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NEWS
April 1, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Circulators of petitions for a referendum in Oakland on the deal to bring the Raiders back to the city said Saturday they would continue to pursue their campaign, despite changes announced a day earlier in the city's agreement with the football team. Attorney Frank Russo said that 20,000 signatures have already been obtained and that the circulators have a goal of 30,000 by April 11, the submission deadline.
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NEWS
February 4, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Saturday rejected a Soviet call for an international referendum on German unity and warned that any attempt to block reunification would ruin the East German economy. Kohl, addressing the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, declared that reunification is a matter for Germans themselves to decide. In recent days, Soviet President Mikhail S.
NEWS
March 20, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo announced this morning that a promised referendum on his record in office will be postponed indefinitely because "violent leftist forces" are trying to use it to overthrow the government. In a nationally televised statement, Roh said the "interim assessment," widely expected to be held next month, will not now take place. "I believe holding the referendum at this time cannot help the nation and the people," he said. "The people are worried," Roh said.
NEWS
November 11, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
King Hussein promised a referendum on a plan to liberalize political life in Jordan. The promise came on the heels of a national parliamentary election in which Islamic groups made strong gains and conservatives loyal to Hussein lost ground. Political parties have been outlawed in the country since 1957, but the government did not enforce the ban before and during the election. Asked if the ban on parties would lifted in any liberalization of policies, Hussein said, "This is the aim."
WORLD
December 5, 2003 | Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer
Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian, apparently reacting to strong U.S. pressure, reassured the United States on Thursday that he would not hold a referendum on independence from mainland China. Although Chen made no commitment to scrap the plan he announced last weekend to conduct a "defensive referendum" on the island's relationship with the People's Republic, a statement released by his office late Thursday said it would not involve the unification-or-independence dispute.
WORLD
October 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
Iraq announced a curfew, weapons ban, border closings and other security measures Saturday to prevent insurgent attacks ahead of next weekend's key constitutional referendum. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in fighting in western Iraq, bringing to eight the number of American casualties in a series of offensives the military has launched to weaken militants before the Oct. 15 vote.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in as many months, San Diego County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide a special state legislative campaign that has drawn national attention as a referendum on abortion. The special 39th Senate District election also will add a new chapter to the age-old debate over separation of church and state, thanks to a religious leader's controversial intrusion in the campaign: In mid-November, Roman Catholic Bishop Leo T.
SPORTS
October 20, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cal State Northridge student referendum intended to help fund the construction of athletic facilities might not survive without the financial support of on-campus auxiliary organizations. Robert Hanff, president of the Northridge Associated Student Body, is scheduled to meet Thursday with leaders of the Northridge University Corporation and the University Student Union to discuss their possible financial involvement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1994 | LEN HALL and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Owners of the Dana Point Headlands, one of the last undeveloped properties on the Orange County coast, have filed a lawsuit against the city of Dana Point seeking to overturn a voter-approved referendum that blocks a $500-million development at the site. In the suit filed in Superior Court here, Chandis Securities Co. and M.H. Sherman Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2007 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Third time's the charm: After twice postponing a decision, the Anaheim City Council on Tuesday decided to place a Disney-funded referendum on the June 2008 state primary ballot asking voters to block a large housing project planned in the resort district near Disneyland. The council had previously delayed action on the matter to give Walt Disney Co. and the developer a chance to settle their differences. At its Tuesday night meeting, the vote was 4 to 1.
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