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 |
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1995 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1994 |
Dwindling donations to the Salvation Army's summer camp fund, attributed to the many disasters that have ravaged California, are endangering the opportunities for underprivileged youths to participate in a six-day outing in Malibu Canyon. "We are down 29% from last year, in terms of sponsorship," said Beverly Ventriss, director of communications for the Salvation Army. For the last 40 years, the Salvation Army has sponsored Mt.
November 29, 1988 |
Reacting to a move by the San Diego County Health Department to destroy a large camp for migrant workers near the trendy La Costa resort, city housing officials Monday began processing low-cost housing applications from camp residents. Valle Verde is one of several migrant camps in San Diego's North County that have come under increased scrutiny as development has moved closer to the once-isolated encampments.
July 17, 2009 |
A U.N. official and a guard were shot and killed Thursday during an attempted kidnapping at a displacement camp in northwestern Pakistan, underscoring the level of violence plaguing the country even as government leaders say it's safe for camp dwellers to return to the volatile Swat Valley. The slayings occurred at the Kacha Garhi camp outside Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan's largest city. Zelle Usman, a Pakistani field officer with the Office of the U.N.
April 23, 1995 |
It was supposed to be a step toward returning Rwanda to normalcy. But suspicious, fearful and revenge-minded Rwandans were not ready for that, and the result has been a fresh outburst of bloodshed in the tormented country. By late Saturday in the southwestern part of Rwanda, a death toll as high as several hundred was reported after 48 hours of chaos at a refugee camp inside the country's borders.
July 15, 2002 |
The fitness class gathered on the playground of a Sierra Madre elementary school, an eclectic group of men and women whose ages ranged from teens to mid-50s. Mingling among them were three men and a woman wearing camouflage pants and black T-shirts with the words "Boot Camp" emblazoned on them. I had heard about similar throwbacks to the past for more than a year--physical fitness programs spun off from the purgatory that comes with the first weeks of military basic training.
August 7, 2010 |
Camp opens for most teams this week. USC jumped the starter's gun last Wednesday, but it wasn't an NCAA violation (the school has enough of those) because the Trojans play an early game at Hawaii. Here are a few boilerplate questions as schools work their way into condition and contention: Is USC still the team to beat in the Pacific 10? No, but don't blame the NCAA. The defending Emerald (now Kraft Fight Hunger) Bowl champions weren't the team to beat last year.