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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Military veterans across the county are gearing up for the annual Memorial Day poppy drive, which offers quarter-sized paper flowers to the public for monetary donations. The money raised between now and Memorial Day, observed May 29 this year, will go to help needy veterans. The red-and-green flowers are typically worn on the lapels of jackets or wrapped around shirt buttons. Disabled veterans nationwide make the poppies and sell them for a dime apiece.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Military veterans across the county are gearing up for the annual Memorial Day poppy drive, which offers quarter-sized paper flowers to the public for monetary donations. The money raised between now and Memorial Day, observed May 29 this year, will go to help needy veterans. The red-and-green flowers are typically worn on the lapels of jackets or wrapped around shirt buttons. Disabled veterans nationwide make the poppies and sell them for a dime apiece.
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SPORTS
May 28, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bases were clogged Friday night, and for the third time this season in that same bind, the call to the Angel bullpen was for Jeff Robinson. In a rare lapse, Chuck Finley, the Angels' ace, already had walked in what would prove to be the winning run. But the damage stopped there. Robinson, seemingly oblivious to the tension, got Toronto pinch-hitter Mookie Wilson to ground to second, and the inning was over.
SPORTS
May 28, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bases were clogged Friday night, and for the third time this season in that same bind, the call to the Angel bullpen was for Jeff Robinson. In a rare lapse, Chuck Finley, the Angels' ace, already had walked in what would prove to be the winning run. But the damage stopped there. Robinson, seemingly oblivious to the tension, got Toronto pinch-hitter Mookie Wilson to ground to second, and the inning was over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1989
A U.S. government plan to publicly apologize and pay $20,000 to Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II is unconstitutional, the Anaheim-based American War Veterans Relief Assn. Inc. claimed in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The plan violates constitutional guarantees by "denying payment to or even acknowledging the existence of the German- and Italian-Americans placed in relocation and internment centers alongside the Japanese," said John P. Coale, attorney for the organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury has indicted two telemarketers on fraud charges for allegedly raising $27 million ostensibly to help veterans, firefighters and AIDS patients but providing only $1 million to charities. Mitchell D. Gold and Jonathan P. Cohen ran Santa Ana-based U.S. Marketing and North American Charitable Services, according to a 33-count indictment handed down this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury has indicted two telemarketers on fraud charges, saying they raised $27 million ostensibly to help veterans, firefighters and AIDS patients but provided only $1 million to charities. Mitchell D. Gold and Jonathan P. Cohen ran Santa Ana-based U.S. Marketing and North American Charitable Services, according to the 33-count indictment handed down this week.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2009 | David Colker
As part of a sweeping nationwide crackdown on "fake charities," the Federal Trade Commission and state officials took actions that forced dozens of groups to shut down or stop making false appeals in the name of police, firefighters and veterans. Among the groups singled out by the FTC as sham nonprofit organizations were three fundraising groups from Santa Ana. The government said the groups raised $19 million from 2005 to 2008 but turned over only 5% of the money to legitimate charities.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2009 | David Colker
California has sued 17 telemarketers and 12 other organizations, state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said Friday, as part of a national crackdown on charity fundraisers accused of passing little or no money on to legitimate charities. Brown said the 53 individuals named in the state's suits "shamelessly exploited the goodwill of decent citizens trying to help police, firefighters and veterans." Local groups named in the suits are: * Rambret Inc.
NEWS
November 13, 2005 | Matthew Kauffman, Hartford Courant Staff Writer
Veterans' charities, whose donations have increased since the start of the war in Iraq, lag well behind other charities when it comes to the percentage of money that goes directly to services, a three-month Hartford Courant investigation has found. A handful of veterans' groups spend almost nothing on veterans' causes, diverting 90% or more of their money to administration and fundraising.
NEWS
May 16, 1999 | DANIEL YI and JACK LEONARD and RAY F. HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The telephone pitches were appeals to the heart: Firefighters disabled on the job needed help. So did young victims of fires, left with scars "that will haunt them for years to come." Telemarketers told donors to leave checks under their doormats for immediate pickup. Those who balked at the request were disparaged as unkind or uncaring. Some said they were even threatened by the solicitors, who identified themselves as police officers and firefighters. "We are the police.
NEWS
April 6, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Japanese-American activists and civil liberties officials Wednesday urged Congress to provide maximum funding for the program to compensate some 60,000 U.S. citizens who were interned in camps during World War II. The Japanese-American internees, many of whom were uprooted by the government from homes in California and taken to wilderness camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor, are entitled to $20,000 each under a law passed last year.
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