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July 24, 2013 | By David Ng
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator from Maine, has worked to broker peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He was partnered with Major League Baseball to get to the bottom of its steroid scandal. And now it appears that Mitchell is lending a hand to the world of classical music by serving as a negotiator between the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians. The Minnesota Star Tribune has cited unnamed sources who said that Mitchell met last week in Washington, D.C., with representatives of management and labor to work out a possible settlement.
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July 24, 2013 | By David Ng
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator from Maine, has worked to broker peace in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He was partnered with Major League Baseball to get to the bottom of its steroid scandal. And now it appears that Mitchell is lending a hand to the world of classical music by serving as a negotiator between the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians. The Minnesota Star Tribune has cited unnamed sources who said that Mitchell met last week in Washington, D.C., with representatives of management and labor to work out a possible settlement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1996
All the parties involved in the Northern Ireland conflict, seemingly so close to historic talks on the future of the province just four months ago, have now reached an impasse. And not British Prime Minister John Major, Irish Prime Minister John Bruton or Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams or any other Northern Ireland politician has been able to restart the process. Where is the middle ground, a voice to sound the advance? Why not George Mitchell, the former U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his birthplace, Dublin. How did this book come about? One of the stories that obsessed me was the idea that Frederick Douglass had gone to Ireland at the age of 27 in 1845. He came to do a lecture tour - he was on the abolitionists' circuit - and at the same time, the Irish famine began in 1845.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Perhaps it is a love story, this tale of the senator and his bride-to-be. But if so, it is more a mystery than romance novel. What is known, for sure, is this: George Mitchell, who is three heartbeats away from the presidency as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, has made three decisions: He is leaving the Senate. He is turning down a chance to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. And he is marrying a woman he met last fall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994 | MICKEY EDWARDS, Mickey Edwards, a former congressman (R-Okla.), is teaching at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and writing a column. and
While there are other names on the list, the betting is on Sen. George Mitchell to emerge as President Clinton's choice to succeed Harry Blackmun on the Supreme Court. For precisely the reasons the President might prefer Mitchell, I hope he chooses somebody else. Besides being a sure bet for easy confirmation, Mitchell would bring to the court a dimension that has been missing and that the President believes is beneficial. Mitchell is a politician, and a good one.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
National Book Award winner Colum McCann's ninth book, "TransAtlantic," is a fictionalized exploration of three historic journeys between North America and Ireland. He talked about his new novel, which hits bookstores on June 4, by phone from his birthplace, Dublin. How did this book come about? One of the stories that obsessed me was the idea that Frederick Douglass had gone to Ireland at the age of 27 in 1845. He came to do a lecture tour - he was on the abolitionists' circuit - and at the same time, the Irish famine began in 1845.
NEWS
September 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
George Mitchell, the former U.S. senator who led the successful push for a peace accord between Northern Ireland's Protestants and Roman Catholics, arrived in Belfast, the provincial capital, to try to prevent the 17-month-old deal from collapsing. He said, however, that he had no intention of repeating his two-year stewardship of the negotiations that produced the Good Friday accord of 1998, adding that he was not prepared "to listen to the same arguments over and over again."
NEWS
December 3, 1996 | Reuters
An aide to President Clinton's special envoy on Ireland denied reports she is romantically linked to a convicted Irish Republican Army bomber. Martha Pope, chief of staff to former Sen. George Mitchell, talked with reporters as she arrived Monday for the latest round of Northern Ireland peace talks Mitchell is chairing. Pope denied any involvement with Gerry Kelly, a member of the IRA's political wing, Sinn Fein. "Indeed, I've never met Mr. Kelly," Pope said.
NEWS
June 12, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two days of angry wrangling, delegates to a historic peace conference hoping to end decades of ethnic and sectarian violence in Northern Ireland agreed early today to the appointment of American George Mitchell as chairman--and some right-wing supporters of continued British rule in the province walked out of the talks.
