August 14, 1990 |
Hedley Donovan, Henry Luce's hand-chosen successor as editor-in-chief of the Time Inc. publishing empire, died Monday in New York Hospital after what a company spokesman described only as a long illness. Donovan, dubbed "Pope Moses II" by Time staffers after succeeding Luce, was 76, and had lived in Manhattan and Sands Point, Long Island. More recently, he had served from 1979-80 as personal adviser to President Jimmy Carter.
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December 6, 1999 |
She has played the violin since age 2 1/2, studied comparative government and earned her wings jumping out of airplanes. Now, 21-year-old Melissa Sturm, a Taft High School graduate and San Fernando Valley native, can add Rhodes scholar to her eclectic--and distinguished--list of accomplishments. The Rhodes scholarship was created in 1902 by the estate of British financier-colonialist Cecil J. Rhodes and is one of the oldest international awards available to American scholars. A senior at the U.
August 19, 1995 |
USC has taken some good-natured abuse lately for the item in its media guide, asking media outlets to refer to the school as USC and not "Southern Cal." "It's like calling San Francisco 'Frisco,' " the item read in part.
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December 16, 1985 |
Athletes, would-be politicians, scientists and aspiring journalists were among 32 students from 21 colleges who were named Sunday as U.S. recipients of Rhodes Scholarships to study in England. The winners will join an international group of students from 18 countries chosen to study for two or three years at Oxford University, said David Alexander, American secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Ninety-six finalists were chosen from 1,288 applicants for the prestigious scholarships.
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May 26, 2007 |
Philip M. Kaiser, a former ambassador to Austria, Hungary and Senegal who during the Cuban missile crisis acted to deny the Soviet Union landing rights at airports where Russian planes might refuel, died Thursday of aspiration pneumonia at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C., his family said. He was 93. A former assistant secretary of Labor during the Truman administration, Kaiser served as the U.S. ambassador to the West African countries of Senegal and Mauritania from 1961 to 1964.
July 24, 1995 |
Rep. Mel Reynolds (D-Ill.) faces trial today by prosecutors who say they have testimony, explicit phone calls and financial records to prove he had sex with an underage campaign worker and tried to cover it up. However, much of that evidence could be barred from the trial. Meanwhile, the prosecutors' biggest headache may be the worker herself, 19-year-old Beverly Heard, who claimed a year ago that she had sex with Reynolds when she was 16 and 17.
January 6, 1997 |
Winning a Rhodes scholarship isn't what you might imagine. There is no breathless waiting near the phone. The committee says yes or no within hours of your final interview. And there is no wondering if you will be academically good enough to sustain it. Barring misbehavior, the scholarship entitles winners to study at Oxford University in England for up to three years after they graduate from college, with all tuition and living expenses paid.
March 18, 1986 |
When Adhiambo Odaga, a 23-year-old graduate student in city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, recently was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, it was a double victory. Not only was Odaga the first Kenyan student to win a Rhodes, she was also Berkeley's first winner in 22 years. In that same time, Harvard has produced 107 Rhodes scholars, Yale 67, Princeton 53 and Stanford, Berkeley's archrival, 30.
October 4, 1985 |
Charles Collingwood, a Beau Brummell among war correspondents, whom Edward R. Murrow hired as a youngster and launched into a brilliant broadcasting career that spanned four decades of war, peace and war again, died Thursday of cancer. A CBS spokeswoman announced in Los Angeles that Collingwood was 68 and died in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He had undergone surgery for colon cancer last December, and doctors then said his chances for recovery were good.
December 26, 2000 |
"The Miami Dolphins will finish the regular season a delightful 11-5 after dispatching this dreadful New England team and their mobile-as-a-snowman quarterback today, the Christmas lights on that scoreboard illuminating a gift-wrapped AFC East title not even Jimmy Johnson could ever deliver." So wrote the Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard before the Dolphins' 27-24 Christmas Eve victory at Foxboro Stadium.