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February 26, 2012 | Steve Lopez
Panning for gold in the local cesspool is always lucrative, but it's been one fat nugget after another lately. We've got Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa marketing himself for his next job before he finishes this one; City Atty. Carmen Trutanich insisting he's not the liar he appears to be; auto painters at the DWP making $109,192 a year while the agency guns for a rate hike; and Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez under investigation for an alleged scandal involving tax breaks for clients represented by his friend.
September 2, 1990
Richard (Itchy) Jones, Southern Illinois University baseball coach, has been hired by the University of Illinois to replace Augie Garrido as coach. Garrido is the new coach at Cal State Fullerton.
May 23, 2011 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
The parent company of a troubled Pasadena psychiatric hospital where multiple patient deaths and the rape of a teenage girl have come under scrutiny is being criticized for a corporate culture said to breed safety problems. An independent review by the University of Illinois at Chicago for that state's Department of Children and Family Services found that Corona-based Signature Healthcare Services has "corporate-level quality of care issues. " Those include inadequate staffing, sexual assaults among patients, mishandling of medication doses and poor oversight of patients.
February 12, 1988
The University of Illinois football program was put back on probation by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Thursday for a recruiting violation. The latest penalty will run until July 1, 1989. Illinois, which last week hired John Mackovic as football coach to replace Mike White, was put on two-year probation in 1984. The NCAA said that while serving the previous probation, the school violated regulations in its attempt to recruit a "highly sought-after" student athlete.
June 20, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Legislation requiring the NCAA to follow courtroom-style rules when investigating Illinois college athletic programs won final legislative approval in the state Senate. The legislation was sponsored by lawmakers critical of the NCAA's investigation of the basketball program at the University of Illinois for alleged misconduct.
October 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Hundreds of University of Illinois students held a candlelight march and rally to protest a series of sexual attacks on campus. The rally Wednesday night was called to "raise the awareness" of students to a string of 13 sexual attacks since April by what police have labeled a serial rapist, officials said.
October 1, 2010 | By Jodi S. Cohen
Faculty leaders at the University of Illinois-Chicago are weighing whether to ask the board of trustees to reconsider its controversial decision to deny emeritus status to retired professor William Ayers. It's the latest twist in a showdown 40 years in the making between Ayers, a Vietnam War-era radical who later joined the university faculty, and Christopher Kennedy, the university's board chairman, who was 4 when his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was assassinated. With a passionate speech last week, Kennedy voted against Ayers' appointment, saying he was guided by his conscience and could not support someone who had dedicated a book to the man who assassinated his father.
August 19, 2009 | Mark Milian
When cryptic posters portraying President Obama as the Joker from "The Dark Knight" began popping up around Los Angeles and other cities, the question many asked was: Who is behind the image? Was it an ultra-conservative grass-roots group or a disgruntled street artist going against the grain? Nope, it turns out, just a 20-year-old college student from Chicago. Bored during his winter school break, Firas Alkhateeb, a senior history major at the University of Illinois, crafted the picture of Obama with the clown makeup using Adobe's Photoshop software.
August 9, 2008 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time: No. 20 Illinois An informal poll conducted by Rankman found Ron Zook to be the Big Ten coach most likely to crush a beer can on his head. The man is intense . . . and he could use singing lessons. His mangling of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field last spring was Zook's worst performance since last January's rendering of "Take Me Out to the Rose Bowl."
December 28, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Clusters of reporters gathered around Juice Williams and Ron Zook as the Illinois football team came off the practice field Thursday afternoon. It only makes sense that the media would want to hear from the quarterback and the coach who will lead the Fighting Illini against USC in the Rose Bowl. But off to the side, someone equally responsible for the team's success this season tried to slip quietly away.
September 3, 2006 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
As this college town prepared for the University of Illinois football season's opener Saturday, the giddy chatter about the team's new coach and the hottest tailgate parties was overshadowed by a sense of mourning. This is probably the last year Chief Illiniwek -- the symbol of all things sports on this Big Ten campus -- will dance.
March 15, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Dee Brown was alone in a gym on a cold January day, less than 24 hours after his Illinois team had been upset by Indiana, 62-60, and less than 12 hours after the Illini had returned to campus in the middle of the night after a quiet and grim bus ride. While teammates had slept, Brown sat next to Coach Bruce Weber to watch tape. The senior guard had scored only five points on one-for-nine shooting and, even with 11 assists, thought he had let the team down.
January 22, 2006 | William Deverell, William Deverell is a professor of history at USC and director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
FRANK NORRIS published fiction like a house afire. He wrote dozens of short stories and seven novels, finishing most well before he turned 30. In 1899, he published what many consider his masterpiece, "McTeague," and finished two lesser novels. Two years later, he published "The Octopus," the work that catapulted him to literary importance. A ruptured appendix killed Norris in 1902 at the age of 32.
April 5, 2005 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
It's Raymond Felton's heart that North Carolina Coach Roy Williams loves. And the attitude. It's that mouthy, cocky belief that whatever play he runs, whatever shot he takes, it's the right-thing-to-do belief in himself that point guard Felton has and Williams adores. Felton is only 6 feet 1 and he can't hit 200 pounds on the scale even when he eats cheeseburgers and pizza, but in his mind, Felton thinks he can do anything, anytime. "He's a tough little rascal," Williams said.
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