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June 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm told delegates of the National Organization for Women Sunday that 1988 is the year women have "their greatest opportunity yet" to exercise power in national politics. Voting trends indicate that women may outvote men by 10 million ballots in the November election, Chisholm told delegates during the final day of NOW's 21st annual conference, which opened Friday at the Buffalo Convention Center.
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October 14, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It cost Irv Pickler a $5 fine and a lot of ribbing, but it was worth it. There was his face, beaming up off a red, white and blue brochure, next to the orange juice and French toast at each place setting for the Greater Anaheim Kiwanis Club meeting. Just 10 hours earlier, Pickler had been handing out the same brochure at a senior citizens retirement home, after a candidates' night.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1986
Dan Young, a developer who was elected to the City Council in 1982, will serve as mayor until November, 1988, when voters are to determine for the first time who will hold the city's top elected position. Young was selected last week by a unanimous vote of his fellow council members, as was Councilwoman Patricia A. McGuigan, who will serve as vice mayor. McGuigan was elected in 1981 and reelected in 1984.
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June 27, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm told delegates of the National Organization for Women Sunday that 1988 is the year women have "their greatest opportunity yet" to exercise power in national politics. Voting trends indicate that women may outvote men by 10 million ballots in the November election, Chisholm told delegates during the final day of NOW's 21st annual conference, which opened Friday at the Buffalo Convention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It cost Irv Pickler a $5 fine and a lot of ribbing, but it was worth it. There was his face, beaming up off a red, white and blue brochure, next to the orange juice and French toast at each place setting for the Greater Anaheim Kiwanis Club meeting. Just 10 hours earlier, Pickler had been handing out the same brochure at a senior citizens retirement home, after a candidates' night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1992
Isn't it interesting how the use of scare tactics influenced the outcome of the last two presidential elections? In 1988 the Republicans won with the use of the Willie Horton scare and in 1992 the Democrats used the religious right as their bogyman. The only difference is that Willie Horton actually had committed murder and rape whereas the religious right only tended to bother the moral sensitivity of some people. ALVIN KIRTZ San Clemente
NEWS
May 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Lebanon's top Shia Muslim spiritual leader said today that negotiations for the release of foreign hostages have been "frozen" until after the 1988 U.S. and French elections. Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, spiritual guide of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah, was quoted in the conservative daily Ash-Shams as saying: "The kidnapers have an interest in this freezing until the American and French elections in 1988." He did not elaborate. The groups holding the hostages have been silent for 36 days.
NEWS
October 14, 1989
Kitty Dukakis, describing herself as an alcoholic and drug addict, Friday urged doctors at a World Congress of Psychiatry to avoid prescribing drugs that may cause addiction. "I urge you psychiatrists not to give in to our society's urge for a quick fix, not to rush to identify drugs as the first solution to your patient's problem," said Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis.
NEWS
October 13, 1989
Kitty Dukakis, describing herself as an alcoholic and drug addict, today urged doctors at a World Congress of Psychiatry to avoid prescribing drugs that may cause addiction. "I urge you psychiatrists not to give in to our society's urge for a quick fix, not to rush to identify drugs as the first solution to your patient's problem," Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, said.
NEWS
August 4, 1992
Sixto Duran is expected to sharply turn Ecuador's economic policy toward a more austere and free-market orientation after he takes office as President next Monday. In a speech following his election, Duran said: "The failures we have experienced under the present system are obvious for us to venture without reflection or studies toward radical changes." The 71-year-old conservative beat Jaime Nebot of the center-right Social Christian Party in a runoff on July 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1986
Dan Young, a developer who was elected to the City Council in 1982, will serve as mayor until November, 1988, when voters are to determine for the first time who will hold the city's top elected position. Young was selected last week by a unanimous vote of his fellow council members, as was Councilwoman Patricia A. McGuigan, who will serve as vice mayor. McGuigan was elected in 1981 and reelected in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1988
Because of the presidential and congressional elections, 1988 is considered the big year in politics. But this is decidedly an off-year when it comes to gubernatorial elections. Only 12 state executive offices are up in 1988 and of those, just three are in the West--in Washington, Utah and Montana. Democrats cling to a 26-24 lead in governorships nationally, and Republicans hope to grab a majority in 1988 for the first time since 1970.
NEWS
September 19, 1994
Significant dates in Haiti's recent history and current crisis: 1915--Haitian mob lynches unpopular president. U.S. Marines invade Haiti to restore order and enforce the country's financial obligations to American creditors. 1919--The Marines suppress a nationalist revolt. Thousands are killed, including its leader, Charlemagne Peralte, who becomes a national martyr. 1934--Marines pull out, leaving behind improved roads and a revamped military.
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