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March 11, 1990 | Times Staff Writer
The United States on Saturday expressed hope that the latest developments in Haiti would lead to genuine democracy there. "Our policy toward Haiti is and has long been aimed at helping the people of Haiti achieve democratic government and respect for fundamental human rights," State Department spokesman Adam Shub said. "We obviously hope that the latest developments in Haiti contribute to a realization of these objectives."
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October 8, 1996
Alvin P. Adams, 90, an aviation pioneer who as president helped develop Western Airlines. A native of Grand Junction, Colo., Adams was educated at Yale and became the first aviation editor of the Wall Street Journal. At 29, he became president of a failing Western Air Express, which he turned into a successful Western Airlines. During his tenure from 1934 to 1941, Adams expanded the carrier, initiated stewardess service, put pilots in uniform and introduced the Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
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March 11, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The military ruler of Haiti, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, resigned after massive public protests Saturday, and joyful Haitians celebrated by trashing the homes and offices of some of his chief supporters. Streets throughout the capital city of Port-au-Prince were blocked by bonfires lit by celebrating crowds even before the acting army chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Herard Abraham, announced Avril's resignation.
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March 11, 1990 | Times Staff Writer
The United States on Saturday expressed hope that the latest developments in Haiti would lead to genuine democracy there. "Our policy toward Haiti is and has long been aimed at helping the people of Haiti achieve democratic government and respect for fundamental human rights," State Department spokesman Adam Shub said. "We obviously hope that the latest developments in Haiti contribute to a realization of these objectives."
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October 8, 1996
Alvin P. Adams, 90, an aviation pioneer who as president helped develop Western Airlines. A native of Grand Junction, Colo., Adams was educated at Yale and became the first aviation editor of the Wall Street Journal. At 29, he became president of a failing Western Air Express, which he turned into a successful Western Airlines. During his tenure from 1934 to 1941, Adams expanded the carrier, initiated stewardess service, put pilots in uniform and introduced the Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
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March 17, 1993 | Associated Press
President Clinton has nominated Alvin Adams to be ambassador to Peru. Adams was ambassador to Haiti at the time of a military coup there in 1991.
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February 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's first democratically elected president, was sworn into office this morning, five years to the day after the fall of the Duvalier family dictatorship. The 37-year-old leftist priest and champion of the poor pledged to uphold the 1987 constitution in a solemn ceremony that occurred without incident in the Chamber of Deputies of the Legislative Palace. Dignitaries from 22 nations, including former President Jimmy Carter and U.S.
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November 9, 1991 | Times Wire Services
The provisional government issued an arrest order for ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, state radio reported Friday, ahead of talks with foreign governments that want him reinstated. It also ordered the arrest of four other men, including Aristide's prime minister. State television said the men are wanted in an investigation of the death of a prominent Aristide critic and the arrest and alleged torture of a navy officer's wife.
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January 7, 1991 | From Reuters
Roger Lafontant, feared leader of a faction loyal to exiled dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, claimed early today to have seized power in Haiti after a two-hour gun battle near the presidential palace. "I have assumed the presidency of the republic," Lafontant said in a one-sentence statement today on the state-run Radio Nacional. Provisional President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, in a brief statement from the palace broadcast on the radio, said she was stepping down.
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February 7, 1991 | JO'ANN DeQUATTRO, JO'ANN DeQUATTRO is a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, an order that has been in Haiti since 1975. Sister Jo'Ann, a staff member of the Peace and Justice Center of Southern California, visited Haiti last April. She comments on the country's new president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who takes office today
Each day when I arrive at work, the neighborhood rooster calls out its greeting in response to the sound of the car door closing. I am reminded daily by that greeting of the days that I spent in Haiti in April. My memories are of the stench of poverty and corruption. My memories also include the signs of hope I met in Haiti. One of those signs of hope is Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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March 11, 1990 | DON A. SCHANCHE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The military ruler of Haiti, Lt. Gen. Prosper Avril, resigned after massive public protests Saturday, and joyful Haitians celebrated by trashing the homes and offices of some of his chief supporters. Streets throughout the capital city of Port-au-Prince were blocked by bonfires lit by celebrating crowds even before the acting army chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Herard Abraham, announced Avril's resignation.
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March 7, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Nerette, the figurehead president of Haiti's military-run regime, on Friday defied an internationally arranged agreement to return ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power and end a choking economic embargo. Saying he would not resign his post, Nerette told the National Assembly that the agreement "violates" the Haitian constitution and is the result of unacceptable foreign interference in Haiti's internal affairs.
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January 5, 1987 | DAN HAFNER
The Phoenix Suns bounced back with a vengeance Sunday night at Oakland from the most humiliating loss in club history. Saturday night at the Forum, the Suns gave up a record-tying 89 points in the first half to the sizzling Lakers and were trounced, 155-118. It didn't appear the Suns had recovered from the disaster when they fell 15 points behind the Golden State Warriors. They seemed on their way to a fifth consecutive defeat.
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