April 28, 1996 |
It was just before Christmas, deep into the record-setting government shutdown that had become an emblem of congressional Republicans' recalcitrance on the budget, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston (R-La.) was playing the role of rabble-rouser. "We will never, never, never give in!" he bellowed in the House chamber, drawing war whoops of support from rambunctious Republicans. "We will stay here until doomsday!"
November 18, 1998 |
Twice during his congressional career he has almost come to blows with political opponents. Another time, he was admonished for appearing on the House floor wearing a bulbous red nose and clown makeup to demonstrate his scorn for what he considered a foolish bill. And if you cross Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana, he might make you pay, as even his own GOP colleagues have discovered.
February 11, 1988
Ten candidates for the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees have lined up to compete for three openings on the five-member board. A fourth opening, created by the death two weeks ago of board President Donald H. Scott--will be filled by appointment. Running for reelection on April 12 are two incumbents: Trudy Polsky, an attorney, and C. Thomas Dean, a retired dean from California State University, Long Beach. Both have been board members since 1979. David H.
March 26, 1997 |
After turning down Seve Ballesteros' choice of venue, Europe's Ryder Cup golf committee dealt the Spaniard another blow Tuesday when it turned down his request for four captain's picks instead of two. The Ryder Cup moves to Spain for the first time Sept. 26-28, with the Europeans defending the cup in Valderrama.
March 19, 1991
George Sherman, a prolific film director, producer and writer whose credits rival in number those of anyone in the entertainment industry, has died of heart and kidney failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His wife and production partner, Cleo Ronson, said the New York City-born Sherman, who guided Gene Autry and John Wayne through many of their earliest low-budget pictures, was 82 when he died Friday. Many of his 175 pictures were made at Republic Pictures and filmed in a week or less.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1990 |
Increased gang violence in both Santa Paula and Ventura has prompted law enforcement officials to establish a joint gang task force between the two cities, Santa Paula Police Chief Walt Adair announced Friday. Adair characterized the emerging gang problem in Santa Paula as "extremely violent," according to a report released Friday to members of the City Council.