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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1991
The Times did a great disservice to all Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) non-administrative employees in the article "Pay Cuts Urged for All School Workers" (Oct. 25). The news item was supposed to be about a fact-finding report addressing the administrators' union, Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA), bargaining with the district. Yet it appeared that the panel recommendations for a pay cut applies to all LAUSD employees. Even if the report said that, this particular fact-finding panel applies to AALA alone and does not speak for any other union negotiations.
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WORLD
March 3, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to a German proposal for international observers to review the tense standoff in Ukraine's Crimea area, a Kremlin news service dispatch indicated Monday. The proposal for a “contact group” of mediating foreign diplomats and an observer delegation to assess Moscow's claims that ethnic Russians are threatened with violence under Ukraine's new leadership was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a late Sunday phone call to Putin, her spokesman told journalists in Berlin on Monday.
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SPORTS
January 21, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Russians are back. Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko won the short program at the European figure skating championships Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia, with a spectacular performance that proved he has the goods to repeat in Vancouver despite a three-year layoff. Plushenko scored 91.30 points, beating the world record he set at the Turin Games. Brian Joubert , the 2007 world champion, is about two points behind and fellow Frenchman Yannick Ponsero is third going into today's free skate.
WORLD
April 20, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
A new Egyptian government investigation into the nearly-three-week revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February paints a sinister portrait of a desperate police state relying on snipers, thugs and other forces that led to the deaths of at least 846 people. The lead judge on the fact-finding commission said Tuesday that Mubarak was at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of protesters at the hands of police officers and Interior Ministry agents.
WORLD
November 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A delegation of senior U.S. officials met with Myanmar's military rulers in the highest-level talks with the reclusive government in 14 years. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell led the U.S. delegation meeting the military government in its new capital, Naypyidaw, before traveling to Yangon for talks with detained Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly characterized the trip as "basically . . . a fact-finding mission."
BUSINESS
June 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
The head of the World Bank's China department said today he is reserving judgment on the bank's future relationship with Beijing. "It's too early to come to any conclusions. I'm just listening to what they tell me," Shahid Burki said in a telephone interview. The bank, which has more than 70 projects worth $8 billion in China, Monday delayed a $160.2-million urban development loan until Burki could assess conditions after the violent suppression of China's pro-democracy movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1994
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a failed political career, Dick Nixon reappears on the world stage. President Boris Yeltsin publicly snubbed Nixon for "protocol indiscretions" for meeting with opposition political leaders before meeting with him. Yeltsin was livid in his refusal to meet with Nixon. He abruptly canceled Nixon's briefings with lower government officials and removed the complimentary bodyguard and limousine service. Yeltsin's public reaction puzzled me, knowing the tremendous financial help needed from America, until I read an article in The Times, March 10. The last paragraph illuminates why I believe Yeltsin spoke of Nixon's misstep so angrily.
OPINION
February 28, 1993
In response to "San Francisco Probes Private Spy Network," Feb. 26: The Times' article contains several misstatements and mischaracterizations about the activities of the Anti-Defamation League. Your article alleges that ADL has acted as part of a nationwide "spy network" which has collected information on a wide variety of individuals within the United States. This is absolutely untrue. One of ADL's principal missions is to educate the public about the threat posed by extremist groups through its publication, "ADL on the Frontline," as well as various special investigative reports, books and other materials.
SPORTS
December 16, 1992 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A commission appointed to study the athletics program at Cal State Northridge earned the praise of school officials for its comprehensive approach during an exhaustive, two-day, fact-finding visit to the campus. Ronald Kopita, vice president of student affairs at Northridge, said Tuesday the six-member panel collected "reams of information from every constituent group one could ever try to pull together."
