September 28, 1999 |
About 1,600 real estate professionals are expected to attend the fifth annual George Smith Partners Real Estate Luncheon to benefit the A-T Medical Research Foundation. The nonprofit foundation helps finance genetic research to find a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia, a degenerative and disabling neurological disorder. Smith's daughter, Rebecca, has been diagnosed with the disease. The luncheon will be held Nov. 3 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
April 22, 1993
Henry Brandon, 77, a noted authority on foreign affairs and for 34 years the Washington correspondent for the British newspaper the Sunday Times. Brandon, who joined the newspaper in 1939, covered World War II from North Africa and Western Europe, then reported on foreign relations from Paris and New York, and from 1949 to 1983 from Washington. After his retirement, Brandon served as guest scholar in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington.
December 23, 1990
In "Where Is Mr. Smith?" I was quoted as saying, "It would be a marvelous thing if our political parties gave an awful lot of thought to bringing along these quite interesting, quite unexpected kinds of candidates." It would be inaccurate to infer that this is an endorsement of the people mentioned in the article. Brownstein called to ask for my wish list. I nominated Saul Bellow and John Updike. My quote is an endorsement of my candidates. STEPHEN HESS THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION Washington, D.C.
February 20, 2014 |
In February 2001, a bipartisan federal commission on which we served warned that terrorists would acquire weapons of mass destruction and mass disruption. "Attacks against American citizens on American soil, possibly causing heavy casualties, are likely over the next quarter-century," the Hart-Rudman Commission said. "In the face of this threat, our nation has no coherent or integrated governmental structures. " We added: "Congress should rationalize its current committee structure so that it best serves U.S. national security objectives.
November 21, 1996 |
Newly released audiotapes reveal that former President Richard Nixon ordered his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to break into the Brookings Institution, presumably to remove documents regarding the Vietnam War, the San Francisco Examiner reports in today's editions. The Examiner story, from its Washington bureau, was released to the Associated Press in advance of publication.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2000
Propelled by a booming local economy, Orange County is leading the way in California's campaign to remove aid recipients from the welfare rolls, according to a study to be released today by a Washington think tank. The Brookings Institution report found that Orange County reduced its welfare rolls by 42% since 1994, recording the biggest drop in Southern California and the second-largest statewide behind Santa Clara County in the Silicon Valley.
June 9, 2011 |
As drug cartels wreak murderous havoc from Mexico to Panama, the Obama administration is unable to show that the billions of dollars spent in the war on drugs have significantly stemmed the flow of illegal narcotics into the United States, according to two government reports and outside experts. The reports specifically criticize the government's growing use of U.S. contractors, which were paid more than $3 billion to train local prosecutors and police, help eradicate fields of coca, operate surveillance equipment and otherwise battle the widening drug trade in Latin America over the last five years.