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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.
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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.
BOOKS
November 13, 1994 | Nina Totenberg, Nina Totenberg is the legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio and for ABC's Nightline
Every generation has its great personal controversy, a name or two that evoke passion and fury everywhere from the dinner table to the editorial pages. Our parents had Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers. Their parents had Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Our generation has Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. But while propagandists of the left and right have written much about these two protagonists of our time, there has been almost no hard investigative work done by those with no ax to grind.
OPINION
July 19, 1992 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition."
George Bush is no threat to Mount Rushmore; he proved it again at the Munich Summit. Boris Yeltsin, desperate to stabi lize his country's deteriorating posi tion, made a bombshell announcement in Munich. Russia, he said, was willing to consider sales of oil fields, factories or land to pay some of its $70 billion in foreign debt. Bush mumbled something sympathetic; Thomas Jefferson would have gotten into gear. In 1803, Jefferson heard that Napoleon was in financial and political trouble. Result?
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | From Reuters
Elizabeth Danforth, 27, niece of Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), pleaded guilty to cocaine possession Friday and was sentenced to three years of probation, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1992
I got it! He's Mr. Potato Head! J. Danforth Quayle: (Pro)life of the Republican Party! BEVERLY SIMONS-MORSE Manhattan Beach
BUSINESS
August 9, 1987
Westinghouse Electric Corp. said its board of directors plans to elect John C. Marous Jr. chairman and chief executive effective Jan. 1. Marous, 62, a career Westinghouse executive and president of its industries and international group, will succeed Douglas D. Danforth, 65, who has held the post since 1983 and is scheduled to retire Dec. 31. Danforth said the board also intends to elect Paul E. Lego, 57, to the posts of president, chief operating officer and director effective Jan. 1.
NEWS
July 22, 1991 | Reuters
Clarence Thomas, President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court, may have violated judicial ethics in a 1990 ruling involving his political mentor, Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), a court watchdog group charged Sunday. Thomas, a federal appeals court judge, wrote an opinion throwing out a $10.4-million fine against Ralston-Purina Co., the St. Louis-based pet food concern founded by Danforth's grandfather, said Supreme Court Watch, a nonprofit group headquartered in New York.
NEWS
June 28, 1986 | From Reuters
Washington University here is to receive $100 million from the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis, the foundation announced Friday. "It is at least twice as big as anything we have received before," Washington University Vice Chancellor James Davis said. "A stipulation of the grant is that the principal be invested," foundation President Gene Schwilck said. According to university officials, the investment could earn up to $5 million a year.
NEWS
November 16, 1997 | Reuters
A gift of $100 million was pledged to Washington University by the Danforth Foundation, a charitable organization headed by former Sen. John C. Danforth, the university said Saturday. The gift is to be delivered over the next five years, said university spokesman Fredric Volkmann. The money will be used to fund biology, biomedical sciences and social sciences programs, the university said.
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