December 9, 1997 |
The remains of M. Larry Lawrence will be removed from Arlington National Cemetery, the White House confirmed Monday, amid a rising outcry over evidence that the late ambassador and friend of President Clinton's had invented his story of heroic service in World War II. Shelia D. Lawrence, Lawrence's widow, released a letter saying that she has decided to bring his remains "home to San Diego" because the month-old controversy over his disputed burial "precludes his resting there in peace."
November 22, 1997 |
Seeking to snuff out a controversy, the Clinton administration on Friday released the names of 69 people given special permission for burial at Arlington National Cemetery as Democratic officials asserted that only one was a big party donor. Army Secretary Togo West Jr.
November 21, 1997 |
M. Larry Lawrence, the late owner of San Diego's Hotel Del Coronado and a major donor to President Clinton, is a focus of a House panel's investigation into whether the administration rewarded contributors with burial plots in Arlington National Cemetery, congressional officials said Thursday.
January 10, 1996 |
M. Larry Lawrence, ambassador to Switzerland, operator of the celebrated Hotel del Coronado, and a major Democratic fund-raiser for decades, has died Tuesday at age 69 at his official residence in Bern, Switzerland. Although no cause of death was announced, Lawrence had fought cancer for years. "He was one of those rare men who accomplish a great deal in their lives," San Diego Mayor Susan Golding said. "He was a philanthropist and a tough businessman.
July 19, 1993 |
EASTWARD HO: California Democrats are still plucking plum posts in the Clinton Administration. Sources say Patti Garamendi, a three-time loser in campaigns for the state Assembly, state Senate and Congress, looks to be a winner at the Peace Corps. Garamendi was once a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia with her husband, John, the California insurance commissioner. She is expected to take charge of recruiting and public relations at the agency started by former President John F. Kennedy. . . . M.
November 9, 1990 |
The broom is about to sweep through many Southland brokerages, as Wall Street again cuts staff to deal with its continuing business slump. To many corporate treasurers, money managers and individual investors, the latest purge of brokers and investment bankers may just seem like more comeuppance for an industry that enjoyed an orgy of riches in the 1980s. But the new round of layoffs may hurt more than those getting the pink slips.