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November 24, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Some people don't believe we exist. They think the name is made up, that it's some kind of a joke," said Robert Aebersold, 53, president of Slippery Rock University. Yes, there really is a Slippery Rock U. It's 100 years old this year, a 600-acre campus in the Western Pennsylvania countryside 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, with a student body numbering 7,500. Announcements of football scores at halftimes throughout the nation often include Slippery Rock's.
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November 24, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Some people don't believe we exist. They think the name is made up, that it's some kind of a joke," said Robert Aebersold, 53, president of Slippery Rock University. Yes, there really is a Slippery Rock U. It's 100 years old this year, a 600-acre campus in the Western Pennsylvania countryside 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, with a student body numbering 7,500. Announcements of football scores at halftimes throughout the nation often include Slippery Rock's.
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November 26, 1998
Longtime Ventura resident Alice L. Swetek died Wednesday in a Ventura hospital following a brief illness. She was 79. Swetek was born July 29, 1919, in East McKeesport, Pa. She moved to Ventura from Cambridge Springs, Pa., in 1955. Swetek graduated from Slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree. She served as a librarian for 25 years with the Ventura County Library Services Agency, starting at Foster Library in Ventura. Then she worked with the Bookmobile Library.
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September 30, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Howard Bergman, a counselor at Saddleback College since 1970 who helped thousands of students make choices about their career and educational goals, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 62. "Saddleback College has lost a dear friend and colleague," said Vern Hodge, vice president of student services at Saddleback College. "Howard couldn't do enough for students. He was a very special counselor."
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November 7, 1997
Thor O. Olson, a World War II veteran and former director of the Ventura Parks and Recreation Department, died Tuesday in a Ventura hospital. He was 81. Olson was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Glenshaw, Pa. He graduated from Slippery Rock College in 1939, and began a teaching and coaching career at Fredonia High School in Pennsylvania. That same year, he met Betty Maits, whom he married before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps to serve in World War II. After the war, he entered the U.S.
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January 24, 1988 | JULIE CART
They met as two of the few black students at Slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania. They courted while she was playing basketball and field hockey. They spent their honeymoon at a softball tournament in Norfolk, Va. The love story of Bill and C. Vivian Stringer is one of perseverance and commitment. And no small amount of role reversal. When Vivian was teaching and coaching at Cheyney State, Bill was working toward his doctorate at Temple in Philadelphia. They lived in Delaware.
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March 30, 1985
Cal State Northridge finished seventh in the NCAA Division II National Women's Gymnastics Championship Friday at Springfield College. The Lady Matadors scored 170.60 points, well behind champion Jacksonville State University, Alabama, which had 176.85 points. CSUN's Janine Elliot finished third in all-around competition with 35.40 points. The sophomore was named to the NCAA Division II All-American team. The top six finishers in all-around competition qualified for All-American status.
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May 14, 1989 | KEVIN HUNT, Hartford Courant
Part of the world's most extensive Romar collection hangs in a back room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, away from public view. The legend of Lorenzo Romar, a 6-foot-1 guard, began when he averaged 9.3 points as a University of Washington senior. Or was it when the Golden State Warriors selected him in the seventh round of the 1980 draft, or when he averaged 7.6 points in his best National Basketball Assn. season, was waived three times in little more than a year, played for the Continental Basketball Assn.
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