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December 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Spokane Mayor Jim West said he no longer engaged in gay sex and had stopped visiting Internet chat rooms. "I wish there was a rewind button," West said. "Basically, that's what I'm asking the public for: a second chance." However, polls indicate that a second chance isn't likely when voters decide Tuesday whether to recall West from office.
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December 4, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Spokane Mayor Jim West said he no longer engaged in gay sex and had stopped visiting Internet chat rooms. "I wish there was a rewind button," West said. "Basically, that's what I'm asking the public for: a second chance." However, polls indicate that a second chance isn't likely when voters decide Tuesday whether to recall West from office.
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October 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Spokane Mayor Jim West, embroiled in a City Hall sex scandal, will face a recall election Dec. 6 now that opponents have gathered enough signatures to put his fate on the ballot. Elections Supervisor Paul Brandt said that workers stopped counting after verifying 12,684 signatures, 117 more than needed for a recall election. West, 55, is accused of misusing his office by seeking dates from young men over a website and offering them gifts, trips and jobs at City Hall.
NATIONAL
October 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Spokane Mayor Jim West, embroiled in a City Hall sex scandal, will face a recall election Dec. 6 now that opponents have gathered enough signatures to put his fate on the ballot. Elections Supervisor Paul Brandt said that workers stopped counting after verifying 12,684 signatures, 117 more than needed for a recall election. West, 55, is accused of misusing his office by seeking dates from young men over a website and offering them gifts, trips and jobs at City Hall.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1999 | DANNY BIEDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ads for the new movie "Wild Wild West" speak the truth. It is "a whole new West"--because this "West" is a whole lot different from the popular 1960s TV series on which it is based. Both versions follow the fantastic adventures of two government agents who, on orders from President Ulysses Grant, battle exotic villains in the days of the Old West. The main difference is that, for this new train ride, the soul of the original series got left behind.
NATIONAL
June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Republican Party joined Spokane County GOP leaders in demanding that Spokane Mayor James E. West, once one of the party's top elected officials, resign in the wake of a sex scandal. West, a former state Senate majority leader, has said he will stay and fight allegations that he misused his current office and that he sexually abused two boys decades ago. The mayor has scheduled a news conference today at which he has indicated he will answer questions about his conduct.
NATIONAL
November 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A private investigator hired by the Spokane City Council says Mayor Jim West, who is facing a recall election over a sex scandal, violated the city's Internet policy and state law. In an 18-page report, Mark Busto concluded that the mayor broke state law by offering a position on the city's Human Rights Commission to a young man he pursued for a sexual relationship. The mayor has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.
SPORTS
April 30, 1988
Perhaps Webster's dictionary should change its definition of shark. One suggestion: A man whose compassion brought a smile to one and in turn brought happiness to many. See Greg Norman. JIM FELTON West Los Angeles
NEWS
October 22, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Communist Party U.S.A., a Marxist stepchild whose parents moved without leaving a forwarding address, is becoming more like the dispossessed and homeless it claims to represent. Increasingly alone as wayward uncles in Hungary, Romania, and finally the Soviet Union itself stray from the house of ideology built by Lenin and Marx, the party finds itself struggling to identify goals for today's communist. "We have grown," said party spokesman Jim West. "We're not a hidebound thing.
TRAVEL
August 27, 1995
United Airlines is not the only airline to operate flights around the world ("Around the World on United Airlines," News, Tips & Bargains, Aug. 6). Air France has had around-the-world flights for years, from Paris to Tokyo to Papeete to Los Angeles, and back to Paris. JIM FUHRMAN West Hollywood Send letters to Travel Section, The Times, Times Mirror Square, L. A. 90053.
NATIONAL
June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Republican Party joined Spokane County GOP leaders in demanding that Spokane Mayor James E. West, once one of the party's top elected officials, resign in the wake of a sex scandal. West, a former state Senate majority leader, has said he will stay and fight allegations that he misused his current office and that he sexually abused two boys decades ago. The mayor has scheduled a news conference today at which he has indicated he will answer questions about his conduct.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1999 | DANNY BIEDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ads for the new movie "Wild Wild West" speak the truth. It is "a whole new West"--because this "West" is a whole lot different from the popular 1960s TV series on which it is based. Both versions follow the fantastic adventures of two government agents who, on orders from President Ulysses Grant, battle exotic villains in the days of the Old West. The main difference is that, for this new train ride, the soul of the original series got left behind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1999
I felt your Oct. 29 editorial, "Hands off Chinese Sect," was misleading. Dozens of people died because their leader told them that they did not need medicine like insulin if they are diabetics, and that instead they only needed to practice Falun Gong. The leader of this organization also claimed that he could prevent the Earth from exploding, to save his followers. The Chinese government canceled the cult to prevent what happened in a Japanese subway a year ago or the incident that happened in Waco, Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1988
The Times cited 11 leading American population biologists who now assume that our planet's human population will almost surely reach 8 billion (Sept. 4, Part I). Isn't it puzzling that we talk so little about this basic facet of ourselves--our numbers as a species? With 1 billion more persons due by 1995, we seem to be going into extra innings in the real "world series." Perhaps it's time for a conference on the mound. Let's all look at the scoreboard and call on the world leaders to put this issue on the agenda for the next economic summit.
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