April 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In a display of bureaucratic gymnastics, Jeff Neely, the official at the heart of the General Services Administration conference scandal, reported to two people: a senior counsel at the agency, and himself. Neely was both the Pacific Rim region commissioner for the Public Buildings Service and the region's acting administrator -- the top GSA position in the area -- Susan Brita, the agency's deputy administrator, said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. That dual authority appears to have contributed to his ability to rack up vast bills for conferences using taxpayer money.
HOME & GARDEN
March 26, 2011
Woodworkers will tell you that it's incredibly easy to ruin a beautiful, handcrafted design with a lousy finish. Brian Miller, the wood finisher for Don and Natalie Kick's house, should know. In the industry for 36 years, he is an expert in centuries'-old methods of coloring wood with dyes and chemicals. "Coloring wood is a dying art these days," Miller said, no pun intended. "Everyone wants to stain wood ? and I'll do that too if a client wants it. But stains hide the grain because they deposit pigments into the wood that prevent light from penetrating.
February 25, 1990 |
The North Hollywood High coach shut the door behind him and stared at his basketball team seated in the conference room. He stared at Dana Jones, the team's 6-foot-6 do-everything center. He stared at Harry Marks, the 6-3 shooting forward. The rest of the team--point guard Robert Hill, off-guard Tommy Byrdsong, forward Eric Jackson--also fell under his baleful glare. "Coach," the team pleaded on this Monday early in February, "we aren't going to have any time to practice."
May 14, 1997 |
In 28 years as a police officer, Lt. Ray Griffith had never heard a confession as chilling as Andrew Urdiales'. Not only did he describe how he killed eight women, Urdiales offered a level of detail that left Griffith and a roomful of colleagues incredulous as they listened to the taped confession he had made to Chicago police. "It gave me cold chills," said Griffith, who's investigated hundreds of murders for the Cathedral City Police Department near Palm Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1992 |
A staff member for Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) will be in Fillmore on Monday morning to meet with area residents, a spokesman said. Anyone within Gallegly's district needing help with federal agencies or wanting to offer views on federal issues is invited to meet with Gallegly aide Brian Miller between 9 a.m. and noon in the City Council chambers at 524 Sespe Ave.