November 24, 1990 |
South Grand Prairie High senior quarterback Bill Shafer, a victim of Texas' "no pass, no play" regulations, was allowed to play one last game Friday, and he made it count. Under Texas University Interscholastic League rules, Shafer and five other starters were technically eligible only until the hour of the final school bell Friday (3:10 p.m., CST), after failing at least one course during the last six-week grading period.
February 14, 1992 |
Six of the 197 students at Rivercrest High School in northeast Texas have tested positive for the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS, Supt. Freddy Wade confirmed at a news conference Thursday. That is more than six times the national average infection rate of one in 250 people. Although none of the infected students participate in extracurricular activities, two junior varsity girls basketball games have been canceled when opponents refused to play Rivercrest.
June 26, 1999 |
Last fall, size alone wasn't enough for Nate Steinbacher. Sure, he stood 6-feet-6 and weighed 325 pounds, but he also had to be quick when he stepped onto the football field for Esperanza High. A lot quicker than he had been as a junior. So Steinbacher, who played offensive tackle, spent the off-season lifting weights. He logged plenty of hours running on the track and up a steep street near campus in the Yorba Linda foothills. The work paid off.
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April 23, 1991 |
The results of the U.S. Academic Decathlon brought a sinking feeling of deja vu to eight students from Orange County on Monday afternoon. For the second year in a row, Laguna Hills High School, representing California, placed second in the two-day scholastic competition involving 45 champion teams from across the nation. Once again, it was the state champions from Texas that topped Laguna Hills' score and walked away with top honors. The team from J.J.
April 8, 1992 |
The principal calls it "the coup of the century." The Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is a record. And a teacher who gets much of the credit says modestly that "their parents give them the direction and care about them . . . . I provide them with an opportunity to display their wares."
January 17, 2003 |
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration Thursday called on the Supreme Court to replace race-based affirmative action in college and university admissions with "race-neutral" approaches that reward top students regardless of their race or ethnic heritage.