CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1988
It was very disappointing to read your editorial "Razzle-Dazzle in Algiers" (Nov. 16), and find out that you had nothing positive to say about the Palestinian declaration of statehood. While The Times editorial criticized the Palestine National Congress for not defining the boundaries of its declared state, it conveniently failed to mention that when the state of Israel was declared, its boundaries were not defined either. Furthermore, the editorial dwells on too many worn out arguments that do not serve the cause of peace.
January 10, 2009 |
Ten million people risk going hungry in Kenya after harvests failed because of drought, the government said. The government declared a national emergency and will lift the import duty on maize until the next major harvest, which will not be for a year in many areas. The emergency declaration allows the government to divert money from development projects to food aid and to use disaster funds that are held in reserve, said government spokesman Alfred Mutua. Kenya's finances are under strain because of the cost of sheltering and re-integrating 600,000 people displaced by violence after the disputed December 2007 elections.
June 4, 1989 |
Prime Minister Sosuke Uno declared Saturday that "my Cabinet is not an interim Cabinet" and said he will seek reelection when his term of only five months as ruling party president expires. By tradition, the party presidency is a requirement for holding the post of prime minister. "I am not an offshoot of (the faction of former Prime Minister Yasuhiro) Nakasone," declared the former Nakasone lieutenant. Nor, he added, does he intend to serve as a "bridge" between the government of former Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, who virtually single-handedly picked him, and any future administration of Shintaro Abe, a factional leader close to Takeshita, as Japanese analysts have predicted.
May 10, 1989
Former wrestler-turned-actor Tiger Joe Marsh, who once was declared "heavyweight champion of the world," died Tuesday of heart failure in Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital. He was 78. Marsh, who was born Joseph Samuel Marusich in Chicago in 1911, won the supposed world championship in 1937. Times columnist Jim Murray, writing about Marsh in 1965, said the title "made him one of a select party of 20 or so at the time." In fact, Murray said, Marsh won because a referee in Lawrence, Mass.
August 3, 2003
Re "Mistrial Declared in Inglewood Police Case," July 30: The message is, do what the police say, immediately, or be punched and slammed. If police respect is the aim, they've lost mine. Meredith Gordon Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1988
Since the Soviet Union has recognized a nonexistent, landless state (Palestine) that declared its "independent existence" (Part I, Nov. 19), shouldn't the U.S. and others recognize the existent, landed state (Estonia) that declared its "sovereignty" (Part I, Nov. 17) too? SID TURKISH Beverly Hills