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October 21, 1990 | from Times Wire Services
Iraqis waited in long lines at gas stations Saturday to stock up before gasoline rationing begins Tuesday. A diplomat described the rationing as the "first bite" of the U.N.-sponsored sanctions. Lines of 20 to 30 cars snaked outside gas stations throughout the Iraqi capital, a day after Oil Minister Issam Abdul-Rahim Chalabi announced the rationing to conserve imported chemicals used in refining oil. Some stations ran out of gas.
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NATIONAL
October 26, 2003 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Congress is on the brink of producing landmark Medicare, energy and foreign-aid bills. Now comes the test of whether the Republicans who control all of Washington's levers of power can avoid a common pitfall: overreaching. Republicans everywhere are facing tough choices between sticking with beloved conservative principles and striking compromises more likely to become law.
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NEWS
October 22, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Iraqi merchant ship ignored more than 40 warning shots blasted across its bow by an American destroyer Sunday in an act of defiance that raises the prospect of a new confrontation at sea. The tense situation in the Persian Gulf continued after daybreak today as the Iraqi vessel sailed toward the Yemeni port of Aden after its captain made clear to the Navy destroyer O'Brien that he does not intend to return to Iraq, military officials said.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2003 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
As staffers rushed around the state Capitol on Wednesday making last-minute plans for tonight's presidential debate, Gov. Bill Richardson eased himself into a big leather armchair and drank in the chaos just outside his door. Soon he would be hosting the first official showdown of the nine Democratic candidates in Albuquerque. His state would be the focus of national attention, Western issues would be brought to the fore and the much-sought-after Latino voters would be in the spotlight.
NATIONAL
September 4, 2003 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
As staffers rushed around the state Capitol on Wednesday making last-minute plans for tonight's presidential debate, Gov. Bill Richardson eased himself into a big leather armchair and drank in the chaos just outside his door. Soon he would be hosting the first official showdown of the nine Democratic candidates in Albuquerque. His state would be the focus of national attention, Western issues would be brought to the fore and the much-sought-after Latino voters would be in the spotlight.
NATIONAL
October 26, 2003 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
Congress is on the brink of producing landmark Medicare, energy and foreign-aid bills. Now comes the test of whether the Republicans who control all of Washington's levers of power can avoid a common pitfall: overreaching. Republicans everywhere are facing tough choices between sticking with beloved conservative principles and striking compromises more likely to become law.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1990
* Energy: Although Iraq's invasion of Kuwait has set the stage for increased profits for U.S. petroleum firms, there is little hope of resurrected opportunities for the thousands of Southern California energy industry workers who lost their jobs in the industry restructuring of the 1980s.
NEWS
November 16, 1997 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the faded luxury of a former hotel that is now the Chinese Embassy here, diplomats are increasingly obsessed with the Iraq crisis. For Beijing, the outcome may well determine how much access the world's largest population gets to Iraqi oil riches, so vast that some experts say the world's last barrel may come from Baghdad. At the starkly furnished mission of Myanmar, envoys are watching closely too. New U.N.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2008 | Mark Z. Barabak, Barabak is a Times staff writer.
Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation's 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country's highest office. A nation founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife delivered a smashing electoral college victory to the 47-year-old first-term senator from Illinois, who forged a broad, multiracial, multiethnic coalition.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2003 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
Sen. Bob Graham spotlighted the major themes of his late-starting run for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, blasting President Bush as an unsteady leader against terrorism and asserting that his own political resume in this pivotal state shows he can win the White House. "This administration has ignored homeland security in all but the words themselves while it focused all its energy on Iraq," Graham said at a rally officially launching his campaign.
NEWS
October 22, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Iraqi merchant ship ignored more than 40 warning shots blasted across its bow by an American destroyer Sunday in an act of defiance that raises the prospect of a new confrontation at sea. The tense situation in the Persian Gulf continued after daybreak today as the Iraqi vessel sailed toward the Yemeni port of Aden after its captain made clear to the Navy destroyer O'Brien that he does not intend to return to Iraq, military officials said.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | from Times Wire Services
Iraqis waited in long lines at gas stations Saturday to stock up before gasoline rationing begins Tuesday. A diplomat described the rationing as the "first bite" of the U.N.-sponsored sanctions. Lines of 20 to 30 cars snaked outside gas stations throughout the Iraqi capital, a day after Oil Minister Issam Abdul-Rahim Chalabi announced the rationing to conserve imported chemicals used in refining oil. Some stations ran out of gas.
OPINION
December 10, 2000 | Charles Duelfer, Charles Duelfer, a guest scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is former deputy executive chairman of the U.N. Special Commission
In light of the present trend of events regarding Iraq, one could be forgiven for asking: Who's containing whom? Virtually all the continuing multilateral actions in the United Nations Security Council have the effect of reinforcing the legitimacy of Saddam Hussein's regime. Moreover, as Iraq continues to expand its oil capacity, and its contracts grow under the U.N.' s "oil-for-food" program, some members of the Security Council have an increasing stake in keeping the Iraqi president around.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1998 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You can see Hollywood's version of the "Titanic" in the theater, but you have to visit a Santa Barbara museum for a fascinating footnote about the "unsinkable" luxury liner. Hours before the Titanic sped out of port for New York in 1912, a British official penned a document certifying that the ship was "seaworthy, in safe trim, and all respects fit for her intended voyage."
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