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December 26, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Upton remembers the place called the Institute for the Unsalvageables. He can still see the hundreds of orphaned children who each day are herded half-naked onto a urine-covered floor in a room with no heat. He sees their faces, sees their eyes calling out to him, their mouths contorted in confusion. And the smells of the place are still so strong, he says, he can almost taste them. The images Upton carries from a recent visit to a Romanian orphanage aren't confined to memory.
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July 13, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
Photographs of Romanian orphans lay scattered across a table in Alice Johnson's office. Pictures of ruddy-cheeked children contrast with those of children whose skin is sallow and whose bodies are shrunken and deformed. All of them are among "the forgotten children" of Romania, says Johnson, director of the Orange County branch of the Free Romania Foundation. And she wants them to be remembered.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Millions of fans could never get the Beatles back together, but thousands of Romanian orphans have gotten the Beatle wives together. Olivia Harrison, Barbara Bach (Starkey), Linda McCartney and Yoko Ono, along with Elton John, have teamed to create the Romanian Angel Appeal to help alleviate the hardships of countless abandoned Romanian children.
NEWS
December 26, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Upton remembers the place called the Institute for the Unsalvageables. He can still see the hundreds of orphaned children who each day are herded half-naked onto a urine-covered floor in a room with no heat. He sees their faces, sees their eyes calling out to him, their mouths contorted in confusion. And the smells of the place are still so strong, he says, he can almost taste them. The images Upton carries from a recent visit to a Romanian orphanage aren't confined to memory.
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December 28, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration is sending $750,000 in medical supplies and other assistance to Romania, the White House said Wednesday. The announcement was made after President Bush arrived in this south Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico to start a six-day fishing and hunting vacation. Speaking with reporters at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Bush said he is "just amazed and respectful of that change that has taken place" in Romania.
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December 26, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed Monday after a secret trial, state television announced, as the capital that Ceausescu long had terrorized settled into an uneasy calm. Throughout the day, Romanian television and radio broadcasts reported that Ceausescu was being held in an undisclosed location. His whereabouts had been the subject of rumor and speculation since Friday, when he fled the capital in the face of mass demonstrations. Shortly before 9 p.m.
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December 28, 1989 | Reuters
Israel, voicing support for the Romanian uprising, sent a plane packed with more than six tons of medical supplies Wednesday for people wounded in the battles to overthrow executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israel is home to 274,000 Jews of Romanian descent. Romania was the only East Bloc country not to sever relations with Israel over the 1967 Middle East War.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States is preparing shipments of medical and other relief supplies for victims of the violence in Romania but cannot deliver them until heavy fighting in the capital of Bucharest subsides, U.S. officials said Sunday. So far, $25,000 in contingency funds has been released by Ambassador Alan Green Jr. for the purchase of medical supplies on the local market, said Michael Hornblow, an official of the U.S. State Department Romania task force.
NEWS
March 3, 1989
A Swiss newspaper report suggested that Romania is secretly trying to sell off Western shipments of humanitarian food aid to get U.S. dollars. Neue Zuercher Zeitung, a Zurich newspaper, said its information came from documents received from Romania. It said they indicated that a foreign trade agency in the Romanian capital had offered North Korea, a Communist ally, a discounted shipment of rice, flour and other foods for payment in dollars.
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January 22, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Foreign ministers from the 12 European Community nations have agreed to send about $70 million in emergency food and medical aid to Romania and Poland, officials here said Sunday. After a four-hour meeting Saturday night in Dublin Castle, the foreign ministers said they will send shipments of beef, butter, olive oil, grain and medical supplies to Romania and food products to Poland. The final details of the aid packages will be worked out later this week, the officials said.
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December 10, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a 108-year-old building lacking hot water, flush toilets and a telephone, 234 young girls with shorn heads and ragged clothing spend their days embroidering napkins to sell to tourists. These are the survivors of a rigorous and deprived childhood, weathering starvation rations, heatless winters and years of neglect in Romania. The girls at Turnu Rosu are said to be mildly retarded, emotionally scarred by impersonal upbringing and a lifetime without human touch.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Millions of fans could never get the Beatles back together, but thousands of Romanian orphans have gotten the Beatle wives together. Olivia Harrison, Barbara Bach (Starkey), Linda McCartney and Yoko Ono, along with Elton John, have teamed to create the Romanian Angel Appeal to help alleviate the hardships of countless abandoned Romanian children.
NEWS
January 22, 1990 | Times Wire Services
Foreign ministers from the 12 European Community nations have agreed to send about $70 million in emergency food and medical aid to Romania and Poland, officials here said Sunday. After a four-hour meeting Saturday night in Dublin Castle, the foreign ministers said they will send shipments of beef, butter, olive oil, grain and medical supplies to Romania and food products to Poland. The final details of the aid packages will be worked out later this week, the officials said.
NEWS
December 28, 1989 | Reuters
Israel, voicing support for the Romanian uprising, sent a plane packed with more than six tons of medical supplies Wednesday for people wounded in the battles to overthrow executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israel is home to 274,000 Jews of Romanian descent. Romania was the only East Bloc country not to sever relations with Israel over the 1967 Middle East War.
NEWS
December 28, 1989 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration is sending $750,000 in medical supplies and other assistance to Romania, the White House said Wednesday. The announcement was made after President Bush arrived in this south Texas city on the Gulf of Mexico to start a six-day fishing and hunting vacation. Speaking with reporters at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Bush said he is "just amazed and respectful of that change that has taken place" in Romania.
NEWS
December 27, 1989
A Romanian immigrant organization in Los Angeles County and a Santa Barbara-based medical relief group are preparing a $250,000 aid package to be sent to Bucharest this week, an official of Direct Relief International said Tuesday. While casualties from the fighting in Romania remain unknown, reports of those requiring medical treatment are reaching into the hundreds of thousands, said Jean Hay, spokeswoman for the group.
NEWS
December 26, 1989 | From Reuters
Aid poured into Romania by road and rail Monday from relief organizations around the world, but an airlift was delayed amid conflicting reports on whether Bucharest airport is open. Fierce fighting around the airport forced flights to be diverted to other places, such as Varna in neighboring Bulgaria.
NEWS
December 27, 1989
A Romanian immigrant organization in Los Angeles County and a Santa Barbara-based medical relief group are preparing a $250,000 aid package to be sent to Bucharest this week, an official of Direct Relief International said Tuesday. While casualties from the fighting in Romania remain unknown, reports of those requiring medical treatment are reaching into the hundreds of thousands, said Jean Hay, spokeswoman for the group.
NEWS
December 26, 1989 | From Reuters
Aid poured into Romania by road and rail Monday from relief organizations around the world, but an airlift was delayed amid conflicting reports on whether Bucharest airport is open. Fierce fighting around the airport forced flights to be diverted to other places, such as Varna in neighboring Bulgaria.
NEWS
December 26, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Strong and mixed emotions dominated a small demonstration by Romanian expatriates at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday night. Joy that Nicolae Ceausescu had been deposed as dictator of their homeland combined with sorrow that apparently tens of thousands have died in the process. Hope for a new democratic government was diluted by outrage at the rumored presence of Libyan and Syrian mercenaries fighting on the side of Ceausescu's police.
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