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October 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Police at the University of Texas at Austin are investigating reports that four students have been assaulted with bleach-filled balloons while walking near campus. The four alleged victims of the "bleach bomb" incidents, which occurred between June and September, were Asian or African American. "They did not file reports when the alleged incidents happened. Our chief of police heard about the incidents through the grapevine and sought out the victims," asking them to file reports, Cindy Posey, spokeswoman for campus police, told the Los Angeles Times.
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December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
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July 28, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of Nicholas Ray, the director of such classic film noirs as 1950's "In a Lonely Place" and 1952's "On Dangerous Ground," and of 1955's seminal troubled youth melodrama, "Rebel Without a Cause," which transformed James Dean into a spokesperson for his generation. The archives include scripts, storyboards and correspondence. "There are about a dozen document boxes," said Steve Wilson, film curator of the Harry Ransom Center.
NATIONAL
October 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Police at the University of Texas at Austin are investigating reports that four students have been assaulted with bleach-filled balloons while walking near campus. The four alleged victims of the "bleach bomb" incidents, which occurred between June and September, were Asian or African American. "They did not file reports when the alleged incidents happened. Our chief of police heard about the incidents through the grapevine and sought out the victims," asking them to file reports, Cindy Posey, spokeswoman for campus police, told the Los Angeles Times.
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December 19, 2013 | By Victoria Kim and Corina Knoll
A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday. The panel sided with O'Neal over the University of Texas at Austin, the actress' alma mater, which said the painting was bequeathed to the school along with her art collection after Fawcett's death in 2009. The trial over the portrait lasted three weeks and became, in part, a scrutiny of O'Neal and Fawcett's relationship.
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December 24, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58. Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, died Dec. 14 of a heart attack while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala, his family said. He was "one of the early individuals writing and doing research on technology policy," specifically Internet policy, ethics and the role of the government and Internet in technology, said Sherri Greenberg, a collaborator who is the university's interim director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
HEALTH
May 16, 2011 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10 pounds of muscle, your resting metabolic rate (RMR) soars by an extra 500 calories each day. Awesome! And also drivel. I'm more likely to believe bears use Porta-Potties and the pope is a Wiccan. Though its origins are uncertain, any number of fitness magazines have made the "50 calories per pound of muscle" statement.
WORLD
May 18, 2005 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Cattleman Francisco Oliva was on a roundup -- of vampire bats. After a swarm of the blood-slurping creatures divebombed his herd and drank their fill one recent night, he corralled several dozen of them in special contraptions that look like giant badminton nets. He put each bat in a cage and then brushed a poison called vampirin on their backs before releasing them. Back in the bat roost, the animals would be groomed by as many as 20 other bats, causing their deaths. Or so Oliva hoped.
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April 17, 2008 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Once a month, the San Fernando Library's librarians trade their reading glasses for video-game controllers and invite children to come crank up the volume. Elias Ponce and about a dozen teenagers shuffle past the stacks of books to the youth section and play "Guitar Hero," a game that lets them pretend they're in a rock band. "It makes the library a fun place," said Ponce, a 13-year-old eighth-grader who says he now goes to the library every day even when there are no games.
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January 17, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
AUSTIN, Texas - Don Graham, an English professor at the University of Texas at Austin, likes to tell the story of a student who once worked as a cowboy. "Wore hat and boots," Graham says. "He was the real deal. " At the end of the academic year, the student told Graham, "You were the only professor at UT I ever had who spoke English. " "What he meant," Graham says, "was I was the only one who spoke his language. " And by language, the student meant talking Texan - the distinctive twang and drawl that becomes almost an attitude, from the first "howdy" to the last "thank you, kindly.
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July 28, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archives of Nicholas Ray, the director of such classic film noirs as 1950's "In a Lonely Place" and 1952's "On Dangerous Ground," and of 1955's seminal troubled youth melodrama, "Rebel Without a Cause," which transformed James Dean into a spokesperson for his generation. The archives include scripts, storyboards and correspondence. "There are about a dozen document boxes," said Steve Wilson, film curator of the Harry Ransom Center.
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December 24, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58. Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, died Dec. 14 of a heart attack while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala, his family said. He was "one of the early individuals writing and doing research on technology policy," specifically Internet policy, ethics and the role of the government and Internet in technology, said Sherri Greenberg, a collaborator who is the university's interim director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2003 | Lorenza Munoz
Showtime Networks will organize college campus screenings of its new reality series, "The Freshman Diaries," starting Wednesday. "Freshman Diaries" is a 10-episode, half-hour documentary about a group of freshmen at the University of Texas at Austin. The show will premiere Sunday. Producers and some of the students will hit the road to nearly a dozen colleges, beginning with Michigan State University on Wednesday and ending with USC Sept. 10.
SPORTS
October 9, 1987
Outside hitter Angelica Jackson had 26 kills to lead the San Diego State women's volleyball team to a victory over Texas A&M Thursday night at College Station, Tex. The Aztecs won, 15-5, 15-2, 14-16, 15-8. Jackie Mendez added 17 kills and 6 aces for the Aztecs (6-9). The Aztecs play at the University of Texas at Austin tonight.
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