November 29, 1987
Very interesting. Paul Ciotti writes in "Oil War II" that Interior Secretary Donald Hodel contends that "the facts in favor of oil drilling, if not the votes, (are) on his side." What a coincidence that Hodel rolled out the pro-oil survey beginning in 1971, rather than 1969--the year of the Santa Barbara oil disaster. In defending the oil drillers' environmental record, Hodel praises them for having "lost a total of only 21,000 barrels of oil." If his report had counted back to 18 years ago, instead of 16, he couldn't escape mentioning that more than 300,000 gallons of crude oil spewed up from an oil well on the ocean floor.
March 27, 1993
Alberto Franco Nogueira, 74, Portugal's foreign minister under longtime dictator Antonio Salazar. Franco Nogueira was foreign minister from 1961 until 1969, the year after Salazar ceded power to Marcelo Caetano. Franco Nogueira resigned after a disagreement with Caetano over policy in Portugal's African colonies. Franco Nogueira was ambassador to several countries, including a short stint in Washington in 1945, before he became foreign minister.
June 15, 1992 |
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony did not rise to archbishop of Los Angeles--where Mass is celebrated every Sunday in 42 languages and the Roman Catholic flock grows by 1,000 each week--at the age of 49 without arousing suspicions, bruising egos and making enemies. It is a lesson Mahony learned early on.
December 5, 2010 |
Going Home to Glory A Memoir of Life With Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower Simon and Schuster: 324 pp., $28 David Eisenhower's touching memoir of his grandfather's final years raises an uncomfortable issue for 21st century Republicans. If Dwight D. Eisenhower were alive today, he'd very likely be drummed out of the Republican Party, unless he were prepared to renounce his firm belief in a "dynamic center in national politics" that included support for Social Security and the principle of government intervention in economic affairs, "policies Eisenhower had regarded as vital and had supported under Roosevelt and Truman," his grandson writes.
October 6, 2005 |
Home runs per game in the major leagues since the start of division play in 1969: *--* YEAR G HR AVG. 2005 2,431 5,017 2.06 2004 2,428 5,451 2.25 2003 2,430 5,207 2.14 2002 2,426 5,059 2.09 2001 2,429 5,458 2.25 2000 2,429 5,693 2.34 1999 2,428 5,528 2.28 1998 2,432 5,064 2.08 1997 2,266 4,640 2.05 1996 2,267 4,962 2.19 1995 2,017 4,081 2.02 1994 1,600 3,306 2.07 1993 2,269 4,030 1.78 1992 2,106 3,038 1.44 1991 2,104 3,383 1.61 1990 2,105 3,317 1.58 1989 2,106 3,083 1.46 1988 2,100 3,180 1.
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March 2, 1993 |
More than 2,000 Ventura County residents are expected to take part in annual walks later this week designed to raise money for the hungry. On Sunday, participants at seven sites around the county will set off on 10-kilometer walks, after soliciting pledges benefiting local food pantries and international relief organizations. The charitable event--spearheaded locally by Project Understanding--grew out of events organized by the now-defunct Christian Rural Overseas Programs.
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November 12, 1991
An Orange Coast College counselor, banned from his native Myanmar because of his longtime criticism of the military government, will discuss his troubled nation and its suppressed democracy movement at a campus dinner next week. U Kyaw Win has been a critic of the government of Myanmar (formerly Burma) since 1969, a year after he came to the United States. The title of his Nov. 19 speech will be "Burma: The Crushed Movement for Democracy."
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June 23, 2000
Michel Droit, 77, a prize-winning French novelist and expert on Charles de Gaulle. Droit was an essayist and novelist who also wrote for the conservative daily Le Figaro for two decades. He began his journalism career at 21 as a correspondent covering the French army in World War II. He was the only journalist in France to interview De Gaulle on television and won wide acclaim for his reports, which aired in 1965, 1968 and 1969, a year before France's most influential postwar leader died.
February 4, 1987 |
Fifteen Black Hebrews were arrested today after disrupting a prayer breakfast in honor of Israel, overturning a table and climbing onto the stage with protest signs. More than 700 people had assembled for the breakfast about 7:15 a.m. when the demonstrators, who had spread throughout the large room, began handing out leaflets protesting Israeli government policies. Atty. Gen.