October 16, 1991 |
As difficult as the recruiting process can be for college coaches, there are rare occasions when all it takes to find a high-caliber athlete is a Sunday walk in the park. Marwan Ass'ad, Cal State Northridge's soccer coach, found Matador players Belete Bekele and Teferi Michael precisely that way. Ass'ad received a phone call from Michael--who had heard of the Matador coach through the soccer grapevine--last spring inviting him to watch a pickup game at a park.
April 12, 1986 |
Refugees and victims of drought in Sudan, Tunisia and Honduras will get nearly $10 million worth of emergency food, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday. The organization said the aid would go to refugees from Ethiopia and Chad living in Sudan, victims of drought in Tunisia, and refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua living in Honduras. The money is to be provided from the resources of the World Food Program.
January 25, 1987
Ten members of a French medical team, including six women, were kidnaped by armed men at the Tug Wajale refugee camp in northern Somalia near the Ethiopian border, according to Francis Chardon, director of the medical relief organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The identity of the kidnapers was not clear, Chardon added, but they reportedly told witnesses that no harm would come to the captives and that the operation was carried out for publicity.
January 26, 1991 |
Nearly 100,000 refugees have fled war-torn Somalia into neighboring countries in the past month, as fighting in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has reduced the city to chaos, officials said Friday. Most of the refugees have fled north and west to Ethiopia, where an Interior Ministry spokesman said 84,000 refugees had arrived in four weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1993 |
Studio City businessman Stanley Hirsh has been elected chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners. Hirsh, owner of the Cooper building in downtown L.A., was at one time a key supporter of Mayor Tom Bradley. His philanthropic efforts have included fund raising for the United Jewish Fund, and Jewish refugees from Ethiopia.
June 19, 1991 |
Cable News Network is airing what it is billing as an "unprecedented weeklong series of reports" on a fast-spreading famine that is putting 30 million Africans at risk of malnutrition or death. "Famine in Africa" will culminate with an hourlong special airing Friday at 7 a.m. and again at 7 p.m., reported by Richard Blystone, Christiane Amanpour and Gary Strieker. For the balance of the week, CNN will broadcast live at 5, 7 and 9 a.m.
March 6, 1985 |
Thousands of refugees from Ethiopia's civil war, jamming the narrow paths of a Sudanese famine relief camp for a visit by Vice President George Bush, appealed Tuesday for American aid in feeding up to 3 million starving people still living in that nation's embattled northern provinces. The plea came in a letter given to Bush as he toured Wad Sheriffe, a sprawling maze of thatch huts near Kassala that houses 66,000 of the 600,000 Ethiopians who have fled to Sudan.
August 20, 1989 |
Rep. Mickey Leland was eulogized Saturday as a martyr for the cause of world hunger, and mourners were urged to honor his memory by carrying on his work. "Mickey is gone, but his values and his work will live after him in our memory and in our commitment," House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.) said at a funeral Mass at St. Anne's Catholic Church.
March 5, 1985 |
Vice President George Bush, opening a 3,000-mile trip to publicize the growing famine in northern Africa, arrived in this cool, dusty capital Monday night to a scene that seemed to belie the stories of hunger and drought. Sudanese officials say their country's level of hunger could rise to Ethiopian proportions by autumn. But few signs of famine were visible along the bumpy road from Khartoum airport, where Bush got a colorful military welcome from Sudanese officials shortly after sundown.
April 8, 1985 |
Where is the money going? L. Joe Bass, the controversial leader of the embattled International Christian Aid organization, which has been raising more than $30 million annually, says that most of it--60% or better--is going to relief and other humanitarian operations overseas. But critics--among them the Council of Better Business Bureaus and former employees who say they were in a position to judge--contend that figure is no more than 41%, perhaps lower.