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June 2, 2010 | By Bob Drogin and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
They were the happy exceptions — high school sweethearts whose passionate romance led to a famously stable marriage in a capital perpetually rocked by tawdry scandals and sleazy affairs. But on Tuesday, less than a month after they marked their 40th wedding anniversary, former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced they were breaking up. The couple, who have four grown children, disclosed the news in a brief e-mail to friends and supporters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2010 | Sandy Banks
It would have been nice to have a little heads-up before being hit with the announcement this week that Al and Tipper Gore are separating. The news was stunning only because we're still stuck on the 10-year-old memory of their public kiss; courting our own romantic notion that one wet smooch on a political stage signaled a lifetime of wedded bliss. That explains the confusion and caterwauling: The pontificating by politicos, blaming Tipper's depression and Al's lost election.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal. The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. lauren.beale@latimes.com
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June 2, 2010 | By Bob Drogin and Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times
They were the happy exceptions — high school sweethearts whose passionate romance led to a famously stable marriage in a capital perpetually rocked by tawdry scandals and sleazy affairs. But on Tuesday, less than a month after they marked their 40th wedding anniversary, former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced they were breaking up. The couple, who have four grown children, disclosed the news in a brief e-mail to friends and supporters.
NEWS
July 22, 1992 | ROY RIVENBURG
Celebrity nightmares we can only dream about: * Dan Quayle--Blood tests reveal that he fathered Murphy Brown's baby. * Bruce Willis--"Hudson Hawk II." * Ross Perot--Unknown. Any time a dream gets slightly unpleasant, he quits and wakes up. * Barbie--Ken has a midlife crisis, sleeps with Skipper and Chatty Cathy, then wins the Malibu Dream House in the divorce settlement. * Mr. Blackwell--Congress approves official national fabric: polyester. * L.A. Dodgers--None.
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February 27, 1993
Joshua Cox, 12, the disabled boy who attended the presidential inauguration ceremonies as a guest of Tipper Gore. Joshua suffered from a severe form of mental retardation and cerebral palsy caused by a lack of oxygen at birth. He could not walk or talk, and could hear only with hearing aids. The vice president's wife visited Joshua in the hospital during a campaign stop last summer.
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November 26, 1996 | Associated Press
Perched in the bucket of a cherry picker, Tipper Gore placed the crowning ornament Monday on the National Christmas Tree. The vice president's wife, accompanied by John Betchkal, president of Christmas Pageant of Peace Inc., was hoisted to the tip of the 40-foot Colorado blue spruce and attached a 42-inch illuminated star with four points and gold trim. The tree, on the Ellipse behind the White House, was already partially decorated with gold garlands and hundreds of tiny lights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Margaret Ann Aitcheson, the mother of Tipper Gore and the inspiration for the former second lady's work on behalf of the mentally ill, has died. She was 77. Aitcheson died Monday at the Alexandria, Va., nursing home where she lived, said a spokeswoman for the Gores. Her son-in-law, former Vice President Al Gore, was with her at the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Nearly 1,000 supporters of the Democratic presidential ticket turned out Monday in one of Orange County's most concentrated Republican communities for a rally with Mary Elizabeth (Tipper) Gore, wife of the Democratic vice presidential nominee. The audience of senior citizens packed the largest auditorium in the gated retirement community of Leisure World, where Republican-registered voters outnumber Democrats nearly 2 to 1. "I know we can do better," Gore said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000
Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, said Friday there will be no attempt to roust homeless people from streets and encampments near Staples Center during next month's Democratic National Convention. Gore made her comments during a town hall meeting at downtown Los Angeles' Central Library that addressed ways to end homelessness and the poverty, housing and health problems associated with it. The event, co-hosted by Sharon Davis, wife of California Gov.
HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal. The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. lauren.beale@latimes.com
HOME & GARDEN
June 22, 2006 | Tina Daunt
THE evening reception at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams store on 3rd Street in L.A. was so packed, it was difficult to cut through the crowd, let alone see the exhibition that had brought them all together: a viewing of Tipper Gore's photography, for sale. "You know, her husband is here," one guest whispered. And indeed, the former vice president was in the upper gallery, posing for pictures and shaking hands.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2006 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
WHEN Al Gore lost the presidency in a disputed election, it hurt -- more than he ever was willing to show, more perhaps than he could show. He told his friends and supporters that it was "liberating" to be out of politics. Privately, he expressed his feelings sparingly: "It was a difficult blow ... " It was his wife, Tipper, who suggested a palliative. Dig out the old slide show, she told him, and get back on the road.
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November 22, 2002 | James Verini, Special to The Times
The light was beginning to wane in the Century Plaza Hotel late Tuesday afternoon, and Al and Tipper Gore, the ex-vice president and presidential candidate and his always-present wife, were late. Late for everything. Their plane from New York had been delayed, and in half an hour they had to be in a CNN studio with Larry King, across town, to plug their new book.
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October 3, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Delivering his second sharp criticism of the White House in 10 days, Al Gore said Wednesday that President Bush's economic policy was built on "Enron accounting," and he called for a reassessment of the administration's economic blueprint.
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March 19, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Al Gore whisked off his whiskers to show support for his wife's possible Senate bid, he told his students at Fisk University in Tennessee. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee grew the beard after losing to George W. Bush. He shaved early Sunday, associates said, before wife Tipper decided not to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Fred Thompson. She called his sacrifice "really cute."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1999
With her foot tapping and head bobbing, Tipper Gore looked ready to jump out of her seat and start playing with the jazz musicians performing Tuesday at Locke High School. But Gore, who belonged to her high school band and still keeps a drum kit at home, was here to promote classroom jazz programs sponsored by the nonprofit Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Joined by former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Thelonious Monk Jr.
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September 19, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
AIDS represents the ultimate test of the reformed health care system being proposed by the Clinton Administration, Tipper Gore told an estimated 10,000 people who marched to raise money for a cure. "We will continue to walk until the last mile is reached and the cure for AIDS is found," said the wife of Vice President Al Gore.
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March 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Tipper Gore said Sunday she has decided not to run for her husband's old Senate seat from Tennessee this year. "It would be such an honor to work for the people of Tennessee," Gore said in a statement. "However, I have decided that it is not right for me, right now, to seek to represent them in the United States Senate." Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, made the decision after spending the weekend discussing the Senate race with associates, spokesman Jano Cabrera said.
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March 16, 2002 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cutting short a trip to California, Tipper Gore was scheduled to huddle with friends and family this weekend to discuss whether to run for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, according to several sources who have spoken with her. "Clearly, there are enough people making a convincing argument that she doesn't want to dismiss it out of hand," a Gore family intimate said Friday. "She wants the weekend. She knows she's got to move quickly."
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