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April 27, 1985 |
Thirteen years to the day after the national Republican Party spurned the city and decided to move its presidential nominating convention to Miami Beach, a new group of San Diegans on Friday began an effort to bring the GOP gathering here in 1988. Wanda Vollmer, the county Republican Central Committee's administrative director, said a letter was mailed Friday to the party's national committee, officially beginning the attempt to accomplish what failed in 1972.
March 11, 1989 |
In another unusually strong show of local art world activism that's fast becoming the norm, a throng of black artists and arts administrators turned out Thursday night to voice concerns over spending plans for the new $20-million Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts. The vociferous, standing-room-only crowd of nearly 600, composed mostly of emerging independent artists and officials from small, struggling organizations, gathered at an auditorium near USC.
February 26, 1991 |
Eight hours and more than 50 miles into Iraq, an advance ground-and-air team of the 101st Airborne Division was setting up camp and pumping gas by lunchtime on the day the ground war started. And they were looking still further into Iraq for an enemy on the run. "It's not for Kuwait any more--it's personal," said Specialist Jamie Byman, 25, of Somerset, Pa. "He (Iraqi President Saddam Hussein) kept us here six months from our families."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1988 |
The offer was described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Joan Orlando said in her lawsuit, and she couldn't resist. Prints conceived and produced by Rembrandt. Rare examples of the work of the celebrated 17th-Century Dutch master. A unique opportunity to purchase works from an anonymous European museum desperate for cash. That is how Orlando remembers what she was told.
January 11, 1992 |
They have shared time and space for so long that it's easy to forget, beyond the obvious, how little Jim Kelly and John Elway have in common as quarterbacks. Both were drafted in 1983, two whips of cream in a most impressive quarterback crop. Both are 6 feet 3 and about 220 pounds. Both have rifles for throwing arms. Both turned losing franchises into winners, turned heads with their heroics, turned scoreboards into fireworks. Both quarterbacks have led their teams to Super Bowls and lost.
February 1, 1997 |
Over the years, they went through their biggest victories and most frustrating losses together. On Friday, when Jim Kelly announced his retirement, he and the Buffalo Bills cried together. Kelly, stopping several times to keep his voice from cracking, ended his 11-year NFL career with nine teammates at his side. "To leave and not be a part of this team is something that will be very difficult to swallow," said Kelly, looking toward teammates Thurman Thomas, Andre Reed, Bruce Smith and Kent Hull.
January 18, 1986 |
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman John S. R. Shad said Friday that the agency is so frustrated by its inability to curb illegal insider trading that it is considering offering a reward to informers. In an interview aired on Cable News Network's "Moneyline" program, Shad said he has asked the agency staff "to look into the possibility of some form of rewards."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1998 |
Newt Gingrich, a former history professor, may be feeling like Julius Caesar, with Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.) as Brutus. Gingrich led the GOP to majority status and then reached over several more senior members to hand the chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee to Livingston. After the 1998 election, Livingston repaid the favor by launching his own bid for the speakership, which helped trigger Gingrich's resignation. Et tu, Bob? In any case, Gingrich is in good company.