CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2000 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
February 3, 1997 |
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.
June 8, 1996 |
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.
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.
October 19, 1994 |
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.