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September 19, 1999
* Tom Ryan, business development manager, and John Johnston, director of information technology, have been named vice presidents for the Carlson Group in Costa Mesa, which provides consulting, design and implementation services. * John W. Glaser has been named senior vice president, theology and ethics, at St. Joseph Health System in Orange. Glaser, who had been vice president, joined the health system in 1986.
May 8, 1988 | United Press International
White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said Friday that he suspected Vice President George Bush's silence at Cabinet meetings would be a model for future vice presidents. Fitzwater commended Bush for indicating that he remained mute at Cabinet meetings to avoid having his comments in "kiss-and-tell" books and reserved his opinions for the ears of the President alone.
November 25, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The World Fellowship of Buddhists ended its five-day General Conference on Thursday at a showplace temple in Hacienda Heights with the election for the first time of two Americans as vice presidents. Jack Petranker, 42, executive secretary of the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center in Berkeley, said that, to his knowledge, he is the first Caucasian Buddhist active on the U.S. mainland to win election as one of 15 vice presidents for the world body.
September 14, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON
The International Olympic Committee chose new senior executives Wednesday and voted in 14 new members to comply with a reform plan enacted after the Salt Lake City corruption scandal. Wrapping up a three-day meeting before the start of the Sydney Games, members chose a new vice president, added new delegates to the policy-making Executive Board and voted in 14 new members. The 14 new members raise the IOC's membership ranks from 113 to 127. Among the new members: U.S.
September 24, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
If YOU decide to reorganize your library, it probably won't take much of a shelf to accommodate all your vice presidential biographies. There are, of course, plenty of books about men who served as vice presidents. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson, among others, come easily to mind. Their stories, however, tend to focus on what happened before and after their occupancy of the nation's second-highest executive office.
"We are two dynamic professionals at BankBoston with 35 years of combined experience in the areas of team management, customer service, sales, operations and financial management," their unblushing letter to the bank's top executives began. The Sept. 26, 1997, letter explained that the two experienced branch managers sought "a combined position" that could enable them to "add significant value to the corporation" and added politely, "We are currently exploring various options within the bank."
There's an old saw about the current vice president of the United States that goes like this: Bill Clinton could drive an open convertible through a carwash and Al Gore would get wet. But that spin on Gore may be more clever than accurate: While President Clinton couldn't be taking more of a hosing these days, as rumor and allegation rain down on him, his vice president is staying perfectly dry.
June 21, 1999 | ROBERT DALLEK, Robert Dallek is a professor of history at Boston University. He is the author of several books on modern U.S. history, including "Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973" (Oxford University Press, 1998)
Al Gore's formal announcement that he is running for president surprised no one; it's been a national political assumption for seven years. The real news here is that we currently take it for granted that a vice president has the inside track for his party's nomination and a reasonable chance of gaining the highest office. But it wasn't always that way. In the 19th century, after Martin Van Buren gained the White House in 1836, the vice presidency was considered a political burial ground.
April 12, 2007 | Carl Levin, CARL LEVIN, a Democratic senator from Michigan, is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
TO PARAPHRASE President Reagan, there he goes again. On Rush Limbaugh's radio program last week, Vice President Dick Cheney spoke about Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi and stated: "He went to Baghdad. He took up residence there before we ever launched into Iraq, organized the Al Qaeda operations inside Iraq.... This is Al Qaeda operating in Iraq and, as I say, they were present before we invaded Iraq."
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