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November 8, 1989 | Associated Press
The red star atop Hungary's Parliament building will be replaced next year by a weather vane, which adorned the structure before the Communist takeover. The government decided this year to remove the red star--the symbol of Communist dominance--from all public buildings as part of Hungary's democratic reforms.
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TRAVEL
January 19, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
Regarding "Next Stop Was America," by Jane Lavere, Jan. 12: The Red Star Museum asked for stories. Here's one I sent. We'll visit the museum later this year. My maternal grandparents, Itzig (Jacob) and Blima Dora Rebecca Haimotiz Pinkowitz, traveled from their village in Romania to Philadelphia via the Red Star Line at the turn of the 20th century. Their leaving was probably due to fear of anti-Semitism and a search for a better life. My grandfather and his eldest daughter crossed the Atlantic on the Red Star Line ship Switzerland, leaving Antwerp, Belgium, on Aug. 1, 1900, and arriving in Philadelphia.
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NEWS
March 26, 1990 | Reuters
The winds of change sweeping Eastern Europe have finally reached the world's smallest republic, whose Communists--1,100 of them--are preparing to change the name and politics of their party. The Communist Party of the Republic of San Marino, believed to be the world's smallest legally recognized Marxist grouping, will discard its name and its red star, hammer and sickle logo at a party congress next month.
TRAVEL
January 12, 2014 | Jane Levere
One became a prime minister. Another a songwriter whose compositions included "White Christmas. " And a third became an Angeleno who married, raised a family and became a social worker. All extraordinary in their own ways, all on an extraordinary journey poignantly recounted at the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp. The emigration experiences of Golda Meir, Israel's first female prime minister; Irving Berlin, whose song Bing Crosby famously crooned; and Bessie Cohen, who moved to East Los Angeles in 1937, are among those of the 2 million immigrants who came to the United States from Europe from 1878 to 1934 on ships operated by the Antwerp-based Red Star Line.
NEWS
April 5, 2000 | JIM MANN, Jim Mann's column appears in this space every Wednesday
Once, a long time ago, the Chinese Communist Party was made famous as the "Red Star Over China." Now it's become little more than a black cloud. On Tuesday, Lois Wheeler Snow, the widow of American writer Edgar Snow, issued the stunning, poignant declaration that she may no longer be able to leave her husband's ashes on the campus of Beijing University, where they were placed after his death in 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
The red star, symbol of Communist rule in the Soviet Bloc for four decades, will be removed from all public buildings in Hungary to reflect the country's move to a multiparty democracy. Government spokesman Zsolt Bajnok told reporters Friday that the time had come to replace the red star with the Hungarian coat of arms. "In previous decades, the symbols of the working class movement were widely used, but now state symbols will take their place on public buildings," he said.
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | Reuters
The red star that has perched on the roof of the Hungarian Parliament building for four decades will be winched down over the weekend as the country prepares for its first free elections since the Communist takeover in the 1940s. Ten feet across and weighing 1.6 tons, the red steel star on top of the building's dome will be replaced, weather permitting, by a copy of the weather vane that adorned the neo-Gothic building in pre-Communist times.
NEWS
June 5, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Red Star, the newspaper of the Soviet armed forces, said Thursday that a young West German's flight into Moscow has underscored shortcomings in the Defense Ministry, but at the same time the Foreign Ministry showed an uncommonly lighthearted attitude toward the incident.
SPORTS
December 28, 1991 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that Russia's illegitimate America's Cup syndicate took delivery on its boat in San Diego, officials for the event's governing body put the legitimate syndicate on notice. The message: Time is running out, we need an update, and again, we advocate a merger of both syndicates. In a letter faxed Friday to Oleg Larionov, president of Ocean Racing Club Leningrad (now St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1987 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Seemingly poised for battle, five Soviet-designed MIG-15 fighter jets sit in a hangar at Chino Airport. The red star of the Korean War-era Soviet Volunteer Corps is emblazoned on the tail, wings and fuselage. Goessling starts his capitalistic sales pitch. They are clean, sleek and scramble through the air near the speed of sound, Goessling says. In "mint condition," these jets can be had for a mere $150,000 each, or best offer. But there is a hitch.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The new action spy thriller "Red 2" starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren opens at a Costco. The only action at the moment is a shopping cart with a bum wheel. A heated discussion about backyard grills and power sprays is underway. Until a box, a bomb and an old spy on Aisle 3 threaten to upset this banal scene. It's official, the retired and extremely dangerous - a.k.a. RED - crew of aging international spies is back for another round of AARP-style havoc.
