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July 19, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia reopened a strategic bridge and airport Sunday to the music of a marching band, the distant rumble of artillery and U.N. warnings that the moves could provoke another war. The pontoon bridge rejoining Croatia's interior with the Adriatic Sea coast is deemed so economically vital that the Zagreb leadership insisted on opening it despite the risk of sparking fierce retaliation by the heavily armed Serbs who surround the area.
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TRAVEL
April 7, 2013 | By Susan Spano
Here's a quiz derived from National Council for Geographic Education curricula and questions devised for the National Geographic Bee. The bee, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will draw the winners of state contests to Washington, D.C., to compete May 20 to 22 in the nationals. First prize includes a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip to the Galápagos Islands. No prizes given for correctly answering these geography-related questions, just bragging rights. (Note: The questions get progressively tougher.)
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NEWS
July 14, 1989 | From Reuters
An Italian politician was ejected from Parliament on Thursday after he took off his shoes and socks and stood in the middle of the chamber in a bowl of polluted sea water. Witnesses said that Filippo Berselli, a member of Parliament for the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement, was carried out by stewards after he began to shout allegations of government inaction to clean up the Adriatic Sea.
TRAVEL
March 13, 2011 | By Kayleigh Kulp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
He was the least aggressive among the dozens of locals waving sobe signs in our faces. My fiancé, Jay, and I had just stepped off the ferry onto the Croatian island of Korcula, where the placard-carriers were standing on the dock, competing with one another for the opportunity to provide arriving tourists with a bed for a few bucks. But Quiet Guy (for lack of a better name) stood calmly with his sign, perhaps noticing we were amateurs. He asked in English whether Jay and I needed a room.
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Albanians were killed by gunfire and four were wounded aboard a fishing boat filled with refugees that reached Italy, port officials in Otranto, Italy, said. They quoted Albanians aboard the Delvina as saying Albanian coastal patrols fired on the boat shortly after it left for Italy. The Delvina, carrying about 30 refugees, was part of an armada of 50 fishing boats trying to make the 35-mile run across the Adriatic Sea to Italy.
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Italy has relented and allowed the last 1,000 of about 18,000 Albanian "boat people" to stay in the country while their cases are examined, officials said. Several hundred Albanians who had refused to leave a pier and a soccer stadium in the Adriatic port city of Bari were being transferred to cities around Italy. The decision marked the end of Italy's latest drama involving thousands of Albanians crossing the Adriatic Sea seeking jobs.
NEWS
April 11, 1989
Two Turkish merchant ships collided in thick fog in the Adriatic Sea, sinking one of the vessels and leaving 14 sailors missing and believed dead, Italian port officials said. Ubaldo Scarpati, head of the port authority in Manfredonia, in southern Italy, said the 1,700-ton Deval and the 1,713-ton Selin, both based in Istanbul, Turkey, collided off the Yugoslav island of Palagruza. The island is about halfway between Italy and Yugoslavia. The missing crew members were all from the Deval, which sank almost immediately after the collision.
NEWS
April 29, 1994 | Associated Press
A U.S. pilot on a NATO mission to monitor and enforce a ban on military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina was killed Thursday when his jet crashed shortly after takeoff from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea, officials said. The FA-18 jet left the Saratoga and plunged into the sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet said in a statement from Gaeta, Italy. The pilot's body was recovered, but his name was withheld, the fleet said. The incident will be investigated, it said.
TRAVEL
August 24, 1986
I can't wait to read your section of the Sunday Times, so buy my paper on Saturday. I just returned from Dubrovnik, my shining city, and the 57th annual festival, and you can imagine my delight at discovering the feature by Sharon Dirlam. I lived in an exquisite museum-piece gem of a house built around 1637. My bedroom overlooked an exquisite garden, beyond which was a low Roman wall, and beyond that the cobalt Adriatic Sea. All this plus breakfast for $10 a day! My suave, debonair bachelor host was Maro Bijelic, Donji Kono 9, 5000 Dubrovnik.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | From Associated Press
Survivors from a capsized Albanian refugee boat say an Italian warship purposely rammed their craft, killing at least four people, Albania's ambassador to Italy said Sunday. Albania's foreign minister called for an international inquiry into Friday's collision. "The Italian forces have acted arbitrarily, when they could have used many other methods to stop the boat," Foreign Minister Arjan Starova said.
