CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1994 |
Dennis Burgess never thought he would end up here, at a job re-entry program run by the American Assn. of Retired Persons. After all, he is only 44. But after he left his job as a program executive in charge of 39 television shows at ABC-TV in 1990 to pursue a writing career, the Reseda resident spent four years learning how hard it was to sell scripts from the other side of the table.
February 28, 2005 |
As synonyms for the word "vile," my thesaurus offers some of the following: offensive, objectionable, odious, repulsive, repellent, repugnant, revolting, disgusting, sickening, loathsome, foul, nasty, contemptible, despicable and noxious. Any of those words would aptly describe the advertising attack launched last week against AARP, the largest advocacy group for seniors, by the conservative interest group USA Next. But there's one word that unfortunately can't be applied: surprising.
August 11, 2004 |
AARP may be middle-aged (it was founded in 1958), but some of its oldest members are complaining it's getting too big for its britches. The primary lobbying organization of senior citizens, AARP (formerly the American Assn. of Retired Persons) is one of the most influential in Washington. Seniors have long been acknowledged as one of the nation's most powerful voting blocs, with those older than 65 composing 12% of the population, according to the 2000 census.
July 13, 2007 |
First the standards vanished from radio, as stations playing lots of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald went dark. Then over the past couple of years, the oldies format collapsed, and suddenly the sounds of Motown, Elvis and the Beach Boys were hard to find on the radio. Now even classic rock stations are starting to feel pressure, as commercial radio strains to find ways to connect with younger listeners who find most of their music online.
March 23, 2005 |
At the start of a potentially crucial congressional recess, in which lawmakers will hear from constituents about President Bush's plans to overhaul Social Security, Bush and his allies asked Democrats and AARP on Tuesday to stop attacking their ideas. Bush issued the plea alongside his onetime rival for the presidency Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has a better working relationship with Democrats than does the White House.
October 12, 2002 |
The country's biggest health insurer has informed members of the senior citizens lobbying group AARP that it will reimburse them for prescriptions filled in Canada and elsewhere abroad. UnitedHealth Group Inc. sent a letter to the 97,000 people who purchased insurance with a drug benefit through AARP to tell them about the coverage.