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March 17, 1996 | John Balzar
"Being President of the United States has not always been as much fun as William Jefferson Clinton thought it would be in all the years he tried to figure out how to get the job. He . . . could be called the first true president of a new American public opinion democracy, acting as a facilitator for the wobbly will of the people. He accepted a 2% shift in the overall congressional vote as the marching orders for the last two years of his term. . . .
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MAGAZINE
January 10, 1988
Your fictional account of the first hours after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the Newport-Inglewood Fault, "The Bigger One" (Nov. 29), presented what is, unfortunately, an all-too-plausible scenario. By Dec. 3, your article had led more than 3,000 Southern California residents to write our Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project. In cooperation with the Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services is responding to each of these requests with a comprehensive family and home preparedness guide.
NEWS
September 4, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Richard Andrews, director of California's Office of Emergency Services, rapid response is the first goal when disaster strikes. When the Northridge earthquake hit at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, Andrews, in Sacramento, was notified within minutes. By noon, he had secured federal assistance, organized appropriate state agencies, ascertained key facts about damage and injuries, held a dawn news conference, flown south with Gov.
NEWS
September 4, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Richard Andrews, director of California's Office of Emergency Services, rapid response is the first goal when disaster strikes. When the Northridge earthquake hit at 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, Andrews, in Sacramento, was notified within minutes. By noon, he had secured federal assistance, organized appropriate state agencies, ascertained key facts about damage and injuries, held a dawn news conference, flown south with Gov.
NEWS
February 24, 1987
Born: Jan. 31, 1941, St. Louis, Mo. Parents: Loreen Estelle Cassell Gephardt, a retired secretary, and the late Louis Andrew Gephardt, a milk-truck driver. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., 1962; University of Michigan, J.D., 1965. Military Career: Air National Guard, 1965-71. Occupation: Lawyer. Family: Wife, Jane Ann Byrnes; three children. Religion: Baptist. Political Career: St. Louis Board of Aldermen, 1971-76; first elected to U.S.
NEWS
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
In 1958, a man named Thomas Bodkin wrote the Times of London to lament the seeming demise of his good name. Why, he wondered, did no one christen new sons Thomas any more? But Thomas's time would come. By 1974 it had edged into the list of Britain's 10 most fashionable names, and a decade later it was in second place, preceded only by that hardy perennial, James.
BOOKS
March 17, 1996 | John Balzar
"Being President of the United States has not always been as much fun as William Jefferson Clinton thought it would be in all the years he tried to figure out how to get the job. He . . . could be called the first true president of a new American public opinion democracy, acting as a facilitator for the wobbly will of the people. He accepted a 2% shift in the overall congressional vote as the marching orders for the last two years of his term. . . .
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | From Associated Press
Officials today raised the estimate of damage from last week's earthquake and aftershocks to $177 million as the city launched an emergency effort to house those displaced in the disaster. Richard Andrews of the state Office of Emergency Services today told several hundred government officials that more than 9,000 people have been displaced by the quake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992
A toll-free hot line started operating Wednesday to quell rumors about California earthquakes and provide safety tips on how people can protect themselves during temblors. "The earthquake safety hot line will provide a central place, a clearinghouse, for rumor control," said Richard Andrews, director of the state Office of Emergency Services. The hot line may be called from anywhere in California by dialing (800) 286-SAFE. It will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
MAGAZINE
January 10, 1988
Your fictional account of the first hours after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the Newport-Inglewood Fault, "The Bigger One" (Nov. 29), presented what is, unfortunately, an all-too-plausible scenario. By Dec. 3, your article had led more than 3,000 Southern California residents to write our Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project. In cooperation with the Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services is responding to each of these requests with a comprehensive family and home preparedness guide.
NEWS
February 24, 1987
Born: Jan. 31, 1941, St. Louis, Mo. Parents: Loreen Estelle Cassell Gephardt, a retired secretary, and the late Louis Andrew Gephardt, a milk-truck driver. Education: Northwestern University, B.S., 1962; University of Michigan, J.D., 1965. Military Career: Air National Guard, 1965-71. Occupation: Lawyer. Family: Wife, Jane Ann Byrnes; three children. Religion: Baptist. Political Career: St. Louis Board of Aldermen, 1971-76; first elected to U.S.
NEWS
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
In 1958, a man named Thomas Bodkin wrote the Times of London to lament the seeming demise of his good name. Why, he wondered, did no one christen new sons Thomas any more? But Thomas's time would come. By 1974 it had edged into the list of Britain's 10 most fashionable names, and a decade later it was in second place, preceded only by that hardy perennial, James.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1987
A majority of homeowners in the earthquake-ravaged Uptown Whittier area say their earthquake disaster relief needs have not been met by existing programs, according to a survey of 1,750 homeowners completed this month. Nearly half of the homeowners were turned down for disaster relief loans, and 75% said their emotional and financial needs remain unmet, the door-to-door survey by the Christian Reform World Relief Committee concluded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992
A toll-free hot line started operating Wednesday to quell rumors about California earthquakes and provide safety tips on how people can protect themselves during temblors. "The earthquake safety hot line will provide a central place, a clearing house, for rumor control," said Richard Andrews, director of the state Office of Emergency Services. The hot line may be called from anywhere in California by dialing (800) 286-SAFE. It will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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