November 21, 1985 |
Gordon P. Eaton, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University, on Wednesday was named president of Iowa State University, succeeding W. Robert Parks, who retired.
April 28, 1985 |
It is six months later and Billy Cannon Jr. says he still feels numbness; pins and needles tingling in both thumbs. But can there be anything so numbing as these past two years, when tragedy plundered one of Louisiana's sports symbols, the very name of Cannon? Before the tragedies, Billy Cannon Sr., the onetime Heisman Trophy winner, was a local hero of extraordinary proportions. His son, Billy Cannon Jr.
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June 25, 2001 |
"Finish what you started" is no "Got milk?," but California Coast University in Santa Ana is banking on the slogan to draw dropouts back to the classroom. As more colleges promote themselves with catch phrases and mottoes they hope will boost enrollment and donations, marketing wizards and students say the campaigns have a long way to go before they win any Clio Awards, the ad equivalent of the film industry's Oscar.
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November 4, 2008 |
They roam freely over the grassy hills, American royalty in a most unusual setting. Nearby, young Marines are being tutored in the controlled application of violence, but the 147 bison of Camp Pendleton, shaggy, rust-colored and majestic, are protected by federal law. Their piercing dark eyes, powerful appearance and sharp horns seem to warn intruders to their realm to stand clear. If they sense a threat to their young, they will charge.
June 14, 2004 |
Texas A&M University researchers have found the wreckage of a fleet of Japanese submarines that prowled for U.S. ships during World War II. The Navy used explosives to sink the 24 subs in 1946 to prevent the Soviets from taking advantage of their technology. The location of the wreckage was classified for nearly six decades. Using now-declassified Navy documents and underwater technology, an oceanography professor and graduate found the submarines 60 miles off the coast of Nagasaki.
September 18, 2013 |
Scientists probing a giant plug of earwax pulled from a dead blue whale have discovered in its hardened layers a detailed biography of the wild animal's life, from birth to death, in 6-month chapters. Their new technique, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, arms researchers with a tool to understand a whale's hormonal and chemical biography -- and a window into how pollutants, some long discontinued, still pervade...
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July 6, 1997 |
The two ladies at the dried-flower shop suddenly seemed very nervous. Jim Hogshire, author of a book called "Opium for the Masses," had just walked in and introduced himself. They'd heard of him. Hogshire had made life difficult for the flower trade by spreading information the government would rather keep quiet--namely, that it's easy to extract opium from poppies grown in gardens across America, and even from dried poppy seedpods sold in shops like this one.
May 9, 2001 |
Ugly and evocative, the story seared its way through town: In the deep, lonesome woods south of here, a black man was found dead, hanging from a pine bough. In the month since Clarence Otis Cole's body turned up, an extension cord knotted around his neck, nobody's been able to figure out why he died. Maybe the 43-year-old Sunday school teacher killed himself. Or maybe he didn't. The Texas Rangers and the FBI have opened inquiries into his death. The damage already is deep.
July 27, 2007 |
For the first time in many years, the state was declared drought-free. "We've gotten so much rain this year, we've pretty much made up for the past few years' drought conditions," said John Nielsen-Gammon, the state's climatologist and a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University.