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January 5, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writer
Dr. James Comer clearly remembers the house call he made one night in East Chicago, Ind., when he was a young intern moonlighting for another doctor. Opening the apartment door, he was instantly repelled by the sight of thousands of cockroaches crawling on the walls and on two children asleep in orange crates on the floor.
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May 19, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Yale psychiatrist James P. Comer started trying out his educational ideas in two of New Haven's most troubled inner-city schools in 1968, initial signs were not encouraging. Teachers and administrators began the experiment with high hopes, but soon were squabbling over apparent failures. Parents grew so angry that they planned a protest march. And in the classrooms, children were confused and uncontrollable.
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May 19, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Yale psychiatrist James P. Comer started trying out his educational ideas in two of New Haven's most troubled inner-city schools in 1968, initial signs were not encouraging. Teachers and administrators began the experiment with high hopes, but soon were squabbling over apparent failures. Parents grew so angry that they planned a protest march. And in the classrooms, children were confused and uncontrollable.
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January 5, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Staff Writer
Dr. James Comer clearly remembers the house call he made one night in East Chicago, Ind., when he was a young intern moonlighting for another doctor. Opening the apartment door, he was instantly repelled by the sight of thousands of cockroaches crawling on the walls and on two children asleep in orange crates on the floor.
NEWS
October 4, 1992
Maggie Comer Robinson, 88, the inspiration for the book and television documentary about one black family's impressive move up the economic ladder, "Maggie's American Dream." Mrs. Robinson, who was illiterate, insisted that her five children do well in school and pursue higher education. One son, Dr. James Comer, director of Yale University's Child Study Center, chronicled her struggles to raise a family in East Chicago, Ind., during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Arrest warrants have been issued for six landlords who failed to repair their rundown buildings in Buena Clinton, a squalid Garden Grove neighborhood considered the worst slum in the county. Two West Orange County Municipal Court judges issued the warrants, based on criminal complaints filed by Garden Grove, which is trying to crack down on building code violations in the blighted area, Deputy City Atty. William McName said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
A school-based health and social service clinic was approved in concept late Tuesday night to serve public schools in the East San Diego neighborhoods around Hoover High. The 3-2 favorable vote by the San Diego Unified School District board of trustees followed almost five hours of debate, at times highly emotional and centering on pregnancy counseling and contraception. The decision directs Hoover administrators to set up a broadly representative committee of parents and community leaders in the Mid-City area to design a detailed plan with a menu of specific medical services, draw up a contract for a clinic operator and obtain money from private national foundations that support such clinics.
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January 5, 1992 | KENNETH J. COOPER, THE WASHINGTON POST
At South Pointe Elementary School, the desks are never aligned in neat rows. No classroom is completely walled off from another. Each has a television, computer, telephone and a rocking chair in the reading corner. Each pupil at South Pointe will be assigned to one of four "communities," a school within the school, and spend all of his or her elementary years there. "We want to have an atmosphere like home," said Beth Rosenthal, a third-grade teacher. South Pointe opened here Sept.
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July 13, 1993 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roland Gilbert had well-meaning school counselors. He entered job training programs. But he still used guns, robbed a bank and went to prison. He participated in "tons" of rehabilitation and education programs. He obtained loans and grants for college and graduate school. Yet he smoked crack, slapped his girlfriends and lived a "me-first" lifestyle in South-Central Los Angeles. It wasn't until an extravagant binge and spiritual conversion 10 years ago that he was ready to change.
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December 11, 1992 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly half of America's adolescents have too little to do after school and are in danger of falling victim to gangs, drugs, sex or other activities that could limit their potential as adults, the Carnegie Corp. of New York said in a report released Thursday.
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July 16, 1995 | Vartan Gregorian, Vartan Gregorian is a professor of history and president of Brown University
In his 1835 classic, "Democracy in America," Alexis de Tocqueville coined the term individualism to describe the essential American character. "Individualism is a word . . . to describe a new idea," he wrote. "Our fathers only knew about egoism."
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