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April 12, 2007 | Jessica Gelt, Special to The Times
Fetching, faxing, phoning, Xeroxing, dropping off the boss' dry cleaning, picking up his prescription meds -- the life of a Hollywood assistant isn't easy. Rex Lee knows; once an assistant himself, he now plays one on HBO's hit series "Entourage."
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April 12, 2007 | Jessica Gelt, Special to The Times
Fetching, faxing, phoning, Xeroxing, dropping off the boss' dry cleaning, picking up his prescription meds -- the life of a Hollywood assistant isn't easy. Rex Lee knows; once an assistant himself, he now plays one on HBO's hit series "Entourage."
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March 12, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rex E. Lee, 61, former president of Brigham Young University and solicitor general of the United States during the Reagan administration, died Monday at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after a lengthy battle with cancer. An avowed conservative, Lee overcame feminists' anger generated by his opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment to become Reagan's chief advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court for four years, arguing a total of 59 cases.
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March 12, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rex E. Lee, 61, former president of Brigham Young University and solicitor general of the United States during the Reagan administration, died Monday at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after a lengthy battle with cancer. An avowed conservative, Lee overcame feminists' anger generated by his opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment to become Reagan's chief advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court for four years, arguing a total of 59 cases.
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December 13, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, in a key ruling supporting the enforcement powers of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., ruled Monday that the organization may force Nevada Las Vegas to suspend its highly successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, for recruiting violations and other irregularities. On a 5-4 vote, the high court said that the NCAA does not have to follow the same constitutional guidelines that cover government agencies in investigating violations of regulations.
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May 13, 1989 | From United Press International
Rex E. Lee, U.S. solicitor general during Ronald Reagan's first term as President, was named Friday as the 10th president of Brigham Young University, effective July 1, Mormon Church officials said.
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May 12, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Rex E. Lee, U.S. solicitor general during Ronald Reagan's first term as President, was named today the 10th president of Brigham Young University. The appointment is effective July 1, said Gordon B. Hinckley, one of two counselors to President Ezra Taft Benson of the Mormon Church. Lee succeeds Jeffrey Holland, chief administrator of the 27,000-student university since 1980.
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May 23, 1985
Rex E. Lee, U.S. solicitor general, was the commencement speaker at Pepperdine University School of Law graduation exercises Saturday. Lee, founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, spoke about legal ethics and was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree. About 200 Pepperdine students received juris doctor degrees during the ceremony at the Odell McConnell Law Center on the Malibu campus.
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November 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
The appointment of Merrill J. Bateman as the 11th president of Brigham Young University marks the first time a high Mormon Church official has been named to lead the nation's largest church-owned university. Bateman, 59, is a member of the BYU Board of Trustees and has been the presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since April, 1994.
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June 14, 1993 | LYNN SMITH
Pro-choice feminist and English professor Cecilia Konchar Farr has been dismissed from Brigham Young University. The action came last Wednesday as part of a routine process in which 50 professors underwent three-year tenure reviews and five were effectively dismissed. Later, about 100 students rallied on the Provo, Utah, campus on Farr's behalf. President Rex E. Lee denied that the dismissals were based on anything but performance.
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September 21, 1995 | Associated Press
The harsh treatment of Alabama's football program cripples the NCAA's summary disposition procedure for handling rules violations, a top NCAA administrator has told the "The Chronicle of Higher Education." Brigham Young President Rex E. Lee, chairman of the NCAA committee that developed the summary disposition process in 1991, said he was "extremely disappointed" that the procedure failed in the Alabama case.
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January 14, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
To celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., students at Los Encinos School in Encino attended a special presentation by the Los Angeles Music Center on Friday that re-enacted historic moments in the civil rights struggle. Put on by the Imagination Company, a multicultural children's theater troupe, the play "Living the Dream" depicted the history of slavery as well as the life of the slain civil rights leader.
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