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March 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions announced the launch of a ballot initiative Friday aimed at overturning the new law. If the South Dakota Campaign For Healthy Families collects 16,728 signatures, the law -- a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade -- will be placed on hold. Democratic State Sen. Elaine Roberts said at a news conference in Sioux Falls that legislators went too far when they passed their bill last month banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
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March 25, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Opponents of South Dakota's ban on nearly all abortions announced the launch of a ballot initiative Friday aimed at overturning the new law. If the South Dakota Campaign For Healthy Families collects 16,728 signatures, the law -- a direct challenge to Roe vs. Wade -- will be placed on hold. Democratic State Sen. Elaine Roberts said at a news conference in Sioux Falls that legislators went too far when they passed their bill last month banning abortions even in cases of rape and incest.
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March 10, 2001 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush took the fight for his $1.6-trillion tax cut plan Friday to two states he carried last November, where moderate Democratic senators face reelection challenges and his popularity drew large, cheering crowds. At the first stop, in Sioux Falls, S.D., Bush found friendly territory. He won the state by a margin of 60% to 38% in November. But it is also home to two Democratic senators--Tom Daschle, the Senate minority leader, and freshman Tim Johnson.
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April 25, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) are like two feuding dance partners: They are doing their best to step on each other's toes but not have anyone notice. They flew separately halfway across the country on Wednesday, their destination an ethanol plant where together they could promote the corn-based gasoline additive as a means to reduce the nation's reliance on imported petroleum. Daschle then left the state.
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February 26, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey scored a strong victory in South Dakota's Democratic primary Tuesday and declared that it will create a "new beginning" for his campaign as voters take a second look at the party's increasingly jumbled race for President. Republican voters in the nation's second primary, meanwhile, tarnished President Bush's victory as close to a third of those who turned out cast their ballots for an uncommitted slate of convention delegates.
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April 25, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) are like two feuding dance partners: They are doing their best to step on each other's toes but not have anyone notice. They flew separately halfway across the country on Wednesday, their destination an ethanol plant where together they could promote the corn-based gasoline additive as a means to reduce the nation's reliance on imported petroleum. Daschle then left the state.
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August 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Rep. William J. Janklow (R-S.D.) was driving an estimated 70 to 75 mph when he ran a stop sign and collided with a motorcycle, according to an accident report released Wednesday by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The speed limit on the road is 55 mph. The report increases the likelihood of prosecutors bringing criminal charges against the former four-term governor, who has exerted enormous political power over South Dakota politics for nearly 30 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2005 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
If Americans think of Democratic candidate George McGovern at all, it's as the man who suffered one of the worst electoral defeats of all time, losing every state but Massachusetts in his 1972 presidential contest with incumbent Republican Richard M. Nixon. It is the business of "One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern" to change that mind-set, and it largely succeeds.
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June 28, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Call it the revenge of the secessionists. Two years after Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn headed the campaign that defeated San Fernando Valley's bid for cityhood, leaders of the breakaway effort are lining up to back former state Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg to unseat the incumbent. Hertzberg, an attorney from Sherman Oaks, represented the Valley for six years in the Assembly.
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush took the fight for his $1.6-trillion tax cut plan Friday to two states he carried last November, where moderate Democratic senators face reelection challenges and his popularity drew large, cheering crowds. At the first stop, in Sioux Falls, S.D., Bush found friendly territory. He won the state by a margin of 60% to 38% in November. But it is also home to two Democratic senators--Tom Daschle, the Senate minority leader, and freshman Tim Johnson.
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February 26, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey scored a strong victory in South Dakota's Democratic primary Tuesday and declared that it will create a "new beginning" for his campaign as voters take a second look at the party's increasingly jumbled race for President. Republican voters in the nation's second primary, meanwhile, tarnished President Bush's victory as close to a third of those who turned out cast their ballots for an uncommitted slate of convention delegates.
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