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January 17, 1986 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Very early on, when you start suspecting where "Iron Eagle" (citywide) is heading, you wonder whether it will dare to plunge into all-out ludicrousness. It does, and in doing so achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness that only earnest effort can produce. As a result, "Iron Eagle" has an unintended hilarity that builds and builds. But don't take this as one of those so-bad-it's-good endorsements: The film is a total waste of time.
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May 18, 1995 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Pita Pita, the waitress starts bringing Lebanese appetizers to the table even before she takes your order. Here come green olives, small yellow peppers, strips of purple pickled turnips and two kinds of pita bread--fresh and toasted--to plunge into a silvery chalice of spicy red sauce. The sauce resembles a North African harissa chile dip mixed with a healthy dollop of sweet barbecue sauce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 | ELIZABETH SCHERMAN, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
The phone calls came within hours of one another. "Hi, Mom? It looks like we're leaving. Mom, if anything happens, I want you to know . . . you and Dad are the best parents in the world." That was Don and Audrey Burnside's 25-year-old son Stacy, calling his parents' Tacoma home from Camp Pendleton. Stacy has been in Marines for six years and his combat engineers' unit was leaving for Saudi Arabia. About 20 minutes later, the phone rang again. "Mom? I'll bet you and dad are watching TV.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989
The message that Baker delivered to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is long overdue. Calling for the return of annexed territory to the Palestinians, before a hostile audience and during a week when Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin was scheduled to meet with U.S. officials, is a welcome sign that the Bush Administration is not terrified of playing political hardball in the Middle East where human rights issues are concerned....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's desk is getting more cluttered as lawmakers this week resumed sending him legislation, including a measure aimed at making sure state-chartered banks are not funneling money to the government of Iran. The Iran bill was introduced by Robert Blumenfield, a Democrat from Woodland Hills, before he left the state Assembly in July to take a seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The measure directs the California Commissioner of Financial Institutions to look for transactions with Iran when doing audits of state-chartered financial institutions every two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1990 | RICHARD H. BRYAN, Sen. Richard H. Bryan (D-Nev.), is chairman of the consumer subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee. and
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's naked act of aggression against Kuwait is also an act of economic aggression against the West. OPEC had already agreed, at Hussein's demand, to hike the price of oil by $5 per barrel. Americans will pay this "Hussein" tax, not only at the gas pump but with the reawakening of inflation. Every dollar's rise in a barrel of oil translates into a nickel more per gallon at the pump.
NEWS
September 17, 1990
Diplomatic Front: In a videotaped address broadcast over Iraqi TV, President Bush said he has "no quarrel with the people of Iraq" but warned that "Iraq stands isolated and alone." "Saddam Hussein tells you that this crisis is a struggle between Iraq and America," Bush said. "In fact, it is Iraq against the world. . . . Let me say clearly, there is no way Iraq can win." The talk was followed by an Iraqi commentary in which Bush was called a liar who wants to be "dictator of the whole world."
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