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April 27, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME and REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israel and the United Nations averted a confrontation Friday as Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed to delay a fact-finding mission to the West Bank until after the Israeli Cabinet meets Sunday to discuss the inquiry. Senior U.N. officials had said early Friday that the mission would depart as planned to the region today, despite an Israeli demand that the world body postpone the inquiry, ordered by the Security Council, into Israel's recent three-week occupation of the Jenin refugee camp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aboard four Huey helicopter gunships, five congressmen arrived at North Island Naval Air Station here Thursday on a mission to search out maintenance problems that the military says it lacks the money to fix. But once on the ground, the congressmen were asked not just about finding money for the nation's military bases, but also about the Bush administration's desire to close perhaps 25% of them.
NEWS
July 26, 2001 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal regulators said Wednesday that they intend to impose a settlement in the bitter dispute over the $8.9 billion that California claims it was overcharged by power sellers, but they conceded their solution will probably be challenged in court. "This is going to the circuit [court] anyway," said Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Curtis L. Hebert Jr. after the commission agreed on a method for estimating alleged electricity overcharges and ordering refunds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The queen of Swaziland and the country's minister of health visited Los Angeles County's largest AIDS center Wednesday as part of an unusual campaign to combat a disease that has devastated their country. Health experts at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center led Queen LaMagwaza and her entourage on a tour that proved to be partly a fact-finding mission and partly a rally seeking support for Swaziland's battle against AIDS.
SPORTS
February 12, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
NASCAR President Mike Helton said after Sunday's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Raceway that the first finishing cars of the four manufacturing brands in Winston Cup would be taken to Atlanta for a "fact-finding" wind tunnel test. "Nothing this weekend or nothing during the month of January has given us a reason for this," Helton said. "It is simply a fact-finding mission.
NEWS
February 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Israeli Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon wants Shimon Peres to be foreign minister although he has not formally made the offer, an official said Saturday. Sharon has already invited outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Barak to be defense minister in a coalition government that would include Sharon's right-wing Likud Party and Barak's center-left Labor Party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY and SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like ducks that head south for the winter, politicians from the San Fernando Valley have gone on their post-election, fact-finding treks abroad in search of answers for important questions, like what it feels like to ride on a really, really fast train. The biggest delegation--with 11 state officials--is headed by state Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) and includes Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar).
NEWS
October 21, 1999 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The commission weighing the fate of the Belmont Learning Complex narrowly recommended completion of the environmentally plagued project Wednesday, bringing a muddled conclusion to two months of fact-finding and deliberations.
NEWS
September 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
The special counsel investigating the possibility of an official cover-up after the 1993 Branch Davidian siege has asked a Texas judge to delay lawyers' fact-finding in the civil lawsuit filed against the government by Davidian survivors and relatives of the dead. Former Sen. John C. Danforth asked a federal judge in Waco to issue an order delaying for 30 days any discovery and witness interviews by government and plaintiffs' lawyers in the coming trial.
NEWS
August 1, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trip by two American Embassy employees to violence-racked Chiapas state this week has produced a political uproar, reflecting Mexico's persistent suspicions of its powerful neighbor. The diplomats, from the U.S. defense attache's staff, were in Chiapas on a routine fact-finding trip, said the U.S. Embassy. Their low-key trip blew up into a national issue after the pair were detained Sunday by suspicious villagers of the hamlet of Los Platanos.
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