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January 24, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
When Mark Kroeker undertook a mission of mercy for an Argentine child who needed a new liver, the deputy chief in the Los Angeles Police Department could not have dreamed that his work would lead to a multinational crusade. It began in January, 1987, when Kroeker and Larry Binkley, now Long Beach police chief, went to Argentina at the Argentine government's invitation to explore an exchange program with the police in the province of Cordoba.
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January 24, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
When Mark Kroeker undertook a mission of mercy for an Argentine child who needed a new liver, the deputy chief in the Los Angeles Police Department could not have dreamed that his work would lead to a multinational crusade. It began in January, 1987, when Kroeker and Larry Binkley, now Long Beach police chief, went to Argentina at the Argentine government's invitation to explore an exchange program with the police in the province of Cordoba.
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August 26, 1995
Ione Harter, 78, San Diego philanthropist whose generous gifts benefited animals, children and theater audiences. Mrs. Harter and her husband, Paul, in the late 1980s pledged $1.75 million in municipal bonds and their $3-million home to the San Diego Zoo to aid its Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species and renovate what became the Paul and Ione Harter Children's Zoo. In 1990 she adopted a young zoo gorilla that was named "Baby Ione" in her honor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1991
Hidden costs of war are the cruelest. They are also the clearest indication of its wickedness. Even though the Gulf War is over, our government is still continuing its attempt to control political behavior in Iraq, not by reason and negotiation, but by illness and starvation. This violence now extends beyond the ranks of soldiers into the civilian population because the continuing U.S. embargo on food and medicine takes its toll on women and children. Whether we deny it or not, the Iraqi people have become our enemy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
About 3,000 volunteers are expected to participate today in Mitzvah Day '97, a time set aside for community service in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Antelope, Conejo and Simi valleys. The daylong event, sponsored by the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, a Jewish community service organization based in West Hills, will involve 37 synagogues and organizations from throughout the valleys performing 100 service projects.
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February 21, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The documentary "Stuck" makes a cogent push for adopting needy children from Third World countries but presents such a bleak picture of the maze-like adoption process it may discourage more viewers than it inspires. That's not to say the film, directed and co-shot by Thaddaeus Scheel and narrated by Mariska Hargitay, isn't an involving and moving portrait of devoted parents and their rescued children. But somehow, a seeming lack of conclusive answers or solutions to a complex global problem makes "Stuck" feel more like a work in progress than a completely baked depiction.
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June 7, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: The Harley, Leather & Lace Affair at the Spice club Tuesday night in Hollywood. Chaired by Dan Haggerty ("Grizzly Adams") and Bill Reed, 1,000 motorcycle riders were expected at this benefit for the World Children's Transplant Fund, the Spastic Children's Fund and A Head With Horses, a horseback-riding program for handicapped children. Who Was There: Traditional Spandex-and-leather club scene types, plus members of the Hells Angels, the Tribes and other assorted motorcycle clubs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1998 | JAMES MEIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the last five holiday seasons, Katie Stoker, 12, and her family have put together care packages filled with goodies and health products for children in Third World nations. This year will prove no exception, though the Huntington Beach family will take the gesture a step further: Katie and her mother, Jan, along with three other families, will fly to Nicaragua to deliver the shoe boxes in person.
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July 31, 1988 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer and
The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering implementing an academically rigorous program for juniors and seniors that would earn them a high school diploma recognized worldwide. Last week, the Board of Education unanimously endorsed a recommendation by Westside member Alan Gershman that the district study the feasibility of implementing an International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
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July 31, 1988 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering implementing an academically rigorous program for juniors and seniors that would earn them a high school diploma recognized worldwide. Last week, the Board of Education unanimously endorsed a recommendation by Westside member Alan Gershman that the district study the feasibility of implementing an International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995
I want to commend you on your excellent two-part series (Dec. 3-4) on the silent deaths of young children in Third World countries due to lack of a few cents of medicine and basic knowledge regarding hygiene. Our organization, American Service to India, is a nonprofit, charitable medical and educational foundation which is dedicated to helping women and children by sending medical aid to India and Bangladesh. We are the major donors to Ramakrishna Mission, which is one of the foremost charitable organizations in India.
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