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January 2, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Gov. Pete Wilson, the economic comeback for the Golden State arrives symbolically this week, with the start of a new year potentially so prosperous that he may offer Californians a tax cut. To celebrate both the projected economic turnaround and his own political rebound, the Republican governor will throw a three-day inauguration party designed to advance his campaign theme, "California is coming back," to "California is back."
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NEWS
August 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Iran's highest religious and political authority said Monday that reformist President Mohammad Khatami cannot be sworn in for a second term until parliament agrees to place hard-liners on a key panel that oversees constitutional issues. The liberal-dominated Majlis, or parliament, rejected most of the conservative judiciary's hard-line nominees over the weekend, prompting Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to delay Khatami's inauguration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2003
Here are excerpts from Gov. Gray Davis' second inaugural address, delivered Monday in Sacramento: * My fellow Californians, I'm honored to stand before you and almighty God to take the oath of office as governor of this, the greatest of these United States. I am humbled and inspired to be standing in the footsteps of giants like Hiram Johnson, Earl Warren, Ronald Reagan and Pat Brown.... It will be a great honor for me to serve and lead our state for the next four years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg and Ari B. Bloomekatz
It was hard to find a cynic in Southern California on Tuesday. Not downtown, where tears streamed down Alesia Adams' face as President Barack Obama finished reciting the oath of office, projected on 15 massive screens at the new L.A. Live entertainment district. "Thank you, Lord," she whispered, as her husband, James, tightly embraced her and their two daughters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Those not satisfied with hearing television commentators pontificate on the inauguration can go to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace on Wednesday, where experts--including former Senate candidate Bruce Herschensohn--will discuss the Clinton Inauguration in person. In an event that is a cross between a town hall forum and a debate, Herschensohn will be joined by UC Irvine Associate Prof. Mark Petracca in discussing various aspects of the inaugural, including Bill Clinton's address.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1989 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Mikhail Baryshnikov. Julio Iglesias. Loretta Lynn and her sister, Crystal Gale. Frank Sinatra, who sang at both inaugural galas for Ronald Reagan. Violinist Yo-Yo Ma. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose marriage to Maria Shriver affiliates him with the Kennedy clan. Nell Carter. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
NEWS
January 21, 1997 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The oath that Bill Clinton took to begin his second term as president was 35 words. His inauguration cost $44 million. Do the math. It comes out to well over $1 million a word. Of course, for the $31 million in private contributions and another $12.7 million in taxpayer money, the republic--and particularly the approximately quarter-million members of the republic who took part--got something else: the majesty of democracy. A parade. And 814 portable toilets.
NEWS
May 9, 1994 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Mongolians sent regrets. The Icelanders too. The Rwandans and Bosnians are busy. And the folks in Cambodia, Cameroon and Chad forgot their manners: They haven't even replied. But just about everybody else who's anybody in world affairs is coming, or has angled for an invitation, to what's being called the mother of all parties--the inauguration gala here Tuesday of Nelson Mandela as the first black president of South Africa. Vice President Al Gore arrives today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Some are along for the first time and not even sure which events they will attend. Others are veterans of this sort of thing, and their itineraries are planned down to the minute. Most had to know at least one influential person to be invited. Others hope to meet a lot of influential people by the time it is all over. But it is a good bet that all of them have one thing in common: They have been solid backers of George Bush.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1993
The nation's capital will be bursting in song Inauguration Week, with voices to accommodate almost every musical taste--from pop diva Barbra Streisand to soprano Kathleen Battle to the R&B group Boyz II Men. Here are the events featuring the biggest names: Sunday: "An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration," a free concert at the Lincoln Memorial, on HBO, 8-10 p.m., Quincy Jones producing.
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