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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.
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.
September 18, 1986 | Associated Press
Dana Kirk, who coached Memphis State into the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. basketball tournament the last five seasons but who had come under scrutiny as part of a gambling investigation, was fired by the university Wednesday. Kirk, 51, the head coach at Memphis State for seven seasons, during which he compiled a 158-58 record, had acknowledged that his personal finances were under review by a federal grand jury but had denied any wrongdoing.
April 10, 2005 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
Xeni JARDIN arrives fashionably late, her platinum curls bobbing above the crowd as she sheds a floor-length faux fur to reveal a white silk, backless gown that so effectively evokes Marilyn Monroe, it nearly stops cocktail chatter cold. And that's saying something, because there are some big brains in this room who aren't easily distracted, among them a lead scientist of the recent Mars missions and the inventor of the Palm Pilot. Jardin herself is no slouch.
October 10, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
A consumer group accused Unilever of hypocrisy Tuesday for running conflicting advertising campaigns -- one for Dove that praises women and their natural beauty and one for Axe that the group said "blatantly objectifies and degrades" them. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood launched a letter-writing effort on its website and demanded that the company pull ads for the Axe line of grooming products for men, which one online pitch says makes "nice girls turn naughty."
Known locally as a dancer in Bella Lewitzky's company (1973-76) and a teacher of dance at UCLA (1978-81), Chris Burnside returned to the Southland on Wednesday as an autobiographical performance artist. However, throughout 105 minutes of personal testimony about what he called "one gay man's journey through the Vietnam-era military," Burnside relied extensively on movement design as an extra layer of commentary.
August 22, 2006 | Delthia Ricks, Newsday
Separate teams of gene hunters have homed in on key regions in the human genome to explain the higher-than-usual incidence of prostate cancer in black men and the elevated risk of premature birth among black women. The discoveries, being reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, add context to two medical mysteries that have long proved difficult to explain.
March 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
Rep. Norman Sisisky, a conservative Virginia Democrat who was a strong advocate for defense spending during nine terms in Congress, died Thursday. He was 73. Sisisky, a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, died at his home in Petersburg two days after he was released from a hospital following lung cancer surgery, his office announced.
October 25, 2006 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Here's another thing to blame on Americans' expanding waistlines: We're using more gasoline. That's the conclusion of a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which says that 938 million more gallons of gasoline go into vehicles annually because drivers and passengers are considerably heavier today than in 1960.
May 5, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
With a day of large rallies and the unveiling of his stump speech, President Obama on Saturday will acknowledge what has been obvious for months: He is in official campaign mode. In appearances at college campuses in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va., Obama will outline his case for reelection and explain the new “Forward” campaign theme his team announced in recent days. People close to the plans say Obama isn't going for the vibe of his 2008 campaign, which he kicked off on a frigid day at the old state capitol in Springfield, Ill., more than five years ago. That event focused on the historic nature of Obama's candidacy and on soaring ambitions for the country.
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