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.
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 . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1996 |
The come-from-behind election victory of Democrat Loretta Sanchez over Republican Congressman Robert K. Dornan was financed by elite Democratic donors, labor unions, women and gay activists, environmentalists, and moderate Republicans, according to reports at the Federal Election Commission. In all, Sanchez reported total receipts of $797,806 between Jan. 1 and Nov. 25 of this year, compared with the $667,889 raised by Dornan. Representative-elect Sanchez also outspent Dornan.
May 30, 1993 |
Jackie Goldberg accused Tom LaBonge of being a tool of special interests, and LaBonge accused Goldberg of hiding her own special-interest money in the June 8 race for the 13th District City Council seat being vacated by Michael Woo. Chiding LaBonge for accepting campaign money from real estate developers, Goldberg said voters should ask "whether a person is going to be an independent voice that represents you or is going to be bought and sold by special interests."