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January 20, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
Erroll G. Southers, assistant chief of airport police in Los Angeles, said Wednesday morning that he is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration. President Obama tapped Southers in September to lead the federal agency that helps protect airline passengers from terrorist attacks. In a statement, Southers said he is withdrawing because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. His confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who says he is worried Southers would allow TSA employees to join a labor union.
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January 21, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Erroll Southers, President Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday, dealing a setback to an agency still grappling with the security failures that led to an alleged attempted airliner bombing on Christmas Day. Southers, whose nomination had been blocked by Republican opposition, complained in a statement Wednesday that he had become a political lightning rod. ...
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TRAVEL
July 16, 2006 | Maggie Barnett, Times Staff Writer
SNORKEL in the Gulf of California on a trip down the Baja Peninsula that begins Oct. 14. The seven-day wildlife adventure travels from San Diego south on Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast to Ensenada, then winds through the agricultural valleys of San Quintin to the desert. After a night in Catavina the group continues to La Unica, a camp resort in a cove on the gulf south of Bahia de Los Angeles, accessible only by boat. It's a beautiful area, said Lynn Mitchell of Baja Discovery Tours.
NATIONAL
January 20, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
Erroll G. Southers, assistant chief of airport police in Los Angeles, said Wednesday morning that he is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration. President Obama tapped Southers in September to lead the federal agency that helps protect airline passengers from terrorist attacks. In a statement, Southers said he is withdrawing because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda. His confirmation has been blocked by Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who says he is worried Southers would allow TSA employees to join a labor union.
REAL ESTATE
February 9, 1986 | DICK TURPIN
The phrase "going south" has a bad connotation but not in reference to downtown Los Angeles. With Bunker Hill very well established as the city's financial core, growth and expansion is moving south--downhill, in direction--and creating a new corporate identity area fanning out from 7th and Figueroa streets. Immediately south of there is an edge of South Park, the city's long-delayed residential revitalization project, planned to bring new life and home ownership into the heart of the city.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
J.D. Souther, Karla Bonoff and a good, efficient desalination process probably could alter the ecological future of Southern California. Harness the tear-jerking potential of these two quintessential exponents of mellow, '70s-vintage L.A. songwriting, and the region would be drought-proof.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
A group of Republican senators warned the White House on Wednesday that it had "serious reservations" about the nomination of the top law enforcement official at Los Angeles World Airports to lead the federal agency in charge of airline safety. Their warning letter stems from conflicting accounts that Erroll Southers, nominated as director of the Transportation Security Administration, gave the Senate about an incident in the late 1980s when he tapped databases for information about his ex-wife's boyfriend.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON
It all fits the pattern, says J.D. Souther about his resurging career. "It's a cliche to say life moves in cycles, but for me, it does--in huge, obvious cycles,"explains the musician recently turned actor. "In the '50s, my life was full of awesome experiences. In the '60s, it was mostly goofing off, motorcycle riding, chasing women. The '70s were really productive, and then in the '80s--about '82--I just went back to partyin' and gettin' high."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1988 | MIKE BOEHM
J.D. Souther, Karla Bonoff and an efficient desalination process probably could alter the ecological future of Southern California. Harness the tear-jerking potential of these two quintessential exponents of mellow, '70s-vintage L.A. songwriting, and the region would be drought-proof.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Erroll Southers, President Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday, dealing a setback to an agency still grappling with the security failures that led to an alleged attempted airliner bombing on Christmas Day. Southers, whose nomination had been blocked by Republican opposition, complained in a statement Wednesday that he had become a political lightning rod. ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010 | By Dan Weikel and Rich Connell
Inside the Washington Beltway, Erroll G. Southers, the assistant chief of airport police in Los Angeles, is mired in controversy over whether he should head the federal agency that helps protect airline passengers from terrorist attacks. In the last week, a band of Republican congressmen has dogged his nomination with questions about a reprimand he received 22 years ago as an FBI agent and whether he is qualified to oversee the Transportation Security Administration, a massive department with 45,000 screeners at 450 airports nationwide.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas
A group of Republican senators warned the White House on Wednesday that it had "serious reservations" about the nomination of the top law enforcement official at Los Angeles World Airports to lead the federal agency in charge of airline safety. Their warning letter stems from conflicting accounts that Erroll Southers, nominated as director of the Transportation Security Administration, gave the Senate about an incident in the late 1980s when he tapped databases for information about his ex-wife's boyfriend.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2010 | Washington Post
The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by the Washington Post show. The disclosure comes as pressure builds from Democrats on Capitol Hill for a quick January confirmation of Erroll Southers, whose nomination has been held up by GOP opponents. In the aftermath of an attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, calls have intensified for lawmakers to install permanent leadership at the TSA, a crucial agency in enforcing airline security.
NATIONAL
December 30, 2009 | Mcclatchy Newspapers
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will force a vote on President Obama's nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration when Congress reconvenes in three weeks. Reid's announcement Tuesday that he will file a motion for cloture, a procedural step to limit debate and lead to a roll-call vote, follows the alleged attempt by a Nigerian extremist to blow up a Detroit-bound commercial flight on Christmas Day. Reid had sought Senate consent to confirm TSA nominee Erroll Southers without floor debate, along with multiple other nominations, before the Senate adjourned for its winter break Christmas Eve. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Most musicians, even country-leaning ones, know more about horsepower than the power of one horse. But on a recent visit from his Nashville home, J.D. Souther -- who helped lay the foundation for the Southern California country rock sound nearly four decades ago as part of the musical community that included Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and future members of the Eagles -- took an afternoon off and rented a horse for an impromptu ride into the hills of Griffith Park.
TRAVEL
July 16, 2006 | Maggie Barnett, Times Staff Writer
SNORKEL in the Gulf of California on a trip down the Baja Peninsula that begins Oct. 14. The seven-day wildlife adventure travels from San Diego south on Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast to Ensenada, then winds through the agricultural valleys of San Quintin to the desert. After a night in Catavina the group continues to La Unica, a camp resort in a cove on the gulf south of Bahia de Los Angeles, accessible only by boat. It's a beautiful area, said Lynn Mitchell of Baja Discovery Tours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors will be asked Tuesday to consider a proposal that would reverse the long-established flight directions for a commercial airport at El Toro, calling for planes to arrive from the north and depart to the south. Two pro-airport groups said they will ask for further study of the idea, long advocated by airline pilots as an alternative to the county's current airport plan.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2010 | Washington Post
The White House nominee to lead the Transportation Security Administration gave Congress misleading information about incidents in which he inappropriately accessed a federal database, possibly in violation of privacy laws, documents obtained by the Washington Post show. The disclosure comes as pressure builds from Democrats on Capitol Hill for a quick January confirmation of Erroll Southers, whose nomination has been held up by GOP opponents. In the aftermath of an attempted airline bombing on Christmas Day, calls have intensified for lawmakers to install permanent leadership at the TSA, a crucial agency in enforcing airline security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors will be asked Tuesday to consider a proposal that would reverse the long-established flight directions for a commercial airport at El Toro, calling for planes to arrive from the north and depart to the south. Two pro-airport groups said they will ask for further study of the idea, long advocated by airline pilots as an alternative to the county's current airport plan.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1990 | LAUREN LIPTON
It all fits the pattern, says J.D. Souther about his resurging career. "It's a cliche to say life moves in cycles, but for me, it does--in huge, obvious cycles,"explains the musician recently turned actor. "In the '50s, my life was full of awesome experiences. In the '60s, it was mostly goofing off, motorcycle riding, chasing women. The '70s were really productive, and then in the '80s--about '82--I just went back to partyin' and gettin' high."
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