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May 21, 2001 | LISA GETTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Sawyer, election supervisor in Key West, was stunned when Florida officials sent him a list of 150 convicted felons to cut from county voter rolls in mid-1999. Among those named: an election employee, another worker's husband--and Sawyer's own father. None was a felon. "It was just a mess," Sawyer said. More mess was to come.
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November 1, 2008 | Carol J. Williams, Williams is a Times staff writer.
The ghost of Democrats' dashed hopes in 2000, former Vice President Al Gore, urged Florida supporters of Barack Obama on Friday to take advantage of early voting -- and to take nothing for granted. "Take it from me -- elections matter. Every vote matters," Gore said.
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NEWS
June 18, 2000 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a quarter-century after the Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion, overall support for the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision seems to be softening as Americans adopt a more nuanced view of the circumstances under which abortions should be allowed, according to a new Los Angeles Times Poll.
NATIONAL
October 31, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
Al Gore will return to the state that cost him the 2000 presidential election today to campaign for Barack Obama, the first time he has hit the trail for the Democratic nominee. Gore is expected to urge supporters at rallies in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to vote early, said Obama's Florida campaign director, Steve Schale. "Nobody knows better that every single vote counts -- especially in Florida -- than Vice President Al Gore," he said.
NEWS
May 13, 2000 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. George W. Bush, taking a new direction in his evolving approach to gun control, launched a program Friday to give free trigger locks to any handgun owners in Texas who want them. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee initiated the program with little advance notice, setting aside $1 million per year in state funds for five years to purchase trigger locks that will be distributed through police stations and fire departments.
NEWS
June 17, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Making his first extended campaign swing since clinching his party's presidential nomination, Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis headed South Thursday, stopping here first to receive the endorsement of former rival Sen. Albert Gore Jr.
NEWS
October 10, 1999 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a way, this hilltop metropolis above the Cumberland River is as close as you can get to Hollywood in the Deep South. It's a city where stars and aspiring stars breathe the same air as mere mortals. Some even call it "the Third Coast." So last week, when Vice President Al Gore uprooted his Washington-based presidential campaign and relocated here, there was the requisite high school marching band, the mandatory front-page headline.
NEWS
August 21, 1994 | From Reuters
Vice President Al Gore underwent surgery Saturday night to repair an Achilles' tendon he injured playing basketball with former colleagues in the House of Representatives, a spokeswoman said. Gore, 46, tore his left tendon, which runs along the back of the lower leg, during a game in the House gymnasium. After being examined by a doctor at his home at the U.S.
NEWS
November 11, 2000 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK and GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To paraphrase the old saw: If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we devise a foolproof voting system? The ongoing fiasco in Palm Beach County, Fla., where about 19,000 potentially crucial presidential ballots were invalidated because of voter confusion and error, makes the question more urgent than ever.
NEWS
June 2, 1993 | From Reuters
The White House began receiving electronic mail Tuesday through Internet, a nonprofit system that connects universities, businesses and other organizations by computer. President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore notified the public about the new service through a letter posted on the system. "As we work to reinvent government and streamline our processes, the E-mail project can help to put us on the leading edge of progress," Clinton and Gore said in the letter.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Last year it was about the candidates. This year it's the climate. Former Vice President Al Gore made a surprise appearance Saturday at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of nearly 2,000 left-leaning bloggers and political organizers. He urged the activists to mobilize for global climate protection, amplifying his call to generate all the nation's electricity from renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal energy in 10 years.
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June 17, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Former Vice President Al Gore stepped forward to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president on Monday night -- an attention-grabbing event that came as no surprise but renewed the speculation about whether they might form a joint ticket. Obama's first campaign appearance with Gore, at the Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit, came after Gore announced his support in a blog item on his website, AlGore.com.
WORLD
December 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment. The United States and China, the world's leading emitters of greenhouse gases, will stand accountable before history if they don't take the lead in that global challenge, the former vice president said. "Without realizing it, we have begun to wage war on the Earth itself," Gore said in his acceptance speech.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2007 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Seven years ago, this could not have been how Al Gore envisaged his time in the Oval Office: as a winner and, at the same time, as a guest. In one of those life-can-be-awkward moments, Gore, who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming, spent 40 minutes with President Bush on Monday before attending a ceremony honoring the American winners of the Nobel Prize.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2007 | Michelle Quinn and Abigail Goldman, Times Staff Writers
Al Gore is trying to bring more green to green technologies. Venture capital dollars are pouring into the business of fighting climate change, and Gore will get to invest millions as a partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a prominent Silicon Valley venture firm. The Menlo Park firm, which was an early investor in Google Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc.
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October 13, 2007 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
washington -- Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize set the political world abuzz Friday with speculation that he might finally join the 2008 race for president. All signs suggest otherwise. The former vice president made no comment on whether the Nobel had sparked his interest anew in a campaign for the White House. But Gore, 59, has laid no groundwork to build the vast organization needed to run for president. He has repeatedly said he has no plans to run for public office again.
NEWS
August 23, 2000 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Al Gore, courting a major veterans' group his Republican rival addressed the day before, said Tuesday that he would back a military pay raise to keep the U.S. military the "best-trained, best-equipped, best-led fighting force in the entire world, bar none." Gore, who ended a four-day riverboat trip down the Mississippi on Monday, took pains to counter rival George W. Bush's portrayals of a U.S. military in disrepair.
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March 25, 1995 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to demonstrate support for the troubled Palestinian self-governing authority, Vice President Al Gore on Friday announced a rechanneling of U.S. aid for projects designed to quickly create jobs in the Gaza Strip. After meeting with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in Jericho, the only West Bank town controlled by the Palestinians, Gore also said the United States will allow the duty-free import of many Palestinian products.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2007 | Alan Zarembo and Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writers
Former Vice President Al Gore, who has waged a decades-long fight against global warming, on Friday shared the Nobel Peace Prize with a Geneva-based United Nations climate group. The choice of Gore delivered a symbolic rebuke to the Bush administration, which has opposed calls for mandatory greenhouse gas reductions, and fueled speculation that the former Democratic presidential candidate might yet enter the 2008 race.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2007 | Tina Daunt and John Horn, Times Staff Writers
A great movie can get you a fabulous table in Cannes and maybe even an Academy Award, but it usually doesn't get you a spot at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. So when news came Friday that Hollywood's favorite environmentalist, former Vice President Al Gore, had won the world's most prestigious prize, members of the entertainment industry not only felt that the honor had been bestowed on one of their own, they also shared in celebrating his victory.
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