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January 14, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a bright sun streaming in on the warm breakfast room, slicing though dark clouds outside, talk of cruelty and torture and revolution seemed far removed. The three Romanian athletes were laughing at their ability to laugh, to find humor and hope in their experiences during their country's violent 11-day revolution that ended a day after Christmas.
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December 27, 1990 | From Reuters
A second attempt in nine months by Romania's former King Michael to visit his native land ended in frustration Wednesday when he was expelled after 12 hours. "It was totally unnecessary," said the 69-year-old former monarch as he arrived here. Asked if his presence worried Romanian authorities, the ex-monarch said: "They don't seem to be very settled. They seem to be frightened about everything."
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January 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet border guards have begun tearing down the barbed wire barricades along the tightly controlled Romanian border, a KGB official said. The official Tass news agency quoted Georgy Lavranchuk, head of the KGB in the Soviet republic of Moldavia that borders Romania, as saying Wednesday that about 30 miles of barbed wire had been removed. Soviet and Romanian officials also are moving to eliminate the border passes that previously were required, Tass said.
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April 13, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Romanian government Thursday blocked the country's former monarch, King Michael, from returning to the country on what his friends and family described as a "private visit." The ruling Council of National Unity described the timing of the proposed visit, less than six weeks before national elections, as "inopportune," and said the former king would be welcome to visit after the elections, set for May 20.
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December 20, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration denounced Romania as the last police state in Eastern Europe and vowed Tuesday to try to find a way to punish the regime for its bloody repression of anti-government demonstrators as reports of violence mounted. The Yugoslav news agency Tanjug cited reports, which it conceded were unconfirmed, that the death toll may have reached 2,000 in weekend clashes in western Romania near the Hungarian border.
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November 18, 1989 | From Time Wire Services
Romania has sealed its border with reformist Hungary, Budapest Radio reported Friday night. "Information received so far confirms that nowhere along the Hungarian-Romanian border can the frontier be crossed," the radio said. The development highlighted Romania's increasing isolation within Eastern Europe, swept by reformist winds that hard-line Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu is resisting.
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December 27, 1990 | From Reuters
A second attempt in nine months by Romania's former King Michael to visit his native land ended in frustration Wednesday when he was expelled after 12 hours. "It was totally unnecessary," said the 69-year-old former monarch as he arrived here. Asked if his presence worried Romanian authorities, the ex-monarch said: "They don't seem to be very settled. They seem to be frightened about everything."
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January 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Captured members of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's feared security police went on trial before military courts Monday, charged with trying to crush the uprising that ended his 24-year reign last month. The first such "terrorist"--as the new Romanian government calls them--to be convicted was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to nine years in prison, state radio reported. The defendant, identified as police Maj.
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January 8, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every night before bedtime, Jessica, 4, kneels before one of the Orthodox faith icons in a large, dimly lit apartment and recites "My Angel," the Romanian prayer she has learned by heart: My Angel be good to me and protect me all the time. For I am weak and you are strong. Dear God, help all the children of the world. And help me go as soon as possible to my mother and father. Jessica's adoptive mother and father, Ilona and Thomas Scott, live thousands of miles away in Camarillo, Calif.
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April 13, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Romanian government Thursday blocked the country's former monarch, King Michael, from returning to the country on what his friends and family described as a "private visit." The ruling Council of National Unity described the timing of the proposed visit, less than six weeks before national elections, as "inopportune," and said the former king would be welcome to visit after the elections, set for May 20.
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January 14, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a bright sun streaming in on the warm breakfast room, slicing though dark clouds outside, talk of cruelty and torture and revolution seemed far removed. The three Romanian athletes were laughing at their ability to laugh, to find humor and hope in their experiences during their country's violent 11-day revolution that ended a day after Christmas.
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January 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet border guards have begun tearing down the barbed wire barricades along the tightly controlled Romanian border, a KGB official said. The official Tass news agency quoted Georgy Lavranchuk, head of the KGB in the Soviet republic of Moldavia that borders Romania, as saying Wednesday that about 30 miles of barbed wire had been removed. Soviet and Romanian officials also are moving to eliminate the border passes that previously were required, Tass said.
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January 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Captured members of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's feared security police went on trial before military courts Monday, charged with trying to crush the uprising that ended his 24-year reign last month. The first such "terrorist"--as the new Romanian government calls them--to be convicted was found guilty of attempted murder and sentenced to nine years in prison, state radio reported. The defendant, identified as police Maj.
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every night before bedtime, Jessica, 4, kneels before one of the Orthodox faith icons in a large, dimly lit apartment and recites "My Angel," the Romanian prayer she has learned by heart: My Angel be good to me and protect me all the time. For I am weak and you are strong. Dear God, help all the children of the world. And help me go as soon as possible to my mother and father. Jessica's adoptive mother and father, Ilona and Thomas Scott, live thousands of miles away in Camarillo, Calif.
NEWS
December 20, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration denounced Romania as the last police state in Eastern Europe and vowed Tuesday to try to find a way to punish the regime for its bloody repression of anti-government demonstrators as reports of violence mounted. The Yugoslav news agency Tanjug cited reports, which it conceded were unconfirmed, that the death toll may have reached 2,000 in weekend clashes in western Romania near the Hungarian border.
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November 18, 1989 | From Time Wire Services
Romania has sealed its border with reformist Hungary, Budapest Radio reported Friday night. "Information received so far confirms that nowhere along the Hungarian-Romanian border can the frontier be crossed," the radio said. The development highlighted Romania's increasing isolation within Eastern Europe, swept by reformist winds that hard-line Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu is resisting.
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