October 30, 1989
OK, California, drop those barbecue aprons to half-mast and pause a moment in memory of Cliff May (Obituaries, Oct. 20). Here was a man who made practical applications of the American spirit of the times after WWII. I lived in a Cliff May-inspired house in Long Beach and, except for a Wilson's infielder's glove I used during the summers of 1958-1962, it was the most elegantly form-fitting piece of construction I have ever occupied.
May 15, 1990 |
Tens of thousands of French men and women, including President Francois Mitterrand, Roman Catholic Church leaders and political figures from the right and left, joined a massive march here Monday to demonstrate their revulsion at the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in southern France last week and a wave of other anti-Semitic incidents in recent months. Police estimated the turnout at 80,000 to 200,000. Just before demonstrators massed at the Place de la Republique for the 1.
May 12, 1990 |
Leaders of French left- and extreme right-wing political parties accused each other Friday of responsibility for the ghoulish desecration of a historic Jewish cemetery in southern France. Hundreds of Jewish leaders, anti-racism activists and families with relatives buried at the cemetery in Carpentras, near the city of Avignon, gathered Friday for ceremonies all over France to pray for understanding and condemn the graveyard vandalism.
November 7, 1989 |
In a move certain to enliven an already intense national debate over immigration and education, teachers at a public school in this industrial town north of Paris voted Monday to prevent Muslim girls from wearing head scarves to class. The girls, two sisters, 14 and 15, and a companion, 14, were turned away from class on the first day of school after a weeklong holiday. They had arrived wearing the head coverings they say are required by their faith.
June 14, 1990 |
The unexpected victory of an Islamic fundamentalist party in Algerian elections sent shock waves Wednesday throughout a political establishment in France that still has strong cultural and emotional ties to the former French colony.
May 14, 1990 |
A vandal defaced about 250 graves in two Jewish cemeteries near Haifa early Sunday, just days after the ghoulish desecration of Jewish tombs in southern France. Police questioned a 41-year-old Jewish man who had been seen loitering in the cemeteries in recent weeks, government television and radio reported. The black spray-painted graffiti appeared to be the work of a single person. Families of the dead who are buried at the Haifa cemeteries rushed to the scene to inspect the damage.