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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...
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.
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.
July 1, 2011 | By Amanda Mascarelli, HealthKey
The job of an orthodontist has morphed over the years, says Dr. Mark Yanosky, an orthodontist in Birmingham, Ala., and an adjunct assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It used to be that people just wanted well-aligned teeth, he says. "Now, people come in and want well-aligned, perfectly white teeth with beautiful digital contours; they want a beautiful smile, beautiful facial aesthetics," says Yanosky. He sums up the approach as "smile aesthetics.
December 21, 2002 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Lewis B. Smedes, a pioneer in forgiveness research and author of more than 15 books, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia after a fall Tuesday while putting up Christmas lights at his home in Sierra Madre. He was 81. A professor emeritus of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, where he taught and wrote for 27 years, Smedes was known for thought-provoking ideas on issues ranging from forgiveness to human sexuality.
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."
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