CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1989 |
Belgium had 474 reported cases of AIDS by the end of March, 1989, up 40% from the same time last year, the Health Ministry said Monday. A ministry statement said almost 30% of acquired immune deficiency syndrome sufferers caught the disease through heterosexual contact, a figure it said was one of the highest in Europe.
April 18, 1993
Thank you for most enjoyable and nostalgic reads in your two pieces on Belgium ("Brussels Blooms," March 21, and "The Venice of Belgium," Aug. 9). I lived in Belgium for nine years during my childhood as a refugee from Cologne during World War II. Life was very grim then. I spent over two years in hiding from the Nazis in Rochefort. Yet I have very fond memories of the country. I agree that tourists have overlooked Belgium for far too long and that the country is a treasure to be discovered and appreciated.
June 16, 2002 |
*--* Monday, 4:30 a.m. PDT, at Kobe, Japan TV: ESPN, Ch. 34. Delayed: Ch. 46, 2:30 p.m. Monday How they got here: Brazil finished first in Group B at 3-0-0, outscoring Turkey, Costa Rica and China by an aggregate 11-3. Belgium took second in Group H with a 1-0-2 record Brazil update: France is gone, Argentina is gone, Italy nearly went with them, but Brazil continues to thrive.
January 11, 2008 |
Belgian authorities said Thursday that they had destroyed a shipment of more than 3,000 bottles of California-made sparkling wine as part of a crackdown on illegally labeled champagne. The destruction of the U.S. bubbly highlights a global battle by European food and drink producers to protect their brands by enforcing laws that say only products made in their original regions can carry names such as champagne or Parma ham.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2011 |
On Dec. 16, 1944, 21-year-old Army Cpl. Gordon Hearne found himself in an hours-long gun battle with German soldiers in the Belgium countryside — one of countless such stories that marked the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, Germany's last major offensive and a turning point in World War II. On Saturday, Hearne, now 87, was formally thanked by King Albert II of Belgium for his service. In a ceremony at Taix French Restaurant in Echo Park, Hearne was awarded the Knight of the Order of the Crown by Belgium's consul general in Los Angeles.
January 8, 2011 |
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and John Isner beat Belgium's Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans , 6-1, 6-3, in mixed doubles Saturday to give the United States its sixth team tennis title in the Hopman Cup at Perth, Australia. Isner evened the title contest 1-1 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Bemelmans after Henin won the final five games of her match against Mattek-Sands, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Belgium advanced as a surprise finalist from Group A when first-place finisher Serbia could not play the final due to an abdominal injury to Ana Ivanovic . Isner's booming serve and all-court cover put the Americans in control in the mixed doubles decider.