February 23, 2000 |
* Reflecting the changing face of union membership in California, the Orange County Central Labor Council has chosen its first minority person to head the 80-year-old group--Linda Sanchez, the younger sister of Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). As secretary-treasurer, Sanchez will oversee labor's political programs and lobbying efforts, as well as serve as chief spokeswoman for the group that represents more than 80 unions and 106,000 members in Orange County.
March 2, 1992 |
On the first Sunday of March every year, the streets around the Coliseum echo with the strains of the signature song of the L.A. Marathon--Randy Newman's, "I Love L.A." Played in a continuous blare at the start, the song remained for most of the 20,000 runners more a suggestion than declaration. For John Treacy of Ireland and Madina Biktagirova of Belarus--the male and female winners of Sunday's seventh race--the song became an ode to their new favorite town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
The main theme of the report is that the greatest opportunity for improving the plight of the world's children lives lies in informing and supporting parents in applying what is already known about basic and inexpensive methods of child protection. The report calls for a grand alliance of all possible resources--teachers, health services, government leaders, mass media, religious leaders, business leaders, labor unions, women's groups, voluntary organizations and an informed public.
September 27, 2013 |
Sen. Ted Cruz has egg on his face. Green egg. On Tuesday, during his 21-hour marathon "filibuster" against Obamacare, he read aloud to his daughters back home the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham. " But he clearly missed its message. In the Seuss tale, Sam-I-Am, a lover of green eggs and ham, tries to persuade a friend to try them. But the man resists. He resists so persistently and so adamantly that he ends up sounding a lot like the Republicans on Capitol Hill who are determined to defund President Obama's healthcare law. But in the Seuss story, the man is finally persuaded to try the offending eggs and ham, and, much to his surprise, he loves them.
May 13, 2000 |
Debt collectors could phone people any time day or night and charge them high fees if they fail to make good on bounced checks within 30 days under a proposal by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah). Hatch is pushing the measure as an amendment to legislation that would make it harder for people to erase debts through bankruptcy, a proposal that has raised protests from consumer advocates, unions, women's groups and religious leaders.
June 12, 2000 |
President Clinton, who supports rewriting the bankruptcy laws in principle, is threatening to veto pending legislation he contends is unfair to ordinary debtors. In a letter to congressional leaders sent Friday, Clinton said he especially objected to provisions that would limit the amount of money some bankrupt consumers could keep in their retirement accounts and allow debt collectors to charge people high fees if they failed to make good on bounced checks within a month. "We . . .