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May 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- With Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann opting against a reelection bid, the Democrat who nearly unseated her last November and was gunning for her again is now out of the race too. Jim Graves, a St. Cloud businessman, told the local website MinnPost that with the polarizing conservative choosing not to run -- perhaps out of fear she might lose -- his feeling was “mission accomplished.” “She wasn't representing the people...
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May 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- With Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann opting against a reelection bid, the Democrat who nearly unseated her last November and was gunning for her again is now out of the race too. Jim Graves, a St. Cloud businessman, told the local website MinnPost that with the polarizing conservative choosing not to run -- perhaps out of fear she might lose -- his feeling was “mission accomplished.” “She wasn't representing the people...
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November 7, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann has narrowly won a fourth term in Congress, defeating Democrat and businessman Jim Graves after an unexpectedly tough campaign. "It has truly been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of Minnesota's Sixth District in Congress, and I am humbled that they have placed their trust in me for another term," Bachmann said in a statement. For most of the night the race was too close to call with only a few hundred votes separating the two candidates, but Bachmann eventually edged ahead and secured her victory by about 4,000 votes.
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May 29, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative sensation and briefly a Republican presidential front-runner, announced Wednesday that she won't seek reelection to her congressional seat in 2014. The four-term Minnesota lawmaker told supporters in an online video that it was "the right decision" not to run again. She said it was not a reaction to the difficult challenge she may face to hold the seat, or to federal inquiries into her campaign finances and activities. Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll and showed early strength in the leadoff caucus state before her presidential bid collapsed, did not foreclose a potential future run for national office.
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May 29, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative sensation and briefly a Republican presidential front-runner, announced Wednesday that she won't seek reelection to her congressional seat in 2014. The four-term Minnesota lawmaker told supporters in an online video that it was "the right decision" not to run again. She said it was not a reaction to the difficult challenge she may face to hold the seat, or to federal inquiries into her campaign finances and activities. Bachmann, who won the 2011 Iowa straw poll and showed early strength in the leadoff caucus state before her presidential bid collapsed, did not foreclose a potential future run for national office.
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June 14, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to inject a fresh voice into Orange County's political discourse, a squad of twentysomething conservatives have launched a semi-regular newsletter they have christened Illuminare. Although the name sounds like some new condo project in North Tustin, the publication is anything but pedestrian. The tone is irreverent and impudent, a desktop Mother Jones gone skittering off to the fringes of the political right.
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October 7, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In tribute, Anke Bettenfeld, a nurse from Germany, came to the hillside tomb singing "Roadhouse Blues." She wanted to leave a can of beer as a sign of remembrance, but the guard told her to put it back in her bag. So instead, the 22-year-old woman with strawberry-red dyed hair thoughtfully smoked a cigarette while gazing on the grave. Meanwhile, a closed-circuit TV camera hidden in a street light monitored her and other pilgrims who were arriving.
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July 30, 1992 | ELIZABETH BANGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Elizabeth Bangs, a senior at Sunny Hills High School, is a regular contributor to High Life
Standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, holding on for dear life to my friend Debby, I looked out at Paris and suddenly realized . . . I was in France. This was the trip I had been waiting a year for, and Paris was its culmination. Despite what it took to reach the top of La Tour Eiffel , this was just one of many exciting parts of our trip. We saw striking truckers, had our train blocked by protesting farmers, visited historical monuments and sunbathed on a Mediterranean beach.
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January 25, 2000 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
Mission San Juan Capistrano is showcasing Orange County artwork and artifacts from 1820 to 1900 in its first major exhibition in more than 10 years. The Celebrating Cultural Connections exhibition, which opened Saturday, features a collection that includes paintings, musical instruments, clothing, maps, journals, photographs, fans, trunks and a piano.
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April 25, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
Frederick Wood Purdy, president of the docent group at Mission San Juan Capistrano, has died at age 66. The cause of his illness has yet to be determined, mission officials said. Purdy became ill while traveling in Egypt and had returned home early. For the last two years, the docents, a group of more than 100 people, unanimously elected him their president. Mission spokesman Jim Graves said Purdy was a popular docent, and visitors often requested him by name.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Danielle Ryan
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann has narrowly won a fourth term in Congress, defeating Democrat and businessman Jim Graves after an unexpectedly tough campaign. "It has truly been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of Minnesota's Sixth District in Congress, and I am humbled that they have placed their trust in me for another term," Bachmann said in a statement. For most of the night the race was too close to call with only a few hundred votes separating the two candidates, but Bachmann eventually edged ahead and secured her victory by about 4,000 votes.
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October 7, 2000 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In tribute, Anke Bettenfeld, a nurse from Germany, came to the hillside tomb singing "Roadhouse Blues." She wanted to leave a can of beer as a sign of remembrance, but the guard told her to put it back in her bag. So instead, the 22-year-old woman with strawberry-red dyed hair thoughtfully smoked a cigarette while gazing on the grave. Meanwhile, a closed-circuit TV camera hidden in a street light monitored her and other pilgrims who were arriving.
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June 14, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to inject a fresh voice into Orange County's political discourse, a squad of twentysomething conservatives have launched a semi-regular newsletter they have christened Illuminare. Although the name sounds like some new condo project in North Tustin, the publication is anything but pedestrian. The tone is irreverent and impudent, a desktop Mother Jones gone skittering off to the fringes of the political right.
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July 30, 1992 | ELIZABETH BANGS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Elizabeth Bangs, a senior at Sunny Hills High School, is a regular contributor to High Life
Standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower, holding on for dear life to my friend Debby, I looked out at Paris and suddenly realized . . . I was in France. This was the trip I had been waiting a year for, and Paris was its culmination. Despite what it took to reach the top of La Tour Eiffel , this was just one of many exciting parts of our trip. We saw striking truckers, had our train blocked by protesting farmers, visited historical monuments and sunbathed on a Mediterranean beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
Amid lush rose gardens and historic ruins, thousands this weekend are expected to attend the third annual Mission San Juan Capistrano Flower and Garden Festival. "The mission has a long tradition of having beautiful gardens and plants brought in from all parts of the world," said mission spokesman Jim Graves, explaining that Spanish padres imported many nonnative plants here 220 years ago.
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April 21, 1998 | SUSAN DEEMER
To raise money for next year's California Mission Heritage Pageant, a fund-raiser featuring actor Ricardo Montalban will be Saturday at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The pageant, set to open in August 1999, will be an educational spectacle featuring reenactments of mission historical events, period food, crafts and music, according to mission spokesman Jim Graves, one of the key organizers. It will be held about a mile from the mission at Joan Irvine Smith's Oaks/Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park.
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