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March 4, 1998 | RUSS PARSONS
The Guide Michelin's three-star ranking has always meant food "worth a journey." But that phrase got a twist Monday as France's most prestigious restaurant ranking conferred three stars on both of chef Alain Ducasse's restaurants, Louis XV in Monaco and Alain Ducasse in Paris. Ducasse, who flies twice a week between locations, had been quite vocal about being awarded a total of only five stars last year.
March 2, 1993
Los Angeles Times coverage of last year's riots and a series on the Soviet nuclear legacy have won George Polk awards for excellence in journalism. The awards are among the most highly regarded journalistic prizes. Coverage of the riots won in the category of local reporting. "Most of the city staff fanned out across South-Central Los Angeles bravely detailing the violence stirred by the Rodney King verdict," a statement announcing the prize noted.
September 14, 1992
The environmental and human health legacy of the runaway Soviet nuclear weapons and energy program described in your series undoubtedly ranks "among the 20th Century's greatest crimes." But readers should not be misled by writer John-Thor Dahlburg's only U.S. comparison: a factor of 3 million difference between the radioactive emissions of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. The similarities between the U.S. nuclear weapons industry and the Soviet one are as striking as the differences.
December 11, 1995
Children die by the millions every year from measles, pneumonia and other easily curable diseases that can rage unchecked in Third World countries. Tragically, before they reach the age of 5, many of these boys and girls are doomed for want of a few cents worth of medicine or the boiling of unclean water. In Pakistan, 15 cents will buy a packet of nutrients that can prevent a child from dying of diarrhea.
Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin said Monday that some U.S. prisoners captured during the Vietnam War were moved to labor camps in the Soviet Union, and he speculated that some may still be alive. "Our archives have shown that it is true--some of them were transferred to the territory of the former U.S.S.R. and were kept in labor camps," Yeltsin told NBC News in an interview aboard his presidential jet en route from Moscow to Washington.
January 28, 1996 | EDWARD WRIGHT, Wright is a former assistant foreign editor at The Times. His column appears monthly
Caribbean Jamaica: An American businessman was pulled from his car, beaten and fatally stabbed during an incident in a poor neighborhood near Montego Bay, the Reuters news service reported. John Beckett, who lived and worked in Montego Bay, was driving a company employee home from work last month when his car knocked over a loudspeaker at an outdoor dance, and several people attacked him. Beckett was airlifted to a Florida hospital, where he died.
September 12, 2002
Florida, Florida, Florida. Glitches in Tuesday's primary forced Gov. Jeb Bush to declare a state of emergency and keep polls open an extra two hours. Suddenly, long-repressed images of hanging chads popped into our heads, along with all the reasons it's imperative for Congress to pass the election reforms it has mired in partisan bickering since that last fiasco. The disputed 2000 presidential election revealed how antiquated the American voting booth had become. Congress vowed to modernize it.
September 1, 2004 | Peter Wallsten and John Glionna, Times Staff Writers
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez won the Republican nomination Tuesday for Florida's open Senate seat, giving President Bush a boost in a key battleground state. The Cuban-born Martinez, the White House's handpicked choice to compete for the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, had trailed for much of the campaign, sparking concern among GOP strategists that a loss in the primary would embarrass Bush in the midst of the party's national convention.
September 7, 1992
The answer to the question "Who won the Cold War?" may not be "Everybody," as some have claimed, but "Nobody." The Cold War was, preeminently, a nuclear war. It began when the U.S. A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ignited a Soviet attempt to catch up and pull ahead. It continued, to be sure, as a competition in other arenas, but the nuclear competition always remained the main event.
Gov. Bill Clinton on Monday night laughed off statements by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) suggesting that Clinton, while on a student trip to Moscow 22 years ago, may have come in contact with intelligence officers of the former Soviet Union. Dornan had said on the House floor that Clinton, who visited Moscow for several days during his winter vacation in December of 1969 and January of 1970, would probably have been in contact with Soviet tourist officials reporting to the KGB.
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