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May 16, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former savings and loan executive on trial for charges of election fraud testified Monday that an aide to House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) asked for political contributions of $25,000 apiece from several thrift associations in 1985. The executive, Robert Hopkins, said the solicitation followed a meeting Wright had with between 70 and 100 savings and loan officials in June, 1985, at a Dallas-area hotel. Hopkins said Wright "was willing to give us an ear to listen to our problems.
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May 16, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former savings and loan executive on trial for charges of election fraud testified Monday that an aide to House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) asked for political contributions of $25,000 apiece from several thrift associations in 1985. The executive, Robert Hopkins, said the solicitation followed a meeting Wright had with between 70 and 100 savings and loan officials in June, 1985, at a Dallas-area hotel. Hopkins said Wright "was willing to give us an ear to listen to our problems.
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TRAVEL
February 14, 1993
In the story "Anyone Can Buy 'Group' Discounts for Cruises" (Jan. 10), cruise line officials admit they overbook frequently and reserve the right to withdraw cabins sold at discount from brochure rates. They say 75% of all bookings are in this category. The story also stated that the cruise lines can sell the entire ship to a group after they have sold hundreds of tickets to individuals who have paid for a trip months in advance. I would like to know what the cruise lines provide in exchange for the deposits, and then the full payment demanded months in advance of embarkation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1986 | Juan Arancibia \f7
City Councilman Donald A. Strauss has been named to head a new nine-member advisory committee on water quality and the upkeep of Newport Harbor. Mayor Philip R. Maurer appointed Strauss to chair the committee, which met for the first time last week. The council also appointed Councilwoman Ruthelyn Plummer to the advisory body.
SPORTS
January 3, 1987 | RICH ROBERTS
A member of Dennis Conner's syndicate has complained to Rod Davis about the Eagle skipper sailing with New Zealand, which will be Conner's opponent in the America's Cup challenger final starting Jan. 13. After Eagle was eliminated in the trial rounds, Davis spent two days sailing one of New Zealand's backup boats, KZ5, against Chris Dickson's KZ7 in practice starts last week. Robert Hopkins, design test manager for Sail America, phoned Davis Friday morning.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Virtually all those convicted of savings and loan fraud are first-time offenders, but they are getting harsher prison sentences than the typical white-collar criminal, according to Justice Department figures. "These are traditionally no-record defendants," said Marvin Collins, the U.S. attorney in Dallas, whose office has prosecuted about a quarter of the major S&L cases. "They appear often very contrite at sentencing and generally make sympathetic defendants for sentencing.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1989 | MARK CHALON SMITH
"Peanuts" made its way to the stage. Even characters in "Doonesbury" have found theater life. Now if someone could only figure out how to put "The Far Side" under lights. But it was "Li'l Abner" that started it all. Al Capp's popular comic strip hit Broadway in the late 1950s as a hee-hawingly loud musical, winning audiences with its combination of hokum and satire. Norman Panama and Melvin Frank's adaptation was such a favorite, it was turned into a movie in 1959.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1986
A 26-year-old man who police suspect stole the whole cash register April 12 when a Simi Valley convenience store clerk could not get it open fast enough was arrested early Friday while walking just blocks from the store, Simi Valley police reported. Dane Espasandin of Simi Valley was taken into custody at the corner of Royal Avenue and Erringer Road about 2 a.m.
SPORTS
November 5, 1987
Miraleste missed the Southern Section water polo playoffs last year because of an ineligible player. Wednesday, the team started making up for lost time. Led by Steve Barber's nine goals, the Marauders opened the 2-A playoffs with a 22-9 win over visiting Trabuco Hills. Coach Chick McIlroy said his players, most of whom were on last year's team, were anxious to prove themselves. "They're hungry," McIlroy said. "They know it's their last chance to do well in the CIF playoffs.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union charged Tuesday that the Bush administration is placing science under siege by overzealously tightening restrictions on information, individuals and technology in the name of domestic security. The administration "has sought to impose growing restrictions on the free flow of scientific information, unreasonable barriers on the use of scientific materials, and increased monitoring of and restrictions on foreign university students," the ACLU said.
SPORTS
November 12, 1986 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Whatever it was, Dennis Conner felt, it wasn't sailing. On a Tuesday when continuing light winds reduced the America's Cup trials to a seascape, the Stars & Stripes skipper from San Diego lost a frustrating match to Britain's White Crusader by 2 minutes 18 seconds. The wind was so weak that a Canada II crewman went water-skiing behind his tender while the committee delayed the races for 2 hours 15 minutes. Then the course was shortened from 24.5 to 10.5 miles, eliminating five of the eight legs.
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