December 1, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron spoke with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden after the Trojans' loss to UCLA, but the interim coach said Sunday the subject was the game - not his future. Orgeron, who would like to become the Trojans' permanent coach, said no meeting with Haden had been scheduled. "We just talked about going ahead and recruiting, going ahead and doing what I need to do," Orgeron said during a teleconference with reporters. "He'll talk to me when he's ready, I'm sure. " With Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin agreeing to a contract extension, USC could pursue coaches such as Vanderbilt's James Franklin , Boise State's Chris Petersen and, perhaps, Washington's Steve Sarkisian . Jack Del Rio , the Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator and interim head coach, was interviewed by Haden in November.
December 1, 2013 |
Last year, when the Supreme Court struck down the noxious Arizona law known as SB 1070, it sent a clear message to states seeking to enact their own immigration laws: Don't do it. The court ruled that the law, which in effect sought to bully undocumented immigrants into leaving the state, was an unconstitutional intrusion by a state government into an arena - immigration policy - that is the responsibility of the federal government. But apparently the high court's decision has done little to diminish support for such laws in Hazleton, Pa., and Farmers Branch, Texas, where officials have spent millions defiantly defending local housing ordinances intended to regulate immigration.
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November 30, 2013
Tony Musante, 77, a versatile actor who worked on stage and in film and television but was best known for his starring role on the 1973 TV police drama "Toma," died Tuesday of complications from surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, according to his wife of 51 years, Jane. When Musante was approached to play a New Jersey detective in "Toma," he agreed - but only for one season. So despite good reviews and ratings, in 1974 he walked away from a regular TV job. "I didn't want to play the same character for five years," he told the Associated Press a few years later.
November 25, 2013 |
Employment in L.A.'s entertainment sector rebounded last month, with the number of film and TV jobs rising 3.1% over the year before. Employment in L.A. County's motion picture and sound recording category - which covers the bulk of employment in the local film, TV and music industries - rose to 118,400 jobs in October, an increase of 3,600 jobs from October 2012 and nearly 2% from September, according to state employment data. The entertainment sector fared better than L.A. County's economy as whole.
November 24, 2013 |
Marcus Allen has seen enough. He's convinced. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner from USC said Ed Orgeron has sufficiently proved he deserves to drop the interim title and become the Trojans' head football coach. Allen isn't part of any selection committee, but if he were, he would hire Orgeron. "From the depths of despair, from a program that was flat-lining, he has made a tremendous turnaround," said Allen, the first former player to talk to the team after Lane Kiffin was fired Sept.
November 23, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - One unlikely dream scenario for USC ended, but another remained very much alive on Saturday night. The No. 23 Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado at chilly Folsom Field extended their winning streak to five games and increased the momentum for interim Coach Ed Orgeron's bid to become USC's permanent head coach. Tailback Javorius Allen rushed for three touchdowns, quarterback Cody Kessler passed for two scores and the defense forced two turnovers as USC improved to 9-3 overall and 6-2 in the Pac-12 Conference.