January 11, 1997 |
Passengers arriving at El Salvador's only international airport are divided into two groups to pass through immigration: citizens and diplomats. There is no line for tourists. "That is because we do not have a tourism mentality," said Edgardo Suarez, who, as president of the new, government-owned Salvadoran Tourism Corp., is in charge of developing that mentality. "We don't know what a tourist is, much less how to treat one."
January 20, 1989 |
"Catch air." That's what they came to see Saturday night, when people of all ages met on common ground, packing the floor of the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. What brought a crowd of about 1,600 fans together was the Vision Street Wear 2-Hip King of Vert Finals--a freestyle bicycle competition that favored those who could soar the highest and pull off incredible airborne tricks aboard their BMX bikes.
December 14, 1994 |
Independent Assemblyman Paul Horcher, who holds the balance of power in the Legislature's lower house, says he might still vote for a Republican to break the partisan deadlock that has paralyzed the Assembly in a leadership struggle now in its second week. But Horcher, a Diamond Bar attorney who bolted from the GOP to vote for Democrat Willie Brown on Dec.
March 28, 1992 |
Each weekend for the past month, Sam Johnson has climbed into his seven-year-old Mazda and driven off on a one-man barnstorm across California on behalf of someone who may or may not run for President: Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1998 |
When Larry Bennett, a veteran LAPD detective, arrived at the scene of a brutal rape late last year, the images were enough to sicken even a hardened cop. "It was just a violent, bloody scene," Bennett recalled. According to police reports, a 19-year-old woman had entered a shop on Venice Boulevard near downtown to buy candy when a man inside grabbed her, stabbed her repeatedly and raped her.
December 5, 1997 |
Jesus Blancornelas, one of Mexico's most respected journalists, lies in a hushed intensive care unit, taking forced breaths from a respirator, struggling to recover from the bullet wounds of a botched assassination attempt by the Tijuana drug cartel. Outside, poker-faced security forces with semiautomatic weapons surround the hospital to prevent drug gunmen from returning to finish off the job.
March 4, 2003 |
The Pentagon is planning to assemble its own network of spies who will be posted around the world to collect intelligence on terrorist organizations and other military targets, moving squarely into a cloak-and-dagger realm that has traditionally been the domain of the CIA, according to Department of Defense officials familiar with the plans.
August 13, 2001 |
The old house with its spacious courtyard and pointy rooftop used to be the nicest in town. Three centuries of wear and tear have turned it into a dilapidated shanty, like all the other houses in this dying river village. Yet its stature has never diminished in the eyes of the Wen family. Twelve generations of Wen children were born there, raised there, married there and expected to die there. The house is the family. The family is the house. But not for much longer. The deluge is coming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1997 |
Amid an uproar from Burbank Airport opponents, the Burbank City Council has voted to fire 62-year-old homemaker Margie Gee, one of the city's most hard-line representatives on the airport commission. The 3-2 vote taken after two hours of sometimes-raucous public testimony seems yet another sign that local leaders are bent on taking a softer approach to the dispute over the airport's planned expansion, despite mounting public pressure to the contrary.
December 16, 2002 |
Leah Tzemel was well on her way to losing another case before the Israeli Supreme Court. The judges listened tolerantly, but they clearly believed that Tzemel's Palestinian clients knew more than they admitted of their brother's attempts to blow up Jews. Spectators in the courtroom had no doubts whatsoever. "Murderers! Murderers!" screamed the mother of a boy killed in a suicide bombing late last year. And more to the immediate point: "Take away the ugly face of Leah Tzemel!"