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May 17, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Composer-conductor-pianist-music executive John Green, whose film work won him five Academy Awards and whose songs include "Body and Soul," "Out of Nowhere" and "I Cover the Waterfront," died at his Beverly Hills home Monday night, it was announced Tuesday. Frank Liberman, a family friend and publicist, said the diminutive, personable musician was 80 and had suffered a stroke two years ago. The official cause of death was listed as pulmonary edema, Liberman added. Green, who wrote his first hit, "Coquette," while he was still a senior at Harvard, was a dapper, confident and uncommonly articulate man whose trademark was the fresh carnation he wore in his lapel every day. He said the flower was to remind him of the beauty in the world and of his obligation to protect and extend it if he could.
November 8, 1987 | RON PIVO
Harvard 28 Pater Noster 10--Harvard expanded a 7-3 halftime lead with three touchdowns in the third quarter to keep Pater Noster winless. Harvard (4-5) is 3-2 in Santa Fe League play. Pater Noster dropped to 0-5, 0-9. Harvard was led by Martin Holly, the tailback in the team's single-wing formation. He rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown in 24 carries. Harvard attempted only three passes, Holly completing one for two yards.
February 8, 1996
Listed are area high school players who have committed to NCAA Division I universities. Wednesday was the first day of the winter signing period. Football *--* PLAYER, SCHOOL POSITION COLLEGE Abed Abusaleh, Harvard-Westlake RB Columbia Aaron Arnold, Monroe QB CS Northridge Alvan Arzu, Notre Dame RB Washington State Steve Aylsworth, Westlake WR Lehigh Sam Benner, St.
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.
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.
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