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February 24, 2007 | William C. Rempel, Times Staff Writer
THE official end of the notorious Cali cocaine cartel came late last year here with little more commotion than the rap of a judge's gavel. The Colombian drug lords Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela, 63, and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 67, entered guilty pleas and were ushered off to federal prison for the next 30 years -- no Miami Vice-like dramatics, no bodies riddled with gunfire in the manner of Medellin rival Pablo Escobar.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer's understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story even at considerable personal risk. It was the last trait that catapulted him from news reporter to news figure on Aug. 1, 1966, when he was shot in the shoulder during Charles Whitman's bloody rampage from the top of the University of Texas Tower in Austin. Heard, a 36-year-old Associated Press reporter, had followed two highway patrol officers on a wild sprint across a parking lot, but he forgot his Marine's training to zigzag.
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SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
An effort headlined by Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter to unionize athletes at the university doesn't sit well with former Wildcats QB C.J. Bacher. Bacher was left uneasy by testimony at a National Labor Relations Board hearing from representatives of the newly formed College Athletes Players Assn., which seeks to have the athletes declared employees. “I felt like the CAPA testimony was pretty unfair to what Northwestern football meant to me,” Bacher said in a phone interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
As a boy, Patrick Manyika looked up and watched packages of corn and canned fish fall from the sky. An airplane streamed overhead, dropping supplies to the hundreds of refugees living in isolation in the rolling hills and forests of northeast Rwanda. The relief packages read "USAID" - it was the first word he would learn to read. Manyika lived as a child in exile on the land of a national park, survived the Rwandan genocide as a teenager and eventually made his way to a private university in Southern California.
SPORTS
October 28, 1989 | VINCE AGUL
Saddleback High School kept its Sea View League title hopes alive with a 28-13 victory over University before 1,500 Friday at Irvine Stadium. The Roadrunners' victory gives them a 2-1 record in league play, one game behind Estancia. Saddleback is 4-4 overall. University (0-3, 2-6) took a 7-0 lead with 3:36 left in the first quarter on a 56-yard blocked punt return by Donnell Dowdy. Saddleback tied the game on the first play of the second quarter on an eight-yard run by halfback Tony Colthirst.
SPORTS
May 5, 1989
Kristi Harris, senior setter for El Toro High School's volleyball team, has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of San Diego in the fall. Harris, who has a 3.0 grade-point average, will major in business at USD. She also visited the University of San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Corina Knoll
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol painting hangs above Ryan O'Neal's bed in his Malibu home. The actor has said it's his favorite place in the house, where he can hear the ocean waves and sometimes talk to the portrait of a woman who died four years ago. But a legal battle over who owns the 1980 portrait has dragged O'Neal to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, where ownership of the painting and his relationship with Fawcett have come under the microscope.
SPORTS
October 12, 1986
Quarterback Anthony Massa threw two touchdown passes as No. 9-ranked University of San Diego High School (5-0) defeated host San Diego (2-3), 21-0. Massa connected with Larry Gallego for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and again with Pete Haws for a 24-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Running back James Wilson scored from three yards out in the first quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2012
Tuition and fees* for in-state students at some major universities University of Michigan: $13,961 UC Berkeley: $12,835 University of Colorado, Boulder: $10,098 University of Connecticut: $10,670 University of Texas, Austin: $9,794 University of Oregon: $8,789 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $7,008 Source: The College Board * 2011-12 academic year ...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2010 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Let's hear it for " Frontline," which continues to take on topics for no earthly reason save they're important. In this week's "College Inc.," you won't meet lovely coeds who are stripping to make tuition or nerdy con men amassing small fortunes through pre-fab thesis papers. No, it's all those Universities of Phoenix, whose signs are becoming more ubiquitous than lap-band billboards, and their fellow for-profit colleges that the show's indefatigable correspondent Martin Smith has in his sights.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jack Hartman, an All-City pitcher at Reseda Cleveland last season, is 4-0 with a 3.07 ERA as a starting pitcher in his freshman season at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is battling for the Ivy League title with a 13-3 record. Here's a story looking at Hartman and other Penn freshmen.     Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American Medical Assn. raised a red flag generally about university officials such as Eugene Washington, the dean of UCLA's medical school who also serves on the board of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. The world's biggest medical-products maker paid Washington more than $260,000 in cash and stock last year as a company director.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Nikki Rocco, the veteran head of domestic distribution at Universal Pictures, will retire at the end of this year, she said Tuesday.   Rocco, the first woman to become president of a major studio's distribution operations, has worked for the studio for nearly five decades. Rocco, 64, first joined Universal Pictures as a paid intern in 1967 while she was a high-school senior, after which she was hired to work in the company's New York office. She has been Universal's head of domestic distribution since 1996.  PHOTOS: 2013's highest-paid media executives "Nikki Rocco is an industry icon, and in the short time I've been with the company it's been clear why she is held in such high regard," said Universal Filmed Entertainment chairman Jeff Shell in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had tons of company. The Rhode Island campus accepted just 8.6% of the 30,432 students who had applied for freshman admission, a historic low and down from 9.2% last year. Many other elite colleges across the country also reported dips in their acceptance rates, fueled by a rise in applications from overseas, particularly Asia, and by a trend among high school seniors to try their luck at more schools, experts say. "It did make me upset at first.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Universal Studios Japan's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction will open July 15, the theme park announced Friday at an event attended by Japanese and foreign dignitaries. The $500-million Wizarding World, similar to an attraction that opened at Universal Orlando Resort in 2010, will include rides incorporating environments and characters from the "Harry Potter" book and film franchises. The themed land, part of the 108-acre theme park in Osaka, will feature attractions such as Hogsmeade Village, the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, and Hogwarts castle.  Universal Studios Japan unveiled that castle -- the focal point of the Wizarding World -- at an event attended by Caroline Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Universal Studios Hollywood will open a similar Wizarding World attraction in 2016.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Infielder Adam Bedrossian, a junior at Alemany, has committed to Seattle University.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
BOOKS
August 9, 1987 | Irwin C. Lieb
Under federal statutes against discrimination in employment, more and more faculty have sued their universities for not promoting them, for not giving them tenure or for not paying them what the faculty think they deserve.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions. The theme park's newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, was unveiled to the members of the news media and special guests; it opens to the public Saturday. The opening is set to take advantage of the crowds of school-age children and college students vacationing in Southern California during spring break. The ride is based on the characters of the two "Despicable Me" movies, which have grossed about $1.5 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Administrators from California's two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships. UC President Janet Napolitano and Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said their  university systems are backing legislation creating the loan program, which will cost the state and campuses up to $9.1 million the first year. Napolitano noted that the state previously granted students in the country illegally access to state scholarships and the in-state residence rate.
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