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December 20, 2009 | By Ellen Olivier
When the USC Thornton School of Music opted to honor USC President Steven Sample and his wife, Kathryn, at its Dec. 11 Charles Dickens Dinner, organizers booked the most famous politician in the state to make the presentation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned up with First Lady Maria Shriver at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown L.A. for the annual affair. In addition to celebrating the school's 125th anniversary, and recognizing graduate Marilyn Horne, this year's dinner served as the first official tribute to the Samples since they announced his plans to retire.
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June 7, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
LANGSTON, Okla. — The words were vintage Mike Garrett, reminiscent of something he might have said to a gathering of USC boosters a decade ago, before all the trouble started. "The only thing I know is winning," the former longtime Trojans athletic director said Thursday in a place half a country and a world removed from Heritage Hall. Then he paused. "I hate losing," he continued, drawing out each word for emphasis. All that was missing was a cardinal-colored tie and a two-finger victory salute.
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January 9, 1993
Bill Dwyre's analysis of the firing of Larry Smith (Jan. 3) includes a sad truth. His observation that USC President Steven Sample knows all too well that alums are not going to give "bundles of money to their school based on the success of research in the physics lab" calls attention to the fact that, despite claims to the contrary, the university is still primarily a school for jocks, not geniuses. The Ivy League schools de-emphasized intercollegiate sports decades ago, but Harvard enjoys the largest endowment in the nation, and Yale and Princeton are not far behind.
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January 12, 2010 | By Gary Klein
By the time Pete Carroll officially said goodbye Monday, USC was in its third day of trying to find his successor. Athletic Director Mike Garrett is considering a list of coaches thought to include Boise State's Chris Petersen, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars' Jack Del Rio and Oregon Athletic Director Mike Bellotti. Not that Garrett was sharing any information. "I don't talk about my search," Garrett said after Carroll's emotional afternoon news conference at Heritage Hall.
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January 16, 1993
Bill Dwyre's analysis of the firing of Larry Smith (Jan. 3) and his observation that USC President Steven Sample knows that alums are not going to give "bundles of money to their school based on success in the physics lab" and repeated by a letter writer (Jan. 9) cannot be allowed to go unrebutted. USC recently completed a five-year program raising more than $550 million. A $40-million addition to the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and Walter Annenberg's $26-million gift, among others, were not predicated on the football team's standings in the polls.
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June 4, 2005
The decision to curtail beer sales at the Coliseum is a terrible loss of freedom for those who enjoy a cold beer as they take in the thrilling performance of our beloved Trojans. I realize that a few people take their drinking to extreme and that could potentially cause problems, but in all of my years attending games, I have never seen it as a problem. Using this rationale, I guess that our government should require all automobiles to have a top speed of 65 mph because some people drive at dangerous speeds.
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October 22, 2000
The designation of USC President Steven Sample as "engineer-drummer-pitchman" is apt ("No Longer the University of Second Choice," by Kenneth R. Weiss, Sept. 17). "Drummer" is a common term for a "traveling salesman"--the quintessential pitchman. John J. Kuiper Los Angeles Sample says that he doesn't want USC to be the Harvard of the West or the Stanford of the South. I think a more noble aspiration would be for USC to become the UCLA of South-Central. Richard W. Kruse Hollywood We wish to correct impressions made in the Sample profile in reference to Pepperdine University.
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June 7, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
LANGSTON, Okla. — The words were vintage Mike Garrett, reminiscent of something he might have said to a gathering of USC boosters a decade ago, before all the trouble started. "The only thing I know is winning," the former longtime Trojans athletic director said Thursday in a place half a country and a world removed from Heritage Hall. Then he paused. "I hate losing," he continued, drawing out each word for emphasis. All that was missing was a cardinal-colored tie and a two-finger victory salute.
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November 19, 2000 | T.J. SIMERS
Charlie Brown wins, and for one improbable, but glorious day, it's Sad Sack Hackett making Buoyant Bob a little less cheery. Take that, Lucy Van Pelt and all you other UCLA and USC know-it-alls who figured there was no way Hackett could raise his Trojans from the dead to defeat the bowl-bound Bruins. We can't really say, of course, there was never a doubt--because it did come down to a USC kicker, and folks, that's high-wire entertainment.
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January 12, 2010 | By Gary Klein
By the time Pete Carroll officially said goodbye Monday, USC was in its third day of trying to find his successor. Athletic Director Mike Garrett is considering a list of coaches thought to include Boise State's Chris Petersen, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars' Jack Del Rio and Oregon Athletic Director Mike Bellotti. Not that Garrett was sharing any information. "I don't talk about my search," Garrett said after Carroll's emotional afternoon news conference at Heritage Hall.
