September 9, 1999 |
Former GOP Sen. John Danforth has agreed to head what promises to be a contentious reexamination of the 1993 Branch Davidian disaster to determine why FBI agents falsely denied for six years that they used flammable munitions during the final hours of the standoff, Justice Department officials said Wednesday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno is expected to formally announce the appointment this morning, even as criticism of her handling of the matter continues to grow on Capitol Hill.
August 20, 2002 |
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.
November 13, 1994 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 |
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot. " "Spot," however, was anything but a dog - think lion, tiger, bull, penguin, anteater, iguana, even a whale. And Worthington, the Oklahoma transplant who rode and wrestled with the exotic creatures in one of TV's wackiest and longest-running ad campaigns, kept the gag going for decades, building a cult following along with one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi.
January 28, 2013 |
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of which helps librarians bring excellent books to the attention of young readers and their parents. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children was awarded to "This Is Not My Hat," written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.
September 9, 1989 |
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
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.
July 22, 1991 |
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.
June 28, 1986 |
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.