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July 8, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
In his strongest comments yet on the burgeoning scandals in his department, Housing Secretary Jack Kemp on Friday blamed Samuel R. Pierce Jr., his predecessor, for the agency's current troubles and indicated that he might halt additional programs as part of his in-house cleanup.
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July 8, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
In his strongest comments yet on the burgeoning scandals in his department, Housing Secretary Jack Kemp on Friday blamed Samuel R. Pierce Jr., his predecessor, for the agency's current troubles and indicated that he might halt additional programs as part of his in-house cleanup.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1987
Southern California's transportation problems and their impact on the region's economy will be discussed, along with proposed solutions, at a daylong conference sponsored by Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach). Scheduled for June 22 at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa, the conference will feature speakers from industry and government. Speakers will include Irvine Co. Vice Chairman Thomas H. Nielsen, Rep. Glenn Anderson (D-Long Beach), Assistant U. S.
NEWS
July 7, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A White House official has been told to stop dealing with certain aspects of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's budget because she is under congressional scrutiny for projects she handled while working at the scandal-scarred agency. Janet Hale was informed of the move late Thursday by Budget Director Richard G.
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July 20, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Former Cabinet Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. agreed Wednesday to testify Aug. 3 before House investigators on allegations that he ordered two subordinates at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to approve a controversial Durham, N.C., apartment project. In addition, Pierce promised to answer questions on other issues from the House subcommittee investigating political favoritism and poor management at the department during his eight-year tenure there.
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July 14, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
House investigators Thursday summoned U.S. Trade Representative Carla Anderson Hills to testify next week at hearings on political favoritism at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hills, a secretary of housing in the mid-1970s, will be asked about her intervention in 1985 with top officials of the agency on behalf of DRG Funding Corp., a troubled mortgage lender that was suspended by HUD recently after defaulting on mortgage loans.
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July 14, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Two former officials of the Housing and Urban Development Department today contradicted the claim of ex-HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. that he was not directly involved in deciding which housing projects should be funded. The officials told a House Government Operations subcommittee that Pierce overruled nearly unanimous recommendations of the department's professional staff and directed approval of a rehabilitation project in Durham, N.C., sought by Pierce's former law partner. Rep.
NEWS
May 24, 1985 | ROBERTA SMOODIN, Smoodin's latest novel is "Inventing Uranov" (Atheneum). and
The Jailing of Cecelia Capture by Janet Campbell Hale (Random House: $15.95) Earnestness may be the hardest quality to evaluate in a novel, because one wants so to like what is earnest and sincere.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
A former Housing and Urban Development official Friday contradicted one-time HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce's sworn statement that he played no direct role in deciding which housing projects received HUD financing. Shirley McKay Wiseman, former general deputy assistant secretary for housing, said Pierce called her and instructed her to approve millions of dollars for a Durham, N.C., project sought by Pierce's former law partner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1987 | JONATHAN WEISMAN, Times Staff Writer
Although implored by Rep. Robert Badham (R-Newport Beach) to stress the positive, most speakers at an all-day traffic symposium Monday in Costa Mesa dwelt on the negative. Gridlock is a problem that won't soon go away, many speakers said, citing the county's anticipated continued population growth, a slower pace of economic expansion, the limited ability of government to help out and taxpayer reluctance to fund more roads.
NEWS
July 11, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp pledged here Monday that the widening scandal now plaguing his department will not be "used as an excuse" by the Bush Administration to permanently shut down the department's programs aimed at helping America's poor and homeless. In a sometimes emotional speech to the 80th annual convention of the National Assn.
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