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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.
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.
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.
May 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nationalist Party leader Ma Ying-jeou took office as Taiwan's president today, promising to seek greater economic cooperation with rival China and ease decades of tensions. The inauguration of Ma, 57, represents a clear break from the eight-year presidency of Chen Shui-bian, whose confrontational pro-independence policies often led to friction with Beijing -- and with the U.S., Taiwan's most important foreign partner. Vice President Vincent Siew was sworn in shortly after Ma, together with Premier Liu Chao-shiuan and his Cabinet.
December 18, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nickelodeon TV, the children's network, is getting ready to cover its first presidential inauguration. After an unprecedented 2.2 million people voted in Nick's online election for kids, the network figured there was interest among its audience in Barack Obama's inauguration. Its young reporters, J.J. and Lily Collins, will be in Washington for the Jan. 20 event.
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.
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%.
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