CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1986 |
Only an Administration in a chronic state of confusion about how to counter terrorism could have done as much in so short a time to make a bad matter worse. It built up the villain in the eyes of the audience that most concerns him, and made the good guys look impotent and irresolute. The point has only marginally to do with the measures that President Reagan finally adopted. If nothing else, they constitute a statement of protest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1993 |
Orange County officials acknowledged Tuesday that they are formulating a new planning strategy for the conversion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in a last-ditch attempt to appease dissident South County cities. Supervisor Thomas F.
May 2, 1991 |
Seeking to blunt criticism, the Walt Disney Co. has narrowed the focus of controversial legislation that could allow the $3-billion Port Disney development to be built on 250 acres of landfill along the Long Beach shoreline. Critics have argued that the bill, carried by Sen. Ken Maddy (R-Fresno), was so general that it would have applied to coastal landfill statewide, not just in Long Beach. But on Tuesday Maddy introduced amendments to tailor the bill to the Long Beach theme park development.
February 20, 1999 |
President Suleyman Demirel has appealed for swift passage of an amnesty law to help persuade followers of captured Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan to end their 15-year armed struggle for self-rule. Parliament is adjourned for a general election April 18. However, Demirel wants lawmakers back for a special session before Kurdish rebels can launch their annual spring offensive in Turkey's mountainous southeast.
September 21, 1994 |
Transportation Minister Shizuka Kamei on Tuesday withdrew his objections to Japan Air Lines' hiring of contract flight attendants after JAL submitted a new plan to raise the level of cut-rate wages it will pay the new employees. Kamei's rejection in August of JAL's original plan to hire what are called "part-timers" had stirred a major flap over government intervention in private business.
January 12, 1992 |
Hungarians call the dark red and robust wine of Eger "Bull's Blood," and it's as apt a phrase as any for describing the strength and dauntless courage shown by the citizens of this city in north-central Hungary when they repulsed the Turkish sweep northeastward in the 16th Century.
April 19, 1993 |
President Hosni Mubarak moved to appease Muslim radicals Sunday by firing his interior minister, whose harsh campaign failed to staunch anti-government violence and raised accusations of rights abuses. The new minister has firsthand experience with the militants and is a known crusader against corruption. The radicals have complained about government corruption in their war to replace Egypt's secular government with strict Islamic rule. Also, the new minister, Police Maj. Gen.
May 3, 1994 |
A middle-aged Indian beheaded his young daughter last week in the western Indian state of Gujarat to appease a Hindu deity, United News of India (UNI) said Monday, quoting police officials. UNI said Hemu Vasrambhai confessed to killing his teen-age daughter last Wednesday. He reportedly said he had had a dream in which a goddess asked him to make a human sacrifice. He was arrested on murder charges after the victim's uncle reported the matter to the police.
February 7, 1997 |
General Motors Corp. will try to mollify angry owners of its Class H stock by giving them more of the proceeds from the sale of its Hughes Electronics defense business to Raytheon Co., investors and analysts said. Otherwise, Class H investors said, they may reject the planned $9.5-billion sale. Owners of the stock say the auto maker's charter requires it to give them six GM common shares for every five Class H shares if Hughes is sold, which would value the Class H shares at $70 to $80 each.
March 30, 1997 |
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan finally stopped teasing the financial markets last week and raised interest rates. The action came after months of "will-he, won't-he" speculation, and some up-and-down dithering in the stock and bond markets. Although the stock market tried to slit its wrists Thursday, Greenspan's action was extremely modest. A quarter of a percent on the overnight rate, after all, is not much.