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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2004 | Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writer
The Defense Department announced Friday that it had identified the remains of Navy Lt. j.g. Robert A. Clark of North Hollywood, missing in action for more than 30 years, and returned them to his family. According to Defense Department sources, Clark and another Navy flier, who was not identified at his family's request, took off from the aircraft carrier Midway on Jan. 10, 1973. Their mission, military sources said, was "to suppress surface-to-air missiles in North Vietnam."
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NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
HONOLULU -- Sisterhood is indeed powerful, at least when it comes to pole dancers. Attendance was sparse at the Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe's regular Wednesday night workout. The open practice in a dingy exercise studio at University of Hawaii, Manoa, can get upward of 60 performers. But this week was different. On Sunday, Edward Snowden had become a household name after he announced that he was responsible for leaking secrets about U.S. telephone and Internet surveillance systems to the media.
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NEWS
March 13, 1988
A U.S. military team flew to Vietnam to discuss the Southeast Asian nation's accounting of Americans listed as missing in action in the Vietnam War, a U.S. official said in Bangkok, Thailand. The regularly scheduled talks in Hanoi follow Vietnam's repatriation on March 2 of what are believed to be the remains of 17 American MIAs. It was the largest turnover in two years and the fourth largest since the war ended. The United States lists about 1,800 Americans as missing in action in Vietnam.
SPORTS
June 20, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Some day Nathan Eovaldi will win a game again. Of course, some day just for a change of pace, the Dodgers might actually provide him some offensive support. As it is, the 22-year-old continues to pitch well, just not well enough to actually walk off as a winner. His latest dash with frustration came Wednesday in Oakland, where the suddenly anemic offense of the Dodgers failed to do much with left-hander Tommy Milone as the A's downed the Dodgers, 4-1. Making his fifth start in place of sore-shouldered Ted Lilly, Eovaldi went six innings, allowing three runs, seven hits and three walks.
NEWS
January 29, 1991
U.S. AND ALLIES SAY: 24 U.S. and allied planes lost, 18 of those in combat. 49 Iraqi aircraft destroyed. 27 missing in action About 110 Iraqis taken prisoner. IRAQ CLAIMS: More than 180 allied aircraft downed. More than 20 prisoners held. 345 civilians killed and 90 soldiers killed. Almost 450 civilians wounded.
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | United Press International
Remains believed to be those of five Americans missing in action since the Vietnam War were honored by about 200 people in a brief ceremony upon arrival Friday in Hawaii. Names will not be released until the tentative identifications are confirmed by the Army's Central Identification Laboratory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
The City Council recently voted to fly a Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flag daily in front of City Hall. Also, at a recent council meeting, Councilman Brett Franklin issued a certificate recognizing World War II and Korean War veteran Dan Oldewage, a Santa Ana resident incarcerated as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. military experts left Bangkok, Thailand, for the eighth joint field investigation to resolve the fates of American soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War, a U.S. Embassy official said. For about 15 days, the two U.S. teams will join Vietnamese authorities in investigating areas in Song Be province and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam and Ha Bac province near Hanoi, the official said.
NEWS
January 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Laos and the United States held a "cordial" two-day meeting on the fate of 547 Americans still listed as missing in action in Laos, a U.S. Embassy official said Saturday. Harriet Isom, charge d'affaires of the American Embassy in Laos, declined to disclose details in a telephone interview from Bangkok. The meeting ended Friday, she said. Earlier, Laos state radio said the two sides would discuss their first annual plan to resolve the MIA issue and the provision of U.S.
NEWS
January 19, 1991
The Pentagon announced these U.S. military personnel as missing in action. Some hometowns and other information was not disclosed. Lt. Cmdr. Michael S. Speicher, 33, of Jacksonville, Fla., who was flying in a single-seat F/A-18 Hornet. Lt. Robert Wetzel, 30, from a two-seater A-6E Intruder. Lt. Jeffrey N. Zaun, 28, in a two-seater A-6E Intruder with Wetzel. Air Force Major Thomas F. Koritz, 37, F-15 Eagle fighter-bomber. Air Force Major Donnie R.
