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June 24, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some people look at volleyball courts and ask, "Why?" Sheila Watkins looks at volleyball courts and asks, "Why not?" In 1989, days after President George Bush named her husband, James D. Watkins, secretary of energy, Sheila Watkins was being shown around the Energy Department building on Independence Avenue. "They showed me the credit union and waste management and the security system, and I said, 'So where's the child-care center?' " " 'No center,' they said, 'but we've got a site.'
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September 11, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheila Jo McKinney Watkins, who prided herself on being a "typical Navy wife" to retired Adm. James D. Watkins, former chief of naval operations and U.S. secretary of energy, has died. She was 67. Watkins died Friday in her home in St. Leonard, Md., of cancer, her family said. The daughter of Rear Adm. J.D. McKinney, she grew up in Asia and California while he served in the Pacific.
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June 17, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Last fall, shortly after Adm. James D. Watkins was asked to lead the embattled presidential AIDS commission, one of its members, New York cancer specialist Burton Lee, was confronted by several leaders of New York City's gay community, hard hit by the epidemic. They were very upset. "My God, a military man," Lee recalled them saying. "How are we going to get any breaks from a guy like this?"
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June 24, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some people look at volleyball courts and ask, "Why?" Sheila Watkins looks at volleyball courts and asks, "Why not?" In 1989, days after President George Bush named her husband, James D. Watkins, secretary of energy, Sheila Watkins was being shown around the Energy Department building on Independence Avenue. "They showed me the credit union and waste management and the security system, and I said, 'So where's the child-care center?' " " 'No center,' they said, 'but we've got a site.'
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January 13, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Adm. James D. Watkins, the imposing 6-foot-4, silver-haired former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is President-elect Bush's choice to head the Energy Department, often tells the story of a pivotal moment in his most recent public role, that of chairman of the presidential AIDS commission. It occurred as he listened to the poignant testimony of the mother of a 12-year-old AIDS-infected boy who had been isolated by his classmates and his community.
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September 11, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheila Jo McKinney Watkins, who prided herself on being a "typical Navy wife" to retired Adm. James D. Watkins, former chief of naval operations and U.S. secretary of energy, has died. She was 67. Watkins died Friday in her home in St. Leonard, Md., of cancer, her family said. The daughter of Rear Adm. J.D. McKinney, she grew up in Asia and California while he served in the Pacific.
NEWS
January 13, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Adm. James D. Watkins, the imposing 6-foot-4, silver-haired former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is President-elect Bush's choice to head the Energy Department, often tells the story of a pivotal moment in his most recent public role, that of chairman of the presidential AIDS commission. It occurred as he listened to the poignant testimony of the mother of a 12-year-old AIDS-infected boy who had been isolated by his classmates and his community.
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June 17, 1988 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
Last fall, shortly after Adm. James D. Watkins was asked to lead the embattled presidential AIDS commission, one of its members, New York cancer specialist Burton Lee, was confronted by several leaders of New York City's gay community, hard hit by the epidemic. They were very upset. "My God, a military man," Lee recalled them saying. "How are we going to get any breaks from a guy like this?"
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