February 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama - as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles. The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.
January 13, 1988
The "alarming" results of anonymous testing for the AIDS-related virus indicate New York state could see 1,000 infected infants born this year, state health officials said. The findings have prompted a special appeal from state Health Commissioner Dr. David Axelrod to doctors to begin special counseling for women of childbearing age.
November 18, 1985 |
Mayor Edward Koch today contradicted the state health commissioner and ruled out using city inspectors as "sex cops" to investigate sexual activities in hotel rooms in an effort to stop the spread of AIDS. In Tokyo, where he is vacationing, the mayor rejected a call by state Health Commissioner David Axelrod to extend the city's crackdown on high-risk sexual practices.
November 2, 2008 |
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's fitness advice for Barack Obama -- squats for his "skinny legs" and biceps curls "to beef up those scrawny little arms" -- got the Democratic nominee's chief strategist wondering: How are the California governor's basketball skills? Schwarzenegger might not know it, strategist David Axelrod said, but "Sen. Obama's pretty fit."
November 13, 2010
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET The Chris Matthews Show Potential GOP presidential candidates for 2012. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Diane Keaton. (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Bob Newhart; male menopause; apples. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Midterm results; lame-duck Congress: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas); Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.
January 11, 1998 |
Four children whose fabulously wealthy father allegedly picked their teenage mothers up in Pacific Rim honky-tonks will inherit as much as 60% of his estate--valued at $400 million to $600 million--under an agreement recently approved by a Saipan court. A key part of the bitter international legal brawl over the fortune of Larry Lee Hillblom, founder of the DHL Corp. courier service, ended quietly in a Seattle laboratory, where genetic testing revealed that the children had the same father.