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November 13, 1985
The summit should be more than a public relations affair. I disagree with Jeane Kirkpatrick (Opinion, Nov. 3) who thinks it "better" that no formal commitments come from the summit but merely a "good time be had by all." Because an insane wasteful arms race endangers the world's future we must, as citizenry at risk, demand more of substance from the summit process. Success for the participants should be measured by real arms reductions and limitations on the development of new weaponry.
June 22, 2007 | By Gary Klein
One year after hosting a "summit" designed to help college administrators understand and manage issues regarding agents, USC on Tuesday will sponsor a symposium related to issues surrounding rapidly growing 7-on-7 football. The invitation-only event, titled “The impact of 7-on-7 organizations on college football recruiting,” will be held at the Galen Center and will include athletic directors, compliance officials, coaches, members of the NCAA's enforcement staff and representatives from the Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten and Southeastern conferences, a USC release said.
August 15, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown will join former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. senators from California and Nevada at the annual Lake Tahoe summit next week. The gathering on the shores of the lake that spans the border of the two states "will examine restoration and sustainability efforts at Lake Tahoe,” according to a release from the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Feinstein will speak at the conference. Feinstein is backing legislation to provide federal funding and permission for a number of projects aimed at protecting the lake's famous clarity and protect threatened species in the area.
April 26, 1997
It's funny. You published a lengthy piece about the latest hip-hop discussion group and ignore the trend's creator ("Rap Summit Is Called," April 18). Howard Stern held the original summit; in fact, he conceived it on the air. During a broadcast last month, he had hip-hop and rap artists in the studio and by telephone talking over the issues involved. I'll bet he got down to more bottom-line truths than any of the record company CEOs will. My point, though, is that all anyone really writes about is Howard the shock-jock.
July 30, 1989
The summit meeting of industrialized nations is now history--if that isn't too dignified a word for it. About all it accomplished was to keep the visiting participants out of mischief in their home countries, but now they must return to their scandals, deficits and broken promises. The strained harmony of the formal sessions did not quite hide the sound of trade knives being sharpened under the table, and the after-hours schoolyard squabbling was ludicrous. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher chided the French because Napoleon once tried to unify Europe by force--she didn't mention what the British were doing in India at that time.
February 7, 1999
Re "Poor Turnout for Meeting to Curb Violence," Jan. 31. Thank you for your coverage of Peace Mission '99, the Summit to Stop Violence, but I regret that you focused only on the low attendance. Some of our area's best experts on youth set forth ways to help stop the slaughter and tragic loss of young lives and to have some mercy on the kids. You could have said what really happened at the summit and reached lots of kids who read The Times with a report that at least said, "These people care."
September 11, 1986 | United Press International
The leaders of Egypt and Israel met today for the first time in five years in a bid to "reach a meeting of minds" on warming the cool peace that has prevailed between their countries. President Hosni Mubarak and Prime Minister Shimon Peres closeted themselves without aides at the presidential palace for an afternoon meeting that one official said opened in "a very friendly and cordial atmosphere."
October 29, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Russian hosts of the Group of 20 summit near St. Petersburg in September sent world leaders home with gifts designed to keep on giving: memory sticks and recharging cables programmed to spy on their communications, two Italian newspapers reported Tuesday. A Kremlin spokesman denied the allegations reported by Il Corriere della Sera and La Stampa, both of which attributed their stories to findings of technical investigations ordered by the president of the European Council and carried out by German intelligence.
July 21, 2006
Re "An unsatisfying summit," editorial, July 18 What a sad difference a year makes. The Times correctly points out how easily the poor are forgotten whenever a seemingly bigger emergency pops up. But the crisis of those living in abject poverty is every bit as big as the one boiling over in the Middle East right now. Good intentions won't keep people from dying. Action will. STEVE VALK Atlanta Rather than working to build on last year's promises, the G-8 nations adopted a flawed plan of action on energy security; they are pushing increased oil investment in developing countries despite research showing oil production and exports increase a country's debt burden, undermining debt relief.
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