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November 3, 2001
Re "Towers of Missing Paperwork," Oct. 30: During the weeks since the destruction of the World Trade Center and the partial destruction of the Pentagon, we have heard a lot about heroes and extraordinary people involved with the rescue and cleanup. How grateful we are, then, to New York City attorney Roman Popik, who put it all in perspective for us: "A Harvard law degree or a Stanford MBA is not just a degree. It's like having a World Trade Center address. It says everything about who you are. Without it, you're just ordinary."
April 5, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
The amazing Grovinya "Sweets" Underwood is on my left, her aunt on my right, her basketball coach in front of me. We're sitting in the library at Centennial High in Compton, talking about the odds against beating the odds. Underwood lost her mother to breast cancer, her father to a heart attack and a 21-year-old cousin to murder. She was 10 when she moved in with her aunt, Corlotta Adams, who was both loving and demanding. Very demanding.
April 29, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
David Forst of Encino offers no apologies for choosing schools based on academics instead of athletics. In Little League, he competed on all-star teams with former Notre Dame High and USC shortstop Ryan Stromsborg, who is playing in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization. But Forst chose to leave the Valley to attend Brentwood School on the Westside, hardly a place to get noticed in baseball.
March 30, 1986 | Associated Press
Mike Donnelly's blast from the top of the left circle with 2:51 remaining gave Michigan State a 6-5 victory over Harvard and the 1986 NCAA hockey championship Saturday night at the Providence Civic Center. Earlier, in the consolation game, Minnesota beat Denver, 6-4. Donnelly's goal, his 59th of the season, capped a strong three-goal third-period comeback by the Spartans (34-9-2), who had trailed for much of the game.
January 10, 1991
Any time I see an article making sweeping generalities about Latinos, I see red. If the article is written by a Latino, readers start to believe it. Latinos do not go into science? I don't know about today's Latino youth, though I suspect they suffer from the same malaise that afflicts others--no commitment, drive or ambition. In my family (and we were poor), I had an uncle who was an electrical engineer. My cousins in Texas all got scholarships to Johns Hopkins, Caltech and Harvard.
April 16, 1989
Track and field athletes from Ivy League rivals Harvard and Yale joined forces to defeat a combined team from English universities Oxford and Cambridge in the rain at New Haven, Conn. The U.S. team defeated the British, 21-13, in the 32nd trans-Atlantic meet, a traditional event that has featured such legendary track and field athletes as Roger Bannister, the first man to run the mile faster than four minutes. The meet also was scored as a dual meet between Harvard and Yale, which the Crimson won, 88-75, as freshman sprinter Derrick Horner won the 100 and 200 meters, placed second in the long jump and anchored Harvard's winning 400-meter relay team.
March 17, 1996
In the article about George Plimpton and humor in America ("What Tickles America's Fancy?" March 10) is the statement that Plimpton was a "founder of the Harvard Lampoon." I'm not sure exactly when the Harvard Lampoon was founded, but I do know that Robert Benchley, Class of 1912, worked on it. From this we must draw one of two conclusions: No. 1. Plimpton is much older than he looks. No. 2. You've been had. CARLO PANNO Reseda Editor's note: No. 3. Because of a transcription error, the phrase "worked for" the Lampoon became "founder of" the Lampoon.
February 16, 2002
Oscar De La Hoya claims Fernando Vargas "is bad for the sport." This comes from the same guy who publicly called his promoter "one of the biggest Jews to come out of Harvard." Alan Wisotsky Thousand Oaks
September 19, 1987 | Steven Herbert
Beverly Hills 28, Harvard 6 KEY PLAYS Beverly Hills running back Willie Crawford caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Jason Goldberg on a fourth-and-goal on the game's first possession, capping a 9-play, 65-yard drive. . . . Monroe Gorden's 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Beverly Hills a 21-0 lead. . . . Tailback Martin Holly ran 8 yards in the fourth quarter for Harvard's lone score. . . . Crawford scored second-half touchdowns on runs of 6 and 7 yards. . . .
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