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October 1, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
PRESIDENT LINCOLN ASSASSINATED. Sure, we learned about it in grade school, but Richard M. Robinson can read about it in the April 15, 1865, Daily Reveille, a military newspaper from Washington, D.C. The paper, which he bought for about $25 in 1965, is a one-page "broadside" that was tacked on a post outside an Army hospital after Lincoln was shot. Only one other copy is known to exist; it's in the Library of Congress.
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September 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Richard Robinson, 78, a Los Angeles tenor who premiered Igor Stravinsky's "In Memoriam Dylan Thomas," "Threni" and "Elegy for J.F.K.," and recorded many works under the composer's direction for Columbia Records, died Sept. 6 in Bakersfield at the home of his daughter, Frances Muchmore. The cause of death was long-standing health problems, Muchmore said. Born in Edmonton, Canada, on June 2, 1929, Robinson moved with his family to the Los Angeles area in 1937.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1986
Fidel Castro's blatant attempt to destroy our economy by undermining our tobacco industry, through his announcement that he has given up smoking, will not work. As loyal Americans, we should go out and buy cigarettes and cigars, even if we don't ever plan on smoking them. RICHARD ROBINSON Duarte
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October 1, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
PRESIDENT LINCOLN ASSASSINATED. Sure, we learned about it in grade school, but Richard M. Robinson can read about it in the April 15, 1865, Daily Reveille, a military newspaper from Washington, D.C. The paper, which he bought for about $25 in 1965, is a one-page "broadside" that was tacked on a post outside an Army hospital after Lincoln was shot. Only one other copy is known to exist; it's in the Library of Congress.
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November 10, 1987
The picture on the front page showed two hungry Ethiopians, who represent the several millions of Ethiopians who are on the edge of starvation, and may be pushed over the edge in the next several months. Most Americans, in the next several months, will be too busy preparing for wonderful Thanksgiving meals and Christmas holidays to lobby their congressional representatives to help the world's hungry. The crisis in Ethiopia demands immediate attention, and our leaders must realize that some problems require action, even though they are not being pushed by their constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1986
For tough-guy politicians Robert K. Dornan, Gil Ferguson and Richard Robinson, attacking Tom Hayden (June 24) must be great fun--besides being easy. Why the press is such a sucker for name-callers is a good question. But more interesting is the question of whether such attacks would continue if the tough guys didn't get all those pictures and headlines. How about a little journalistic glory for those politicians who are addressing the difficult task of improving the lives of those they claim to represent?
NEWS
January 30, 1987
Former Assemblyman Richard Robinson, who gave up his Orange County seat in an unsuccessful bid for Congress last November, has taken a job as a part-time aide to Assemblyman Phillip Isenberg (D-Sacramento). Robinson will advise Isenberg on parliamentary matters and other issues for a salary of $40,000 a year. Isenberg said he recruited his former colleague after being named the Assembly's assistant Speaker pro tem, a job that will require him to preside over sessions from time to time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1987
One does not have to be an expert economist to know, intuitively, that something is terribly wrong with the thesis presented by Martin and Kathleen Feldstein in their article (Editorial Pages, May 10), "Cut Unemployment Rate and You Risk Inflation." I wonder which corporate raider paid them to write this article. We all understand that high unemployment results in less power to labor, therefore lower wages and higher profits. But more importantly, what about the 6-to-7 million people, plus dependents, who are the real victims of this sort of defeatist thinking displayed by this happy couple?
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August 20, 1986 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
He's the kind of fighter the Republican Party needs. --Gil Ferguson Assemblyman (R-Newport Beach) For future consideration, you can have him. --Willie Brown Assembly Speaker (D-San Francisco) Assembly colleagues gave Richard Robinson an hourlong, emotional sendoff Tuesday, saluting the Garden Grove Democrat as "brilliant . . . sensitive . . . tenacious . . . mean . . . a bit surly at times" and "the best legislative tactician" ever to serve in Sacramento.
