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July 19, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
ENGULFED WITH MALADIES: Freshman Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), 34, an Army reservist in the Gulf War, says he is among more than 4,000 veterans suffering from mysterious illnesses linked to their service in the conflict. He has come down with pneumonia, spastic colon, allergies and other maladies and can't jog or do pushups. Aide Pat Hinton says the congressman thinks his immune system was broken down by fumes from lead-based diesel fuel burned by tent heaters. . . .
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July 19, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
ENGULFED WITH MALADIES: Freshman Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), 34, an Army reservist in the Gulf War, says he is among more than 4,000 veterans suffering from mysterious illnesses linked to their service in the conflict. He has come down with pneumonia, spastic colon, allergies and other maladies and can't jog or do pushups. Aide Pat Hinton says the congressman thinks his immune system was broken down by fumes from lead-based diesel fuel burned by tent heaters. . . .
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NATIONAL
February 15, 2010
Here's a look at who have announced their intention to retire and are not pursuing other offices. Senate (five Democrats, five Republicans) Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) Roland W. Burris (D-Ill.) George LeMieux (R-Fla.) Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) George V. Voinovich (R- Ohio) Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) House (eight Democrats, six Republicans)
NEWS
June 5, 1994 | from Reuters
President Clinton sounded like he was running for reelection Saturday when he told Americans in his weekly radio address that the U.S. economy was expanding and creating lots of new jobs. "In 1993 I took office determined to renew our economy so that we could pass on prosperity and opportunity to our own children," Clinton said, speaking from Britain, where he was attending D-day anniversary ceremonies. "Well, now we're beginning to see the result. Our economy is back. It's expanding steadily.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1997 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Andrew Weill ("Eight Weeks to Optimum Health"); author Paul Theroux on Hong Kong; skin cancer, 6 a.m. (4)(36). "Saturday Journal": Craig Winneker of Roll Call; Dan Pink, speech writer, 7 a.m. C-SPAN. "Evans & Novak": Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday, 7 a.m. CNN. "Inside Politics Weekend": Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), 3:30 p.m.; repeats midnight, CNN.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1997
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "John McLaughlin's One on One": Faith healing, 1:30 p.m. (28). "Evans & Novak": Syndicated columnist Art Buchwald, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. "Inside Politics Weekend": Harold Ickes, former White House deputy chief of staff, 3:30 p.m.; repeats midnight, CNN. "Tony Brown's Journal": Hepatitis, 3:30 p.m. (28). "Capital Gang": Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2009 | Rebecca Cole
The House on Thursday voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry. The measure would allow the FDA to reject new tobacco products, restrict advertising and take other steps. It passed easily, 298 to 112, but may face a filibuster in the Senate. Anti-smoking groups have clamored for years for the government to exert more control over the industry.
NEWS
August 25, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Something happened just months after Steve Gunderson became the first openly gay Republican congressman by revealing his years-long romance with architect Rob Morris. Gunderson invited a close friend dying of AIDS to dinner at the exclusive Members Dining Room in the Capitol. The man was clearly failing. He had facial lesions and carried an IV pack on his back. In a few months, he would be dead.
SPORTS
March 13, 2003 | Alan Abrahamson, From Staff and Wire Reports
Apparently prodded by two recent Senate hearings, the House of Representatives announced Wednesday that it will inquire into the leadership turmoil that has enveloped the U.S. Olympic Committee. With two panels already studying reform of the USOC, and revision of the 1978 Amateur Sports Act under consideration, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection scheduled the hearing for next Wednesday. The witness list is not finalized. Referring to the USOC, Rep.
SPORTS
October 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The mother of a Northwestern football player who died in 2001 dropped a claim Tuesday against the manufacturers of a dietary supplement. Linda Will issued a statement saying she believes coaches and staff at the university were solely responsible for the death of her son, Rashidi Wheeler, a former standout at La Verne Damien High. In July, Will's lawyers amended their wrongful death lawsuit to include the supplement makers.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House passed a watered-down anticrime bill Thursday containing provisions to curtail multiple legal appeals filed by convicted criminals but stripped of proposals intended to crack down on domestic terrorism. Approved on a 229-191 vote after two days of often-heated debate, the amended bill includes none of the expanded powers for federal law enforcement agencies recommended by the House Judiciary Committee after the Oklahoma City bombing and endorsed overwhelmingly by the Senate last June.
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