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September 22, 1989
Federal housing auditors have discovered nearly $300,000 in additional payments to consultants who won lucrative rent subsidies for developers, bringing the known total of such payments to $6 million. The payments, detailed in a new report to the Senate Banking Committee by HUD's inspector general, included $57,500 more to former Housing and Urban Development official Joseph Strauss. Strauss is by far the most highly paid known HUD consultant with more than $1.
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September 22, 1989
Federal housing auditors have discovered nearly $300,000 in additional payments to consultants who won lucrative rent subsidies for developers, bringing the known total of such payments to $6 million. The payments, detailed in a new report to the Senate Banking Committee by HUD's inspector general, included $57,500 more to former Housing and Urban Development official Joseph Strauss. Strauss is by far the most highly paid known HUD consultant with more than $1.
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NEWS
March 24, 1987 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Skittish brown pelicans sickened by an oil spill led wildlife officials in Jacksonville, Fla., on a wild-goose chase for weeks. But 52 of the birds apparently tired of the game and waddled up to an emergency bird rescue center. "It is almost too unbelievable to be true, but it happened," said Cindy Mosling, director of the Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary known as BEAKS.
NEWS
March 24, 1987 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Skittish brown pelicans sickened by an oil spill led wildlife officials in Jacksonville, Fla., on a wild-goose chase for weeks. But 52 of the birds apparently tired of the game and waddled up to an emergency bird rescue center. "It is almost too unbelievable to be true, but it happened," said Cindy Mosling, director of the Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary known as BEAKS.
NEWS
August 7, 1993 | Associated Press
An aide to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. pleaded innocent Friday to charges in the HUD influence-peddling scandal. The defendant, Joseph Strauss, was given until Oct. 25 by U.S. District Judge Harold Greene to file pretrial motions. No trial date has been set. Strauss was indicted July 28 on six counts of fraud, perjury and cover-up charges.
NEWS
December 12, 1992
Henry C. Clausen, 87, a trial lawyer and Pearl Harbor investigator. Then-Secretary of War Henry Stimson appointed Clausen in 1944 to run the Pearl Harbor inquiry. At the time, Clausen was a major in the judge advocate general's Washington office. Before and after World War II, Clausen was an attorney in San Francisco, representing such clients as Golden Gate Bridge builder Joseph Strauss. With historian Bruce Lee he had just completed a book, "Pearl Harbor, Final Judgment."
NEWS
August 14, 1985
Four men have been charged in a fraud scheme in which a 43-foot yacht was deliberately sunk near Santa Catalina Island so they could collect $110,000 in insurance money, prosecutors said. Two of the defendants, Joseph Strauss, 57, and Raymond Davison, 44, both of Orange County, were investors in the motor yacht, which Davison allegedly sank on July 12, the district attorney's office said.
OPINION
May 27, 2012 | By Susan Brenneman
The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 today. When it opened to pedestrians on May 27, 1937, 200,000 people crossed it on foot, roller skates or bicycle to mark the occasion. Spanning the gap cost $35 million, 17 workers' lives and a decades-long battle with those who thought that what God had separated (San Francisco and Marin County), no man should bring together, especially not with taxpayer money. Once it was built, of course, the bridge seemed inevitable, a lure for the immigrant and the native, an international orange rendition of "California Here I Come.
NEWS
July 29, 1993 | From Associated Press
An aide to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. was indicted Wednesday on fraud, perjury and cover-up charges in the HUD influence-peddling scandal. The six-count indictment accuses Joseph Strauss of taking more than $50,000 in payoffs from a developer and a consultant seeking millions of dollars in federal funds for a low-income housing project in Puerto Rico. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Strauss said he is innocent.
NEWS
August 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Several government conservatives said Thursday they have not committed themselves to Chancellor Helmut Kohl's offer to scrap West Germany's Pershing 1-A missiles if the United States and Soviet Union agree to eliminate their medium- and short-range missiles. The conservative leaders also criticized Kohl for failing to consult with them on the plan before he announced his compromise Wednesday aimed at breaking the deadlock in superpower missile talks.
OPINION
May 25, 2012 | By John Bateson
As San Francisco hosts a citywide birthday party for the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary, one thing that won't be celebrated is the fact that the bridge continues to be the world's top suicide site. Since it opened on May 27, 1937, there have been an estimated 1,600 deaths in which the body was recovered, and many more unconfirmed. The data for 2011 underscore this reality: 37 people died jumping off the bridge last year, according to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1985 | SHIRISH DATE, Times Staff Writer
Two Orange County men who own a 43-foot yacht insured for $110,000 have been arrested for allegedly paying a man to scuttle the boat and filing false insurance claims on the loss, Long Beach police said Thursday.
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