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March 17, 1989
Auburn basketball coach Sonny Smith reportedly is close to accepting the head coaching job at Virginia Commonwealth University with a multiyear contract worth about $300,000 per year. Smith, 52, who has been Auburn's coach for 11 years, said he will visit the VCU campus in Richmond today but denied a report that he already had agreed in principle to accept the job.
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NEWS
January 4, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Still haven't figured out how to get in shape for 2011? It's not too late. Experts around the country are here to help. A live Web chat Wednesday (noon EST, 11 a.m. CST and 9 a.m. PST) will feature these panelists: Dr. Danine Fruge of the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa; Dr. Susan Mitchell, a nutrition expert and dietitian; and Pete McCall, an exercise physiologist from the American Council on Exercise. Each will field questions about weight loss, lifestyle changes and general fitness.
HEALTH
November 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
There is no evidence that antibiotics help the vast majority of patients with acute bronchitis, and doctors should stop routinely prescribing them, researchers report. Acute bronchitis, an inflammation of the main airways to the lungs marked by an irritating cough, is one of the most common conditions treated by primary-care doctors, occurring in about 5% of adults each year. But an exhaustive review of existing research studies and clinical trials, published in the Nov.
SCIENCE
April 27, 2009 | Shari Roan
Warren D. Ward, 48, was in high school when the swine flu threat of 1976 swept the U.S. The Whittier man remembers the episode vividly because a relative died in the 1918 flu pandemic, and the 1976 illness was feared to be a direct descendant of the deadly virus. "The government wanted everyone to get vaccinated," Ward said. "But the epidemic never really broke out. It was a threat that never materialized." What did materialize were cases of a rare side effect thought to be linked to the shot.
NATIONAL
December 5, 2012 | Noam N. Levey
Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama's healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings -- an estimated $1.1 billion -- came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings on to consumers in the form of lower premiums and higher spending on medical care, the researchers found.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1992 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in a week, a National Endowment for the Arts peer review panel has announced that it will suspend operations in protest of last week's decision by NEA acting chairman Anne-Imelda Radice to overturn two grant recommendations approved by another panel and the National Council on the Arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993 | CHARLES CARTER
Judith Jacovitz is not alone in dreading a one-way trip to a nursing home. Experts say it is common and likely to grow as the population ages. A study at the University of Washington found that among people studied over 70 who committed suicide and left indications of their reasons, the fear of being put into a nursing home was the one most often cited. "There are a lot of people out there who are frightened," Dr. J. Pierre Loebel, who directed the 1989 study, said.
SPORTS
March 13, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
USC has advanced to the NCAA tournament and the Trojans (19-14) will face Virginia Commonwealth University (23-11) on Wednesday in a first-round game in Dayton, Ohio. If the Trojans beat the Rams, they will face sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10) in Chicago in a second-round game on Friday. USC has never faced Virginia Commonwealth or Georgetown. Two victories and USC would play the winner of third-seeded Purdue and 14th-seeded St. Peters. The Trojans' tournament resume was boosted by five wins against teams ranked in the top 50 of the Ratings Percentage Index and a schedule that ranked 39th nationally in terms of strength.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Pop quiz: What's the difference between the cancellation of a controversial exhibition for fear of offending conservative members of Congress on the eve of federal budget hearings for the National Endowment for the Arts, as famously happened at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1989, and Tuesday's cancellation of two exhibition grants by the NEA's acting chairman, for fear of offending conservative voters on the eve of President Bush's reelection campaign? Time's up, pencils down.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
"Material Reflex," a tight introduction to Sonya Clark's work at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, centers on the evocative and provocative power of hair. This isn't new territory. Others have taken on hair as an integral marker of African American identity, especially: Think of Lorna Simpson's attention to hairstyle and wigs; Kori Newkirk's use of beads, synthetic hair and pomade; Alison Saar's casting of hair as roots, branches, vessels, connective currents. Clark, whose heritage is African American, Caribbean and Scottish, shows quite poignantly that even if familiar, the territory is not exhausted.
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