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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1999 | BONNIE HARRIS and REBECCA HARRIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When she returned last month from a three-week stint in Japan with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, Laura Thompson knew she'd have to find creative ways to share what she learned with her class of seventh-graders. "You have a brief window of opportunity to get their attention, and you have to make it good," said Thompson, 33, a world history teacher at Las Flores Middle School in south Orange County. Candy, she thought. And she was right.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1999 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To improve communication during violent school incidents like April's mass shooting in Littleton, Colo., police and school administrators on Thursday began delivering thousands of cellular phones to high school teachers throughout Orange County and elsewhere. Officials said the wireless phones would allow educators in remote parts of schools to quickly alert law enforcement dispatchers to emergencies, enabling police to greatly speed response to crimes on campus.
SPORTS
August 27, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN
It would be easy to make fun of Chris Norby. Norby is a history teacher at Brea Olinda High School and a Fullerton city councilman, so why in the world would he want to be limping around the corner of Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard on a bubbling hot Thursday afternoon, carrying a sign and beseeching puzzled drivers to honk in agreement? Honk if you agree--"Lunch Boxes, No Luxury Boxes," "NFL Owners Play With Your Own Money," "NFL Go To H . . . (Houston)."
NEWS
April 13, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Margaret Edson was cleaning up her classroom Monday after school when she learned she had won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Her kindergarten students at Centennial Place Elementary School had just begun a new project on insects. Its title: "Six Legs Over Georgia." Edson, 37, said she doesn't plan to write any more plays. "I just wanted to say this one thing," she said of the award-winning "Wit," the story of a professor dying of ovarian cancer. "I'm a teacher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newport Beach history teacher Angela Newman's voice mail has been full of messages every day, ever since the day last month when she walked into school and was greeted by a co-worker: "I don't care what those people say about you. . . ." Newman, the first black teacher in recent memory at largely white Newport Harbor High, had been prepared for responses to her candor in a Times profile about the way she teaches history.
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