July 13, 1986 |
Hundreds of white supremacists, many of them armed and from an assortment of Ku Klux Klan and similar U.S. and Canadian groups, met Saturday to denounce nonwhites, Jews and the federal government. Meanwhile, Idaho Gov. John V. Evans and about 1,200 others gathered 15 miles away for a "Good Neighbors Day." Nearly 200 communities sent resolutions in support of that session in Coeur d'Alene, and governors of Montana, Washington and Oregon sent statements asking citizens to reject racism.
December 2, 1999 |
The Ku Klux Klan's national director on Wednesday defended Missouri's decision to allow the group to take part in the state's Adopt-A-Highway program, saying he sees nothing contradictory between white supremacy and environmentalism. After five years of legal battles, Missouri transportation officials reluctantly granted the Klan an Adopt-A-Highway application Tuesday. A federal judge had ruled that the state could not deny the Klan from participating in the litter-control program.
October 24, 1991 |
In a hastily arranged secret ceremony, Clarence Thomas was sworn in Wednesday as the nation's 106th Supreme Court justice, providing a fitting end to a consistently surprising confirmation process. Thomas had been scheduled to take his judicial oath of office in a traditional Supreme Court ceremony Nov. 1. Since the court is in recess this week and next, the justices will not conduct any official business or hear arguments until Nov. 4.
February 13, 2005 |
White supremacist groups around the country are moving aggressively to recruit new members by promoting their violent, racist ideologies on billboards, in radio commercials and in leaflets tossed on suburban driveways. Watching with mounting alarm, civil rights monitors say these tactics stake out a much bolder, more public role for many hate groups, which are trying to shed their image as shadowy extremists and claim more mainstream support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1997 |
For Sandy Krupinsky, the Palm Sunday celebration at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills brought together her deep faith in Jesus and her love of family. "My parents went to church here and I grew up in this church," said Krupinsky, of Agoura Hills. "Palm Sunday is part of the tradition of church and family that I want to give to my children."