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October 3, 2012 | By Mark Medina
                                        The moment the doors opened to the Lakers' practice facility, the team showed on Tuesday a first-hand glimpse of what could mark a significant variable in the team's championship fortunes. Sure, part of that included Dwight Howard's participation and admission afterward that  he may have recovered enough from back surgery to play in a few preseason games.
March 31, 2014
Michael Whitley was named Assistant Managing Editor in December 2007.  Whitley joined The Times in April 2003 as deputy design director for news after serving as team leader for news and projects at the Charlotte Observer. In January 2006 he was named design director for news, overseeing design for the A, California, Business and Sports sections.  He previously served as projects designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune and the deputy design director for news and sports at the Copley Suburban Chicago Newspapers.
August 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The moment the Lakers bring the ball up the floor, plenty of movement will ensue. They'll constantly make cuts and passes to ensure balanced spacing. Regardless of position, each player will operate from various spots on the floor. How they run these sets and counters won't be predetermined. It will mostly depend on how the defense reacts. Ah, the glory days of the triangle offense. The Lakers didn't always love running Phil Jackson's system, and they proved eager in moving to a more traditional offense under Mike Brown once Jackson retired.
March 17, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger
Everyone loves to hate the “Princeton Mom.” “Marry Smart,” the new book by Susan Patton, Princeton class of 1977 and mother of two Princeton sons, that advises young women to start looking for their future husbands as early as college -- and also to cultivate the maturity, physical attractiveness, and personal traits that would make them appealing to young men of brains and good character -- is currently every feminist's favorite slow-moving target....
March 17, 2011
Brandon Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the final minute against Princeton. His confidence could have been shaken. His ego could have been bruised. After all, he was a freshman playing in his first NCAA tournament game. Then again, Knight's no ordinary newcomer. 2011 NCAA men's tournament interactive bracket Held scoreless for more than 39 minutes, Knight made a driving layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift No. 4 seed Kentucky to a 59-57 win over 13th-seeded Princeton on Thursday.
April 14, 1992
Michael Ediam, Edison's two-time All-Sunset League cornerback, has made an oral commitment to play football at Princeton. Ediam will play wide receiver after averaging 38.7 yards per reception and scoring four touchdowns as a part-time receiver for the Chargers. He also averaged 28 yards on kickoff returns. Ediam made trips to Princeton, Yale and Brown.
October 28, 2012 | By Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times
The Lakers were 0-8 in exhibition play, but Coach Mike Brown insists it's only a matter of time before players adjust to one another and his new Princeton offense. "Come January, in my opinion, I think this could be like a machine," he said. They averaged 18.6 turnovers per game while Kobe Bryant battled shoulder and foot injuries and Dwight Howard tested his surgically repaired back, but Brown won't fret about those turnovers, at least initially. "They're turnovers for the most part from guys trying to figure out the reads and hit guys that they think are open," he said.
November 12, 2012 | Helene Elliott
He was asked and so he served, but Bernie Bickerstaff gave the distinct impression he will be happy when his term as the Lakers' interim coach ends and he can go back to being a low-profile assistant coach with nothing more pressing to worry about than getting to practice on time. Depending on what Phil Jackson says to team executives and when he says it, the Lakers' 103-90 win over the suspension-depleted Sacramento Kings on Sunday might have been Bickerstaff's last assignment as Mike Brown's successor.
January 10, 1985
Stuart Warren is the new president of Kehillat Ma'arav-The Westside Congregation, 12000 San Vicente Blvd. Warren grew up in Great Neck, N.J., earned his bachelor's degree in archeology at Princeton.
April 28, 1992
Corona del Mar catcher Tim DeCinces, son of former Angel Doug DeCinces, has made an oral commitment to attend UCLA on a baseball scholarship this fall, Doug DeCinces said Monday. Tim DeCinces also considered Louisiana State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Princeton.
