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Donald G. Jones Mentor to a young Hillary Rodham Donald G. Jones, 78, a professor at Drew University in Madison, N.J., and Methodist minister who was an early spiritual mentor to Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Thursday of natural causes in Morristown, N....
Tags: Values, Martin Luther King Jr., Sociology, Ethics, Drew Pearson
Times Staff WritersLA MORA, El Salvador — Half a world away, millions of people came together last week to mourn Pope John Paul II, but you'll hear no tearful elegies from believers such as Nery Amaya, a Catholic for all of her 28 years. As she made the rounds as a...
Times Staff WritersEmerging from years of internal strife and public scandal, the Scientology movement has embarked on a sweeping and sophisticated campaign to gain new influence in America. The goal is to refurbish the tarnished image of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- In the decade after Chinese leader Deng Xiao-ping came to power in 1979, he broke down the isolation in which China found itself under Mao Tse-tung and set the world's most populous nation on a steady course of ever-growing involvement in...
Tags: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Erich Honecker, Li Peng, Loans
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- President Mikhail S. Gorbachev announced Tuesday that a crucial party congress will be convened early, hinting that he will use the meeting to purge Central Committee conservatives and promising a dramatic reorganization of the Communist Party...
Q. As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, a new survey shows that American Muslims are happier than ever. A Gallup study found that 60% of Muslim Americans surveyed reported they were “thriving,” slightly higher than...
Channel 2 NewsThe latest Census reports more than one-third of Alaska residents are minorities and Anchorage is the melting pot. The city is now drawing students from all over the world to the University of Alaska Anchorage. This semester, UAA is seeing the highest...
Members of the Temple Adas Shalom community in Havre de Grace participated in a social action project Saturday night to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. "Instead of having a religious service in Dr. King's honor, as we have done for the past...
Tags: Judaism, Edgewood, Animals, Human Interest, Animals
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders. Satisfied...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest during this spring's G-8 and NATO conferences after aldermen and protesters expressed concerns that it would curb free speech. "We decided to pull that off the table,"...
Tags: Punishment, Rahm Emanuel, Police Arrests, Punishment, G8
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders. Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
Tags: Justice and Rights, Punishment, Leslie Hairston, G8, Summits
Fatherhood had kept Dana Sohr from service work. It also brought him back to it. Sohr’s youngest son had come home from his first religious education class at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia in September 2006 and told his...
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