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January 6, 1987
The following is the text of Gov. George Deukmejian's second Inaugural Address: Reverend clergy, Mr. President Pro-Tem, Mr. Speaker, members of the Legislature, fellow constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the Cabinet, and my fellow Californians. Four years ago, I stood before you and promised a common-sense government that listens to the people. Today, I am indeed honored to renew that pledge.
January 21, 2001 | SABRINA DECKER
About 150 Republicans, including Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, marked Saturday's presidential inauguration with a breakfast celebration at Braemar Country Club. Three big-screen televisions were tuned to live coverage of President George W. Bush's swearing-in ceremony as local campaign volunteers and Republican Party supporters gathered to share in their long-awaited moment of victory.
July 24, 1990
Peruvian President-elect Alberto Fujimori takes office Thursday having lost the support of many former leftist allies because of what they consider the former educator's turn to the right since beating novelist Mario Vargas Llosa in national elections last month. His coalition Cabinet, meant to overcome narrow political divisions, has the largest military presence of any Peruvian government since 1987.
January 21, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE
Bill Clinton's celebrity-studded inaugural galas this week turned out to be ratings galas for the outlets that carried them. An average of 20.5 million households, accounting for 34% of all homes watching television, tuned in to CBS' delayed broadcast of Tuesday's inaugural festivities at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md. By the last half-hour of the two-hour broadcast, CBS' share of households watching TV had climbed to 41%.
January 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Rose petals floated from the sky in Tbilisi as thousands of Georgians celebrated their hopes for a new era at the inauguration of President Mikheil Saakashvili, who led mass protests that forced Eduard A. Shevardnadze to resign following allegedly rigged elections. Saakashvili, 36, a U.S.-trained lawyer, promised integrity and hard work in pursuit of Georgia's "unification, security and well-being."
June 29, 2005 | Jessica Garrison and Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
For ambitious politicians from all over the United States and Latin America, Antonio Villaraigosa's inauguration as Los Angeles mayor Friday is shaping up as the place to be seen. Former Vice President Al Gore is expected. So are California's Republican governor and four ex-governors. Mayors of some of the nation's largest cities plan to come. And so do the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Carlos de Icaza, and a handful of prominent Mexican politicians.
December 17, 2008 | Garrett Therolf
After a week of controversy over the potential cost to taxpayers, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to send 112 sheriff's deputies -- a fraction of the personnel initially proposed -- across the country next month to aid in the presidential inauguration. The narrow approval, although for far fewer than the 500 deputies first requested by Sheriff Lee Baca on behalf of the Washington, D.C., police, will still make the L.A.
November 12, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Three Valencia High School students will travel to Washington in January to participate in the presidential inaugural festivities. Abel Soto and Alberto Villanueva, both juniors, and Juana Gonzalez, a sophomore, were selected by the Region IX Migrant Education Office to represent the high school during Inauguration Week. Their trip is being sponsored by the Migrant Education Department.
July 2, 1993
I stand before you today as your servant. The people of Los Angeles have entrusted me with the future of our city. I am truly honored and also very humbled. I give my oath to serve you to the very best of my abilities. Together we must face the future with hope and pride. My fellow Angelenos--the time has come for all of you to take part in the healing of our great city. When I began my campaign last November, I made one promise: to turn Los Angeles around.
Kurt Waldheim's controversial presidency ended Wednesday, six years after he was elected amid allegations that he was involved in war crimes. He expressed regret at "not having found the right words" appropriate to the immensity of World War II atrocities in which "unfortunately not a few Austrians" collaborated with the Nazis. In a somber inauguration ceremony, his successor, Thomas Klestil, pledged that Austria will not shirk the burden of its Nazi past as it looks to future challenges.
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