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November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Rep. Frank McCloskey, an Indiana congressman and an outspoken champion of Bosnia during his 12 years in the House of Representatives, has died. He was 64. McCloskey, who represented southwestern Indiana's 8th District in Congress from 1983 to 1995, died Sunday at his Bloomington home after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, said Dan Combs, a state Democratic Party official. He had been released from a Bloomington hospital Oct. 28 after an 11-day stay as his health worsened.
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April 28, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
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December 2, 1993 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Francis L. Dale, former president of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, publisher of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the Cincinnati Enquirer, president of baseball's Cincinnati Reds and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 72. Dale, who lived in Pasadena, died Sunday of a heart attack while on a trip to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, his daughter, Holly Howard, said Wednesday.
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July 19, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the World War II hero who was later vilified for his leadership of the United States' failed war in Vietnam, died Monday night in Charleston, S.C. He was 91. Westmoreland died of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement home, his son, James Ripley Westmoreland, told Associated Press. Jut-jawed and ramrod straight, strong-willed but soft-spoken, the spit-and-polish Westmoreland projected the quintessential image of an American military leader.
BOOKS
October 28, 2001 | MILTON LEITENBERG, Milton Leitenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland, is one of the principal authors of the multi-volume "The Problem of Chemical and Biological Warfare," published by Oxford University Press
Just how serious are the threats of bioterrorism and biological weapons? Since Sept. 11, public anxiety has spread in the wake of anthrax contaminations in New York, Washington and elsewhere. To properly assess the current predicament and the threat biological weapons pose, a little history is useful. There are four reasons--aside from the obvious--why biological weapons development compels serious attention among policy-makers and ordinary citizens.
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January 14, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
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July 2, 1988 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Sunday mornings at Christ Chapel/MCC in Santa Ana appear straight out of small-town Middle America. The men and women of the congregation are well dressed and well mannered. The bulletin board tells of the next potluck social and Bible study. The service itself is equally folksy: the gentle admonishments, the hymns to an all-loving Lord Almighty. It is all very Main Street . . . until prayers are asked, and a startling number are for friends who are victims of AIDS . . .
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February 5, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
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August 27, 1997 | WARREN OLNEY, Veteran television journalist Warren Olney is the host of "Which Way L.A." on KCRW-FM
A narrow vote of the California Supreme Court this month has set in motion what promises to be a turbulent preelection season a year from now. The campaigns on at least two of the likely ballot measures will be emotional, loud and divisive, drowning out the small voices of the very people all sides claim they want to protect: underage pregnant teens. By a 4-3 majority, the court declared unconstitutional a state law requiring parental or court consent for minors to get abortions.
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July 21, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional Democrats said Friday they plan to produce a comprehensive immigration proposal that could help millions of undocumented immigrants gain legal status, even as Secretary of State Colin L. Powell discounted the idea of a sweeping amnesty program. The maneuvering reflects efforts to steer debate on an issue that has leaped to the front of the legislative agenda after the administration signaled earlier this week that it is preparing to revamp U.S. immigration policy toward Mexico.
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