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July 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Twelve-term U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) filed petitions Monday to make him eligible to run for mayor against incumbent Coleman A. Young, who is seeking an unprecedented fifth term. Conyers, 60, a Democrat, filed his petitions with City Clerk James Bradley. "He has more than enough petitions to make him eligible, and they're still bringing more in," said Amelie Allen, a worker in the clerk's office. Candidates have until 4 p.m. today to become eligible to run in the nonpartisan Sept.
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December 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. has been accused of punching a woman in the eye during a bar fight in Detroit. A spokesman for Monica Conyers, a city councilwoman-elect, confirmed that she was involved in an altercation. But the spokesman said Conyers merely defended herself after being attacked by another woman. Sam Riddle, Conyers' chief of staff, said Rebecca Mews became upset Tuesday at a birthday party for her date.
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NEWS
July 21, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic development that threatens William Lucas' nomination as the government's chief civil rights enforcer, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) Thursday withdrew his endorsement a day after introducing Lucas to the Senate Judiciary Committee with warm praise. Conyers told a hushed session of the panel that he was taking the unusual action with "a slightly heavy heart" because of Lucas' hands-off position on recent Supreme Court rulings that civil rights leaders regard as disastrous setbacks.
NEWS
February 6, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Damaging information about the tobacco industry was disclosed here Thursday as a congressman released documents detailing the industry's attempts to specifically target African Americans, in particular African American youths. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. has been accused of punching a woman in the eye during a bar fight in Detroit. A spokesman for Monica Conyers, a city councilwoman-elect, confirmed that she was involved in an altercation. But the spokesman said Conyers merely defended herself after being attacked by another woman. Sam Riddle, Conyers' chief of staff, said Rebecca Mews became upset Tuesday at a birthday party for her date.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's chief spokesman warned civil rights groups Friday that they are jeopardizing "a cordial relationship" with the attorney general by opposing the confirmation of William Lucas as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer. In another hardball response to Lucas' mounting difficulties, the spokesman, David Runkel, also accused Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990
The Inglewood City Council has agreed to support the concept of federal government reparations for the descendants of slaves, but only after the resolution was broadened to include other ethnic groups that have suffered discrimination. A strongly worded resolution introduced by Councilman Garland Hardeman lamented the "barbarities of institutionalized slavery" on African-Americans and urged Congress to support a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leading black congressman took Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to task Wednesday for "harassment of black elected officials," citing the investigation of District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry and the government's decision to retry Rep. Harold E. Ford (D-Tenn.). Thornburgh, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, dismissed the accusations by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) as "totally and absolutely false."
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Coleman A. Young, the black mayor of this deeply troubled city who is seeking an unprecedented fifth term, was sweeping to an easy victory in Tuesday's primary election. But in a surprising upset, a little-known conservative black businessman, Tom Barrow, was defeating John Conyers Jr., a powerful black Democratic congressman, for second place and the right to challenge Young in the Nov. 7 general election.
NEWS
September 8, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Despite a virtually broken economy, a tidal wave of drug-related crime and a massive population exodus to the suburbs, Detroit seemed poised to reelect Mayor Coleman A. Young to an unprecedented fifth term this year. Although the 71-year-old Young's popularity had plunged as voters started losing patience with conditions in the city, earlier this summer it appeared that he would easily fend off the weak field of candidates challenging him in next Tuesday's primary.
NEWS
February 21, 1993 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial "Star Wars" test, blocked for years by protests, lawsuits and even a hurricane, may take place as early as this week when missiles are launched from a dramatic, wind-swept beach on the island of Kauai. Opponents are holding a weekend vigil and plan to occupy part of the Nohili Dunes--an ancient Hawaiian burial site--to try to stop the launch, which could come as early as Monday.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leading black congressman took Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh to task Wednesday for "harassment of black elected officials," citing the investigation of District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry and the government's decision to retry Rep. Harold E. Ford (D-Tenn.). Thornburgh, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, dismissed the accusations by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) as "totally and absolutely false."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1990
The Inglewood City Council has agreed to support the concept of federal government reparations for the descendants of slaves, but only after the resolution was broadened to include other ethnic groups that have suffered discrimination. A strongly worded resolution introduced by Councilman Garland Hardeman lamented the "barbarities of institutionalized slavery" on African-Americans and urged Congress to support a bill introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Coleman A. Young, the black mayor of this deeply troubled city who is seeking an unprecedented fifth term, was sweeping to an easy victory in Tuesday's primary election. But in a surprising upset, a little-known conservative black businessman, Tom Barrow, was defeating John Conyers Jr., a powerful black Democratic congressman, for second place and the right to challenge Young in the Nov. 7 general election.
NEWS
September 8, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
Despite a virtually broken economy, a tidal wave of drug-related crime and a massive population exodus to the suburbs, Detroit seemed poised to reelect Mayor Coleman A. Young to an unprecedented fifth term this year. Although the 71-year-old Young's popularity had plunged as voters started losing patience with conditions in the city, earlier this summer it appeared that he would easily fend off the weak field of candidates challenging him in next Tuesday's primary.
NEWS
July 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Twelve-term U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) filed petitions Monday to make him eligible to run for mayor against incumbent Coleman A. Young, who is seeking an unprecedented fifth term. Conyers, 60, a Democrat, filed his petitions with City Clerk James Bradley. "He has more than enough petitions to make him eligible, and they're still bringing more in," said Amelie Allen, a worker in the clerk's office. Candidates have until 4 p.m. today to become eligible to run in the nonpartisan Sept.
NEWS
February 21, 1993 | SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial "Star Wars" test, blocked for years by protests, lawsuits and even a hurricane, may take place as early as this week when missiles are launched from a dramatic, wind-swept beach on the island of Kauai. Opponents are holding a weekend vigil and plan to occupy part of the Nohili Dunes--an ancient Hawaiian burial site--to try to stop the launch, which could come as early as Monday.
NEWS
February 6, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Damaging information about the tobacco industry was disclosed here Thursday as a congressman released documents detailing the industry's attempts to specifically target African Americans, in particular African American youths. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's chief spokesman warned civil rights groups Friday that they are jeopardizing "a cordial relationship" with the attorney general by opposing the confirmation of William Lucas as the nation's chief civil rights enforcer. In another hardball response to Lucas' mounting difficulties, the spokesman, David Runkel, also accused Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.
NEWS
July 21, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic development that threatens William Lucas' nomination as the government's chief civil rights enforcer, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) Thursday withdrew his endorsement a day after introducing Lucas to the Senate Judiciary Committee with warm praise. Conyers told a hushed session of the panel that he was taking the unusual action with "a slightly heavy heart" because of Lucas' hands-off position on recent Supreme Court rulings that civil rights leaders regard as disastrous setbacks.
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