NEWS
April 2, 1998
Richard S. Robinson, a former vice president of Times Mirror Co. and vice president and assistant to the publisher of The Times, has died. He was 87. Robinson, who retired in 1974 after 37 years with the newspaper, died Tuesday night in Newport Beach, where he had lived for many years. Born in Pasadena, Robinson attended Pasadena Junior College, UCLA and USC and began his career in motion picture production and sales and promotion for several companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1987
The picture on the front page showed two hungry Ethiopians, who represent the several millions of Ethiopians who are on the edge of starvation, and may be pushed over the edge in the next several months. Most Americans, in the next several months, will be too busy preparing for wonderful Thanksgiving meals and Christmas holidays to lobby their congressional representatives to help the world's hungry. The crisis in Ethiopia demands immediate attention, and our leaders must realize that some problems require action, even though they are not being pushed by their constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1987
One does not have to be an expert economist to know, intuitively, that something is terribly wrong with the thesis presented by Martin and Kathleen Feldstein in their article (Editorial Pages, May 10), "Cut Unemployment Rate and You Risk Inflation." I wonder which corporate raider paid them to write this article. We all understand that high unemployment results in less power to labor, therefore lower wages and higher profits. But more importantly, what about the 6-to-7 million people, plus dependents, who are the real victims of this sort of defeatist thinking displayed by this happy couple?
NEWS
January 30, 1987
Former Assemblyman Richard Robinson, who gave up his Orange County seat in an unsuccessful bid for Congress last November, has taken a job as a part-time aide to Assemblyman Phillip Isenberg (D-Sacramento). Robinson will advise Isenberg on parliamentary matters and other issues for a salary of $40,000 a year. Isenberg said he recruited his former colleague after being named the Assembly's assistant Speaker pro tem, a job that will require him to preside over sessions from time to time.
NEWS
November 5, 1986
One of the more bitterly contested campaigns was waged in Orange County's 38th Congressional District, where state Assemblyman Richard Robinson (D-Garden Grove) unseated incumbent Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove). In several public debates and in political mailings, the mud was slung with abandon, and meaningful dialogue was scarce throughout the campaign. The flamboyant conservative Dornan had accused Robinson of accepting favors from former fireworks manufacturer W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986
Your editorial on the 38th Congressional District and the battle between Richard Robinson and Robert K. Dornan (Oct. 30) was fair and accurate--as far as it went. You mention Robinson's possible association with Moriarity, but fail to point out Dornan's tacit approval of the CIA's illegal involvement with the contras' dirty little war in Nicaragua. If the electorate of the 38th wants to retain a rabid fanatic whose fury and wrath can lash out at anyone at anytime, as evidenced by his outbursts on the floor of the House and in several news interviews, it should vote for Dornan.
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June 5, 1986 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
Incumbent GOP Rep. Robert K. Dornan and Democratic Assemblyman Richard Robinson, both of Garden Grove, on Wednesday came out of their respective primaries swinging, beginning what promises to be an expensive and bruising general election race for Dornan's mostly Orange County 38th District seat. The 38th District contest is seen by both political parties as the most competitive congressional race in the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986
Your editorial on the 38th Congressional District and the battle between Richard Robinson and Robert K. Dornan (Oct. 30) was fair and accurate--as far as it went. You mention Robinson's possible association with Moriarity, but fail to point out Dornan's tacit approval of the CIA's illegal involvement with the contras' dirty little war in Nicaragua. If the electorate of the 38th wants to retain a rabid fanatic whose fury and wrath can lash out at anyone at anytime, as evidenced by his outbursts on the floor of the House and in several news interviews, it should vote for Dornan.
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October 27, 1986 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Sen. John Seymour (R-Anaheim) recalls one of the "first lessons" he learned from Assemblyman Richard Robinson (D-Garden Grove) when he came to the Legislature in 1982. He and Robinson were assigned to a two-house conference committee designed to iron out compromises on a transportation bill. A key provision of the measure, Seymour said recently, was one that cleared a legal hurdle and eased the appointment of Orange County Supervisor Bruce Nestande to the California Transportation Commission.
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