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January 25, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly come to the quest for clean air and a healthy environment, Italy is warring on the noxious automobile with operatic pretensions but farcical results. The car is winning. Italians are accustomed to having their lungs and monuments blackened by urban life. This winter, thanks to improved monitoring, they have come to know exactly how foul the air is in their major cities.
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January 25, 1992 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly come to the quest for clean air and a healthy environment, Italy is warring on the noxious automobile with operatic pretensions but farcical results. The car is winning. Italians are accustomed to having their lungs and monuments blackened by urban life. This winter, thanks to improved monitoring, they have come to know exactly how foul the air is in their major cities.
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February 11, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
For Italy, a winter that never came is proving to be a tourist's joy, a farmer's nightmare, a skier's frustration and a national headache. Mother Nature is playing cruel tricks this year. Rome basked in bright sunshine again Friday, as it has nearly every day for the past few months, although temperatures were down a little from the spring-like levels that had combined with dry and cloudless skies earlier in the week to lure loungers to the Spanish Steps and the Piazza Navonna.
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November 29, 2004 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
When he first started running for public office more than a decade ago, Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media tycoon who became prime minister, was often ribbed as Sua Emittenza -- "His Broadcastership." Allegations that his vast television and publishing empire posed a serious conflict of interest with running the country have followed him ever since.
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