January 15, 2005 |
In a literary version of Live Aid, the 1985 two-continent rock concert that has funneled $144 million to African famine relief, U.S. and U.K. authors hope to raise money for Indian Ocean tsunami victims through a book collecting first chapters of their works-in-progress. The paperback book, called "New Beginnings," will be published March 3 -- World Book Day -- in the United States, Great Britain and Germany.
July 19, 2005
Re " 'Cool Centers' Take the Simmer Out of Summer," July 18 Someone should tell the residents of overly hot inland communities who may be fortunate enough to have air conditioning but cannot afford the electricity charges that relief is available for those with medical problems from some electric companies, such as Southern California Edison. Relief is out there if one only asks! Kathy Harris-Zmudka Moreno Valley
December 30, 2001
The National Assn. of Realtors is closing the Realtors Housing Relief Fund that provided housing assistance to 1,223 families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The association raised and distributed nearly $8.2 million during the fund's nearly three-month duration. NAR is encouraging families that are still in need of housing assistance to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which operates a database of housing relief sources.
January 24, 1985 |
General Manager Mike Port said Wednesday that the Angels will attempt to improve their bullpen today with their first choice in the compensation draft for teams that lost Type-A free agents. Port would neither confirm nor deny speculation that the Angels will select Atlanta relief pitcher Donnie Moore, who had 16 saves with a 2.94 earned-run average in 1984.
March 11, 2004
Re "More Corporate Welfare," editorial, March 5: The tax bill being considered by Congress is about American jobs, not corporate welfare. The U.S. must comply with our world trade obligations to end increasing sanctions against American businesses and farmers. Our goal is to also create needed jobs at home by providing relief for domestic manufacturers, small businesses and other U.S.-based companies trying to succeed in a worldwide economy. The United States' corporate tax rate is among the highest in the industrialized world.
November 1, 2003 |
Southland teams and various sports venues and organizations are donating and/or offering opportunities this weekend for fans to contribute to various relief efforts for victims of the wildfires in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
January 9, 2005 |
Suspected separatist rebels fired shots early today near U.N. relief operations headquarters, officials said. There were no casualties. Gunmen believed to be Free Aceh Movement rebels fired at officers guarding the home of Aceh province's deputy police chief, about 100 yards from the United Nations building, police Sgt. Bambang Hariyanpo said. Police returned fire, but the guerrillas escaped, he said. Police and U.N. officials said the relief headquarters was not the target.
August 12, 2006 |
China mobilized more than 20,000 soldiers and paramilitary police officers for relief efforts after Typhoon Saomai, the strongest storm to strike the country in 50 years, killed at least 104 people, blacked out cities and wrecked more than 50,000 homes. An additional 190 people were missing after the storm's 170-mph gusts battered areas where more than 1.6 million people had been evacuated before Saomai hit Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1987
Dea Fluor has contributed $20,000 for earthquake preparedness and relief, the Orange County chapter of the Red Cross announced Friday. Fluor, widow of Fred C. Fluor, a founder of the Irvine engineering firm, devoted $15,000 of the gift to help buy and install an emergency generator on the grounds of the Red Cross in Santa Ana, according to spokeswoman Barbara Lohman. The rest of the money will be for victims of the Whittier earthquake.
April 3, 1985 |
The House and Senate on Tuesday passed and sent to President Reagan compromise legislation approving up to $800 million in famine relief for Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad and 20 other African nations ravaged by drought and famine. Republican lawmakers said Reagan has agreed to sign the measure even though it provides almost three times the funds he requested earlier this year.