CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 |
The Rev. Darrel Meyers, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Van Nuys, recently returned from a visit to the Middle East. But this was no see-the-religious-monuments sightseeing tour. Meyers was among 23 U.S.
April 12, 1994 |
An advance team from the international force assigned to protect this embattled city and its more than 100,000 Palestinians ended its first visit Monday moments before Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian Islamic leaders. The troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets to stop the Palestinians, who tried to pray in the Cave of the Patriarchs where a Jewish settler massacred about 30 Palestinian worshipers Feb. 25.
June 12, 1993 |
Although members of Congress have jumped off the speaking fee gravy train, many are still taking planes to sunny and snowy resorts on "fact finding" junkets sponsored by special interest groups, according to financial reports released Friday. The traveling lawmaker often is a Democratic committee chairman or a ranking Republican--and the sponsoring group usually has vital business before the lawmaker's panel.
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.
December 16, 1992 |
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."
December 4, 1992 |
Upon returning to Hollywood from a fact-finding trip to the civil war-torn areas of Somalia, "A River Runs Through It" screenwriter Richard Friedenberg found it ridiculous to hear a movie director complain about his salary, his perks and the studio's cheapness. "(The director) was paid enough salary to inoculate every single (Somali) refugee for a year. I wanted to say, hey . . . hullo?" he said. (An inoculation cost $2 per person.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1991 |
Representatives of Amnesty International, the worldwide human rights organization, arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday to begin an unusual, weeklong investigation into allegations of brutality in the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's departments.
September 11, 1991 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III arrived in the Soviet Union on Tuesday hoping to find out who is running the country--and acknowledging that the disintegrating superpower may no longer be able to act as a global partner with the United States in building a "new world order."