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March 29, 1989
Mayor James P. Moran said Alexandria, Va., will begin evicting suspected drug dealers from public housing now that the city has become the first in the country to be exempted from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's grievance procedures. Moran said the city would pursue evictions in cases where they have evidence of criminal activity either being committed or condoned by the leaseholder.
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September 14, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, vowing to beat the odds in his quest for the White House, just as he did to become the nation's first elected black governor nearly two years ago. Although conceding that he is "the longest of long shots," the 60-year-old grandson of slaves said he "would not deserve to be who I am if I failed to step forward at this critical juncture in our nation's history."
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March 30, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Troubled by the growing prevalence of drug trafficking in housing projects, the Bush Administration Wednesday officially exempted the state of Virginia from federal tenant-protection laws as part of an aggressive new effort to evict drug dealers from the nation's public housing. The unprecedented move, among the most far-reaching of the Administration's new anti-drug initiatives, faces an almost-certain legal challenge.
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March 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Federal drug agents seized three University of Virginia fraternity houses in a raid that one official said shows "there are no havens" for drug traffickers. The Justice Department reported that it was the first such case in which fraternity houses were taken under federal control. Eight students were arrested on charges of drug distribution and three others indicted on the same charges were being sought, authorities said.
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March 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Federal drug agents seized three University of Virginia fraternity houses in a raid that one official said shows "there are no havens" for drug traffickers. The Justice Department reported that it was the first such case in which fraternity houses were taken under federal control. Eight students were arrested on charges of drug distribution and three others indicted on the same charges were being sought, authorities said.
NEWS
September 14, 1991 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, vowing to beat the odds in his quest for the White House, just as he did to become the nation's first elected black governor nearly two years ago. Although conceding that he is "the longest of long shots," the 60-year-old grandson of slaves said he "would not deserve to be who I am if I failed to step forward at this critical juncture in our nation's history."
NEWS
March 7, 1991
As part of a recent effort to get more of the city's Latino community involved, the Rent Control Board will hold a special meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Park Community Center, 2200 Virginia Ave. Spanish translators will be available at the informal meeting, where board members and staff will discuss rent control and other housing issues. Virginia Park is in the heart of the Pico neighborhood, where the majority of the city's Latino population lives.
NEWS
June 18, 1985 | Associated Press
In its first decision on the issue, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Monday that it was rejecting comparable worth as a means of determining job discrimination. In a 5-0 ruling, the commission said the theory of comparable worth, or paying men and women the same when they have jobs that require equal training and responsibility, is not recognized under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1986 | DAVID CROOK, Times Staff Writer
Contributions and pledges to Hands Across America have topped $41 million, organizers said Thursday, while a review of expenses shows that costs are down considerably from earlier estimates. The new figures, organizers said, suggest that their early goal of raising $50 million to aid hungry and homeless Americans may be within reach, and Hands officials have started preparing to distribute funds to selected aid groups beginning this fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1992 | David Pecchia
OPENING SOON The movies that dominated the box office over the holidays should remain strong this month and--the studios hope--into next. But some imminently interesting releases include "Shining Through" and "The Mambo Kings," both high-profile adaptations of successful novels, as well as "The Dark Wind," the first Tony Hillerman mystery to reach the screen. We'll also see the directorial debuts of writer Nora Ephron with "This Is My Life" and rocker John Mellencamp with "Falling From Grace."
NEWS
March 30, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Troubled by the growing prevalence of drug trafficking in housing projects, the Bush Administration Wednesday officially exempted the state of Virginia from federal tenant-protection laws as part of an aggressive new effort to evict drug dealers from the nation's public housing. The unprecedented move, among the most far-reaching of the Administration's new anti-drug initiatives, faces an almost-certain legal challenge.
NEWS
March 29, 1989
Mayor James P. Moran said Alexandria, Va., will begin evicting suspected drug dealers from public housing now that the city has become the first in the country to be exempted from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's grievance procedures. Moran said the city would pursue evictions in cases where they have evidence of criminal activity either being committed or condoned by the leaseholder.
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