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May 5, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- 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 his 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.
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.
March 12, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Before the Mount St. Mary's University men's basketball team faced Brigham Young University earlier this season, Jamion Christian didn't have any problem picking his role on the scout team offense. The coach wanted to be BYU scoring machine Tyler Haws. “So I could get a lot of shots up,” the 31-year-old Christian said in a telephone interview. Playing on the scout team is one of the advantages of being the fifth-youngest Division I-A coach. The hands-on approach in Christian's second season leading the Emmitsburg, Md., school resulted in an NCAA tournament berth Tuesday night after winning the Northeast Conference tournament.
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.
December 14, 2010 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Chemist John B. Fenn, who shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that made possible the rapid analysis of the structure of proteins and other biomolecules through mass spectrometry, died Friday in Richmond, Va. He was 93 and died of complications from a fall suffered Oct. 12. "The possibility of analyzing proteins in detail has led to increased understanding of the processes of life," the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said in its...
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.
December 6, 2002 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Philip B. Meggs, who wrote the first definitive history of graphic and advertising design from the beginning of the written language through the printing press and on to the computer, has died. He was 60. Meggs died of leukemia Nov. 24 in Richmond, Va. A graphic designer for commercial industry and then a college instructor and dean, Meggs said he wrote because of his need to give his students a foundation for all that had gone before.
To his patients, Dr. Rick Abelson is a San Juan Capistrano optometrist with an eye-wear shop that advertises $38 eye exams, "walk-ins welcome." In a Yellow Pages ad, the 30-year-old Abelson boasts of being "one of the youngest doctors ever to graduate from the prestigious Pennsylvania College of Optometry" and has "solved some of the most difficult vision problems for the young and the not-so-young. . ." What Abelson does not say is that he once went by the name Riad A. Aboulhosn, was caught practicing optometry in 1988 in Virginia without a license, and accused that same year of fondling a patient's breasts during an eye exam.
February 16, 2007 | Adam Bernstein, Washington Post
Edmund Arnold, an early consultant and educator in graphic arts design who brought cleaner displays of stories and pictures to hundreds of newspapers, died Feb. 2 of pneumonia at a hospital in Salem, Va. He was 93. Publishers of magazines, which have a longer shelf life on coffee tables and in waiting rooms than daily newspapers, have long appreciated the value of beautiful layouts with vivid typefaces and effective arrangement of pictures.
November 29, 1987 | Associated Press
The late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas thought that federal agents had tried to plant marijuana at his Goose Prairie ranch and that a Pennsylvania mob was going to lynch him for his role in the Rosenberg spy case. Those and other glimpses of the personal life of Douglas, who served on the high court for 36 years and built a reputation as a fierce defender of individual liberties, emerge from a new book called "The Douglas Letters." The book, edited by Melvin I.
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