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November 13, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They started in test tubes. Now, 11 years later, an unusual grove on the UC Irvine campus is a monument to a professor's landmark research in tree cloning. * The stately trees are coast redwoods-- Sequoia sempervirens . The professor, now retired and living in Santa Cruz, is Ernest A. Ball, 83. And the notable research was Ball's development of a commercially viable way to reproduce Northern California's redwood trees by test-tube cloning, rather than through seeds.
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November 13, 1993 | BILL BILLITER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They started in test tubes. Now, 11 years later, an unusual grove on the UC Irvine campus is a monument to a professor's landmark research in tree cloning. * The stately trees are coast redwoods-- Sequoia sempervirens . The professor, now retired and living in Santa Cruz, is Ernest A. Ball, 83. And the notable research was Ball's development of a commercially viable way to reproduce Northern California's redwood trees by test-tube cloning, rather than through seeds.
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October 7, 1999 | Tricia Schwennesen, (949) 248-2151
First- and second-year teachers in the Laguna Beach Unified School District can reap the benefits of a new program. The Beginning Teachers Support and Assessment program pairs new teachers with veterans for a mentor-like relationship. The program, which is being used in other Southern California school districts, was designed to help teachers adjust to the classroom and feel more confident and comfortable teaching.
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December 9, 1985
Being a recent graduate of the University of California at Irvine in the school of political science, I take exception to Beichman's article, which supports groups like Accuracy in Academia. In my years at Irvine I experienced a professor who believed in the virtues of Marxism. He opened my eyes to the works of not only Marx, but also C.B. Macpherson and Bertell Ollman. After reading these works something really amazing happened. My beliefs in capitalism and the American way became stronger.
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May 4, 1996
A program for displaced workers that was almost displaced itself has been saved by a $500,000 state grant, officials said Thursday. The Long Beach Career Transition Center is now able to keep its doors open until June 30 and offer job training and career counseling to a new batch of students: a group of over 50 displaced workers, said Robert Johnson, administrator of the Long Beach Service Delivery Area.
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March 13, 1990 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN
Rockwell International Chairman and Chief Executive Donald R. Beall has been elected to a new seat on the board of directors of Times Mirror Co. The addition of Beall increases the size of the board to 17 members. Beall, the only Times Mirror outside director who heads a major manufacturing firm, will stand for election by shareholders to a full three-year term at the Times Mirror annual meeting May 3.
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August 4, 1985 | HEIDI EVANS
Citing increased investments in its research and development program, Nelson Research & Development Co., of Irving reported a net loss of $523,002 for the second quarter of 1985, compared to a profit of $68,676 for the same period a year earlier. Revenues for the second quarter totaled $860,278, compared with about $1 million for the same period in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1988
UC Irvine on Thursday confirmed that it is trying to hire a University of Wisconsin educator as UCI's new dean of fine arts. UCI acting Executive Vice Chancellor William Parker said the university has offered the position to Robert Hickok, who has been dean of fine arts at the Milwaukee campus of the University of Wisconsin for three years. "We've made an offer, and it's being seriously considered," Parker said. "But we have no announcement today. Right now the ball is in his (Hickok's) court."
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April 13, 1986
Stanley Rokaw, a pulmonary specialist known nationally for his research on the effects of air pollution on the human respiratory system and most recently medical director of the Los Angeles County chapter of the American Lung Assn., died Thursday. He was 65 and suffered an apparent heart attack at his Downey home. Rokaw, who received his medical degree with honors from Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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May 19, 1990
Keith W. Blinn, a law professor and former general counsel and senior vice president of the Continental Oil Co., died Tuesday of coronary and vascular disease after open-heart surgery at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. He was 72. Blinn, who was a law professor at the University of California at Irvine at the time of his death, divided his time between Irvine and Coronado, where he was on the board of directors of the Coronado Shores Assn. Born in Hutchinson, Kan.
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May 7, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A state commission Thursday named Lancaster and two other Southern California cities as possible sites for $30-million, 400-bed veterans homes. The California Department of Veterans Affairs Governor's Commission on a Southern California Veterans Home named Lancaster, Chula Vista and Perris as primary locations. It is not certain if any or all of the homes will be built.
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