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August 23, 1986 | Associated Press
The Justice Department obtained a court order on Friday requiring the Jackson, Miss., Clarion-Ledger to stop publishing rental housing ads that state racial, religious or sexual preferences or limitations. Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds, head of the department's civil rights division, said a consent decree was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, resolving a civil suit filed by the government.
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
More workers than ever filed complaints this year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning office discrimination, the agency said this week. A total of 99,947 allegations were filed of unfair workplace practices based on race, sex, age, religion, disability or even family medical history, according to the EEOC's annual performance report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That's the highest number since the commission was launched through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1986 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
In a stinging rebuke for discriminating against women, Rotary International was ordered by a state appellate court on Monday to reinstate the Duarte chapter it ousted eight years ago for admitting three women members. A 49-page decision written by 2nd District Court of Appeal Justice Eugene McClosky reversed a 1983 ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Max F. Deutz that had upheld Duarte's ouster and sanctioned the male-only membership of the international organization.
WORLD
November 15, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
At Sami Abu Hossein's cramped bookstore, the hundred or so book titles listed on a wall aren't bestsellers. They're banned. And the cheery Abu Hossein can you get you any of them, sometimes in the few minutes it takes to sit down and drink a cup of thick-brewed Turkish coffee. "There are three no-nos," the owner of Al Taliya Books explains with a big smile. "Sex, politics and religion. Unfortunately, that's all anyone ever wants to read about. " He laughs uproariously.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | MARIAM ISA, REUTERS
Arab cartoonists can poke fun at anything as long as it is not sex, religion or their leaders. But they are still freer than Arab writers, to judge from some of the works of 43 cartoonists from 15 Arab and four Western countries on exhibit at an Arab cartoon festival in Bahrain. "Cartoons are important in our society because there is no direct freedom of speech," the editor of the London-based Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat said. "Cartoonists can offer an opinion.
NEWS
November 9, 1985 | Associated Press
A federally financed survey is asking schoolteachers across the country whether they pray, how often they have sex, what are their views on abortion and mercy-killing and whether they voted for Ronald Reagan or Walter F. Mondale in the last presidential election. The survey is being conducted by the National Center for Education Information, a private group that publishes newsletters and reports, with a $72,461 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's secretary's discretionary fund.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
With an unparalleled outcry, half of the regional bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have urged the denomination's annual convention to reject a revolutionary proposal on sexuality that has shaken the normally placid church, making its approval unlikely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
For more than 20 years, I've been writing about local history, and never once has Southern California let me down. I've found no shortage of tycoons and beggars, dreamy spiritualists, mad-eyed killers. This 227-year-old city has had a few angels, but it's the others who often make for the most fascinating storytelling.
NEWS
January 4, 1987 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen lives in London
John Updike's strikingly majestic New England home looks out onto the distant Atlantic from the top of a hill, elevating him above his neighbors on the outskirts of this rich and wooded village north of Boston. The house--square, solid, imposing--is painted an intense, almost Melvillean white. "My God, it's awfully white," Updike said, casting an eye toward the paint work from his seat on a wicker sofa in the shade of a side porch. "On a sunny day, it's almost blinding."
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, confronting the issue of sexual relations outside of marriage, Monday overwhelmingly rejected a move to officially accept the gay lifestyle and reaffirmed "the sanctity of the marriage covenant."
NEWS
October 9, 1994 | KILEY ARMSTRONG, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Some have called her "the Jewish Rosa Parks"--a bus rider who refused, on principle, to give up her seat. Sima Rabinovicz wouldn't move to accommodate Orthodox Jewish passengers who wanted to pray apart from the women on the public bus they were riding from their suburban communities to their jobs in New York City. She said one man told her if she didn't move "they'd stone me till I bleed. There were like 20 of them, and I'm by myself. I was scared--upset and scared."
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | SHARON COHEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The first hint of scandal came at weekend Mass, when the faithful were told the news: Their priest had resigned. That was the surprise. Then came the shock. The 61-year-old pastor was leaving because of allegations that he sexually abused a young man more than 20 years ago. That jarring revelation was made in March. It was just the beginning. Weeks later, another priest in another parish was gone. Then another. In six months, seven priests and one deacon from the Belleville Diocese have been ousted, and state authorities are investigating an eighth pastor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leaders of a church with sexual intercourse as an integral part of its rituals have filed suit against Los Angeles County to overturn pandering and prostitution laws. Mary Ellen Tracy, head of the Church of the Most High Goddess, filed the lawsuit last Friday in an effort to legalize the meetings of her church. The complaint details a religion that uses sex as a symbolic dedication to the church.
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, confronting the issue of sexual relations outside of marriage, Monday overwhelmingly rejected a move to officially accept the gay lifestyle and reaffirmed "the sanctity of the marriage covenant."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
With an unparalleled outcry, half of the regional bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have urged the denomination's annual convention to reject a revolutionary proposal on sexuality that has shaken the normally placid church, making its approval unlikely.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | MARIAM ISA, REUTERS
Arab cartoonists can poke fun at anything as long as it is not sex, religion or their leaders. But they are still freer than Arab writers, to judge from some of the works of 43 cartoonists from 15 Arab and four Western countries on exhibit at an Arab cartoon festival in Bahrain. "Cartoons are important in our society because there is no direct freedom of speech," the editor of the London-based Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat said. "Cartoonists can offer an opinion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leaders of a church with sexual intercourse as an integral part of its rituals have filed suit against Los Angeles County to overturn pandering and prostitution laws. Mary Ellen Tracy, head of the Church of the Most High Goddess, filed the lawsuit last Friday in an effort to legalize the meetings of her church. The complaint details a religion that uses sex as a symbolic dedication to the church.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2000
Q: My employees earn accrued vacation time. If they leave the company before taking their earned vacation, any accrued time is paid in their final paycheck. Our employee manual states that we ask for two weeks' notice if an employee plans to leave the company. In the last six months, I have had three employees leave. One gave no notice (medical reason), one gave five days and the other three days. In all cases, this was quite hard on the company.
NEWS
January 4, 1987 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen lives in London
John Updike's strikingly majestic New England home looks out onto the distant Atlantic from the top of a hill, elevating him above his neighbors on the outskirts of this rich and wooded village north of Boston. The house--square, solid, imposing--is painted an intense, almost Melvillean white. "My God, it's awfully white," Updike said, casting an eye toward the paint work from his seat on a wicker sofa in the shade of a side porch. "On a sunny day, it's almost blinding."
NEWS
August 23, 1986 | Associated Press
The Justice Department obtained a court order on Friday requiring the Jackson, Miss., Clarion-Ledger to stop publishing rental housing ads that state racial, religious or sexual preferences or limitations. Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds, head of the department's civil rights division, said a consent decree was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson, resolving a civil suit filed by the government.
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