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October 31, 2011 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71. Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died Tuesday at his home in Saugatuck, Mich., said Ken Brock, a former staff member. As chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Wolpe was a main sponsor of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, which demanded the end of apartheid and mandated sanctions against South Africa for its system of white-minority rule.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2011 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71. Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died Tuesday at his home in Saugatuck, Mich., said Ken Brock, a former staff member. As chairman of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Wolpe was a main sponsor of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act, which demanded the end of apartheid and mandated sanctions against South Africa for its system of white-minority rule.
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) was released Thursday from a Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital after complications from knee surgery kept him bedridden for nearly four weeks, his spokesman said. Wolpe entered the hospital on Dec. 12 for outpatient surgery and was admitted on Dec. 19 for an operation to correct complications from the first procedure.
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) was released Thursday from a Kalamazoo, Mich., hospital after complications from knee surgery kept him bedridden for nearly four weeks, his spokesman said. Wolpe entered the hospital on Dec. 12 for outpatient surgery and was admitted on Dec. 19 for an operation to correct complications from the first procedure.
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July 16, 1986
Two members of Congress seeking to put a stop to the "revolving door" through which federal officials leave their jobs and go directly into lobbying for foreign governments released a report listing 78 persons who have done so in the last five years. Reps. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) said that those named in a General Accounting Office report have broken no law.
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October 12, 1988
Key members of Congress urged a reversal of a Reagan Administration decision approving the shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to Japan by sea instead of by air. Under a recent 30-year agreement, Washington is to supply Tokyo with the radioactive fuel for its nuclear reactors. Congress approved the deal after the Administration agreed to send the weapons-grade material by plane, a method believed to be safer than ships because aircraft are more difficult to hijack or attack.
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January 22, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
This country's three daily newspapers launched a broad attack Wednesday on Rep. Howard Wolpe, chairman of the House subcommittee on African affairs, depicting him in an editorial cartoon as "Mr. Coward Wolfe" and accusing him of "insolence, reckless conduct and making undue demands" during his brief visit here last weekend.
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January 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. congressional delegation said government reforms in South Africa have failed to address black voting rights. They recommended that U.S. economic sanctions remain in place or even be toughened. The three-member group, led by Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.), acknowledged "some positive developments" since President Frederik W. de Klerk assumed power in August. But, the delegation added after a five-day visit, "we could find no evidence that the government . . .
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June 20, 1990 | From United Press International
The House Tuesday approved the first of this year's 13 spending bills, a $20.9-billion package of energy and water development projects that includes the massive superconducting super collider. The 1991 bill, approved 355 to 59, includes $318 million to build the giant particle accelerator at Waxahachie, Tex. But Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) objected that funds absorbed by the super collider "will ultimately starve other energy research projects."
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October 12, 1988
Key members of Congress urged a reversal of a Reagan Administration decision approving the shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to Japan by sea instead of by air. Under a recent 30-year agreement, Washington is to supply Tokyo with the radioactive fuel for its nuclear reactors. Congress approved the deal after the Administration agreed to send the weapons-grade material by plane, a method believed to be safer than ships because aircraft are more difficult to hijack or attack.
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January 22, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
This country's three daily newspapers launched a broad attack Wednesday on Rep. Howard Wolpe, chairman of the House subcommittee on African affairs, depicting him in an editorial cartoon as "Mr. Coward Wolfe" and accusing him of "insolence, reckless conduct and making undue demands" during his brief visit here last weekend.
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July 16, 1986
Two members of Congress seeking to put a stop to the "revolving door" through which federal officials leave their jobs and go directly into lobbying for foreign governments released a report listing 78 persons who have done so in the last five years. Reps. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) said that those named in a General Accounting Office report have broken no law.
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April 22, 1994 | From The Washington Post
The Justice Department on Thursday issued a rebuttal to congressional criticism of its handling of the 1989 investigation of environmental and safety problems at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons complex. The operator of the Colorado plant, Rockwell International Corp., paid an $18.5-million fine, the largest hazardous waste fine in history, in 1992 after pleading guilty to 10 hazardous waste and clean water violations.
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