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December 15, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a surprise last-minute move, a strong environmental candidate for chairman of the giant Metropolitan Water District withdrew from the race Tuesday, throwing his support to a middle-of-the-road, old guard MWD member, who was unanimously named chairman. Knowing that he did not have the votes to win, environmental activist Tim Brick headed off a potentially divisive confrontation when he endorsed rival candidate John Foley.
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December 23, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Cardinal John P. Foley, a priest who rose from working-class roots in Philadelphia to become the Vatican's longtime spokesman on Roman Catholic social teachings, has died. He was 76. Foley was perhaps best known to American audiences as host for 25 years of NBC's annual broadcast of the pope's Christmas Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. He died Dec. 11 of leukemia at a home for retired priests in Darby, Pa., the town where he was born. Citing fatigue and declining health, he returned to Philadelphia in February after four years as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a knighthood based in Rome.
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December 16, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a surprise turn of events, John V. Foley of Laguna Niguel has become general manager of the giant Metropolitan Water District. Foley, 61, currently the general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, was unanimously named to the non-paying job on Tuesday, becoming the first chairman of the 65-year-old agency--called Met--to come from Orange County.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2009 | Kim Murphy
John Foley figures he has pretty much maxed out on explaining to African American mothers why it's OK to call a black man the N-word -- as long as it's in a novel that is considered a classic. For years, English teachers have been explaining away the obvious racism in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
NEWS
December 14, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Orange County versus Los Angeles County, conservative against liberal, a West Point graduate taking on a former seminarian. Two men on opposite sides of most political and social issues are the finalists in today's election for the board chairmanship of the world's most powerful water agency, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. They are John V. (Jack) Foley of Laguna Niguel and Pasadena's Timothy F. Brick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2011 | By David O'Reilly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Cardinal John P. Foley, a priest who rose from working-class roots in Philadelphia to become the Vatican's longtime spokesman on Roman Catholic social teachings, has died. He was 76. Foley was perhaps best known to American audiences as host for 25 years of NBC's annual broadcast of the pope's Christmas Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. He died Dec. 11 of leukemia at a home for retired priests in Darby, Pa., the town where he was born. Citing fatigue and declining health, he returned to Philadelphia in February after four years as Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a knighthood based in Rome.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1989
John V. Foley, a Laguna Niguel resident, was named to the Metropolitan Water District board of directors. Foley, who is a retired Army colonel, will represent the Municipal Water District of Orange County. He is one of six water district representatives on the 51-member board. Foley is the general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, which provides water and sewer service to Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and parts of Dana Point. Foley retired from the U.S.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the four sleek blue and yellow F/A-18s execute the slow, graceful barrel roll in front of the gaping crowd, two other Blue Angels' jets circle lazily in the sky three miles away awaiting their cue to race toward center stage. "Can you take a mark?" Lt. Matt Seamon asks. "I can take a mark," replies Lt. John Foley. "Stand by. . . . Mark it!" Seamon says. Foley, 31, of Laguna Niguel, recounts what happens next in order to execute one of 25 aerial stunts that the six-plane Blue Angel team will perform at the El Toro Air Show Saturday and Sunday: Upon hearing "Mark it!"
NATIONAL
January 19, 2009 | Kim Murphy
John Foley figures he has pretty much maxed out on explaining to African American mothers why it's OK to call a black man the N-word -- as long as it's in a novel that is considered a classic. For years, English teachers have been explaining away the obvious racism in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
NEWS
June 5, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
You can book a vacation, order groceries or buy a book on the Internet, but you will never have your sins forgiven online, the Vatican said. A top Vatican official told Italian media that the Roman Catholic Church would rule out giving confessions over the Internet in a document to be issued by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.
NEWS
December 16, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a surprise turn of events, John V. Foley of Laguna Niguel has become general manager of the giant Metropolitan Water District. Foley, 61, currently the general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, was unanimously named to the non-paying job on Tuesday, becoming the first chairman of the 65-year-old agency--called Met--to come from Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | FREDERICK M. MUIR and JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a surprise last-minute move, a strong environmental candidate for chairman of the giant Metropolitan Water District withdrew from the race Tuesday, throwing his support to a middle-of-the-road, old guard MWD member, who was unanimously named chairman. Knowing that he did not have the votes to win, environmental activist Tim Brick headed off a potentially divisive confrontation when he endorsed rival candidate John Foley.
NEWS
December 14, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Orange County versus Los Angeles County, conservative against liberal, a West Point graduate taking on a former seminarian. Two men on opposite sides of most political and social issues are the finalists in today's election for the board chairmanship of the world's most powerful water agency, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. They are John V. (Jack) Foley of Laguna Niguel and Pasadena's Timothy F. Brick.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the four sleek blue and yellow F/A-18s execute the slow, graceful barrel roll in front of the gaping crowd, two other Blue Angels' jets circle lazily in the sky three miles away awaiting their cue to race toward center stage. "Can you take a mark?" Lt. Matt Seamon asks. "I can take a mark," replies Lt. John Foley. "Stand by. . . . Mark it!" Seamon says. Foley, 31, of Laguna Niguel, recounts what happens next in order to execute one of 25 aerial stunts that the six-plane Blue Angel team will perform at the El Toro Air Show Saturday and Sunday: Upon hearing "Mark it!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1989
John V. Foley, a Laguna Niguel resident, was named to the Metropolitan Water District board of directors. Foley, who is a retired Army colonel, will represent the Municipal Water District of Orange County. He is one of six water district representatives on the 51-member board. Foley is the general manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District, which provides water and sewer service to Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and parts of Dana Point. Foley retired from the U.S.
NEWS
September 13, 1985
Pope John Paul II will no longer be given a byline on the column of his past writings distributed to 200 newspapers by publisher Rupert Murdoch's news syndicates, the syndicates said. The Vatican has criticized the presentation of the column. The News America and Times of London syndicates said in a note to editors that the title of future columns is being changed from "Observations by Pope John Paul II" to "Selected Observations of Pope John Paul II."
NEWS
May 16, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Vatican wants new laws against pornography and favors the practice of boycotting products of firms that sponsor sexy television programs, an American archbishop told reporters today. A report by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications said producing or spreading pornography's "noxious products" is a serious moral evil. Claims that pornography should be tolerated, Archbishop John Foley said, stem from "bad libertarian arguments." The 13-page paper, called "Pornography and Violence in the Communications Media: A Pastoral Response," said there has been a widespread increase in both.
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