| Mar 3, 2013
The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things.
It was youthful ambition — a...
| Feb 18, 2013
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When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Jan 21, 2012
Ever since Sheri Sangji was fatally burned in a December 2008 lab fire, UCLA officials have cast it as a tragic accident, saying the 23-year-old staff research assistant was a seasoned chemist who was trained in the experiment that went awry.
| Oct 24, 2011
ROBERT C. PIERPOINT
CBS News correspondent covered six presidents
Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
| Oct 25, 2011
Herbert Hauptman, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 for work uncovering the structure of molecules that accelerated medical research and led to the development of new drugs, has died. He was 94.
His death Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y., was announced...
| Jan 9, 2012
Sidney W. Benson
Former USC chemistry professor
Sidney W. Benson, 93, a chemistry professor who was scientific co-director of USC's Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, died Dec. 30 at his home in Brentwood of complications from a stroke, the...
| Mar 12, 2012
F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84.
Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar of complications from Parkinson'...
| Dec 14, 2010
Chemist John B. Fenn, who shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that made possible the rapid analysis of the structure of proteins and other biomolecules through mass spectrometry, died Friday in Richmond, Va. He was 93 and died of...
| Apr 16, 2011
William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....
| Nov 16, 2011
Har Gobind Khorana, who rose from poverty in rural India to become a giant of modern biology, winning the Nobel Prize in 1968 for work that helped decipher the genetic code and explain how cells make proteins, died Nov. 9 in Concord, Mass. He was 89....
| Apr 27, 2011
Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...