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December 20, 2009 | By Ellen Olivier
When the USC Thornton School of Music opted to honor USC President Steven Sample and his wife, Kathryn, at its Dec. 11 Charles Dickens Dinner, organizers booked the most famous politician in the state to make the presentation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger turned up with First Lady Maria Shriver at the Millennium Biltmore in downtown L.A. for the annual affair. In addition to celebrating the school's 125th anniversary, and recognizing graduate Marilyn Horne, this year's dinner served as the first official tribute to the Samples since they announced his plans to retire.
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June 4, 2005
The decision to curtail beer sales at the Coliseum is a terrible loss of freedom for those who enjoy a cold beer as they take in the thrilling performance of our beloved Trojans. I realize that a few people take their drinking to extreme and that could potentially cause problems, but in all of my years attending games, I have never seen it as a problem. Using this rationale, I guess that our government should require all automobiles to have a top speed of 65 mph because some people drive at dangerous speeds.
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October 24, 2004 | T.J. Simers
Fight On for ol' SC Our men fight on to victory ... I'm thinking about beginning every column I write for the rest of my career this way after learning that the USC Athletic Hall of Fame inducts members of the media. I should get something for being such a die-hard supporter. Before Saturday I thought there was nothing duller than a Clipper exhibition game, but that was before sitting through USC's 38-0 yawner against Washington.
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November 19, 2000 | T.J. SIMERS
Charlie Brown wins, and for one improbable, but glorious day, it's Sad Sack Hackett making Buoyant Bob a little less cheery. Take that, Lucy Van Pelt and all you other UCLA and USC know-it-alls who figured there was no way Hackett could raise his Trojans from the dead to defeat the bowl-bound Bruins. We can't really say, of course, there was never a doubt--because it did come down to a USC kicker, and folks, that's high-wire entertainment.
MAGAZINE
October 22, 2000
The designation of USC President Steven Sample as "engineer-drummer-pitchman" is apt ("No Longer the University of Second Choice," by Kenneth R. Weiss, Sept. 17). "Drummer" is a common term for a "traveling salesman"--the quintessential pitchman. John J. Kuiper Los Angeles Sample says that he doesn't want USC to be the Harvard of the West or the Stanford of the South. I think a more noble aspiration would be for USC to become the UCLA of South-Central. Richard W. Kruse Hollywood We wish to correct impressions made in the Sample profile in reference to Pepperdine University.
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September 17, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, Kenneth R. Weiss is a Times education writer whose last article for the magazine was about California State University Chancellor Charlie Reed
THE SALES PITCH, SO ENTHUSIASTIC THAT IT SOUNDS CORNY, IS DELIVERED WITH A WRY SMILE and gleaming eye. "You have probably written your speech, but I wanted to show you this," says USC President Steven B. Sample. He hands his guest a Time magazine article crowning USC as College of the Year. Disney Chairman Michael D. Eisner responds with a dismissive wave. "I have it in my speech." Sample takes a step back, recoiling for an awkward moment.
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October 24, 2004 | T.J. Simers
Fight On for ol' SC Our men fight on to victory ... I'm thinking about beginning every column I write for the rest of my career this way after learning that the USC Athletic Hall of Fame inducts members of the media. I should get something for being such a die-hard supporter. Before Saturday I thought there was nothing duller than a Clipper exhibition game, but that was before sitting through USC's 38-0 yawner against Washington.
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October 5, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was it going to be 100 victories or 99 tears? With USC Coach John Robinson going for his 100th college victory Saturday night before 48,404 at the Coliseum, the Trojans flirted with one of the worst losses of his long career, scrambling for their lives to beat 25-point underdog Nevada Las Vegas. USC finally won, 35-21, but Robinson had some competition for the game ball. If not for the spectacular speed and big-play talent of sophomore receiver R.
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October 5, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was it going to be 100 victories or 99 tears? With USC Coach John Robinson going for his 100th college victory Saturday night before 48,404 at the Coliseum, the Trojans flirted with one of the worst losses of his long career, scrambling for their lives to beat 25-point underdog Nevada Las Vegas. USC finally won, 35-21, but Robinson had some competition for the game ball. If not for the spectacular speed and big-play talent of sophomore receiver R.
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January 16, 1993
Bill Dwyre's analysis of the firing of Larry Smith (Jan. 3) and his observation that USC President Steven Sample knows that alums are not going to give "bundles of money to their school based on success in the physics lab" and repeated by a letter writer (Jan. 9) cannot be allowed to go unrebutted. USC recently completed a five-year program raising more than $550 million. A $40-million addition to the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and Walter Annenberg's $26-million gift, among others, were not predicated on the football team's standings in the polls.
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