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March 10, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The scuttled campaign of celebrity candidate Ron Kovic has left Orange County Democrats with a bleak and increasingly familiar outlook in the 1990 election season. As the deadline for candidates to file for office passed Friday, Republicans were gleeful about their chances to retain a lock on the county's state and federal legislative offices.
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June 10, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Woodland Black, believed to be the first man to have visited every one of the 3,104 counties in the 50 states, died at Hoag Hospital on Sunday of complications following surgery for cancer. He was 65. Black, a former director of the United States Travel Service and a professor at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, completed his county-by-county tour of the United States on Nov. 24, when he entered Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
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June 10, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Woodland Black, believed to be the first man to have visited every one of the 3,104 counties in the 50 states, died at Hoag Hospital on Sunday of complications following surgery for cancer. He was 65. Black, a former director of the United States Travel Service and a professor at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, completed his county-by-county tour of the United States on Nov. 24, when he entered Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
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March 10, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The scuttled campaign of celebrity candidate Ron Kovic has left Orange County Democrats with a bleak and increasingly familiar outlook in the 1990 election season. As the deadline for candidates to file for office passed Friday, Republicans were gleeful about their chances to retain a lock on the county's state and federal legislative offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1988
Reading your article on Transportation Secretary James Burnley's attack on the Federal Aviation Administration (Part I, March 24) and present day air traffic safety procedures, before the Senate Commerce Committee, I was struck with a profound sense of deja vu . Thirty years ago, as a junior staffer for the same Senate committee, I was privileged to play a small role in the passage of the Federal Aviation Act, which abolished the former...
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November 2, 1990
Your editorial "Another Election Rerun" (Oct. 26) highlights the central problem in American politics today. Any candidate, incumbent or otherwise, who is able to outspend his or her opponent is virtually always elected. Recognizing this fact, why not do away with elections altogether and simply award an office to the candidate who raises the most money? Since elections would be abolished, there would no longer be anything to spend those war chests on. Once the top money-raiser has been determined all of the candidates will be required to give back all they've collected, thus eliminating the corrupting influence of money in politics as well as ending the accumulation of all those carry-over slush funds.
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November 27, 1990 | TONY MARCANO
There's an old saying among New Englanders advising travelers that "you can't get there from here." Try telling that to John W. Black. When Black, a professor at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, crossed the line from Sheboygan County to Ozaukee County a mile south of Cedar Grove, Wis., "precisely at 12 noon Central Standard Time" on Saturday, he became, it is believed, the first man to have set foot in every one of the 3,104 counties in the 50 states. How long did it take?
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May 20, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Just a little more than two months ago, Rep. Robert K. Dornan was preparing for the campaign fight of his life against Democrat Ron Kovic, a well-known and potentially well-financed opponent whose political views are the antithesis of Dornan's. But Kovic, the Vietnam veteran whose life story is told in the movie "Born on the Fourth of July," decided not to run at the last minute.
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