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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Left with scant options after a judge ruled against the county earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors voted grudgingly Tuesday to place a referendum on the public hospital's proposed new outpatient wing on the March ballot. Unless the county can mount a successful appeal in court, voters will decide March 26 whether Ventura County Medical Center can build a $51-million wing using bond-like certificates.
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WORLD
July 8, 2005 | From Reuters
Brazil's Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a plan for a nationwide Oct. 23 referendum on whether to ban the sale of firearms. Brazil has the world's second-highest gun-related death rate. On June 27, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO, released a report on deaths from firearms in Brazil, calling the 462% increase from 1979 to 2003 "infernal."
SPORTS
October 20, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now what? Having failed Wednesday in its second attempt this year to pass a referendum increasing student fees allocated to Cal State Northridge sports programs, the school's athletic department was left to mull its future. Included on the list of worst-case options is a major retooling of the athletic program, including a drop from NCAA Division I to Division II. Northridge students, participating in a two-day election by touch-tone telephone, voted 2,315 to 2,116 against the referendum.
NEWS
March 8, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the results of the April general election are in, a new majority is emerging on the Burbank City Council whose members state they will order a referendum on the controversial issue of airport expansion. The anti-expansion bloc not only intends to ensure that the public will be heard, but is determined to see plans for a larger Burbank Airport scaled back, according to interviews following last week's primary election.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Peasants Party said Friday that it supports the decision of the National Salvation Front, Romania's provisional government, to abandon plans for a referendum on the death penalty and on outlawing the Communist Party. The Peasants Party has emerged as the leading political group in the country since the revolution that ousted the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu last month. Its support could help rally public opinion behind the front, which has flip-flopped on the two issues.
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cautiously encouraged by signs of a break in the Lithuanian impasse, the Bush Administration appeared Wednesday to endorse the Soviet call for a referendum among Lithuanians to decide whether the Baltic state should become independent of the Soviet Union. Secretary of State James A. Baker III also seemed upbeat about the prospects for setting specific dates for the next U.S.-Soviet summit, despite the Lithuanian crisis.
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted by thousands of angry protesters who had come together for a day of national mourning, interim President Ion Iliescu declared Friday that the Communist Party of Romania has been outlawed. Speaking from a balcony at the Foreign Ministry in Bucharest, where the new government makes its headquarters, Iliescu said, "The Romanian Communist Party is outlawed, considering that it is against the national spirit and our ancestors' law." "Down with communism! Down with Communists!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2003 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Buena Park voters will have the final say over whether "safe and sane fireworks" can be sold within city limits following a petition drive by opponents of the proposed ban that forced the City Council to put the issue on the ballot. The council voted 3 to 2 this year to ban fireworks in the interest of safety.
WORLD
March 21, 2004 | From Reuters
Several thousand opponents of President Hugo Chavez marched in Caracas, the capital, Saturday to protest what they condemned as political persecution and to demand a referendum on the leftist leader's rule. Chanting "Liberty!" and waving national flags, the protesters assailed what they called the illegal detention of opposition supporters during pro-referendum demonstrations in late February and early this month that ended in violence.
SPORTS
August 11, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge's student senate on Tuesday voted 14-0 to place a referendum on the ballot in the October campus elections, asking students to help finance new athletic facilities and a recreation center. The referendum calls for a fee increase of $27 per student in 2000 and 2001, and $36 in 2002, with the money going toward the construction of a recreation center, an 8,000-seat multipurpose stadium and a 3,000-seat baseball stadium.
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