May 8, 1988 |
On his first night home from directing in the Soviet Union, Mark Lamos went out to the nearest mini-mart for a quart of milk. "This was a place I had previously considered a complete dump. Now it looked so beautiful. There were black people, there were Hispanic people, there was rock music, there was color! I realized what I had been missing for five weeks." On the other hand, when Nagle Jackson got home from directing in the Soviet Union, his first reaction was: Hmm, the lawn needs cutting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1988
El Segundo third-grader Bradley Correa has returned from his self-styled mission of peace to Moscow, somewhat disappointed that he did not get to chat with Mikhail S. Gorbachev. "A top guy there from the Peace Committee said Gorbachev had phoned and said it was not possible because he was stuck with the president of Uruguay," reported Bradley's father, Robert Correa, who contacted Soviet officials to arrange the trip. "He said a letter would be sent to Bradley."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 |
Nine-year-old Bradley Correa has prepared his speech in the event he meets Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev: "Hi, my name is Brad. I want peace between nations and I don't want you to have war and I want you to destroy all your weapons so they can never fight anymore." The meeting may not be a child's fantasy.
November 25, 1987 |
American television networks protested Tuesday that their camera crews covering a demonstration by Jewish refuseniks were roughed up by what one TV correspondent termed "government-sanctioned goons." A Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman, Gennady I. Gerasimov, said he will look into the matter and try to find out who is responsible for damaging cameras and other TV equipment.
November 5, 1987 |
A U.S. Army private who defected to the Soviet Union seven months ago returned to the West on Wednesday and said he will surrender to American authorities. Wade E. Roberts, 22, said he does not want to return to the Soviet Union but does not know if he will be going to the United States. Roberts, who flew to Frankfurt from Moscow aboard an Aeroflot jetliner with his pregnant girlfriend, Petra Neumann, told Cable News Network in an interview that he does not expect to be charged with desertion.
October 30, 1987 |
The U.S. Embassy has told American defector Wade E. Roberts that he would face a lesser charge than desertion if he goes back to West Germany or the United States and turns himself in for trial, Roberts said Thursday. Roberts said in a telephone interview that a consular officer at the embassy told him that he would face charges of being absent without leave, or AWOL, from the Army unit in West Germany that he fled to come to the Soviet Union last April.
October 18, 1987 |
Living on charity and temporarily a man without a country, Wade E. Roberts is a troubled and angry young man. The 22-year-old Californian made international headlines by fleeing his U.S. Army unit in West Germany last March and defecting to the Soviet Union. Now he's in the news again because he wants to go home. But Roberts understands that he faces charges of desertion at a military court-martial and probably a prison sentence if he returns to the United States. He's not ready for that.
August 9, 1987 |
In a light-hearted mood but with a serious purpose, about 150 Americans took part Saturday in a Moscow marathon and 10-kilometer peace run. They ran, walked and even juggled through the streets of Moscow with thousands of Soviet and European entrants. The American contingent was part of a group known as World Runners whose goal is a world at peace without hunger. They seek individual contributions to promote their objective. U.S.
July 18, 1987 |
More Americans are traveling to the Soviet Union this year, partly because the policies of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev have sparked new interest in what's happening here, travel officials and the visitors themselves say. Overall, Soviet authorities and those connected with the travel industry here expect a record number of foreign tourists in 1987, placing severe strains on the limited hotel capacity in Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev, the three largest cities.