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November 23, 1989 | Associated Press
The Bush Administration on Wednesday virtually cut off the prospects for most Polish and Hungarian refugees in Western Europe to resettle in the United States any time soon. Citing "the democratic evolution" in those nations, the State Department said it will process no new applications by Polish and Hungarian refugees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man leaving a restaurant with a carry-out order was shot in the back Wednesday night by one of two men in ski masks who--reportedly without saying anything--left him paralyzed from the waist down. The assailants who shot Boguslaw Olszak, 31, ran into an apartment complex behind Elida's Mexican Restaurant on Beach Boulevard and escaped, Sgt. Terry Branum said.
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June 16, 1987 | United Press International
Two young Polish men flew a single-engine plane apparently undetected through 240 miles of East Bloc airspace to the West on Monday and said they fled because they were dissatisfied with conditions in their homeland. The 22-year-old pilot and his passenger, 21, landed their ZLIN-142 sport plane at the U.S.
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | Associated Press
The Bush Administration on Wednesday virtually cut off the prospects for most Polish and Hungarian refugees in Western Europe to resettle in the United States any time soon. Citing "the democratic evolution" in those nations, the State Department said it will process no new applications by Polish and Hungarian refugees.
NEWS
December 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II on Thursday urged his Polish compatriots not to emigrate from Poland "because the duty of looking after the well-being of our common homeland falls on all of us." The Pope made his appeal during his traditional Christmas Eve audience in the Vatican's Consistory Hall for members of the Polish community in Italy. The audience was a prelude to the Pope's celebration of midnight Mass before thousands of worshipers in St. Peter's Basilica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man leaving a restaurant with a carry-out order was shot in the back Wednesday night by one of two men in ski masks who--reportedly without saying anything--left him paralyzed from the waist down. The assailants who shot Boguslaw Olszak, 31, ran into an apartment complex behind Elida's Mexican Restaurant on Beach Boulevard and escaped, Sgt. Terry Branum said.
NEWS
November 3, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A growing proportion of East European refugees coming to the United States will be from countries other than Poland and Hungary under a new policy based on the danger of persecution, Bush Administration officials said. Officials told a House subcommittee that the governments of Poland and Hungary are growing more liberal--so that the danger of persecution there is receding--but that is not true in Czechoslovakia and Romania.
NEWS
November 22, 1989 | Times Wire Services
President Bush signed into law a $14.6-billion foreign aid bill Tuesday night that includes the first cash in a promised three-year aid program for Poland and Hungary. The measure includes $533 million in new aid for Poland and Hungary, aid that has become politically popular because of the wave of economic and political reform sweeping Eastern Europe.
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
As concern mounted Friday over the fate of nearly 3,000 East Germans who have taken refuge in the West German Embassy in Prague, West German officials appealed to the Czechoslovak government to provide living quarters "befitting human beings" for the refugees. At the same time, Czechoslovak authorities were said to be debating whether to provide facilities outside the embassy compound for the growing number of East Germans trying to flee to the West.
NEWS
October 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev urged East Germans today to be patient for change as he helped observe 40 years of a Communist system that tens of thousands of East Germans have recently rejected by fleeing West. The Kremlin chief said he has "complete confidence" in East Germany's ability to solve its growing problems.
NEWS
November 22, 1989 | Times Wire Services
President Bush signed into law a $14.6-billion foreign aid bill Tuesday night that includes the first cash in a promised three-year aid program for Poland and Hungary. The measure includes $533 million in new aid for Poland and Hungary, aid that has become politically popular because of the wave of economic and political reform sweeping Eastern Europe.
NEWS
November 3, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A growing proportion of East European refugees coming to the United States will be from countries other than Poland and Hungary under a new policy based on the danger of persecution, Bush Administration officials said. Officials told a House subcommittee that the governments of Poland and Hungary are growing more liberal--so that the danger of persecution there is receding--but that is not true in Czechoslovakia and Romania.
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
As concern mounted Friday over the fate of nearly 3,000 East Germans who have taken refuge in the West German Embassy in Prague, West German officials appealed to the Czechoslovak government to provide living quarters "befitting human beings" for the refugees. At the same time, Czechoslovak authorities were said to be debating whether to provide facilities outside the embassy compound for the growing number of East Germans trying to flee to the West.
NEWS
December 25, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II on Thursday urged his Polish compatriots not to emigrate from Poland "because the duty of looking after the well-being of our common homeland falls on all of us." The Pope made his appeal during his traditional Christmas Eve audience in the Vatican's Consistory Hall for members of the Polish community in Italy. The audience was a prelude to the Pope's celebration of midnight Mass before thousands of worshipers in St. Peter's Basilica.
NEWS
June 16, 1987 | United Press International
Two young Polish men flew a single-engine plane apparently undetected through 240 miles of East Bloc airspace to the West on Monday and said they fled because they were dissatisfied with conditions in their homeland. The 22-year-old pilot and his passenger, 21, landed their ZLIN-142 sport plane at the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1985
A trial began in Arizona last week that should illustrate the hypocrisy of U.S. policy on refugees from Central America. Pretrial rulings by the presiding judge in the "Sanctuary case" in Tucson will make it difficult to get those issues on the record, but they must emerge eventually if justice, not political expediency, is to be served. The 11 defendants on trial for illegal-alien smuggling are not hardened criminals.
NEWS
August 27, 1986 | KAREN KENYON
Gain knowledge, my brothers; think, read! Study the culture of foreign e rs But do not forsake your own, For the one that forgets his mother is punished by God. -- Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet Inside the small frame structure of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 50 voices sing the Eastern rite Catholic Mass in their native Ukrainian. The plaintive melodies, derived from Ukrainian folk tunes, blend with incense and candlelight as Father Andrew Mykyta, 70, kneels before the altar.
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