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By GARRY WILLS | April 6, 1994
Chicago. -- Numerical quotas have come under much criticism -- well deserved -- in the areas of hiring, academic admission and political representation. The desirable goals of fairness and inclusion are made harder to reach when rigid numbers cut across the flexibility and specific adjustments called for.Thomas Jefferson, attempting to construct a fair educational system, created a quota of students that could be advanced from each lower district for higher education. This was absurd on its face.
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By Anna Gorman and Anna Gorman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 2, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- Sitting across from his teacher, Edgard Jimenez repeated the word he couldn't quite pronounce: situation. "Sit-oo-a-shun," he said. "What happens with the tu?" asked the teacher, Lisa Mojsin, hired to help Jimenez reduce his accent. "Chu," Jimenez responded. "Yes, like chewing your food," Mojsin said, saying the word slowly: "Sit-chew-a-shun." "Wow - that is another new one for me," said Jimenez, 37, who emigrated from Mexico as a teenager and lives in Los Angeles. "I wish they had taught me this 20 years ago."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 26, 2001
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Theresa Harmon recently called a staff meeting and laid down the law. Lights off whenever anyone walks out of a room, she told her 12 employees. Lights off in the front lobby overnight. No light but skylight in the hallway. Harmon owns the Wellness Spa in Culver City, but these days she is anything but relaxed. Her monthly electric bill more than doubled in June, to $450, and she has yet to be placated by the slightly better $300 bill in July after "we turned off everything."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 26, 2001
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Theresa Harmon recently called a staff meeting and laid down the law. Lights off whenever anyone walks out of a room, she told her 12 employees. Lights off in the front lobby overnight. No light but skylight in the hallway. Harmon owns the Wellness Spa in Culver City, but these days she is anything but relaxed. Her monthly electric bill more than doubled in June, to $450, and she has yet to be placated by the slightly better $300 bill in July after "we turned off everything."
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By Anna Gorman and Anna Gorman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 2, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- Sitting across from his teacher, Edgard Jimenez repeated the word he couldn't quite pronounce: situation. "Sit-oo-a-shun," he said. "What happens with the tu?" asked the teacher, Lisa Mojsin, hired to help Jimenez reduce his accent. "Chu," Jimenez responded. "Yes, like chewing your food," Mojsin said, saying the word slowly: "Sit-chew-a-shun." "Wow - that is another new one for me," said Jimenez, 37, who emigrated from Mexico as a teenager and lives in Los Angeles. "I wish they had taught me this 20 years ago."
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,Contributing Writer Staff writer Glenn Small contributed to this report | March 5, 1993
A Towson State University freshman missing from campus since last week was located early Thursday, alive and well in a Howard Johnson hotel in Culver City, Calif.Charonda Parker's disappearance had prompted a nationwide search. Campus police tracked her across the country, tracing her movements through a trail of automatic teller receipts and a personal check she wrote Saturday in Boston for a plane to San Francisco.Her parents came to Towson from their home in Brooklyn, N.Y., and waited for word of their missing 18-year-old daughter.
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May 1, 2002
Rudolph de Harak, 78, a modernist designer known for his innovative museum exhibitions, died April 24 in Trenton, Maine. Mr. de Harak designed an exploded diesel engine, showing its parts separated and suspended by wires to illustrate how they fit together, as the centerpiece of the Cummins Engine Museum in Columbus, Ind. He also worked on the design of the Egyptian Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a project that took a decade to...
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November 26, 1997
Joanna Cook Moore, 63, an actress who had roles in several Alfred Hitchcock television shows and was the mother of Oscar-winning actress Tatum O'Neal, died Saturday in Indian Wells, Calif.Robert Lewis, 88, an actor, director and acting coach whose star pupils included Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep and Faye Dunaway, died Sunday in New York.Nate Landsberg, 83, the Los Angeles Police Department's oldest active reserve officer, died of kidney cancer Monday in CulverCity, Calif.Onzy D. Matthews, 67, a noted jazz and big-band arranger who worked with Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and other musical greats, died in Dallas of cardiovascular disease.
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November 19, 1998
Esther Rolle, 78, who played the maid in the hit 1970s sitcom "Maude" and the strong-willed mother who kept her ghetto family together in the spinoff series "Good Times," died Tuesday at a hospital in Culver City, Calif., her spokesman Larry Calhoun said.The cause of death was not determined, but she had diabetes and was undergoing dialysis, Mr. Calhoun said.A crusader against black stereotypes in movies, Ms. Rolle said in 1987 that she was intent on shattering the image of a "Hollywood maid with the rolling of the eyes" who doted on her white charges but ignored her own children.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun Reporter | September 21, 2005
Meagan Holmes is a gifted athlete who has been able to step right in at the highest level of women's college soccer competition at Southern California and continue to be a star. The freshman defender from Dulaney High has played in just seven collegiate games (starting all seven), made two all-tournament teams, has scored two goals on five shots, and is among the top four on the team in points with four. Her 40 percent shooting is fourth on the squad. It's safe to say Holmes has lived up to her ranking by one publication (Student Sports)
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By GARRY WILLS | April 6, 1994
Chicago. -- Numerical quotas have come under much criticism -- well deserved -- in the areas of hiring, academic admission and political representation. The desirable goals of fairness and inclusion are made harder to reach when rigid numbers cut across the flexibility and specific adjustments called for.Thomas Jefferson, attempting to construct a fair educational system, created a quota of students that could be advanced from each lower district for higher education. This was absurd on its face.
NEWS
October 5, 1994
Andre Lwoff, 92, a pioneer in the field of molecular biology and a winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Medicine, died Friday in Paris. He shared his Nobel with two French colleagues, Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod, for the discovery that the genetic material of a virus can be assimilated by bacteria and passed on to succeeding generations. He had discovered earlier that genetic material can exist outside the cell's nucleus.William Daniel Murray, 85, who was elevated to the federal bench in 1949, died Monday in Butte, Mont.
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January 8, 2003
Carter file Name: Gary Edmund Carter. Born: April 8, 1954, Culver City, Calif. Position: Catcher. Batted/threw: Right/right. Notes: Elected in sixth year on ballot. ... An 11-time All-Star catcher with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. Was All-Star MVP in 1981 and 1984. ... Won three straight Gold Gloves (1980-82). ... Holds major- league record for most putouts by a catcher. ... Caught an NL-record 2,056 games. ... Hit 324 home runs with 1,225 RBIs. Batted .262 in 19 seasons. ... Posted four 100-RBI seasons.
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