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November 10, 1989
Thomas Plate, editorial page editor of New York Newsday, on Thursday was named editor of the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times. Plate succeeds Anthony Day, who has held the editorial page post at The Times since 1971. Day will become a senior correspondent for The Times, reporting on ideas and ideology, their power and effect in the modern world. Editorial writer Frank del Olmo was named deputy editorial page editor.
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November 10, 1989
Thomas Plate, editorial page editor of New York Newsday, on Thursday was named editor of the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times. Plate succeeds Anthony Day, who has held the editorial page post at The Times since 1971. Day will become a senior correspondent for The Times, reporting on ideas and ideology, their power and effect in the modern world. Editorial writer Frank del Olmo was named deputy editorial page editor.
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May 18, 1989
In reply to Hart's column, no, the United States is not ready for a world beyond the Cold War. (See Henry Kissinger's magnificent interview with Anthony Day and Jack Burby, "A President's Historic Opportunity to Define a New World Destination," Opinion, April 30) and yes, indeed, there is a plan for the economic conversion of our weapons-production facilities to domestic uses. Rep. Ted Weiss (D-N.Y.) introduced HR 813, on Jan. 28, 1987. Called "A Defense Economic Adjustment Act," its preamble states, "A bill to facilitate the economic adjustment of communities, industries, and workers to reductions or realignments in defense or aerospace contracts, military facilities, and arms export, and for other purposes."
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March 1, 1987
Jack Burby's review (The Book Review, Feb. 8) and Norman Cousins' book ("The Pathology of Power") both ignore the fact that the threat of a nuclear holocaust has been and is being used by the Soviet Union to terrorize Americans into a posture of cowardice in which aggression by the U.S.S.R. goes largely unchallenged. The fact is that we must maintain parity in nuclear weapons systems with the Soviet Union while we work toward the goal of a workable disarmament agreement with them. Yet, at the same time, we must oppose the Soviet quest for world domination by their fostering of "wars of liberation" in the Third World.
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July 8, 2002 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John F. "Jack" Burby, deputy editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times through much of the 1980s and a gifted editorial writer, died Saturday at his home in Avila Beach near San Luis Obispo. He was 77, and the cause of death was lung and brain cancer. A native of Benton Harbor, Mich., Burby served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II, ferrying planes throughout the South Pacific.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1986
Jack Burby's experience in the Soviet Union as he described it (Opinion, Dec. 1), brought to mind our more limited but just as illuminating contacts with the Russians just 10 years ago: most people, the world over, want to be friends. We were among the eight passengers aboard a Lykes Lines freighter on a Mediterranean and Black Sea voyage. Our first stop was at Kherson, in the Ukraine near Odessa; it is a city of about 200,000, a port where goods are transshipped between river barges and ocean-going vessels; its textile mills employ over 20,000 workers.
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June 20, 1992 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
A Senate committee has approved a comprehensive civil rights bill by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) that the author says Gov. Pete Wilson intends to veto, "but I intend to change his mind." A 6-3 vote sent the bill from the Judiciary Committee to the Appropriations Committee for additional screening. It was approved earlier in the Assembly on a 41-33 vote, the bare majority required for passage.
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May 27, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
I rang the bell at 6:15 p.m. just as I had promised. Former Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown Sr. opened the door and invited me in. My evening's assignment was to drive the governor and his wife, Bernice, from their Benedict Canyon home to the Athenaeum in Pasadena. We'd been invited to a farewell party there for the governor's onetime press secretary, Jack Burby, who is retiring from his present job as a Times editorial writer.
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March 12, 1990 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) recently decided to respond to Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole's proposal to reshape U.S. foreign aid, he did not rise to speak on the House floor or call a news conference. Instead, he wrote a column for the Los Angeles Times' Op-Ed page--the page of opinions, commentary and columnists facing the editorial page. Berman maintained that Dole's bid to shift U.S.
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