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January 8, 1990 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's tough enough to lose a close basketball game on the road against a nationally ranked team, but imagine losing in overtime, knowing that your team would have won if a point had not mysteriously vanished during regulation play? Washington High girls' Coach Phil Chase is left with just that after losing to undefeated Brea-Olinda, 59-56, in overtime Saturday night in Brea. With Brea-Olinda, the sixth-ranked team in the nation, according to USA Today, trailing the No.
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September 16, 2005 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
Seven years ago, Ward Serrill was introduced to Bill Resler, a warm and garrulous professor of tax law at the University of Washington who was about to begin his first year as head coach for the girls' varsity basketball team at Seattle's Roosevelt High School. He immediately saw cinematic potential. Resler had some unusual ideas about coaching, which he was about to put into practice for the first time.
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November 16, 1992 | MILES CORWIN
Donald Bakeer has taught literature and drama at South-Central Los Angeles high schools for more than 20 years. A father figure to many of his Washington High School students, Bakeer, 48, wrote "Crips," a self-published novel recently released as the movie "South-Central." It is the story of a gang member who is transformed in prison after becoming a Muslim and later tries to keep his son away from gangs. Q: What are the prospects for racial peace here?
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December 2, 2002 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The way some people tell it, Gonzaga Coach Mark Few turned down the Washington Huskies' job offer, then turned around and turned them in for recruiting violations. There's a little more to the story, but it makes for a pretty lively rivalry as the teams meet tonight on Gonzaga's campus. This is the case of a 4,700-student Jesuit school from the West Coast Conference outdoing the state's two Pacific 10 universities.
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January 17, 1989 | From Times wire services
Eric Brady, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward who was heavily recruited while in high school, says he will transfer from the University of Washington after the 1988-89 season. "I just decided it was best for me to go someplace else," Brady told the Bellevue Journal American on Monday. Gonzaga University in Spokane has offered Brady a scholarship. Although Brady has yet to make an official announcement, he said he was 99% certain he will attend the West Coast Athletic Conference school.
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July 2, 1997
A former teacher at George Washington Preparatory High School pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor sex charges for making child pornography videos. Rodney Blaine Anderson, 42, entered the plea just before a preliminary hearing on the charges was to begin in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He faces a 16-month state prison term when he is sentenced July 31 by Superior Court Judge Judith Champagne, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Ceballos said.
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May 21, 1988 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
As on nearly every campaign morning lately, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis and his wife, Kitty, went to high school Friday, lauding education and denouncing drugs before a captive assembly in South-Central Los Angeles. "I hope we can have high schools like this all over America," Dukakis told students at Washington Preparatory High School, renowned for academic excellence under principal George McKenna. "This is what the future of America is all about."
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May 8, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Washington High School is in mourning again. This time students and staff are grieving for basketball player Antonio D. Lewis, who was shot in the back outside a Gardena house party he attended just four days after his 18th birthday. One other student and a recent graduate of the 3,000-student school in South Los Angeles were shot and killed in the last three weeks. Another student was killed last fall. "When is it going to stop?" asked tennis Coach Sylvia Collins. "It's just unbelievable."
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April 11, 1994 | Compiled for The Times by Ethan Allen Thomas Jr
GEOVANI NOVOA Dropout, 16, Los Angeles; left Washington High School in 10th grade; father of a 3-month-old girl Being a father does put a lot of pressure on me. Even though I'm just a child, I have to act like a man now. I haven't gone to school for a year. I dropped out to start looking for a job. I want to get back into school because having a McDonald's-type job won't help me take care of my family. My girlfriend doesn't accept any help from the government.
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June 11, 2000 | PEGGY ANDERSEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The letters on the board are unfamiliar, as are the sounds that fill the classroom at Port Angeles High School. "Hshoooo," say the students, trying to imitate Klallam language teacher Jamie Valadez's gentle sound, like an exhalation of breath, like a light wind sighing in the cedars. The students are taking the Klallam language class for credit toward college-admission language requirements--just like French, Spanish, German and Japanese--under state legislation passed in 1993.
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July 2, 1997
A former teacher at George Washington Preparatory High School pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor sex charges for making child pornography videos. Rodney Blaine Anderson, 42, entered the plea just before a preliminary hearing on the charges was to begin in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He faces a 16-month state prison term when he is sentenced July 31 by Superior Court Judge Judith Champagne, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Ceballos said.
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February 3, 1997 | MARNELL JAMESON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dan Spetner knows something about motivating students. In fact, he almost got arrested for it. While coaching Academic Decathlon students at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles several years ago, he had three run-ins with police. "They kept busting into my classroom because the lights were on at 3 a.m. They couldn't believe we were studying, not vandalizing." His decathlon win record is testament to his technique, and today he's the coach's coach.
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June 8, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & RADIO On Second Thought: The History Channel has canceled plans for a series of programs profiling American corporations such as AT&T, DuPont and General Motors that were to have been funded and controlled by the companies themselves. The growing cable network cited "recent concerns expressed which suggested the appearance of lack of objectivity surrounding this work-in-progress" as its reason for abandoning "The Spirit of Enterprise" series.
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March 3, 1996
The Washington High girls' basketball team earned a spot in the record book with its 73-50 victory over Palisades in the City Section Division 4-A final Saturday at the Sports Arena. The title moved Washington into a tie with Locke for the most section championships at five. The first girls' final was in 1972. The outcome was never in doubt as Washington (23-4) took a 22-6 first-quarter lead and extended it to 38-21 at halftime.
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October 19, 1994 | BETH SHUSTER and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two Grant High School juniors were stabbed and a 16-year-old student was shot near the campus Tuesday, apparently because of animosity between Armenian and Latino students that led to scattered after-school fighting, school authorities said. Two boys of Armenian descent who were stabbed several times as they walked to their cars were being held overnight for treatment at Valley Hospital Medical Center, where they were listed in fair condition.
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June 8, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
TV & RADIO On Second Thought: The History Channel has canceled plans for a series of programs profiling American corporations such as AT&T, DuPont and General Motors that were to have been funded and controlled by the companies themselves. The growing cable network cited "recent concerns expressed which suggested the appearance of lack of objectivity surrounding this work-in-progress" as its reason for abandoning "The Spirit of Enterprise" series.
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October 11, 1992 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donald Bakeer is taking roll at Washington High School in South-Central when an announcement comes over the intercom: A 15-year-old boy at the school has been shot to death in Compton in a gang-related incident. After a few moments of silence, a girl in class buries her face into her hands and begins to sob. Bakeer is pained as the bell rings and he sees the girl rush out of the room, comforted by classmates who know only too well what it's like to lose a friend to gang violence.
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May 15, 1994 | CHARLES SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four chairs. Each draped with a black graduation robe. Each with a diploma on the seat. Each representing a student who once attended Washington High School. At center court of the school's Margaret Wilson Physical Education Center last week, the four chairs served as a grim reminder of young lives cut short by gunfire. Students, parents, city officials, businessmen and ministers gathered in the gym to address high school violence, a topic that Washington is all too familiar with.
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