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January 8, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
After receiving criticism from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Kennedy Center is revisiting its artist selection process for the Kennedy Center Honors.    The Kennedy Center has announced that an 11-member artist advisory panel along with Kennedy Center board members will review the way the Kennedy Center selects honorees. Among those on the review panel are Broadway actor Rául Esparza, actress Debbie Allen and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Representatives of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture will be on the panel, as well as Joseph Polisi, president of the Juilliard School in New York.  PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures The Kennedy Center said it also has formed a Latino advisory committee, which will meet quarterly, to help foster collaboration with the Hispanic community.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez and Ben Welsh
For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22. They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would use to help determine who got jobs. The applicants were told certificates showing they'd passed the physical fitness test "would be processed in the order it was received" beginning at 8 a.m. that day. The onslaught of records came via email and fax, but also from those who had lined up at the city's downtown personnel office to get their forms stamped.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The high-profile and surprising choice of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head the UC system has fueled criticism over the secret selection process, echoing debates around the country about how higher-education leaders are chosen. Supporters of a more open method say that better decisions are made when three or four finalists for a university presidency or chancellorship are formally identified to the public. At that point, faculty and students could have a chance to meet them before a final selection.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By David Wharton
A top American bobsledder has spoken out in defense of her national federation, saying officials were justified in their selections for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has come under fire for naming track star Lolo Jones as one of three push athletes on the squad headed to Russia. Jones is a relative newcomer to the sport, but also a marquee name who made headlines as a hurdler at the 2012 London Games and 2008 Beijing Games. While not mentioning Jones by name, American bobsled pilot Elana Meyers stated that criticism of the USBSF -- which has reportedly come from social media and email -- is unfair.
SPORTS
January 9, 1997 | ERIC SHEPARD
Crenshaw High football Coach Robert Garrett had a lot of explaining to do to players and parents when the All-City Section team was released late last month. The team, made up of the top players from the 49 schools that compete in football in the Los Angeles Unified School District, didn't have a name from Crenshaw. The Cougars finished the season with an 8-3 record and were second in the rugged Southern Pacific Conference to San Pedro, the eventual Division 4-A champion.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1989 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
When Barbara Bush walked into a reception here last Tuesday night for public television's new series "Learning in America," the first question she was asked concerned the vacancy for the top post at the National Endowment for the Arts. Livingston Biddle, a past chairman of the endowment, wondered how the selection process was coming along. "We're all waiting with bated breath," Mrs. Bush replied easily.
SPORTS
March 13, 1994 | TED RODGERS, THE SPORTING NEWS
From the time they are little, they see themselves playing in the tournament. They are celebrating on the shoulders of a teammate, cutting down the net. You know the feeling. But what starts as a dream later drives their choice of college and motivates their play. The players who are hungry for their moment in the NCAA Tournament are the faces that bring humanity to the faceless NCAA. And that's why the selection process better be right.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The City Council this week agreed on the selection process for appointing someone to fill a vacant council seat. Under the plan hammered out Tuesday night, the council will begin interviewing all candidates at 4 p.m. on July 27. Once the interviews are completed, council members will vote on the candidates. To be appointed, a candidate must receive three of the four council votes, City Clerk Judy Vonada said.
SPORTS
March 24, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
Now that Jason Kidd has played his final high school basketball game for Alameda St. Joseph, maybe Southern California can regain its dominance in the boys' state Division I final. Thanks largely to Kidd's 28 points and nine rebounds, St. Joseph crushed Santa Ana Mater Dei last Saturday, 59-37, for its second consecutive state title. It is Northern California's first two-year winning streak in the modern history of the division finals. After the state tournament went to its North vs.
SPORTS
January 9, 1997 | ERIC SHEPARD
Crenshaw High football Coach Robert Garrett had a lot of explaining to do to players and parents when the All-City Section team was released late last month. The team, made up of the top players from the 49 schools that compete in football in the Los Angeles Unified School District, didn't have a name from Crenshaw. The Cougars finished the season with an 8-3 record and were second in the rugged Southern Pacific Conference to San Pedro, the eventual Division 4-A champion.
