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January 20, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A predawn blaze sent thick black smoke swirling through a dormitory at Seton Hall University on Wednesday while hundreds of students slept, killing three people and injuring 62 others on the South Orange, N.J., campus. Screaming undergraduates fled into the freezing cold, although authorities said some students delayed leaving the dorm because a series of recent false alarms had lulled them into a sense of security.
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October 17, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former New Jersey Rep. Matthew J. Rinaldo, 77, a moderate Republican known for his personal attention to constituent problems, died Monday at an assisted-living facility in West Caldwell, N.J., of complications of Parkinson's disease. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., in 1931, Rinaldo served in Congress for 20 years, beginning in 1973. He did not run for reelection in 1992, saying he was tired of the bitter partisanship in Congress and of being in the minority party. Rinaldo was a 1953 graduate of Rutgers University and held an MBA degree from Seton Hall University and a doctorate in public administration from New York University.
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NATIONAL
January 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two former roommates who set a dormitory fire that killed three students at Seton Hall University were sentenced to five years in prison in Newark after listening to the victims' relatives reject their apologies and call them murderers and cowards. Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan, both 26, pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a banner in a lounge on Jan. 19, 2000. The flames spread to a couch, filling the dorm with smoke.
NATIONAL
January 27, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two former roommates who set a dormitory fire that killed three students at Seton Hall University were sentenced to five years in prison in Newark after listening to the victims' relatives reject their apologies and call them murderers and cowards. Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan, both 26, pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a banner in a lounge on Jan. 19, 2000. The flames spread to a couch, filling the dorm with smoke.
NEWS
January 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Churches in three New Jersey towns overflowed with mourners at funeral services for three 18-year-old freshmen who died in last week's dormitory fire at Seton Hall University. In West Long Branch, teenage pallbearers carrying the coffin of Frank Caltabilota Jr. cried all the way up the aisle of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church. More than 800 people filled the church. University Chancellor Thomas Peterson was among 450 who crowded into a church in Dunellen to say goodbye to Aaron Karol.
NEWS
July 6, 2000
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Wednesday went to the site of a deadly college fire to sign legislation requiring automatic sprinklers in all dormitories. Three Seton Hall University freshmen were killed and 58 students injured in a blaze at a dormitory Jan. 19. Experts said automatic sprinklers could have extinguished the fire quickly. "By making sure that something like this can never happen again, we honor the memory of those who died and the suffering of those who were injured," Whitman said.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly seven years after a dormitory fire killed three students at Seton Hall University, two former roommates pleaded guilty in Newark to arson, admitting for the first time that they set a banner ablaze in a prank that got tragically out of hand. Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan, both 26, struck a deal with prosecutors as they were about to go on trial on murder charges. They will get no more than five years in prison, compared with 30 years or more if they had been convicted of murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former New Jersey Rep. Matthew J. Rinaldo, 77, a moderate Republican known for his personal attention to constituent problems, died Monday at an assisted-living facility in West Caldwell, N.J., of complications of Parkinson's disease. Born in Elizabeth, N.J., in 1931, Rinaldo served in Congress for 20 years, beginning in 1973. He did not run for reelection in 1992, saying he was tired of the bitter partisanship in Congress and of being in the minority party. Rinaldo was a 1953 graduate of Rutgers University and held an MBA degree from Seton Hall University and a doctorate in public administration from New York University.
SPORTS
February 15, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
Personal letter to Marco Lokar, Trieste, Italy, care of Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.: "Dear Marco: "Please come back to the United States first chance, after the war with Iraq, with divine mercy, is over. "And please forgive those who caused you to go away, the ones who welcomed you to America and then challenged you to love it or leave it. "I suspect you must be telling people back home about the so-called 'free country' where freedom of choice isn't necessarily a reality.
SPORTS
March 16, 1989 | ADAM MARTIN
Nine days earlier he had undergone surgery on his right knee for the third time. And there wasn't much cartilage left in the knee, anyway. So it was no surprise that Pookey Wigington out of Morningside High didn't make the trip from New Jersey two weeks ago. Wigington's Seton Hall University basketball team was in town to play Providence College in Rhode Island, and the Hall prevailed, 80-68, in a Big East Conference skirmish.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly seven years after a dormitory fire killed three students at Seton Hall University, two former roommates pleaded guilty in Newark to arson, admitting for the first time that they set a banner ablaze in a prank that got tragically out of hand. Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan, both 26, struck a deal with prosecutors as they were about to go on trial on murder charges. They will get no more than five years in prison, compared with 30 years or more if they had been convicted of murder.
