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June 4, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To this day, the biggest source of frustration for salsa singer Hansel Enrique Martinez is that he cannot return to his native Cuba. "Every time I see beautiful images of the island on television, I get a mixture of rage and nostalgia for not being able to be there," he said last week in a telephone interview from Miami. "I left Cuba at age 7, when my family moved to Miami, and have never been back since then." Yet Martinez found a superb remedy for his acute nostalgia.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1999 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To this day, the biggest source of frustration for salsa singer Hansel Enrique Martinez is that he cannot return to his native Cuba. "Every time I see beautiful images of the island on television, I get a mixture of rage and nostalgia for not being able to be there," he said last week in a telephone interview from Miami. "I left Cuba at age 7, when my family moved to Miami, and have never been back since then." Yet Martinez found a superb remedy for his acute nostalgia.
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November 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Colombian bishop who heads the Latin American bishops conference was kidnapped in an area where leftist rebels are active, a Roman Catholic priest said. Jorge Enrique Jimenez was abducted along with Father Desiderio Orejuela on their way to perform a religious ceremony in Pacho, 40 miles north of the capital, Bogota, Father Raul Alfonso Carrillo told local radio.
NEWS
December 22, 1995 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At least eight of the 164 travelers aboard a U.S. jetliner that plunged into a Colombian mountain survived a crash and explosion that scattered human remains and airplane wreckage for miles, authorities reported Thursday. "This is a miracle, this is beautiful," said Dr. Labrero Quintero, the head of emergency medicine at the University Hospital del Valle, where the survivors were taken. "We hope that we can bring many more back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1997
Key to Election Tables * An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate. * Elected candidates and approved measures are in uppercase and in bold type. Results are not official and could be affected by absentee ballots. * Write-in candidates are not included in the tables. COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICTS Consolidated Fire Protection District 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) E--Special property tax for fire and paramedic services. Requires two-thirds vote YES: 141,561 (77.2%) No: 41,756 (22.
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December 22, 1995 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rescuers saved at least nine of the 164 holiday travelers aboard a jetliner from Miami that crashed into a Colombian mountain and exploded, scattering human remains and the wreckage of an American Airlines jet for miles, authorities reported Thursday. The Boeing 757, which hit a mountain in the southwestern part of the country, was bound to Cali from Miami. The cause of the crash is not known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether it is for basic municipal services or for schools, schools, schools, voters are being asked to open their wallets in nearly a dozen local elections around Los Angeles County on Tuesday. Eight school districts will try to muster the two-thirds majority needed for issuing bonds to make campus repairs, add technology and build classrooms--nearly $467 million's worth altogether.
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