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March 1, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
As hundreds of protesters clamored to be allowed into a locked-down Capitol, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker outlined a plan that would balance the state's budget by cutting heavily from schools and local governments. The spending plan released Tuesday for the next two years follows Walker's budget repair bill for the current fiscal year that would severely curtail collective bargaining rights for most of the state's public employees. The governor said the clampdown on unions would be necessary to give local governments the means to deal with cuts in state aid in his proposed budget.
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NATIONAL
October 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will house the nation's first bank of embryonic stem cells, Gov. Jim Doyle's office said. The National Institutes of Health picked the school as the site for the National Stem Cell Bank, which will house all lines of embryonic stem cells available for federally funded research.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the Rose Parade winds down and the football game begins at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, no Pac-10 team will be on the field. But don't cry for Pasadena, the host city of the historic game. Pasadena and all of Southern California are certain to reap big economic benefits again, experts said, as two teams from Middle America draw an army of free-spending fans to the region. "With such events, the farther they travel the better," said Michael Harker, a senior partner with Enigma Research Corp.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1997 | Associated Press
The University of Wisconsin system has divested about $240,000 worth of stock in Texaco, which does business in Myanmar, only months after adopting a "socially responsible" investment policy. The stock was sold last month. Regent President Michael Grebe called it a business decision. Student groups have urged the university to get rid of stocks in companies that do business with Myanmar's dictatorship. But Grebe refused to say whether their demands had anything to do with the decision.
SPORTS
May 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A third attempt to save five sports at the University of Wisconsin struck out when the Athletic Board voted not to reconsider its decision to cancel them. After an hour of discussion, the board voted, 9-8, to eliminate baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and men's and women's fencing as a means of reducing some of the school's estimated $1.9 million intercollegiate sports budget deficit.
SPORTS
April 7, 1992
The NCAA will investigate a confrontation between University of Wisconsin hockey players and a referee who worked the Badgers' championship game defeat by Lake Superior State. Referee Tim McConaghy, who called 16 penalties on the Badgers in their 5-3 setback Saturday night at Albany, N.Y., was verbally accosted by at least 10 Wisconsin players after the Lakers had scored an empty-net goal with two seconds left to clinch the victory.
NEWS
December 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A university that had reported it was one of the safest schools in the Big Ten last year has revised its statistics, showing that it actually had more sexual assaults on campus than other conference schools. The revised figures being submitted to the U.S. government by the University of Wisconsin-Madison will show 19 sexual assaults on campus in 2000, nine of them in residence halls. The school previously reported only two assaults, none of them in the dorms.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. was sued by the University of Wisconsin after the parties failed to agree on licensing a patent related to microprocessors. The university's licensing agency, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, owns a patent issued in 1998 for technology it said improves the speed and efficiency of the chips, which it calls a "major milestone in the field of computer microprocessing." One of the inventors, Gurindar Sohi, presented his work to Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel and offered to discuss licensing it, according to the complaint.
NEWS
February 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
University of Wisconsin regents refused Friday to expel the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a move sought by a faculty group to protest the military's ban on homosexuals. The board voted, 13 to 3, to accept the recommendation of University President Kenneth Shaw, which calls for an aggressive lobbying effort to reverse the Pentagon policy.
NATIONAL
September 29, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Nearly 1,000 days ago, Barack Obama appeared as a Democratic candidate for president before a rally at the University of Wisconsin, telling a massive audience bursting with "Yes we can" idealism that he would change the system and end the schisms and gridlock that had paralyzed American politics. Obama was back for another campus rally Tuesday ? this time as president. This year's crowd was even bigger, and the applause was rousing, if not nearly as frenzied. But the exuberance has been dampened by a sour economy and wrenching political fights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2010
Dolph Briscoe Jr. Rancher was governor of Texas Dolph Briscoe Jr., 87, a rancher who was governor of Texas during oil and gas boom years in the 1970s, died Sunday at his home in Uvalde, Texas, after a lengthy illness, a family spokeswoman said. As governor from 1973 to 1979, the Democrat increased spending on highway improvements, education and healthcare. He also signed into law an open records act and streamlined state agencies. When he lost his bid for a third term, he returned to the family ranching business and was one of the state's major landholders.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2008 | Kevin Thomas, Special to The Times
Walter Mirisch has long been one of Hollywood's most respected producers. His career has spanned more than six decades, and he has played a major role in the development of many important local institutions as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has been laden with honors but through it all has remained a gentleman with a modest, warm demeanor.
SPORTS
March 20, 2008 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
OMAHA -- It's a matchup straight out of Aesop's Fables, only this time the tortoise is favored over the hare. Cal State Fullerton, the up-tempo team that relies on quick guards, will meet plodding Wisconsin, with its giant-like men in the middle, in the opening round of the NCAA Midwest regional today at the Qwest Center. No.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Intel Corp. was sued by the University of Wisconsin after the parties failed to agree on licensing a patent related to microprocessors. The university's licensing agency, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, owns a patent issued in 1998 for technology it said improves the speed and efficiency of the chips, which it calls a "major milestone in the field of computer microprocessing." One of the inventors, Gurindar Sohi, presented his work to Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel and offered to discuss licensing it, according to the complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2007 | Mary Engel, Times Staff Writer
California's voter-approved stem cell research institute cleared a roadblock Monday when a University of Wisconsin alumni group said it would not seek to collect licensing fees on discoveries made with institute grants. Proposition 71, passed in 2004, created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and all but promised taxpayers royalties in return for approving $3 billion in bonds for research. A move to collect fees out of any royalties would likely have led to a court battle.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2001 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of key patents on embryonic stem cells is suing Geron Corp. to prevent it from controlling commercial development of the cells. The lawsuit is a harbinger of the intellectual property battles likely to ensue in stem cell research. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation said it filed the suit in federal court late Monday to ensure that scientists and companies have broad access to stem cell technology and five cell lines developed at the University of Wisconsin.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The University of Wisconsin faces a U.S. review of patents it owns that require companies doing embryonic stem-cell research to pay fees, after a request by a California consumer group. The patents will be reassessed because there's "a substantial likelihood" that previous research by other scientists could supersede the Wisconsin claims, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said in a statement on its website.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
The University of Wisconsin faces a U.S. review of patents it owns that require companies doing embryonic stem-cell research to pay fees, after a request by a California consumer group. The patents will be reassessed because there's "a substantial likelihood" that previous research by other scientists could supersede the Wisconsin claims, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said in a statement on its website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2006 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
When voters overwhelmingly approved California's novel $3-billion stem cell initiative, they counted on a promise spelled out on the ballot: The state would earn back as much as $1.1 billion in royalties from scientific discoveries. But those hypothetical profits are now looking increasingly dubious.
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