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November 18, 1999 | Greg Miller
Responding to entreaties from the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, Internet bookseller said it will no longer sell Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto "Mein Kampf" in Germany. Amazon's German Web site has never sold the German-language version of the book, which is outlawed in that country. But until now, German consumers could order English copies from Amazon's U.S. Web site.
November 7, 1990
Since being forced to give up control of the New York Yankees Aug. 20, George Steinbrenner twice has asked Commissioner Fay Vincent for permission to become involved in negotiations with free agents--and was turned down each time, Steinbrenner said Tuesday. Steinbrenner, punished by Vincent for his dealings with gambler Howard Spira, maintains that free-agent talks are not part of the ban. But Vincent ruled otherwise in September.
May 16, 2003 | Helene Elliott
Kurt Sauer is so close to the Stanley Cup, he can see it. Of course, the Mighty Ducks' impressive rookie defenseman could see it six months ago, long before the stunning playoff run that has carried them within one victory of the Western Conference championship and a berth in the Cup finals. Sauer's seat in the Ducks' locker room is a few steps away from a large, framed picture of Lord Stanley's gleaming chalice.
October 16, 1987 | From Reuters
China said today it will not allow a human rights delegation from the U.S. Congress to visit Tibet, where pro-independence demonstrations and rioting broke out in recent weeks. "Matters concerning Tibet are the internal affairs of China in which the U.S. Congress has no right to meddle," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Rep.
August 11, 1989 | JOHN CHANDLER, Times Staff Writer
NASA and Air Force officials warned Thursday that Edwards Air Force Base will be off limits to the public for Sunday morning's scheduled landing of the space shuttle Columbia, although nearby sites may provide a view of the craft to resolute fans. The nation's 30th shuttle mission is due to touch down sometime between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., although the exact time will not be announced until 24 hours earlier.
January 31, 1985
Nonpartisan posts have, by law and tradition, been off limits to political parties in California. That should include judicial offices, too. It did, until last month when a California Supreme Court opinion held that although state law does prohibit political parties from making endorsements in local races, it is silent on judicial elections. And so the court held that political parties may endorse candidates in judicial elections.
June 12, 1998
Even Superman had a phone booth to change in, but no dressing rooms were available for the four City teams Thursday at Dodger Stadium. While eight Southern Section teams enjoyed the use of two locker rooms on Saturday in four section title games, those rooms were off-limits to their City counterparts.
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