OPINION
June 5, 2008
Re "L.A. councilman to lead six-country trip," May 30 As The Times reports, the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation proposes to use fees generated from the Sunshine Canyon Landfill to fund a $250,000 overseas fact-finding mission led by Councilman Greig Smith this summer. The decision to use these municipal funds was made entirely by the Bureau of Sanitation, not Sunshine Canyon. Although operations at Sunshine Canyon generated the funds, the landfill's operators have no control over how that money is spent by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Jean Benson Wilkinson, who became one of the first Los Angeles public school teachers to be fired for refusing to cooperate with McCarthy-era investigators, died Dec. 28 in Berkeley. She was 96. FOR THE RECORD: Jean Wilkinson: In the Jan. 6 LATExtra section, the obituary of Jean Benson Wilkinson, a Los Angeles teacher who was fired during the Red Scare, cited a 1954 editorial by William Randolph Hearst. The year was correct but not the author; Hearst died in 1951. The editorial was unsigned and ran in the Los Angeles Herald Express, a Hearst newspaper.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
First came the bestselling book, then the sequel, and now comes "Freakonomics" the movie, a kind of victory lap that both celebrates that success and demonstrates why the work of economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner has become an international phenomenon. With the original book selling more than 4 million copies and getting translated into 35 languages, not to mention spending two-plus years on the New York Times bestseller list, Dubner and Levitt's penchant for looking at economic data in adventurous ways and coming up with counterintuitive results has clearly touched a cultural nerve.
SPORTS
January 21, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
The Russians are back. Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko won the short program at the European figure skating championships Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia, with a spectacular performance that proved he has the goods to repeat in Vancouver despite a three-year layoff. Plushenko scored 91.30 points, beating the world record he set at the Turin Games. Brian Joubert , the 2007 world champion, is about two points behind and fellow Frenchman Yannick Ponsero is third going into today's free skate.
WORLD
November 4, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A delegation of senior U.S. officials met with Myanmar's military rulers in the highest-level talks with the reclusive government in 14 years. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell led the U.S. delegation meeting the military government in its new capital, Naypyidaw, before traveling to Yangon for talks with detained Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly characterized the trip as "basically . . . a fact-finding mission."
OPINION
September 18, 2009 | Jeremy Sharon, Jeremy Sharon is a researcher and writer based in Jerusalem. He has worked at a number of Israeli think tanks and served in the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
U.S. Army Gen. George S. Patton once wrote that "battle is an orgy of disorder." This statement rings especially true now as Western nations continue to fight against enemies whose primary tactic is to sow as much confusion and disorder on the battlefield as possible. Unfortunately, the just-released report of the U.N. Human Rights Council -- the so-called Goldstone mission report -- on Israel's three-week Operation Cast Lead in Gaza earlier this year seems to have ignored this modern-day phenomenon entirely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2009 | Dana Parsons
Tom had been a working man his entire adult life. He made good money in the car business and parlayed that good fortune into trips to some of the world's great locales. As he approached his 60s, life was looking pretty sweet. But last week he found himself back at a destination that he never would have imagined visiting: a food distribution center in Laguna Beach. And instead of leaving with trinkets or lasting reminders of an exciting vacation, he walked away with two boxes of cereal, salmon patties, two cans of beef stew, scones and a loaf of bread.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
The special counsel investigating the possibility of an official cover-up after the 1993 Branch Davidian siege has asked a Texas judge to delay lawyers' fact-finding in the civil lawsuit filed against the government by Davidian survivors and relatives of the dead. Former Sen. John C. Danforth asked a federal judge in Waco to issue an order delaying for 30 days any discovery and witness interviews by government and plaintiffs' lawyers in the coming trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996 | REBECCA S. WEINER, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Rep. Ron Packard has scrapped a spring break trip to Russia, Italy and Vienna to spend more time with his constituents in California and tend to business in Washington, a spokeswoman for the Oceanside Republican said Friday. "It just wasn't a good time to go," said Packard's spokeswoman, Michelle Fischbein, of the trip, which was designed to gather information on the overseas operations of the Library of Congress.
WORLD
June 29, 2009 | Edmund Sanders
A novel approach toward injecting international justice into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict got underway Sunday in this embattled enclave, but it left neither side particularly satisfied. Borrowing from the South African reconciliation experience, a United Nations fact-finding commission opened what it said was the first-of-its-kind public hearing to gather witness testimony about alleged war crimes during Israel's 22-day assault on the Gaza Strip in winter.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2009 | Greg Miller
The Senate Intelligence Committee is preparing to launch an investigation of the CIA's detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush, setting the stage for a sweeping examination of some of most secretive and controversial operations in recent agency history.
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