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Dave McNary, Beloved Longtime Variety Film Reporter, Dies at 69
Larry May reports: "I trust all are healthy and safe during this holiday weekend. John Sandbrook passed along the below sad news about the passing of Dave McNary. Dave arrived at the Daily Bruin during my senior year and quickly established himself as a dependable, insightful, and prolific reporter and writer. He spent his career as a journalist . . . it appears that ink was in his blood. Click through for the full obituary posted this morning in Variety where he worked for the last 20 years. He was dedicated to the Daily Bruin, and I last saw him at the Daily Bruin office during the UCLA 100th birthday celebration attended by Neil Reichline, Tina Nides and me, among thousands of others.

Best wishes for a better 2021."

Photo credit Jesse Grant, Variety.

Variety Report

UC Demographics Suggest Diversity
UC has published a spiffy web presentation touting its diversity. Have a look!

View the entire presentation

And the cry of wimp! was heard in the land
We know this is old news (July '15), but it's so absurd as to warrant republication. Is it possible to be so politically correct that one is neither correct nor political?

We were going to suggest that the DB editor's post engendered contempt for the DB, but we fear "engender" may now be a proscribed verb, so we decided to suggest it would lead to contempt, but lead paint is banned in many states, and we did not want to confuse the homophonically challenged, but that distinction contains the two syllables "homo," and we did not want to offend those who don't know the difference between the Latin homo (man/male) and the Greek ομος (same as, diacriticals omitted), etc., etc.

So we concluded the editor should just grow a pair. Unless he/she they/them has/hasn't/needn't, or perhaps all of the above under special circumstances.

Original Absurdity

UCLA, Cal State LA Quarantine Hundreds in Measles Case
CNN and other sources are reporting that UCLA and Cal State LA have issued quarantine orders to approximately 200 students, faculty and staff who attended classes with persons apparently having measles.

NPR Report

Washington Scoring Again
Not the outcome the scattered UCLA fans in the UW stadium — including your intrepid DBAN reporter — wanted in the Oct. 28 contest. Final score 43-24.

Garrigues History Articles Removed
By request of the author we have blocked or removed articles on the history of the DB contributed by George Garrigues.
LA Times' Former Westside Reporter Ken Reich Dies
Brian Weiss reports that Ken Reich, former Westside et al. reporter for the L.A. Times has died. Brian notes "Many of you will remember Ken Reich from when he was on the Westside bureau and covered UCLA happenings." Here is the Times' obituary.

Kenneth Reich, 70; Times reporter covered effort to win '84 Olympics for L.A.

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

July 1, 2008

Kenneth Reich, a retired Los Angeles Times reporter who, in his 39 years at the paper, covered politics, earthquakes and preparations for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, has died. He was 70.


In Memoriam: Lloyd Burstein
I recently learned of the passing of a WWII-era Managing Editor, Lloyd Burstein. Read more about Mr. Burstein's life and achievements in a Washington Post obituary linked below.

Post Obit

Bruins over OR State 41-0
UCLA blanked Oregon State 41-0 in aConference game at Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday. UCLA had gone 101 games over eight years without a shutout.

The Bruins outdistanced the Beavers 674 yards to 256 and finished with mostly reserves in the lineup.

The Beavers contributed four turnovers to the Bruin route. Redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell created them all.

The whole story in The LA Times

UCLA Led US in 2012 College Applications
US News & World Report, well, reports: Of the 10 schools that received the most applications for fall 2012, eight were in California, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 1,242 ranked institutions. University of California—Los Angeles leads the group, just as it did for fall 2011 admissions. It received 72,697 applications from prospective first-time, first-year degree-seeking students.

How's that for late news DB staffers? We'll look into the wonderful world of updates ASAP.
Gary Knell '76 Heads NPR Network
Gary Knell '78 (correction requested) has been appointed CEO of National Public Radio, where he leads NPR's worldwide media operations, which include partnerships with 900 public radio stations.

Knell oversees the fiscal, operational, and journalistic integrity of NPR and leads the building of the organization and its philanthropic base to support and leverage the strengths of NPR and its extensive network of stations. As a strong advocate of innovation, he is a key driver in leveraging new technologies to advance NPR's core mission and grow audience for all of public media.


B'ballers Advance, Florida on Tap
The UCLA Bruins downed No. 12 Stephen F. Austin 77 to 60 to advance to the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament today. The Bruins will face Florida in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday.

The No. 4 UCLA men's basketball team had defeated 13th-seed Tulsa, 76-59 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calif. The Lumberjacks had upset No. 5 VCU, 77-75 on Friday. Real time Sunday, latest first:


Phil Yaffe '65 Update: The Kaye Miracle
Phil Yaffe, editor in chief of the DB in 1964/5 recently penned this tribute to our colleague, Kaye Hardy.
Examining a Miracle?
I don't really believe in miracles or anything else that could be described as supernatural. Virtually every scientific investigation of such phenomena has found explanations in the real world for what many people would like to believe is other worldly. In fact, for several years one such investigating organization has offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could clearly demonstrate any sort of supernatural power. So far, no one has claimed the money.
Although I don't believe in miracles, I did have an experience early in my life that was so unlikely that I occasionally refer to it as a miracle for want of a better word.


Belated Obit, Buddy Epstein
Buddy H. Epstein passed away June 4, 2013, after a wonderful life of 64 years. Anyone who went to Hamilton High or UCLA in the 60s knew Buddy as a brilliant scholar and a prankster of the highest order. High School mascot, UCLA Bruin Sports Editor, UCLA Law School Alumni and well respected business and tax attorney. We will all miss him. Services were held at Hillside on Thursday, June 6.



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