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September 21, 1995
Wow! The Los Angeles City Council declared the city racism-free (Sept. 13). Now that we have that problem solved, the County Board of Supervisors should declare the county debt-free and we can get on into the 21st Century. BRYAN W. STEVENS Rolling Hills Estates
April 27, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA guard Jordan Adams reversed himself and has declared for the NBA draft, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak on the matter. The turn of events means the Bruins have lost their two best players to the NBA. Point guard Kyle Anderson had already declared for the draft. Adams' decision, first reported on Yahoo Sports, deprives the Bruins of their leading scorer and one of the team's top defensive players. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Atlanta averaged 17.4 points a game and finished with 95 steals last season.
April 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Tuesday declared a federal disaster in six counties in West Texas, where thunderstorms and flooding destroyed property in late March. Bush's declaration frees federal funds for such assistance as temporary housing and grants and low-interest loans for individuals and businesses.
April 27, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell and Tom Kington
Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter's Square and elsewhere to witness the double canonization. It was the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church that two ex-popes were canonized in the same event. Although the focus was on the late pontiffs, the elaborate ceremony and the global attention it generated seemed likely to provide another boost for the soaring reputation of Francis.
November 26, 1988
It was very disappointing to read your editorial "Razzle-Dazzle in Algiers" (Nov. 16), and find out that you had nothing positive to say about the Palestinian declaration of statehood. While The Times editorial criticized the Palestine National Congress for not defining the boundaries of its declared state, it conveniently failed to mention that when the state of Israel was declared, its boundaries were not defined either. Furthermore, the editorial dwells on too many worn out arguments that do not serve the cause of peace.
January 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Ten million people risk going hungry in Kenya after harvests failed because of drought, the government said. The government declared a national emergency and will lift the import duty on maize until the next major harvest, which will not be for a year in many areas. The emergency declaration allows the government to divert money from development projects to food aid and to use disaster funds that are held in reserve, said government spokesman Alfred Mutua. Kenya's finances are under strain because of the cost of sheltering and re-integrating 600,000 people displaced by violence after the disputed December 2007 elections.
June 4, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Sosuke Uno declared Saturday that "my Cabinet is not an interim Cabinet" and said he will seek reelection when his term of only five months as ruling party president expires. By tradition, the party presidency is a requirement for holding the post of prime minister. "I am not an offshoot of (the faction of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro) Nakasone," declared the former Nakasone lieutenant. Nor, he added, does he intend to serve as a "bridge" between the government of former Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, who virtually single-handedly picked him, and any future administration of Shintaro Abe, a factional leader close to Takeshita, as Japanese analysts have predicted.
May 10, 1989
Former wrestler-turned-actor Tiger Joe Marsh, who once was declared "heavyweight champion of the world," died Tuesday of heart failure in Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital. He was 78. Marsh, who was born Joseph Samuel Marusich in Chicago in 1911, won the supposed world championship in 1937. Times columnist Jim Murray, writing about Marsh in 1965, said the title "made him one of a select party of 20 or so at the time." In fact, Murray said, Marsh won because a referee in Lawrence, Mass.
December 5, 1988
Since the Soviet Union has recognized a nonexistent, landless state (Palestine) that declared its "independent existence" (Part I, Nov. 19), shouldn't the U.S. and others recognize the existent, landed state (Estonia) that declared its "sovereignty" (Part I, Nov. 17) too? SID TURKISH Beverly Hills
June 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Monday declared the states of Ohio and Alaska eligible for disaster aid because of flooding caused by heavy rains last month.
April 23, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio stopped by "The View" on Monday and told departing host Barbara Walters that he was declaring May 16 "Barbara Walters Day. " May 16 is Walters' final day on "The View" and her last day as TV personality. The 84-year-old broadcaster is planning to retire when her time on the show she co-created ends. The mayor called Walters a "living legend" for over 50 years. Walters, ever the master of the subtle dig, told De Blasio, "It's very kind. Mayor Bloomberg never did this for me. " PHOTOS: Talk show hosts who didn't make the cut De Blasio replied, "Times are changing.
April 23, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
In a symbolic move meant to spotlight the steep rents and shabby conditions facing renters across the city, housing activists and a city councilman declared Wednesday to be "Renters' Day" in Los Angeles. "We are at a moment of crisis," said Councilman Gil Cedillo, who is asking the council to approve a resolution marking the day. "We are in jeopardy of losing an incredible amount, an extraordinary amount, of housing stock for the poor. But not just for the poor, for the entirety of the city.
April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message. In the Lawrence case, the court declared that state laws banning consensual same-sex relations were unconstitutional. Yet somehow, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana under the state's remaining anti-sodomy laws.
April 22, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kentucky forward Julius Randle has declared for the NBA draft. "I've been blessed and fortunate to be put in a position to have to have decisions. A big decision for me is whether to declare for the NBA draft or not," Randle said in a press conference on Tuesday. "Talking with my family, a lot of prayer, I'm deciding to declare for the NBA draft. " Randle, 19, is a physical power forward who helped the Wildcats advance to the NCAA finals, where they ultimately fell to the Connecticut Huskies.
April 21, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
BOSTON - This Boston Marathon, a year after the bombs went off at the finish line, was one that nobody wanted to miss. Elise Conner, 58, who was near the end of the course when the explosions rocked Boylston Street, struggled through an injury to make this year's race. “If I had to crawl,” she said. “No matter what. I'm coming.” I understood perfectly. I got hurt in October - torn knee cartilage - and really shouldn't have come back to Boston. (My doctor said it was a “terrible idea.”)
April 17, 2014 | Chris Foster
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford may need to hang a "Guards wanted. Inquire within" sign on Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins have holes in the backcourt now that Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine officially have declared for the NBA draft. And the size of the void could double because guards Jordan Adams and Norman Powell also have filed paperwork to determine their NBA draft status. Neither Adams nor Powell is expected to leave, but they have not said they would return. It leaves "Jeopardy"-style answers and questions: He might be left to run the offense even though he is not a true point guard.
January 25, 1991
After watching the early reports of the Iraq invasion, I was disappointed that, after two hours, none of the networks had declared a winner. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an election-year pitch that he must make to lawmakers without the benefit of a Democratic supermajority. Brown's proposal is aimed at cushioning the state against recessions and calming its turbulent fiscal waters. It would require Sacramento to capture spikes in revenue and either save the money to prevent budget cuts during a downturn or pay off debt and cover long-term liabilities such as public pensions.
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