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SPORTS
January 16, 1999
For Ray Rhodes, going from the Eagles to the Packers is like divorcing Roseanne and marrying Heather Locklear. ERIK SCHUMAN Fountain Valley
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WORLD
December 2, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - Harold Rhode still recalls the euphoria he felt a decade ago after finding thousands of dripping, moldy artifacts of Iraq's once-vibrant Jewish community in the flooded basement of Saddam Hussein's intelligence service headquarters in Baghdad. "How do you describe it? An enormous elation, a deep connection, but also shock: Why would this be here?" says the 64-year-old former Pentagon official, an Orthodox Jew who discovered the purloined archive in the bombed-out building days after he arrived in the Iraqi capital with the U.S. invasion force in the spring of 2003.
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MAGAZINE
October 13, 1991
If the magazine really wanted to present USC's female dream team, Fremon would have profiled Holly Wyatt and Tara Silvestri, the university's back-to-back Rhodes scholars. Or she would have written about USC's commitment to student academics, which includes full-tuition Trustee Scholarships, regardless of financial need, to outstanding incoming freshmen. CHANDRA YEARS, USC CLASS OF '88 Los Angeles
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
This post has been updated. Please see note below. The NCAA's horrific public relations summer got worse over the weekend when it was learned the organization was holding up the eligibility of a former Marine trying to play football for Middle Tennessee State. The NCAA maintained Steven Rhodes, a walk-on freshman who spent five years in the Marines, had to sit out a season because he played in a recreational league while in the service. This was just another example of how inflexible and tone-deaf the NCAA can be when it comes to rules and regulations.
WORLD
June 13, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Christi Parsons
The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country's civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using sarin, a potent nerve gas, have taken place as recently as late May, long after international attention had been drawn to the issue, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters in a conference call....
BUSINESS
May 24, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Corona del Mar podiatrist is struggling to get his foot in the door at a prestigious medical building complex in Newport Beach, complaining that the landlord is discriminating against his profession. Ivar Roth, 36, describes himself as "very conservative" and said he fits right into the traditional Newport Beach physician community. "I follow the rules," he said. "I don't make trouble."
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Asphyxiation appears to have caused the death of an 8-year-old girl who had disappeared with her parents, but officials may never know for sure, an investigator said last week. The bodies of Emily Brendel, her mother, Alice, 46, and father, Ernest, 53, were found Nov. 7 in shallow graves at the edge of field in suburban Barrington, about half a mile from their home. They had been missing seven weeks.
SPORTS
August 20, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It appeared a case of school property defacement, likely the work of a prankster. Years ago, an assistant coach at Claremont McKenna College came upon an old desk while cleaning out a weight room in the athletic department. The culprit had carved into the wood, the way lovebirds might scrawl a heart into a tree. Except this inscription was curious: it read "I Love This College" and was signed "John Zinda." The assistant reported what he thought was an act of mockery to the football coach.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1986 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
This capital of the nation's smallest state is one of the world's biggest costume jewelry manufacturing centers. Rhode Island produces 80% of the costume jewelry--or fashion jewelry, as the industry calls inexpensive to medium-priced adornments--made in America. Concentrated in Providence and its suburbs are 900 jewelry firms employing 24,400 workers with an annual payroll of $350 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1987 | From Reuters
Thousands of firefighters and soldiers, backed by a fleet of water- and chemical-dropping planes, Wednesday battled forest fires on the Greek island of Rhodes for a fourth day.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
It took some nudging but, in the end, the NCAA did the right thing. Perhaps bowing to the pressure of social media, the organization on Monday announced former Marine Steven Rhodes could play football immediately for Middle Tennessee State. Rhodes is a freshman walk-on who served five years in the Marines. The NCAA originally reasoned he had to sit out one season because he played recreational football while in the service. NCAA Vice president Kevin Lennon, though, pronounced Rhodes eligible in a released statement.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2013 | By Richard Simon
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. - Paul St. George worked 19 years as a firefighter, sometimes running into burning buildings for rescues. Once, he was injured when a wall fell on him. For his service, he counted on a promised $36,000-a-year pension. But in August 2011, this small city - with an $80-million unfunded pension, and retiree health benefit liability five times annual revenues - filed for bankruptcy. St. George's pension was slashed to $24,000. Pensions for other retired city workers also were drastically cut, even after retired firefighters and police officers pleaded, saying they had risked their lives for the city.
