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January 20, 1997 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Herbert Hoover's inauguration was the first broadcast live on radio, and Harry Truman's was the first shown on television. Today, if all goes as planned, President Clinton's second inaugural will be the first to be carried over the Internet. The Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a partnership with the Public Broadcasting Service, has set up an official inaugural website at http://www.pbs.org/inaugural97.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | Larry Gordon
At his formal investiture ceremony Thursday, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox called for significant expansions in enrollment, faculty and the campus itself. UC Riverside should grow its student ranks from the current 22,000 to 25,000 over the next six years as called for in its master plan but also go beyond that in the future, Wilcox said. The university will need to hire 300 more faculty members to accommodate growth and replace retiring professors, he said, according to his speech.
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NEWS
January 18, 1993 | Here are the main events. All times are Pacific Standard. Some TV times reflect tape delays:
TODAY 5 a.m.: Reception for the diplomatic corps at Georgetown University 7 a.m.-1 p.m.: America's Reunion on the Mall continues 7 a.m.: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Howard University 9 a.m.: Faces of Hope luncheon at Folger Library. President-elect Bill Clinton and Vice President-elect Al Gore host luncheon for 50 people they met during the campaign 11 a.m.: Tennessee Street Festival for family, friends and staff of Gore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Richard Blanco
What does it take to be a writer: A room of one's own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books , we asked some celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. How did I decide to become a poet? Well, that's like asking how I decided to fall in love with Mark, my partner of 14 years. I don't think anyone really makes conscious decisions when it comes to matters of love or vocation. Still, I understand the spirit of such a question, which is really asking: How did I meet and fall in love with poetry?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997
It turns out that Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will have a faux inauguration Monday. His real swearing-in will take place privately today--just in case he gets into an accident and can't make the Monday gala on the City Hall steps. "This is probably being over-dramatic, but you never know," said City Clerk J. Michael Carey, who will administer the oath of office in the private ceremony scheduled this morning.
WORLD
December 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vice President Dick Cheney will travel to Afghanistan to attend the inauguration Tuesday of Hamid Karzai as the Central Asian nation's first directly elected president. Cheney will also meet with Karzai and other government officials, and will thank U.S. and other troops serving there, the White House announced. The vice president will be accompanied by his wife, Lynne.
NEWS
July 27, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Armored vehicles ringed Lima's historic center and police stopped buses in the Andean highlands as President Alberto Fujimori worked to thwart a huge protest planned for Friday, his inauguration day. Buses carrying thousands of Peruvians headed toward the capital to take part in the series of demonstrations due to peak when Fujimori takes his oath of office. Fujimori's inauguration will mark the beginning of his third five-year term.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Begin with television-savvy organizers and gleeful entertainment figures ecstatic about lending their talents to the ceremonies surrounding the first inauguration of a Democrat as President since 1977. Combine with cable television's need for programming, the increasing number of prime-time news programs and the technological advances that allow local stations to report from the scene of national stories.
NEWS
August 7, 1990
The one-time campaign manager for a Colombian presidential candidate killed by drug traffickers takes over the office himself today, hoping to enlist more foreign aid in the continuing war against drugs. Cesar Gaviria of the Liberal Party assumes the presidency at a time when drug lords have declared a cease-fire, several leftist guerrilla groups are talking peace, and there is an agreement to reform Colombia's 104-year-old constitution. Nevertheless, violence continues.
NEWS
December 21, 1988 | Associated Press
The inauguration of President-elect George Bush, billed as the most open inaugural celebration ever, is now open to contributors who want to give less than $100,000. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Tuesday that it has dropped a $100,000 minimum requirement covering private donations for inaugural activities ranging from galas to children's festivals. "The committee simply never anticipated the number of people or corporations that would want to participate . . . at various levels.
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
These days it gets so crowded at the Low End Theory in Lincoln Heights that by 11 p.m. the door guys stop letting people in. The long-running weekly beat music club, which helped propel the careers of Flying Lotus, DJ Nobody, Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta, Gaslamp Killer and others, draws fans from around the world who line up each Wednesday. The goal: to gain entry to the second-floor room with a capacity of a few hundred, featuring gut-vibrating bass cabinets, sweat on the walls and nonstop rhythms.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Lewis Segal
Notwithstanding its name, the L.A. Dance Project is an international touring company that spends most of its time in Europe. On Thursday it launched a residency (reportedly through this fall) at the Ace Hotel downtown with a three-part program notable for large-scale production values and a commitment to contemporary expression. The venue itself, located on Broadway at 9th Street, is anything but contemporary. Built as the United Artists Theatre in 1927, it's an overwhelmingly ornate structure in Neo-Inquisition style (officially Spanish Gothic)
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | Stacy St. Clair
Legendary German coach Norbert Loch struggled to control his emotions Thursday as he watched his team celebrate its gold medal in the first Olympic luge relay. He had coached his son, Felix, to two Olympic titles in the last four years. And he had helped Germany win the men's, women's and doubles disciplines at these Games. But watching his athletes celebrating a joint victory -- and winning his team's fourth gold medal here -- moved him more than anything else in his storied career, he said.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
SOMEWHERE ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE -- It is perhaps fitting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose role after Hurricane Sandy garnered him much praise, would be inaugurated to his second term during a surprisingly ferocious snowstorm that is expected to dump a foot of snow on some areas. It is also fitting that the snow, which coated highways with a thick and unmanageable layer of icy slush, caused extremely nasty traffic jams in New Jersey:  Christie has faced a slew of traffic jokes in the last week, including a duet about traffic jams by his hero Bruce Springsteen and comedian Jimmy Fallon.
NEWS
January 21, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEWARK -- In what must be a welcome distraction from the news of the past week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off a long day of inauguration events Tuesday morning with a high-energy prayer service in a Baptist church in Newark where a priest, a rabbi and a pastor gave prayers for his next term. Supporters and students from a charter school braved the cold to line the pews of the New Hope Baptist Church, a brick building with red carpets and pews, and watched Christie, a Catholic, and his wife and family clap along to a 50-member church choir and bow their heads in prayer.  The day will be a busy one for Christie, if one he hopes will be a distraction from days of controversy over accusations of bullying and political payback.
NEWS
January 18, 1989 | From United Press International
Buttons, banners, T-shirts and George Bush trinkets from Texas chili to a $1,200 crystal eagle went on sale as the first "official" vending station for the nation's 50th inauguration opened Tuesday. "We've done a lot of buttons, some T-shirts, a lot of programs" of inauguration events, said Andrew Russell of Landover, Md., working the vending station at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue along the route of Friday's inaugural parade.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
The television cameras zoom in on those Budweiser Clydesdales. You know, the giant draft horses that are about as familiar to Americans as beer symbols as, well, wooden kegs. Perhaps this sounds like a march down Main Street for a small-town New Year's Day fest. Guess again. We're talking the presidential inauguration. As they did in 1989, the Clydesdales will pull Budweiser's four-ton beer wagon--with the brewery's name etched across the side--down Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 20th.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
So that's what the Wallis sounds like. It's been more than two months since Beverly Hills opened its swank Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. But until Wednesday night the multipurpose Bram Goldsmith Theater in the transformed historic post office building had yet to be purposed for unamplified music (with the exception of a few minutes of a tony gala). The St. Lawrence String Quartet did the honors by inaugurating the Wallis' classical music series. A hall with many uses - music of all sorts, theater, dance, opera and children's shows - can be an acoustician's riskiest assignment.
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