The California senate voted to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot which would allow colleges to consider race and gender in student admissions. The ballot measure, SCA 5, would repeal a 1996 bill prohibiting the consideration of race and gender as a factor in college admissions.
He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death Sunday in New York brought a stunning halt to his extraordinary and unpredictable career.
Super Bowl Sunday is as much a big deal for U.S. pro sports as it is for the ad industry. Ad airtime costs a record $4 million per 30 seconds this year. Still, some 35 advertisers signed up to air about 60 spots during the game for an estimated 100 million viewers.