January 15, 1985 |
The big red heart that has been the centerpiece of the Love's Woodpit Barbecue Restaurants logo for more than 15 years is about to be excised as the restaurant chain's owner begins performing major surgery aimed at revitalizing the ailing Southland eateries. And Butterfield Equities Corp.
March 2, 2001 |
With seven seconds left and USC having overcome bad shots, bad fouls and bad fans to chop a 16-point Stanford lead to two, Brandon Granville starts dribbling the ball. Stanford star Casey Jacobsen has just missed the front end of a one-and-one but USC has no timeouts. Hasn't had any for nearly nine minutes but Coach Henry Bibby says it didn't matter. He wouldn't have called one. Granville dribbles and dribbles and dribbles.
January 28, 1986 |
Bipartisan legislative support was announced Monday for major school overhaul legislation aimed at reducing class size and imposing tougher credentialing requirements on teachers. The proposal, to be contained in bills by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) and Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), is an outgrowth of a study last November by the California Commission on the Teaching Profession.
November 11, 1999 |
In its most dramatic organizational overhaul in decades, the FBI is changing its structure to address internal problems with the handling of information and to put a greater emphasis on preventing terrorism and espionage, rather than simply responding to such crimes. In an interview, FBI Deputy Director Robert M.
November 9, 2001 |
The Senate voted unanimously Thursday for a bill that would boost funding for the nation's intelligence agencies and devote more of their resources to acquiring technology and spies for the war against terrorism. The vote marked an early step in what many expect to become a major push by Congress to overhaul the nation's spy capabilities in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
October 17, 1986 |
In response to recent kickback scandals in the defense industry, Congress gave final approval Thursday to legislation that significantly toughens criminal laws against such corrupt practices in government contracting. The Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, passed by the House and sent to President Reagan on Thursday, is the first overhaul of the federal kickback law since it was enacted in 1946 amid disclosures of defense industry corruption during World War II.
July 13, 1994 |
No bulldozers or wrecking balls are in the current J. Paul Getty Museum's future. The Roman-style villa that has housed the museum in Malibu for the past 20 years will remain essentially intact when it is converted to a museum and study center for Greek and Roman antiquities, according to Harold M. Williams, president of the Getty Trust. "Even if we wanted to make major changes, we would have to bear in mind that this was all made possible by J.
January 19, 2007 |
Seeking to repair Congress' tarred image, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the toughest new ethics rules since the Watergate era. The legislation is aimed at reining in the influence of special interests by forbidding lobbyists and their employers from buying meals and gifts for lawmakers and paying for their junkets.
May 7, 1986 |
A weary Senate Finance Committee broke a deadlock between its chairman and oil-state legislators early today and approved, 20-0, what some officials said may prove to be the most sweeping tax-overhaul bill since the Second World War. The legislation, which now goes to the Senate floor for a probable June vote, would reduce personal tax rates to the lowest level in a half century and reduce corporate taxes from their present 46% rate to 33%.
June 23, 1985 |
In 1914, during the first months of World War I, the French used 600 Paris taxis to ferry troops to the Battle of the Marne, halting the advance of the German army 20 miles from Paris. The taxis were all made by the Renault automobile company and ever since, Renault has had a special place in French history. So many dramatic events have taken place at Renault over the years that a former president once called it "the greatest theater in France." But today the drama is a depressing one.