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April 4, 1989 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
From her majestic hilltop mansion overlooking Lake Victoria, Meena Madhvani has seen enough of the ups and downs of Ugandan life to justify her speaking with a certain tartness. In her time, she has entertained such luminaries as Indira Gandhi. Idi Amin proposed to her and, it is said, infuriated at being rebuffed, expelled tens of thousands of Uganda's Indian citizens. Rebels advancing on Kampala, the capital, camped in her fields of sugar cane.
October 4, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
One year ago this weekend, some 30 employees of Lundberg Survey gathered in a banquet room at the Burbank Airport Hilton for what turned into an embarrassing family fracas. The topic was to have been the future of the North Hollywood company following the death of 73-year-old company patriarch Dan Lundberg, the nation's guru of gasoline.
January 17, 2006 | Mark Heisler
Now what is this league going to do on Christmas? Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant embraced before Monday night's game, ending the NBA's pet blood feud or, at least, making it less likely that they'll come to blows on your TV set on Christmas Day 2006. Oops, this just in. We're back in business with Shaq and ... Andrew Bynum! The Lakers beat the Heat, 100-92, in a game that will be little noted nor long remembered in the replays of O'Neal and Bryant embracing ...
April 20, 1987
Pakistani Pushtuns attacked a rival ethnic group in southern Pakistan, killing eight people and wounding 30, in an escalating feud over land. The Pushtu-speaking Pushtuns, blaming Urdu-speaking Mohajirs for the loss of their homes, set 60 Mohajir homes afire in Karachi. The attack followed the eviction of hundreds of Pushtun squatters from unfinished houses where they had lived since being forced from another community by a December army sweep for drugs and arms.
July 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Germany declared its diplomatic dispute with Italy over, saying Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had expressed "regret" for likening German lawmaker Martin Schulz to a Nazi prison guard. Berlusconi concurred but said he regretted merely that his comments were misunderstood. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder had demanded an official apology, but neither Schroeder nor Berlusconi used the word "apology" in public.
June 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth stepped into the feud between Billy Martin and the umpires Tuesday, and within hours the New York Yankees manager issued an apology and the umpires' association said he would be permitted to go on the playing field to question calls. Speaking at a mid-afternoon news conference to announce that he would not accept a second term as commissioner, Ueberroth told the parties to "stop it and stop it now."
May 26, 1990 | TOM HAMILTON
The feud between Bobby Schwartz of Costa Mesa and Steve Lucero of Riverside erupted Friday when Lucero crashed into Schwartz on the second lap of the scratch main event at the speedway motorcycle racing program at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Schwartz, the defending U.S. champion, was leading the race when Lucero rammed into the rear of Schwartz's bike and knocked him off it. It was the third time in five weeks the riders have had problems on the track.
February 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of 11 Pakistani men has been accused of raping a teenage girl and forcing her to walk half-naked through her village because her cousin eloped with a woman from the men's family, police said. Police said the 16-year-old girl's father filed a complaint Saturday in the town of Ubaro, 330 miles northeast of Karachi. She is being treated in a hospital. Police official Mushtaq Khoso said officers had arrested four men and were awaiting a medical report.
A planned $525-million waterside stadium and mall complex, sold to voters last summer as a job- and revenue-generating bonanza, is in trouble. And city officials are blaming a family feud between owners of the San Francisco 49ers football team. Things began going wrong for the project last December, when Edward "Eddie" DeBartolo Jr., chairman of the 49ers, learned that he was the target of a federal investigation into the award of gaming licenses in Louisiana.
May 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
Fourteen taxi drivers are fighting to share in a $90-million lottery ticket, contending they were part of a pool that bought the ticket. The cabbies' attorney concedes they didn't contribute to the pool for last week's drawing, but they have regularly paid into the kitty since the lottery pool was formed last month.
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