December 12, 2013 |
KIEV, Ukraine -- As thousands of pro-European-integration protesters were rebuilding barricades in Kiev's Independence Square which were destroyed the previous day by police, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a focus Thursday on Ukraine. Putin, in his annual state of the union address, said that Ukraine's leaders are continuing to consult with Moscow about about post-Soviet economic reintegration. “Even before all these [protests] which we now see in Kiev … Ukraine more than once declared its interest in joining some agreements of the customs union [with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan]
October 1, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Grace, an 89-year-old Navy veteran, called his visit to the National World War II Memorial "an extraordinary experience. " But it was an experience he and 90 other World War II veterans were almost denied. When his group arrived Tuesday at the National World War II Memorial after traveling more than 1,000 miles from southern Mississippi, they were greeted with barricades and signs alerting them that the site was closed. "We were very afraid we weren't going to be able to get onto the site," said Kimberly Foster-Moody, president of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, a nonprofit group that raised $90,000 to bring the veterans to the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990
The Los Angeles Board of Public Works on Monday approved installation of steel-pipe barricades to replace temporary barriers erected at five intersections around a Sepulveda neighborhood to curtail drug traffic. "The barricades have been a positive thing, and I have not heard one complaint," said Mila Casper, one of about 12 apartment owners who will share the $5,000 cost of installing the permanent barricades. "Residents feel more secure, and children are playing out on the street again."
February 22, 1987 |
Mayor Sidney Barthelemy ordered city workers Saturday to remove two steel barricades that block automobile access from a mostly black section of the city to a mostly white suburb. "I can't stand for it," Barthelemy said after dispatching workers to remove the barricades, strips of steel railing affixed to wooden posts sunk in the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996 |
To discourage crime on residential streets, the city on Thursday installed temporary barricades on Josephine and Wilson streets at Garden Grove Boulevard. Police say the metal blockades will stop people from cruising the area. A city-run traffic survey found that as many as 150 vehicles travel down Josephine and Wilson nightly between 1 and 2 a.m., apparently seeking prostitutes who work in the area.
January 20, 1992 |
The Scene: The world premiere Thursday at Mann's Chinese on Hollywood Boulevard for Morgan Creek and Warner Bros.' "Freejack." The film, a sort of "Blade Runner" with more pyrotechnics, stars Emilio Estevez, Anthony Hopkins and that well-worn though undiminished Rolling Stone, Mick Jagger. A party, hosted by executive producer James Robinson, followed at the Beverly Hills honky-tonk, Asylum.