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March 4, 2010
Billboard blight Re "Deal struck over giant sign," March 2 As someone involved for more than a decade in making Hollywood a better place, I say this to Kayvan Setareh: Jails are for people who flagrantly and repeatedly violate the law. Jail is where you belong. To Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich: You are our hero. Our community groups have worked hard to bring Hollywood back, only to have our beautiful, historic buildings trashed with impunity by the likes of Setareh.
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SPORTS
August 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Pitcher-turned-politician Jim Bunning used his Hall of Fame podium to campaign for baseball to hire a commissioner, saying the sport must solve its problems "before the Congress of the United States gives up on you and intervenes." Earl Weaver playfully jibed fellow Hall member Jim Palmer, who stood when his former Baltimore manager was introduced. Weaver's "acerbic wit" was noted on his plaque.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2010 | By James Oliphant
Senate leaders Tuesday night resolved an impasse over emergency aid to the jobless that had driven a wedge into Republican ranks and given Democrats a political weapon. The deal overcame the continued objections of a single senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who for days had held up short-term extensions of unemployment and COBRA benefits over concerns that the bill would increase the federal deficit. To pacify Bunning, Senate Democrats agreed to allow a floor vote on an amendment to offset the cost of the bill.
SPORTS
January 5, 1997 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
The baseball Hall of Fame voting will be announced Monday. Last year, for the first time since 1971, no candidate received the required 75% of the votes. Phil Niekro, with a lifetime record of 318-274, was the closest, receiving 68.2% of the vote. A look at the players with the highest percentages of votes without election to the Hall of Fame: *--* YEAR PLAYER PCT. ELECTED THAT YEAR 1985 Nellie Fox 74.6 Hoyt Wilhelm, Lou Brock 1986 Billy Williams 74.1 Willie McCovey 1988 Jim Bunning 74.
SPORTS
March 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Earl Weaver, the salty-tongued manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and Jim Bunning, the pitcher who became a blunt-speaking congressman, now have something to talk about. They'll get that chance this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y. Weaver and Bunning were among four new members voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday by the Veterans Committee. Negro Leagues pitcher Bill Foster and turn-of-the-century manager Ned Hanlon also were chosen by the 14-member panel.
SPORTS
December 14, 2008 | Mike Penner
It sounds like a punch line too good to be true, but a beer vendor has been voted into the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame. Allan Hale became the 11th member of the hall, and he had to work to get there. Hale, 70, has been hawking beer at Lambeau Field since the Lombardi years, making his debut in 1963. He landed the job when he was approached by a vendor while looking for a ticket to a game. Hale told the Associated Press he made $8.05 the first game and never stopped.
OPINION
March 4, 2010
Billboard blight Re "Deal struck over giant sign," March 2 As someone involved for more than a decade in making Hollywood a better place, I say this to Kayvan Setareh: Jails are for people who flagrantly and repeatedly violate the law. Jail is where you belong. To Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich: You are our hero. Our community groups have worked hard to bring Hollywood back, only to have our beautiful, historic buildings trashed with impunity by the likes of Setareh.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Richard Simon
Resorting to an old-fashioned one-man filibuster, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is blocking an extension of unemployment benefits and health insurance payments for hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans because of his concerns over the federal budget deficit. The programs are set to expire at midnight Sunday, and the Senate's inaction could delay payments. Democratic and Republican leaders had agreed to pass a one-month extension through a process known as unanimous consent, in which no formal vote was required.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Richard Simon
Resorting to an old-fashioned one-man filibuster, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is blocking an extension of unemployment benefits and health insurance payments for hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans because of his concerns over the federal budget deficit. The programs are set to expire at midnight Sunday, and the Senate's inaction could delay payments. Democratic and Republican leaders had agreed to pass a one-month extension through a process known as unanimous consent, in which no formal vote was required.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2009 | James Oliphant
In just the last couple of weeks, he clumsily pronounced a Supreme Court justice to be near death and suggested he could sue a fellow senator and the Republican Party. He's raised almost no money for his reelection bid next year and is in serious danger of losing his once-safe seat to the other party. Party insiders are terrified practically every time he opens his mouth, but he seems determined not to go gently into the night.
SPORTS
December 14, 2008 | Mike Penner
It sounds like a punch line too good to be true, but a beer vendor has been voted into the Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame. Allan Hale became the 11th member of the hall, and he had to work to get there. Hale, 70, has been hawking beer at Lambeau Field since the Lombardi years, making his debut in 1963. He landed the job when he was approached by a vendor while looking for a ticket to a game. Hale told the Associated Press he made $8.05 the first game and never stopped.
SPORTS
January 5, 1997 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
The baseball Hall of Fame voting will be announced Monday. Last year, for the first time since 1971, no candidate received the required 75% of the votes. Phil Niekro, with a lifetime record of 318-274, was the closest, receiving 68.2% of the vote. A look at the players with the highest percentages of votes without election to the Hall of Fame: *--* YEAR PLAYER PCT. ELECTED THAT YEAR 1985 Nellie Fox 74.6 Hoyt Wilhelm, Lou Brock 1986 Billy Williams 74.1 Willie McCovey 1988 Jim Bunning 74.
SPORTS
August 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Pitcher-turned-politician Jim Bunning used his Hall of Fame podium to campaign for baseball to hire a commissioner, saying the sport must solve its problems "before the Congress of the United States gives up on you and intervenes." Earl Weaver playfully jibed fellow Hall member Jim Palmer, who stood when his former Baltimore manager was introduced. Weaver's "acerbic wit" was noted on his plaque.
SPORTS
March 6, 1996 | From Associated Press
Earl Weaver, the salty-tongued manager of the Baltimore Orioles, and Jim Bunning, the pitcher who became a blunt-speaking congressman, now have something to talk about. They'll get that chance this summer in Cooperstown, N.Y. Weaver and Bunning were among four new members voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday by the Veterans Committee. Negro Leagues pitcher Bill Foster and turn-of-the-century manager Ned Hanlon also were chosen by the 14-member panel.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2010 | By James Oliphant
Senate leaders Tuesday night resolved an impasse over emergency aid to the jobless that had driven a wedge into Republican ranks and given Democrats a political weapon. The deal overcame the continued objections of a single senator, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky, who for days had held up short-term extensions of unemployment and COBRA benefits over concerns that the bill would increase the federal deficit. To pacify Bunning, Senate Democrats agreed to allow a floor vote on an amendment to offset the cost of the bill.
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