, 6-4, 250, caught 12 passes, four for touchdowns. The 6-4, 255-pound Cope-Fitzpatrick caught two passes for 12 yards. Greene, 6-4 and 255 pounds, played in 11 games on defense and special teams last season and made five tackles, including two sacks.
August 3, 2013 |
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known filmmaker David Gordon Green and features popular actors Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Usually such a project might have been covered rather breathlessly online and speculated about in social media. It certainly seemed like more people would have noticed a film bringing together talent involved with such films as "Pineapple Express," "This Is 40" and "Into the Wild.