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September 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gov. Jim Edgar signed a bill Friday allowing Chicago public schools to open next week without a balanced budget, a move meant to give officials more time to ease the fiscal crisis. "The schools can open on Wednesday," Edgar said about an hour after the General Assembly adopted the measure. Edgar's signature focuses immediate pressure on teachers and the Chicago Board of Education to get the schools open on time Wednesday.
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September 18, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Representatives of unionized teachers voted Tuesday to end Chicago's strike, and 350,000 students in the nation's third-largest school district will be back in class Wednesday. The union's House of Delegates voted to end the seven-school-day walkout after debating details of a proposed settlement. Teachers, who will take several weeks to decide whether to accept the agreement, can return to their classrooms.  Over the weekend, delegates rebuffed the tentative pact negotiated last week between the union and Chicago Public Schools.
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NEWS
September 14, 1993 | Associated Press
A judge suspended provisions of a state law prohibiting public schools from opening without a balanced budget, allowing classes in the nation's third-largest school system to start Wednesday, a week late. Classes could be short-lived, however. The union scheduled a vote for Wednesday on whether teachers should strike next Monday. The Chicago school system has a deficit of $298 million.
SPORTS
February 2, 2008 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
There won't be any lack of talent on display at today's nine-game Nike Extravaganza at Santa Ana Mater Dei High. It's a day and night for star watching in boys' basketball. Among the participants are three juniors who have already committed to North Carolina, plus 6-foot-10 center Renardo Sidney of Los Angeles Fairfax, considered the No. 1 center prospect for the class of 2009.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | United Press International
A lone gunman walked into an auto parts store and opened fire today and then took his rampage across the street to a high school, killing four people, including a police officer, before being shot to death. It was unclear if the attacker, described as a young neighborhood troublemaker, shot himself or was killed by police. The gunman was heavily armed when he walked into the Comet Auto Parts store on Chicago's West Side and "just started shooting," said the Rev. C.
NATIONAL
September 18, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Representatives of unionized teachers voted Tuesday to end Chicago's strike, and 350,000 students in the nation's third-largest school district will be back in class Wednesday. The union's House of Delegates voted to end the seven-school-day walkout after debating details of a proposed settlement. Teachers, who will take several weeks to decide whether to accept the agreement, can return to their classrooms.  Over the weekend, delegates rebuffed the tentative pact negotiated last week between the union and Chicago Public Schools.
SPORTS
February 2, 2008 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
There won't be any lack of talent on display at today's nine-game Nike Extravaganza at Santa Ana Mater Dei High. It's a day and night for star watching in boys' basketball. Among the participants are three juniors who have already committed to North Carolina, plus 6-foot-10 center Renardo Sidney of Los Angeles Fairfax, considered the No. 1 center prospect for the class of 2009.
NEWS
March 5, 2006 | Deborah Horan, Chicago Tribune
Duaa Hamoud holds a basketball to her hip. She is wearing a long blue robe in a gym at Bridgeview's Universal School. Her head is covered by a white scarf pulled tightly around her neck. Not a wisp of hair shows. Around her, other high school girls dressed in similar flowing robes shoot a few casual baskets while they wait for practice to begin. There are no men in the gym -- no male coaches, no boys from school, no dads or brothers in the bleachers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1990
J.L. Handy, former assistant superintendent of the Sacramento schools, was named Friday to head the Compton Unified School District. He has a three-year contract and an annual salary of $100,000. Handy was chosen by trustees of the 26,000-student district after a nationwide search. Among the five finalists for the job was Compton Deputy Supt. Elisa L. Sanchez, who has been acting superintendent for the past seven months. She will return to her post as deputy on Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2007
I truly enjoyed Mike Boehm's "Christmas Jews" piece ["For Christmas Jews, Wherever You Are," Dec. 23] in which he described his own experiences as a "Christmas Jew." If he doesn't still have time to do one on the "Chanukah Boehm," please think about it for next year! L'Shana Tovah [Happy New Year]. Norm Gottlieb Los Angeles -- MY husband and I aren't Jewish but attended public schools in Chicago in the '40s and '50s, and they always had us sing Christian songs.
NEWS
March 5, 2006 | Deborah Horan, Chicago Tribune
Duaa Hamoud holds a basketball to her hip. She is wearing a long blue robe in a gym at Bridgeview's Universal School. Her head is covered by a white scarf pulled tightly around her neck. Not a wisp of hair shows. Around her, other high school girls dressed in similar flowing robes shoot a few casual baskets while they wait for practice to begin. There are no men in the gym -- no male coaches, no boys from school, no dads or brothers in the bleachers.
NEWS
September 14, 1993 | Associated Press
A judge suspended provisions of a state law prohibiting public schools from opening without a balanced budget, allowing classes in the nation's third-largest school system to start Wednesday, a week late. Classes could be short-lived, however. The union scheduled a vote for Wednesday on whether teachers should strike next Monday. The Chicago school system has a deficit of $298 million.
NEWS
September 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gov. Jim Edgar signed a bill Friday allowing Chicago public schools to open next week without a balanced budget, a move meant to give officials more time to ease the fiscal crisis. "The schools can open on Wednesday," Edgar said about an hour after the General Assembly adopted the measure. Edgar's signature focuses immediate pressure on teachers and the Chicago Board of Education to get the schools open on time Wednesday.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | United Press International
A lone gunman walked into an auto parts store and opened fire today and then took his rampage across the street to a high school, killing four people, including a police officer, before being shot to death. It was unclear if the attacker, described as a young neighborhood troublemaker, shot himself or was killed by police. The gunman was heavily armed when he walked into the Comet Auto Parts store on Chicago's West Side and "just started shooting," said the Rev. C.
NEWS
September 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Father Andrew M. Greeley, an outspoken priest and author, said Friday he was appalled that the nation's largest Roman Catholic school system had refused his $1-million gift to help poor, inner-city students. "The Catholic Church has taken money from corrupt politicians, stock market manipulators and Mafia dons," said Greeley, who has written 11 novels dealing with love, sex, power and priestly life in the church.
SPORTS
November 8, 1986 | RICH TOSCHES
Demetrius Jones, an offensive lineman at Calabasas High who caught the attention of several major college football recruiters despite being allowed to play only one season in high school, was allowed to rejoin his team before Friday night's game at Nordhoff in Ojai. Jones, 6-6 and 220 pounds, had been banned from the team by Southern Section officials because he is in his ninth high school semester.
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