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January 4, 1999 | SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One bottle contains parts of an orchid from pre-revolutionary Cuba, another a lily from some threatened corner of the African rain forest, a third the bark of trees ripped out of the ground 50 years ago when a hurricane slammed into Rhode Island. There are 6,000 such specimens of plant life, each held in a short-necked bottle topped with a fat cork covered in plastic and tied with a string.
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SPORTS
February 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jerry Pimm, the winningest coach in UC Santa Barbara history, is stepping down and will move into the school's athletic administration office as an assistant to Athletic Director Gary Cunningham. Pimm's team takes a 4-11 Big West Conference record and 7-18 overall mark into tonight's regular-season finale against Cal State Fullerton. The Gauchos, who have lost seven games in a row, are assured of the poorest record in Pimm's tenure as coach.
NEWS
December 18, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County real estate magnate Donald Bren became one of the leading donors in University of California history with the announcement Wednesday of a $15-million gift to operate a new graduate school of environmental science and management at UC Santa Barbara. UC officials said the gift from the 65-year-old owner of the Irvine Co. was the largest to date for the Santa Barbara campus. Bren, a native of Los Angeles, lives in Newport Beach.
SPORTS
November 6, 1997
Pacific and UC Santa Barbara, the top men's and women's teams in Big West Conference basketball last season, were overwhelming choices to continue that dominance, according to writers and coaches at the conference's media day. Pacific, which won the men's conference tournament, was a near unanimous choice to repeat as Western Division champions. The Tigers lost to St. Joseph's in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997
In the wake of the University of California Regents' elimination of affirmative action, officials from UC Santa Barbara will be in Watts today to offer advice and encouragement to students from three area high schools on the best ways to get admitted to the UC system. More than 250 high school seniors from Jordan, Locke and Verbum Dei high schools will be on hand for the event at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
SPORTS
October 15, 1997
Erick Ashe, a sophomore basketball player at Fullerton College, has orally committed to play next season for UC Santa Barbara, Fullerton Coach Dieter Horton announced Tuesday. Ashe, a 6-foot-2 guard who played at Palmdale High, averaged 10.7 points and led the Hornets with 53 steals last season. Horton said Ashe will sign the intent letter in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1996
Six books more than 100 years old that were stolen from UC Santa Barbara were recovered Wednesday when a man was arrested after he allegedly tried to sell them in West Hollywood. Sgt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Ruben Fernandini, 43, went into a bookstore Tuesday and tried to sell them to the owner. The location of the bookstore was not released, at the owner's request.
SPORTS
February 14, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For one long frustrating year, Ryan Kritscher was an ignition switch in search of an engine. His resume was impeccable: Division I batting average of .315 for three years, American Legion national batting champion, All-Southern Section player at Thousand Oaks High. Yet Kritscher was idling at home in Thousand Oaks last year wondering if any school in Southern California could use him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996
Chicano Studies professor Rodolfo Acuna, who successfully sued the University of California for age bias, may collect more than $300,000 in damages but is not entitled to teach at its Santa Barbara campus, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins has ruled.
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