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March 26, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
David Hall, Rice University's winningest baseball coach, will resign at the end of the season.
March 5, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Republican incumbents threatened by tea party challengers emerged triumphant in Tuesday's Texas primary, with longtime U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions coasting to victory. The primary also marked the electoral debut of the fourth generation of the Bush dynasty with George P. Bush's candidacy. The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, nephew and grandson of the former presidents and great-grandson of a U.S. senator, the 37-year-old won the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner, a little-known but powerful post that has served as a launching pad for state politics.
March 14, 1985 | United Press International
George E. Rupp, dean of the Harvard University Divinity School, was named Wednesday to become president of Rice University. Rupp, 42, will succeed Norman Hackerman, 73, who has announced he will retire in July.
November 6, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York. To top it off, Parker, 57, is a Democrat - and openly gay. Parker won 57% of the vote election night compared with Republican challenger Ben Hall's 27%. That's after Hall, an African American former city attorney, spent millions on his campaign in an effort to win over conservative and African American voters dissatisfied with Parker.
August 13, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Fred Goldsmith is probably a wonderful man, owner of a keen football mind, possessor of family values, etc. But at this particular moment, a scant 20 days before his Rice University Owls can end the longest current losing streak in Division I-A football, Goldsmith--and how can we put this delicately?--is sort of lying through his pearly whites.
September 14, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
A Bolsa Grande High School senior, Vivian Ngo, will serve this school year as the student representative on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education. Ngo, 17, will represent the district's 48,900 students in a nonvoting capacity. Ngo plans to attend either Rice University or UC Riverside to study medicine and music.
January 21, 1989
Mike Heimerdinger, the offensive coordinator for the Cal State Fullerton football team, has resigned to take the same post at Rice University in Houston. Heimerdinger was at Fullerton for 1 season, replacing Jerry Brown, who left to become an assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings. Heimerdinger was at Florida before coming to Fullerton, and will join longtime associate Fred Goldsmith, who was named head coach at Rice on Monday.
February 2, 1993 | Associated Press
The president of Rice University was named Monday to become Columbia University's president. "I am most honored to be invited to join this wonderful university. It is a very special place," George Rupp said at a news conference in Columbia's Low Memorial Library. The 50-year-old Rupp, president at Rice since 1985, will succeed Michael I. Sovern on July 1 to become the Ivy League university's 18th president.
August 1, 2013 | Los Angeles Times wire services
Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92. Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen Rose, Texas, said W.K. "Kip" Stratton, president of the Texas Institute of Letters. Graves had been in declining health since breaking his hip several years ago. He was best known for "Goodbye to a River," a memoir of a canoe trip down the Brazos River that chronicled nature in masterful language and used history and philosophy to capture a sense of place.
May 25, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
WACO, Texas - On a recent afternoon, as McLennan County Republicans polished off their barbecue, the head of the local GOP worked his way through the group's luncheon agenda. A plaque was presented. A local judge spotlighted. The fertilizer plant explosion in nearby West, Texas, was discussed. Only then, after 30 minutes or so, did the featured speaker take his brief turn at the microphone. If it seemed a comedown after a lifetime spent near the pinnacle of politics, bunking at the White House and growing up a prince amid Republican royalty, George P. Bush never let on. He is the fourth generation to enter the family business: Great-grandpa was a U.S. senator, grandpa and an uncle were presidents, dad was a governor.
October 9, 2012 | By Chris Barton
In a rare example of finding a meeting point between fine art and college athletics, the intramural sports field at Rice University will be retooling its lights during the next month in order to conflict less with a James Turrell Skyspace. The issue with the lights became apparent earlier this year when the field had to be closed to accommodate sunset shows at the university's Turrell Skyspace, which opened to the public in June. The piece uses the light of the sun to create two "shows" at sunrise and sunset that offer visitors a view of the sky on a large white roof over a grass berm through a 14-by-14 opening that changes colors depending on the sun's position.
August 31, 2012 | T.J. SIMERS
It's been decades since I covered high school football, UCLA and Rice bringing back so many memories. The hope, of course, is that some of these players might really improve and go on to play in college one day. They have the seats covered at both ends of the stadium for the first game of the season because no one is really expected to be here except maybe the parents of those playing. It's not exactly Friday Night Lights, those guys so much better than any of these. Besides, it's Thursday.
June 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Norman Hackerman, 95, a chemist who served as president of both the University of Texas and Rice University, died June 16 at a hospital in Temple, Texas, the universities announced without giving a cause of death. He joined Texas at its Austin campus as an assistant professor in 1945 and rose through the ranks, serving as president from 1967 to 1970. He then moved to Houston, where he led Rice from 1970 to 1985.
October 1, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Dale Lloyd's parents asked the Rice football team to play on. "Honor our son," Lloyd's mother, Bridgette, told the team. "Play for him," his father, Dale Sr., said. The Owls did more than that. On the eve of Lloyd's funeral, which many of his teammates plan to attend, the Owls defeated Army, 48-14, ending a six-game losing streak. Lloyd, a 19-year-old defensive back, died Monday, one day after becoming ill during a light workout. The cause of death is pending autopsy results.
March 6, 1985
The UC Irvine men's tennis team, ranked 11th in the nation, downed Rice University, 5-4, in a nonconference match at Irvine Tuesday. The Anteaters won all their singles matches and lost all their doubles matches in the victory. Rice fell to 7-3. UCI's No. 1 singles player, Bruce Man Son Hing, defeated 28th-ranked Scott Melville, 6-2, 6-2, to mark the third time in the last two weeks that he has defeated a player ranked in the top 30.
June 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
Rice's first national title in any sport was the most impressive in College World Series history. Rice scored three runs in the first inning, had a record-tying seven in the sixth, and went on to defeat Stanford, 14-2, Monday night in the College World Series' most-lopsided championship game.
April 25, 2001 | From Reuters
A group of researchers who foiled four copyright protection technologies in a contest launched last year by the music industry is now being asked by the record companies to suppress its findings, one of the researchers said Tuesday.
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