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May 17, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven weeks after its presidential election, Zimbabwe finally set a runoff date, saying longtime President Robert Mugabe and rival Morgan Tsvangirai will face off June 27. The opposition fears that the vote will be skewed by fraud. Opposition supporters have been beaten, killed and driven from their homes in what observers say is a campaign to secure Mugabe's grip on power. Tsvangirai says that he won the original vote outright but that he will participate in the runoff. Official results said he fell short of a majority.
April 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi, facing a June 6 runoff against firefighter Lyle Hall in the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th District, picked up a key supporter today: Al Dib, a prominent businessman who finished third in last week's primary. The 77-year-old Bernardi, the council dean with 28 years there, also announced at a City Hall press conference that, if reelected, he will not run for another term in four years. Bernardi finished first in the primary with 42% of the vote but fell short of the 50%-plus-one vote required to avoid a runoff against Hall, who finished second with 26%. Dib, former president of the Arleta Chamber of Commerce, received 12% of the vote.
May 19, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Who will compete in the runoff to replace former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) won't be determined until at least Friday, when workers finish counting the estimated 9,811 remaining ballots, L.A. County elections officials said Wednesday. The top finishers late Tuesday night were Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn and conservative businessman Craig Huey, with 13,137 and 11,648 votes, respectively. But Secretary of State Debra Bowen trailed Huey by just 206 votes. A candidate has five days after the tally is completed to seek a recount.
October 7, 2001
Re "Seal Beach Takes the Lead," editorial, Sept. 30: You correctly point out that Seal Beach is particularly vulnerable to urban runoff because of its proximity to the San Gabriel River. Further, you suggest that raising the street cleaning fees of Seal Beach property owners to $1.46 from 50 cents per month, to increase cleaning days from one to two, would reduce runoff. It is remarkable that you would endorse so narrow a solution to a major problem. The news of late has been rife with the negative effects of runoff and sewage spills that have been fouling the Orange County shoreline.
May 20, 2001
Re "Water Woes Don't Stop at City Line," May 13: Upon examining SB 816, activists realized that this bill was a thinly veiled attempt to continue the procrastination over the urban runoff crisis. Moreover, it abridged or abrogated the regulatory tools mandated by the California and U.S. environmental protection agencies. Eliminating cease-and-desist or cleanup-and-abatement orders would have left only fines in the state water board's enforcement capabilities. Accusing the environmental community of intellectual dishonesty is not only inflammatory, but Dave Kiff's statement about clean water soon, rather than now, reveals the self-serving nature of his argument.
August 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Five-term Rep. Wyche Fowler Jr. won Georgia's Democratic senatorial nomination, avoiding a runoff with former Carter White House aide Hamilton Jordan by the slimmest of margins, results showed today. State Sen. Julian Bond was forced into a runoff with another civil rights veteran, former Atlanta City Councilman John Lewis, in the battle for the Democratic nomination for Fowler's seat in Congress.
July 1, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
- It normally takes about 11 seconds to determine the top finishers in the women's 100-meter dash at the elite level. When Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh cross the finish line of their runoff Monday night at Hayward Field, it will have taken nine-plus days to settle the tie between them for third place at the U.S. Olympic trials and determine the final berth in the 100 at the London Games this month. "It's definitely been a long process," Felix said Sunday. "I was not expecting to be having another race, of course.
July 2, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
EUGENE, Ore. — Jeneba Tarmoh conceded the final Olympic team berth in the 100-meter dash to Allyson Felix on Monday, canceling their scheduled runoff and leaving Felix in position for a big medal haul at the London Games. Tarmoh told Stephanie Hightower, president and chairwoman of USA Track and Field, that she would not contest the tie that was declared after both were timed in 11.068 seconds in the Olympic trials 100-meter final on June 23. "I Jeneba Tarmoh have decided to decline my 3rd place position in the 100m dash to Allyson Felix," she said in an email sent by her agent, Kimberly Holland.
November 20, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Two members of the City Council will advance to a runoff early next year in the special election to find a mayoral replacement for the disgraced Bob Filner. After a polite campaign and turnout that was lower than predicted, Councilman Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, was the top vote-getter Tuesday, with Councilman David Alvarez nosing out former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a fellow Democrat, for the second spot. A runoff will pit Faulconer's support from the city's business leadership and arguably its most popular public figure, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, against Alvarez's endorsement by the city's labor unions and the Sierra Club.
March 6, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
On the morning after he became the top vote-getter in a bruising, four-candidate contest for Los Angeles city attorney, former lawmaker Mike Feuer got up early Wednesday and hit the phones, already campaigning for the May runoff against incumbent Carmen Trutanich. "This is the time to seize this momentum and carry it forward," Feuer said after unofficial returns from Tuesday's municipal primary showed him with almost 44% of the vote to Trutanich's 30%. Two other candidates, private attorneys Greg Smith and Noel Weiss, finished with 17% and nearly 7%, respectively.
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