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February 2, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), who sponsored Clarence Thomas for the U.S. Supreme Court, announced Monday that he will not seek a fourth term next year. He said he wants to return to practicing law and to fulfill a commitment to the Episcopal Church. He is an ordained minister. "Public service, however enjoyable, is only a part of life," he said at an airport news conference attended by his wife and two of his three daughters.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Miseducation of Cameron Post A novel Emily M. Danforth Balzer & Bray: 480 pp.: $17.99, for readers age 14 and up There's something about the open spaces of the Great Plains that make the exploration of nascent homosexuality even more alienating and risky than the same experience in a big city or suburb. At least that's the story detailed in Emily Danforth's young adult debut, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," a book that reads like a literary response to the Katy Perry hit "I Kissed a Girl" if it took place under a big Montana sky. Cameron Post is just 12 when she kisses her best girl friend on a dare - ostensibly as practice for future liaisons with boys.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1992
If the Murphy Brown writers do not name Murphy's baby Danforth and call him Baby Danny, they are not as bright as I think they are. BILL STEIN, Cambria
WORLD
September 9, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
John C. Danforth is not surprised that Sudan's government hasn't lived up to its promises to stop the massacres in its country. When he was the Bush administration envoy to Sudan, he got used to Khartoum trying to get by with offering only "half a loaf," he has said. But as the new U.S. ambassador to the U.N., he faces an even tougher adversary in trying to spur action in Sudan: the Security Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1991
The obscenity of the year has got to be the Republican Party's honoring of George Deukmejian for the two terms he served as governor. And to think that the taxpayer has to pick up the tab for Air Force II, in order for that military expert J. Danforth Quayle to attend! I predict that Pete Wilson, going about with his tin cup begging for money to pay for his inaugural ceremonies, will be the obscenity of 1991. JANE M. ROGERS Oceanside
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1987
If I were Judge Bork, I would immediately resign from the bench and get myself an agent. I'd hit the talk shows, the lecture circuit and make the best-seller list. I'd get some bookings overseas also. When you've been trashed by the Senate (a loose quote from Missouri GOP Sen. John Danforth's pro-Bork speech), branded as a dangerous zealot or worse, a monster, the best defense is a swinging, stinging offense. Take off the gloves, Judge Bork! Don't let America trash you too!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1989
The truth about "affirmative action" is that we've always had it. It's not a new-fangled liberal idea to help minorities, as many claim. The "old boy network"--nepotism, cronyism, member-of-the-club and alumni-ism to help favored sons--was the most successful affirmative action program ever devised. The only difference is the recipients of this affirmative action were wealthy white males . . . and still are! Do you think J. Danforth Quayle got ahead on "merit"? The question is not whether we will love "affirmative action," but who it will benefit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1989
The well-kept secret of the Bush bombshell dropped at the very first session of the historic summit--that the 20th summer Olympics be held in Berlin--had little connection to the weighty work at hand (Part A, Dec. 3). It was no great appetizer for the momentous menu of world alignment lying ahead. It demonstrated Bush's unawareness of the sensitivity, both East and West Europe have to the German problem. He likes throwing a wild card in the deck, as in Danforth (Quayle). Did Bush try to preempt the usual Gorbachev by a bold announcement of worldwide significance?
NEWS
May 28, 2000 | From Reuters
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush is seriously considering picking former Sen. John Danforth of Missouri to be his running mate, Time magazine reported in its latest edition. Dick Cheney, who heads Bush's vice presidential search team, sent feelers to Danforth last week and got positive responses, the magazine said in its issue out Monday. Danforth himself declined to discuss his possible selection with Time, the magazine said.
NEWS
August 3, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton submitted to a brief interview Wednesday with former Sen. John C. Danforth, the special counsel looking into the government's 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, the White House said. In a three-sentence statement, the White House said Clinton voluntarily agreed to be interviewed and the two spoke in the morning by telephone for 15 minutes. "Consistent with past practice, no further statement about the interview will be made," it said.
WORLD
September 3, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador John C. Danforth on Thursday accused the Sudanese government of direct attacks on its own people just a week ago and urged a divided Security Council not to ease the pressure on the regime to stop the violence in the Darfur region. Danforth challenged a U.N. envoy's report that the Sudanese government had not been involved in attacks in Darfur in the last month, calling that information "flat-out wrong."
NATIONAL
June 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate confirmed John C. Danforth, a former senator from Missouri who has served as the Bush administration's peace envoy to war-torn Sudan, as ambassador to the United Nations. President Bush earlier this month tapped Danforth, 68, a Republican, to replace John Negroponte, who is moving from the U.N. to Iraq to run what will be the largest U.S. embassy.
WORLD
June 5, 2004 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Friday nominated John C. Danforth, a former senator from Missouri who is respected by Republicans and Democrats, to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed by the Senate, Danforth, 67, will replace John D. Negroponte, recently confirmed as the first U.S. ambassador to postwar Iraq. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) welcomed the announcement.
WORLD
August 20, 2002 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush's special envoy to Sudan expressed optimism Monday that an agreement could be reached to end a nearly 20-year-old civil war in the African country that has killed an estimated 2 million people and caused millions more to flee their homes. After he met with leaders of the Sudanese government and the main rebel group who are negotiating here, former Sen. John C. Danforth predicted that a written peace deal would be reached by year's end.
NEWS
November 15, 2001 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his first trip to Sudan as President Bush's special envoy, former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth said Wednesday that he will know by January whether the United States can play a role in helping to put an end to Africa's longest-running civil war. After meeting with the country's top leaders, Danforth said the United States had no comprehensive peace plan to offer the Sudanese, whose conflict has claimed more than 2 million lives in the last 18 years.
NEWS
September 7, 2001 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush launched a U.S. initiative Thursday to end Sudan's long and brutal civil war, saying he wants to "spare that land from more years of sorrow" but acknowledging the daunting challenge ahead. In an announcement at the White House Rose Garden, the president named former Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) as special envoy to lead the diplomatic effort.
NEWS
September 25, 1991 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebuffed again by the Administration in his efforts to broker a compromise on a civil rights bill, Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) said Tuesday he and his GOP allies will now work on a strategy to override the expected veto by President Bush. Democratic leaders, also despairing of a compromise, have joined the effort by scheduling a Senate vote on the bill next week, hoping to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to make it veto-proof.
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | EDWIN CHEN and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas has "categorically denied" allegations by a University of Oklahoma law professor that he sexually harassed her during the two years she worked for him in Washington, the nominee's chief Senate supporter said Sunday. Calling the charges "an eleventh-hour attack more typical of a political campaign," Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.
NEWS
September 5, 2001 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to end one of the world's longest wars, the United States will launch a major diplomatic initiative this week to mediate between Sudan's Muslim government in the north and Christian and animist militias fighting for autonomy in the south, according to U.S. officials. The White House is expected to announce the appointment of former Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), possibly as early as Thursday, as special envoy to lead the peace effort, the officials said.
NEWS
August 3, 2000 | From Reuters
President Clinton submitted to a brief interview Wednesday with former Sen. John C. Danforth, the special counsel looking into the government's 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, the White House said. In a three-sentence statement, the White House said Clinton voluntarily agreed to be interviewed and the two spoke in the morning by telephone for 15 minutes. "Consistent with past practice, no further statement about the interview will be made," it said.
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