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March 18, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confident in his tattered costume, Alioue Seydi, 19, might have been playing a role drawn from his own life on the streets. The role was that of Gorgi, a typical street kid of Dakar. Abandoned by his father, left by his mother in the care of an ailing grandfather, Gorgi begins to skip school. At present he finds himself among a gang of pickpockets out of "Oliver Twist," spending his spare hours sniffing glue and gasoline.
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March 18, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confident in his tattered costume, Alioue Seydi, 19, might have been playing a role drawn from his own life on the streets. The role was that of Gorgi, a typical street kid of Dakar. Abandoned by his father, left by his mother in the care of an ailing grandfather, Gorgi begins to skip school. At present he finds himself among a gang of pickpockets out of "Oliver Twist," spending his spare hours sniffing glue and gasoline.
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June 11, 1986 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Huddled together against the cold rains of the Southern Hemisphere's fast-approaching winter, the Temba family--mother, father, four children--had the forlorn look of refugees anywhere. Their home, a three-room shack of wood, tin and plastic but with the luxury of real glass windows, was among those destroyed in the first round of fighting at the Crossroads squatter settlement outside Cape Town last month.
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June 11, 1986 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Huddled together against the cold rains of the Southern Hemisphere's fast-approaching winter, the Temba family--mother, father, four children--had the forlorn look of refugees anywhere. Their home, a three-room shack of wood, tin and plastic but with the luxury of real glass windows, was among those destroyed in the first round of fighting at the Crossroads squatter settlement outside Cape Town last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1985
The airlift was lightning fast, clocked like a military operation, but it was a mission of mercy, not warfare--a modern-day exodus, not an invasion, carrying an estimated 500 Falashas to their promised land, to a new beginning in Israel. Americans fashioned the airlift, just as they had organized the earlier Operation Moses that carried 7,800 Falashas from Sudan to Israel at the end of last year and in the first days of this year.
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July 9, 1985 | JOHN HORN
In pop music, few things are coveted more than backstage passes to a concert. So when radio network Westwood One found that its name was not on the backstage guest list for Saturday's Live Aid mega-concerts, it sued. Westwood One's action--taken in Los Angeles Superior Court last week--threatened to black out portions of the concert from the live ABC radio broadcast. They are scheduled to be heard in Southern California on KLOS-FM (95.5), starting at 3 a.m Saturday and continuing to 11 p.m.
OPINION
May 27, 2001 | JOE DAVIDSON, Joe Davidson is a commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." E-mail: davidsonjoe@hotmail.com
Colin L. Powell is making history as the first African American secretary of state to visit Africa. On the way to his initial stop in Mali, Powell acknowledged the "emotional connection" he feels with the continent. But as he told reporters aboard his plane, he is visiting Africa not "as a black man looking at a black problem, but as a secretary of State of the United States looking at a human problem."
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