CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1987 |
A computer program that can track serial murders and provide a personality profile of the killers has been developed by a team of researchers. The program uses information provided by an expert in the field to distinguish serial killings from other homicides, then helps identify similar murders, said Paul M. Gutwald, who helped develop the program while attending the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., last spring.
December 4, 1992 |
Bolstered by the unaccustomed trappings of a high-powered team, Richelle Depold flourished Thursday night in the Speedo Collegiate Cup West at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. The UCLA freshman from Scotia, N.Y., won the 50-yard freestyle with ease in 23.12 seconds and swam on two winning Bruin relay teams. "I'm just so excited to be in this program," Depold said. "No one at my (age-group) team swam at a national level. I practiced with the guys, and at the meets it was just me and my coach.
May 15, 1998 |
Justin Winn found his home pool--and diving boards--to his liking Thursday afternoon. The Cerritos Valley Christian freshman, who competes for the L'Equipe Diving Club of Irvine, improved as the meet went on and out-dueled Anand Samanta of St. Margaret's to win the Southern Section Division III boys' diving championship at Heritage Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2001 |
A state appellate court has thrown out the 12-year sentence of a drunk driver who killed an engineer in a traffic accident, saying that the driver's eight previous drunk driving convictions make him eligible for up to life in prison. "We're pleased with the ruling, and we expect the case to go back to court in about a month," said Sandi Gibbons of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Johnny Castro, 39, killed Mahdad Koosh in a January 1998 accident on the Golden State Freeway.
April 27, 2007 |
Marilee Jones, a prominent crusader against the pressure on students to build their resumes for elite colleges, resigned Thursday as dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after acknowledging she had misrepresented her academic credentials. Jones has been a popular speaker on the college admissions circuit, where she urged parents not to press their kids too hard and told students there were more important things than getting into the most prestigious colleges.
March 16, 1989 |
Minuteman Tech, a regional, vocational-technical high school in the western Boston suburb of Lexington, is a far cry from the old image of a vocational high school. Minuteman looks more like a high-tech office park than a school.
May 1, 1988 |
THE WORDS makeup and science aren't usually linked, but recently a "science" involving the selection of color has emerged. The new pre-coordinated makeup "systems" are aimed at assuring women that the shades they purchase are ones they will actually wear, not stash away in a drawer because the colors don't suit their complexions. The idea of a scientific approach to makeup is already one of the most talked-about notions in the cosmetics industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2007 |
Chauncey Starr, an internationally known nuclear energy consultant who worked with physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer during World War II and later became a dean at UCLA, has died. He was 95. Starr, who still worked six days a week, died Tuesday at his home in Atherton, Calif. His heart stopped beating during a morning nap before heading into the office, said Clay Perry, a spokesman for the Electric Power Research Institute, which Starr founded in 1972.
January 1, 2002 |
There must be a recession--even Bill Gates is cutting back. And he's not alone. The super-rich are becoming much more frugal with their charitable giving. The 10 largest single gifts to charity in 2001 totaled $4.6 billion, down nearly 60% from $11.08 billion the previous year. Gates, the chairman of Microsoft Corp., retained the top spot on the list of large individual gifts compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
September 15, 1991 |
All Rose Goldenberg of Beverly Hills was looking for was a warmer climate when she moved from her native Canada to Los Angeles. She found that, but she also found a love that has lasted 30 years. This month the 79-year-old teacher celebrates her 30th anniversary at the Beverly Hills Educational Center. "I had looked at nine different schools but when I saw BHEC, I immediately fell in love," she said. "It was a small family school and I knew that this was the place I wanted to be."