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July 27, 1995 | Associated Press
A man who participated in a robbery that resulted in the murder of two St. Louis cabdrivers was put to death by injection early Wednesday. As Robert Murray, 32, lay on a gurney in the execution chamber, his final word was "Peace."
November 9, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Citing what he perceives as an Obama administration “war on coal,” an Ohio coal mining executive and prominent Republican donor responded to the results of the presidential election by laying off more than 150 workers. Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Co., the largest privately held coal company in America, blamed the layoffs on President Obama --  and, by extension, the voters who elected him -- in a memo to employees. “The American people have made their choice,” Murray said in what he called a prayer that he delivered at a staff meeting at which he discussed the layoffs.
May 16, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR
Residents with opinions on what kind of city manager should lead Thousand Oaks into the next century are invited to share their thoughts at the City Council meeting Tuesday. Robert Murray, a vice president with the David M. Griffith & Assoc. search firm, will present a report to the council detailing the results of his interviews with elected leaders, top city staff members and employees' unions about Thousand Oaks' search for a new city manager.
November 14, 2005 | John Briley, Special to The Times
IF you've ever felt as if a workout drained you to exhaustion, consider a Gatorade ad that's been on TV recently. It shows footage of a runner staggering into the home stretch of a race, then collapsing like an inflatable toy pierced by a BB. He tries to crawl to the finish line but stumbles and goes horizontal as medics rush in to help. It's a mix of horror and inspiration -- especially when you learn that the footage is real, shot at the 1997 Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.
December 17, 2002
Their average age was 30. They came from 24 states and the District of Columbia. Thirty-three were married and three were engaged. They left behind 38 children and five on the way. They are the 45 Marines who have died in Harrier accidents during the jump jet's 31 years of U.S. service. Two more Marines were killed when their Harriers were shot down during the Persian Gulf War. With the exception of Lt. Stephen J. Chetneky, a flight surgeon, all were pilots.
August 29, 2012 | By Neela Banerjee, This post has been updated.
WASHINGTON -- Employees of a major coal industry donor to Republican causes have raised complaints about their participation in an event earlier this month organized for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the crucial swing state of Ohio. Several miners at Murray Energy's Century coal mine in Beallsville, Ohio, contacted a nearby morning talk radio host, David Blomquist, over the last two weeks to say that they were forced to attend an Aug. 14 rally for Romney at the mine. Murray closed the mine the day of the rally, saying it was necessary for security and safety, then docked miners the day's pay. Asked by WWVA radio's Blomquist about the allegations on Monday's show, Murray chief operating officer Robert Moore said: “Attendance was mandatory but no one was forced to attend the event.” The Century mine is owned by Robert Murray, an enthusiastic Romney supporter and major contributor to the Republican Party on his own and through Murray Energy, one of the largest private coal companies in the U.S. Murray and his wife have given Republican candidates a total of $471,185 since the 2008 election, including the maximum of $5,000 each to Romney this year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Someone experienced, evenhanded, apolitical, fiscally conservative and good with the public. On Tuesday night, those were the qualities residents said they desire in Thousand Oaks' next city manager. "This is a helluva great city. It should be a plum of an assignment," said resident Raul Gutierrez, who said he wanted to see a city manager similar to Grant Brimhall, who retired from the post in February after serving for 20 years.
September 23, 1992 | DOUG McCLELLAN
Thousand Oaks City Manager Grant Brimhall is expected to answer a critic of the city's multimillion-dollar redevelopment program at tonight's meeting of a citizens group. The Citizens Q of L Action Alliance, founded by City Councilwoman Elois Zeanah, will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Newbury Park Library on Borchard Road.
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