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March 17, 1986
There it was again, a familiar description of an older couple: (story on NASA's flaws, March 2) " . . . 60-year-old (James M.) Beggs, a tall, patrician figure, and his wife, Mary, a slender grandmother." Why is it always the woman who is described as a "grandmother" while the man somehow is never pictured as a "grandfather?" I'm sure it's meant as a form of compliment--everyone likes grandmothers--but if that's true, why not let the men in on the act? Surely grandfathers are to be equally respected.
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July 7, 1988 | Associated Press
More than a year after a key deputy refused to do so, outgoing Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III has issued a "profound apology" to former NASA Administrator James M. Beggs for the Justice Department's attempt to prosecute him on fraud charges. Meese, in a letter that was hand-delivered to Beggs, said he had an opportunity to review "the circumstances surrounding the wrongful indictment against you" and that "there is no way to undo the pain that you have suffered."
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July 7, 1988 | Associated Press
More than a year after a key deputy refused to do so, outgoing Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III has issued a "profound apology" to former NASA Administrator James M. Beggs for the Justice Department's attempt to prosecute him on fraud charges. Meese, in a letter that was hand-delivered to Beggs, said he had an opportunity to review "the circumstances surrounding the wrongful indictment against you" and that "there is no way to undo the pain that you have suffered."
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June 23, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Former NASA Administrator James M. Beggs said Monday that he would welcome an apology from Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III over defense-contracting fraud charges that were dropped against him, but he insisted he is not bitter. At a news conference, Beggs criticized U.S. Atty. Robert C.
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June 23, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Former NASA Administrator James M. Beggs said Monday that he would welcome an apology from Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III over defense-contracting fraud charges that were dropped against him, but he insisted he is not bitter. At a news conference, Beggs criticized U.S. Atty. Robert C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court cleared the way Friday for prosecution of four top General Dynamics Corp. officials, including former NASA chief James M. Beggs, on fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from the company's Sgt. York anti-aircraft gun contract. The decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dissolves a stay imposed by a U.S.
NEWS
February 7, 1985
The head of America's space program admitted that the United States may not be able to hold its considerable lead over the Europeans in launching commercial satellites for profit. Administrator James M. Beggs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration told the House Science and Technology Committee, "All I can tell you is that our position in the market has deteriorated in the past year."
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February 26, 1985 | Associated Press
The Air Force and the space agency have settled a bitter dispute over use of the space shuttle, with the military agreeing to use one-third of all future shuttle flights in return for a price break, the space agency chief said today. James M.
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February 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Indicted NASA Administrator James M. Beggs resigned today, allowing President Reagan to name a new top space agency executive, congressional officials said. Beggs, 60, had been administrator of NASA since July 7, 1981, three months after the first shuttle flight. He has been on unpaid leave since Dec. 2, when he and three other former General Dynamics executives were indicted by a grand jury on charges they plotted to hide cost overruns on the ill-fated Sgt.
NEWS
April 8, 1986
After denying a motion to dismiss the case against General Dynamics and four present and former executives of the company, U. S. District Court Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez continued the trial date from July 8 to Oct. 14. The giant defense contractor, James M. Beggs, Ralph E. Hawes Jr., David L. McPherson and James C. Hansen Jr. were indicted by a federal grand jury last December on charges of conspiring to defraud the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court cleared the way Friday for prosecution of four top General Dynamics Corp. officials, including former NASA chief James M. Beggs, on fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from the company's Sgt. York anti-aircraft gun contract. The decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dissolves a stay imposed by a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1986
There it was again, a familiar description of an older couple: (story on NASA's flaws, March 2) " . . . 60-year-old (James M.) Beggs, a tall, patrician figure, and his wife, Mary, a slender grandmother." Why is it always the woman who is described as a "grandmother" while the man somehow is never pictured as a "grandfather?" I'm sure it's meant as a form of compliment--everyone likes grandmothers--but if that's true, why not let the men in on the act? Surely grandfathers are to be equally respected.
NEWS
August 9, 1986
A gag order was imposed by a federal judge Friday on lawyers involved in the government's fraud case against General Dynamics Corp., which is accused along with four executives of conspiring to cheat the Department of Defense out of $3.2 million on the Sgt. York anti-aircraft gun. U.S. District Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez in Los Angeles granted a defense motion for the order so that the disclosure of information outside of court would not "interfere with a fair trial."
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