Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsPersonal Attacks
IN THE NEWS

Personal Attacks

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their runoff election looming, longtime Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores and challenger Rudy Svorinich are trading a flurry of charges and countercharges, each trying to pull ahead in a race both consider neck-and-neck. "It is extremely, extremely close," said Svorinich, 33, owner of the Industrial Paint Co. in Wilmington and a onetime chief deputy to former Republican Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando. "I'm confident, but no, I'm not comfortable."
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
The terrorist bombing of the Uffizi Palace in Florence, Italy, first engenders panic in the heart and mind. Then, slowly, the blood turns to ice. The panic comes from a sudden jamming of the mental circuits. Which beloved works of art in this most extraordinary museum might have been damaged or destroyed? Among the countless masterpieces of the Uffizi, which would you grab first, in any unthinkable emergency, to rush to safety? The task of choosing is impossible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Courting a group they snubbed weeks ago, mayoral candidates Michael Woo and Richard Riordan made a cordial joint appearance Sunday before a San Fernando Valley coalition of church and synagogue members. Sitting amiably elbow to elbow, the two addressed about 1,000 members of VOICE, Valley Organized in Community Efforts, a nonprofit group active in anti-crime and youth programs. Their presence underscored VOICE's emerging clout and the battle for the Valley, home to 40% of the city's voters.
NEWS
April 18, 1993 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To hear some of the candidates tell it, nothing less than this community's survival is at stake in Tuesday's mayoral race. "Vote April 20 to save our city," reads one flyer distributed by candidate Kellie Irving. "Our city could be lost forever," warns candidate Kenneth Tucker. "We are losing our community, it is slipping from our fingers and we must save it," says Councilwoman Patricia Moore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its first weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles often resembled a gang attack on City Councilman Michael Woo, the leader in early polls. But in a pair of debates this week, the campaign escalated into a barroom brawl, as a number of top candidates began throwing verbal punches at each other. Woo took shots at Assemblyman Richard Katz. Katz called Woo a liar. City Councilman Nate Holden attacked multimillionaire lawyer Richard Riordan, as did Councilman Joel Wachs.
NEWS
November 15, 1992 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
By Cudahy standards, it's politics as usual these days. Recall petitions against three of the five City Council members are in the works. Four of the council members are trying to oust the fifth, while a jilted council candidate is trying to oust two of those four. The political air is thick with personal attacks, bickering and furious charges and countercharges of mis-, mal- and nonfeasance in office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pre-election mudslinging infecting political campaigns at all levels is noticeably absent in the races for two Orange County Municipal Court seats, where four candidates are making a point of being polite to the competition. The three attorneys and one incumbent judge running for the seats have refused to criticize their opponents. Instead, they are trying to focus attention on their backgrounds and experience--and their opponents' lack of both. "I don't trash people.
NEWS
August 2, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilmen Nate Holden and Michael Woo, who political observers think may be preparing to face off in the race for mayor, traded personal insults during last week's council debate over a proposed hillside construction ordinance.
NEWS
June 14, 1992 | PAUL RICHTER and VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He called the state education system "a sham," some teachers "incompetent" and the state Board of Education "the pet rock crowd." It was education reform, Ross Perot style, an unforgettable episode in Texas history when furious teachers and parents picketed the capitol, and bumper stickers from Pecos to Port Arthur warned: "I don't brake for Ross Perot."
NEWS
June 6, 1992 | ROBERT SHOGAN and DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For most Democrats it was a time for despair. The Persian Gulf War had just ended in victory, leaving Republican commander in chief George Bush riding record levels of popularity. Democratic chances of regaining the White House in 1992 seemed so remote that some party leaders talked of running a caretaker candidate who would lose the presidency without losing his dignity--and without taking too many other Democrats down with him. But for the handful of advisers Arkansas Gov.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|