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January 6, 2002 | JOHANNA NEUMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Reagan once called him the king of cholesterol, and it's true his breakfasts were larded with eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns. Health concerns, however, did little to stem the crowd's appetite for news. For more than 35 years, journalist Godfrey "Budge" Sperling presided over Washington's premier power breakfast.
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December 11, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
Thomas Hoving, a controversial fixture of the art world who turned New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art into a hot spot during his decade as its director, helping to pioneer the blockbuster exhibitions that have transformed once-staid institutions into popular destinations, died Thursday at his New York City home. He was 78. FOR THE RECORD: Thomas Hoving obituary: In Friday's Section A, the obituary of Metropolitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Hoving said "investment banker Robert Lehman gave the museum $7 million to re-create his New York apartment, including his art collection, inside the museum.
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August 20, 2003 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
While offering a mea culpa to all Californians, Gov. Gray Davis' apologetic and combative speech Tuesday was aimed above all at persuading fellow Democrats that they are better off keeping him in power than ousting him in the upcoming recall election. For weeks, shoring up his faltering Democratic base has been Davis' key endeavor. This time, he tried to do it not just by admitting mistakes, but also by pointedly casting the recall as part of a national effort by Republicans to "steal elections."
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August 11, 1985 | ALLAN PARACHINI
Let them toy with a strike. Let it snow. I am impregnable. I had watched and listened Tuesday as the baseball strike took shape. I was perfectly confident that, no matter what, I could go home after work, pour myself a glass of lemonade, tear open a bag of Bell's salt-free potato chips and fire up a baseball game on TV. It's of no consequence now that the work stoppage lasted only one day.
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May 18, 1989 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Former U.S. Atty. Rudolph W. Giuliani, who won a national reputation fighting crooked stock traders, corrupt politicians and Mafia chieftains, announced Wednesday that he is a candidate for mayor of New York City, charging that the city is "out of control." The 44-year-old Republican, who has the endorsement of New York's Liberal Party also, entered the race as the clear early favorite in the polls for both the primary and the general elections. After introducing his wife, Donna Hanover, and holding up his 3-year-old son, Andrew, he made crime fighting the cornerstone of his campaign.
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May 15, 1990 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When a black teen-ager was killed in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn last summer after a run-in with a gang of whites, mayoral candidate David N. Dinkins made it clear what New York should expect from its top leader: "The tone and climate of the city does get set at City Hall." The perception that Dinkins could soothe racial tensions was probably the single biggest force behind his election as New York's first black mayor.
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April 6, 1992 | PHILIP GOLDBERG, Philip Goldberg of Los Angeles is the author of "This Is Next Year" (Ballantine, 1992), a novel set in Brooklyn during the 1955 World Series
With opening day, the true beginning of spring, I dust off my lucky cap. It's an authentic Brooklyn Dodger model, size 7 1/4, deep-blue wool with a fancy white B on the front--not one of those one-size-fits-all counterfeits with a plastic strap in the back. Ersatz caps are powerless. Mine works miracles. When I wear it, the Dodgers win. Well, usually win. It is not 100% effective, but its batting average easily surpasses that of prayer.
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July 11, 2001 | PATT MORRISON
God bless you, New York City. God bless you for so gallantly going out of your way to make Los Angeles look good. Every time L.A. does something off-center, off-kilter, off-color, off-base, this city can count on you, the bighearted Big Apple, to draw our fire, by doing something even worse. Rodney King takes a few whacks on a midnight freeway--and you step right in and oblige with Abner Louima, a man who was not only beaten but sodomized with a broomstick, right in the police station.
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December 17, 1989 | THOMAS J. MAIER, NEWSDAY
In many ways, methadone is a lot like the drugs that it promised to replace: heroin and morphine. A white, crystalline, synthetic opiate, methadone hydrochloride is similar in potency and effect to those naturally derived narcotics. If improperly taken, it, too, can be deadly. Methadone was created by German chemists during World War II as a painkilling substitute for morphine. It was called dolophine in honor of Adolf Hitler.
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December 21, 2000 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John V. Lindsay, a former mayor of New York City who was an ardent champion of the cities and a tireless crusader for civil rights, died late Tuesday at Hilton Head Medical Center in South Carolina. He was 79. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia, but Lindsay had been in poor health for some time, suffering from Parkinson's disease and other illnesses.
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