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August 2, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calling police to report what she thought might be a break-in at Gates' home. Lucia Whalen's lawyer, Wendy Murphy, called the flowers a "gesture of gratitude." Murphy declined to say what was in the accompanying note. Whalen's 911 call July 16 drew police to Gates' Cambridge home. The subsequent confrontation between Gates, who is black, and Sgt. James Crowley, who is white, ended in Gates' arrest for disorderly conduct, a charge that was later dropped.
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August 17, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Sgt. James Crowley, the white Massachusetts police officer whose arrest of a black Harvard professor led to a political firestorm for President Obama, is scheduled to step back into the fray today in Long Beach -- thanking a national police union that defended him when Obama said he acted "stupidly." Crowley was last seen in public sipping beer with Obama and the professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., in a White House summit staged to smooth over the controversy from the president's comments at a July 22 news conference and to help return focus to his top priority, overhauling healthcare.
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OPINION
August 9, 2009
Re "On race, Harvard still must learn," Opinion, Aug. 2 Lurita Doan chides Henry Louis Gates Jr. for being "locked in the past regarding race," suggesting that he sees himself as a victim and also demands preferential treatment. But her conclusions rest on unquestioned acceptance of Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley's version of events. Crowley's police report states that the 911 caller told him "she observed what appeared to be two black men with backpacks" at Gates' home. This caller has emphatically denied to the media that she made any such racially tinged statement.
OPINION
August 9, 2009
Re "On race, Harvard still must learn," Opinion, Aug. 2 Lurita Doan chides Henry Louis Gates Jr. for being "locked in the past regarding race," suggesting that he sees himself as a victim and also demands preferential treatment. But her conclusions rest on unquestioned acceptance of Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley's version of events. Crowley's police report states that the 911 caller told him "she observed what appeared to be two black men with backpacks" at Gates' home. This caller has emphatically denied to the media that she made any such racially tinged statement.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2009 | Peter Wallsten, Peter Nicholas and Richard Simon
A day after saying that police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor in his own home, President Obama appeared to soften his stance Thursday, spreading the blame more equally between the police and the arrested man. Obama had previously implied during a news conference Wednesday that Henry Louis Gates Jr., his personal friend and one of the nation's preeminent African American scholars, had been a victim of racial profiling by the police.
OPINION
August 3, 2009 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
President Obama's biergarten moment at the White House on Thursday may have started out as a political stunt, but in the end it could become a model for the future of race relations in America. I'm not talking about the "teachable moment" nonsense. Nor am I particularly impressed by the idea that people of different backgrounds should get together to talk about their backgrounds.
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July 25, 2009 | SANDY BANKS
I can already envision the hate mail this column will generate. Every time I write about anything involving race, my inbox fills with invective -- racial slurs, rants about the "welfare crowd," suggestions that I stop whining, go back to Africa and turn my "affirmative action job" over to some slighted white person. So I know a bit about how Cambridge, Mass., Police Sgt. James Crowley must have felt when he was insulted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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July 30, 2009 | Mark Silva
To each his own. It could be the theme of that get-together over a cold beer that the president, the professor and the police officer have planned at the White House today to discuss the dust-up that was stirred up when President Obama accused the Cambridge, Mass., police of acting "stupidly" in the arrest of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his own home. The president is planning to crack a Bud Light at the meeting with Gates and Police Sgt. James Crowley.
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August 17, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
Sgt. James Crowley, the white Massachusetts police officer whose arrest of a black Harvard professor led to a political firestorm for President Obama, is scheduled to step back into the fray today in Long Beach -- thanking a national police union that defended him when Obama said he acted "stupidly." Crowley was last seen in public sipping beer with Obama and the professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., in a White House summit staged to smooth over the controversy from the president's comments at a July 22 news conference and to help return focus to his top priority, overhauling healthcare.
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July 25, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
President Obama on Friday backed off his contention that police had acted "stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor on disorderly conduct charges at his own home -- hoping to tamp down an escalating racial furor that has diverted attention from his policy agenda. The president, making a rare surprise visit to the White House press briefing room, said he had chosen the wrong words in saying the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department had blundered.
OPINION
August 3, 2009 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
President Obama's biergarten moment at the White House on Thursday may have started out as a political stunt, but in the end it could become a model for the future of race relations in America. I'm not talking about the "teachable moment" nonsense. Nor am I particularly impressed by the idea that people of different backgrounds should get together to talk about their backgrounds.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calling police to report what she thought might be a break-in at Gates' home. Lucia Whalen's lawyer, Wendy Murphy, called the flowers a "gesture of gratitude." Murphy declined to say what was in the accompanying note. Whalen's 911 call July 16 drew police to Gates' Cambridge home. The subsequent confrontation between Gates, who is black, and Sgt. James Crowley, who is white, ended in Gates' arrest for disorderly conduct, a charge that was later dropped.
NATIONAL
July 30, 2009 | Mark Silva
To each his own. It could be the theme of that get-together over a cold beer that the president, the professor and the police officer have planned at the White House today to discuss the dust-up that was stirred up when President Obama accused the Cambridge, Mass., police of acting "stupidly" in the arrest of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his own home. The president is planning to crack a Bud Light at the meeting with Gates and Police Sgt. James Crowley.
NATIONAL
July 25, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
President Obama on Friday backed off his contention that police had acted "stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor on disorderly conduct charges at his own home -- hoping to tamp down an escalating racial furor that has diverted attention from his policy agenda. The president, making a rare surprise visit to the White House press briefing room, said he had chosen the wrong words in saying the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department had blundered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2009 | SANDY BANKS
I can already envision the hate mail this column will generate. Every time I write about anything involving race, my inbox fills with invective -- racial slurs, rants about the "welfare crowd," suggestions that I stop whining, go back to Africa and turn my "affirmative action job" over to some slighted white person. So I know a bit about how Cambridge, Mass., Police Sgt. James Crowley must have felt when he was insulted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.
NATIONAL
July 24, 2009 | Peter Wallsten, Peter Nicholas and Richard Simon
A day after saying that police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor in his own home, President Obama appeared to soften his stance Thursday, spreading the blame more equally between the police and the arrested man. Obama had previously implied during a news conference Wednesday that Henry Louis Gates Jr., his personal friend and one of the nation's preeminent African American scholars, had been a victim of racial profiling by the police.
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June 12, 1998
Eleven finalists in the 1998 Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition shared prizes of $34,950 after auditions at the Luckman Complex at Cal State Los Angeles. Joohee Choi, a 29-year-old soprano from New Jersey, took the top prize of $10,000; second-place winner was basso Valerian Ruminski, 30, of Philadelphia, who won $7,500. Arizona tenor James Crowley, 28, was awarded a third prize of $5,450.
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