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December 30, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three levels below the basement of the Romanian Communist Party's Central Committee building, there is a bunker built strong enough to withstand a nuclear attack. One room of its command center contains a wall of Japanese- and American-made equipment. It has now been shot to pieces, its wiring and circuitry ripped loose. This was where Nicolae Ceausescu's Praetorian Guard, the fanatical presidential protection unit of the Securitate, was prepared to make its last stand in defense of its leader.
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February 20, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Romania's provisional prime minister, Petre Roman, said Monday that some of the demonstrators who forced their way into government offices in Bucharest on Sunday and briefly held captive the country's vice premier were "suspicious persons, ex-convicts, people without jobs, loaded with money and armed with knives."
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December 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Revolutionary soldiers found a vast labyrinth of safehouses and tunnels used by police forces loyal to Nicolae Ceausescu, some with entries hidden in cemetery burial vaults and subway systems. Army officers speaking on Bucharest radio Sunday said that the sprawling maze of tunnels criss-cross the city and link two airports, Communist Party headquarters and Ceausescu's palace in downtown Bucharest.
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January 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
The first captured security men loyal to ousted President Nicolae Ceausescu went before military tribunals today, accused of resisting the popular revolt that toppled and executed the despised dictator. The first tribunal opened in the south Transylvanian city of Sibiu, ruled until Dec. 22 by Ceausescu's son Nicu. "A group of terrorists who fought against the people in the army" faced the military court, a spokesman for the revolutionary government said.
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February 20, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Romania's provisional prime minister, Petre Roman, said Monday that some of the demonstrators who forced their way into government offices in Bucharest on Sunday and briefly held captive the country's vice premier were "suspicious persons, ex-convicts, people without jobs, loaded with money and armed with knives."
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December 25, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some of Europe's worst urban warfare since World War II continued to rage in Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Sunday despite a warning by Romania's new provisional government that those opponents who fail to lay down their arms will be punished "promptly and mercilessly."
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
The first captured security men loyal to ousted President Nicolae Ceausescu went before military tribunals today, accused of resisting the popular revolt that toppled and executed the despised dictator. The first tribunal opened in the south Transylvanian city of Sibiu, ruled until Dec. 22 by Ceausescu's son Nicu. "A group of terrorists who fought against the people in the army" faced the military court, a spokesman for the revolutionary government said.
NEWS
December 29, 1989
Ion (John) Antimie, a Fullerton man reported killed in his native Romania by security forces loyal to executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, will be buried beside his mother in his homeland this weekend, his family said Thursday. Family members said they have been told that Antimie, 21, was shot eight times over the weekend near the city of Cluj and that his car was punctured with more than 400 bullet holes. Those reports, still unconfirmed by the U.S.
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December 29, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bullet-riddled body of Ion (John) Antimie, the Fullerton man killed in his native Romania by security forces loyal to executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, is to be buried beside his mother in his homeland this weekend, with a memorial service in Anaheim next week, his family said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1989 | DAVID FERRELL and JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As the final Christmas of the 1980s draws near, Arturo Hassan waits every hour for telephone facsimiles out of Panama City--frightening, sometimes contradictory reports that starkly dispel the notion of peace on Earth. The faxes are provided to him by a source he feels compelled to keep secret. They reach him several times a day at his office in Pasadena, detailing every turn in the bloody assault by U.S. troops on fugitive Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega and his forces.
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December 30, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three levels below the basement of the Romanian Communist Party's Central Committee building, there is a bunker built strong enough to withstand a nuclear attack. One room of its command center contains a wall of Japanese- and American-made equipment. It has now been shot to pieces, its wiring and circuitry ripped loose. This was where Nicolae Ceausescu's Praetorian Guard, the fanatical presidential protection unit of the Securitate, was prepared to make its last stand in defense of its leader.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some of Europe's worst urban warfare since World War II continued to rage in Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Sunday despite a warning by Romania's new provisional government that those opponents who fail to lay down their arms will be punished "promptly and mercilessly."
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
Revolutionary soldiers found a vast labyrinth of safehouses and tunnels used by police forces loyal to Nicolae Ceausescu, some with entries hidden in cemetery burial vaults and subway systems. Army officers speaking on Bucharest radio Sunday said that the sprawling maze of tunnels criss-cross the city and link two airports, Communist Party headquarters and Ceausescu's palace in downtown Bucharest.
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