March 16, 2002 |
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, staggering under the weight of a national sex scandal, published a stunning editorial in its official newspaper Friday that questioned whether priests should remain celibate. Late Friday, Boston's archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Law, issued a statement contending the editorial was not intended to question the church's position on celibacy.
December 11, 1987 |
Severe drought has paralyzed Nicaragua's grain production, causing losses worth more than $100 million, the official newspaper Barricada said Thursday.
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April 27, 1986 |
The chief of one of the Soviet Union's top sports organizations has been fired for being drunk at work, an official newspaper reported Saturday. In a brief report, Sovietsky Sport said G. Khromov had been fired as president of the Zenith sports association for "appearing at the working place in an intoxicated state." Zenith, made up of sports clubs attached to the defense industry, is one of the major national bodies run by official trade unions to provide facilities and supervise sports.
September 13, 1987 |
Chinese women university graduates are being fired from their officially assigned jobs because of increasing sex discrimination, an official newspaper said on Friday. Most of a group of 50 fresh graduates sent back to Peking's People's University by dissatisfied employers this summer were women, the Guangming Daily said. Companies gave reasons such as a lack of women's accommodation for the dismissals of highly qualified female economists and lawyers, the newspaper said.
September 24, 1990 |
Cuba, blaming shortages in Soviet supplies of newsprint and paper pulp, said today that it is sharply cutting back its national state-run press by turning two dailies into weeklies and suspending an armed forces newspaper. The main official newspaper Granma, representing the views of the ruling Cuban Communist Party, will remain as the only national daily from Monday to Friday with a limited Saturday edition for Havana alone.
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December 8, 2001 |
Barbara Wiedner, a California grandmother who warily joined a demonstration against nuclear weapons in 1981 and wound up leading an international peace group fueled by maternal grit and love, has died. The founder of Grandmothers for Peace International, Wiedner died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at home in Elk Grove, a Sacramento suburb. She was 72.