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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."
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April 5, 2009 |
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.
October 6, 2011 |
With two words, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown launched himself into controversy Thursday morning when he joked about being glad that Elizabeth Warren, his likely Democratic opponent in 2012, had never posed in the nude. Brown was responding to a quip Warren made at a Democratic debate Tuesday. Asked how she had paid for college - compared with Brown, who once posed partially nude for Cosmopolitan - Warren said: “I kept my clothes on.” Brown fired back during an interview onBoston radio station WZLX: “Thank God!
March 30, 1986 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
January 25, 2004
I look forward to reading Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s book "America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues With African Americans," but I was disappointed by the excerpt ("Inside Black Hollywood," Jan. 4). Contrary to Gates' assertion, Hollywood is long on history, and for many important players in Hollywood, Harvard is not "a million miles away." The essence of the excerpt seemed to be who holds power in Hollywood, and that as of 2004 blacks still lack power. But many of those who do have it were educated at places such as Harvard, Boston University, Emerson College and other East Coast universities.
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