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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.
October 27, 1987 | JANE LIEBERMAN, Lieberman is a Calendar intern .
On Wednesday, I received a letter from a high school friend, wishing me a happy 30th birthday. It arrived a week after my birthday . . . and a day after my friend was killed in the lobby of the Indianapolis Ramada Inn. Beth had been working as an assistant sales manager for Ramada for less than two months when an Air Force fighter slammed into the building one week ago, killing nine people. It was later that I thought of the small ironies.
June 27, 1987 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
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.
November 19, 1986 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In a second instance of lobbying activity that may violate federal ethics rules, Lyn Nofziger, former White House political director, intervened with an old colleague on behalf of a Los Angeles agricultural firm 11 months after leaving office in 1982, it was learned Tuesday. Nofziger wrote then-National Security Adviser William P.
March 6, 2012 | David Lazarus
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.
February 16, 1986 | Cheryl A. Latuner
Finally, a crossword for couch potatoes. Superstar Crosswords, which Dell is premiering at $1.25, contains 64 puzzles and four trivia quizzes aimed at people who have "grown up on TV and movies rather than Greek and Latin." Managing Editor Mary Ann Kennedy conceded that the monthly is "not for the people who brag they can do the New York Times crossword in ink. Our audience might not know the name of a mountain in Tibet, but they would know who plays on 'Dynasty.'
November 7, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Sylvia Cunliffe, the embattled head of the city's General Services Department, routinely sought the arrest records of her employees despite numerous warnings that doing so exposed the city to possible litigation, Mayor Tom Bradley charged Friday.
August 15, 1985
Here's looking at U: If he cares about such matters--and he undoubtedly does--Peter Ueberroth might be pleased to know that there's at least one person who thinks that Ueberroth has already earned a spot in Cooperstown. Of course, Joe Gergen of Newsday isn't pushing Ueberroth's candidacy for baseball's Hall of Fame based on anything the commissioner has done. On the contrary. . . . "It's his surname," Gergen wrote recently.
May 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning has had dozens of signature moments in his football career that the outside world didn't witness. Since childhood, Manning has jotted handwritten thank-you notes, and for years he has maintained a tradition of sending them to various NFL players retiring from the game. "I don't know who qualifies for a letter, necessarily," Manning said. "It's probably just somebody I played against for a long time. I don't have to know you real well. The other guys on my list now, I've got [Baltimore center]
April 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Explosives experts early today defused a letter bomb sent to a top civil servant, and police said the package was identical to five IRA letter bombs delivered to government officials in the last week. Police have defused all the bombs and there have been no injuries. Scotland Yard warned civil servants and political officials returning today from the long Easter holiday to be especially careful when looking through their mail.
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