OPINION
August 26, 2011
You're a savvy shopper and a solid citizen, so you already know this: When you buy something online, over the phone or from a mail-order catalog from out-of-state sellers, they won't add up your sales taxes or include them on the bill. You have to add them up and send in the money yourself. Even if you're out of the state and you buy something worth more than $400 — say, an Elvis outfit from a shop in Las Vegas — you're going to be wearing it here, so you still have to figure out the sales tax. And you know that these sales taxes on out-of-state goods are known as "use taxes.
OPINION
June 11, 2011
It's probably going too far to say that former president and onetime oilman George W. Bush was a better conservationist than President Obama. But they're not as far apart as most people think. True, Bush and his Interior secretary, Gale A. Norton, treated federal lands like a private commodity, opening millions of acres of forest to logging and greatly expanding mining and oil drilling with little heed of the environmental costs. But to his credit, Bush set aside more ocean for federal protection than any president in history, creating three national monuments in far-flung Pacific islands and atolls and a separate 140,000-square-mile monument from Kauai to Midway.
SPORTS
April 23, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Lamar Odom was the first one to make himself available to the media Friday. It stands as his only contribution in the playoffs to date. "I've played poorly," Odom admits, far kinder in his own assessment than Phil Jackson was a night earlier. "Lamar's been MIA so far," Jackson said, and although he said he told Odom almost the same thing, he said Odom's response was to smile. I happen to like Lamar Odom like almost no other player, 11 years now, and I've never seen him cranky, disrespectful or big-headed as many Lakers can be. His talent is extraordinary, his potential discussed, argued and never quite reached in 11 years, but as somewhat of an Odom observer and fan for all that time, something's wrong now, terribly wrong with Odom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
She was only 3 years old, but Janis Curran remembers the day when two uniformed servicemen knocked on her family's door with news of her father, a pilot in Korea. Her mother read the telegram, took a seat and began to cry. It was 1951 and Lt. Charles Garrison was reported missing in action after his plane caught fire over enemy territory along the border of North and South Korea. Nearly 60 years later, Curran is still searching for her father's remains. "I know it's a long shot," she said.
WORLD
December 30, 2009 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood
Reporting from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico -- The mayor had good news: A notorious thug from one of the drug cartels had been found killed. Hector "El Negro" Saldana would no longer menace the people of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico. Trouble was, Saldana's body hadn't yet been discovered when Mayor Mauricio Fernandez made the announcement with a flourish at his swearing-in ceremony in October. How did Fernandez know about Saldana's demise hours before investigators found the body stuffed in a car hundreds of miles away in Mexico City?
SPORTS
November 1, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
So you think you gave out the good stuff at your house? You should have seen what was happening at USC's house. On a chilly, misty Halloween night, Oregon loudly knocked on the gaudy door dressed in green and black and bold. The Trojans opened up, took one look, and meekly handed them their season. Trick or beating. "We just got destroyed," said linebacker Michael Morgan. Pumpkin rinds on the lawn and egg yolk on the windows. "I've never been in nothing like this," said safety Taylor Mays.
WORLD
January 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Remains believed to be those of four U.S. soldiers killed during the Vietnam War were saluted in Hanoi and loaded onto a plane bound for the United States. The remains were found in northern and central Vietnam by a joint recovery team that searches for troops listed as missing in action. About 1,800 American servicemen are unaccounted for from the war, which ended in 1975.
SPORTS
August 29, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
He used to own this kind of moment, circling it with his giant swing, swarming it with his giant smile. On Friday, he surrendered it. He used to capture these kinds of games, grabbing the bat while a stadium grabbed its breath, imposing his will, demanding his say. On Friday, he fled it. Something is wrong with Manny Ramirez. Something different than a hitch. Something more than a slump. Something is wrong here, something that might be lodged as deeply in the head as in the hips, something that perhaps batting practice can't fix. Accustomed to finding safety on his back, the Dodgers found themselves again grasping for ahhs Friday after another night of Manny Being Goat.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2009 | Denise Martin
Do you want to talk about: "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"? Or do you just want to play the new Street Fighter IV video game? It would be cool to see the origins of power-kicker Chun-Li -- the best character to be, hands down -- but someone needs to explain why Ryu and Ken do not appear in the film. No live-action tiger uppercut? Really? It just might be worth $10 to see why not.
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