March 13, 2014 | Meghan Daum
Remember "the Princeton Mom," who made a pariah of herself last year when she exhorted marriage-minded college women not to graduate without securing future husbands along with their diplomas? She's back in the media gestalt. She's back in the way that people often come back after they make such splashes, with a book that didn't need to be written, though you can't really blame them for writing it (when you're an Internet scourge, you might as well take a publisher's money and run). Susan Patton is her name, and the book, "Marry Smart," is essentially a 200-plus page version of a letter, printed in the Princeton student newspaper, that started it all . In it, Patton inveighed against female students who were too busy thinking about their studies and their careers to look for future husbands among their classmates: "You will never again have this concentration of men who are worthy of you," she wrote.
November 10, 2013 | By Mark Vandevelde
Poor people are disproportionately likely to make bad decisions, such as taking out loans they cannot repay, eating unhealthfully and dropping out of class. It is sometimes said that such people are authors of their own misfortune. Sendhil Mullainathan, a Harvard economist, and Eldar Shafir, a Princeton psychologist, have a different view in their book, "Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much," published by Times Books. They argue that lousy decisions are an effect of poverty as well as a cause.
September 10, 2013 | Larry Gordon
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia. Officials at the magazine said their methodology this year somewhat shifted emphasis from the academic prowess of freshmen, measured by such things as high school class rankings, to how well they do in college by earning a degree.
September 9, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national universities, along with Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, according to the magazine's list being released Tuesday. [Updated at 11:24 a.m. Sept. 10: Wake Forest also tied this year for 23rd. ] Last year, the two Los Angeles schools were tied at 24th with Virginia.
June 11, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Princeton University was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat to "multiple, unspecified buildings on campus," officials said. No further information was available about the threat, which created a logjam of traffic leaving the Ivy League university in Princeton, N.J. "Faculty and staff are directed to go home or assemble at evacuation sites as instructed, and students are directed to go into the town of Princeton, where the Nassau Inn,...
April 4, 2013 | Meghan Daum
Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in the Daily Princetonian urging female students to "find a husband on campus before you graduate," lest they're forced to search for a mate among the teeming masses of the outside world. The letter triggered such a severe case of blogospheric dyspepsia that by Monday, Patton was attempting to clarify her point.
May 15, 1992 | MIKE REILLEY
Melissa Wielandt, a two-time All-Century League player from Foothill High School, has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Iowa, the school announced Thursday. Wielandt is hitting .391 for the Knights and excels as a defensive player. Diane Pohl, from Cypress High, also plays for Iowa and was named to the All-Big Ten team Wednesday. Joe McCarthy of Edison High, an All-Sunset League volleyball player the past two years, has orally committed to Princeton.
May 11, 2007
Re "College hopefuls living in limbo," May 10 The Times writes that "counselors decry the nerve-racking effect" of being wait-listed at competitive colleges. It's a little hard to understand why students would get amped up, given the nearly impossible odds of getting selected from the wait list. As you report, Princeton did not select a single student from its wait list the last two years, but it nevertheless placed 792 people on the list this year. That's not a wait list; it's deferred rejection.
March 29, 2013 | By Wendy Smith
"The Accursed," an astonishing fever dream of a novel, sets loose specters from the beyond to prey on innocent and guilty alike. But are there any real innocents in the diseased society Oates so scathingly depicts? Making skillful use of gothic fiction's time-honored conventions - demon lovers, haunted houses, guilty secrets, murderous transformations, supernatural visitations - the author repeatedly connects these unearthly manifestations to moral rot in the real world, in this case the "claustrophobic little world of privilege and anxiety" that is Princeton, N.J., in 1905 and '06. The president of Princeton University is Woodrow Wilson, embroiled in a power struggle with a popular dean over his desire to curb the eating clubs that dominate the school's social life.
March 14, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Less a documentary than an acutely positioned marketing tool, "Mindless Behavior: All Around the World" delivers a chaotically high-energy burst of performance and behind-the-scenes footage for fans of the slickly produced hip-hop boy band. Though less skillfully assembled than the cagily self-serving Justin Bieber and Katy Perry movies from last year, there's still a group portrait to be gleaned amid the Cuisinart editing and repetitive "we do it for the fans/just be yourself" platitudes from Princeton, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Prodigy: namely, one that paints this carefully assembled preteen quartet with high-wattage smiles and dazzling moves as a mighty hardworking foursome.
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