May 31, 1996
Times staff writer Richard E. Meyer has won the magazine reporting prize in the Society of Professional Journalists' 1995 Sigma Delta Chi journalism awards. Meyer's award, announced Thursday by the society, recognizes his Dec. 17 cover story for the Los Angeles Times Magazine on Julia Tavalaro, a woman paralyzed so severely by a stroke that she is able to communicate only through slight eye and head movements. To tell Tavalaro's story, Meyer spent nearly 450 hours interviewing her.
May 4, 1992 |
The spring social season was in full swing along the University of Maine's fraternity row, with a beer bust at Phi Delta Theta, a beer and barbecue party at Sigma Nu, the usual weekend-long flood of suds at Delta Tau Delta, and at Sigma Chi, an evening of . . . milk and cookies. "There were a lot of women here, and they all seemed to be having a great time," said fraternity president Tyler Batteese. "It was a great success."
March 8, 1991 |
The campus police detective who arrested San Diego State linebacker Tracey Mao on two assault charges called the attack of a man in the parking lot of a taco shop "a senseless act." "It was even more unprovoked than the first assault," San Diego State police detective Thomas Boyer said Thursday, referring to the back-to-back incidents Sunday night.
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June 2, 1989 |
State park authorities said Thursday that they will call for the prosecution of each of the 27 University of San Diego fraternity members who participated in a cross-burning ritual last month that threatened the rare trees of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Originally, rangers said they would level misdemeanor charges only against one or two members of Sigma Chi fraternity--those considered most responsible for the act. But, upon further investigation of the incident that occurred on May 20, authorities determined that each participant is equally at fault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1989 |
Park rangers who discovered about 30 University of San Diego fraternity members participating in a cross-burning ritual last weekend at Torrey Pines State Reserve said Tuesday that they plan to recommend prosecution of the group's leaders. "We will recommend to the city attorney that one or two of the fraternity members who emerged as the leaders, or were most responsible for the act, be prosecuted," said Jim Van Schmus, chief ranger for the reserve. The youths would probably face misdemeanor charges of starting an illegal fire.
January 24, 1987 |
Everybody remembers those crazy hazing days of yore in college fraternities. Poor pledges were forced to swallow goldfish, chug large quantities of beer and perform other acts of insanity that wound up getting a few of them killed. In the spirit of today's more civilized college youth, the Sigma Chis at Cal State Northridge have come up with an alternative to Hell Week. Call it Heck Week.