November 26, 2002 |
"Dear Governor-elect Racine," the letter from Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said. "Congratulations to you, your family and staff on your recent election!...." The only problem: Doug Racine was the loser in Vermont's gubernatorial election. "Congratulations have been made to Governor-elect Jim Douglas," Elizabeth Hirst, a Bush spokeswoman, said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1989 |
Steve Kelley, the conservative political cartoonist for the San Diego Union, has never been accused of timidity. He shows no mercy when liberal folly, as he defines it, comes within his cross hairs. "Political cartoonists, by nature, are bomb-chuckers," Kelley says. Occasionally, however, someone picks up an explosive device of his own and flings it back at the 30-year-old Dartmouth graduate.
September 24, 2010 |
A civic leader rallied support for Frank McCourt this week, writing an op-ed letter decrying the "piling on" against a Dodgers owner active in community affairs. "Frank has made mistakes and errors," the letter read, "but he has also delivered big-time when it comes to community benefits and seems to have much more to offer in the future. " McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, were in mediation Friday in an effort to settle their divorce amid a highly publicized trial. Steve Soboroff, a businessman and former mayoral candidate, said he wrote the letter and solicited others to sign it. He said his efforts were not at the request of McCourt, and that city leaders should not condemn an owner who has used the Dodgers to reach out to the community.
March 6, 2012 |
Luis Campos designs games. Not your app-happy, iPaddy, smartphoney games. Old-school board games and word puzzles. Campos, 79, of North Hollywood figures he's concocted more than 40 games over the years. Two of them are patented and trademarked (although not particularly well known). Another is awaiting patent and trademark approval. So it wasn't entirely a surprise for Campos to have received a letter the other day from United States Trademark Registration Office alerting him that a payment of $375 was due. It was only after he picked his way through the fine print that Campos discovered United States Trademark Registration Office isn't really a government agency and that it offers no guarantee it will actually do anything to protect Campos' trademarks.
December 4, 2004 |
A copy of the letter written by the Texas commander at the battle of the Alamo pleading for backup and pledging "victory or death" was auctioned in San Antonio for $299,200. The letter from William Barret Travis, one of four known copies, was sold along with a later letter that announced the defenders had lost the March 1836 battle, said Lauren Gioia, a spokeswoman for Sotheby's. The second letter was auctioned for $78,000. Both were from a private collection.
December 30, 2003 |
Police said they intercepted a letter bomb sent to the director of the international police agency Europol in the Netherlands and a possible explosive sent to the head of the European Central Bank in Germany. The discoveries came a day after a package bomb burst into flames in the Bologna, Italy, home of European Commission President Romano Prodi, who was not injured. Officials said it seemed likely that the letter bomb and Prodi blast were related. The letter sent to Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet was postmarked from Bologna, but officials would not say whether they believed it was connected.
February 4, 1993 |
White House officials confirmed Wednesday that then-Gov. Bill Clinton gave a letter of introduction late last year to an American businessman who went to Vietnam and met with foreign ministry officials, but said the letter was not intended as an overture to Hanoi and the man was not authorized to act on Clinton's behalf. The businessman, Clyde Pettit, spent several weeks in Vietnam in December and January.
January 20, 1987
Kraft has signed a letter of intent to acquire Holleb & Co., a broad-line food service distributor based in Bensenville, Ill. The announcement was made jointly by Dean Nelson, president of the Kraft Foodservice Group, and Robert Holleb, president of Holleb. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
May 16, 1987
First, I want to thank you for printing my letter in Viewpoint last week. Second, I want to say that it was the first time a newspaper has printed my name and got the first name right and missed so badly on the last name. I cannot tell you the number of times I have seen my name spelled: Quintin, Quentin, Quenton, Quintan, Clinton, and even Clifton. I read the letter you printed three times, and compared it with the letter I wrote. Even then, I wasn't completely convinced that Quinton D. Reynolds and Quinton D. Worthams were the same guy. QUINTON D. WORTHAMS Los Angeles Editor's note: Viewpoint deeply regrets the error.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 |
A letter distributed by a private language school in East San Diego that disparages a neighboring community college and makes racial remarks about its students has outraged educators and community leaders. The letter from the College Prep English Language Institute warned its students that they risked deportation and exposure to tuberculosis if they took additional classes at the East San Diego Community College Continuing Education Center.