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October 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Sen. Daniel J. Evans (R-Wash.) said Tuesday that he will not seek reelection next year. Evans, 62, cited "personal factors" for the decision and said he lamented the lack of real debate in the Senate. He also noted his distaste for campaigning in an era of single-issue politics. Evans, known as a moderate, is the only man elected to three consecutive terms as governor of Washington, and has never lost an election in the Democratic-leaning state.
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May 27, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every Navy pilot is Tom Cruise and not every plane is sleek and savage. They too serve who function as midair gasoline station attendants in bulbous-nosed craft whose engines hum but do not roar. Their mission is long on responsibility and difficulty but short on glamour. No Hollywood movie will ever tell their story.
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October 22, 1988 | Associated Press
In what may have been his final remarks on the Senate floor, Democrat John C. Stennis of Mississippi said Friday that in "thinking over the years that have passed so rapidly" he has concluded that the most needed quality in a lawmaker is the willingness to cooperate. The end of the 100th Congress marks the end of Stennis' Senate career, dating to 1947. He will remain a senator until the 101st Congress convenes in January.
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April 24, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. John C. Stennis (D-Miss.), a deeply religious defense hawk who served four decades in the Senate and exercised a major influence on U.S. military policy, died of pneumonia Sunday afternoon at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 93. Nicknamed the "Conscience of the Senate" for his personal rectitude and his efforts to shape the upper house's code of ethics, Stennis retired in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not every Navy pilot is Tom Cruise and not every plane is sleek and savage. They too serve who function as midair gasoline station attendants in bulbous-nosed craft whose engines hum but do not roar. Their mission is long on responsibility and difficulty but short on glamour. No Hollywood movie will ever tell their story.
NEWS
April 24, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. John C. Stennis (D-Miss.), a deeply religious defense hawk who served four decades in the Senate and exercised a major influence on U.S. military policy, died of pneumonia Sunday afternoon at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 93. Nicknamed the "Conscience of the Senate" for his personal rectitude and his efforts to shape the upper house's code of ethics, Stennis retired in 1988.
NEWS
November 9, 1987 | Associated Press
House Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said Saturday he plans to run for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat John C. Stennis.
NEWS
October 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Sen. John C. Stennis (D-Miss.) was released Thursday from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, three days after he underwent surgery to correct a prostate gland problem. Stennis, 86, announced earlier this week that he would not seek reelection next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Navy has selected San Diego over Bremerton, Wash., to be the home port of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, scheduled to be commissioned in 2003. San Diego, the Navy's largest West Coast port, is currently home to the carriers Constellation, John C. Stennis and Nimitz. The Reagan, under construction at Newport News, Va., will add 3,000 jobs and $226 million a year in payroll and other expenditures to the local economy.
NATIONAL
May 10, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Marine officer who has held engineering and management jobs in three NASA centers is taking over as manager of the space shuttle program as the space agency tries to recover from the Columbia disaster. William W. Parsons, 47-year-old director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, was named the new manager of the space shuttle program, succeeding Ron Dittemore, who acted as NASA's most prominent spokesman after the loss of Columbia.
NEWS
October 22, 1988 | Associated Press
In what may have been his final remarks on the Senate floor, Democrat John C. Stennis of Mississippi said Friday that in "thinking over the years that have passed so rapidly" he has concluded that the most needed quality in a lawmaker is the willingness to cooperate. The end of the 100th Congress marks the end of Stennis' Senate career, dating to 1947. He will remain a senator until the 101st Congress convenes in January.
NEWS
October 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Sen. Daniel J. Evans (R-Wash.) said Tuesday that he will not seek reelection next year. Evans, 62, cited "personal factors" for the decision and said he lamented the lack of real debate in the Senate. He also noted his distaste for campaigning in an era of single-issue politics. Evans, known as a moderate, is the only man elected to three consecutive terms as governor of Washington, and has never lost an election in the Democratic-leaning state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four crew members aboard a Navy warplane on a training flight in the western Pacific are dead after the plane crashed on the island of Iwo Jima, officials announced Friday. The S-3B Viking was assigned to the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis. The four were part of a squadron based at North Island Naval Air Station in nearby Coronado. No cause is known for the crash, which occurred Monday. The crew members were identified as Lt. Patrick Sean Myrick, 31; Lt. James Joseph Pupplo, 34; Lt. Cmdr.
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March 17, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Navy searched waters off Puerto Rico for two pilots whose plane crashed during a routine exercise. Both men were presumed dead. The S-3 Viking plane piloted by Lts. Thomas P. Wilcox III and Donald R. Cioffi crashed shortly after takeoff from the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis on Friday night, naval officials said. The Stennis, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, is on a seven-week training exercise in the Caribbean with a crew of 4,500. The S-3 Viking was on an in-flight refueling mission.
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