January 31, 1986 |
--"Wow!" It was a shock, really," Douglas Ebding said, adding that he was present during the births of the triplets--all girls. "It was neat." "Oh, it really hasn't hit me yet," Susan Ebding, 19, said, and no fertility drugs were used. She gave birth to twins in March and now, triplets. She recalled how once she and her husband, 20, were so concerned that they might not be able to have children. "We thought we wouldn't have any, and then, all of a sudden, two, then three," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1986
The hour of darkness approaches. The Red Tide is running in Latin America. The Soviets have established a beachhead in Managua and their plans for aggression are self-evident to anyone who would care to peruse some satellite photos. Nicaragua is attempting a full mobilization of its population as it progressively wipes out freedom and attempts to build an atheistic state based upon the blasphemies of Karl Marx. What stands between their plans for regional hegemony and its actual fruition?
September 14, 2010 |
It was 7 a.m. a week before the Democratic primary here, and Joyce Johnson already had spent two hours in her chartreuse Volkswagen bug delivering "Joyce Johnson for Congress" leaflets to campaign workers. A passerby peeked in the window and inquired, "Do you know where I can find Joyce Johnson?" "I am Joyce Johnson," she said. Joyce Johnson is not exactly a household name in the 15th Congressional District in northern Manhattan, yet the 62-year-old community activist, who has never won an election, has the unlikely endorsement of the powerful New York Times — and at least a shot at taking down a hero of Harlem and one of the great lions of Congress, Rep. Charles B. Rangel.
March 3, 1986 |
An Ohio man once wrote California Rep. Bill Lowery (R-San Diego) for information that he figured any Southern California congressman would have readily at hand: what to look for in buying a surfboard. A writer trying to prove the advantages of a meatless diet asked the aid of the oldest congressman--Rep. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.)--in locating a 100-year-old vegetarian. And Democratic Rep. Michael D.
March 28, 1985 |
Mel Levine, the Democratic congressman long associated with West Los Angeles liberal politics, ventured into the South Bay one evening last week for a town hall meeting with the more conservative constituents he picked up in the last two reapportionments.
April 30, 2013 |
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Stephen Lynch was in a hurry on Friday morning, first to a pair of diners along Broadway, then down the street to a firehouse. By day's end, he'd hit 18 stops in six cities and towns in the Boston area, as he worked to do “14 days worth of work in four days,” as a volunteer put it. Lynch, a Boston-area congressman, is by all accounts the underdog in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John F. Kerry. Fellow congressman Ed Markey has most of the establishment Democratic support, including a late endorsement from Caroline Kennedy.
March 7, 2012 |
Perhaps no other member of Congress has been willing to try to stop a war, impeach a vice president, admit seeing a UFO and run for president twice. But Democratic Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio has been the political left's patron saint of lost causes. Now he faces perhaps his toughest crusade: finding his next job. Kucinich, 65, lost a nasty primary Tuesday that pitted him against a onetime ally, Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Redistricting by the state Legislature all but eliminated Kucinich's home turf.
July 27, 1986 |
Howard W. Pollock, big game hunter, former Alaska congressman and past president of the National Rifle Assn., takes his orders these days from a guerrilla leader deep in the African bush. As executive director of the Free Angola office, Pollock says his duties are to educate the public to the dangers of communism in Angola, where Jonas Savimbi's rebels are fighting the Soviet-backed government. He is a lobbyist for a revolution.