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July 12, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior Senate Republican, saying he believes evidence suggests that American prisoners are still alive in Vietnam, accused Pentagon investigators Sunday of doing a sloppy job investigating reports of "live sightings" of the missing men. But Sen. Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.) also appeared to be moderating his opposition to the lifting of a U.S. trade embargo against the Vietnamese government.
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July 12, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior Senate Republican, saying he believes evidence suggests that American prisoners are still alive in Vietnam, accused Pentagon investigators Sunday of doing a sloppy job investigating reports of "live sightings" of the missing men. But Sen. Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.) also appeared to be moderating his opposition to the lifting of a U.S. trade embargo against the Vietnamese government.
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NEWS
January 17, 1988
Cambodia's ambassador to Vietnam told three U.S. congressmen that his country has the remains of 80 American servicemen killed in the Vietnam War and is prepared to release them to the United States, the lawmakers said. "Not only did they admit they had remains, but they said they were willing to give them over," said Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.), who recently returned from an 11-day tour of Southeast Asia with Reps. John G. Rowland (R-Conn.) and Frank McCloskey (D-Ind.).
REAL ESTATE
June 22, 1986
Gerald M. Halweg, for nine years administrative director of the Ceramic Tile Institute, has been installed as president of the 600-member Los Angeles chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, the largest chapter in the nation. Other newly installed chapter officers are Jo Drummond, president-elect; Isidoro A. Alimento, vice president-professional; Lorne W. Bell, vice president-industry; George L. Gordon, treasurer, and Hans W. Meier, secretary.
NEWS
July 28, 1987
Three conservative Republicans plan to urge the House ethics committee to review its investigation of Rep. Fernand J. St Germain amid fresh allegations of improper financial conduct by the Rhode Island Democrat, aides said. The call, led by Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and joined by Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.) and Robert C. Smith (R-N.H.
NEWS
March 20, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Fresno Councilman Robert C. Smith has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges of extorting $10,500 from a local developer in exchange for his vote, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday. Smith, who lost his bid for reelection in 1994, is the first Fresno official charged in the FBI's ongoing investigation of political corruption in the Fresno-Clovis area. Smith, 43, faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly negotiating a cash-for-vote deal with developer Jon C.
MAGAZINE
April 11, 1993 | TOM BATES, Portland-based Tom Bates, a former senior editor of this magazine, last wrote about the Spanish priest Bartolome de las Casas.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN A PANTY GIRDLE can be a girl's best friend. For Julie Williamson, the moment came one afternoon in 1969, not long after the smart, ambitious, 29-year-old legal secretary had gone to work for Bob Packwood in the freshman senator's Portland office. She was alone talking on the telephone when her 36-year-old employer strode in and kissed her on the back of the neck.
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | Associated Press
The Senate on Tuesday approved a new Ethics Committee, putting a woman on the panel as it prepares to investigate sexual harassment charges against Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will serve with five men, including one holdover from last year's committee membership, Nevada Democrat Richard H. Bryan, who will be the chairman. The other Democrat is Thomas A. Daschle of South Dakota.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1985
Sen. Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.) states in his letter to The Times (July 13) that he has always supported a program of legalization that a vast majority of the American public seems to reject as "too generous." Simpson is to be commended for stating so clearly a position that is shared by so many of us. I disagree with the senator and with The Times in the statement that illegal aliens are subject to exploitation. Just think about it for a minute, an illegal alien entered this country illegally or has overstayed a legal entry.
NEWS
June 13, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union shot down nine U.S. planes in the early 1950s and held 12 American survivors in prisons or psychiatric clinics, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin said in a letter hand-delivered to U.S. senators Friday. The fate of the Americans is still under investigation, Yeltsin said.
NEWS
February 20, 1996
The political drama played out in today's New Hampshire primary contains clear plot lines for the top Republican presidential contenders. Bob Dole, who did poorly here in the past, needs a win to reassert his front-runner status. Patrick J. Buchanan wants to show his mix of cultural conservatism and economic populism resonates in a state where the religious right is not a major element.
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