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March 22, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert M. Shelton, the former head of the nation's largest and most notorious Ku Klux Klan organization, died Monday of a heart attack in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was 73. A onetime tire salesman, Shelton became imperial wizard of the United Klans of America in 1961, when it was formed in a merger with small Klan groups in several Southern states.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert M. Shelton, the former head of the nation's largest and most notorious Ku Klux Klan organization, died Monday of a heart attack in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was 73. A onetime tire salesman, Shelton became imperial wizard of the United Klans of America in 1961, when it was formed in a merger with small Klan groups in several Southern states.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Former Newport Beach city councilman and Irvine Co. executive Robert Shelton has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to a seat on the California Transportation Commission, state officials said Tuesday. "One of the real challenges is to see that transportation funds are used wisely and are not sitting idle," said Shelton, 68. "But it's a little too early to pontificate." Shelton said he learned about the appointment from the governor's staff a few days ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Former Newport Beach city councilman and Irvine Co. executive Robert Shelton has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to a seat on the California Transportation Commission, state officials said Tuesday. "One of the real challenges is to see that transportation funds are used wisely and are not sitting idle," said Shelton, 68. "But it's a little too early to pontificate." Shelton said he learned about the appointment from the governor's staff a few days ago.
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September 28, 1986 | Robert Hilburn, Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
Twenty-five years ago this week, critic Robert Shelton, in a widely quoted New York Times review, called Bob Dylan a bright new voice in folk music. Dylan, just 20, was still playing clubs around the Village, honing the folk-edged, socially conscious style that would soon establish him as second only to Elvis Presley as the most important figure ever in rock 'n' roll.
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July 24, 1985 | United Press International
A fire roared through a rooming house today, killing five people trapped in the basement where residents said cardboard walls had been installed to increase occupancy. A man who ran screaming from the south Nashville rooming house was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said. Fire Capt. Robert Shelton said firefighters who answered the alarm at 8:22 a.m. saw heavy smoke billowing from the basement windows.
NEWS
February 10, 1987
The United Klans of America has agreed to stop wearing hooded robes and burning crosses in front of blacks in partial settlement of a $10-million suit, an NAACP official said. Robert Gilliard, president of the Mobile, Ala., chapter of the NAACP, released a letter from lawyer Morris Dees detailing the agreement with United Klans President Robert Shelton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2003 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Memorial services for James B. "Jay" Stoddard, a former Newport Beach mayor who died Jan. 12 in Newport Beach, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar. He was 90. Stoddard served on the Newport Beach City Council from 1954 to 1964. He was best known for helping to secure engineering and financing for the Big Canyon Reservoir project, said Robert Shelton, former city manager and a longtime friend.
SPORTS
November 21, 1989
Suspended Washington Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley may have suffered a substance abuse relapse because of his unwillingness to either admit or discuss his problems, a published report said today.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2001 | Reuters
The next round in the brawl between Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. takes place in Congress on Tuesday. Chief executives of both companies, Ford's Jacques Nasser and Firestone's John Lampe, will testify to a House subcommittee, as will Robert Shelton, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other Transportation Department officials. Nasser and Lampe are not expected to appear together, undercutting the Capitol Hill theater.
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September 28, 1986 | Robert Hilburn, Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
Twenty-five years ago this week, critic Robert Shelton, in a widely quoted New York Times review, called Bob Dylan a bright new voice in folk music. Dylan, just 20, was still playing clubs around the Village, honing the folk-edged, socially conscious style that would soon establish him as second only to Elvis Presley as the most important figure ever in rock 'n' roll.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1988
As an observer of Newport Beach elections for the past 32 years, I have never seen anything as reprehensible as the campaign mailers from the political action committee calling itself Newport 2000. Their piece titled "Feces on the Bay--Newport Politics, It Stinks" is a new low in ruthless, truthless campaigning in this community. Bay water is not hazardous to health. Ask the County Health Department. Bay water quality is improving. Ask the Regional Water Quality Control Board. The incumbent City Council members have been unanimous and effective in support of clean water measures.
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December 7, 1987 | From The Associated Press
Country singer and banjo picker Molly O'Day, whose mournful mountain blues style is credited with influencing the sound of modern country music, has died of cancer. She was 64. Miss O'Day, who died Saturday, was once called one of "the greatest, if not the greatest, woman singer in country music," by Robert Shelton, former country and folk music critic for the New York Times. Dolly Parton once said Miss O'Day's music profoundly influenced the way she sings today.
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