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.
January 13, 1993 |
Gov. Zell Miller warned lawmakers Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle banner from the state flag or be scorned by future generations. He said the banner is a lingering symbol of pride in slavery. But legislative leaders said Miller's animated, sometimes impassioned speech was like Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg--gallant but unsuccessful. The red and blue crossed-bars emblem was incorporated into the state flag in 1956 amid mounting Southern resistance to school desegregation.
October 22, 1993 |
Defensive end Shawn Patterson of the Green Bay Packers, who made his way back from reconstructive surgery to both knees, is out for the season and his career in jeopardy after another torn ligament was discovered. Patterson, who started the first three games and played extensively in the last two, will have his third knee reconstruction on Tuesday. A torn anterior cruciate ligament was discovered this week, trainer Pepper Burruss said.
September 3, 2004 |
The shift of Republican convention viewers to cable's Fox News Channel continued Wednesday as that network pulled in 5.9 million viewers during the 7 to 8 p.m. Pacific time slot with coverage of speeches by Sen. Zell Miller (D-Ga.) and Vice President Dick Cheney. That far exceeded the 4.5 million who watched on NBC, as well as the audiences for ABC (3.3 million), CBS (2.6 million) and PBS (2 million). Fox also overtook its broadcast rivals Tuesday, its first such ratings triumph.
December 22, 1989 |
Christmas is a special time, a time when one politician can spend tax money sending special holiday greetings, and another politician can complain about it. Mayor Andrew Young sent jumbo Christmas cards this year to 1,500 area reporters, ministers, supporters and public officials, including Lt. Gov. Zell Miller--who just happens to be a candidate for governor next year, just like the mayor.
September 3, 2004
"A senator can be wrong for 20 years without consequence to the nation," said Vice President Dick Cheney (Sept. 2). "But a president Thanks, Dick, I think you've said enough. Come Nov. 2, you and President Bush need to go back to the private sector and let the country see if we can get this right for a change. Jesse Albert Los Angeles Re Cheney's speech: In my view, it takes colossal chutzpah for a man who "had other priorities" to praise a military to which he never belonged, but from which he has parlayed a fortune in lobbying for reelection.
July 21, 2004 |
After protests from the party's conservative wing, the Republican National Committee has invited several conservative Republicans to speak during the presidential nominating convention, which begins next month in New York. Additions include Sens. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Sam Brownback of Kansas and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, three of the most prominent conservatives in Congress. Originally, the party announced a lineup of speakers heavy on moderates, such as Gov.
March 19, 2003 |
Republicans on Tuesday failed for a third time to break a Senate filibuster on federal judicial nominee Miguel Estrada but said they would continue to require Democrats to vote to keep the Latino lawyer off the federal bench. Senate Republicans, with a 55-45 vote Tuesday, failed again to get the 60 votes they needed to move to a final confirmation vote on Estrada, who was nominated by President Bush to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.