WORLD
April 8, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
As education secretary in the 1970s, Margaret Thatcher said she did not think a woman would become British prime minister in her lifetime. She would occupy the job for nearly a dozen years, moving into 10 Downing St. in 1979. Thatcher died Monday at the age of 87. Here are memorable quotes from her political career: “I stand before you tonight in my Red Star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the 'Iron Lady' of the Western world.
SCIENCE
April 4, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Einstein was right about relativity, again. NASA's Kepler space telescope has beamed back the latest evidence that light can be bent by gravity, an element of the theory of general relativity. It's not that astrophysicists expect observations to contradict Albert. But the findings represent the first time the phenomenon has been detected in a binary star system, according to NASA. In this case, a dead star, known as a white dwarf, bent the light from its partner, a small “red dwarf.”  The density of the much smaller white dwarf is far greater than that of its partner.
SPORTS
December 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Ryan Freel, a former Cincinnati Reds player, was found dead Saturday of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Freel, 36, retired after the 2009 season after a series of concussions and other injuries. He spent six of his eight seasons with the Reds and finished with a career .268 average and 143 stolen bases. “RIP Ryan Freel!! Great teammate, great guy,n loved his family!” former Cincinnati Reds player Sean Casey tweeted.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
A remake of the 1984 film of the same name, the new "Red Dawn" arrives in theaters following years of delays involving bankruptcy and a switch of the film's central villains from the Chinese to North Koreans. If the original, with its premise of American teenagers fighting off a Russian invasion, was something like "The Outsiders Fight Back" steeped in last-gasp Cold War anxiety, this update never finds an equivalent relevance or hook, failing to connect fully with our here and now. While a foreign regime exerting its emergent power over America certainly has a familiar ring to it, if anything, this new "Red Dawn" is a movie in search of its moment.
SCIENCE
December 1, 2010 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Here's a finding that may make some stargazers do a double-take through their telescopes: There may be three times as many stars in the universe as we thought. Fixing this astronomical miscalculation may force some researchers to reconsider what far-off galaxies really look like and how the stars within them came to be. "It has terrifying implications for a lot of the astronomy we do," said Caltech astronomer Richard Ellis, who was not involved in the work. Previous star counts relied on the assumption that the larger universe looks much like our galaxy.
SPORTS
June 5, 1992 | Associated Press
Faced with a worldwide sports ban, Yugoslavia's champion soccer team, Red Star Belgrade, is selling its best players to survive. United Nations sanctions, imposed last Saturday on the new, Serbian-dominated Yugoslavia, ban the country's athletes from international competition. The sports ban is part of a broad package of economic and diplomatic sanctions approved by the U.N.
SPORTS
January 17, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
The war between the two Russian syndicates apparently will be resolved by noon Sunday--the extended deadline for having an America's Cup boat ready to be measured--and it doesn't look good for either side. Tom Griffin, the Baltimore clothing manufacturer who has backed Red Star '92 financially, said Thursday, "I have waved the white flag."
SPORTS
November 24, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Steve Yzerman has the best and worst job in sports. Yzerman, executive director of the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team for the Vancouver Games, is blessed with the deepest talent pool but faces enormous pressure to win a medal in the sport that's a national obsession. Yzerman spent most of last week in California scouting the Ducks, Kings and San Jose Sharks against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, picking up nuances he can't get on TV. "I think it helps to go out and see everybody live, see what they're doing, see what situations they're playing in," he said.
NEWS
October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Sun Fengqing is not getting married in a white dress, or even a traditional cheongsam. She's going to wear a green military outfit with a Red Star on her hat and a Mao Tse-tung badge -- the uniform of the young Red Guard from China's Cultural Revolution. The choice of outfit shows how, 60 years after the founding of the People's Republic of China, revolutionary images have taken on different meaning for the nation's young generation. "It's just different from other wedding pictures," said Sun, a 24-year-old advertisement company worker, who is marrying 26-year-old dancer Xu Shuo.
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