March 6, 1993 |
Sidestepping a decision on whether to eliminate the Confederate battle emblem from the state's official flag, Georgia state senators authorized a referendum on the issue. With the state polarized along black-white and urban-rural lines by the dispute, the lawmakers killed a compromise to designate two official flags. Instead, the senators voted 38 to 18 to let Georgians decide the fate of Gov. Zell Miller's proposal to drop the 13-starred rebel emblem from the state flag.
December 24, 1994 |
Dean Rusk, the secretary of state who helped lead America deeper into the Vietnam War, was buried Friday to a chorus of praise from colleagues for his willingness to shoulder blame for his actions. Rusk died Tuesday of heart failure at age 85. He was buried in this college town, where he taught international law after serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Sen. Sam Nunn and Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1998 |
Jan Mittermeier, the county's chief executive officer, has been named one of the top public officials of the year by a national magazine, even as the fate of her job is uncertain. The 58-year-old chief executive will be honored in November at a dinner by Governing magazine alongside 10 others, including Georgia Gov. Zell Miller; Mike Moore, attorney general of Mississippi; and Richard J. Pennington, superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department.
May 1, 2004 |
Cynthia McKinney, the former Georgia congresswoman defeated after accusing President Bush of ignoring warnings of the Sept. 11 attacks, qualified Friday to seek her old seat. Known for her outspoken and often provocative comments during five terms in Congress, McKinney was asked if she had mellowed during her two-year absence from Washington. "I have continued to speak out against George Bush's war and I will continue to speak out against George Bush's war," she told supporters.
December 4, 1992 |
A consumer group filed suit Thursday in an effort to nullify last week's U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia and have incumbent Wyche Fowler Jr. declared the winner. Public Citizen contends that the Georgia law requiring a general election runoff when no candidate wins a majority violates the U.S. Constitution and federal law. It said the law adds a requirement for election to the Senate that was not imposed by Congress.
March 10, 1993 |
Gov. Zell Miller gave up his fight Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from Georgia's flag, blaming extremists on both sides for the lack of support in the Legislature. "I have given this issue my best and strongest effort," he said in a letter to the House Rules Committee chairman. "I still strongly believe that changing the flag is the right thing to do. However, extremists from both sides have complicated this issue beyond any immediate solution."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1998 |
Governing magazine has named Orange County CEO Jan Mittermeier one of its 11 public officials of the year. Judges said they picked Mittermeier because of her work leading the county out of its bankruptcy and her efforts to modernize county government through reorganization, performance measurement and improved procedures for making long-range decisions. "Personally, it's very gratifying," Mittermeier said in a statement.
July 26, 1991 |
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's plan to furlough 100,000 state employees without pay for one day in July and one in August is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature, a state judge ruled. Miller indicated that court rejection of the cost-cutting measure means layoffs of up to 1,500 state employees rather than the 1,000 contemplated under a $600-million budget-reduction proposal to be given to the Legislature.