SPORTS
January 24, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
The leading U.S. women's bobsled driver has defended the decision that made Lolo Jones one of the three sled pushers on the 2014 Olympic bobsled team. In a Friday post to her Facebook page, driver Elana Meyers did not mention any of the other athletes by name but said, "The three athletes that were chosen for the Olympic team were chosen because of the numbers they have put up this season. " Sunday, the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation named Jones, Lauryn Williams and Aja Evans as the three sled pushers, or brakemen.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden entered not guilty pleas Monday to two additional terrorism charges filed against him last week, and a judge granted the prosecution's request that jurors chosen for the trial remain anonymous, even while they go through the selection process. The trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is due to begin Feb. 3 and would mark the first time a terrorism suspect charged with crimes related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been tried in a U.S. civilian court.
SPORTS
October 7, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
In a reaction to the dubious judging of fights involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in the last 16 months, Nevada has altered its selection process for judges and referees. Starting with Saturday night's World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight between unbeaten champion Timothy Bradley of Palm Springs and Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez, fighters' representatives and promoters will be empowered to object to those arbiters they don't want involved in a major bout.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The high-profile and surprising choice of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head the UC system has fueled criticism over the secret selection process, echoing debates around the country about how higher-education leaders are chosen. Supporters of a more open method say that better decisions are made when three or four finalists for a university presidency or chancellorship are formally identified to the public. At that point, faculty and students could have a chance to meet them before a final selection.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon” is no longer just the rock album that has logged more weeks than any other on Billboard's national album chart nor merely the one acid heads favored for syncing up as a twisted soundtrack for “The Wizard of Oz.” It's also now going into the 2012 National Recording Registry, one of 25 recordings over the last century singled out for their “cultural,...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
With its top-rated slate of gritty law enforcement dramas, CBS entertainment President Nina Tassler took her turn defending the network's schedule against rising concerns about the entertainment industry's role in societal violence. Like her network counterparts - Fox's Kevin Reilly, NBC's Bob Greenblatt and ABC's Paul Lee - Tassler stood behind her programming even as greater scrutiny is aimed at television content in wake of the recent mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.
SPORTS
July 11, 1988 | Randy Harvey
In keeping with tradition, the first three finishers in each event at the United States track and field trials will become members of the U.S. Olympic team. That is the fairest approach to selecting an Olympic team. But is it the best approach? The question was raised again last week, when Greg Foster, two-time world champion in the 110-meter hurdles, broke his arm during a workout, thus jeopardizing his chances of even being able to compete in the trials, which begin Friday in Indianapolis.
SPORTS
July 31, 1988 | United Press International
After qualifying for the National Road Racing Championships Saturday, cyclist Steve Hegg, considered by many to be the best U.S. hope for a road racing medal at Seoul, criticized the Olympic selection process. Hegg, 24, of Dana Point said he was unhappy with a process that requires the men to run a 33-mile heat through the rugged hill country north of Spokane just a day before the National Road Racing Championships. "Whoever decided on this is full of bunkum," Hegg said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
After receiving criticism from the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the Kennedy Center is revisiting its artist selection process for the Kennedy Center Honors.    The Kennedy Center has announced that an 11-member artist advisory panel along with Kennedy Center board members will review the way the Kennedy Center selects honorees. Among those on the review panel are Broadway actor Rául Esparza, actress Debbie Allen and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Representatives of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture will be on the panel, as well as Joseph Polisi, president of the Juilliard School in New York.  PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures The Kennedy Center said it also has formed a Latino advisory committee, which will meet quarterly, to help foster collaboration with the Hispanic community.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Something like a glammed-up re-imagining of the United Nations, year-in, year-out the foreign-language film category at the Oscars is a home to diplomacy, drama, intrigue and heartbreak. And that's just the process to secure a nomination and then the award, to say nothing of the actual storytelling portrayed on-screen. The recently announced shortlist of nine films vying for the nomination in the category did nevertheless contain the two presumed front-runners, the Austrian awards-magnet "Amour" and France's international box office sensation "The Intouchables.
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