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December 15, 1991 | Associated Press
The struggling University of Bridgeport has started laying off more than 100 employees, including faculty members, as part of a program aimed at saving $3 million a year. Layoff notices went out last week to a wide range of employees, including secretaries, maintenance workers, administrators and some faculty, said Walter Wager, a spokesman for the private university.
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April 26, 1992 | Associated Press
The University of Bridgeport's trustees agreed Saturday to turn over control of their financially ailing school to a group connected to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in exchange for $50 million. Under terms of the deal, the Professors World Peace Academy would take over the board of trustees. The New York-based academy receives 90% of its funding from the Unification Church, although it said fewer than 5% of its members belong to the church.
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April 26, 1992 | Associated Press
The University of Bridgeport's trustees agreed Saturday to turn over control of their financially ailing school to a group connected to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in exchange for $50 million. Under terms of the deal, the Professors World Peace Academy would take over the board of trustees. The New York-based academy receives 90% of its funding from the Unification Church, although it said fewer than 5% of its members belong to the church.
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December 15, 1991 | Associated Press
The struggling University of Bridgeport has started laying off more than 100 employees, including faculty members, as part of a program aimed at saving $3 million a year. Layoff notices went out last week to a wide range of employees, including secretaries, maintenance workers, administrators and some faculty, said Walter Wager, a spokesman for the private university.
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December 18, 1991 | Associated Press
Twenty-two professors at the beleaguered University of Bridgeport have been laid off in a phaseout of 31 academic programs. The professors received pink slips Monday. Last week, about 80 maintenance workers, secretaries and administrators received layoff notices. Interim President Edwin G. Eigel Jr. said the layoffs were based on many factors, including what courses will be taught.
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November 20, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J., challenged a Twitter follower to live on food stamps for a week. According to USA Today , the mayor said that he intends to start living off food stamps after Thanksgiving.  Booker's exchange followed a quote he posted from Greek historian Plutarch: "An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. " After some back and forth about government responsibilities and the importance of making sure "kids go to school nutritionally ready 2 learn," Booker, a prolific Twitter user, lobbed a food stamp challenge to Twitter user @MWadeNC: "Lets you and I try to live on food stamps in New Jersey (high cost of living)
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September 16, 1989 | BARBARA MAYER, Associated Press
As college students return to school this fall, they are bringing sophisticated wall decorations, area rugs and electronic gadgets to supply creature comforts to dormitory rooms otherwise characterized by their austerity. At design schools such as the Rhode Island School of Design, students are apt to make elaborate loft beds and to build in other pieces of furniture as part of school projects.
SPORTS
June 9, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Washington Bullets traded 7-foot 6-inch center Manute Bol to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday for 6-11 center Dave Feitl and a 1989 second-round draft choice. Bol joins 7-4 Ralph Sampson to create the tallest front-line pairing in National Basketball Assn. story. "Now these are real twin towers," Warrior Coach Don Nelson said, recalling the name given to the duo of Sampson and 7-foot Akeem Olajuwon in Houston before Sampson joined the Warriors last December.
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May 5, 2010 | By Geraldine Baum and Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
For most of the past decade, Pakistani immigrant Faisal Shahzad struggled to find his place in America, piling up debts and bouncing from one run-down neighborhood to another. In 2004, he and his wife, Huma Mian, plunked down savings to take out a $218,400 mortgage for a two-story house in Shelton, a gritty Bridgeport suburb. The following year, Shahzad was awarded a master's of business administration degree from the University of Bridgeport , normally a ticket to a prosperous future But unable to pay the mortgage or a $65,000 home equity loan, the couple abandoned their home to foreclosure last summer, putting broken furniture and old clothes up for sale.
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October 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
A seventh straight day of rain across much of the soggy Northeast trapped motorists, delayed airline flights and sent streams surging over their banks Thursday. Flood warnings covered parts of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, and residents in some New Jersey communities were urged to evacuate their homes. Northern New Jersey received as much as 4 1/2 inches of rain in 48 hours, and forecasters said some areas of the state could get two more inches today.
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August 13, 2005 | Steve Harvey
Funny how items in this column connect. After I wrote about the famously nicknamed UC Irvine Anteaters, a professor there -- obviously willing for her school to share the glory -- e-mailed me about another unusual mascot. "While were taking our daughter on college tours this summer," said Mary Gilly, "we learned that the mascot of Tufts University [in Medford, Mass.] is the Jumbos. "Apparently, P.T.
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