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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."
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.
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.
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.
SPORTS
November 23, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Martina Navratilova rallied to beat a determined Pam Shriver, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, Saturday for her 52nd consecutive victory and a berth in the final of the $1-million Virginia Slims championships before 17,128 fans at Madison Square Garden in New York. The top-seeded Navratilova will meet second-seeded Steffi Graf of West Germany, who ousted No. 4-seeded Helena Sukova of Czechoslovakia, 7-6, 1-6, 6-1. The winner of today's match will collect $125,000, the runner-up $60,000.
NEWS
February 17, 1985 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, The Associated Press
African women, whose central role in food production is crucial to development on the continent, have failed to benefit from most recent government programs in their countries, a new study says. In Latin America, meanwhile, women have begun a strong movement into the cities and to the paid labor force, although marriage and motherhood remain important goals for them, according to a separate report.
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