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November 30, 1996 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win one for the fat man? Win one for the Holtzer? Could anyone have dreamed, even a month ago, that the 1996 college football season would come down to this? To a USC team turned upside-down by three consecutive defeats and speculation that its coach is about to be turned loose? To a Notre Dame team whose coach is walking away, virtually without explanation, from the sport's best job? Yet that's exactly how the script reads when Notre Dame (8-2) plays USC (5-6) tonight at a sold-out Coliseum.
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November 27, 2010 | BILL DWYRE
Tommy Rees turned 18 on May 22, which means he should be focused on the nuances of shaving. Instead, late Saturday afternoon, he will be carrying the hopes of millions of people, many whose last names begin with a capital O and an apostrophe. He will be in hostile territory, in a marvelous old stadium whose name conjures up images of lions chasing Christians. He will have thousands there in person yelling for him, and many thousands more yelling against him. A national telecast makes that millions.
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March 3, 1988 | Associated Press
Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young will deliver the commencement address May 15 at the University of Notre Dame, the university announced Wednesday. Young also will receive an honorary doctor of law degree.
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October 14, 2009 | Gary Klein
Matt Barkley handled himself impressively in front of more than 106,000 screaming fans at Ohio State. The USC quarterback weathered a California crowd of more than 71,000 that received specific game-day instructions on how to distract the freshman with noise. On Saturday, Barkley will get his third major road test -- this time in perhaps college football's most venerable venue. When sixth-ranked USC plays No. 25 Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium, Barkley has a chance to make his mark in the sport's most intense intersectional rivalry.
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June 15, 1986 | Associated Press
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who has been head of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years, longer than any other president of a major American college, plans to retire next year, a spokesman said last week. Hesburgh will be 70 next May 27.
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May 24, 1989
Michelle Lodyga, a goalie at Mater Dei High School, has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Notre Dame, her father, Richard, said Tuesday. Lodyga was an All-Southern Section and a Times' All-County selection as well as the Angelus League's most valuable player.
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May 12, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The apartment rent was $140 a month. Sometimes his Uncle Louis and his Aunt Olympia--Olympia Dukakis, the actress--sent money to help pay it. Otherwise, his diabetic mother scrimped up enough from the $200 monthly welfare disability payment that was her only income. Or Chris chipped in with the meager amounts he made at Tabor Lutheran Church, mopping floors. The two-story brownstone occupies the northeast corner of 81st and Burnham on the Southeast Side, Chicago's version of the Bronx.
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February 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., voted unanimously not to include homosexuality in its anti-discrimination policy, fearing the move would allow the courts to interpret Roman Catholic doctrine. The university's Board of Fellows, charged with maintaining the school's Roman Catholic character, said in a statement that they did not "believe that the university should leave to civil courts the interpretation and application of church teaching."
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April 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said she wouldn't accept the University of Notre Dame's top honor at commencement next month because the Roman Catholic school invited President Obama to speak to graduates. Harvard University law professor and antiabortion scholar Mary Ann Glendon said in a letter to the South Bend school's president that giving Obama an honorary degree violated the U.S. bishops' 2004 statement that Catholic institutions shouldn't honor people whose actions conflict with the church's moral principles.
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July 18, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
U.S. officials should have given a scholar a chance to show he was no supporter of terrorism before barring him from the country, a federal appeals court has ruled. Professor Tariq Ramadan had his U.S. visa revoked in 2004 as he was about to take a tenured teaching job at the University of Notre Dame. His subsequent applications for a new visa were denied on the grounds that he had donated $1,336 to a charity that gave money to Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said the government should have given him a chance to prove he didn't know his money would go to Hamas.
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July 18, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
U.S. officials should have given a scholar a chance to show he was no supporter of terrorism before barring him from the country, a federal appeals court has ruled. Professor Tariq Ramadan had his U.S. visa revoked in 2004 as he was about to take a tenured teaching job at the University of Notre Dame. His subsequent applications for a new visa were denied on the grounds that he had donated $1,336 to a charity that gave money to Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said the government should have given him a chance to prove he didn't know his money would go to Hamas.
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April 28, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said she wouldn't accept the University of Notre Dame's top honor at commencement next month because the Roman Catholic school invited President Obama to speak to graduates. Harvard University law professor and antiabortion scholar Mary Ann Glendon said in a letter to the South Bend school's president that giving Obama an honorary degree violated the U.S. bishops' 2004 statement that Catholic institutions shouldn't honor people whose actions conflict with the church's moral principles.
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December 5, 2008 | KURT STREETER
Thought: Notre Dame should keep Charlie Weis. And barring a monumentally terrible season next fall or some ugly off-field issue, he should remain exactly where he is for a good while more. So three cheers for Mr. Weis. Caveat: The Fighting Irish football coach just got a vote of confidence and is now slated to lead his anemic Notre Dame team for a fifth year -- and this burns me up.
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November 30, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Bolch is a Times staff writer.
As another Jimmy Clausen pass fell incomplete and the final seconds expired on another Notre Dame loss Saturday night at the Coliseum, Fighting Irish Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick stood expressionless on the sideline. When the game ended and Swarbrick finally stepped onto the field, a few reporters approached in a futile effort to learn whether the clock was ticking on the tenure of embattled Coach Charlie Weis.
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November 21, 2008 | Brian Hamilton, Hamilton is a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
Manti Te'o, a Honolulu native and a prized linebacker recruit in the Class of 2009, will make a very long trip to visit Notre Dame this weekend. Notre Dame had to take action this week to ensure Te'o could make a return trip if he so chooses. Some Notre Dame students hatched a plan to distribute about 8,000 leis outside Notre Dame Stadium at Saturday's game against Syracuse in honor of Te'o's visit, posting that plan on an Irish fan website and even campaigning for help. The problem?
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November 17, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Did you hear the joke about Notre Dame rearranging its football schedule next season -- to include six games against Prairie View A&M? Or the one about a 7-Eleven in town changing its name to "1-Eleven"? Gallows humor has officially hit this mecca of college football, a storied program reduced to dark comedy.
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November 29, 1996 | DADE HAYES
One football era--Lou Holtz's regular-season coaching tenure at the University of Notre Dame--will end Saturday when the Fighting Irish play USC. But another will continue when the Irish Knight Band from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks performs at the Coliseum. Every year since 1982, the University of Notre Dame has left its own band at home when traveling to Los Angeles.
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December 7, 1991 | from Religious News Service
Father James Burtchaell, a well-known Roman Catholic theologian and spokesman for the anti-abortion movement, has agreed to resign from teaching at the University of Notre Dame amid allegations of sexual involvement with male students he was counseling. Burtchaell, 57, is a former provost at Notre Dame and a former chairman of the university's theology department.
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October 2, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Outlined against the "rock-ribbed ledges" of the Arroyo Seco and "the broad sweep of a mild sun," the Four Horsemen rode one last time in the Rose Bowl of Jan. 1, 1925. Notre Dame arrived Dec. 31, only one day in advance of its 27-10 victory over Stanford. The game punctuated a 10-0 season, a first consensus national title, coaching immortality for Knute Rockne and Notre Dame's embryonic status as America's Team.
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September 25, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- USC fans are either licking their lips in delight or bemoaning the sudden disappearance of a once great-and-mighty rival. Notre Dame is in the midst of an 0-4 season start, which has never happened in a history that goes back to 1897 and includes the coaching regimes of Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz, each of whom won at least one national championship -- Leahy four and Rockne three.
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