CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992 |
RefuseNews, a monthly magazine for anyone interested in garbage, is talking trash, according to the city of Santa Clarita. The publication has accused the city of using Hitlerian tactics to enlist schoolchildren in its fight against a huge public trash dump proposed for nearby Elsmere Canyon.
July 14, 1992 |
What do those who are not yet old enough to vote make of presidential campaigns and elections? One youngster thinks the job of political convention delegates is to "resent" their states. Another child says people who are expected to help the President once he's elected sometimes are locked up in his Cabinet. These young political pundits are quoted in "The World According to Kids!"--a compilation of 32 years of children's wit by retired teacher Harold Dunn of Ballwin, Mo.
May 28, 1992 |
Although none of the students in Donna Showenkopf's fourth-grade class can vote, they are shrewd students of presidential politics. Listen to the question that 9-year-old Maurice McRae lobbed Wednesday at Democratic presidential hopeful Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr. during a campaign stop at 61st Street Elementary School in South-Central Los Angeles. "What are you going to do to get more delegates?" Maurice asked. An obviously flustered Brown asked his young interrogator for advice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1988
I was one of the supervising teachers at the Republican political rally at Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 1. I am just now recovering from my feeling of malaise. When the principal of the school where I teach proposed that I take one of my classes, we both were under the impression that we would observe the office of the President of the United States in action. The helicopters would land, President Reagan would disembark, he would greet the audience gathered outside, and then he would move into the gymnasium to continue with the Republican rally.
July 10, 1994 |
In the white farmhouse where Allen Quist grew up doing chores with his three brothers, politics was not considered polite dinner conversation. But the world has changed for the worse since then, according to the man who wants to be Minnesota governor. So in the same southern Minnesota farmhouse he now shares with his wife and children, politics is the topic of the day, every day. Quist, an unabashed religious conservative, squashed incumbent Gov.
October 31, 1988 |
In a deadly attack with possibly decisive political repercussions, an Israeli mother and her three children burned to death Sunday when Arab youths hurled five gasoline bombs at a passenger bus near the West Bank town of Jericho and flames engulfed the vehicle, military officials said. At least five other passengers were injured and taken by helicopter and ambulance to hospitals in Jerusalem, about 20 miles away. One was reported in serious condition.