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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2013
Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died Thursday at home in the Washington, D.C., area, according to the university. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Vest was president of MIT from 1990 to 2004, and served on several high-level panels outside the university, including a State Department group that concluded in a 2005 report that the U.S. intelligence community was "dead wrong" in almost all its pre-Iraq war judgments about that country's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
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NATIONAL
June 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison resigned, seeking to end a scandal stemming from awarding an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere. Almost every residence in the U.S. Department of Energy college competition uses some form of the technology, which has evolved quickly in recent years, competition manager Joe Simon said. He was a contestant with the University of Illinois in 2007 and 2009.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1998
The Observatorium is a cooperative project among NASA's Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications Program, BDM International, and West Virginia University. This site offers four new features: Applications of Satellite Data, Fun and Games, Tools & Data, and the Birth of Stars; it also features a new observation each week, as well as providing current headlines in space exploration. The address is: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/
SPORTS
January 8, 1985
West Virginia University was once again declared the winner of Saturday's disputed game at St. Joseph's. A last-second dunk by forward Lester Rowe had given the Mountaineers an apparent 51-50 victory. But nearly 10 minutes after the final buzzer, official Glen Shample reversed the decision, saying the West Virginia basket could not be allowed because it came after time had expired.
SPORTS
April 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two West Virginia University basketball players were seriously injured in an auto accident near Cumberland, Md., as they were returning to school after spring break. Wilfred Kirkaldy, 19, a center who has played one season, was in serious condition in the intensive care unit of Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Lawrence Pollard, 21, a forward who has played two seasons, was in guarded condition in intensive care.
NEWS
April 13, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five scholarships--each worth $2,000--were awarded by a drawing at West Virginia University. All students in good standing--those not on academic probation--in the college's 2,700-member freshman class were eligible for the drawing, held in a ballroom on the university's Morgantown campus. The only hitch was winners had to be present when their ticket stubs were drawn from a big drum Saturday night. One student missed out because he was a no-show.
SPORTS
August 13, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
New York Jets rookie Geno Smith took a punch - a verbal one, at least - and his coach counterpunched. Jets Coach Rex Ryan took a swipe at West Virginia University in the wake of Mountaineers players saying the football team lacked leadership with Smith at quarterback. Ryan was asked Monday about Smith's ability to face adversity, and if that's a concern in light of the report quoting West Virginia players. “No,” he said, “but it tells me I'm glad my kid never went there.
SPORTS
August 13, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
New York Jets rookie Geno Smith took a punch - a verbal one, at least - and his coach counterpunched. Jets Coach Rex Ryan took a swipe at West Virginia University in the wake of Mountaineers players saying the football team lacked leadership with Smith at quarterback. Ryan was asked Monday about Smith's ability to face adversity, and if that's a concern in light of the report quoting West Virginia players. “No,” he said, “but it tells me I'm glad my kid never went there.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Manchin III owns two 12-gauge Beretta shotguns, a semiautomatic Remington 58 Sportsman and a deer rifle. Since he was elected to the Senate two years ago, he has easily maintained an A rating from the National Rifle Assn. That rating might be considered crucial to the survival of a Democrat from a conservative, rural state like West Virginia. So after news broke of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings on a Friday in December, his staff debated what he should do. The consensus was that Manchin should cancel a scheduled appearance the following Monday to talk about fiscal issues on MSNBC's "Morning Joe. " Surely the hosts would press the senator on gun control, and it seemed that almost anything he said could spell trouble so early in the aftermath of the tragedy.
SPORTS
June 28, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers said Monday. The doctors had done a microscopic tissue analysis of Henry's brain that showed he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurosurgeon Julian Bailes and California medical examiner Bennet Omalu , co-directors of the Brain Injury Research Institute at West Virginia, announced their findings alongside Henry's mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy , who called it a "big shock" because she knew nothing about her 26-year-old son's underlying condition or the disease.
NATIONAL
June 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison resigned, seeking to end a scandal stemming from awarding an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university.
SPORTS
September 23, 2006 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
They said there would never be another Reggie Bush, but have you seen West Virginia sophomore Steve Slaton? He's Bush-like without the paper trail. "I'm a big fan of his," Slaton said during a conference call this week. Slaton, like Bush, is a firefly of dashing dips and darts, with directional changes known to loosen opposition knee cartilage. "Facially, he even looks like Reggie Bush," said Bill Kirelawich, the Mountaineers assistant coach who recruited Slaton from eastern Pennsylvania.
SPORTS
August 29, 2006 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
With 13 men trapped in a mine back home, West Virginia's football team took the field against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It was Jan. 2, 2006, and one of the proudest moments in state history was about to collide with one of its most tragic. You could curse the timing but not separate the coal from the football, or the emotional weight each event carried.
NEWS
November 3, 1991 | RAY FORMANEK JR., ASSOCIATED PRESS
James Jacobs tickled the foot of his 85-year-old mother, who was tethered to a bed in a second-floor room. But Irene Jacobs' pale blue eyes remained focused out an open window. "She doesn't recognize him," said Jacobs' wife, Marie, as she spread a disposable diaper under her mother-in-law. "It hurts, real bad. But you have to remember, she doesn't know what she's doing." The first inkling that something was wrong came about seven years ago, when Irene Jacobs began to have trouble telling time.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere. Almost every residence in the U.S. Department of Energy college competition uses some form of the technology, which has evolved quickly in recent years, competition manager Joe Simon said. He was a contestant with the University of Illinois in 2007 and 2009.
BOOKS
April 20, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
WHEN men take to the road in books and movies, their experiences are often celebrated as journeys of exploration and conquest, self-discovery and self-perfection. But when the women in "Thelma & Louise" do the same, they are depicted as runaways and desperadoes who end up dead.
SPORTS
November 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Don Nehlen's last season as West Virginia's coach was much like his first--the Mountaineers couldn't find a way to beat rival Pittsburgh. However, it was the eventual success against Pittsburgh for which Nelson's 21-year coaching career at West Virginia will largely be remembered. Pittsburgh's 38-28 victory Friday was only its second over a Nehlen-coached team in nine years. Nehlen, who is retiring, went 11-8-2 against the Panthers.
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