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April 16, 1992 | from a Times Staff Writer
Nearly 200 people gathered at a mid-morning rally in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday to boost H. Ross Perot for President. The Texas billionaire's nationwide bid for the presidency was compared to the campaign that carried Prop. 13 in California in 1978. Perot has said he will run if volunteers get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. "We need a change.
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June 15, 2002 | NANCY VOGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SACRAMENTO -- H. Ross Perot, who promised to testify "any time, any place" before a state legislative committee investigating Perot Systems' blueprint for gaming the California electricity market, said that he would not be available to testify until next month and would not deliver requested documents to the committee. In a letter sent Thursday to Sen. Joe Dunn (D-Santa Ana), attorneys for Perot said he would not be available to appear at the Capitol until after July 8.
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NEWS
January 15, 1988
The family of computer magnate H. Ross Perot donated $20 million to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the largest single gift ever given a state institution in Texas. The gift, to be spread over 10 years, will be used to recruit and train researchers and to supplement research programs.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2002 | Bloomberg News
The amount of commercial paper outstanding grew $14.7 billion in May, the largest monthly increase since November 2000 and the first boost this year, according to Federal Reserve statistics. Commercial paper, corporate debt that matures in nine months or less used to finance day-to-day operations, rose to $1.37 billion, the highest total since February. Commercial paper had been dropping as issuers refinanced through longer-term loans and bonds.
NEWS
September 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
In a remarkably scathing and personal denunciation of his old political foe, Dallas billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot said President Clinton "is mentally and emotionally unstable" and an immoral misfit with a "defective brain" whose behavior threatens no less than democracy itself. Perot's speech during his Reform Party's second national convention in Atlanta kept many of the hundreds of people on their feet.
NEWS
October 27, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI tried to explain Monday how it got stung by its own sting, an operation it mounted against an official in President Bush's campaign based partly on information from a man who has sent reporters on a wild goose chase and whom Soldier of Fortune magazine called: "Scott Barnes: My Favorite Flake." "The FBI investigates alleged violations of federal criminal law, irrespective of any political circumstance," said FBI Director William S.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2002 | From Reuters
Shares of Williams Cos., Avista Corp. and El Paso Electric Co. suffered big losses Wednesday, the day after federal regulators threatened to revoke the power-trading licenses of the three companies. Shares of other power companies also were hard hit, continuing a dismal stretch for an industry under investigation by regulators and suffering harsh scrutiny by credit rating agencies.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Citadel Broadcasting Corp., the sixth-largest U.S. radio broadcaster and Forstmann Little & Co.'s biggest acquisition, filed Wednesday to raise $575 million in an initial stock offering amid rising prices for radio stocks. Citadel didn't specify the number of shares to be sold or any price per share in a filing with the SEC. The offering will be managed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Credit Suisse First Boston. Forstmann Little, the third-largest leveraged buyout firm, paid $2.
NEWS
March 28, 2000 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ruled Monday that a longtime ally of Ross Perot is the legitimate head of the Reform Party, settling a contentious dispute that had threatened to destroy the organization in recent months. Economist Pat Choate, who ran as the party's 1996 vice presidential candidate with Perot, claimed undisputed control over the party as a result of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon in Virginia.
NEWS
July 26, 1999 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesse Ventura, the former pro wrestler who was elected governor of Minnesota last year on the Reform Party ticket, wrested control of the party apparatus Sunday from its founder, Ross Perot, at the group's national convention. Jack Gargan, a retired chicken farmer and onetime tennis court caretaker backed by Ventura, won a three-way contest for the party chairmanship and immediately vowed to turn the independent organization into more than the party of Perot.
NEWS
July 25, 1999 | From Associated Press
Reform Party founder Ross Perot urged his party Saturday night to remain united and continue to fight for a balanced budget, term limits and campaign reform. Perot didn't say whether he is interested in seeking his party's nomination for a third presidential run. But many waved Perot placards and hooted with approval during his 40-minute campaign-style speech at the party's national convention here.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot has a new attention-grabbing chart to show the public: a one-day return of 172% that added $800 million to the Texan's net worth. Perot's Dallas-based Perot Systems gained that much Tuesday after going public at $16 a share, driven by the popularity of high-technology stocks and the chief executive's reputation as an astute, if unusual, businessman. Shares in the computer services company closed at a lofty $43.50 on the NYSE, putting a $1.
NEWS
February 22, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot said he did not want to run for President but would agree to run a grass-roots campaign as an independent candidate if enough ordinary people placed his name on the ballot in all 50 states. In an interview Thursday on CNN's "Larry King Live," Perot said: "I'm not asking to be drafted." But he said he was "touched" by letters in longhand from "everyday folks" urging him to seek the presidency.
NEWS
October 5, 1998 | Associated Press
Ross Perot suggested Sunday that President Clinton might consider taking the United States into "a little war" strictly for a boost in poll ratings. The billionaire businessman who ran for president in 1992 and 1996 said Clinton would consider almost anything to satisfy a lust for power.
NEWS
September 28, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
In a remarkably scathing and personal denunciation of his old political foe, Dallas billionaire businessman H. Ross Perot said President Clinton "is mentally and emotionally unstable" and an immoral misfit with a "defective brain" whose behavior threatens no less than democracy itself. Perot's speech during his Reform Party's second national convention in Atlanta kept many of the hundreds of people on their feet.
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