TRAVEL
March 8, 2011 | By John Henderson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I'm walking along a stretch of the Adriatic Sea that reminds me of another time, another hemisphere. It's not the forest of pine trees that offers shade along the seawall on a poster-perfect 70-degree day. It's not the little docked boats bobbing up and down or the donkey braying in the distance, competing with birds for the lone sound in the air. No, it's the water. At this spot on the Adriatic, where the sea starts to run out of room and the curvature of Eastern and Central Europe begins, it's turquoise, more brilliant than the cloudless sky above.
WORLD
November 20, 2007 | Jason Felch, Times Staff Writer
An Italian judge Monday rejected the request of a local cultural group to seize an ancient bronze from the J. Paul Getty Museum, further increasing the chances that the prized statue will stay in Los Angeles. The Getty Bronze, a 4th century BC statue of a young athlete, has been fought over since Italian fishermen discovered it in international waters in 1964.
TRAVEL
May 25, 2003 | Jerry V. Haines, Special to The Times
"PADUA has," said Padre Paolo, "a field with no grass, a cafe with no doors and a saint with no name." Now I had seen the field, and it has grass. I had been to the cafe, and its doors were closed. And I had long realized that the saint is one of the best known in Christendom. Come to think of it, the 30-ish guy making this assertion looked more like an actor or athlete than a stereotypical priest.
NEWS
May 23, 1999
A roundup of events as NATO airstrikes continue in Yugoslavia: * Yugoslavia: Allied warplanes pound major cities in their heaviest day of attacks. * Kosovo: NATO blames intelligence failure for its deadly bombing of Kosovo rebel base. * Washington: Pentagon denies president's call for more troops is intended for invasion. * Venice: Scores of Italian fishermen protest unexploded NATO bombs dumped in Adriatic.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | From Associated Press
Survivors from a capsized Albanian refugee boat say an Italian warship purposely rammed their craft, killing at least four people, Albania's ambassador to Italy said Sunday. Albania's foreign minister called for an international inquiry into Friday's collision. "The Italian forces have acted arbitrarily, when they could have used many other methods to stop the boat," Foreign Minister Arjan Starova said.
NEWS
April 29, 1994 | Associated Press
A U.S. pilot on a NATO mission to monitor and enforce a ban on military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina was killed Thursday when his jet crashed shortly after takeoff from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea, officials said. The FA-18 jet left the Saratoga and plunged into the sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet said in a statement from Gaeta, Italy. The pilot's body was recovered, but his name was withheld, the fleet said. The incident will be investigated, it said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Journey of Love" (at the Beverly Center Cineplex) is a warm and gentle Italian film in which a sturdy elderly couple (Omar Sharif and Lea Massari), after 40 years of procrastinating, abruptly decide to take off--on foot yet--for the Adriatic Sea, which they have never seen. As they follow the course of the river from their dying mountain village, they find the past washing over them, yielding mainly happy memories but also, not surprisingly, uncovering a few regrets and guilts.
NEWS
September 21, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Western mediators abandoned a plan to proclaim peace across this war-ravaged country today after failing at an eleventh-hour meeting aboard a British warship Monday to ease Muslim fears that a proposed partitioning will be Bosnia's death warrant.
NEWS
September 21, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Western mediators abandoned a plan to proclaim peace across this war-ravaged country today after failing at an eleventh-hour meeting aboard a British warship Monday to ease Muslim fears that a proposed partitioning will be Bosnia's death warrant.
NEWS
July 19, 1993 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia reopened a strategic bridge and airport Sunday to the music of a marching band, the distant rumble of artillery and U.N. warnings that the moves could provoke another war. The pontoon bridge rejoining Croatia's interior with the Adriatic Sea coast is deemed so economically vital that the Zagreb leadership insisted on opening it despite the risk of sparking fierce retaliation by the heavily armed Serbs who surround the area.
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