SPORTS
October 28, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Any search for a soccer guru in the United States invariably ends at Seton Hall in South Orange, N.J., where Coach Manfred Schellscheidt has held sway for 18 years. He's 65 now, but the German-born former U.S. national team and Olympic team coach is as influential as ever. Schellscheidt is the coach other coaches turn to for help and advice. They also turn to him for players. Chivas USA is no exception.
NATIONAL
June 13, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
A Seton Hall University student and his former classmate have been charged with murder and arson in connection with a predawn fire in their dormitory 3 1/2 years ago that killed three students and injured 53 others, authorities said Thursday. Defendants Joseph T. Lepore and Sean Ryan, both 21, were arrested Wednesday after being indicted by an Essex County, N.J., grand jury.
NEWS
July 6, 2000
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Wednesday went to the site of a deadly college fire to sign legislation requiring automatic sprinklers in all dormitories. Three Seton Hall University freshmen were killed and 58 students injured in a blaze at a dormitory Jan. 19. Experts said automatic sprinklers could have extinguished the fire quickly. "By making sure that something like this can never happen again, we honor the memory of those who died and the suffering of those who were injured," Whitman said.
SPORTS
March 23, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
The reaction looked familiar. The desperation shot by Oregon's Darius Wright missed at the buzzer, Seton Hall advanced to the next round of the NCAA tournament and Coach Tommy Amaker thrust his arms over his head, like Joe Montana celebrating a touchdown pass. We've seen it before, when Christian Laettner made the jump shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional final. Duke players jumped, ran around or collapsed on the floor.
NEWS
January 25, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Churches in three New Jersey towns overflowed with mourners at funeral services for three 18-year-old freshmen who died in last week's dormitory fire at Seton Hall University. In West Long Branch, teenage pallbearers carrying the coffin of Frank Caltabilota Jr. cried all the way up the aisle of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church. More than 800 people filled the church. University Chancellor Thomas Peterson was among 450 who crowded into a church in Dunellen to say goodbye to Aaron Karol.
SPORTS
April 2, 1989 | KEN DAVIS, The Hartford Courant
When Larry Keating assumed his duties as athletic director at Seton Hall University four years ago, there never seemed to be enough hours in the day. Some nights, instead of making the commute home to Long Island from the South Orange, N.J., campus, Keating would stay at the apartment of basketball coach P.J. Carlesimo. "I want you to make up a list," Keating told Carlesimo one night. "Let's not talk about it. Just give me a list of everything you think you need to get where you want to go."
SPORTS
March 9, 1990 | JOHN VALENTI, NEWSDAY
The NCAA Final Four shirts were piled high, unsold and seemingly unwanted, in the corner of the bookstore located in the basement of Duffy Hall. They were marked down, reduced, and still they remained on the shelves; hundreds of them, it seemed. "Seton Hall, NCAA Final Four," "Battle in Seattle" and "NCAA Championship Game, Seattle" they read. "I don't know why they don't get rid of these shirts," said Leslie Allen, an employee at the bookstore. "We don't sell any of them, I don't think.
NEWS
January 20, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A predawn blaze sent thick black smoke swirling through a dormitory at Seton Hall University on Wednesday while hundreds of students slept, killing three people and injuring 62 others on the South Orange, N.J., campus. Screaming undergraduates fled into the freezing cold, although authorities said some students delayed leaving the dorm because a series of recent false alarms had lulled them into a sense of security.
SPORTS
July 27, 1994 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine Coach Rod Baker, who has a 23-63 record with one year remaining on his contract, is considering a return to Seton Hall as an assistant to recently hired Coach George Blaney, who was his college coach. "I have to (consider it)," said Baker, who was an assistant to P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall before taking the Irvine job in 1991. "It's a legitimate offer in a place where I'm comfortable, and it's something I have to investigate."
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