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March 17, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guarding the peace may be tougher than fighting the war for the forward scouts of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division. After spending months in the lonely desert and then devastating a division of the Iraqi Republican Guard during the ground war, the young soldiers and their giant tanks have rumbled into a new position six miles inside Iraq, guarding the northernmost U.S. checkpoint on the road north to Iraq's rebellion-torn second city of Basra.
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March 17, 1991 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guarding the peace may be tougher than fighting the war for the forward scouts of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division. After spending months in the lonely desert and then devastating a division of the Iraqi Republican Guard during the ground war, the young soldiers and their giant tanks have rumbled into a new position six miles inside Iraq, guarding the northernmost U.S. checkpoint on the road north to Iraq's rebellion-torn second city of Basra.
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June 24, 2007 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
SOME people would consider S. Epatha Merkerson the most fortunate kind of celebrity there is -- an anonymous one. The "Law & Order" star can ride the New York subway next to junkies of NBC's long-running and seemingly ubiquitous procedural crime show, and even though they know that they know her, they may not know why. "Hi, there," they say. "Hey," she says back. Two days later, it hits them that they've had a brush with intrepid police Lt. Anita Van Buren.
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