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January 31, 1999
It is very insulting to Latvians everywhere that The Times writes about a play whose creators are desperate for attention and more than slightly misguided ("Taking On a Not-So-Quiet Killer," by Daryl H. Miller, Jan. 24). To name their work "Riga," the capital of Latvia, a city that is 798 years old, is a disgusting move by two men whose logic should be questioned. Perhaps playwright William M. Hoffman and director Marshall W. Mason should spend more time reading up on history to better understand the plight of the Latvian people and how much this nation has suffered.
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SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - Down near the bottom of the track, shooting out of Turn 15, Steve Holcomb glanced at a time clock just off to the side. Bobsled pilots are not supposed to let their focus wander - not at 80-plus mph - but Holcomb could not help himself. And the green numbers meant that his time was good. Oh God, don't mess up, he recalled thinking. Don't mess this up in the last two corners. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi The final stretch went according to plan, just fast enough for Holcomb and USA 1 to capture bronze in the four-man bobsled on the final afternoon of the Sochi Olympics.
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NEWS
March 13, 1989 | From Reuters
About 250,000 Latvians rallied Sunday in the Soviet republic's capital of Riga to press for official recognition of the Latvian language and voice support for political and economic reforms, organizers said. Sarmite Elerte, head of information for Latvia's Popular Front organization, said speakers at the rally backed proposed legislation that would entrench the Latvian language in day-to-day affairs.
WORLD
August 2, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem with the North American boycott, known on Twitter as the #dumpstoli campaign, is that the vodka is distilled in Latvia and owned by a Luxembourg company controlled by a Russian billionaire driven into exile...
NEWS
November 4, 1988 | Associated Press
The chairman of Latvians for Bush has stepped down from his post in the wake of allegations that he belonged to a World War II group with Nazi ties, George Bush's campaign announced Thursday evening. Akselis Mangulis, who was also a volunteer with the vice president's Coalition of American Nationalities, has "suspended his membership" in Bush's ethnic group, said Alixe Glen, a spokeswoman traveling with the Republican presidential nominee.
NEWS
October 10, 1988 | DAVID REMNICK, The Washington Post
Thousands of Soviet Latvians, angered that they have become a minority in their own republic, launched a mass movement here Sunday to press Moscow for a degree of independence unheard of in the Soviet Union.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Ending nearly five decades of silence, the Soviet Union acknowledged Tuesday that thousands of people had been unjustly deported from Latvia, one of three Baltic nations it occupied during World War II, and pledged that a monument, the country's first to the victims of the late dictator Josef Stalin, will be built there to honor them.
NEWS
March 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
About 300 veterans of the Latvian Waffen SS walked slowly through Riga on Thursday to honor their fallen comrades in a ceremony bitterly criticized by Russian and Jewish groups. The former soldiers, most in their 70s and 80s, said they weren't making a political statement but remembering 50,000 comrades who died in battle.
NEWS
November 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Six people protesting alleged human rights violations against Latvians were arrested Monday after chaining themselves to the gate of the Soviet Embassy, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1988
Medvedev's article shows that myth perpetuation has not died with the coming of glasnost . Medvedev's statement that the "Bolsheviks would never have won their war and created the Soviet Union," without the support of Latvians, Etonians and other minorities implies that the Bolshevik seizure of power was a manifestation of the popular will of those "minorities." The Latvian and Estonian people, along with the Lithuanians, used the opportunity presented by the Russian Revolution and, after defeating the Soviet military, became independent, democratic countries.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors said they had foiled an international cyber-crime ring that targeted bank accounts in the U.S. and around the globe. The criminal charges, disclosed Wednesday, highlight the vulnerabilities of online consumer banking, which has become more popular in the digital age. It also comes just months after most every major U.S. bank suffered a relentless round of online attacks by Middle Eastern hackers. In the case unveiled Wednesday, three men - a Russian, a Latvian and a Romanian - allegedly created and spread a virus they called "Gozi" that infected more than 1 million computers around the globe, including at least 40,000 in the United States.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | By David Wharton
LONDON - As night descended on center court at Horse Guards Parade, a gentle rain began to fall. In that moment, you could see it and feel it, the gloom that had settled over the American men in beach volleyball. Fourth-seeded Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal fell in three sets to 17th-seeded Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins of Latvia on Monday evening, marking the second time in four days that a U.S. pair had been upset. That means no American men will stand on the podium in this sport at the 2012 London Olympics.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Sunday was a big day for hockey's Jordan family, which spent the day thousands of miles apart because of — what else — hockey. Youngest son Jordan Nolan , 22, scored his first NHL playoff goal in the 3-1 victory over St. Louis that launched the Kings to the Western Conference finals. The same day his father, Ted , the former coach of the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, coached the Latvian national team to a victory over Germany at the world hockey championships in Stockholm.
WORLD
October 3, 2010 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
The pro-Western ruling coalition in the small Baltic country of Latvia staved off a serious challenge by a Russian-leaning party in parliamentary elections Saturday, but the party's gains shook a nation still haunted by Soviet purges and executions. The Harmony Center, which was formed five years ago to represent the Russian-speaking minority in Latvia, had tried to capitalize on disenchantment with the country's membership in the European Union. Latvia has been particularly hard hit by the continent's economic crisis.
SPORTS
February 20, 2010 | By Candus Thomson
Crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre continue to change the face of the competition, with two of three Swiss entries in the two-man bobsled event scratched because of injuries to athletes. A nasty flip on Wednesday forced Switzerland's Beat Hefti, the top-ranked driver, to withdraw from competition Friday because of a concussion. His countrymen, Daniel Schmid and Juerg Egger, also withdrew after a crash Friday that left Egger with "a cervical spine injury," according to a team doctor.
NEWS
December 9, 2007 | Maria Danilova, Meraiah Foley, and Randy Herschaft, Associated Press
Among the splinters of a memory shattered by the Holocaust is Alex Kurzem's image of himself as a jolly little boy who liked to climb an apple tree in the family garden, pretending to be a sailor scanning the horizon from the crow's nest. Then, at about age 6 or 8, a carefree childhood ends, and life becomes a story of horror and deliverance. Germans massacre his family, and he flees into the woods where he endures a bitter winter.
SPORTS
May 12, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Robinson, who led the Kings to a 20-point improvement this season, was named as a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year, King captain Rob Blake was selected as a finalist for the James Norris Trophy for most outstanding defenseman, and the Mighty Ducks' Teemu Selanne was selected as a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy for league Most Valuable Player and the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct. "This is just the icing on the cake," Robinson said.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Just as the U.S. men's hockey team hit the figurative wall of fatigue Wednesday, Latvian goaltender Arturs Irbe began to play, as he said during his prime in San Jose and Carolina, "like wall." Irbe made 39 saves and Mighty Duck defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh had two assists in his first game since being released from a substance-abuse program as Latvia, which has only two current NHL players, pressured a hurriedly assembled U.S. team on the first day of the tournament.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2006 | Megan Garvey and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
The rare defeat of a highly regarded sitting judge ousted from the bench Tuesday by a bagel store owner who'd barely practiced law in the last decade sent a jolt through Los Angeles County legal circles, leading some to question whether the system to select judges needs overhauling.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Just as the U.S. men's hockey team hit the figurative wall of fatigue Wednesday, Latvian goaltender Arturs Irbe began to play, as he said during his prime in San Jose and Carolina, "like wall." Irbe made 39 saves and Mighty Duck defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh had two assists in his first game since being released from a substance-abuse program as Latvia, which has only two current NHL players, pressured a hurriedly assembled U.S. team on the first day of the tournament.
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