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February 2, 2010 | Geoff Boucher
Twenty-five years after the all-star recording of "We Are the World" became a signature moment in celebrity altruism and pop-music history, a new collective of stars came together Monday at the same Hollywood recording studio to record a new version for Haiti earthquake relief. Just as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan descended on the A&M Studios on La Brea to sing for famine relief in Africa, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Kanye West and Keith Urban turned up at the same soundstage (now called Henson Recording Studios)
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February 2, 2010 | Geoff Boucher
Twenty-five years after the all-star recording of "We Are the World" became a signature moment in celebrity altruism and pop-music history, a new collective of stars came together Monday at the same Hollywood recording studio to record a new version for Haiti earthquake relief. Just as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan descended on the A&M Studios on La Brea to sing for famine relief in Africa, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Kanye West and Keith Urban turned up at the same soundstage (now called Henson Recording Studios)
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March 1, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The machines sit idle in the factory, encrusted with grime and enough rust to raise questions about whether they could ever be used again, a metaphor for the wrecked Haitian economy after four months of a crushing international economic embargo. For the owner of the machinery, designed to extract essential oil from grass for use in making perfumes and other essences, there is no question, either about his products or Haiti's economy.
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January 16, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Three presidents from opposing parties stood united outside the White House this morning to signal the launch of an aggressive private fundraising drive for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti. "These two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of Haiti and the world," Obama said of the former presidents flanking him in the Rose Garden. "In a moment of need, the United States stands united." Obama, in turning to his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, and Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, has borrowed a page from the Bush playbook in the aftermath of a South Asian tsunami that claimed a massive toll in 2004: Bush tapped Clinton and the president's father, former President George H.W. Bush, to spearhead fundraising.
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January 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Fuel shortages caused by a U.N. embargo have halted food aid shipments to northern Haiti, threatening hundreds of thousands of the nation's poorest and youngest people with severe hunger or even starvation. Haiti's biggest food aid provider, U.S.-based CARE, had already dropped 115,000 people, mainly children, from a hot-food program because of previous delivery problems. On Thursday, it distributed its last grain and cooking oil supplies for another program that targeted 300,000 more people.
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January 15, 1994 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A faded red tanker slipped into Port-au-Prince's harbor at dawn Friday and unloaded 400,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel in an officially sanctioned violation of the economic embargo of Haiti's military dictatorship.
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October 2, 1994 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two weeks after they landed here, U.S. Marines are scheduled to begin leaving the northern shore of Haiti this morning, bringing to a close an operation that was marked by both violence and humanitarian relief. The 1,200 Marines still in Cap Haitien are to travel by helicopter over the next two days to the amphibious assault ship Wasp, which has been anchored offshore during the expedition.
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January 13, 1994 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First went gasoline. Then it was the electricity and telephones. Now it's Baltic Mousse. Until now--and all through a series of international economic sanctions that have almost emptied Haiti's streets of vehicles and left the already beggared nation largely without power and telephones, with most of its people malnourished if not starving--the country's elite had counted on maintaining its usual privileges.
NEWS
August 14, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plaudits and pitfalls of the Adventists' relief work come into sharp focus in the hungry faces of the young and old in this strife-torn Caribbean nation, the Western Hemisphere's poorest. One morning a group of elderly peasants--some blind, others crippled, all hungry--walked miles from their mud shacks for the promise of food at Kathy Land's mission. A one-time hairdresser from Indiana, Land is not an Adventist but she relies on the church's relief arm to provide U.S.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2010 | By Mark Silva
Three presidents from opposing parties stood united outside the White House this morning to signal the launch of an aggressive private fundraising drive for the earthquake-stricken nation of Haiti. "These two leaders send an unmistakable message to the people of Haiti and the world," Obama said of the former presidents flanking him in the Rose Garden. "In a moment of need, the United States stands united." Obama, in turning to his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, and Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, has borrowed a page from the Bush playbook in the aftermath of a South Asian tsunami that claimed a massive toll in 2004: Bush tapped Clinton and the president's father, former President George H.W. Bush, to spearhead fundraising.
NEWS
August 14, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plaudits and pitfalls of the Adventists' relief work come into sharp focus in the hungry faces of the young and old in this strife-torn Caribbean nation, the Western Hemisphere's poorest. One morning a group of elderly peasants--some blind, others crippled, all hungry--walked miles from their mud shacks for the promise of food at Kathy Land's mission. A one-time hairdresser from Indiana, Land is not an Adventist but she relies on the church's relief arm to provide U.S.
NEWS
October 2, 1994 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost two weeks after they landed here, U.S. Marines are scheduled to begin leaving the northern shore of Haiti this morning, bringing to a close an operation that was marked by both violence and humanitarian relief. The 1,200 Marines still in Cap Haitien are to travel by helicopter over the next two days to the amphibious assault ship Wasp, which has been anchored offshore during the expedition.
NEWS
January 15, 1994 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A faded red tanker slipped into Port-au-Prince's harbor at dawn Friday and unloaded 400,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel in an officially sanctioned violation of the economic embargo of Haiti's military dictatorship.
NEWS
January 13, 1994 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First went gasoline. Then it was the electricity and telephones. Now it's Baltic Mousse. Until now--and all through a series of international economic sanctions that have almost emptied Haiti's streets of vehicles and left the already beggared nation largely without power and telephones, with most of its people malnourished if not starving--the country's elite had counted on maintaining its usual privileges.
NEWS
January 1, 1994 | Associated Press
Fuel shortages caused by a U.N. embargo have halted food aid shipments to northern Haiti, threatening hundreds of thousands of the nation's poorest and youngest people with severe hunger or even starvation. Haiti's biggest food aid provider, U.S.-based CARE, had already dropped 115,000 people, mainly children, from a hot-food program because of previous delivery problems. On Thursday, it distributed its last grain and cooking oil supplies for another program that targeted 300,000 more people.
NEWS
March 1, 1992 | KENNETH FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The machines sit idle in the factory, encrusted with grime and enough rust to raise questions about whether they could ever be used again, a metaphor for the wrecked Haitian economy after four months of a crushing international economic embargo. For the owner of the machinery, designed to extract essential oil from grass for use in making perfumes and other essences, there is no question, either about his products or Haiti's economy.
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January 7, 2011
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January 16, 2010
TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Haiti earthquake; relief effort: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Bill Clinton. 3 p.m. CNN Larry King Live Haiti earthquake. 6 and 9 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Plane crashes; Golden Globes preview; ice skating. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With John King Haiti earthquake; recovery effort: Lt. Gen. P.K. Keen, Haiti task force; Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Agency for International Development.
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