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April 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
President Clinton used Friday's World Health Day observance to push Congress for increased U.S. financing of family planning work abroad. Clinton said 600,000 women die each year of complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. He wants Congress to raise family planning assistance and wants the money to come without a restriction dubbed the "global gag rule." Using U.S. funds to perform abortions abroad has been prohibited since 1973.
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NEWS
January 10, 1985 | JOHN PLATERO, Associated Press
The old wooden building on the east side of U.S. 1 here could be called "the resurrected church." To the 2,000 residents of this island city between Key Largo and Islamorada, it's a historic community center used by local clubs and charitable organizations. To John and Lois Stormont, it represents a labor of love. There's nothing ostentatious about the building or its furnishings nor is it particularly old as churches go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilman Robert E. Ryan, who helped found the city in 1973 and has served on its council ever since, abruptly resigned Wednesday to accept an appointment to the county's Regional Planning Commission. Ryan's resignation came in the form of a two-page press release in which he reminisced about his two decades in politics and noted that he could not hold elective office while serving on the planning commission.
NEWS
November 5, 1991 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday on Guam's sweeping abortion ban in a case that could threaten the Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing abortion. The Guam statute is the first anti-abortion law containing criminal penalties argued at the federal appellate court level since 1973, the year the Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade. It is one of the fastest-moving abortion cases in the pipeline toward the nation's highest court, which now has a large conservative majority.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 2010 | By Mark Sachs, Los Angeles Times
Ah, to be a single-name star, those anointed ones for whom no further identification is necessary. There's Elvis, there's Marilyn, there's Kobe — and then there's Lemmy. Motörhead's indefatigable frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is being honored for his long and illustrious music career on VH1 Classic's "Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award," airing this week, where he'll also perform a killer version of "Ace of Spades" with Lemmy fans Slash and Dave Grohl. He's also working on a new album and beginning a world tour.
NEWS
June 5, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Vincent Miranda, a one-time busboy and waiter who founded the controversial chain of Pussycat adult theaters nearly 25 years ago, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. He was 52. Miranda, who bought his first theater in Huntington Park in 1961 to boost business at his adjacent restaurant, rapidly expanded his chain when he discovered that it cost no more to advertise several theaters than one.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2008 | E. Scott Reckard and Peter Pae, Times Staff Writers
Struggling to raise billions of dollars, financial colossus American International Group Inc. on Sunday was working on a restructuring that could include the sale of Woodland Hills-based 21st Century Insurance Group, people close to the company said. But AIG, a provider of insurance and other services, decided against selling another Southland company, aircraft leasing giant International Lease Finance Corp. of Century City, the sources said. New York-based AIG, which has been hurt by its exposure to mortgage-related debt, reportedly rejected a private equity firm's offer to invest $8 billion in the insurer and was seeking to borrow $40 billion from the Federal Reserve, the New York Times reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2008 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
Faced with more than 4,000 miles of broken sidewalks and scarce money to make repairs, Los Angeles officials are weighing a proposal to put responsibility for making the fixes squarely on homeowners. Under the proposal, homeowners would be forced to replace the damaged pavement -- or pay the city a fee -- when they sell their property, before the close of escrow. The City Council's Public Works Committee got its first look Wednesday at the "point of sale" plan, which could cost the average homeowner as much as $15 for each square foot of sidewalk, and dramatically shift the burden for such repairs from city government to the private sector.
SPORTS
July 7, 1987 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
One summer in the 1970s, the Oakland A's best player, Reggie Jackson, was contributing only an occasional home run during a long batting slump. Finally, owner Charles O. Finley called him in, reasoning that he needed Jackson to win another World Series. Defiant, Jackson asked: "You want something?" "Yes, Reggie," the owner replied patiently. "I'm going to tell you what your problems are. Your big problem--you're not going to like this, Reggie--but you think you're God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Tom Snyder, the brash and provocative late-night TV talk-show host whose bellowing laugh and ever-present cigarette made him a pop culture icon ripe for parody in the 1970s, has died. He was 71. Snyder died Sunday in San Francisco of complications associated with leukemia, Mike Horowicz, his longtime producer and friend, told the Associated Press on Monday.
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