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May 25, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Linda Sharp, who coached USC women's basketball teams to two national championships, has resigned to accept a job at Southwest Texas State University. Sharp turned in her resignation to athletic director Barbara Hedges Tuesday, saying she needs a new challenge. "I've been thinking about making a change for a while," Sharp said from her USC office Wednesday. "It's a good change, it's a healthy change. I've done as much at USC as I possibly can." In her 13 years at the school, Sharp rose from assistant coach to one of the most successful women's coaches in the nation.
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May 25, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
Linda Sharp, who coached USC women's basketball teams to two national championships, has resigned to accept a job at Southwest Texas State University. Sharp turned in her resignation to athletic director Barbara Hedges Tuesday, saying she needs a new challenge. "I've been thinking about making a change for a while," Sharp said from her USC office Wednesday. "It's a good change, it's a healthy change. I've done as much at USC as I possibly can." In her 13 years at the school, Sharp rose from assistant coach to one of the most successful women's coaches in the nation.
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HOME & GARDEN
December 8, 1990 | Marilyn Pitts
The water lily season is nearing its end, but there is no reason to wait for spring. Just as there is the Burpee's seed catalogue for the home gardener, there are water garden catalogues for the water lily enthusiast to ponder over during the winter months. Here are several water gardens that offer mail-order service to California: Lilypons Water Gardens, 1626 Lilypons Road, Brookshire, Tex. 77423-0188. Paradise Water Gardens, 14 May St., Whitman, Mass. 02382. Van Ness Water Gardens, 2460 N.
NEWS
March 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Texas woman who was videotaped taking off her top at a spring break party won a $5-million judgment from the producers of "Wild Party Girls" videos after she spotted herself in a TV ad for the tapes. Amber Kulhanek, 22, a senior at Southwest Texas State University, sued Arco Media, the Florida-based producers of the risque videos made famous in late-night TV ads. Kulhanek took action after her picture appeared in an ad for the videos that aired on cable networks.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2003 | From Reuters
Kansas really is flatter than a pancake, U.S. geographers reported Monday. A scientific comparison of the topography of Kansas to a pancake shows the state, known for its vast, even fields, is in fact really, really flat, geographer Mark Fonstad of Southwest Texas State University and his colleagues found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1992 | Times science writer Thomas H. Maugh II filed these reports from the meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science in Chicago
Ultraviolet radiation streaming through holes in the atmosphere's ozone layer could raise or lower crop yields by tipping the balance of competition between crops and weeds, according to Paul W. Barnes of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. The ozone layer absorbs much of the sun's ultraviolet radiation, particularly the so-called ultraviolet-B radiation, or UV-B, that is especially dangerous to plants and animals.
SPORTS
July 30, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Howie Long has been coming to Raider training camp for 13 years. But he's not in camp at Austin, Tex., now, and there's no sign he'll be coming soon. Although he is being fined $4,000 a day for staying away, the veteran defensive lineman is refusing to report. He wants to renegotiate his contract, which calls for $8.33 million over five years. Long received $1.4 million last season, the first year of the deal. He will earn $1.5 million this season, then $1.65 million, $1.8 million and $1.
NEWS
April 16, 1995 | CHARLES SMITH
The Los Angeles City College basketball team will hold its second-annual awards banquet on Friday, April 21, at the Acapulco restaurant beginning at 8 p.m. The ceremony will include the presentation of team awards, conference awards, state awards and scholarship announcements. Six LACC players are expected to announce signings with Division I basketball programs, which would bring the total to nine over the past two years. "That's unheard of," said LACC Coach Mike Miller.
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August 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal grand jury here is investigating a book deal by former House Speaker Jim Wright and has subpoenaed at least two groups that bought his book, "Reflections of a Public Man." Attorneys for Southwest Texas State University and the National Assn. of Realtors said today that they have received subpoenas for records related to the purchase of Wright's book after speeches to their organizations by the former congressional leader.
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August 9, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal grand jury is investigating former House Speaker Jim Wright's book deal and has subpoenaed documents from at least three groups that directly or indirectly bought bulk copies of "Reflections of a Public Man," for which Wright earned royalties of 55%. The Justice Department refused Tuesday to disclose the nature of the investigation.
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October 18, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
CAMP PENDLETON -- As a sniper, Sgt. Chad Cassady, a quiet Texan with a master's degree in political science, helped protect his fellow Marines during the battle in Fallouja, Iraq, in late 2004. But when insurgent mortars fell behind and in front of the Marines -- a tactic called "bracketing" -- Cassady and other Marines were forced to run across a rubble-strewn street.
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