CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2000
Re "Congressmen Differ on Seizure of Elian," April 25. Rep. Elton Gallegly's (R-Simi Valley) condemnation of the mission to reunite little Elian Gonzales with his father is utterly ridiculous when you take into account Gallegly's own record. We remember well the news photos of Gallegly's participation in early-morning immigration service raids in Simi Valley a few years ago. Gallegly did not seem to mind those tactics when they were designed to evict sleeping Mexican families with young children from their homes.
February 19, 1998 |
Music isn't the only way Elton John fills a room in Los Angeles these days. His annual Oscar night party, which over the last five years has raised nearly $1.5 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, is also one of the year's hottest tickets. The invitation-only event (dinner guests pay $1,000 each) moves this year to Wolfgang Puck's Spago Beverly Hills after being held mostly at Maple Drive restaurant in Beverly Hills, where it originated in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998
Re Joseph M. Garcia's letter about Rep. Elton Gallegly not "getting it" with regard to how the country feels about the Republican attempt to impeach President Clinton. There is good reason for this. Rep. Gallegly either does not read his constituents' mail or he chooses to ignore it. On Sept. 22, I wrote Rep. Gallegly a letter stating that "I am tired of it [the current congressional activities on impeachment] and so is the vast majority of our citizenry. Someone of stature has to have the fortitude to stand up and just say that.
May 27, 2003 |
G-stings and feathers replaced the usual staid gray suits and power ties at Vienna City Hall as Elton John took the stage for the Austrian capital's annual Life Ball to benefit AIDS charities. John dedicated "For the Boy in the Red Shoes" to a friend who died of AIDS, but the mood was far from somber as the event rollicked into the early hours Sunday. Thousands of guests streamed in and out of the massive neo-Gothic building, clad in everything from tuxedoes to little more than body paint.
September 7, 1997
I like the cool and heft of it, dull metal on the palm, And the click, the hiss, the spark fuming into flame, Boldface of fire, the rage and sway of it, raw blue at the base And a slope of gold, a touch to the packed tobacco, the tip Turned red as a warning light, blown brighter by the breath, The pull and the pump of it, and the paper's white Smoothed now to ash as the smoke draws back, drawn down To the black crust of lungs, tar and poisons in the pink, And the blood sorting it out, veins
April 18, 1985 |
Elton Rule agrees with Irving Berlin's musical dictum "There's no business like show business." The problem is, as takeover fever hits the television industry, not to throw out the show when acquiring the business. Rule, former president of ABC Inc.--soon to be Capital Cities/ABC Inc.
February 17, 2006 |
Elton John accepted an undisclosed financial settlement Thursday of a libel lawsuit against the Sunday Times of London. His lawyer, Hanna Basha, said in court that the newspaper had repeated a false rumor last June that the rocker acted in a self-important, arrogant and rude manner by telling guests at a fundraising ball not to address him unless spoken to. Times Newspapers Ltd. said it had agreed to pay damages to John, who will donate the funds to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
February 22, 2006 |
Celine Dion and Elton John sang together for the first time at a Las Vegas benefit to raise money for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. workers affected by last year's hurricanes. The pair, who sang duets of "Sorry" and "Saturday Night" before a packed Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday night, also were joined by Jerry Seinfeld to raise $2.1 million for about 8,000 casino workers in the Gulf Coast region. The money came on top of $4.
March 4, 2004 |
Don't start shopping for a wedding gift for Elton John just yet. The singer said that, while he supports same-sex marriage, reports are untrue that he plans to wed his longtime partner, David Furnish. "David and I are in favor of gay marriage but have no plans to get married," John said in a statement Wednesday. From Associated Press