CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1989 |
In an effort to avoid federal prosecution, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his associates are involved in a well-orchestrated campaign to give the perception that he is sick and near death and thus unable to travel to New York to face arraignment. The campaign is meant to gain the sympathy of the American and Filipino publics--and not necessarily in that order.
April 15, 1988
U.S. servicemen and women are exempt from a new rule requiring foreigners entering the Philippines for long stays to show they are free of AIDS, the Philippine immigration commission said. Americans assigned to Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Naval Base were exempted when Washington assured Manila that military personnel are tested for acquired immune deficiency syndrome before being sent overseas. Some diplomats, international aid workers and non-government employees were also exempted.
March 9, 1988 |
The 18-year-old bar girl said she wanted to kill herself, so Richard Gordon, the mayor of this city outside the U.S. naval base, produced his 9-millimeter automatic, placed it in front of her and said, "OK, go ahead." The girl, one of 26 AIDS victims in Olongapo, studied the gun for a moment and then broke down. She and the mayor ended the session in a tearful embrace. But Gordon knew he had not gotten through to her. That was 30 days ago. Finally, on Tuesday morning, Gordon reached her.
November 25, 1987 |
Asia is likely to fall victim within the next five years to an AIDS epidemic as disastrous and deadly as the one that has ravaged much of Africa unless governments radically improve health standards and public-health education, an international authority on AIDS said here Tuesday. Speaking at the First International Congress on AIDS in Asia, Dr.
August 24, 1987 |
Thousands of U.S. Navy personnel recently disembarked from the battleship Missouri and its support ships at Subic Bay Naval Base north of Manila for rest and relaxation before steaming off to the Persian Gulf war zone, where underwater mines have proven to be a hazard. In doing so, the men were entering a danger zone of a different kind, one where the menace is AIDS, according to Lt. Cmdr. Thomas O'Rourke, a 34-year-old Navy physician.
May 31, 1987 |
Antonio Torino had no idea that he was signing his baby's death warrant two years ago when a friend persuaded him to open an illegal gold refinery in his basement. By the time the poison gases filled his son's tiny lungs two weeks ago, choking him and sending him into wild convulsions, Torino knew well that for months he had been balancing death with profit in his crumbling, clapboard house.