NEWS
May 13, 2011 | By Paul Richter and Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is stepping down as the United States' special envoy on Mideast peace, an official acknowledgement that the Obama administration’s 2-year-old peace initiative is dead. Associates said Mitchell saw little point in continuing in the job, since there had been little movement in the peace effort since last fall. Mitchell's resignation takes effect May 20. President Obama officially announced his departure Friday afternoon. "Over the past 2 1/2 years, George Mitchell has worked as a tireless advocate for peace as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Middle East.
WORLD
September 17, 2010 | By Sarah Birke and Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
U.S. Middle East envoy George J. Mitchell traveled to Damascus on Thursday in a bid to persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to support Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. U.S. and Syrian officials said little about the meeting, but Syria is thought to be skeptical about the talks and prospects for its own negotiations with Israel. Syrian officials don't believe Israel's leadership would be willing to return the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle Est War, and doubt an Israeli-Palestinian peace would last without the approval of the militant group Hamas, a foe of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that controls the Gaza Strip.
WORLD
March 19, 2010 | By Paul Richter
The Obama administration said Thursday that its Middle East peace envoy is headed to the region this weekend to resume consultations, a visit that had been postponed earlier in the week over a diplomatic dispute with Israel. The news of the trip by envoy George J. Mitchell indicated possible progress in talks between U.S. and Israeli officials after a conflict over Israel's announcement last week of a new housing project in disputed East Jerusalem as Vice President Joe Biden was visiting the country to promote peace talks with Palestinians.
WORLD
September 19, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux and Paul Richter
President Obama's Middle East envoy ended his most intensive round of shuttle diplomacy Friday without an agreement on one of the administration's top foreign policy goals, a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The envoy, George J. Mitchell, has been trying for months to coax a package of concessions from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Arab states that would help Obama launch a regional peace initiative this fall. Mitchell left the region after six days of talks failed to bridge the gaps over several issues, including Jewish settlement expansion on land claimed by the Palestinians for a future state.
NATIONAL
June 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Trying to prevent a repeat of the 1990s standoff over healthcare, four former Senate leaders are preparing a plan that combines ideas from both political parties to guarantee coverage for all. Democrats Tom Daschle and George Mitchell are set to join Republicans Bob Dole and Howard Baker today to reveal a $1.2-trillion proposal that would be paid for with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases.
WORLD
June 10, 2009 | Richard Boudreaux
Seeking to calm a public spat with Israel, U.S. envoy George J. Mitchell assured its leaders Tuesday that American support for the Jewish state was "unshakable." But he said the Obama administration stood by a goal the new Israeli government has yet to embrace: an independent Palestinian state.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2004 | Tamara Lytle, Orlando Sun-Sentinel
George Mitchell, the new chairman of Walt Disney Co., vowed Thursday to hold the company's management accountable, sort out who will lead the company in the future and take an active role in his new job. Disney's board elevated Mitchell after 43% of shareholders withheld votes for Chief Executive Michael Eisner's reelection to the board. Eisner also had held the title of chairman. Mitchell said the shareholder vote and the unwanted takeover bid by Comcast Corp.
SPORTS
June 12, 1994 | STEVE MARANTZ, THE SPORTING NEWS
Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, probably is going to be the next commissioner of baseball, but no stain on his character--or reservation about his suitability--is intended in noting that his earliest sporting influence came from basketball. In the late 1940s, when Mitchell was a teen-ager, pro basketball had a slight toehold in Boston, and none at all in central Maine, where Mitchell grew up. But semipro basketball flourished.
WORLD
June 6, 2009 | Christi Parsons and , Richard Boudreaux and Paul Richter
President Obama declared Friday that "the moment is now" to settle 60 years of conflict in the Middle East as he sought to stoke momentum for negotiations a day after his address in Cairo that both inspired hopes and rattled nerves across the region. Obama announced that he was sending George J. Mitchell, his special Mideast envoy, on a mission to the area beginning Sunday. One of Mitchell's stops could be in Syria, which would mark a significant step in the U.S.
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