CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 |
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is reviving a controversial proposal to allow members of the military to hunt deer and elk on a national park island off the Ventura County coast. Opponents fear that the plan could limit public access to Channel Islands National Park and threaten native species. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) had backed off his plan to allow military hunting on 53,000-acre Santa Rosa Island after objections from senators last year.
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.
July 24, 2002 |
Over the bitter objections of those who call it discriminatory, the Israeli parliament Tuesday legalized the tradition of exempting thousands of religious men from having to serve in the military. Under the law, which squeaked through a divided Knesset, Israel's ultra-Orthodox men are allowed to skip the compulsory military service that marks a rite of passage for the vast majority of this country's youth.
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.