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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush's twin daughters, who have had brushes with the law for underage drinking, turn 21 today, marking their birthdays at the family ranch near Crawford and looking to stay clear of the spotlight. Barbara Bush, who attends Yale University, and Jenna, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, were back home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
OPINION
August 27, 2006
Today's favorites Harvard University: Moral Reasoning 22: "Justice" Pomona College: History 11: "Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean" San Francisco State: Marketing 431: "Principles of Marketing" Santa Monica Community College: English 1: "Reading and Composition 1" Stanford University: Psychiatry 235: "Sleep and Dreams" UCLA: English Composition 3: "English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language" University of Texas at...
TRAVEL
August 8, 2004 | Kathleen Doheny, Healthy Traveler
For many travelers crossing the border to Mexico, the lower prices of prescription drugs are just too tempting to resist, despite the recent imprisonment of U.S. citizens who bought drugs in Mexico and last month's warning from the Food and Drug Administration about counterfeit drugs in Mexico. Raymond Lindell, a 66-year-old Phoenix retiree, was arrested in May on charges of buying 270 Valium pills without a Mexican prescription at a Mexican pharmacy in Nogales. He was released in mid-July, and charges were dismissed.
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