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July 3, 2000 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After suffering nearly two decades of almost daily beatings from her husband, Ethiopian-born Tsehai Wodajo fled to a domestic violence shelter three years ago. But she didn't understand the laws protecting battered women and was uncomfortable with the shelter's procedures. Terrified and confused, she left on the second day. "I cannot fit there," she said. "I went back home."
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April 17, 2005 | Gayle Keck, Special to The Times
The battered sign beside the road proclaimed, "Esther is here. The 1st woman who visited oversea. Art Woman." We turned and jounced down a dirt road to find "Art Woman," Esther Mahlangu, barefoot and lying on her stomach outside her thatch-roofed house. Nearly every inch of it was splashed with vivid geometric designs in pink, purple, blue, black and green. She was painstakingly applying tiny decorative glass beads to a pair of tennis shoes. Mahlangu wasn't kidding on her sign.
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NEWS
March 9, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a speech commemorating International Women's Day, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled some details of a new, $100-million U.S. initiative to promote literacy among girls in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The plan was the first concrete measure announced at the U.N. World Summit for Social Development, a huge anti-poverty gathering here this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After suffering nearly two decades of almost daily beatings from her husband, Ethiopian-born Tsehai Wodajo fled to a domestic violence shelter three years ago. But she didn't understand the laws protecting battered women and was uncomfortable with the shelter's procedures. Terrified and confused, she left on the second day. "I cannot fit there," she said. "I went back home."
TRAVEL
April 17, 2005 | Gayle Keck, Special to The Times
The battered sign beside the road proclaimed, "Esther is here. The 1st woman who visited oversea. Art Woman." We turned and jounced down a dirt road to find "Art Woman," Esther Mahlangu, barefoot and lying on her stomach outside her thatch-roofed house. Nearly every inch of it was splashed with vivid geometric designs in pink, purple, blue, black and green. She was painstakingly applying tiny decorative glass beads to a pair of tennis shoes. Mahlangu wasn't kidding on her sign.
NEWS
April 19, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alastair, 61, property developer and broker Jennie, 52, former South Africa women's golf champion Katrina, 15, student * Home: Suburban Johannesburg * Politics: Democratic Party * Background: Alastair immigrated from England 28 years ago. Jennie's parents came from England in the 1930s. * Alastair Barclay: "We can't wait to get beyond the election and move on to the new South Africa as quickly as we can. We know it won't be easy and painless, but we know it must be done."
NATIONAL
July 24, 2009 | Associated Press
Authorities said Thursday that four boys ages 9 to 14 took turns raping an 8-year-old girl for more than 10 minutes after luring her into a shed with chewing gum, and now her family has rejected her for bringing shame on them. "The father told the case worker and an officer in her presence that he didn't want her back," Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill said. "He said, 'Take her, I don't want her.' " The victim is in the care of Child Protective Services, authorities said.
SPORTS
October 17, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN
MEN *--* No. Player Comment 1. Andre Agassi How many shots to reach Zimbabwe? 2. Pete Sampras Healthier than his beloved Lakers. 3. Yevgeny Kafelnikov New excuse in Vienna--lack of fresh air. 4. Patrick Rafter Supported Davis Cup mates from sideline. 5. Nicolas Kiefer Don't invite him and Becker to same party. 6. Richard Krajicek Trying to slow Kiefer Express. 7. Todd Martin Slow court speeded up downfall in Vienna. 8. Lleyton Hewitt Looks as though he should be on "Dawson's Creek." 9.
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
A fourth suspect accused in the death of American exchange student Amy Biehl appeared in court briefly Monday. Ntobeko Ambrose Peni, 19, was arrested last month and has pleaded innocent in the 1993 murder. Three other young men were convicted last year. During his appearance Monday, a judge postponed Peni's trial until April 27.
NEWS
March 7, 2000
George Solt, 81, a West Hollywood businessman and real estate developer. After earning a law degree in his native Hungary, Solt ran the family's Bristol Hotel in Budapest until the Communists took power. In 1947, Solt and his wife, Maria, fled to London and later moved to Cape Town, South Africa. Solt founded Flattery Stockings, Africa's first women's hosiery factory, which he later sold to the British textile company Kayser.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a speech commemorating International Women's Day, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled some details of a new, $100-million U.S. initiative to promote literacy among girls in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The plan was the first concrete measure announced at the U.N. World Summit for Social Development, a huge anti-poverty gathering here this week.
NEWS
August 16, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing than do white American women. A new study finds there is likely a link between those two facts -- that bearing a baby to term raises the risk for this type of cancer, called estrogen or progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer.
WORLD
March 15, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects - the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While reluctant to call it a hijacking, Malaysian officials now say they believe somebody inside the plane with expertise in the navigational and communications systems of the Boeing 777 diverted it from its Kuala Lumpur-to-Beijing flight path. "In view of this latest development, Malaysian authorities have refocused their investigation into the crew and passengers on board," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said at a news conference Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.
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