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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1992
Gov. Pete Wilson has appointed retired Army Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison to lead an investigation of the California National Guard's response to the Los Angeles riots. Wilson said Harrison, 58, would examine the Guard's preparation, response, deployment, training and organization. He also will report on any other aspect of the Guard's function that affects its ability to support local law enforcement during civil disturbances.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1992
Gov. Pete Wilson has appointed retired Army Lt. Gen. William H. Harrison to lead an investigation of the California National Guard's response to the Los Angeles riots. Wilson said Harrison, 58, would examine the Guard's preparation, response, deployment, training and organization. He also will report on any other aspect of the Guard's function that affects its ability to support local law enforcement during civil disturbances.
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NATIONAL
March 5, 2005 | From Associated Press
President Bush pardoned eight people, including a man convicted of bootlegging 45 years ago, the Justice Department announced Friday. The first round of clemency orders in Bush's second term brings his total since taking office to 39 pardons and sentence commutations. President Clinton granted clemency to 456 people during his eight years in office, including 176 on his last day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of the California National Guard, which was criticized for not responding quickly enough during the Los Angeles riots, retired Friday. Army Maj. Gen. Robert C. Thrasher, 56, said that neither his retirement nor the departure last summer of two top deputies was prompted by the controversy over the Guard's response to last spring's riots. After the riots, Gov. Pete Wilson criticized the Guard's response and said "someone's head may very well roll." In early June, he appointed Army Lt.
OPINION
July 26, 2005
Re " 'Is This How You Treat One of Your Own?' " July 24 The arrest of Cyrus Kar, an American citizen in Iraq, while traveling in a cab that had bomb timers in its trunk seems altogether reasonable. However, mistreating and detaining him for 55 days was unnecessary, callous and downright stupid of our government. I say this as a person who supported going to war in Iraq and still thinks that it was the right decision. I am angry and disappointed that our government, in spite of the tough job it faces, is so bureaucratic and careless of its public image that it would allow this to happen.
OPINION
December 6, 1992
The evident and serious shortcomings in the California National Guard's initial response to last spring's riots in Los Angeles have now been documented in a comprehensive report to Gov. Pete Wilson. The study, by retired Army Gen. William H.
NEWS
December 3, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ill-prepared and ill-equipped to respond to the riots that erupted after the not guilty verdicts in the Rodney G. King beating trial, the California National Guard bungled its initial deployment of 2,000 troops to Los Angeles because of a series of errors that could have been avoided, a retired general concluded in a report ordered by Gov. Pete Wilson.
FOOD
January 14, 2009 | Andrew F. Smith, Smith is editor of "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America."
Barack Obama will be sworn into office on Tuesday -- just weeks before the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Obama's inaugural theme, "A New Birth of Freedom," has, fittingly, been drawn from his fellow Illinoisan's Gettysburg Address, and he's supposed to be sworn in using Lincoln's own Bible. The inaugural menu is based on what supposedly were some of Lincoln's favorite foods, and even the inaugural china is a replica of that used in the Lincoln White House.
NEWS
October 11, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If history were written in the sheet music of presidential campaign songs, every schoolchild would know that Abraham Lincoln was a lying baboon, Martin Van Buren worshiped Satan and Herbert Hoover's name was synonymous with prosperity. The presidential campaign song has a grand, bizarre tradition, but the role of the themes has changed dramatically in the years since Van Buren was bedeviled in verse. Once laced with personality and venom, the songs have become vague, rosy anthems.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Wynnton Elementary School is a 153-year-old fixture in this Southern city, a gracious building with hardwood floors, carved banisters and stately white pillars. In its simple entryway, above an antique desk, is a photograph of a boy who hopes to prove one of America's most enduring myths: that anyone can grow up to be president. The image, fixed in black and white, is the official portrait of Martha Jones' 1955 fifth-grade class.
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