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May 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Saying he owed it to fellow Marines, a Democratic state lawmaker and Vietnam veteran joined Republicans to kill a bill that would have raised the age for handgun purchases in Colorado from 18 to 21. Colorado's gun laws came under scrutiny after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, in which two teenagers killed 13 people and then committed suicide. Sen. Jim Dyer, a Democrat from Durango, said he fought alongside too many people under 21 to take away their right to buy a gun.
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May 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Saying he owed it to fellow Marines, a Democratic state lawmaker and Vietnam veteran joined Republicans to kill a bill that would have raised the age for handgun purchases in Colorado from 18 to 21. Colorado's gun laws came under scrutiny after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, in which two teenagers killed 13 people and then committed suicide. Sen. Jim Dyer, a Democrat from Durango, said he fought alongside too many people under 21 to take away their right to buy a gun.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1986
The Poway Unified School District and the union representing its 760 teachers have reached a tentative settlement on a new two-year pay increase, the union's president said Thursday. The agreement will give teachers with less than three years' and more than 13 years' service a 16.8% pay raise over two years, said Jim Dyer, president of the Poway Federation of Teachers. Teachers with three to 13 years of experience will receive a 13.8% raise, he said.
OPINION
November 4, 2002
Most of us agree that the Getty Villa museum is a gem, and we look forward to the reopening so we can again enjoy its many treasures ("Getty Villa a Gem for Us All," editorial, Oct. 27). My issue is not with the museum but with the outdoor theater designed for up to 950 occupants for day and night performances, with amplified sound and lighting. I'm not alone in my concern. Every homeowners organization in the area shares the concern, and they have joined in opposition to this inappropriate expansion in a residential neighborhood.
OPINION
April 17, 2007
Re "Pelosi: speaker, listener, conciliator and battler," April 14 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) may be earning praise for her political skills and her move to the middle, but you won't find praise coming from her constituents. Pelosi passed up a historic opportunity to put an immediate end to the occupation in Iraq -- a move that is supported by the majority of Americans, not just San Franciscans. Before any investigations had taken place, Pelosi said that "impeachment is off the table," which is clearly against the wishes of her constituency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Southern Californians can strike a blow against poverty in Africa and Asia by joining Sunday in the 18th annual Partnership Walk. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Santa Monica Pier, is held in 10 major U.S. cities each year. Money raised goes to reduce global poverty and its close companions: hunger, illiteracy and poor health. Last year's Los Angeles area walk raised more than $400,000, according to Rafiq Ghaswala, a spokesman for the Aga Khan Foundation USA, which established the Partnership Walk.
SPORTS
July 17, 1987 | STEVE ELLING, Times Staff Writer
Loyola Marymount Coach Dave Snow insists there will be no extra pressure on infielder Rick Allen next season. But if Allen feels any heat, nobody will blame him. Allen, who played at Calabasas High and Moorpark College, signed a letter of intent this week to play at Loyola. Snow said Allen figures to see plenty of action at third base. The position was previously the domain of Chris Donnels, a first-round selection in the amateur baseball draft last month.
NEWS
February 1, 2002 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To make up an estimated $1.3-billion shortage for a popular college tuition grant program, the Bush administration is proposing to cut funding for hundreds of local education and community projects that lawmakers singled out for federal aid late last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A Sept. 12 power outage that affected half of Los Angeles was caused by multiple, preventable mistakes -- from faulty design of an equipment replacement project to poor communication among workers, according to a review by a private engineering firm.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2000
Nicolai Ouroussoff offered a keen perspective on the opposing interests that have set a group of Pacific Palisades homeowners against the classical amphitheater planned for the renovated Getty Villa ("Culture? Not in Our Backyard," Nov. 5). The theater is integral to the overall plan to bring classical drama and music together with the visual arts in the Getty collection, which Judge Dzintra I. Janavs sadly failed to recognize in her ruling against the theater.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2004 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Funding for almost half the government is teetering on a partisan brink in Congress, with its fate thrown into question by disputes over a motley array of issues including meat safety, overtime pay and media ownership. Resolving the budget problem is the first order of business as Congress returns from a six-week recess Tuesday. It is also the first test of how hard it will be for Republican leaders to move President Bush's top priorities through Congress in this election year.
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