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September 16, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
Misinformed and mendacious attacks on Social Security have become such familiar conservative shibboleths that it can be hard to muster the energy to beat them down anymore. Then along comes Rick Perry, the Texas governor. He's suggested that it's unconstitutional (a notion the Supreme Court disposed of in 1937) and after announcing his candidacy he called it a "monstrous lie. " Perry's solution is to return the sponsorship of government retirement programs to the states, which he insists can handle the job better than the federal government.
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September 16, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
Misinformed and mendacious attacks on Social Security have become such familiar conservative shibboleths that it can be hard to muster the energy to beat them down anymore. Then along comes Rick Perry, the Texas governor. He's suggested that it's unconstitutional (a notion the Supreme Court disposed of in 1937) and after announcing his candidacy he called it a "monstrous lie. " Perry's solution is to return the sponsorship of government retirement programs to the states, which he insists can handle the job better than the federal government.
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June 8, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teacher at Linda Vista Elementary School found a little purple note on her desk a couple of months ago. "You forgot to turn off the portable heater under the desk," it read. Now, the accumulated effect of many similar notes and a host of other actions by the "student energy patrol" has resulted in the school's electric and gas bill dropping hundreds of dollars below that of last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2009 | Julie Cart
The National Park Service has informed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that his budget-cutting proposal to indefinitely close 220 California state parks could compel the federal government to take control of six parks that occupy former U.S. property, including Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, Point Sur State Historic Park in coastal Big Sur and Point Mugu State Park near Malibu.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Pimco Advisors Holdings LP reported third-quarter profit rose almost 11% as the biggest U.S. manager of bond funds said it attracted a record level of net inflows. Newport Beach-based Pimco, the third-biggest publicly traded U.S. fund company by assets, said third-quarter net income rose to $21.9 million, or 42 cents a unit, from $19.8 million, or 39 cents, a year earlier. That matched the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by First Call Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1991 | BRUCE CHAPMAN, Bruce Chapman, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Organizations in Vienna, is president of the Discovery Institute in Seattle
One might expect that the United States, which led a $50-billion Gulf War and then assigned the job of nuclear weapons searches in Iraq to the United Nations, would supply its share of funds to do the job. But, while inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are still in Iraq, the IAEA director general, Hans Blix, reports that his agency and the U.N. Special Commission on Iraq are already $60 million in the hole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2009 | Julie Cart
The National Park Service has informed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that his budget-cutting proposal to indefinitely close 220 California state parks could compel the federal government to take control of six parks that occupy former U.S. property, including Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, Point Sur State Historic Park in coastal Big Sur and Point Mugu State Park near Malibu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Operators of Orange County's largest toll road system decided Thursday to seek $100 million in federal funds to help build the controversial Foothill South extension, a 16-mile tollway from eastern Mission Viejo to Interstate 5. Board members for the Transportation Corridor Agencies said they are applying for the six-year federal authorization to strengthen finance plans for the highway, which has been scaled back from eight to four lanes. The estimated cost is about $800 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration has included no funds in its proposed budget for fiscal 1994 to buy parkland for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which enjoyed substantial federal funding for the past four years. The Administration's proposed budget, made public Thursday, contains no funding for National Park Service land acquisitions in California. "This is not something I'm happy about," said Rep. Anthony C.
NEWS
May 18, 1988
First National Bank of Chicago announced it had thwarted an employee's attempt to embezzle $70 million through wire transfers, or the computerized movement of money. The nation's 10th-largest bank said that the FBI had taken charge of the investigation. A bank spokesman could not say if the employee involved had been charged. A bank source, who refused to be identified, said three accounts, including one belonging to the investment firm Merrill Lynch & Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Operators of Orange County's largest toll road system decided Thursday to seek $100 million in federal funds to help build the controversial Foothill South extension, a 16-mile tollway from eastern Mission Viejo to Interstate 5. Board members for the Transportation Corridor Agencies said they are applying for the six-year federal authorization to strengthen finance plans for the highway, which has been scaled back from eight to four lanes. The estimated cost is about $800 million.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Pimco Advisors Holdings LP reported third-quarter profit rose almost 11% as the biggest U.S. manager of bond funds said it attracted a record level of net inflows. Newport Beach-based Pimco, the third-biggest publicly traded U.S. fund company by assets, said third-quarter net income rose to $21.9 million, or 42 cents a unit, from $19.8 million, or 39 cents, a year earlier. That matched the average estimate of five analysts surveyed by First Call Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton administration has included no funds in its proposed budget for fiscal 1994 to buy parkland for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which enjoyed substantial federal funding for the past four years. The Administration's proposed budget, made public Thursday, contains no funding for National Park Service land acquisitions in California. "This is not something I'm happy about," said Rep. Anthony C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1991 | BRUCE CHAPMAN, Bruce Chapman, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Organizations in Vienna, is president of the Discovery Institute in Seattle
One might expect that the United States, which led a $50-billion Gulf War and then assigned the job of nuclear weapons searches in Iraq to the United Nations, would supply its share of funds to do the job. But, while inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are still in Iraq, the IAEA director general, Hans Blix, reports that his agency and the U.N. Special Commission on Iraq are already $60 million in the hole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teacher at Linda Vista Elementary School found a little purple note on her desk a couple of months ago. "You forgot to turn off the portable heater under the desk," it read. Now, the accumulated effect of many similar notes and a host of other actions by the "student energy patrol" has resulted in the school's electric and gas bill dropping hundreds of dollars below that of last year.
SPORTS
November 26, 2005 | Drex Heikes, Times Staff Writer
"West-Point Ree-Jects." It was like a taunt from a bully. "West-Point Ree-Jects. West-Point Ree-Jects." The football team from the Citadel military college trotted off the field and into the exquisitely rancid locker room their hosts provided for visitors. It was halftime, and the Bulldogs had just worked a miracle. They had played the Florida State Seminoles to a standstill on national television. The Citadel trailed by only three points, 13-10.
FOOD
April 15, 1993 | CHARLES PERRY
During muskrat season (December through March), two restaurants in Smyrna, Del., had the aquatic rodent on their menus. "It's better than squirrel," commented David Simpler, a muskrat fancier and patron of Mary Etta's Family Restaurant. "Squirrel can be a little tough." Savor Our Sandwich Subway Sandwich Shops are hoping to collect more than 3 million cans of food for the needy between 3 and 4:30 p.m. this Sunday.
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