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October 2, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One strike was averted, another was settled and a third continued in school districts in three states. New York City and its teachers' union reached a tentative agreement on a $236-million contract that would raise salaries 5.5%. The old contract, covering 65,000 public school teachers and 20,000 other school employees, expired over the weekend. School was in session Monday. A strike by public school teachers in New Orleans entered its third week after union negotiators rejected an offer.
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SPORTS
April 17, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Louisiana State University sent John David Booty a recruiting letter in the sixth grade. Miami relayed an informal scholarship offer the next year when the strong-armed young quarterback took his first high school snap as a seventh-grader. Booty stayed on the fast track to college football, and possibly beyond, when he announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La., and enroll at USC in the fall.
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NEWS
September 6, 1988
Another Pennsylvania school walkout was announced as teacher strikes in four states affected nearly 50,000 students. More than 2,500 teachers were on strike in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Louisiana. Pennsylvania's strikes grew to seven when 315 teachers in the Cheltenham District of Montgomery County, with 3,800 students, reached an impasse on salary and working conditions.
NEWS
June 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Louisiana law that allows public schools to set aside time for prayer. A 1976 law initially allowed for silent meditation. It was amended in 1992 to include the word "prayer" and again last year to remove the word "silent." The change to verbal prayer amounted to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the Legislature, Judge Robert James ruled Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1989 | From Religious News Service
The American Jewish Congress says a Louisiana high school principal was right to require a graduating senior to delete all religious references from her valedictory speech in May, 1987. The agency made this contention in a brief asking the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a lower court's ruling issued last February in a case involving Angela Kaye Guidry. When she was named valedictorian at Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, La.
NEWS
June 15, 2000 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Louisiana law that allows public schools to set aside time for prayer. A 1976 law initially allowed for silent meditation. It was amended in 1992 to include the word "prayer" and again last year to remove the word "silent." The change to verbal prayer amounted to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the Legislature, Judge Robert James ruled Wednesday.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | ALAN SAYRE, Associated Press
Change comes slowly down the two-lane highway that winds through forests and dairy pastures into Greensburg. It's taken four decades for desegregation to reach the seat of St. Helena Parish. Even now, a visitor looking for John Hall's house behind the Masonic lodge is asked: "You talking about the white Masonic hall or the black one?" "This parish hasn't changed since 1907 . . . . Education has been what kept it like it is," said Hall, a construction worker who has spent 37 of his 70 years fighting to give black students--including his 14 children--a chance.
SPORTS
May 13, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bridgete Williams, a 5-foot-6 guard who led Harbor College's basketball team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, has signed a letter of intent to play at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., in the fall. Williams, a Morningside High grad, said she also visited Cal State Long Beach, but preferred the atmosphere at Northwestern. "It was nice and quiet and the people were real nice," she said. "I think they'll really appreciate me there."
SPORTS
April 17, 2003 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Louisiana State University sent John David Booty a recruiting letter in the sixth grade. Miami relayed an informal scholarship offer the next year when the strong-armed young quarterback took his first high school snap as a seventh-grader. Booty stayed on the fast track to college football, and possibly beyond, when he announced Wednesday that he will forgo his senior season at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, La., and enroll at USC in the fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1988
While Sunday night's TV production of "Inherit the Wind" was not flattering to creationists, its stand against censorship was not missed by creation scientists, who observe with irony how the tables have turned 63 years after the Scopes trial. Howard Rosenberg and Bart Mills noted this as well ("Still Inheriting the Wind," March 18). It is now the teaching of creation that is banned in public schools.
SPORTS
May 13, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bridgete Williams, a 5-foot-6 guard who led Harbor College's basketball team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament, has signed a letter of intent to play at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., in the fall. Williams, a Morningside High grad, said she also visited Cal State Long Beach, but preferred the atmosphere at Northwestern. "It was nice and quiet and the people were real nice," she said. "I think they'll really appreciate me there."
NEWS
October 2, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One strike was averted, another was settled and a third continued in school districts in three states. New York City and its teachers' union reached a tentative agreement on a $236-million contract that would raise salaries 5.5%. The old contract, covering 65,000 public school teachers and 20,000 other school employees, expired over the weekend. School was in session Monday. A strike by public school teachers in New Orleans entered its third week after union negotiators rejected an offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1989 | From Religious News Service
The American Jewish Congress says a Louisiana high school principal was right to require a graduating senior to delete all religious references from her valedictory speech in May, 1987. The agency made this contention in a brief asking the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to uphold a lower court's ruling issued last February in a case involving Angela Kaye Guidry. When she was named valedictorian at Sam Houston High School in Moss Bluff, La.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | ALAN SAYRE, Associated Press
Change comes slowly down the two-lane highway that winds through forests and dairy pastures into Greensburg. It's taken four decades for desegregation to reach the seat of St. Helena Parish. Even now, a visitor looking for John Hall's house behind the Masonic lodge is asked: "You talking about the white Masonic hall or the black one?" "This parish hasn't changed since 1907 . . . . Education has been what kept it like it is," said Hall, a construction worker who has spent 37 of his 70 years fighting to give black students--including his 14 children--a chance.
NEWS
September 6, 1988
Another Pennsylvania school walkout was announced as teacher strikes in four states affected nearly 50,000 students. More than 2,500 teachers were on strike in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Louisiana. Pennsylvania's strikes grew to seven when 315 teachers in the Cheltenham District of Montgomery County, with 3,800 students, reached an impasse on salary and working conditions.
OPINION
September 23, 2005
KATRINA-BUFFETED STUDENTS deserve all the help, public and private, we can give. But they are not entitled to a private education at public expense -- especially not half a billion dollars' worth. The Bush administration's offer to shoulder the financial burden of educating the children of Katrina is both prudent and generous. The president deserves applause for his proposal to allocate $1.
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