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November 30, 2005
Regarding Mick Farren's Nov. 28 article (Opinion), which describes all these past and present ubiquitous fears to be panic driven, he must be referring to his brethren in the writing and musical arenas. Cold War fears, terrorism fears, earthquake fears and more are described as trepidations, although having lived through these past eras, and the present one, I have never met one person filled with panic. The only people attempting to instill and disseminate panic are our politicians.
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OPINION
November 30, 2005
Regarding Mick Farren's Nov. 28 article (Opinion), which describes all these past and present ubiquitous fears to be panic driven, he must be referring to his brethren in the writing and musical arenas. Cold War fears, terrorism fears, earthquake fears and more are described as trepidations, although having lived through these past eras, and the present one, I have never met one person filled with panic. The only people attempting to instill and disseminate panic are our politicians.
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NEWS
June 17, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing testimony that state reports designed to protect public health had been delayed and watered down, a state Senate committee Monday grilled Gov. Pete Wilson's choice to run the agency responsible for investigating risks associated with pollutants. The Senate Rules Committee put off a final vote on Richard Becker, Wilson's nominee who has been heading the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. However, Becker appeared to lack the necessary votes to win confirmation.
NEWS
June 17, 1997 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing testimony that state reports designed to protect public health had been delayed and watered down, a state Senate committee Monday grilled Gov. Pete Wilson's choice to run the agency responsible for investigating risks associated with pollutants. The Senate Rules Committee put off a final vote on Richard Becker, Wilson's nominee who has been heading the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. However, Becker appeared to lack the necessary votes to win confirmation.
NEWS
September 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Washington protest group said it expects more than 10,000 people to join an antiwar march next Saturday from the White House to the Capitol as the U.S. military prepares for retaliatory strikes for last week's terrorist attacks. "The issues of war and racism were issues we were paying a great deal of attention to already," said Richard Becker, a spokesman for International Action Center, which has formed International ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Political activist Richard Becker will join Cal State Fullerton professors today at a symposium on a possible war in Iraq. "What's Really Behind the U.S. War on Iraq," sponsored by the University Honors and Scholars program, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion. Becker, a western regional co-director of the New York City-based International Action Center, has been a member of fact-finding delegations to Iraq since 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997
Monday's legislative oversight hearing in Sacramento raised more troubling questions than it answered about the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Has this state agency, with primary responsibility for assessing the public health risks of environmental toxins, watered down and delayed issuing the findings of its own researchers?
NEWS
March 22, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Authorities arrested 170 people on Monday for trying to block the main entrances to the Federal Building here during a large protest against President Reagan's ordering of troops to Honduras. Those arrested were among several hundred demonstrators who chanted anti-war slogans, encircled the building and ignored repeated warnings from police that they were gathered illegally, authorities said. Shortly after the protest began at 7 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997
Gov. Pete Wilson deserves a fair hearing for his appointees who require confirmation by the state Senate. But once the Senate determines there is a legitimate reason to reject an appointee, a governor should abide by that decision. That is not what happened, however, when the Senate was poised to turn down the appointment of Richard Becker as director of the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
NEWS
November 1, 1994
7 days to go before Californians go to the polls THE GOVERNOR'S RACE * What Happened Monday: Republican Gov. Pete Wilson visited Vacaville to commend Genentech Co. officials on their $150-million plant expansion leading to 300 new jobs. Wilson said that 150,000 more Californians are working now than 18 months ago. Democratic challenger Kathleen Brown accused Wilson of being "trick-or-treat Pete" on the issue of illegal immigration, claiming that, as a U.S.
NEWS
April 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Two groups of lottery players savored the joy of sharing Friday as they claimed a record $26-million jackpot in the Pennsylvania Super 7 game. "To have it split 49 ways and have 49 happy people, I like that," said Randy St. Clair, who bought tickets for a winning group of warehouse workers. Twenty-nine people who work at the Benjamin Franklin elementary school in Philadelphia and 20 workers at the Joseph Notarianni & Co.
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