February 6, 1991 |
Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) was recuperating Tuesday after doctors removed a blood clot on the right side of his brain, his office reported. Conte, 69, was taken to the National Institutes of Health hospital Friday after he complained of nausea and high fever and then experienced a loss of feeling in his left hand.
February 16, 1991 |
The special election to choose a successor to the late Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) will be held June 4, with the primary on April 30, Gov. William F. Weld announced. Conte, 69, the ranking Republican on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, died Feb. 8 after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. The congressman's widow, Corinne, is considering running for the state's vacant 1st District seat.
November 9, 1988
Favorite son Michael S. Dukakis easily carried his home state and won its 13 electoral votes. Dukakis, governor for 10 of the last 14 years, had 54% of the vote to George Bush's 46%, with 78% of the precincts reporting. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy coasted to his sixth term with 66% of the vote. Ten liberal Democrats, including Joseph Kennedy, won House seats, as did Silvio O. Conte, the delegation's only Republican.
January 1, 1986 |
President Reagan has agreed to serve as honorary chairman of a $5-million drive to build a new museum for artist Norman Rockwell's works, Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) said Tuesday. The museum is to be on a 40-acre estate on the outskirts of Stockbridge, the small Berkshire Hills village where Rockwell lived and worked for 25 years before his death in 1978.
November 1, 1989 |
The House approved today a spending increase of almost $3.2 billion for the war against drugs, $900 million more than sought by President Bush when he launched a campaign almost two months ago. "Spend we will do--this is no paltry, penny-pinching response," Rep. Silvio O. Conte (R-Mass.) said as the House approved the measure on a voice vote. The funds, attached to a money bill for transportation programs, represent the major congressional input into the war on drugs this year.
February 14, 1992 |
Former major league pitcher Dave Dravecky, who earned the American Cancer Society's courage award, will be the guest speaker at the Circle 1000 Founders' Brunch March 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach. Dravecky's major league career ended because of a malignant tumor in his left arm. Dravecky had his left arm and shoulder amputated in 1991 because of progressive pain and loss of function. In 1988, a malignant tumor and one-half of the muscle in Dravecky's pitching arm were removed.