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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An influential health care committee that will guide the spending of $260 million in tobacco settlement funds will very likely be headed by David Maron, who led the charge to stop a private hospital from wresting the money from county control. Community Memorial Hospital, sponsor of a failed November initiative that sought to give the tobacco dollars to private hospitals, called the move "divisive" and said it would prolong conflict between the county and Community Memorial administrators.
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BUSINESS
January 12, 2001 | LESLIE EARNEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today's opening of Downtown Disney--an eclectic collection of 28 stores, snazzy restaurants and nightclubs--marks the latest entry in Southern California's burgeoning entertainment-retail market. Like Universal CityWalk and the Block in nearby Orange, Walt Disney Co. is betting that Downtown Disney--wedged between Disneyland and its new California Adventure theme park--will give a young-adult edge to the family-oriented resort area. The retail and food promenade is part of Disney's $1.
NEWS
May 10, 2000 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ending a two-month holdout, John McCain gave his grudging endorsement Tuesday to George W. Bush, providing a show of Republican unity that barely papered over the animosities still lingering from their brutal primary fight. The plain-spoken McCain made little effort to disguise the superficial nature of their rapprochement. Asked whether he enthusiastically backs Bush or was merely swallowing his medicine, McCain replied: "I think your 'Take the medicine now' is probably a good description."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A negotiator for six private hospitals said Friday he has given the county one month to come up with a plan to share the $260-million tobacco settlement or risk seeing the hospitals unite behind a ballot measure that would take the entire settlement from the county. "If we don't get significant movement in 30 days we'll just stop wasting the county's time," said James Lott of the Healthcare Assn.
NEWS
March 9, 2000 | JANET HOOK and JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While the battles over the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations wind down, the fight for control of the House of Representatives is just beginning and Tuesday's congressional primaries made it clear that California will be one of the struggle's major battlegrounds. Democratic Party officials were buoyed that their candidates won the most overall votes in two key districts--the 27th, a seat held by Rep. James E. Rogan (R-Glendale), and the 15th, which is being vacated by Rep.
SPORTS
January 16, 2000 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
Even though he is among the best at making the game of tennis look easy, it seldom is for Pete Sampras. He is arguably the best player in the world, although his current No. 3 ranking is a fair indication of what a great year No. 1 Andre Agassi had in 1999, as well as a result of a disk injury in Sampras' back that put him out of the U.S. Open the day before it started.
NEWS
December 8, 1999 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In a rare move, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the constitutionality of a state voter initiative--this one about redistricting--before it even appears on the ballot.
NEWS
October 6, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Armed militias now operating out of the Indonesian province of West Timor will continue fighting until at least part of neighboring East Timor is returned to Indonesian control, the leader of one of the most infamous anti-independence groups said Tuesday. In a wide-ranging interview, Eurico Guterres also accused U.N.
SPORTS
June 3, 1999 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
University had the Southern Section Division II tennis title in its grasp Wednesday, but North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake took it back, winning its third consecutive title by defeating the Trojans, 10-8, at UC Irvine. The second-seeded Trojans (19-4) led, 6-2, midway through the second round and held leads in two of the remaining singles sets, but the top-seeded Wolverines mounted a furious comeback, winning all three and breaking University's back. Junior David Frankel, Harvard-Westlake's No.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the educational equivalent of a divorce, complete with custody dispute. Officials with Camarillo's elementary school district are studying a plan to bring award-winning Adolfo Camarillo High School under their control. Problem is, the Oxnard Union High School District already has custody of the school and isn't looking to give it up. The process known as unification has been a topic of casual discussion in Camarillo for years.
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