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September 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Talks broke down between student activists demanding sweeping improvements at the University of the District of Columbia and school and city officials trying to end a three-day student takeover of two university buildings. Attorneys representing the students said they were angered by remarks made by Mayor Marion Barry after emerging from talks with student leaders.
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December 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The education official who issued a short-lived ban on scholarships for minorities refused to testify before a House panel, prompting an angry protest from the chairman. The decision to cancel an appearance by Assistant Education Secretary Michael L. Williams is "an affront to the committee, to the Congress and to the American people," said Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Los Angeles).
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February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate approved legislation providing nearly $1.5 billion to upgrade education and help the United States deal with an increasingly competitive world economy. By a 92-8 vote, senators passed and sent to the House the Excellence in Education Act, initially submitted to Congress by President Bush last spring. The final passage came after Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.
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September 29, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Talks broke down between student activists demanding sweeping improvements at the University of the District of Columbia and school and city officials trying to end a three-day student takeover of two university buildings. Attorneys representing the students said they were angered by remarks made by Mayor Marion Barry after emerging from talks with student leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
AL CHECCHI The grandson of Italian immigrants, Checchi is a wealthy businessman who is spending his own millions to become governor. * Political party: Democrat * Age: 49 * Residence: Beverly Hills * Education: Bachelor's in economics and American studies, Amherst College, 1970; MBA, Harvard, 1974. * Career highlights: Marriott Corp.
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March 5, 2000 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
It is the first California election of the century, a door opening to the future. And it certainly represents a break from the past: The presidential contests for both major parties are alive, to one degree or another. Many adult Californians, for the first time in their lives, will be voting in a presidential primary that matters. For months, Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley, and Republicans George W. Bush, John McCain and Alan Keyes, have crossed the state, searching for votes.
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May 14, 1998
AL CHECCHI * Political party: Democrat * Born: June 6, 1948, Boston * Education: Bachelor's in economics and American studies, Amherst College, 1970; MBA, Harvard, 1974. * Family: Married to Kathryn Checchi for 24 years; three children; Adam, 21; Kristin, 18, and Kate, 13. * Background: Marriott Corp.
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June 17, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a surprisingly sharp-edged speech, Vice President Al Gore formally launched his bid for the presidency Wednesday with pointed criticism of his leading Republican rival and a pledge "to strengthen family life in America." Surrounded by about 5,000 supporters who squeezed into the square outside the Smith County courthouse, Gore both previewed arguments he likely would raise against Texas Gov. George W.
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December 11, 1991 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Calling for a "new nationalism" based on the principle of "America first" to safeguard U.S. interests in the post-Cold War world, conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan on Tuesday launched his campaign to challenge President Bush for the 1992 Republican nomination. With the Cold War won, "We Americans . . . must begin to prepare for the new struggles already under way," Buchanan told supporters in New Hampshire's capital city. The Feb.
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August 26, 2002 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his six cell phones and million-dollar salary, Tom Wheeler stands out even among Washington's army of high-powered lobbyists. His communications arsenal and hefty pay--among the highest of any Washington lobbyist--underscore his rise from Fuller brush salesman to the top ranks of Washington's influence peddlers as president of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Assn.
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June 18, 2000 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For some reason, Northwest Airlines is not honoring Ralph Nader's little book of senior discount coupons and his plane is leaving in 35 minutes. "You didn't book 14 days in advance," the agent behind the ticket counter informs him sympathetically as he ponders the more expensive fare to Fargo, N.D., where he is scheduled to speak in three hours at the local university.
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