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August 23, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known as "Jack," was 92. During his decade-long presidency, Hubbard was credited with helping to boost the University of Southern California's finances and academic reputation. But his term also was marked with controversies over donations from the shah of Iran and from corporations doing business in Saudi Arabia.
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August 23, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known as "Jack," was 92. During his decade-long presidency, Hubbard was credited with helping to boost the University of Southern California's finances and academic reputation. But his term also was marked with controversies over donations from the shah of Iran and from corporations doing business in Saudi Arabia.
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November 23, 1988
President Reagan invoked his constitutional powers to grant recess appointments to 32 people, including a number of controversial nominees. White House officials said the appointees were expected to assume their offices even though their appointments may expire Jan. 20 when George Bush becomes President. Recess appointees have the same powers as officials confirmed by the Senate.
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November 23, 1988
President Reagan invoked his constitutional powers to grant recess appointments to 32 people, including a number of controversial nominees. White House officials said the appointees were expected to assume their offices even though their appointments may expire Jan. 20 when George Bush becomes President. Recess appointees have the same powers as officials confirmed by the Senate.
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November 26, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Bloland, a psychologist, professor and former vice president of student affairs at USC who prided himself on defusing student anti-Vietnam uprisings, has died. He was 75. Bloland, also a well-known conservationist and mountaineer, died Nov. 19 of cancer at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, USC officials announced. Head of the university's counseling psychology department as well as dean of students, Bloland channeled student outrage over U.S.
SPORTS
April 29, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Humility is not one of Willie Mays' strong suits. In a taped interview to be shown on Bob Costas' HBO show Tuesday, Costas asks Mays: "Have you ever seen anybody as a contemporary? Have you ever seen anybody who [made you say]: 'That guy is as good or better than me?' " Says Mays: "I can't. You name one and I'll tell you no. Just name one. Anybody." Costas: "Barry Bonds?" Mays: "No. Barry couldn't throw with me. He might not have been able to run with me.
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February 29, 2000 | PATT DIROLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For as long as USC senior Maricela Rodriguez can remember, her mother has worked as a housekeeper at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. But Friday night, her mother, Maria Orbelina Rodriguez, was the belle of the ball, seated front and center in the posh hotel where she's worked for 23 years. Surrounded by an armada of civic and university officials, Rodriguez beamed through her tears as her daughter accepted the USC Mexican American Alumni Assn.'s highest honor, the John R.
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September 12, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
Dozens of festivities surround the inauguration of USC's 10th president, Steven B. Sample. Cornell University President Frank Rhodes will speak at the event, to be held Sept. 20 at Alumni Park, and USC trustees chairman Forrest Shumway will conduct the investiture. The meticulous handwritten minutes of the meeting that launched the university in 1880 were among artifacts unveiled last week, by USC's library at its "milestones reception."
SPORTS
December 28, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Robinson accepts it with a shrug, as if being unforgiven in an unforgiving place is simply part of life. Like death and taxes? Something like that. After three seasons in his second term as USC's football coach, his teams have a better record than any other Pacific 10 Conference school, have shared two conference championships and Monday will play in a third consecutive bowl game, this time the Rose Bowl.
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September 18, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Patti Skouras and Felisa Vanoff wanted the Joffrey Ballet Opening Night at the Music Center's Grand Hall to be like "champagne bubbling" for the Joffrey's 30th anniversary. It was. Literally, and figuratively.
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