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October 19, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Croatia will rise up in arms to defend its sovereignty if federal authorities order the army to quell ethnic unrest in the newly democratic republic, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman vowed Thursday. Hours later, according to wire service reports, the Croatian government announced that the republic was mobilizing its militia reserves. But it called it a "routine check" of the reserve units.
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February 11, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - With the state Legislature rocked by multiple scandals, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to examine the state's decades-old ethics and campaign laws. The Senate Ethics Working Group was formed by Senate President Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). "I asked a few colleagues to get together informally and examine legislative and campaign finance rules in other states, with an intent to discuss and prepare a package of reforms that strengthen California's laws," Steinberg said Tuesday.
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August 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
An explosion rocked downtown Pristina on Saturday, damaging a Communist-era monument to ethnic harmony and reflecting anew the hatreds bedeviling international efforts to establish normality in postwar Kosovo. Nobody was hurt in the predawn explosion, said members of the NATO-led peacekeeping force, but the power of the blast rattled windows in the provincial capital.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2002 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The self-policing stock market groups that settle investor disputes with brokers have quit providing such arbitration panels in California, saying state ethical standards for arbitrators that took effect July 1 are too burdensome. The New York Stock Exchange and the National Assn. of Securities Dealers say they already require arbitrators to disclose any professional, personal or business conflicts of interest.
NEWS
December 22, 1992 | Associated Press
A social ethics organization says 2,000 people a year die awaiting organ transplants and proposes that everyone's organs should be made available at death, by law, unless the person or a relative objects in advance. People should come to see organ donation "as a social duty, as an act on behalf of our fellows and the community . . . that is to be routinely expected" and that would reduce "the wastage of a precious human resource," said the Communitarian Network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
State Sens. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) and Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) and Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Los Angeles) are among 12 state lawmakers praised by a citizens watchdog group for refusing to accept speaking fees from special-interest groups. California Common Cause, an inveterate critic of such honorariums, will present Davis, Friedman and Assemblywoman Lucy Killea (D-San Diego) with the first "The Free (No Honoraria) Speech Award" in ceremonies at the lawmakers' district offices today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission renewed its call Friday for new rules requiring disclosure of lobbying and fund-raising efforts by those involved in the drive to break up Los Angeles. The commission recommended in December that those circulating petitions for San Fernando Valley cityhood be required to disclose who contributes to their cause, as well as the lobbyists they hire.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of software publishers, concerned that their industry is losing face with customers and investors alike, has launched a new self-policing organization. Unveiled Wednesday in Boston, the Software Business Practices Council said its goal is to promote more ethical practices and higher business standards within this relatively new industry. "When software publishers make exaggerated claims, users are disappointed and investors are disappointed," said Jeffrey P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles is profoundly dysfunctional but secession is not the way to fix its problems, a panel of the region's top religious officials said Monday. The Council of Religious Leaders of Greater Los Angeles concluded that secession proponents have failed to show how breaking up the city would help the poor, improve public safety or protect the rights of residents, all characteristics of a ''good'' or ethical city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As city commissioners recently debated whether to award the lucrative Greek Theatre contract to House of Blues Concerts Inc., one of the firm's top lobbyists, Steve Afriat, listened in via speaker from the comfortable office of City Councilwoman Laura Chick, the firm's chief council backer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2002 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles is profoundly dysfunctional but secession is not the way to fix its problems, a panel of the region's top religious officials said Monday. The Council of Religious Leaders of Greater Los Angeles concluded that secession proponents have failed to show how breaking up the city would help the poor, improve public safety or protect the rights of residents, all characteristics of a ''good'' or ethical city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission renewed its call Friday for new rules requiring disclosure of lobbying and fund-raising efforts by those involved in the drive to break up Los Angeles. The commission recommended in December that those circulating petitions for San Fernando Valley cityhood be required to disclose who contributes to their cause, as well as the lobbyists they hire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As city commissioners recently debated whether to award the lucrative Greek Theatre contract to House of Blues Concerts Inc., one of the firm's top lobbyists, Steve Afriat, listened in via speaker from the comfortable office of City Councilwoman Laura Chick, the firm's chief council backer.
NEWS
August 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
An explosion rocked downtown Pristina on Saturday, damaging a Communist-era monument to ethnic harmony and reflecting anew the hatreds bedeviling international efforts to establish normality in postwar Kosovo. Nobody was hurt in the predawn explosion, said members of the NATO-led peacekeeping force, but the power of the blast rattled windows in the provincial capital.
NEWS
December 22, 1992 | Associated Press
A social ethics organization says 2,000 people a year die awaiting organ transplants and proposes that everyone's organs should be made available at death, by law, unless the person or a relative objects in advance. People should come to see organ donation "as a social duty, as an act on behalf of our fellows and the community . . . that is to be routinely expected" and that would reduce "the wastage of a precious human resource," said the Communitarian Network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A national zoo organization has found the Zoological Society of San Diego guilty of misconduct in the way it publicly handled the controversial sale of surplus San Diego Zoo animals to a Texas hunting ranch, it was disclosed Monday. The American Assn. of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, with 160 institutional members, found that the San Diego Zoo "did not meet the goals and concepts" of the group, AAZPA Executive Director Sydney J. Butler said.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2002 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The self-policing stock market groups that settle investor disputes with brokers have quit providing such arbitration panels in California, saying state ethical standards for arbitrators that took effect July 1 are too burdensome. The New York Stock Exchange and the National Assn. of Securities Dealers say they already require arbitrators to disclose any professional, personal or business conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A national zoo organization has found the Zoological Society of San Diego guilty of misconduct in the way it publicly handled the controversial sale of surplus San Diego Zoo animals to a Texas hunting ranch, it was disclosed Monday. The American Assn. of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, with 160 institutional members, found that the San Diego Zoo "did not meet the goals and concepts" of the group, AAZPA Executive Director Sydney J. Butler said.
NEWS
October 19, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Croatia will rise up in arms to defend its sovereignty if federal authorities order the army to quell ethnic unrest in the newly democratic republic, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman vowed Thursday. Hours later, according to wire service reports, the Croatian government announced that the republic was mobilizing its militia reserves. But it called it a "routine check" of the reserve units.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1990 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of software publishers, concerned that their industry is losing face with customers and investors alike, has launched a new self-policing organization. Unveiled Wednesday in Boston, the Software Business Practices Council said its goal is to promote more ethical practices and higher business standards within this relatively new industry. "When software publishers make exaggerated claims, users are disappointed and investors are disappointed," said Jeffrey P.
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