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July 9, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "poison dwarf" of the old Communist system in Poland, the well-loathed former government spokesman Jerzy Urban, is back. In fact, he has never left, having refused to go quietly into that good night of the Communist eclipse where most of his former fellow travelers have more or less silently submerged to produce their memoirs. Urban, 58, remains an active and formidable combatant, and he has now been hauled before the courts on charges of pornography.
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July 9, 1991 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "poison dwarf" of the old Communist system in Poland, the well-loathed former government spokesman Jerzy Urban, is back. In fact, he has never left, having refused to go quietly into that good night of the Communist eclipse where most of his former fellow travelers have more or less silently submerged to produce their memoirs. Urban, 58, remains an active and formidable combatant, and he has now been hauled before the courts on charges of pornography.
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NEWS
July 24, 1985
Polish leader Wojciech Jaruzelski will attend the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in New York in September, his first visit to the West since taking power in 1981, government spokesman Jerzy Urban announced. Urban avoided questions at a news conference in Warsaw on whether Jaruzelski plans to see President Reagan or Secretary of State George P. Shultz, saying he would not discuss "hypothetical meetings."
NEWS
November 15, 1987
Food prices may double and rent and heating costs may rise by 200% next year if Poles vote for major economic reforms in a Nov. 29 referendum, government spokesman Jerzy Urban said. The referendum will give Poles a chance to approve government programs for the next two to three years aimed at restoring the country's battered economy.
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June 25, 1986
Poland's deputy interior minister accused the United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries of training Polish dissidents for terrorist attacks against government targets at home and abroad. Wladyslaw Pozoga charged that "selection and training centers for Poles have been created in several NATO countries." He singled out West Germany but did not identify any other European country.
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February 26, 1985 | United Press International
The United States warned today that it will "really get tough" with Poland if it repeats unwarranted actions against American diplomats. The announcement by White House spokesman Larry Speakes followed the U.S. expulsion of a Polish diplomat in retaliation for Poland's arresting and expelling American military attache Col. Frederick Myer and his wife from Warsaw on charges of spying. Poland dismissed the U.S.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The West German government filed a formal protest Tuesday with Poland over Monday's shelling of a German warship in the Baltic Sea. Chief government spokesman Friedhelm Ost said the Polish government and the Warsaw Pact powers have been asked for a "full explanation of this serious incident." On Monday, the West German tender Neckar was hit by eight rounds of 30-millimeter cannon fire from a Polish missile corvette taking part in Warsaw Pact exercises in the Baltic Sea.
NEWS
February 11, 1987 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
The Polish government attacked the United States' Voice of America on Tuesday for a broadcast that said Poland has not made enough progress to justify lifting U.S. economic sanctions imposed after the declaration of martial law five years ago. Saying he was "astonished" by the broadcast, government spokesman Jerzy Urban noted that it appeared to contradict positive comments by a senior U.S.
NEWS
March 27, 1986 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
After four years of glacial relations between the United States and Poland, the Soviet Union's largest and most turbulent partner, there are signs of a spring thaw in the air. In a gesture that has clearly pleased the Poles, a senior American statesman spent four days in Warsaw last week on an unannounced visit that included talks with the Polish leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Poland's Roman Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp. The visit by Walter J. Stoessel Jr.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The West German government filed a formal protest Tuesday with Poland over Monday's shelling of a German warship in the Baltic Sea. Chief government spokesman Friedhelm Ost said the Polish government and the Warsaw Pact powers have been asked for a "full explanation of this serious incident." On Monday, the West German tender Neckar was hit by eight rounds of 30-millimeter cannon fire from a Polish missile corvette taking part in Warsaw Pact exercises in the Baltic Sea.
NEWS
February 11, 1987 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
The Polish government attacked the United States' Voice of America on Tuesday for a broadcast that said Poland has not made enough progress to justify lifting U.S. economic sanctions imposed after the declaration of martial law five years ago. Saying he was "astonished" by the broadcast, government spokesman Jerzy Urban noted that it appeared to contradict positive comments by a senior U.S.
NEWS
June 25, 1986
Poland's deputy interior minister accused the United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries of training Polish dissidents for terrorist attacks against government targets at home and abroad. Wladyslaw Pozoga charged that "selection and training centers for Poles have been created in several NATO countries." He singled out West Germany but did not identify any other European country.
NEWS
March 27, 1986 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
After four years of glacial relations between the United States and Poland, the Soviet Union's largest and most turbulent partner, there are signs of a spring thaw in the air. In a gesture that has clearly pleased the Poles, a senior American statesman spent four days in Warsaw last week on an unannounced visit that included talks with the Polish leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Poland's Roman Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp. The visit by Walter J. Stoessel Jr.
NEWS
February 26, 1985 | United Press International
The United States warned today that it will "really get tough" with Poland if it repeats unwarranted actions against American diplomats. The announcement by White House spokesman Larry Speakes followed the U.S. expulsion of a Polish diplomat in retaliation for Poland's arresting and expelling American military attache Col. Frederick Myer and his wife from Warsaw on charges of spying. Poland dismissed the U.S.
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