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April 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Central Michigan's basketball coach was suspended without pay for using a racially derogatory term in front of his players. Keith Dambrot began serving the four-day suspension Thursday, university spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith said Friday. Dambrot allegedly used racial slurs in front of his team late in the season in reference to assistant coach Derrick McDowell, who is black. In a statement released Wednesday, Dambrot said the term was "not used in any racially offensive manner.
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April 24, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives in his car while on the phone. Ivan Locke - played by Tom Hardy, the only character seen onscreen - is a construction site foreman who is preparing for the largest job of his career, as the next morning he is to oversee the pouring of a massive concrete foundation for a skyscraper.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1994
The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other medical professionals. It also investigates complaints about medical treatment and issues disciplinary actions. The most serious penalties include license revocation, suspension and probation. These are the Los Angeles County medical professionals subject to serious disciplinary actions between Nov. 1, 1993, and Jan. 31, 1994, according to medical board documents. Final actions are published only after all appeals are exhausted.
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April 19, 2014 | By Carla Hall
When 18 USC students staged a sit-in Tuesday outside the office of university President C.L. Max Nikias to protest the school's business dealings with a vendor - the parent company of which has ties to factories in Bangladesh - school officials took a tough stance. The students were told that if they didn't pipe down or get going by the end of the business day, they would be given “a letter of interim suspension,” as Ainsley Carry, the vice provost of student affairs, said later in a statement.
SPORTS
December 13, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, in a key ruling supporting the enforcement powers of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., ruled Monday that the organization may force Nevada Las Vegas to suspend its highly successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, for recruiting violations and other irregularities. On a 5-4 vote, the high court said that the NCAA does not have to follow the same constitutional guidelines that cover government agencies in investigating violations of regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
In ground-breaking action, the Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions of defiant students, directing officials to use alternative disciplinary practices instead. The packed board room erupted in cheers after the 5-2 vote to approve the proposal, which made L.A. Unified the first school district in the state to ban defiance as grounds for suspension. The action comes amid mounting national concern that removing students from school is imperiling their academic achievement and disproportionately harming minority students, particularly African Americans.
OPINION
May 21, 2013
Re "Struggling with suspensions," Column, May 18 It is encouraging to read of efforts to reduce the number of suspensions in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But I do have a comment about what Sandy Banks calls "grumbling like that from parents and teachers, who imagine good kids held hostage by troublemakers. " This is a real problem, not something imagined. To those non-educators who criticize suspensions for "willful defiance," when was the last time you faced 35 students with a planned lesson only to have it disrupted by a student?
SPORTS
June 13, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
How many players on the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will be suspended in the wake of Tuesday's brawl at Dodger Stadium ? We'll have to wait until Friday to find out. Although Major League Baseball had been expected to announce fines and suspensions on Thursday, the league delayed the announcement until Friday, according to a baseball source. The Dodgers could face the loss of phenom Yasiel Puig. He was one of three Dodgers ejected in Tuesday's fight, along with reliever Ronald Belisario and hitting coach Mark McGwire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Students will get a chance to shake their fingers in protest over being busted for shaking their behinds in a suggestive "twerking" video. The two-day suspensions meted out to 31 high school students in San Diego have been served and the students are eligible to return to class, according to a memo provided by the school superintendent to school board members. In the video, filmed on campus at Scripps Ranch High School, the students are shown twisting and thrusting their hips and buttocks, with rap music playing in the background.
SPORTS
October 10, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
The NFL reissued suspensions Tuesday to four players accused of involvement in the New Orleans Saints' alleged bounty program. Three of the four punishments were modified. Linebacker Scott Fujita, who now plays for Cleveland, saw his suspension reduced from three games to one. The suspension of defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was reduced from eight games to seven, with credit for five games served even though he's a free agent without a team. There is no change to the suspension of Saints defensive lineman Will Smith, who is still banned for four games.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Blake Griffin might have made one decision unnecessary for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul late in the second quarter of a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday when he aggressively swiped at Timofey Mozgov, hitting the center in the head as he drove toward the basket. NBA rules stipulate that players are suspended for one game after collecting 16 technical fouls, meaning that Griffin would be forced to sit out the Clippers' regular-season finale against Portland on Wednesday unless his latest technical is rescinded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters. "That's something that the players have been interested in and pushing for a long time," Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. "We want to make this game clean and we want the penalties harsh for guys who want to violate the agreement. " Under the new deal, the most significant toughening of the drug protocol in eight years, the penalty for a first offense increases from 50 to 80 games and the penalty for a second violation jumps from 100 games to 162, the equivalent of a full season.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The suspensions levied on baseball players who test positive for banned substances are on the verge of getting longer - and shorter. The commissioner's office and players union are close to agreement on a revised code of punishment under baseball's drug policy, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations but not authorized to comment on them. The agreement would lengthen suspensions to about 80 games for a first offense and 162 games for a second offense - that is, half a season in the first case, an entire season in the second.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
A massive suspension that had sidelined more than 700 Little League baseball players in Newport Beach has been lifted and games will be allowed to resume. A dispute between adults -- those in the league and those in the group that oversees it -- had resulted in the cancellation of two games for the young players. Joe Jennings, a board member for Newport Beach Little League, told the Daily Pilot that the punishment seemed like an “extreme action that has been harsh for so many kids.” District officials, who oversee the league and others in Orange County, handed down the suspension after determining that the league had too many coaches serving on its board of directors.
SPORTS
October 24, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 For the second consecutive day, the Southern Section announced suspensions for a football fight. This time it was the game between Pomona and Hacienda Heights Wilson. Pomona had one player ejected from the game, one player ejected for fighting following review of video and an additional 13 ejected for leaving the bench. All will have to miss Pomona's next game. Wilson had one player ejected for fighting, an additional two were ejected for fighting following review of video and an additional 17 players ejected for leaving the bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
  The San Diego school board has declined to overturn the two-day suspensions meted out to 31 high-school students for being part of a "twerking video" shot on campus. After hearing complaints from parents that the suspensions were too harsh and could hurt their children's chances of being admitted to college, the San Diego Unified School District governing board met in closed session Tuesday night. Board members emerged to announce that the state Education Code bars them from overturning the suspensions given out by administrators to students at Scripps Ranch High School.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC's "Crisis," which premieres Sunday, seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages" - create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is both familiar (newbie FBI agent up against emotionally charged odds) and unexpected (the point of the abduction is not clear). Our story opens with something Very Bad happening. In the middle of a field a sweaty and distraught man seems to be disarming security satellites as an FBI agent ("666 Park Avenue's" Rachael Taylor)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
More than 700 Little League baseball players have been sidelined in Newport Beach: The city's entire league was suspended for having too many coaches on its board. The league was suspended Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of Thursday and Saturday games for hundreds of Little League players. Joe Jennings, a board member for Newport Beach Little League, told the Daily Pilot that the punishment seemed like an “extreme action that has been harsh for so many kids.” Little League rules say coaches can't total more than half the number of people on the board, according to Jennings.
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