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September 18, 1990
Washington Mayor Marion Barry clearly failed his constituents. In the wake of his conviction on cocaine possession--and other embarrassments--Democratic voters soundly rejected anyone who had anything to do with an administration tarnished by excesses and corruption. To replace the mayor, the voters chose Sharon Pratt Dixon, a tough-minded outsider who promised to clean up the bloated local bureaucracy "with a shovel."
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May 8, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As police enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew Tuesday to prevent a third night of rioting in the nation's capital, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon acknowledged the need to address escalating tensions between the city's growing Latino community and its predominantly black police force. Dixon, the first black female mayor of a major city, imposed the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and announced plans to form a multicultural task force to assess problems within the Mt.
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January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sharon Pratt Dixon took office Wednesday as mayor of the District of Columbia, pledging to combat "drugs and crime, racial polarization and the mounting financial problems" confronting the nation's capital. Dixon is the first black woman to head a city of Washington's size and importance, and her inaugural ceremonies were attended by many of the nation's most prominent black politicians.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sharon Pratt Dixon took office Wednesday as mayor of the District of Columbia, pledging to combat "drugs and crime, racial polarization and the mounting financial problems" confronting the nation's capital. Dixon is the first black woman to head a city of Washington's size and importance, and her inaugural ceremonies were attended by many of the nation's most prominent black politicians.
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September 26, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a race increasingly centered on this city's crime problem, Democratic mayoral candidate Sharon Pratt Dixon is holding fast to the "clean house" philosophy that led to her surprise primary victory earlier this month.
NEWS
May 8, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As police enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew Tuesday to prevent a third night of rioting in the nation's capital, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon acknowledged the need to address escalating tensions between the city's growing Latino community and its predominantly black police force. Dixon, the first black female mayor of a major city, imposed the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and announced plans to form a multicultural task force to assess problems within the Mt.
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | Associated Press
Tanks and other heavy military equipment left inch-deep tread marks on main thoroughfares of the nation's capital during Saturday's National Victory Parade, city officials said Monday. Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon said she hoped that the federal government would help pay for repairs. However, city Public Works Department spokesman Schanolia Barnes said engineers thought that normal traffic flow and summer heat would flatten the tread marks.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The District of Columbia Council repealed a measure that would have held makers and dealers of so-called assault firearms liable for injuries and deaths caused by use of the guns. Critics of the measure in Congress, which has veto power over district laws, said it would stand in the way of a $100-million subsidy sought by Washington Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon.
NEWS
September 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Bush today urged District of Columbia voters to support former police chief Maurice Turner for mayor, saying Turner "is dead set at getting the deadwood out of city government." "It is time for a change," Bush said at a $250-per-plate breakfast fund-raiser for Turner, the Republican mayoral candidate. "It is time to put Chief Turner in charge of the entire city." The President also praised Turner for his 32-year police career.
NEWS
September 26, 1990 | SUE ELLEN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a race increasingly centered on this city's crime problem, Democratic mayoral candidate Sharon Pratt Dixon is holding fast to the "clean house" philosophy that led to her surprise primary victory earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1990
Washington Mayor Marion Barry clearly failed his constituents. In the wake of his conviction on cocaine possession--and other embarrassments--Democratic voters soundly rejected anyone who had anything to do with an administration tarnished by excesses and corruption. To replace the mayor, the voters chose Sharon Pratt Dixon, a tough-minded outsider who promised to clean up the bloated local bureaucracy "with a shovel."
NEWS
May 10, 1991 | From United Press International
Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon lifted a curfew in the capital's riot-torn neighborhoods on Thursday but said she would reinstate it if more signs of unrest surface. Although police said they had arrested 60 more people for violating the curfew Wednesday, the streets were mostly calm for a second consecutive night in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams-Morgan areas. Rioting broke out Sunday in the racially mixed neighborhoods after a black policewoman shot and wounded a Salvadoran man.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991 | From United Press International
Former Mayor Marion Barry, who has been sentenced to six months in jail for a cocaine conviction, is being considered as a criminal justice teacher at the University of the District of Columbia, a school official said Thursday. Barry could begin teaching undergraduate students in the school's criminal justice department as soon as Monday, the beginning of the new semester.
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