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September 16, 2004
The Sept. 15 editorial, "Paper War on Bush Record," is right on the mark. Of course, President Bush had the advantage of family influence to get into the Guard in the first place. What isn't clear is why Bush's National Guard service is an issue when Bill Clinton dodged the Vietnam War draft like thousands of other young men and that was never a campaign issue. As a Vietnam veteran myself, I say the whole discussion of Vietnam is simply absurd. I propose that any candidate who mentions the words "Vietnam" or "Vietnam War" should be disqualified from any consideration for public office.
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OPINION
September 16, 2004
The Sept. 15 editorial, "Paper War on Bush Record," is right on the mark. Of course, President Bush had the advantage of family influence to get into the Guard in the first place. What isn't clear is why Bush's National Guard service is an issue when Bill Clinton dodged the Vietnam War draft like thousands of other young men and that was never a campaign issue. As a Vietnam veteran myself, I say the whole discussion of Vietnam is simply absurd. I propose that any candidate who mentions the words "Vietnam" or "Vietnam War" should be disqualified from any consideration for public office.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2011 | By Robert Abele
"Killing Bono" whips up a frenzied mix of musical jealousy, wishful stardom and farcical lucklessness into a movie too slippery to hold onto. Inspired by the memoir of Irish music journalist Neil McCormick, who as an aspiring musician watched his schoolmates become U2 while he toiled away in failing bands, the movie grafts onto Neil's story the dramatic notion that he prevented his guitar-playing brother Ivan from being part of the original U2 lineup in...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
I like that Bradley Cooper has used his recent success to choose projects with an intellectual bent, ones that should give us more to chew over than whether "Hangover 3" will be even remotely funny. Some day he's going to find the right mind-game match. But today is not that day and "The Words" is not that movie. It's a snooze. Like a bedtime story for adults, much of the film is framed by scenes of wildly popular author Clay Hammond (Dennis Quaid) as he reads excerpts from his latest bestseller, titled "The Words.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2008 | Denise Martin
You will talk about: Death Cab for Cutie's new album, "Narrow Stairs," which Rolling Stone dubbed "strangely compelling" and MTV pronounced "unquestionably the best thing that the group has ever done." Expect to see more love for Jack Kerouac and even darker shades to the group's signature melancholy. (Tuesday) -- We should talk about: Duffy. The Welsh soul siren makes her U.S. debut with the album "Rockferry," which has been perched atop the U.K. charts for several weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are dating - OMG! Someone alert Gossip Girl! Yes, the teen drama stars, she of the recently wrapped "Gossip Girl" and he of the long-canceled "The OC," have been dating for several weeks and were recently photographed together, Us Weekly first reported . Pardon us, but: Blair Waldorf + Seth Cohen =
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2007 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
When Hollywood madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list of celebrity clients stirred intense curiosity in Hollywood -- and not a little worry. The much-anticipated disclosure of famous names never occurred, however. The evidence presented to the jury that convicted Gibson in 2000 of operating an international prostitution ring included phone books and other records in which, prosecutors said, she listed her customers.
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | Associated Press
John B. Connally, a three-time Texas governor and a Cabinet member under two presidents, filed personal and business bankruptcy papers Friday. Connally made the filings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here, said Bob Williams, U.S. District Court deputy clerk. Barnes-Connally Partnership, which Connally formed with former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy laws, while Connally filed under Chapter 11 for protection from creditors.
NEWS
August 2, 1987 | Associated Press
John B. Connally, who once signed all of the nation's money, said Saturday that he now has none of his own. At 70, the former governor, former Treasury secretary, former Democrat and former presidential candidate is a former millionaire with debt that runs deep. "I'll have to start making a living now," he said, a day after filing personal and business bankruptcy actions in federal court here. Connally's financial problems stem from real estate deals gone sour.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush on Saturday described Sen. John F. Kerry's tour of duty in Vietnam as more heroic than his own service in the Texas Air National Guard, saying his Democratic rival had been "in harm's way." But the president told NBC's "Today" show that both sides should drop the debate over their wartime service. "I think that we ought to move beyond the past.... The real question is who best to lead us forward."
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