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April 18, 1999
Editor's note: Four students in Melissa Eastman Wantz's creative writing class at El Camino High School in Ventura collaborated on this poem in reaction to the article, "A Silence Settles Along Borders as Refugees Vanish," and photo on the front page of the April 8 edition of The Times: Blace Refugee Camp, Yugoslavia April 8, 1999 Their empty tents, a trail of tears, Twenty thousand people gone, vanished In the night. Families lost, freedom separated; What are they thinking?
March 28, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council agreed Friday to spend $2.1 million to fix 23 miles of sidewalks across Los Angeles. Last week, council members had considered not repairing the sidewalks and instead using the money to help offset a $250-million projected shortfall in next year's budget. But after an impassioned plea from Councilwoman Janice Hahn, they decided to repair the walkways after all. "It's not about sidewalks," Hahn said. "It's about people.
October 11, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
After four days on high alert, New York City police announced that they were scaling back a subway security crackdown prompted by a report of a terrorist plot to blow up trains. City officials said they were still investigating claims by a federal intelligence agency informant that operatives in Iraq had hatched a plot to attack the subways using baby strollers packed with remote-controlled explosives.
July 13, 1997 | JAMES RAIA
The Road Runners Club of America, the largest running organization in the United States, has various usage guidelines for jogging strollers. According to organization literature: * "The RRCA strongly recommends against the participation of baby strollers / joggers in road races and against race organizers creating baby-stroller divisions. The reason for this recommendation is that the inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and the children.
September 7, 1991
Authorities raided a storage warehouse Friday and found truckloads of stolen goods that included baby strollers, cases of champagne and boxes of cereal, totaling about $500,000. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Jim Harris said many of the goods were cargoes hijacked from shipping trucks or stolen from various distribution warehouses in Los Angeles County. Deputies served a search warrant at the warehouse at 1914 E. Edinger Ave.
January 16, 1999 | REGINA HONG
Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa is sponsoring "Thank God for Babies Day" on Jan. 23, the day after the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion. Lisa Burroughs, the organizer for the event, said there will be games for babies and parents, and free baby clothing, strollers and baby furniture will be given out to mothers in need. She said the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3800 S.
January 14, 2004 | From Reuters
Dorel Industries Inc. sprinted to the front of the U.S. bicycle industry Tuesday with a $310-million deal to buy Pacific Cycle, makers of the well-known Schwinn brand. The Montreal-based maker of furniture and children's products including car seats and baby strollers said it would buy Wisconsin-based Pacific Cycle, the biggest seller of bicycles in the U.S., in an all-cash deal. Dorel said its agreement with Wind Point Partners, a private U.S.
Melvyn Hayward is a touchstone in Venice, the man locals call when they need work, a place to live, help with their homework or simply the motivation to keep going when the odds against them feel overwhelming. The 51-year-old Hayward, who heads the Vera Davis McClendon Youth and Family Community Center, welcomes the homeless, elderly, poor and young mothers pushing baby strollers--as well as local gang members.
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