Sad to see. Doesn't exactly shock me though, my sister went to college at University of the Pacific in Stockton and I took her to her initial campus visit about 12 years ago, struck me as a town with some serious issues back then. As an aside, some of you may remember UoP as a school with a football program until Nebraska hung a lot more than half a hun on 'em under Osborne and they got rid of it soon after (I'm guessing the Nebraska whipping wasn't the only one they suffered, but ours was particularly bad IIRC).
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It looks like this is coming to a head a lot faster than expected. Seems that if the city attorney doesn't quite trying to sue the state, the state is just going to withhold funds that are needed to keep the city solvent. http://www.freep.com/article/2012062...|img|FRONTPAGE
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