WORLD
June 13, 2013 | By Paul Richter and Christi Parsons
The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country's civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using sarin, a potent nerve gas, have taken place as recently as late May, long after international attention had been drawn to the issue, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters in a conference call....
FOOD
June 1, 2013 | By Michael Cimarusti
I ate my share of lobsters while spending summers in Rhode Island. My family still talks about the 10-pounder we bought from a shop in Galilee. We spent an hour scouring the neighborhood looking for someone who owned a pot big enough to cook it. Lobster is still one of my favorite foods of summer - that's when it is the cheapest, when they move closer to shore and the fishing conditions are better. A good lobster is something to be relished, eaten with your hands, the buttery juices wiped from your chin and licked from your fingers.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
For days since the Boston Marathon bombings, people have been searching for the mysterious “Misha,” the friend with the thin red beard who supposedly tutored bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the ways of more pious Islam. Also hot on his trail was the FBI, which wondered whether “Misha,” described by Tsarnaev family members as an Armenian who converted to Islam, could have known something about Tsarnaev and his brother's alleged plans to plant homemade bombs at the marathon finish line on April 15. It appears the mystery is over - solved by no less a heavyweight news organization than the New York Review of Books . PHOTOS: Boston Marathon bombings Acting on a tip from someone who knows the Tsarnaevs, writer Christian Caryl traveled to Rhode Island to interview the man: Mikhail Allakhverdov, 39, who is of Armenian-Ukrainian descent.
NATIONAL
April 24, 2013 | By Tina Susman
Rhode Island took a step Wednesday toward becoming the 10th state to recognize gay marriage after the Senate passed a bill that could clear the way for same-sex weddings to begin this summer. The bill passed 26 to 12 after about 90 minutes of debate and is due to take effect Aug. 1, assuming nothing blocks what is seen as a routine vote in the House and the signature of Gov. Lincoln Chafee. Chafee, an independent, supports the legislation, and the House easily passed the bill in January.
SPORTS
January 12, 2003 | Associated Press
Defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes resigned Saturday after the Denver Broncos' second consecutive disappointing season. "Ray Rhodes ... felt like he wasn't getting the job done," the Broncos said in a statement. Rhodes was unavailable for comment. Rhodes met Friday with Coach Mike Shanahan, who excused him from his contract, according to the Denver Post.
SPORTS
December 15, 1999 | JASON REID, From Staff and Wire Reports
It appears the Dodgers' pursuit of free-agent pitcher Arthur Rhodes ended Tuesday with the left-hander close to signing with the Seattle Mariners, baseball sources said. Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone discussed terms of a contract with Rhodes' agent, Danny Horwits, for the second time in as many days Tuesday, but the suddenly cost-conscious Dodgers bowed out of the bidding for the top pitcher on their off-season wish list. Attempts to contact Malone and Horwits were unsuccessful.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A lockdown of the Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island  ended on Thursday with no indication that there was ever a gunman at the school, officials said. Hours after the school sent out an alert warning students and educators to stay indoors, the emergency shutdown was lifted, the school said on its website. “The Kingston campus lock-down has ended. State police have cleared Chafee Hall. The investigation has revealed that at no time was there a gun or an active shooter on the campus,” the school said.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Authorities are investigating a report that a gunman has been spotted at the University of Rhode Island, officials said Thursday in a message sent to the university community. No injuries have been reported and there are no reports of shots being fired. But as a precaution, classes at the school's Kingston campus have been canceled and students and others were urged to stay indoors until the investigation is completed. The alert was sent shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT. “The university is still investigating reports of a man with a gun in or around Chafee Hall on the Kingston campus,” the school said . ”We have notified the campus community through our emergency alert system, the website, and email to 'secure yourself indoors (not Chafee)
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