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September 28, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
April 17, 2011 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
The Green Line has long been called "the rail line to nowhere" — a route that goes from Norwalk to Redondo Beach and to within about 2.5 miles of Los Angeles International Airport's passenger terminals, which can be reached by a roughly 15-minute shuttle ride. Now, 16 years after the Green Line opened, there is a push to expand rail service in the area. But to the dismay of some, getting the rail line into the airport still remains an uphill battle. At least 20 airports across the nation have rail access, according to the American Public Transportation Assn., including those in Chicago and New York.
November 21, 1996 | From Associated Press
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.
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.
November 27, 2011 | By Gale Holland and Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
For a clue to why California is losing its allure as a place to settle down, just ask Jennifer McCluer, who moved out of California in 2007 after she obtained her license in skin care. Unable to afford Orange County's sky-high rents, she opted for Portland, Ore. "A big motivator was that I lived with roommate after roommate after roommate," said McCluer, 30. "Friends said you could probably live on your own up here. The rent was a huge deal for me. " McCluer would like to move back, but it's still too expensive.
June 16, 2009 | Jim Puzzanghera
The Obama administration this week will propose the most significant new regulation of the financial industry since the Great Depression, including a new watchdog agency to look out for consumers' interests. Under the plan, expected to be released Wednesday, the government would have new powers to seize key companies -- such as insurance giant American International Group Inc. -- whose failure jeopardizes the financial system.
February 15, 2007 | Borzou Daragahi and Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writers
Among the myriad military and intelligence agencies that make up Iran's security forces, none has the skill and reach of the Quds Force, an elite unit nominally within the command structure of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
October 2, 2012 | Michael Hiltzik
Who's the most influential billionaire business figure in national politics? If you answered one of the Koch brothers (Charles or David) or George Soros, you're wearing your partisan blinders. The former are known for their devotion to conservative causes, the latter to liberal. In either case, you're wrong. The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson. The son of Greek immigrants, Peterson, 86, served as Commerce secretary under President Nixon, then became chairman and chief executive of Lehman Bros.
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