CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1990
The city of Los Angeles may ask the military to exempt reserve police officers and firefighters from being called into active duty because they are needed to fight "a war waging here," City Councilman Nate Holden said this week. Holden, who wrote to President Bush asking that reservist police officers be overlooked for active duty because of the nature of their jobs, said 114 people have been killed in Los Angeles since the U.S. military action in the Persian Gulf began seven weeks ago.
February 23, 1991 |
Rep. Toby Roth (R-Wis.) has introduced legislation that would direct the Defense Department to allow immediate members of a family to be exempted from service within the same combat zone. With Roth at a press conference was Jim Sullivan, the only son of Albert Sullivan, the youngest of the five Sullivan brothers, who died when their ship was sunk during World War II.
April 1, 1992 |
Iran said Tuesday it will sell permanent military exemption cards to some draft dodgers at $16,600 each. The money--about 30 years' earnings at the minimum wage--will be kept as a deposit and returned to those who change their mind and complete the two-year term of service, officials said. Officials quoted by the Iranian news agency IRNA said the offer covers only men of draft age who legally left the country before March 8, 1989. They can pay either dollars or the equivalent in Iranian rials.
May 7, 1990 |
The Jordanian government has decided to sell exemption from military service to citizens working abroad. The cost of exemption is likely to be about $10,000 payable in foreign currency, a Cabinet minister who declined to be named said Sunday. The decision, made at a Cabinet meeting Saturday, will also allow overseas workers to buy exemptions for their sons. The buyout has often been requested by spokesmen for 375,000 Jordanians employed abroad, most of whom live in Persian Gulf oil states.
November 20, 1987 |
Farmers will receive smaller price-support checks. The federal meat inspection service could be forced to shut down for a month. The AIDS research budget will be reduced. And the Federal Aviation Administration might become a "disaster." Those, officials warn, are just some of the consequences of the across-the-board spending cuts mandated by the Gramm-Rudman law, which President Reagan is to implement today.
April 14, 2014 |
JERUSALEM - The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. "Jerusalem, wake up!" the protesters chanted as security guards blocked them from entering the lobby. "Nonreligious people are equal too!" The demonstration was the latest skirmish in Jerusalem's long-running "Sabbath wars," which for decades have pitted the city's secular Jewish population against its ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public spaces can remain open on the Jewish day of rest.