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August 18, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Willie Nelson can't even play at a benefit for wiped-out bank investors in Texas without someone stirring up a fuss. Herbert Reynolds, the president of Baylor University in Waco, canceled Nelson's Nov. 14 gig at the school because Reynolds said he was "concerned for the health and well-being of the American people." The concert was to be a benefit for depositors of the failed Leroy Bank in nearby Leroy.
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November 12, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baylor University, tree-shaded and bordered on one side by the muddy Brazos River, is a place where controversy seldom finds a home. The strife-torn anti-war years barely made a ripple at this, the largest Baptist institution in the world. The commotion when Playboy magazine wanted to photograph female students in the altogether a few years back was about as steamy as it gets. Until now. Baylor, and in particular its president, Dr.
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November 12, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baylor University, tree-shaded and bordered on one side by the muddy Brazos River, is a place where controversy seldom finds a home. The strife-torn anti-war years barely made a ripple at this, the largest Baptist institution in the world. The commotion when Playboy magazine wanted to photograph female students in the altogether a few years back was about as steamy as it gets. Until now. Baylor, and in particular its president, Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Willie Nelson can't even play at a benefit for wiped-out bank investors in Texas without someone stirring up a fuss. Herbert Reynolds, the president of Baylor University in Waco, canceled Nelson's Nov. 14 gig at the school because Reynolds said he was "concerned for the health and well-being of the American people." The concert was to be a benefit for depositors of the failed Leroy Bank in nearby Leroy.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1989 | From Times wire services
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear the appeal of five former Boeing executives ordered to return $485,000 paid them by Boeing when they accepted high-level Pentagon positions in 1981-82. Boeing said the money was severance payments, but the Justice Department sued Boeing and the five officials, saying the payments were made only because the men were assuming government positions and were in violation of a U.S. law against supplementing the salary of federal workers.
SPORTS
July 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Baylor basketball player John Wheeler filed a $3-million lawsuit in Dallas, accusing former Baylor coach Jim Haller of helping him purchase steroids and inducing him to take the drugs. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, names Haller, Baylor and Haller's current employer--MBank N.A. in Waco as defendants. Wheeler, 27, and his mother, Nina Wheeler, are listed as plaintiffs. The 7-foot center attended Baylor in 1983-85.
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November 2, 1991 | From Religious News Service
As Texas Baptists prepare to vote on the future of Baylor University in Waco, the debate has grown increasingly nasty, with charges of deception and skulduggery being leveled on both sides. The Baptist General Convention of Texas will hold its annual meeting next weekend on the campus of Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university. School officials are convinced that fundamentalists are moving to get control.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1991 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Performers Susan Watson, Lainie Nelson, George Ball and Dan Gettinger call their show "A Broadway Celebration." At Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, where the touring production stopped on Sunday, they made it clear why they were celebrating. Less clear was why certain obvious names were left out of the party. Most of the big names behind the great Broadway show songs are the guests of honor here--Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jule Styne.
SPORTS
February 23, 1985
Baylor University basketball Coach Jim Haller resigned Friday, following a television broadcast of a tape on which he allegedly was heard discussing car payments and the use of steroids with a former player. Haller will remain as coach through the end of the Southwest Conference season, Baylor President Herbert Reynolds said.
SPORTS
June 29, 1985
George Steinbrenner was denied an owner's license by Minnesota thoroughbred racing officials Friday because he made illegal political contributions to President Richard Nixon. Dave Freeman, deputy racing commission director, said Steinbrenner's request for an owner's license at Canterbury Downs, Minnesota's first pari-mutuel horse racing track, was turned down because state racing laws require a participant to sign a form saying he has never been convicted of a felony.
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November 12, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Second-seeded Mary Pierce defeated tennis newcomer Meilen Tu of Northridge, 6-2, 6-4, Friday to reach the semifinals of the Virginia Slims of Philadelphia. Also advancing were No. 5 Natalia Zvereva and Anke Huber. Tu, 16, a wild-card entrant who had played only 10 professional matches before facing Pierce, reached her second quarterfinals. * Pete Sampras defeated Byron Black of Zimbabwe, 6-1, 6-3, to reach the semifinals of the European Community Championship in Antwerp, Belgium.
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February 28, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that narrows government conflict-of-interest rules, the Supreme Court said Tuesday that a corporation may give employees who are about to take top federal positions special bonuses of more than $100,000. In a 9-0 ruling, the court said that the legal ban on giving outside pay to government officials applies only to those who are on the job, not those who are scheduled to get positions. The decision spares five former Boeing Co.
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