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April 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials of a Catholic liberal arts college shut it down and told students to leave campus after threatening messages were found scrawled in the bathroom of a freshman dorm. The messages were found twice this month at St. Xavier University's Regina Hall, including one that read, "Be prepared to die on 4/14," President Judith Dwyer said in a statement. Officials indefinitely closed down campuses in Chicago and suburban Orland Park and canceled all classes for the school's 5,700 students.
October 29, 1994
Lee Allen, 66, soulful rhythm and blues saxophonist who backed such singers as Fats Domino and Little Richard. A native of Kansas, Allen moved to New Orleans in 1944 to attend Xavier University on a music and athletic scholarship. Within four years, he was considered a professional saxophonist. Known for his solos, in 1957 Allen had a solo hit record, "Walkin' with Mr. Lee." He later turned to rock and roll, touring in the 1980s with the Rolling Stones and the Blasters. On Oct.
October 18, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco appealed for an end to the bickering that has dominated Louisiana's hurricane recovery as she announced the creation of the Louisiana Recovery Authority to oversee the process. The 24-member panel will be in charge of developing short- and long-range plans to help the state's households, schools and businesses, Blanco said at the Capitol in Baton Rouge. The panel will work with a similar commission set up by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
August 31, 1990
There'll be no question where Milt Gordon's loyalty lies come Saturday's first Cal State Fullerton football game of the season. Though the Titans will face the Cossacks from Sonoma State University, where Gordon just finished four years as vice president, Fullerton's new president will sport Titan blue and orange at Saturday's 1 p.m. game at Santa Ana Stadium. "I'm a Titan, full-blooded and eager!"
November 19, 1997
In a continuing effort to recruit members of the black community into the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced a scholarship for black men wanting to study at Xavier University in New Orleans before going on to a seminary. The archdiocese set up the St. Charles Lwanga Los Angeles Vocations Scholarship for students who eventually plan to attend St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, Father Dick Martini said.
September 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
John T. Scott, a New Orleans artist best known for large-scale abstract sculptures, has died. He was 67. Scott, a longtime art professor at Xavier University in New Orleans who received the prestigious John D. MacArthur Fellowship -- commonly called the "genius grant" -- in 1992, died Sept. 1 at Methodist Hospital in Houston after a long fight against pulmonary fibrosis. The New Orleans Museum of Art held a retrospective of Scott's work in 2005, shortly before Hurricane Katrina hit the city.
October 7, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The most stared-at person when the Clippers open training camp today at Cal Poly Pomona will not be Norm Nixon in his comeback attempt, Benoit Benjamin, or any of the ballyhooed rookies. It will be George Bell. That's as in 7-foot 8-inch, 302-pound George Bell, Biola University class of 1982, who has been out of basketball for 3 years, when he last played with the semipro L.A. Magicians.
November 18, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ned Wulk, 83, who built a 406-272 win-loss record in the 25 years he coached the Arizona State Sun Devils basketball team, died Saturday after a lengthy illness in Tempe, Ariz. During his 1958-82 tenure, which included moving games from a tiny gym into the newly built Wells Fargo Arena in 1974, Wulk scored 17 winning seasons and coached his team into nine NCAA tournament appearances.
April 15, 2006 | From The Associated Press
Bill Cosby's first appearance in Cincinnati in five years wasn't for telling jokes but to implore parents to be involved in all aspects of their children's lives. "If you're not doing that, then you should be ashamed of yourself," Cosby said Thursday as the moderator for discussions on parenting, education and social responsibility at Xavier University. The 68-year-old comedian's appearance was part of the nationwide tour "A Call Out With Cosby."
August 2, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Aaron Bell, 82, a bassist who played with Duke Ellington and other musical greats, died Monday in New York City. The cause of death was not reported. Bell was Ellington's bassist from 1960 to 1962 and later worked with Ellington as an arranger. He also recorded with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Miles Davis and Sammy Davis Jr., among others. A native of Muskogee, Okla., Bell served in the military during World War II and was assigned to play in a Navy band in Indiana.
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