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July 26, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Three of President Bush's ambassadorial nominees, whom Democrats said had no qualifications except political connections, won narrow approval Tuesday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.) joined the Republican members as the panel first voted, 10 to 9, to send to the Senate floor the nomination of Florida real estate developer Joseph Zappala to be ambassador to Spain.
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July 26, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Three of President Bush's ambassadorial nominees, whom Democrats said had no qualifications except political connections, won narrow approval Tuesday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.) joined the Republican members as the panel first voted, 10 to 9, to send to the Senate floor the nomination of Florida real estate developer Joseph Zappala to be ambassador to Spain.
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September 26, 1990 | Reuters
The United States formally started work on its pavilion at the Expo 92 universal exhibition site here Tuesday, after Congress had for months blocked the project. U.S. Commissioner for Expo 92 Frederick Bush and Ambassador to Spain Joseph Zappala took part in a ground-breaking ceremony for the $44 million pavilion, which will adopt Expo's theme "The Age of Discovery."
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June 21, 1989 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
Closing a brief but contentious debate over President Bush's role in the Iran-Contra scandal, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday approved the nomination of Donald P. Gregg to be ambassador to South Korea, despite lingering questions about his relationship with former White House aide Oliver L. North. By a vote of 12 to 7, the panel recommended that the full Senate confirm the nomination of Gregg, who served as then-Vice President Bush's national security adviser during most of the Ronald Reagan Administration.
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March 24, 1990 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Straight Inc. opened its drug treatment center for adolescents in Orange County last summer at the request of frantic parents whose children had been stranded in mid-treatment when another rehabilitation program went out of business. KIDS of Southern California ran its program out of the same Yorba Linda warehouse now used by Straight and employed similar confrontational treatment methods, according to former clients.
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July 22, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
When President Bush, in his first ambassadorial appointment, selected Thomas R. Pickering, a distinguished career diplomat, to be Washington's chief representative at the United Nations, he said that the choice symbolized his admiration for the nation's corps of professional Foreign Service officers.
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July 6, 1992 | From Associated Press
Eleven businessmen have been nominated as U.S. ambassadors in the last four years after contributing $100,000 or more to Republican causes, including the election of President Bush. The 11 include Kansas City businessman Donald H. Alexander, who on Jan. 17 wrote a $100,000 check to the Republican Party. Within six weeks the White House offered him the job of U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
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