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June 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Nebraska hired Bill Byrne from the University of Oregon to become athletic director.
March 27, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
On the dusty plains of Afghanistan, a surprising number of people are said to know the word "Nebraska." It began as a fluke in the early 1970s, when administrators at the University of Nebraska at Omaha launched the Center for Afghanistan Studies. They wanted to distinguish the school as an international institution, and no other university was studying the then-peaceful nation half a world away. As Afghanistan became a central battleground in the Cold War and then in the war against terrorism, the center -- and its gregarious, well-connected director, Thomas Gouttierre -- were fortuitously poised.
January 29, 1990
Colorado defensive lineman Arthur Walker was arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old University of Nebraska student, authorities in Lincoln, Neb., said.
March 23, 2008 | Karrie Higgins, Karrie Higgins is a writer based in Portland, Ore.
REVOLUTIONS, notoriously, devour their children: Once-beloved radicals are beheaded at the guillotine. But for the actual children of revolutionaries and activists, this idea holds a whole other dimension of meaning. For them, politics extracts a personal cost. Deep down, they suspect they come second to the cause. For Sonya Huber, daughter of a German immigrant and author of the memoir "Opa Nobody," this conflict gnaws at her family.
November 6, 1993 | BILL BILLITER
UC Irvine Executive Vice Chancellor L. Dennis Smith is one of four finalists for the job of president of the University of Nebraska. Regents of the University of Nebraska are expected to announce on Sunday their selection of the new president. On Thursday, the regents interviewed University of Northern Iowa President Constantine Curris, the last of the four finalists to go before the regents.
September 10, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Nebraska said it is imposing several penalties on its basketball program in the wake of allegations that two former players, Jose Ramos and Tony Farmer, violated NCAA rules by receiving extra benefits in the form of car loans. The penalties include a reduction of one scholarship for the 1991-92 year and a new program that requires all student-athletes to disclose the terms of acquisition of any automobile in their possession.
January 22, 1990
Brian Havens, a linebacker at Los Alamitos High School, has made an oral commitment to attend the University of Nebraska, Los Alamitos Coach John Barnes said Sunday. Havens, 6-feet-3, 222 pounds, committed to Nebraska after taking a recruiting trip there last week, Barnes said. Havens also was considering California and Washington State. Jeff Jackson, a tight end at Corona del Mar, will attend the University of Washington, his mother said Sunday.
March 16, 2008 | Paul Wilner, Bay Area writer Paul Wilner is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
"A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line," Joseph Conrad wrote. Mary Clearman Blew's stunning first novel gives us an example -- if any is required -- of why fiction is still necessary and what it uniquely offers. It's an understated achievement that recalls the early works of Larry McMurtry, along with the tough, febrile voice of S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" and the emotional intelligence of William Maxwell.
September 16, 2007 | Marjorie Gellhorn Sa'adah, Marjorie Gellhorn Sa'adah is a writer in Los Angeles.
"How is it possible to bring order out of memory?" So begins Beryl Markham's "West With the Night," the book that made Jennifer Brice want to become a pilot. Markham's writing may have been the inspiration, but it was Brice's Alaskan homeland that tossed her into the air, as she skittered like a sparrow across a runway, learning to land her plane.
April 15, 2007 | Donna Seaman, Donna Seaman is an associate editor for Booklist, editor of the anthology "In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness" and host of the radio program "Open Books" in Chicago. Seaman's author interviews are collected in "Writers on the Air."
"BECAUSE a fire was in my head" is a line from "The Song of Wandering Aengus," a poem by the great Irish poet William Butler Yeats. Happily, Lynn Stegner makes good on her borrowing in this portrait of an amoral, redheaded woman vagabond who cuts a swath of psychic destruction from the prairies of Canada to the beaches of Northern California. Young, pert and dimply Kate Riley is a descendant of Irish immigrants who settled on the vast and comfortless plains of Saskatchewan.
April 8, 2007 | Paula L. Woods, Paula L. Woods, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, is the author of the Det. Charlotte Justice novels, including, most recently, "Strange Bedfellows."
IF you happened to be on the East Coast that fall, you wouldn't have been able to avoid the stories -- Nelson Gross, a prominent New Jersey Republican and former aide to President Nixon, went missing on Sept. 17, 1997, and his body was found a few days later down an embankment along the Hudson River.
December 17, 2006 | Ellen Slezak, Ellen Slezak is the author of a story collection, "Last Year's Jesus," and a novel, "All These Girls."
WRITERS write about the same 10 things over and over. Love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, innocence, guilt, birth, death, hope, despair. In fiction, as in life, men will resent their fathers, women will leave their husbands, children will suffer, factories will close, crops will fail, fires will sweep through canyons and cars will crash on icy roads. There's nothing new to write about. In the wrong hands, stories can be too familiar. In the right hands, stories show us how we live.
January 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Oklahoma State Coach Les Miles will replace Nick Saban at Louisiana State, a source close to the negotiations said Sunday. The school called a news conference for today, and the source, speaking to Associated Press on condition of anonymity, said Miles would be introduced then. LSU Athletic Director Skip Bertman did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
November 5, 1987 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
LINCOLN, Neb.--The son of the most famous football player in University of Nebraska history stood ready to receive the kickoff in the opening game of his freshman season. Watching were his father, a sellout crowd and a national television audience. The player was Terry Rodgers, the second son of Johnny Rodgers, who earned his Heisman Trophy by returning kickoffs and punts as no college player had done before. The place was rockin'.
August 31, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Newt Gingrich switches to Green Party, John Deere to make greeting cards instead of tractors, Madonna enters convent, Nebraska football ditches option attack in favor of West Coast offense ... All of these ridiculous notions are false except the last and still, to believe that one, you had to jump on a plane and see it with your own two retinas.
March 28, 2004 | Thomas Curwen, Thomas Curwen, a staff writer for the Times, is a regular contributor to Book Review.
The identification tag bore the number 60884, which was meaningless until you opened the catalog and scanned down the row of entries. 60882: Ivory charms (elephant tusks) from Abyssinia. 60883: Set of current postage stamps from the Philippine Islands. 60884: Brain of Ishi (California Indian). The year was 1917.
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