October 27, 2011 |
On Bill Gardner's desk one day last week rested a column from a Las Vegas newspaper lamenting the imminent "surrender" of Nevada Republicans in their effort to move the state closer to the front of the presidential nominating calendar. They had surrendered to the man behind the desk, the 63-year-old New Hampshire secretary of state, who had stared down Nevada to the surprise of no one who has watched him wield tremendous clout in the process of choosing a president. Written on top of the page, and circled for emphasis, was another term in the column: "King Bill.
April 17, 2000
In his April 10 Counterpunch article ("KPCC's New Management Doesn't Get L.A."), Robert Adels wrote that "KPCC gave the boot to its only minority broadcaster, Daniel A. Castro," host of "The Sancho Show." Not so. KPCC also booted Bill Gardner, longtime host of Friday night's "R&B Time Capsule" and "Rhapsody in Black." Bill Gardner is not only black. He grew up in South-Central Los Angeles in the '40s and '50s and was able to bring a unique perspective on this city's black music to a broader Los Angeles market.
October 28, 2011 |
Thirty Republican candidates have filed to appear on the New Hampshire presidential ballot, a record number for the party in the nation's first primary state. Democrats, meanwhile, will have the fewest number of candidates to choose from in the 2012 vote: just 14. Still, Secretary of State Bill Gardner said in an interview as the filing period closed at 5 p.m. Friday that the 44 total candidates is the second-most ever in the history of the primary, the date of which he still has yet to announce.
May 21, 1988
Jim Perley of Coronado defeated Jim Nelson of Newport Beach, 6-1, 6-2, in a quarterfinal match of the Men's 45s National Hardcourt championships Friday at the Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. Perley, a two-time finalist, is the tournament's top-seeded player.
October 22, 2011 |
Nevada Republicans on Saturday voted to move the date of their nominating caucuses to February, a decision that likely ends uncertainty over the 2012 election calendar and avoids having the first votes for president cast this year. The state party's executive committee shifted the GOP caucuses to Feb. 4, after New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said he was prepared to call the first-in-the-nation primary in December if Nevada's caucuses remained on Jan. 14. "We think that it's time somebody acted like an adult," former Nevada Gov. Bob List, a member of the state executive committee, said in an interview before the meeting.
November 17, 2007 |
A state appeals court on Friday dealt a blow to Michigan political leaders' hopes of holding a presidential primary Jan. 15. In a 2-1 ruling, Judges Patrick Meter and Donald Owens objected that a law recently passed by the Legislature setting up the primary would let the state political parties keep track of voters' names and whether they took Democratic or GOP primary ballots but give no public access to that information.