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March 24, 2001 | Religion News Service
Reacting to a political climate they see as increasingly hostile to abortion rights, religious progressives and supporters of legal abortion met at a landmark conference this week. Their goal is to assert the morality of the right to choose and wrest the theological high ground from religious conservatives. "We've been negligent in promoting our message that there's more than one religious viewpoint on this issue," said the Rev.
May 21, 1994
Of the 33,378 teachers represented in "Teachers' Absenteeism Troubles L.A. District" (May 9), 20,839, or 62.4%, missed seven to nine days, or less. That's less than one day per month. And 5,364 missed no days. Zero! I've been a public schoolteacher since 1969 (in LAUSD since 1973). This year, I've been absent three days. I love my work, but I've seen everything in the classroom change. Students and teachers are now subjected to the most extraordinary distractions imaginable. An occasional "mental health" day can serve everyone.
June 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Freshman Jorge Reyes led Oregon State to within one win of its second straight College World Series title with another strong pitching performance and the Beavers beat North Carolina, 11-4, in Game 1 on Saturday night. North Carolina, which won three straight elimination games to set up a rematch of last year's championship series, needs to win twice to keep Oregon State from becoming the first back-to-back national champion since Louisiana State in 1996-97.
July 17, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Recently retired La Palma police chief David Barr will take over the police academy at Golden West College as interim director. Barr, 53, a part-time instructor at the college, has been recommended for the job by the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees. He retired as La Palma's chief Monday, exactly 32 years after he began his police career as an officer in Placentia. The trustees are expected to vote on the interim appointment at their meeting Wednesday.
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
June 12, 1987
In January of this year, Gov. George Deukmejian made public his plan to eliminate Cal/OSHA and turn the protection of workers in California over to the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration program, allegedly to save the taxpayers $8 million. This is a terrible blunder that will cost the people of California dearly in terms of increases in worker illness, injury and death. If the Cal/OSHA program is abandoned, there surely will be annual losses of untold millions of dollars due to lost worker productivity, increased medical costs and escalating workers' compensation expenditures.
The Rev. Clifton E. Moore, who started a unique radio ministry in Los Angeles in 1948, one since copied by hundreds of other clergymen across America, has died in Irvine at 81. Moore, a Presbyterian minister and former chairman of radio and TV for the Southern California Council of Churches and for the Los Angeles Church Federation, died Saturday at his home in the Orange County city.
April 19, 1998
What's the reality behind the Chilean "model" imposed by the repressive regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, and extolled by columnist James Flanigan ["Pinochet Aside, Chile's Reforms Launched a New Era," March 15]? How were "deregulation, privatization and freeing of prices from government control" achieved? What were the costs in human lives and suffering? Who benefited? Pinochet and his comrades-in-arms came to power in the bloodiest coup--with CIA connivance--in the West since World War II. They bombed and strafed their own White House, murdered their nation's constitutional president and over 90 of their fellow officers loyal to democracy, and killed or "disappeared" nearly 20,000 citizens, many of them workers who sat down in the factories in defiance of the military.
February 3, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Is it good news that the national abortion rate is at its lowest level since 1973, the year it was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court? Your reaction will depend on two things: how you feel about abortion and the reasons the rate has fallen. Has it dropped because so many states have passed new laws aimed at squeezing abortion clinics out of business, and raising so many obstacles that women seeking abortions will simply give up and go home? Or has it dropped because there are fewer unintended pregnancies?
December 25, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
"There's a guy out in California," somebody said to John Nerud a couple of months ago, "who's a bigger fan of Dr. Fager's than you are." Nerud found this hard to believe. He had bred Dr. Fager, named him after a Boston neurosurgeon who saved his life by removing a blood clot on the brain and then trained him for three marvelous seasons in which the horse won 18 out of 22 races. Dr.
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