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March 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
About 10,000 Bhutanese refugees were without shelter after a fire razed their camp in southeastern Nepal, an official said. Jaya Mukunda Khanal, chief government administrator in Jhapa district, said 1,300 makeshift bamboo homes were destroyed at the Goldhap refugee camp Saturday night. Local humanitarian agencies were distributing aid as police investigated.
July 9, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Eleven-year-old Spencer Lubitzwas all smiles Wednesday as team leader for an interactive space mission in search of a black hole. "That was a lot of fun," said Spencer, one of 96 youths participating in the first summer space adventure camp at Castlemont School in Woodland Hills. The four-week camp, which began June 22, consists of two parts--an imaginary trip to Mars followed by a mock journey into hyperspace, said Christy Reed, camp director.
July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Anaheim Angels third baseman Troy Glaus will appear at a Sertoma fantasy baseball camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youths in August, event organizers said. The camp, from Aug. 8-10, will be at Boysen Park on State College Street in Anaheim. Sign language interpreters will help coaches with instruction. Included will be a day of practice at Edison International Field and tickets to an Angels game there. Sertoma is a national service organization.
July 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Usher, the 26-year-old R&B star who began singing at age 6, has opened a summer camp in his hometown of Atlanta to help some other prodigies-in-training. One hundred and fifty campers, ages 8 to 18, hole up at Clark Atlanta University for two weeks, honoring their specialties -- either singing, dancing or basketball -- and learning about the respective industries.
May 29, 2000 | EMILY DWASS
School is nearly over, and you can't wait to go to sleep-away camp. You've been looking forward to this new experience for months. So why is it when you finally arrive at camp, you feel sad and you actually miss your annoying little brother? Not to worry. Feeling homesick the first time you're away from your family is normal, according to Dr. David Feinberg, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UCLA. Most kids who go away to camp miss their families at first.
July 27, 1995
Many inner-city kids who hope someday to be like Michael J, Dr. J or Reggie J often end up with No J . . . as in J-O-B. One former Laker star has decided to do something about it. He's A. C. Green, and he's back on an L.A.-area basketball court this week--at Westchester High to be exact--mixing it up with 100 inner-city youths at his 1995 A. C. Green Leadership Camp.
September 25, 2005
ONE of the wonderful things about traveling is that it tends to open up one's mind to change and new ideas. Too bad Charles Jones ["A WWII View of Internment Camps," Letters, Sept. 11] seems to be so stuck in a WWII time warp that he can't acknowledge the grievous harm done to Japanese Americans by the internment or acknowledge the heroism of the servicemen who proved that Americans of Japanese ancestry were just as loyal as any other Americans. DANIEL M. MAYEDA Culver City
April 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Bosnian Muslim experts have exhumed the remains of 19 bodies, believed to be those of Muslims and Croats who had been held in Serbian camps, from a pit in western Bosnia-Herzegovina, an official said. The Muslim Commission for Missing Persons said the panel suspects that the victims were Muslims and Croats from the Kamenica and Prekaja camps who were held by Serbs during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. The 24-foot-deep pit is near the town of Drvar, about 100 miles west of Sarajevo, the capital.
August 9, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
The county's Probation Department received a $30,000 federal grant this week aimed at helping develop a "boot camp" for teen-age offenders that would serve as an alternative to prison. Backers said the camps are more effective than traditional detention in preventing young criminals from becoming repeat offenders. The camps stress physical labor, teamwork, drug counseling and education. "The boot camp would provide structure and a supportive environment," said Chris Rizzuto, of the U.S.
September 21, 2002
To quote from "Long-Term Mission Likely at Guantanamo Bay Prison" (Sept. 13), "As that crucial work continues, [Navy Capt. Bob] Buehn said he now wonders whether history eventually will remember Guantanamo Bay not as a unique U.S. military base in a communist country, but rather as something more akin to the Nuremberg stockade and trials after World War II." No. History will remember it as it was--a concentration camp where people were held without charges and interrogated for months on end, a concentration camp more akin to the Nazi concentration camps.
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