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March 15, 1987 | Robert Peters, Peters, a poetry critic, is also a poet and editor. His most recent books are "The Blood Countess" (Cherry Valley) and "The Great American Poetry Bake-Off: Third Series" (Scarecrow). and
In this his first book, Robert McDowell writes narrative poems that entertain, amuse and enrich. His characters are assorted middle-class failures, dismayed suburbanites who are often enamored of risk and violence. "It's good to feel the edge," says the bootlegger-aviator of the title poem as he strokes a straight razor. Most of McDowell's suburbanites have lost that "edge," the "need for something to run up against."
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March 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell, who was seen as a free-market advocate and friend to the media industry and a foil to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, announced he is leaving the regulatory agency in the next few weeks. A Republican, McDowell has been at the FCC for almost seven years and was seen as a potential chairman if Mitt Romney had won the White House in November. McDowell did not say what his future plans are. McDowell often disagreed with Genachowski on how to best regulate the media industry.
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January 24, 2006 | From Reuters
President Bush is expected to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to be the third Republican on the five-member Federal Communications Commission, three sources familiar with the matter said Monday. McDowell is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a lobbying group for companies that primarily compete against big telephone carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.
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December 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wires
Federal Communications Commission member Robert M. McDowell said Monday that he wouldn't cast the tie-breaking vote on AT&T Inc.'s proposed purchase of BellSouth Corp., putting pressure on the companies to offer concessions. The FCC has been reviewing the proposed $86-billion deal for more than seven months. The four other commissioners, two Republicans and two Democrats, have been deadlocked over what conditions to attach.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2006 | From Reuters
President Bush plans to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the final empty Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said Friday. McDowell, 42, is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a lobbying group for companies that primarily compete against phone carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Friday unanimously filled the long-vacant fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission, giving Republicans a majority that could speed approval of expanded media ownership rules and major industry mergers. Robert McDowell, a telecommunications lawyer and lobbyist, was nominated by President Bush in early February. But his confirmation had been blocked in the Senate, apparently by senators looking for leverage on other issues.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Robert McDowell's confirmation in May as the fifth member of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to end a 2-2 partisan deadlock that had stymied the agency on several issues for more than a year. But with commission approval all that's standing in the way of AT&T Inc.'s purchase of BellSouth Corp., it's back to stalemate again at the FCC because of the occasional bane of regulatory agencies -- a recusal.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wires
Federal Communications Commission member Robert M. McDowell said Monday that he wouldn't cast the tie-breaking vote on AT&T Inc.'s proposed purchase of BellSouth Corp., putting pressure on the companies to offer concessions. The FCC has been reviewing the proposed $86-billion deal for more than seven months. The four other commissioners, two Republicans and two Democrats, have been deadlocked over what conditions to attach.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell, who was seen as a free-market advocate and friend to the media industry and a foil to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, announced he is leaving the regulatory agency in the next few weeks. A Republican, McDowell has been at the FCC for almost seven years and was seen as a potential chairman if Mitt Romney had won the White House in November. McDowell did not say what his future plans are. McDowell often disagreed with Genachowski on how to best regulate the media industry.
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August 12, 1990 | MICHAEL HARRIS
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Ota Pavel's father and his two brothers were sent to concentration camps. Pavel helped support his family by working in a coal mine and illegally catching fish. After the war, he became a sportswriter, best known for "Dukla Among the Skyscrapers," a novel about a Czech soccer team's visit to America. Later, Pavel wrote two collections of short stories based on his father's life and his own.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
Robert McDowell's confirmation in May as the fifth member of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to end a 2-2 partisan deadlock that had stymied the agency on several issues for more than a year. But with commission approval all that's standing in the way of AT&T Inc.'s purchase of BellSouth Corp., it's back to stalemate again at the FCC because of the occasional bane of regulatory agencies -- a recusal.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2006 | Jim Puzzanghera, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Friday unanimously filled the long-vacant fifth seat on the Federal Communications Commission, giving Republicans a majority that could speed approval of expanded media ownership rules and major industry mergers. Robert McDowell, a telecommunications lawyer and lobbyist, was nominated by President Bush in early February. But his confirmation had been blocked in the Senate, apparently by senators looking for leverage on other issues.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2006 | From Reuters
President Bush plans to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to fill the final empty Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said Friday. McDowell, 42, is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a lobbying group for companies that primarily compete against phone carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2006 | From Reuters
President Bush is expected to nominate telecommunications lawyer Robert McDowell to be the third Republican on the five-member Federal Communications Commission, three sources familiar with the matter said Monday. McDowell is senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Comptel, a lobbying group for companies that primarily compete against big telephone carriers such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.
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August 12, 1990 | MICHAEL HARRIS
During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, Ota Pavel's father and his two brothers were sent to concentration camps. Pavel helped support his family by working in a coal mine and illegally catching fish. After the war, he became a sportswriter, best known for "Dukla Among the Skyscrapers," a novel about a Czech soccer team's visit to America. Later, Pavel wrote two collections of short stories based on his father's life and his own.
BOOKS
March 15, 1987 | Robert Peters, Peters, a poetry critic, is also a poet and editor. His most recent books are "The Blood Countess" (Cherry Valley) and "The Great American Poetry Bake-Off: Third Series" (Scarecrow). and
In this his first book, Robert McDowell writes narrative poems that entertain, amuse and enrich. His characters are assorted middle-class failures, dismayed suburbanites who are often enamored of risk and violence. "It's good to feel the edge," says the bootlegger-aviator of the title poem as he strokes a straight razor. Most of McDowell's suburbanites have lost that "edge," the "need for something to run up against."
BUSINESS
March 17, 2006
The Senate Commerce Committee voted to recommend confirmation of Robert McDowell to the Federal Communications Commission, a move that would restore the agency's 3-2 GOP majority. The nomination needs approval from the full Senate.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski was expected to announce his resignation Friday after nearly four years on the job, and one public-interest group isn't sad to see him go. Public Knowledge, which has pushed for more protections for consumers against large telecommunications companies, said Genachowski's tenure "can best be described as one of missed opportunities. " "The chairman had the opportunity, but declined, to take several important steps that would have promoted more robust competition in the wireline and wireless broadband markets," the group said.
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