December 8, 2000 |
I was driven to find Gwendolyn Brooks' 1953 novel "Maud Martha" because it was said to be the first piece of literature in which a dark-skinned black woman was allowed a rich interior life. I was working at the time on my University of Detroit dissertation and searching for black women fiction writers for my first collection of stories, "Black-Eyed Susans."
May 27, 1991 |
Vice President Dan Quayle has discussed the possibility that the aged plumbing system at the vice presidential mansion might be linked to Graves' disease, the thyroid ailment suffered by President and Barbara Bush, a published report said. David Beckwith, press aide to Quayle, told the New York Times that Quayle and his wife wondered if the plumbing at the mansion might be involved. The Bushes lived at the vice president's quarters for eight years before moving to the White House.
December 24, 2010 |
In the West Wing it had become a pretty common sight: two national security aides with close ties to the president, Thomas Donilon and Denis McDonough, hurrying into the Oval Office to show him the latest piece of hot intelligence. Some administration officials who watched the scene unfold worried that James L. Jones, the national security advisor at the time, was being left out of the loop and that Obama was being given raw reports before their meaning and import were clear. A strong national security advisor might weed out what the president doesn't need to see. Yet Obama never quite clicked with Jones ?
June 9, 1988 |
Supervisor District 1 Marsha Turoci 34,488 John Joyner, inc. 21,385 District 3 Barbara C. Riordan, inc. 21,628 Theresa Kwappenberg 18,624 Bob Isaac 5,860 Judicial Races Superior Court, Office 3 Duane M. Lloyd, inc. 119,986 Alan E. Spears 65,567 Morongo Basin Municipal Bert L. Swift 5,145 Richard V. Crouter, inc. 4,944 Crest Forest Justice Court Michael M. Dest 2,470 David Press, inc. 2,310 Jeffrey L. Kastner 340 Larry F. Roberts 259 Trona Justice Court Robert K.
November 23, 1988 |
When Robert H. Furey Jr. ran for Los Angeles municipal judge two years ago, the voters lacked an important piece of information about him. Furey, a Catalina Justice Court judge, had been under investigation by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for 22 months for misconduct, including the repeated jailing of a woman who had filed a complaint about him. Furey lost the election, and eight days later the commission recommended to the state Supreme Court that he be removed from the bench.
July 18, 1989 |
The Bush Administration plans to cut aid to the Contras, which could force the closing of the Nicaraguan rebels' office in Miami, Contra and U.S. officials said today. "We were notified last Friday that there will be personnel changes and a reorientation of resources," Contra spokesman Jorge Rosales said in a telephone interview from Miami. "We don't have all the details but it could mean the closing of the office." The exact amount of the cuts was not immediately known.