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April 25, 1985
The Constitution is the wisest instrument of government the Earth has ever known. If America is to endure as a free republic as ordained by it, Presidents, Supreme Court justices, and other public officers must do what they have sworn to do, that is, support it. Recognizing these truths, I spent my major efforts during my 20 years as a senator from North Carolina trying to persuade government to obey the Constitution. Despite my admiration for President Reagan, I am constrained by my duty to our country to assert that what he says, does, and advocates in respect to religion shows that he does not understand the religious clauses of the First Amendment and how obedience to them is essential to the preservation of the religious freedom they are designed to secure to all Americans of all faiths.
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BUSINESS
December 19, 2000
* Sam L. Ervin, president and chief executive of SCAN, has been elected chairman of the Long Beach-based seniors health plan. The company named advertising executive Kim L. Hunter to its board. The company also named John Fielder senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. * Los Angeles-based United Internet Technologies Inc., a developer of interactive control technology and subsidiary of United Leisure Corp., has named Andy Rifkin chief technology officer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1985
The Senate's Watergate hearings in 1973 helped expose gross wrongdoing and an arrogant abuse of power in the Nixon Administration, setting the stage for the only resignation by a President in American history. But as they unfolded the hearings did much more, becoming a continuing lesson on the meaning of the Constitution and the responsibilities of those who are entrusted with public office. The most memorable teacher in this process was Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1992
Sam Ervin is chief executive of SCAN Health Plan, a Long Beach-based, nonprofit company mandated into existence by Congress. Called a Social Health Maintenance Organization, SCAN Health Plan--still in the demonstration phase--offers free hospital, outpatient and in-home health benefits to the elderly in Orange and Los Angeles counties using Medicare funds. The Social HMO model, Ervin says, could be a forerunner to a national health system. He talked recently with staff writer James M. Gomez.
NEWS
April 24, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., who symbolized to the nation a latter-day Diogenes bent on finding the truth in an era of Watergate lies, died Tuesday in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital. The archetypical Southern storyteller was 88, and doctors said he died of respiratory failure complicated by kidney failure. On March 30, Ervin had undergone gall bladder surgery at Grace Hospital in his hometown of Morganton and developed kidney failure as a complication.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1992
Sam Ervin is chief executive of SCAN Health Plan, a Long Beach-based, nonprofit company mandated into existence by Congress. Called a Social Health Maintenance Organization, SCAN Health Plan--still in the demonstration phase--offers free hospital, outpatient and in-home health benefits to the elderly in Orange and Los Angeles counties using Medicare funds. The Social HMO model, Ervin says, could be a forerunner to a national health system. He talked recently with staff writer James M. Gomez.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2000
* Sam L. Ervin, president and chief executive of SCAN, has been elected chairman of the Long Beach-based seniors health plan. The company named advertising executive Kim L. Hunter to its board. The company also named John Fielder senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. * Los Angeles-based United Internet Technologies Inc., a developer of interactive control technology and subsidiary of United Leisure Corp., has named Andy Rifkin chief technology officer.
NEWS
August 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Margaret Bell Ervin, widow of U.S. Sen. Sam Ervin Jr., died Thursday at a hospital after several weeks of declining health. She was 87. Ervin, a North Carolina Democrat who gained international attention as chairman of the Senate Watergate committee in 1973, died in April, 1985.
NEWS
April 10, 1988
Reading the Times report "White House Exit Lines" (by Betty Cuniberti, March 29) on job-hunters staying in Washington after the government-off-our-backs administration winds down, one is reminded of the late Sen. Sam Ervin's remark: "What is a bureaucrat? A bureaucrat is a Democrat with a job some Republican wants." ALAMADA B. BARRETT Sherman Oaks
NEWS
April 25, 1985 | United Press International
Former Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. (D-N.C.) will be buried Friday in the Blue Ridge mountains he loved, the family said Wednesday. "He was a very kind and very great father," said Ervin's son, Sam Ervin III, who joined family members Wednesday in the senator's hometown of Morganton to plan the services. Ervin, who was 88, died Tuesday of respiratory failure brought on by a three-week bout with emphysema, gall bladder surgery and kidney failure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1985
The Senate's Watergate hearings in 1973 helped expose gross wrongdoing and an arrogant abuse of power in the Nixon Administration, setting the stage for the only resignation by a President in American history. But as they unfolded the hearings did much more, becoming a continuing lesson on the meaning of the Constitution and the responsibilities of those who are entrusted with public office. The most memorable teacher in this process was Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1985
The Constitution is the wisest instrument of government the Earth has ever known. If America is to endure as a free republic as ordained by it, Presidents, Supreme Court justices, and other public officers must do what they have sworn to do, that is, support it. Recognizing these truths, I spent my major efforts during my 20 years as a senator from North Carolina trying to persuade government to obey the Constitution. Despite my admiration for President Reagan, I am constrained by my duty to our country to assert that what he says, does, and advocates in respect to religion shows that he does not understand the religious clauses of the First Amendment and how obedience to them is essential to the preservation of the religious freedom they are designed to secure to all Americans of all faiths.
NEWS
April 24, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., who symbolized to the nation a latter-day Diogenes bent on finding the truth in an era of Watergate lies, died Tuesday in a Winston-Salem, N.C., hospital. The archetypical Southern storyteller was 88, and doctors said he died of respiratory failure complicated by kidney failure. On March 30, Ervin had undergone gall bladder surgery at Grace Hospital in his hometown of Morganton and developed kidney failure as a complication.
NEWS
April 23, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., who spent 20 years in the Senate and played a key role in the Watergate hearings, was in critical condition today at a hospital where he was undergoing kidney dialysis, officials said. Ervin, 88, is suffering from acute renal failure and has "unstable vital signs," said Roger Rollman, a spokesman for Bowman Gray Medical Center at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.
NEWS
February 7, 1991
Senior citizens will be able to make a free Valentine telephone call to a loved one or friend anywhere in the continental United States under a program sponsored by the Senior Care Action Network Health Plan. Seniors are welcome to make their calls between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday at the SCAN Health Plan offices, 521 E. 4th St., Long Beach. Each person will be requested to limit his or her call to approximately 15 minutes. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered.
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